National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce


A winter storm system tracked across the south from the evening of December 8th through December 9th with a wintry mix of precipitation developing over southeastern Kentucky. The precipitation lifted northward into southeastern Kentucky overnight with a mixture of snow, freezing rain, and sleet. After dawn on Sunday, precipitation gradually changed over to heavy, wet snow across much of southeast Kentucky.  The event came to an end on the evening of the 9th with some locations in far eastern Kentucky reporting over 6 inches of wet snow.  Some locations also picked up a tenth to two tenths of an inch of ice. The combination of snow and ice resulted in fallen trees and power outages across southeastern Kentucky. Traffic impacts were also felt as the Kentucky State Police reported numerous accidents on Interstate 75 near and just south of London.

Ice and snow in London (Picture courtesy of Johnnie Nicholson)