• The first snowfall event began during the late night hours of Feb. 17th and ended on Feb. 18th. Numerous traffic problems were reported, including temporary closures of small sections of Interstate 24 and U.S. Highway 60 due to accidents.
  • The second event occurred during the afternoon and evening of  February 19th. Additional traffic problems were reported.
  • Low temperatures on the 19th were 5 degrees at Evansville, Carbondale, and Cape Girardeau, 6 at Paducah, and 7 at Poplar Bluff.  These were the coldest temperatures of the winter season at some places.
...SNOWFALL SUMMARY FOR THE FEBRUARY 18TH WINTER WEATHER EVENT...
THE FOLLOWING IS A LIST SNOWFALL TOTALS FROM ACROSS THE REGION.
THE SNOWFALL REPORTS LISTED BY COUNTY REPRESENT AVERAGE SNOW DEPTH ESTIMATED
BY LAW ENFORCEMENT IN THOSE COUNTIES.
SNOWFALL TOTALS LISTED BY CITY ARE BASED ON INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM SKYWARN SPOTTERS
...COOPERATIVE OBSERVERS AND OTHER SOURCES.
DUE TO THE NATURE AND TEXTURE OF THE SNOW...SOME DRIFTS UP TO A FOOT WERE NOTED
IN SOUTHEAST MISSOURI AND WESTERN KENTUCKY.
SOUTHEAST MISSOURI    /SNOW DEPTHS IN INCHES/
BOLLINGER COUNTY 1.5
BUTLER COUNTY 3.0-4.0
CAPE GIRARDEAU COUNTY 1.5
CAPE GIRARDEAU 2.3-3.5
CARTER COUNTY 2.0-3.0
MISSISSIPPI COUNTY 1.0-2.0
NEW MADRID COUNTY 3.0-4.0
PERRY COUNTY 1.0
RIPLEY COUNTY 3.0-6.0
SCOTT COUNTY 1.0 WITH 0.25 INCH OF ICE
ORAN 3.0
STODDARD COUNTY 3.0
BLOOMFIELD 1.0
WAYNE COUNTY 3.0
PIEDMONT 1.5
SOUTHWEST INDIANA...
GIBSON COUNTY 1.0
PIKE COUNTY 1.0
POSEY COUNTY 0.25
SPENCER COUNTY 2.0
VANDERBURGH COUNTY 0.75
EVANSVILLE /NORTH/ 0.50
WARRICK COUNTY 0.50
NEWBURGH 1.0
WESTERN KENTUCKY...
BALLARD COUNTY 2.0
KEVIL 2.5
CALDWELL COUNTY 2.0
CALLOWAY COUNTY 1.5-2.0
CARLISLE COUNTY 3.5
CHRISTIAN COUNTY 1.5-2.0
CRITTENDEN COUNTY 1.0
DAVIESS COUNTY 0.50
OWENSBORO 0.70
FULTON COUNTY 2.0
GRAVES COUNTY 2.0-3.0
HENDERSON COUNTY 2.0
HENDERSON 2.0
HICKMAN COUNTY 4.0
HOPKINS COUNTY 1.5-2.0
DAWSON SPRINGS 3.0
MORTONS GAP 2.0
LIVINGSTON COUNTY 3.0
LYON COUNTY 3.0
MARSHALL COUNTY 3.0
MCCRACKEN COUNTY 3.0
WEST PADUCAH - NWS 4.6
REIDLAND 4.0
MCLEAN COUNTY 1.5
MUHLENBERG COUNTY 0.5
BELTON 2.0
TODD COUNTY 2.0
TRIGG COUNTY 2.0
UNION COUNTY 2.0
WEBSTER COUNTY 1.5-2.0
SOUTHERN ILLINOIS...
ALEXANDER COUNTY 2.5-3.0
EDWARDS COUNTY 1.0-1.5
GRAYVILLE 2.0
FRANKLIN COUNTY 2.0
BENTON 2.0
GALLATIN COUNTY 1.2
SHAWNEETOWN 1.0
HAMILTON COUNTY 2.0
HARDIN COUNTY 2.0
JACKSON COUNTY 1.5
JEFFERSON COUNTY 0.5-1.0
JOHNSON COUNTY 1.0-1.5
MASSAC COUNTY 2.0
PERRY COUNTY 1.0
POPE COUNTY 2.0
PULASKI COUNTY 2.0-2.5
SALINE COUNTY 2.0
UNION COUNTY 2.0
WABASH COUNTY 1.0
MOUNT CARMEL 2.0
WAYNE COUNTY 1.0
WHITE COUNTY 1.3
WILLIAMSON COUNTY 1.5
$$
KH/SMITTY/SMITH
...SNOWFALL SUMMARY FOR THE FEBRUARY 19TH AND EARLY 20TH WINTER WEATHER
EVENT...
THE FOLLOWING IS A LIST SNOWFALL TOTALS FROM ACROSS THE REGION.THE SNOWFALL REPORTS LISTED BY COUNTY REPRESENT AVERAGE SNOW DEPTHESTIMATED BY LAW ENFORCEMENT...SKYWARN SPOTTERS AND COOPERATIVEOBSERVERS IN THOSE COUNTIES.
SOUTHEAST MISSOURI       SNOW DEPTHS IN INCHES


BOLLINGER COUNTY 1.0-2.0
BUTLER COUNTY 1.0" (SOME SLEET)
CAPE GIRARDEAU COUNTY 1.5-2.0
CARTER COUNTY 1.5-2.0
MISSISSIPPI COUNTY 1.0-2.0
NEW MADRID COUNTY 1.0-2.0
PERRY COUNTY TRACE
RIPLEY COUNTY 1.0 (SOME SLEET)
SCOTT COUNTY 2.0
STODDARD COUNTY 0.25(MOSTLY SLEET)
WESTERN KENTUCKY...

BALLARD COUNTY 1.0-2.0
CALDWELL COUNTY 2.0
CALLOWAY COUNTY 1.5-2.0
CARLISLE COUNTY 3.0
CHRISTIAN COUNTY 2.0
CRITTENDEN COUNTY 0.5
FULTON COUNTY 0.25 (SOME SLEET)
GRAVES COUNTY 3.0 NORTH/ 0.25 SOUTH (SOME SLEET)
HICKMAN COUNTY 0.25 (SOME SLEET)
HOPKINS COUNTY 1.0-2.0
LIVINGSTON COUNTY 3.0
LYON COUNTY 2.5-3.0
MARSHALL COUNTY 3.0
MCCRACKEN COUNTY 2.0-3.0
MCLEAN COUNTY 0.25-1.0
MUHLENBERG COUNTY 2.0-3.0
TODD COUNTY 1.0 (SOME SLEET)
TRIGG COUNTY 2.0
WEBSTER COUNTY 0.25
SOUTHERN ILLINOIS...

ALEXANDER COUNTY 1.5-2.0
HARDIN COUNTY 2.0
JOHNSON COUNTY 1.0-1.5
MASSAC COUNTY 1.0-2.0
POPE COUNTY 2.0
PULASKI COUNTY 2.0
UNION COUNTY 1.0-2.0

$$

MEFFERT
Photo below taken on Feb. 18 in Paducah, courtesy of Beau Dodson.
Photo of snowy road conditions near entrance to I-24 in Paducah.



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