CINCINNATI -- The second snowfall of the month (and 2016 winter season) literally blew in before daybreak Tuesday with gusty west winds upwards of 30 mph.
A warm layer of air ahead of the cold front kept temperatures near or at 32 degrees much of the morning. This helped to cut most snowfall totals down as the bulk of precipitation moved in.
A late morning snow squall produced winds upwards of 50 mph and whiteout conditions. Within that burst, a few areas picked up an extra inch or more of snow within minutes. A snow squall is like the leading edge of a thunderstorm. It's quick, it's intense and the winds are high. The difference is, it's snow. Instead of having wet roads, you now have snow covered roads, horrendous visibility and crashes.
Here are some of the snowfall totals for Tuesday coming in so far:
- Batesville, Ind. - 2.5 inches
- CVG, Kentucky - 2.0 inches
- Wilmington, Ohio - 1.5 inches
- Oxford, Ohio - 1.0 inches
- Moores Hill, Ind. - 1.0 inches
- Bright, Ind. - 0.7 inches
- Somerville, Ohio - 0.5 inches
- Guilford, Ind. - 0.4 inches