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February 14-17, 2003
Valentines Day Weekend Winter Storm

Snowfall from February 14-17, 2003, shows a maximum of over 16 inches southeast of Columbus.


PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
SPOTTER REPORTS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON OH
212 PM EST MON FEB 17 2003

...THE VALENTINE/S WEEKEND STORM TOTALS....

    COLUMBUS...
SNOWFALL FOR ENTIRE WEEKEND THROUGH 1 PM MONDAY...14.5 INCHES
MAXIMUM SNOW ON THE GROUND THIS WEEKEND...13.0 INCHES 

    HISTORICALLY FOR COLUMBUS
MAXIMUM SNOWFALL FOR A SINGLE STORM....15.3 INCHES FEB.16-17TH 1910
MAXIMUM SNOW ON THE GROUND.............17.0 INCHES JAN. 20-23 1978

    DAYTON...
SNOWFALL FOR ENTIRE WEEKEND THROUGH 1 PM MONDAY...12.1 INCHES
MAXIMUM SNOW ON THE GROUND THIS WEEKEND...9.0 INCHES

   HISTORICALLY FOR DAYTON
MAXIMUM SNOWFALL FOR A SINGLE STORM....12.9 INCHES JAN. 26-27TH 1978
MAXIMUM SNOW ON THE GROUND.............24.0 INCHES JAN. 20,21 1978

    CINCINNATI...
SNOWFALL FOR ENTIRE WEEKEND THROUGH 1 PM MONDAY...2.3 INCHES
MAXIMUM SNOW ON THE GROUND THIS WEEKEND...2.0 INCHES

    HISTORICALLY FOR CINCINNATI
MAXIMUM SNOWFALL FOR A SINGLE STORM....20.0 INCHES JAN. 14-15TH 1863
MAXIMUM SNOW ON THE GROUND.............19.0 INCHES FEB. 6TH 1998

    WILMINGTON...
SNOWFALL FOR ENTIRE WEEKEND THROUGH 1 PM MONDAY...10.4 INCHES
MAXIMUM SNOW ON THE GROUND THIS WEEKEND...9.0 INCHES

RANDALL/PADGETT


PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON OH 1100 PM EST SUN FEB 16 2003 ...SIGNIFICANT WINTER STORM CONTINUES OVER THE OHIO VALLEY... A COMBINATION OF SNOW...SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN CONTINUE ACROSS THE REGION TONIGHT. PRECIPITATION IS FALLING IN THE FORM OF SNOW GENERALLY ALONG AND NORTH OF A LINE FROM CINCINNATI TO CHILLICOTHE...WITH A MIXED BAG OF PRECIPITATION TO THE SOUTH. ACROSS NORTHERN KENTUCKY...THE PREDOMINANT PRECIPITATION TYPE IS FREEZING RAIN. THE LARGEST ACCUMULATIONS HAVE BEEN IN THE INTERSTATE 70 CORRIDOR...FROM RICHMOND...TO DAYTON TO COLUMBUS. IN ADDITION TO SNOWFALL FROM THE FRIDAY NIGHT STORM...ESTIMATED TOTAL ACCUMULATIONS AS OF 10 PM TONIGHT ARE AS FOLLOWS... COLUMBUS AND CENTRAL OHIO...11 TO 16 INCHES DAYTON AND THE MIAMI VALLEY...7 TO 12 INCHES RICHMOND AND THE WHITEWATER VALLEY...6 TO 10 INCHES WEST CENTRAL OHIO...5 TO 9 INCHES ADDITIONAL SNOWFALL AMOUNTS OVERNIGHT WILL RANGE FROM 2 TO 4 INCHES IN WEST CENTRAL OHIO...WITH 3 TO 6 INCHES ACROSS THE I-70 CORRIDOR. ACROSS FAR SOUTHERN OHIO AND NORTHERN KENTUCKY...A DANGEROUS ICING EVENT WAS IN PROGRESS. ICE ACCUMULATIONS WERE UP TO ONE INCH... DOWNING NUMEROUS TREES AND POWER LINES. POWER OUTAGES AND ROAD CLOSURES WERE REPORTED IN THE MAYSVILLE AND PORTSMOUTH AREAS. SNOW OR ICE EMERGENCIES WERE IN EFFECT FOR MANY COUNTIES ACROSS NORTHERN KENTUCKY...AND SOUTHERN AND CENTRAL OHIO. SOME ROADS ARE NEARLY IMPASSABLE DUE TO SNOW AND/OR ICE COVER. IN ADDITION...GUSTY NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 25 MPH ARE CREATING SIGNIFICANT BLOWING AND DRIFTING OF SNOW. TRAVEL IS NOT ADVISED OVERNIGHT. PRECIPITATION WILL GRADUALLY TAPER OFF DURING THE DAY MONDAY. STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR YOUR LOCAL MEDIA OUTLETS FOR ANY FURTHER UPDATES ON THIS DANGEROUS WINTER STORM. $$ RYAN

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