Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Louisville, KY
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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOUISVILLE KY
141 PM EST THU DEC 5 2013
In light of the imminent winter weather event, here are some quick
facts on our worst past snow and ice storms. Of course, "worst"
means different things to different people, and your own list may be
different than what is shown here. This is just to give a general
idea of some of the most impactful winter storms that southern
Indiana and central kentucky have seen.
Top Ice Storms
January 29-February 2, 1951. Heavy freezing rain plus up to nine
inches of snow, especially in southern Kentucky, followed by
temperatures as cold as 20 degrees below zero at Bowling Green.
January 26-28, 2009. Six to ten inches of snow and sleet in
southern Indiana and northern Kentucky, one to two inches of ice in
February 15-16, 2003. Lexington and Frankfort glazed under one and
a quarter inches of ice.
Top Snow Storms
December 22-23, 2004. Up to three feet of snow in southern Indiana.
March 9, 1960. Heavy snow in central Kentucky, including 18 inches
at Bowling Green.
February 3-6, 1998. Up to 15 inches of snow, especially across
January 17, 1994. Up to 15 inches of snow, followed by the coldest
temperatures ever seen in Kentucky and Indiana.
December 7-8, 1917. Up to 15 inches of snow.
January 16-17, 1978. Half a foot of snow at Bowling Green, up to 14
inches along the Ohio River. Part of a very cold and snowy month.