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Kentuckiana's Biggest Winter Weather Events Over The Years

Winter is upon as and whether you're a snow lover or just counting down the days until Summer returns, there's no denying that winter, just like any other season, can be quite interesting in Kentuckiana. It's been a running joke throughout our region over the years that if you don't like the weather, you can just wait a few days or head down the road a few miles. From sleet at the Kentucky Derby in May to 70 degree temps on Christmas Day, our weather is like a box of chocolates - you never know what you're going to get.


So with the unpredictable Kentuckiana winter season upon us, I thought it might be fun to reminisce a little on some of the most significant winter weather events this region has seen over the years. The National Weather Service has already done much of the legwork for us, having posted their "Top Ten Winter Weather Events in Southern Indiana and Central Kentucky." I've taken the liberty of listing those out below; and if you'd like to read more about them you can check out the original article from the National Weather Service website here.


1. Record Snow & Incredible Cold - January 17-19, 1994


Photo Credit: WAVE News Louisville

2. Great Ice Storm of '51 - January 29 - February 2, 1951


Photo Credit: National Weather Service

3. Easter Freeze - April 5 - 10, 2007


Photo Credit: National Weather Service, Steve Blake

4. 1998 Snowstorm - February 3 - 6, 1998

Photo Credit: WLKY Louisville

5. Christmas Snowstorm - December 22 - 23, 2004

Photo Credit: National Weather Service, Angela Crecelius

6. Blizzard of '78 - January, 1978

Photo Credit: National Weather Service

7. Ohio Valley Ice Storm - January 26 - 28, 2009

Photo Credit: National Weather Service

8. Bluegrass Ice Storm - February 15 - 16, 2003

Photo Credit: National Weather Service

9. March '96 Snowstorm - March 19, 1996

Photo Credit: National Weather Service

10. No Sign of Spring - March, 1960

Photo Credit: National Weather Service

Check out the original article with full details on all of these winter weather events on the National Weather Service website: https://www.weather.gov/lmk/top10winter


Stay tuned to 93.5 WMMG this winter for weather information as well as local closings, cancellations and delays.

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