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20th anniversary of the historic 1994 winter storm!

by Ben Pine

WHAS11.com

Posted on January 16, 2014 at 7:49 AM

Updated Thursday, Jan 16 at 7:54 AM

Do remember what you were doing around this time 20 years ago?  Do you recall one of the worst winter storms in our history?  The Louisville National Weather Service office ranks it as the #1 worst winter storm...

1.  Record Snow and Incredible Cold
January 17 - 19, 1994
"An intense winter storm brought copious amounts of snowfall to the region Monday the 17th, with all of Kentucky and southern Indiana receiving several inches of snow.  A band of particularly heavy snow set up from Shelbyville through Cynthiana where nearly two feet fell.  At Louisville a single-day snowfall record of more than 15 inches was set.

The heavy snow set the stage for what was to come next.  Behind the storm an intensely cold air mass dumped south out of Canada, sending temperatures plunging well below zero by Wednesday the 19th.  Not only did Louisville record an all-time low of -22 degrees, but Shelbyville set a new record low temperature for the entire state of Kentucky with a reading of -37!  Lexington came within one degree of their all-time record low." - Louisville NWS

 

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