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Event Winter Weather
State KENTUCKY
County/Area CHRISTIAN
WFO PAH
Report Source Trained Spotter
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2011-01-20 12:00:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2011-01-20 19:00:00.0 CST-6
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 0.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative An upper level disturbance moved east across the Plains to the Mississippi Valley. The associated surface low pressure system gradually took shape over eastern Kentucky. Widespread snowfall from 2 to 4 inches blanketed most of western Kentucky. Amounts were locally higher in the Owensboro area, which received 4 to 5 inches. Locally lower amounts around one inch occurred along the Tennessee border from Fulton to just south of Hopkinsville. Another area of lower amounts from one to two inches was observed northwest of Madisonville, in Webster and Union Counties. Specific snowfall amounts included 4.5 inches in Owensboro, 3 inches in Hopkinsville, 2.6 inches in Henderson, and 2 inches in Murray, Paducah, and Calvert City. Roads were snow-covered and icy. Numerous accidents occurred, including a pickup truck that overturned on the Pennyrile Parkway near Madisonville. Slick roads were a contributing factor in a fatal two-vehicle wreck on Kentucky 130 near Uniontown (Union County). A northbound motorist lost control of his vehicle and crossed the center line into the path of a truck. The northbound motorist was killed (indirect fatality), and the other driver received minor injuries. On the morning after the snow ended, lingering patches of snow and ice caused an accident on the Purchase Parkway near Fulton. One person was injured when his pickup truck slid off the road and overturned. Four other wrecks occurred in the northbound lanes of the Purchase Parkway near the Kentucky-Tennessee state line. One of them involved a tractor-trailer rig that jack-knifed. Three cars ran off the road shortly thereafter. Police shut down the northbound lanes for a few hours.
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All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CALLOWAY (ZONE) CALLOWAY (ZONE) KY 01/20/2011 07:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HICKMAN (ZONE) HICKMAN (ZONE) KY 01/20/2011 07:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CARLISLE (ZONE) CARLISLE (ZONE) KY 01/20/2011 07:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BALLARD (ZONE) BALLARD (ZONE) KY 01/20/2011 07:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CRITTENDEN (ZONE) CRITTENDEN (ZONE) KY 01/20/2011 07:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LIVINGSTON (ZONE) LIVINGSTON (ZONE) KY 01/20/2011 07:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LYON (ZONE) LYON (ZONE) KY 01/20/2011 07:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MARSHALL (ZONE) MARSHALL (ZONE) KY 01/20/2011 07:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MCCRACKEN (ZONE) MCCRACKEN (ZONE) KY 01/20/2011 07:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GRAVES (ZONE) GRAVES (ZONE) KY 01/20/2011 07:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FULTON (ZONE) FULTON (ZONE) KY 01/20/2011 07:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HENDERSON (ZONE) HENDERSON (ZONE) KY 01/20/2011 08:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
UNION (ZONE) UNION (ZONE) KY 01/20/2011 08:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WEBSTER (ZONE) WEBSTER (ZONE) KY 01/20/2011 08:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DAVIESS (ZONE) DAVIESS (ZONE) KY 01/20/2011 09:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MCLEAN (ZONE) MCLEAN (ZONE) KY 01/20/2011 09:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CALDWELL (ZONE) CALDWELL (ZONE) KY 01/20/2011 10:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HOPKINS (ZONE) HOPKINS (ZONE) KY 01/20/2011 11:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TRIGG (ZONE) TRIGG (ZONE) KY 01/20/2011 11:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MUHLENBERG (ZONE) MUHLENBERG (ZONE) KY 01/20/2011 12:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TODD (ZONE) TODD (ZONE) KY 01/20/2011 12:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CHRISTIAN (ZONE) CHRISTIAN (ZONE) KY 01/20/2011 12:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K