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Event Winter Weather
State KENTUCKY
County/Area CHRISTIAN
WFO PAH
Report Source Trained Spotter
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2012-01-12 15:00:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2012-01-12 23:00:00.0 CST-6
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/2
Property Damage 0.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative A strong upper-level low brought about an inch of snow to parts of western Kentucky. The 500 mb low moved southeast from the central Plains across the Lower Ohio Valley. A surface low pressure system over the Great Lakes region produced a strong northwest wind across the Lower Ohio Valley. About an inch of snow fell along and southeast of a line from Owensboro to Princeton and Murray. A combination of falling temperatures and gusty winds made road conditions very hazardous. Temperatures fell through the 20's as northwest winds gusted to 30 mph. The gusty winds caused some blowing snow. Roads that were wet from snowmelt earlier in the day became icy as temperatures fell after dark. Numerous accidents were reported, including some with injuries. The Western Kentucky Parkway and the Pennyrile Parkway were especially slick, with numerous wrecks. A single-vehicle accident on Interstate 69 (the Western Kentucky Parkway) in Caldwell County near the 10-mile marker injured one person. The driver of the vehicle suffered a shoulder injury after her vehicle slid off the roadway and overturned. She was transported to a hospital for treatment. Another similar type of accident occurred an hour later near the 12-mile marker on Interstate 69. The driver of the vehicle lost control and overturned off the side of the road. She was treated for minor injuries at a local medical center. In Calloway County south of Murray, a three-car accident occurred on U.S. Highway 641. In Christian County, two women were injured in an accident that was weather-related. Their vehicle slid off the road and careened down a ditch on its side. The women were treated at a local hospital for possible knee, ankle, and back injuries. Christian County schools were closed the following day. The highest reported accumulation was 1.5 inches in Muhlenberg County, four miles west of Penrod. Other reported accumulations included one inch in Murray (Calloway County) and Mortons Gap (Hopkins County).
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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
GRAVES (ZONE) GRAVES (ZONE) KY 01/12/2012 15:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CALDWELL (ZONE) CALDWELL (ZONE) KY 01/12/2012 15:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MCLEAN (ZONE) MCLEAN (ZONE) KY 01/12/2012 15:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CALLOWAY (ZONE) CALLOWAY (ZONE) KY 01/12/2012 15:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MUHLENBERG (ZONE) MUHLENBERG (ZONE) KY 01/12/2012 15:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CHRISTIAN (ZONE) CHRISTIAN (ZONE) KY 01/12/2012 15:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TRIGG (ZONE) TRIGG (ZONE) KY 01/12/2012 15:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DAVIESS (ZONE) DAVIESS (ZONE) KY 01/12/2012 15:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TODD (ZONE) TODD (ZONE) KY 01/12/2012 15:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HOPKINS (ZONE) HOPKINS (ZONE) KY 01/12/2012 15:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K