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REGIONAL WEATHER SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON KY
143 PM EST FRI MAR 6 2015

RECORD SETTING COLD TEMPERATURES WERE EXPERIENCED ACROSS EAST
KENTUCKY THIS MORNING. IT DROPPED TO 8 DEGREES AT THE WEATHER
OFFICE SETTING A NEW RECORD LOW. THE OLD RECORD LOW FOR JACKSON
TODAY WAS 22 DEGREES AND WAS SET IN 2001. THIS BROKE THE OLD
RECORD BY A WHOPPING 14 DEGREES. HILLSBORO REPORTED A COLD MINUS
16 DEGREES THIS MORNING. THE COLDEST MESONET STATION THIS MORNING
WAS LEWIS COUNTY WITH A MINUS 13 DEGREES. SOME OTHER COLD COOP
STATIONS WERE MOUNT STERLING WITH MINUS 12 DEGREES...CLOVER BOTTOM
WITH MINUS 8 DEGREES AND SANDY HOOK WITH MINUS 7 DEGREES.
PRECIPITATION OVER THE PAST 24 HOURS AVERAGED AROUND 0.25 INCHES

NEARLY ALL OF OUR RIVER HAVE BEEN IN FLOOD STAGE OVER THE PAST 24
OURS. MOST ARE RECEDING HOWEVER SOME ARE STILL RUNNING VERY HIGH.
THIS MORNING THE BIG SANDY STILL HAD PRESTONSBURG AND PAINTSVILLE
AT ACTION STAGE. THE KENTUCKY RIVER WAS IN ACTION STAGE OR
MODERATE FLOOD STAGE IN JACKSON...BOONEVILLE...HEIDELBERG AND
RAVENNA. THE CUMBERLAND RIVER WAS IN MINOR TO MODERATE FLOOD STAGE
AT BARBOURVILLE AND WILLIAMSBURG THIS MORNING. ELSEWHERE ON THE
CUMBERLAND THE RIVER HAD RECEDED TO ACTION STAGE.

AT DAYBREAK...CLEAR SKIES WERE SEEN OVER THE EAST KENTUCKY COAL
FIELDS. BY NOONTIME TEMPERATURES HAD RISEN TO THE MID 20S UNDER
THE EARLY MARCH SUNSHINE. HIGH PRESSURE WILL TRY AND KEEP THE AREA
DRY FOR A PERIOD WITH COOL MORNING TEMPERATURES EXPECTED FOR THE
WEEKEND. SATURDAY MORNING LOOKS A BIT BRISK WITH MORNING LOWS
DROPPING INTO THE LOW TEENS IN MOST PLACES. SUNDAY MORNING LOWS
WILL BE IN THE UPPER 20S TO NEAR 30 DEGREES...BELOW NORMAL BUT
ENJOYABLE. DAYTIME HIGHS WILL BE NICE THIS WEEKEND WITH READING IN
THE UPPER 40S AND LOW 50S.

SEASONAL TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED THROUGH NEXT WEEK WITH ONLY A
SLIGHT CHANCE FOR PRECIPITATION. TUESDAY LOOK LIKE THE BEST DAY
FOR ANY RAIN HOWEVER MOST PLACE WILL REMAIN DRY. THE CHANCE FOR
PRECIPITATION WILL BE HIGHER ALONG THE TENNESSEE BORDER COUNTIES.

ON THIS DAY IN WEATHER HISTORY...AN UNUSUALLY COLD AIR MASS HAD
INVADED EASTERN KENTUCKY BACK IN 1960. THE LONDON CORBIN AIRPORT
ESTABLISHED RECORD LOW TEMPERATURES FOR FIVE CONSECUTIVE DAYS
BETWEEN THE 4TH AND 8TH OF MARCH. IN FACT...THIS OUTBREAK OF COLD
WEATHER LED TO A WHOPPING 15 INCHES OF SNOW ON THE 9TH OF THAT
MONTH. ADDITIONALLY...TEMPERATURES REMAINED BELOW NORMAL FOR MUCH
OF THE MONTH THAT YEAR...MAKING IT THE COLDEST MARCH ON RECORD.

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DBS



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