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January 26-28, 2009 -- Winter Storm

A low pressure system took shape across the southern Plains during the evening of January 26. Ahead of the low, a broad shield of mixed precipitation began to move into the Tri-State area on Monday night. Precipitation at the onset was primarily snow. Sleet and freezing rain began to mix in with the snow overnight, especially along and south of the Ohio River.

On Tuesday, a brief break in the precipitation north of the Ohio River took place with sleet and freezing rain continuing for northern Kentucky and south-central Ohio. As the low moved into the Tennessee Valley, the precipitation shield expanded northward into southeast Indiana and central Ohio. Tuesday afternoon, a warm wedge of air aloft began to surge northward into southwest Ohio and even into central Ohio by the evening hours. This brought sleet and freezing rain, with significant ice accumulations to these areas. Meanwhile, west-central Ohio and eastern Indiana began to report significant snowfall accumulations.

As the low finally moved along the Ohio River and into the Northeast early on Wednesday, mixed precipitation turned over to a final burst of moderate to heavy snow across the region. Overall, this winter storm has had significant impacts across the region. There have been widespread power outages reported across northern Kentucky, along the Ohio River, and into south-central Ohio with snow and ice covered roads impacting travel across the Ohio Valley.


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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
SPOTTER REPORTS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON OH
1032 PM EST WED JAN 28 2009

THE FOLLOWING ARE UNOFFICIAL OBSERVATIONS TAKEN DURING THE STORM 
THAT HAS BEEN AFFECTING OUR REGION.  APPRECIATION IS EXTENDED TO 
HIGHWAY DEPARTMENTS...COOPERATIVE OBSERVERS...SKYWARN SPOTTERS AND 
MEDIA FOR THESE REPORTS.  THIS SUMMARY IS ALSO AVAILABLE ON OUR HOME 
PAGE AT WEATHER.GOV/ILN

********************STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL********************

LOCATION          STORM TOTAL    TIME/DATE    COMMENTS
                     SNOWFALL       OF
                     (INCHES)   MEASUREMENT


INDIANA

...DEARBORN COUNTY...
   AURORA                 9.4   906 PM  1/28  

...FRANKLIN COUNTY...
   METAMORA              10.5   219 PM  1/28   1.3 SLEET AND ICE

...RIPLEY COUNTY...
   VERSAILLES             6.0   908 PM  1/28  

...WAYNE COUNTY...
   RICHMOND               9.0   909 PM  1/28  

KENTUCKY

...BOONE COUNTY...
   FLORENCE               9.0   909 PM  1/28  

...CARROLL COUNTY...
   CARROLLTON             6.5   948 PM  1/28  

...GALLATIN COUNTY...
   WARSAW                 6.5   950 PM  1/28  

...GRANT COUNTY...
   WILLIAMSTOWN           4.2   910 PM  1/28  

...KENTON COUNTY...
   FORT MITCHELL          4.5   911 PM  1/28  

...LEWIS COUNTY...
   VANCEBURG              8.5   953 PM  1/28  

...MASON COUNTY...
   OLD WASHINGTON         7.0   956 PM  1/28   ICE DOWNED PINE TREES

...OWEN COUNTY...
   OWENTON                5.0   911 PM  1/28  
 
...PENDLETON COUNTY...
   FALMOUTH               0.5   959 PM  1/28  

OHIO

...ADAMS COUNTY...
   WEST UNION             4.7   835 PM  1/28  

...AUGLAIZE COUNTY...
   WAPAKONETA            10.0   833 PM  1/28  
   SAINT MARYS            9.0   834 PM  1/28  

...BROWN COUNTY...
   GEORGETOWN             5.5   834 PM  1/28  

...BUTLER COUNTY...
   OXFORD                 8.5   835 PM  1/28  

...CHAMPAIGN COUNTY...
   URBANA                 9.0   836 PM  1/28  

...CLARK COUNTY...
   SPRINGFIELD            7.0   837 PM  1/28   ODOT
   SPRINGFIELD            5.5   836 PM  1/28   SPOTTER

...CLERMONT COUNTY...
   AMELIA                 6.0   839 PM  1/28   ODOT

...CLINTON COUNTY...
   WILMINGTON            10.0   839 PM  1/28   NWS OFFICE

...DARKE COUNTY...
   ABBOTTSVILLE          11.5   840 PM  1/28   SPOTTER

...DELAWARE COUNTY...
   DELAWARE              12.0   844 PM  1/28   ODOT
   LIBERTY TOWNSHIP       8.0   835 PM  1/28  

...FAYETTE COUNTY...
   WASHINGTON C.H.        6.0   847 PM  1/28   ODOT

...FRANKLIN COUNTY...
   COLUMBUS               6.5   849 PM  1/28   OSU SPOTTER
   COLUMBUS               4.3  1151 AM  1/28   WEST COLUMBUS

...GREENE COUNTY...
   XENIA                  9.5   850 PM  1/28  

...HAMILTON COUNTY...
   WESTWOOD              11.7   310 PM  1/28  
   SHARONVILLE            8.5  1259 PM  1/28
   MADEIRA                8.0   258 PM  1/28   3 INCHES THIS MORNING 
   CINCINNATI             7.6   857 PM  1/28   

...HARDIN COUNTY...
   KENTON                 9.0   857 PM  1/28  

...HIGHLAND COUNTY...
   HILLSBORO              6.0   901 PM  1/28  

...HOCKING COUNTY...
   LOGAN                  6.0   904 PM  1/28  

...LICKING COUNTY...
   JACKSONTOWN            4.5   912 PM  1/28  

...LOGAN COUNTY...
   QUINCY                12.0   914 PM  1/28  
   ZANESFIELD             8.8   915 PM  1/28  

...MADISON COUNTY...
   LONDON                10.0   915 PM  1/28  

...MERCER COUNTY...
   CELINA                10.0   918 PM  1/28   ODOT

...MIAMI COUNTY...
   COVINGTON             11.5  1200 PM  1/28 
   TROY                  10.0   918 PM  1/28   ODOT

...MONTGOMERY COUNTY...
   BROOKVILLE            10.5   920 PM  1/28  
   CLAYTON                9.0   920 PM  1/28   ODOT
   MIAMISBURG             9.0  1200 PM  1/28   NWS EMPLOYEE

...PICKAWAY COUNTY...
   CIRCLEVILLE            5.0   929 PM  1/28  

...PIKE COUNTY...
   PIKETON                6.0   930 PM  1/28  

...PREBLE COUNTY...
   WEST ALEXANDRIA       10.0   928 PM  1/28  
   EATON                  9.0   927 PM  1/28  

...ROSS COUNTY...
   CHILLICOTHE            6.0   930 PM  1/28   ODOT

...SCIOTO COUNTY...
   LUCASVILLE             8.0   931 PM  1/28  
   PORTSMOUTH             5.8  1110 AM  1/28

...SHELBY COUNTY...
   SIDNEY                 9.5   933 PM  1/28   ODOT

...UNION COUNTY...
   MARYSVILLE            13.0   305 PM  1/28   SOMERSVILLE AREA

...WARREN COUNTY...
   MASON                  9.2   937 PM  1/28  

***********************STORM TOTAL ICE***********************

LOCATION          STORM TOTAL    TIME/DATE    COMMENTS
                          ICE       OF
                     (INCHES)   MEASUREMENT


INDIANA

...DEARBORN COUNTY...
   AURORA                0.50   906 PM  1/28  

...RIPLEY COUNTY...
   VERSAILLES            0.30   908 PM  1/28  

...SWITZERLAND COUNTY...
   VEVAY                 1.00  1005 PM  1/28  

...UNION COUNTY...
   LIBERTY               0.20  1008 PM  1/28  

KENTUCKY

...BOONE COUNTY...
   FLORENCE              0.80   909 PM  1/28  

...CAMPBELL COUNTY...
   ALEXANDRIA            1.00   937 PM  1/28  

...CARROLL COUNTY...
   CARROLLTON            1.00   948 PM  1/28  

...GALLATIN COUNTY...
   WARSAW                1.50   950 PM  1/28  

...GRANT COUNTY...
   WILLIAMSTOWN          0.50   910 PM  1/28  

...KENTON COUNTY...
   VILLA HILLS           0.20   911 PM  1/28  

...LEWIS COUNTY...
   VANCEBURG             1.25   953 PM  1/28  

...MASON COUNTY...
   OLD WASHINGTON        1.00   956 PM  1/28   ICE DOWNED PINE TREES

...OWEN COUNTY...
   OWENTON               0.90   911 PM  1/28   

...PENDLETON COUNTY...
   FALMOUTH              0.50   959 PM  1/28  

OHIO

...ADAMS COUNTY...
   WEST UNION            0.80   835 PM  1/28  

...BUTLER COUNTY...
   HAMILTON              1.00  1243 PM  1/28
   TYLERSVILLE           0.80  1237 PM  1/28   LIBERTY TOWNSHIP
   OXFORD                0.70   835 PM  1/28  

...CLERMONT COUNTY...
   MILFORD               0.30   838 PM  1/28   SPOTTER

...DELAWARE COUNTY...
   LIBERTY TOWNSHIP      0.80   835 PM  1/28  

...GREENE COUNTY...
   XENIA                 0.50   850 PM  1/28  

...HAMILTON COUNTY...
   MADEIRA               0.80   258 PM  1/28   
   WESTWOOD              0.50   310 PM  1/28  
   CINCINNATI            0.40  1157 PM  1/28  

...HIGHLAND COUNTY...
   HILLSBORO             1.00   901 PM  1/28  

...HOCKING COUNTY...
   LOGAN                 0.80   904 PM  1/28  

...LOGAN COUNTY...
   QUINCY                0.10   914 PM  1/28 

...PREBLE COUNTY...
   EATON                 0.20   132 PM  1/28

...SCIOTO COUNTY...
   PORTSMOUTH            0.30  1110 AM  1/28  

...UNION COUNTY... 
   MARYSVILLE            0.30   305 PM  1/28   SOMERSVILLE AREA

...WARREN COUNTY...
   MASON                 0.90   937 PM  1/28  

$$

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