Largest winter storm in years batters Cincinnati; 2 extra rounds of snow on the way in which

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The largest winter snowstorm in years struck Cincinnati overnight, dropping at least 5 inches of snow in most areas, with some seeing more than 10 inches. And the snow isn’t over yet. Two more rounds are expected by the end of the week. In bitterly cold temperatures, the snow doesn’t go anywhere on the ground. Ultimately, some communities might see more than a meter of snow by the end of the week. LIVE RADAR // LATEST WEATHER ALERTS // CLOSURES AND DELAYS The big snow moved late Monday and parked over Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky at night. This system was definitely a high-flyer, bringing in heavy snow mainly between midnight and 3am. The system was bringing 2 to 3 inches of snow per hour in some areas. “It’s an insane rate of snowfall that the road crews couldn’t possibly keep up with. Said the WLWT meteorologist Randi Rico. “So in some cities we went from 2 to 4 inches of snow to 8 to 10 inches of snow in the middle of the night.” TOTAL SNOW: How much snow did your community receive? And given the cold ground temperatures, that snow will likely linger for most of the week. This snowfall will be linked to two more chances of snow building up this week with no signs of melting. A Second Round of Snow By Tuesday night, another – and possibly even stronger storm center – will travel along the Arctic cold front through Kentucky bringing widespread freezing rain and sleet south of the Ohio River. Another round of snow will move in from the south on Wednesday afternoon. Expect this system to move between 2pm and 5pm on Wednesday. Heavier snow bands are concentrated in the southernmost communities in the region. This system will continue overnight and into Thursday morning, bringing an additional 1 to 3 inches of snow into the area by Thursday morning. The potential for more than 2 inches of snow is primarily along or south of the Ohio River. “Some places that were 10 inches last night add another 2 or 3 inches and we have a foot of snow and we didn’t make it until Thursday,” Rico said. A potential third round of Cincinnati will get a break from the busy weather Friday through Saturday before another major storm hits on Saturday night and Valentine’s Day. This could also be accompanied by the brutal cold we observed Sunday night with teenage highs and below zeros for lows. Details of this system are still being worked out, but more snow could accumulate. Stay tuned.

The largest winter blizzard in years struck Cincinnati overnight, dropping at least 5 inches of snow in most areas, with some seeing more than 10 inches.

And the snow isn’t over yet. Two more rounds are expected by the end of the week.

In bitterly cold temperatures, the snow doesn’t go anywhere on the ground. Ultimately, some communities might see more than a meter of snow by the end of the week.

LIVE RADAR // // LATEST WEATHER ALARMS // // CLOSURES & DELAYS

The big snow moved late Monday and parked over Cincinnati and northern Kentucky during the night hours. This system was definitely a high-flyer, bringing in heavy snow mainly between midnight and 3am

The system was bringing 2 to 3 inches of snow per hour in some areas.

“That’s an insane rate of snowfall that the road crews couldn’t possibly keep up with,” said WLWT meteorologist Randi Rico. “So we went from 2 to 4 inches of snow to 8 to 10 inches of snow in some cities in the middle of the night.”

SNOW TOTALS: How much snow has your community received?

And given the cold ground temperatures, that snow will likely linger for most of the week. This snowfall will be linked to two more chances of snow building up this week with no signs of melting.

A second lap of snow

On Tuesday night, another – and possibly even stronger – storm center will travel along the Arctic cold front through Kentucky bringing in widespread freezing rain and sleet south of the Ohio River.

Another round of snow will come from the south from Wednesday afternoon. Expect this system to move in between 2pm and 5pm on Wednesday.

Heavier snow bands are concentrated in the southernmost communities in the region. This system will continue overnight and into Thursday morning, bringing an additional 1 to 3 inches of snow into the area by Thursday morning.

The potential for more than 2 inches of snow is primarily along or south of the Ohio River.

“Some places that were 10 inches last night add another 2 or 3 inches and we have a foot of snow and we didn’t make it until Thursday,” Rico said.

A potential third round

Cincinnati will take a break from the busy weather Friday through Saturday before another heavy storm hits on Saturday night and Valentine’s Day.

This could also be accompanied by the brutal cold we observed Sunday night with teenage highs and below zeros for lows.

Details of this system are still being worked out, but more snow could accumulate. Stay tuned.