Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Paducah, KY
AWUS83 KPAH 062113
REGIONAL WEATHER SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PADUCAH KY
312 PM CST Fri Dec 6 2013
Friday, the Quad State Area fell within the grips of one of the
worst, and earliest snowstorms dating back at least in many
locations to the late 1990s. Amazing afternoon snow totals ranged
from 10 to 15 inches plus - north of a line from Popular Bluff,
Missouri through Cape Girardeau, Missouri to Marion, Illinois to
Petersburg, Indiana. Snowfall reports south of that line over
southeast Missouri and the remainder of southern Illinois ranged
from 4 to 8 inches of snow.
South of the Ohio River ice and sleet accumulations totaled over an
inch beneath multiple inches of snow mounting on top of the ice
Afternoon sleet and snow fell with temperatures in the lower to mid
20s accompanied by a north wind from 10 to 15 miles an hour pushing
wind chill temperatures into the single digits to lower half of the
teens. Storm reports throughout the day indicated scattered power
outages and numerous vehicle accidents. Roadways are treacherous
throughout the Quad State Area and will remain so throughout Friday
Additional snowfall accumulations should lessen dramatically later
Friday evening as the winter storm draws to an end. The aftermath of
snow and ice on the ground will linger as temperatures remain below
freezing well into the next work week.
Another wintry mixture of precipitation is possible over the area
Saturday night into Sunday, but at this time, it is expected to
remain a relatively minor event.
For a more detailed meteorological discussion, refer to the Area
Forecast Discussion, (SDFAFDPAH).