Forecast-Busting Clipper Brings Heavy Snow

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Updated: 3/05/2012 10:32 am
Monday Morning, March 5, 2012 - Alberta Clipper Brings Forecast-Busting Heavy Snow

In what was clearly the wildest week Kentucky has had in decades, Wednesday's tornado outbreak with several EF-2s was followed by Friday's tragic and deadly outbreak of EF-2 and EF-3 tornadoes.  On top of all of that, after peaking at 72° on Friday, much of the area is under 4", 5", and even 6" of heavy, wet snow this Monday morning.

The Alberta Clipper produced some very heavy snowfall, ESPECIALLY considering it didn't tap into Gulf moisture.  Lexington officially received 5.3", boosting our snow-season total to 7.6" (we had only received 2.3" before this event).

Here are the snow totals, as of the reports available through midmorning.

 

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We have received some beautiful snow photos from viewers.  Here are some few highlights.  We'll kick this off with one from Artie Mullen Janow.

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... and this from Beverly Nealis...

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Thanks for the following one, Deborah Fraley.

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News Director Doug Hogan snapped this shot in Frankfort, where 5.5" were reported by a storm spotter.

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Duane Power snapped this one from northern Scott County, where totals ranged from 4.5" to 6".

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We want to thank the crew at First Choice Power Washing for this one.

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... and Jacob Loving for this shot.

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Lance Kirkland was out and about near Masterson Station, on the west side of Lexington, and he took this great photo.

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Thanks, Miranda Horn, for this one.

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And finally, Raydeane Stockton snapped this one.  Thanks, Raydeane!

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While southern Kentucky didn't see the heavy accumualtions, there is still some high water in Whitley County, where the Cumberland River continues to run high after Friday's round of severe weather.  A Flood Advisory is still in effect until this evening for the Cumberland River in and around Williamsburg.

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You'll notice that the river crested near flood stage back on Saturday, but it is only 3' below flood stage now.  A more dramatic fall will alleviate concerns on Tuesday.

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Thanks for the snow photos, everybody!  We truly appreciate them.

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Enjoy the snow!  It won't be here long, as we're on the road to 54° tomorrow, and 61° on Wednesday.

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Geoff

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