Snowfall Summary From Saturday and Saturday Night

Accumulating snow began across the region during Saturday afternoon on January 14th, 2012, spreading east to the West Virginia border by the early evening hours. A quick moving upper level disturbance brought about a 3 to 5 hour period of light to briefly moderate to heavy snow during the afternoon and evening, especially to locations between the Hal Rogers Parkway and the Mountain Parkway southeast to extreme eastern Kentucky in Pike County. The snow tapered of to light snow showers and flurries around midnight early on Sunday morning. Generally a dusting to an inch snow fell north of the Mountain Parkway and south of the Hal Rogers Parkway. In between, 1 to 2 inches of snow fell on average with a stripe of 2 to 3 inches, with locally higher amounts falling from Estill County southeast to Pike County. The highest reported storm total snowfall was reported in Lee, Knott, and Pike Counties. Below you will find an image of storm total snowfall from this event, and below the image is a table containing the snowfall reports received.

Image of Storm total snowfall from 7 AM Saturday January 14th through 7 Am Sunday January 15th. Snowfall totals in tabular form are below.

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON KY
245 AM EST MON JAN 16 2012

...SNOWFALL TOTALS ACROSS EAST KENTUCKY FROM SATURDAY JAN 14TH
THROUGH EARLY ON JAN 15TH...

THE TOTALS BELOW ARE SEPARATED BY AMOUNT AND ARE NOT NECESSARILY
THE FINAL AMOUNT FOR EACH LOCATION.

***********************SNOWFALL REPORTS***********************

 INCHES  LOCATION                 ST  COUNTY           TIME
 ------  -----------------------  --  --------------   -------
  4.00   ELKHORN CITY             KY  PIKE             0900 AM
  3.50   SHELBY GAP               KY  PIKE             0105 AM
  3.10   2 NW BEATTYVILLE         KY  LEE              0845 PM
  3.00   4 N BEATTYVILLE          KY  LEE              0800 AM
  3.00   PIPPA PASSES             KY  KNOTT            0700 AM
  3.00   HINDMAN                  KY  KNOTT            1133 PM
  3.00   2 W MOUTHCARD            KY  PIKE             1130 PM
  3.00   4 SSE SHELBIANA          KY  PIKE             1115 PM
  3.00   JONANCY                  KY  PIKE             0936 PM
  2.50   VIRGIE                   KY  PIKE             1225 AM
  2.50   MARY                     KY  WOLFE            0945 PM
  2.50   2 W MOUTHCARD            KY  PIKE             0940 PM
  2.40   5 ENE JACKSON            KY  BREATHITT        0655 AM
  2.40   2 NW JACKSON             KY  BREATHITT        1015 PM
  2.30   1 NE JACKSON             KY  BREATHITT        0700 AM
  2.00   PIKEVILLE                KY  PIKE             0800 AM
  2.00   2 W STANTON              KY  POWELL           0800 AM
  2.00   CRESSY                   KY  ESTILL           0800 AM
  2.00   2 SE WHITESBURG          KY  LETCHER          0800 AM
  2.00   PRESTONSBURG             KY  FLOYD            0736 AM
  2.00   BUCKHORN LAKE S.P.       KY  PERRY            0700 AM
  2.00   STANTON                  KY  POWELL           0700 AM
  2.00   3 NE GUAGE               KY  BREATHITT        1030 PM
  2.00   2 SSE NED                KY  PERRY            1000 PM
  2.00   VIRGIE                   KY  PIKE             0900 PM
  2.00   2 NW BEATTYVILLE         KY  LEE              0815 PM
  2.00   2 NW JACKSON             KY  BREATHITT        0725 PM
  1.90   STANTON                  KY  POWELL           0845 PM
  1.50   2 ESE TALBERT            KY  BREATHITT        1030 PM
  1.50   2 ESE TALBERT            KY  BREATHITT        0925 PM
  1.50   5 ENE JACKSON            KY  BREATHITT        0658 PM
  1.10   BEATTYVILLE              KY  LEE              0750 PM
  1.00   ONEIDA                   KY  CLAY             0900 AM
  1.00   NNW INEZ                 KY  MARTIN           0900 AM
  1.00   CARR CREEK               KY  KNOTT            0845 AM
  1.00   MOUNT VERNON             KY  ROCKCASTLE       0800 AM
  1.00   WHITESBURG               KY  LETCHER          0800 AM
  1.00   WELLINGTON               KY  MENIFEE          0800 AM
  1.00   12 SW BOONEVILLE         KY  JACKSON          0800 AM
  1.00   3 WSW PRESTONSBURG       KY  FLOYD            0800 AM
  1.00   SKYLINE                  KY  LETCHER          0700 AM
  1.00   HAZARD                   KY  PERRY            0700 AM
  1.00   ROGERS                   KY  WOLFE            0600 AM
  1.00   TURKEY CREEK             KY  PIKE             1145 PM
  1.00   ISOM                     KY  LETCHER          1014 PM
  1.00   4 WSW PRESTONSBURG       KY  FLOYD            0940 PM
  1.00   THORNTON                 KY  LETCHER          0900 PM
  1.00   MARY                     KY  WOLFE            0637 PM
  0.50   HAZARD                   KY  PERRY            1240 AM
  0.50   THELMA                   KY  JOHNSON          1100 PM
  0.40   2 N SOMERSET             KY  PULASKI          0700 AM
  0.40   BETHANY                  KY  WOLFE            0700 AM
  0.40   3 NW WEST LIBERTY        KY  MORGAN           0600 AM
  0.20   BUNCH                    KY  LAUREL           0845 AM
  0.20   5 N MOUNT STERLING       KY  MONTGOMERY       0700 AM
  0.10   6 NE MOREHEAD            KY  ROWAN            0700 AM

 

 

 

 



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