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Initially, the snow impacted mainly southeast Missouri and adjacent areas of far west Kentucky and southwest Illinois during the overnight and early morning hours on the 17th. After a lull, snow spread northeastward from Tennessee and Arkansas during the late afternoon and early evening hours. The most concentrated area of snow occurred across western Kentucky, the Missouri Bootheel, extreme southeast Illinois, and southwest Indiana during the evening and overnight hours. The last snow band pivoted across the region during the morning of the 18th. Snowfall totals ranged from 1 to 4" across much of the region for this event. Highest totals were primarily focused across areas of west Kentucky closer to the Tennessee border. With temperatures well below freezing, snow quickly accumulated on roads and created treacherous travel conditions from the evening of the 17th through the morning of the 18th.
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