A strong weather system pushed through the Ohio Valley late Friday night and early Saturday morning. Cold air was in place across southern Indiana and portions of north-central Kentucky where a significant amount of snow fell. Snow fell at rates of 1-2 inches per hour in some locations and the most significant snowfall accumulations were generally north of the Interstate 64 corridor in southern Indiana and northern Kentucky. Below is a snowfall accumulation map based on reports from our cooperative observers, airport observations, the local media, and the public. Please note that this an interpolated map of accumulations and amounts in counties may vary over a short distance. We sincerely thank our cooperative observers, our media partners, and the general public for your timely snowfall reports.
Once skies cleared across the entire region Sunday, high-resolution visible satellite imagery (below) indicated the location of the snowpack as well.
Below are a few snapshots from the NWS Louisville office taken Saturday morning (12/29/12).
Michael Sparks, out of Frankfort, provided several photos from a snow camera he has set up. It showed the snow as it accumulated overnight. Click on the image below to access an animation (.mp4) of these photos over roughly 6 hours.
The next photo came from Mercer County, Kentucky, thanks to Danny Wheatley.
The next two photos came from Michael Palmer out of Cynthiana, KY, on Millersburg Pike.
The next image was sent in by Christian Mcclellan, of Bedford, Kentucky:
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