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REGIONAL WEATHER SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON KY
239 PM EST SUN JAN 25 2015

SKIES WERE MOSTLY CLEAR WITH SOME FROSTY CONDITIONS ACROSS EASTERN
KENTUCKY THIS MORNING. 7 AM TEMPERATURES RANGED FROM THE MIDDLE 20S
IN THE SHELTERED VALLEY TO THE MIDDLE 30S ELSEWHERE. NORMAL LOWS FOR
LATE JANUARY ARE IN THE MIDDLE 20S. A MIXTURE OF SUN AND CLOUDS
PREVAILED FOR THE REST OF THE MORNING HOURS...AS THE MERCURY EASED
INTO THE 40S BY NOONTIME.

CLOUDS OVERSPREAD THE COAL FIELDS THIS AFTERNOON...SIGNALING THE
APPROACH OF OUR NEXT STORM SYSTEM. MID AFTERNOON TEMPERATURES WERE IN
THE MIDDLE 40S NORTH OF INTERSTATE 64...TO THE MIDDLE 50S IN SOUTH
CENTRAL KENTUCKY. TYPICAL HIGHS FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR ARE IN THE
MIDDLE 40S. POCKETS OF DRIZZLE WERE IN NORTHERN KENTUCKY WITH RAIN
SHOWERS MOVING INTO CENTRAL KENTUCKY DURING THE MID AFTERNOON AS
WELL.

A QUICK MOVING CLIPPER SYSTEM WILL DIVE SOUTH AND EAST INTO THE
REGION BY LATE TODAY...BRINGING CHANCES OF PRECIPITATION THROUGH THE
START OF THE NEW WORK WEEK. THIS WILL COME IN THE FORM OF RAIN
CHANCES STARTING LATE THIS AFTERNOON BEFORE TRANSITIONING TO A RAIN SNOW
MIX FOLLOWED BY A CHANCE FOR JUST SNOW LATE TONIGHT INTO MONDAY
MORNING. MOST SNOW ACCUMULATIONS WILL BE LIGHT WITH HIGHEST AMOUNTS
EXPECTED TO BE FOUND IN THE HIGHER TERRAIN ABOVE 2000 FEET MAINLY
ALONG AND NEAR THE VIRGINIA BORDER.

ON THIS DATE IN WEATHER HISTORY...IN 1987...A WINTER STORM WAS
HAMMERING THE EASTERN UNITED STATES. PARTS OF EASTERN KENTUCKY SAW
UPWARDS OF 6 TO 12 INCHES OF SNOW OVER THE COURSE OF THE EVENT. THE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE NEAR JACKSON SAW 5.8 INCHES ON THE
25TH...WHICH SET THE RECORD SNOWFALL FOR THE DATE. THIS...COMBINED
WITH THE HALF INCH LATE ON THE 24TH...PRODUCED A TOTAL OF OVER 6
INCHES. LONDON ALSO REPORTED 4.4 INCHES OF SNOWFALL ON THE
25TH...SETTING A NEW SNOWFALL RECORD FOR THAT LOCATION AS WELL.
CLIMATE REPORTS FOR JACKSON AND LONDON DATE BACK TO 1981 AND 1954
RESPECTIVELY.

&&

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST OFFICE IN JACKSON KENTUCKY
PLANS TO DISCONTINUE THIS PRODUCT FEBRUARY 6TH 2015. IF YOU HAVE ANY
COMMENT ON THE DISCONTINUANCE OF THE REGIONAL WEATHER SUMMARY PLEASE
CONTACT METEOROLOGIST-IN-CHARGE SHAWN HARLEY AT SHAWN.HARLEY@NOAA.GOV
OR AT 606-666-2560 EXTENSION 642.

$$

CARICO




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