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December 26, 2012

Up to 7 inches of snow in parts of western Ky.

PADUCAH —  Heather Cauley and her family didn’t want to miss seeing snow for only the second time since moving to western Kentucky two years ago, so they cut short a vacation to visit family in south Georgia and returned home Tuesday.

Their timing proved excellent. Roughly six inches of snow fell on Kevil, a town of about 600 people 18 miles west of Paducah, where Cauley, her husband Mike and seven children live.

“Our yard was covered in snow,” Heather Cauley said Wednesday. “We’re not used to the snow.”

Much of western Kentucky remained under a winter weather advisory with blowing snow as amounts ranging from 2 inches in Murray to 7 inches in Bardwell fell on the area. The National Weather Service dropped a blizzard warning earlier in the day.

As of midday, the service expected about another inch of snow to fall in western Kentucky.

Farther east in Louisville, the weather service called for a mix of rain and sleet.

Forecasters warned of slick roads as temperatures dropped overnight Wednesday. Thursday’s forecast was for partly cloudy skies across most of the state, with a chance for snow in eastern regions.

A Kentucky Transportation Cabinet spokesman said in a statement that trucks were out treating roadways, but that travel conditions could get worse before they get better due to dropping temperatures.

For Cauley, whose family is from Alma, Ga., the weather was a treat for her seven children, who spent the day sledding and playing in the snow.

“All I’ve been doing is drying mittens and drying socks and drying more mittens and socks,” Cauley said. “I can’t stand it. I like to look at it. I don’t like to be in it.”

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