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A storm system moving east through the Gulf states brought wintry precipitation to southern Kentucky December 8-9, 2018.  Many locations over southern Kentucky experienced a wintry mix with the predominant precipitation type being freezing rain during the evening of the 8th and continuing into the morning of the 9th.  By sunrise many locations saw 0.1"-0.25" of ice accumulation on elevated surfaces such as trees and powerlines.  Some power outages occurred as well (around 2,000-3,000 without power during the peak of the event).  Temperatures warmed above freezing by around Noon in southern Kentucky causing most of the ice to melt.

Northern Monroe County
Courtesy of David Payne

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