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Event Winter Storm
State KENTUCKY
County/Area CHRISTIAN
WFO PAH
Report Source Trained Spotter
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2008-03-07 17:00:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2008-03-08 04:00:00.0 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 low pressure system developed over the central Gulf coast, then moved northeast across the Tennessee Valley. This surface low produced light to moderate accumulations of snow early in the morning. Following the surface low, an intensifying upper level low produced a more significant round of heavy snow during the late afternoon and nighttime hours. Four to eight inches of snow fell along and southeast of a line from Morganfield (Union County) through Princeton (Caldwell County) and Benton (Marshall County) to Murray (Calloway County). The highest amounts of 6 to 8 inches were over the Pennyrile region, including Owensboro, Henderson, Madisonville, and Hopkinsville. Isolated amounts to 10 inches were reported in Muhlenberg County. Gusty winds caused by a strong pressure gradient between the surface low and arctic high pressure over the upper Mississippi Valley caused blowing and drifting snow. Visibility was below one-quarter mile at times. Roads became snow-covered and very slippery, and a number of accidents occurred. A major wreck involved two tractor-trailer rigs on the Pennyrile Parkway in Henderson County. Three people were injured, none seriously. The northbound lanes of the parkway were shut down. About a dozen other accidents were reported in Henderson County. Drifts were commonly measured around one foot deep, with isolated reports of 2-foot drifts. Schools were closed.
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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
MARSHALL (ZONE) MARSHALL (ZONE) KY 03/07/2008 14:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CALDWELL (ZONE) CALDWELL (ZONE) KY 03/07/2008 15:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LYON (ZONE) LYON (ZONE) KY 03/07/2008 15:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DAVIESS (ZONE) DAVIESS (ZONE) KY 03/07/2008 16:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WEBSTER (ZONE) WEBSTER (ZONE) KY 03/07/2008 16:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MCLEAN (ZONE) MCLEAN (ZONE) KY 03/07/2008 16:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HOPKINS (ZONE) HOPKINS (ZONE) KY 03/07/2008 16:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CALLOWAY (ZONE) CALLOWAY (ZONE) KY 03/07/2008 16:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TRIGG (ZONE) TRIGG (ZONE) KY 03/07/2008 16:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
UNION (ZONE) UNION (ZONE) KY 03/07/2008 16:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HENDERSON (ZONE) HENDERSON (ZONE) KY 03/07/2008 16:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MUHLENBERG (ZONE) MUHLENBERG (ZONE) KY 03/07/2008 17:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CHRISTIAN (ZONE) CHRISTIAN (ZONE) KY 03/07/2008 17:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TODD (ZONE) TODD (ZONE) KY 03/07/2008 17:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K