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A rare early season winter storm impacted the region from the afternoon of November 14th into the early afternoon of November 15th. The worst conditions were experienced during the late afternoon and evening hours on the 14th. The rush hour commute was impacted as snow increased in intensity and began to accumulate on roadways, particularly across western Kentucky along and west of the Lakes region, far southeast Missouri, and southern Illinois along and south of Route 13. Snow continued to spread north and westward through the evening. In the pennyrile region of west Kentucky into southwest Indiana, the predominant precipitation type was freezing rain or sleet, with a warm layer aloft present in this region during much of the evening/overnight period. Up to around a 1/4 inch of ice accumulation occurred from portions of Christian and Todd Counties northward to Daviess County Kentucky. When the event wrapped up, many areas had 1 to 3 inches of snow, with a few locally higher totals in southern Illinois centered near Marion. Paducah, KY received 1.9 inches, making this the 2nd earliest snowfall of 1+ inches on record, behind the October 30, 1993 snow event when 2 inches occurred.
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