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Event Heavy Snow
State KENTUCKY
County/Area CHRISTIAN
WFO PAH
Report Source Trained Spotter
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2011-02-07 07:00:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2011-02-07 18:00:00.0 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 A surface low pressure system developed in the Lower Mississippi Valley, then strengthened as it moved northeast across Tennessee and Kentucky. In the upper levels of the atmosphere, a rather strong disturbance tracked northeast from eastern Arkansas toward the Lower Ohio Valley. A band of very heavy snow was produced by the upper level low, where snowfall rates were measured up to two inches per hour. Storm total snowfall amounts ranged from 6 to 8 inches in this band, which covered areas generally south and west of a line from Marion to Madisonville. There were a couple isolated reports of 9 to 10 inches in Marshall County. To the north of the Marion to Madisonville line, amounts were generally in the 2 to 4 inch range. Specific snowfall reports included: 10 inches near Draffenville (Marshall County), 8 inches in Benton, 7.5 inches at Cayce (Fulton County), 6.5 inches in Eddyville (Lyon County) and Murray, 6 inches at Mayfield, Paducah, Princeton, and Wickliffe, 5.5 inches in Mortons Gap (Hopkins County), 5 inches in Hopkinsville, 2 inches in Owensboro, and 1 inch in Henderson. Roads became snow-covered and slippery. The Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area was closed due to hazardous or impassable roads. Numerous vehicles slid off roads or crashed during the heaviest snow. In McCracken County, U.S. Highway 62 and Highway 286 was closed west of Paducah after about twenty cars ran off the road. Multiple cars slid off Interstate 24 between the 6 and 9 mile markers in Paducah. In Hickman County, a tractor-trailer rig overturned on U.S. 51 and resulted in injuries. School busses slid off roads in McCracken and Marshall Counties. Many schools decided to open at the normal time, but the snow became heavy before busses even reached the schools. The students were sent back home almost as soon as they arrived at school. The snow disappeared rather quickly from paved surfaces a few hours after the snow ended. This was mainly due to relatively warm pavement temperatures.
Event Narrative


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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
CARLISLE (ZONE) CARLISLE (ZONE) KY 02/07/2011 04:00 CST-6 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HICKMAN (ZONE) HICKMAN (ZONE) KY 02/07/2011 04:00 CST-6 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BALLARD (ZONE) BALLARD (ZONE) KY 02/07/2011 04:00 CST-6 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FULTON (ZONE) FULTON (ZONE) KY 02/07/2011 04:00 CST-6 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MARSHALL (ZONE) MARSHALL (ZONE) KY 02/07/2011 05:00 CST-6 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LIVINGSTON (ZONE) LIVINGSTON (ZONE) KY 02/07/2011 05:00 CST-6 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GRAVES (ZONE) GRAVES (ZONE) KY 02/07/2011 05:00 CST-6 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MCCRACKEN (ZONE) MCCRACKEN (ZONE) KY 02/07/2011 05:00 CST-6 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CALLOWAY (ZONE) CALLOWAY (ZONE) KY 02/07/2011 05:00 CST-6 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CRITTENDEN (ZONE) CRITTENDEN (ZONE) KY 02/07/2011 05:00 CST-6 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WEBSTER (ZONE) WEBSTER (ZONE) KY 02/07/2011 05:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HENDERSON (ZONE) HENDERSON (ZONE) KY 02/07/2011 05:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
UNION (ZONE) UNION (ZONE) KY 02/07/2011 05:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MCLEAN (ZONE) MCLEAN (ZONE) KY 02/07/2011 06:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LYON (ZONE) LYON (ZONE) KY 02/07/2011 06:00 CST-6 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DAVIESS (ZONE) DAVIESS (ZONE) KY 02/07/2011 06:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CHRISTIAN (ZONE) CHRISTIAN (ZONE) KY 02/07/2011 07:00 CST-6 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CALDWELL (ZONE) CALDWELL (ZONE) KY 02/07/2011 07:00 CST-6 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HOPKINS (ZONE) HOPKINS (ZONE) KY 02/07/2011 07:00 CST-6 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TRIGG (ZONE) TRIGG (ZONE) KY 02/07/2011 07:00 CST-6 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TODD (ZONE) TODD (ZONE) KY 02/07/2011 08:00 CST-6 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MUHLENBERG (ZONE) MUHLENBERG (ZONE) KY 02/07/2011 08:00 CST-6 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K