Why did Butler County get so much snow this weekend?

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The weekend’s two-day snowfall throughout Butler County was caused by “a fairly slow moving system,” according to Brian Coniglio, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service’s Wilmington office.

“That’s why the snow lasted for a couple of days,” said Coniglio, who noted that because the system remained to the south of the area, it left the region in the cold air. That meant residents didn’t have to worry about mixed precipitation like rain, sleet or freezing rain, he said.

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“It was primarily a snow event, and all the moisture that we feeding into the slow-moving storm system turned to snow,” Coniglio said. “So it’s not hard to be getting hour after hour of snow that doesn’t stop.”

Sunday morning’s “extra surge of moisture and energy” walloped the region, creating waves of heavier snow from the south, he said.

“That really put us over the top,” Coniglio said.

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The last significant snowfall measured at CVG fell on Feb. 16 and 17, 2015, when 6.3 inches was measured, according to NWS.

The National Weather Service’s forecast for the coming days in Butler County:

Today: Mostly cloudy with a high of 30 degrees and a low of 14 degrees tonight.

Tuesday: Partly sunny with a high of 33 degrees and a low of 27 degrees.

Wednesday: Partly sunny with a high of 38 degrees and a low of 26 degrees.

Thursday: A high of around 40 degrees with a chance of rain at night.

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