Kentucky’s Biggest Snow Ever Was Recorded in the 1990s-Do You Remember It?
Are you dreaming of White Christmas in Kentucky? Does anyone even remember when the last true White Christmas happened in the Tri-State? Here's what we know.
WHAT MAKES IT A TRUE WHITE CHRISTMAS?
When I think of a White Christmas I think of all our homes and streets covered in winter white snow. I think of barely being able to see the street lights and sitting inside watching giant magical snowflakes fall as they glisten in beams of light.
According to Spectrum News out of Louisville, there are actually some surprising statistics about Kentucky and white Christmases;
A white Christmas is very rare in Kentucky
The chance is less than 10%
There is a specific definition of a white Christmas
There is a true definition of a white Christmas.
The definition of a white Christmas is there has to be at least an inch of snow on the ground at 7 a.m. Christmas morning.
Even if it snows on Christmas day, by definition, it may not be a white Christmas. Likewise, if it is not snowing and there is more than one inch of snow on the ground, then by definition, it is a white Christmas.
WHEN IS THE LAST TIME WE HAD A WHITE CHRISTMAS IN KENTUCKY?
So now that you know what a true White Christmas is we have looked to see when the last one happened in Kentucky.
According to Spectrum News;
It has been a few years since parts of Kentucky have seen a white Christmas. The last time Louisville had one was in 2010, when one inch of snow was on the ground.
BIGGEST SNOW EVER RECORDED IN KENTUCKY
I remember being 14 years old and waking up to snow drifts in the road taller than a car. We couldn't even get out of our driveway because there was so much snow. Apparently, that was the biggest snow ever recorded in Kentucky.
Current Results.com says;
These snowfall extremes were measured at Louisville International Airport and go back to 1948. Since then, the most amount of snow to land in one day at Louisville is 15.5 inches (39.4 centimeters) on January 17, 1994.