National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce

Here are the observed snowfall amounts from Valentine's Day, 2016. The majority of the area saw between 0.5" and 2.5". Parts of the Pennyrile region of western KY saw higher amounts generally in the 3 to 5 inch range. The area around Poplar Bluff in southeast MO saw no snow accumulations.

The snow fell very heavily for one to two hours across much of the region. Visibility was reduced to one-eighth mile or less. Snowfall rates of two inches per hour were not uncommon from the Paducah area east across the Lakes area to Princeton and Central City. There was thundersnow with the heaviest snowfall rates from the Paducah area east to near Princeton. Sleet or very small hail was mixed with the thundersnow.