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First snow chances!

by Ben Pine

WHAS11.com

Posted on October 22, 2013 at 10:45 AM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 22 at 10:52 AM

Snow lovers say, "yeah!"... snow haters say, "nooooooooo!" We'll have an early first chance of snowflakes this Thursday as a disturbance hits cold air in place over Kentuckiana.  We'll most likely have chilly light rain/drizzle, but a few flakes could appear. 

After this small snow chance, our first fall freeze is likely Friday and Saturday mornings with lows in the upperr 20s and low 30s.  It's a late November/early December feel in the air! A Freeze Watch for the entire area Thursday night through Friday morning.

 

Deepest Earliest Snow Depths:
 
1.4" October 19, 1989
 
1” October 30, 1993
 
Earliest Snowfall:
 
Trace on October 10, 1906. Our earliest sleet was a trace on October 3, 1980. (Note: A trace of frozen precipitation fell October 6, 1952, but it is unknown whether that was sleet, snow, or a mixture of the two. On that day Fort Knox reported only sleet, but Lexington did report snow.)
 
Earliest Measurable Snowfall:
 
1.4” on October 19, 1989
 
Average (since 1884) date of:
 
First trace: November 15
 
First measurable: December 7

First inch: December 26

 First 4”: January 19

 

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