A Winter Wonderland... For Some Of Us

A Winter Wonderland... For Some Of Us

The southeastern half of our area received a major winter storm with up to 9" reported in part of Pike County. Great photos are in.
Monday, February 20, 2012: A Winter Wonderland... For Some

Good Monday morning, folks! 

Our weekend winter storm shifted fairly dramatically south, producing a significant winter storm for about 20-25 of our southeastern counties, but leaving another 20-25 counties snow-free (including the entire metro area).  The northernmost snow showers were reported across south-central Madison County, but not much farther south, significant snowfall accumulated in Laurel County and beyond.  9" of snow accumulated at Shelby Gap in Pike County, half of a foot was reported in parts of Leslie and Letcher Counties, and there was one unofficial report of 8" in Corbin.  Williamsburg had 5.5", and London received 5".  Thousands remain without power across southeastern Kentucky, thanks to the weight of the heavy, wet snow on power lines and tree branches near lines.

Here are the snow totals, in map form.

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Here is a "top-down" view of the snow cover (mixed with just a few areas of patchy freezing fog over the snow) from this morning's visible satellite picture. 

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Courtesy: Penn State University Dept. of Meteorology

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In Jackson, KY, a daily snowfall record for February 19th was broken yesterday, when 3.1" accumulated.  This shattered the previous record for February 19th of 0.4", set in 2006.

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We received a great batch of fantastic snow photos over the past 24 hours.  We'll start with a few from Debra Harleroad, along the edge of Wood Creek Lake in Laurel County.

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Stunning shots, Debra!  Thanks so much.

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Traveling just a little farther south, deeper into Laurel County, here is one from Leisa Davis Simpson in London.

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... and here are a few from Jonathan Durham of London.

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Great shots!

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We'll migrate just a little farther south to a spot near Corbin, familiar to many of you.  Here are two great photos from Teresa Lenoir at Cumberland Falls State Park.

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Heading even farther south into Whitley County, Sharon Coffee in Williamsburg snapped this beautiful snowy scene.

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The final stop along this photo tour will take us to Chavies, KY, thanks to Marie Clay.

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Thanks so much, everybody!  At least those of us in the Lexington area who missed the snow can enjoy the photos.

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Geoff


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