Weekend Snow Totals Range From An Inch To A Foot
By WKyStar Staff
The Ohio River turned out to be more or less the dividing line of this past weekend's winter storm, which resulted in a wide range of snow accumulation totals, and even in the types of winter precipitation.
Most of western Kentucky south of the Ohio River was more concerned with freezing rain on Friday. Afterward, communities like Fulton, Mayfield and Murray generally received an inch or two of sleet and snow.
According to numbers collected by the National Weather Service office in Paducah, snow totals increased markedly just a few miles to the north. After a light coating of freezing rain, a narrow band of 2-4 inch sleet and snow occurred in Carlisle and Ballard counties, and from southern McCracken County into Pope and Livingston counties. Less than ten miles north of that band, totals of 4 to 6 inches of snow and sleet were common in Wickliffe, La Center, Metropolis, Paducah and Marion, Ky.
Just another county northward meant 7 to 10 inches of snow in Cape Girardeau, Vienna, Marion IL and Harrisburg.
Residents of Carbondale, Mt. Vernon and others along I-64 had to deal with anywhere from a foot to 15 inches of snow, and even more in isolated locations.
Click below for a National Weather Service map illustrating the wide range of weekend snowfall.
More light snow is possible this week, and below normal temperatures will help keep snow on the ground for up to several more days.
On the Net: Map of Snow Coverage from Weekend Storm