Kentucky takes another wallop of winter weather

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Associated Press

Posted on February 16, 2010 at 11:33 AM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentuckians are shoveling their way out of another snowfall with bone-chilling winds in what has become the snowiest season in nearly a decade for parts of the state.

Harsh winds caused near-whiteout conditions in some areas Monday, created thick snowdrifts and were expected to send wind chills plummeting into single digits for much of the state overnight.

Forecasters predicted more than a half-foot of snow across broad sections of northern and eastern Kentucky, adding to accumulations still left over from a storm last week.

The National Weather Service says snowfall totals by Monday evening ranged from 3 to 7 inches in the Louisville area and 5 inches in the Lexington region. Forecasters said portions of northern Kentucky had received 7 to 9 inches, with accumulations of close to a foot possible.

In parts of eastern Kentucky, total accumulations of 5 to 10 inches were possible in some area, while much of western Kentucky received 1 to 2 inches, with 3 to 5 inches in the Owensboro and Henderson areas.

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