Light Accumulations

Most of us will see some light accumulations. In some locations the totals could be a little higher.

Most of us were lucky enough to avoid the snowfall... some of us did see some accumulation.

I think we'll see more light accumulations out there tonight and into Wednesday. This system won't be completely finished until Thursday. Any snow that falls at that time will be very light. The closer you live to the Virginia border, the better the chances for accumulation.

I rarely push a model individually, but I really agree with what you see here below!

If I changed it... I would stretch the line very little toward the north. Overall, I agree with what you see!

If you think that winter is over... WRONG! I am watching another system after the warm-up that will come this weekend and early next week.

When the folks from the NWS were over here to record the Issues & Answers... we discussed snow and March snow. So Jim, Shawn, and the rest of the gang put this data together. Thank you guys!

 

Though March is Severe Weather Preparedness Month across Kentucky, snowfall is not out of the question. Accumulating snows are possible across eastern Kentucky - even through the month of April.

Only 3 years out of the 28 years since 1982 has Jackson, Kentucky not recorded any accumulating snowfall (1985, 1997, 2004). Contrast that to April - where there has only been accumulating snowfall recorded in 10 years out of the 28 years since 1982.

What about May?  There has only been one day since 1982 that accumulating snowfall has been recorded in Jackson, Kentucky in the month of May.  That was 1.0 inches reported on May 7th, 1989.

Here are some additional historical snowfall statistics for Jackson, Kentucky for March and April.  These records only reflect 1982-2009.

 

Most snow received on one calendar day

March - 19.8 inches on March 13, 1993

April - 8.2 inches on April 3, 1987

 

Top 5 March and April combined Snowfall Totals/Year

22.1 inches - 1993

18.5 inches - 1987

13.6 inches - 1996

6.7 inches - 1995 & 2009

6.2 inches - 2005

 

Top 5 March Snowfall Totals/Year

21.9 inches - 1993

10.8 inches - 1996

6.7 inches - 1995

5.0 inches - 1982 & 2005

4.6 inches - 2009

 

Top 5 Single Calendar Day Snowfalls in March - Day/Year

19.8 inches - March 13, 1993

7.1 inches - March 20, 1996

5.6 inches - March 8, 1995

5.0 inches - March 7, 1982

3.0 inches - March 12, 2009

 

Top 5 April Snowfall Totals/Year

17.8 inches - 1987

2.8 inches - 1996

2.1 inches - 2009

1.7 inches - 1992

1.6 inches - 2001

 

Top 5 Single Calendar Day Snowfalls in April - Day/Year

8.2 inches - April 3, 1987

5.6 inches - April 4, 1987

3.2 inches - April 5, 1987

2.8 inches - April 1, 1996

2.1 inches - April 7, 2009

 

Total Snowfall Received During March and April

March -  84.9 inches (Total Combining: 1982-2009)

April -  29.3 inches (Total Combining: 1982-2009)

 

So winter is far from over... traditionally speaking!

C-Ya Bye

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