December 2004 - the Ohio Valley felt the impact of a severe winter storm.
Many areas received more than a foot of snow. Roads were made impassable.
Interstates shut down. Commerce came to a halt. Paducah, Kentucky broke all of its snowfall records. It was the heaviest
snow I have ever witnessed in my home county. It is estimated that this
storm cost the nation more than $900,000,000 dollars. Blizzard or near blizzard
conditions were common over much of the Tri-State Region into Indiana and Ohio.
Some areas received more than THIRTY inches of snow. It is one of the
weather events that I will never forget. I was certainly thankful to have
been able to watch the event from start to finish. I didn't even have to
drive anywhere to experience the event!
The photographs on this page were taken in Massac County, Illinois and McCracken
County, Kentucky. I did not have to travel far for this event as these are
my home counties.
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