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Event Winter Weather
State KENTUCKY
County/Area FLEMING
WFO JKL
Begin Date 12/23/2008 17:10:00 EST-5
End Date 12/23/2008 17:30:00 EST-5
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 25.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative Freezing rain fell across portions of Eastern Kentucky late in the afternoon into the evening hours of December 23rd. Light precipitation started out as sleet, freezing rain, and rain during the afternoon hours. By late afternoon, the precipitation had increased in coverage and intensity, and changed over to freezing rain and rain. Arctic air that had been over the area over the previous couple of days allowed for surface temperatures to remain at or below freezing, even as air temperatures rose to near or slightly above freezing. This created very hazardous travel conditions across the area, with numerous accidents reported. Traffic was backed up on the Mountain Parkway due to accidents caused by icy roads.
Event Narrative Freezing rain caused a glaze of ice on roadways and exposed surfaces. Several car accidents were reported late in the afternoon.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 108.00K 0.00K
PULASKI (ZONE) PULASKI (ZONE) KY 12/23/2008 16:30 EST-5 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ELLIOTT (ZONE) ELLIOTT (ZONE) KY 12/23/2008 16:55 EST-5 Winter Weather 0 0 25.00K 0.00K
ROWAN (ZONE) ROWAN (ZONE) KY 12/23/2008 16:55 EST-5 Winter Weather 0 0 25.00K 0.00K
JACKSON (ZONE) JACKSON (ZONE) KY 12/23/2008 17:05 EST-5 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FLEMING (ZONE) FLEMING (ZONE) KY 12/23/2008 17:10 EST-5 Winter Weather 0 0 25.00K 0.00K
MONTGOMERY (ZONE) MONTGOMERY (ZONE) KY 12/23/2008 17:10 EST-5 Winter Weather 0 0 8.00K 0.00K
BATH (ZONE) BATH (ZONE) KY 12/23/2008 17:20 EST-5 Winter Weather 0 0 25.00K 0.00K
BREATHITT (ZONE) BREATHITT (ZONE) KY 12/23/2008 17:25 EST-5 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ELLIOTT (ZONE) ELLIOTT (ZONE) KY 12/23/2008 17:35 EST-5 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 108.00K 0.00K