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REGIONAL WEATHER SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON KY
351 PM EST WED DEC 17 2014

EASTERN KENTUCKY WAS UNDER CLOUDY SKIES WITH LIGHT DRIZZLE...AND A
FEW FLURRIES THIS MORNING. TEMPERATURES AT 7 AM GENERALLY RANGED
FROM THE MID 30S IN THE NORTHERN PORTION OF THE REGION TO NEAR 40
DEGREES IN THE SOUTH. THE WARM SPOTS WERE PIKE AND LETCHER
COUNTIES...WHICH REPORTED LOWS OF 40 AND 42 RESPECTIVELY. TYPICAL
LOWS FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR ARE IN THE UPPER 20S TO LOWER 30S.

BY MID AFTERNOON...CLOUDS CONTINUED TO BLANKET THE COALFIELDS. THE
DRIZZLE HAD BEGUN TAPERING OFF FROM WEST TO EAST...AND MAINLY
OCCURRING IN THE SOUTHEASTERN PORTION OF THE AREA. BY MID
AFTERNOON...CLOUDS BEGAN TO BREAK UP ACROSS SOUTHEASTERN KENTUCKY
ALLOWING FOR TEMPERATURES TO CLIMB INTO THE LOWER TO MID 40S...WHICH
IS NEAR NORMAL FOR MID DECEMBER.

AN UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE WILL BRING A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW AND
RAIN TO LOCATIONS MAINLY SOUTH OF THE HAL ROGERS PARKWAY AND HIGHWAY
80 CORRIDORS LATE TONIGHT INTO THE DAY ON THURSDAY...WITH A FEW
SPRINKLES OR FLURRIES EXPECTED ELSEWHERE. LOWS TONIGHT WILL BE IN THE
MID TO UPPER 20S. HIGHS ON THURSDAY WILL RANGE FROM THE MID 30S IN
THE NORTHERN PORTION OF THE REGION TO THE LOWER 40S IN THE SOUTH.

ON THIS DATE IN WEATHER HISTORY...IN 1989...THE REGION WAS IN THE
MIDST OF AN EARLY SEASON ARCTIC BLAST. TWENTY-TWO CITIES FROM
KENTUCKY TO PENNSYLVANIA REPORTED RECORD LOW TEMPERATURES. COLUMBUS
OHIO REACHED 12 DEGREES BELOW ZERO. CLOSER TO HOME...THE JACKSON
JULIAN CARROLL AIRPORT AND THE LONDON CORBIN AIRPORT BOTH ACHIEVED
RECORD LOW TEMPERATURES OF 4 AND 2 DEGREES ABOVE ZERO RESPECTIVELY.
PAINTSVILLE BOTTOMED OUT AT 3 DEGREES ABOVE ZERO...STEARNS CAME IN
AT 2 DEGREES BELOW ZERO...AND BOTH WILLIAMSBURG AND MONTICELLO SAW
THE MERCURY FALL TO 1 DEGREE ABOVE ZERO. FARMERS WAS THE COLD SPOT
OF THE DAY IN EASTERN KENTUCKY...WITH A VERY COLD 11 DEGREES BELOW
ZERO. THE HIGH TEMPERATURE ON THE 17TH AT JACKSON AND LONDON WAS 20
AND 21 DEGREES RESPECTIVELY...BOTH SETTING NEW MINIMUM HIGH RECORDS
FOR THE DAY. CLIMATE RECORDS FOR JACKSON DATE BACK TO 1981...WHILE
CLIMATE RECORDS FOR LONDON DATE BACK TO 1954.

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