Regional Weather Summary
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REGIONAL WEATHER SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON KY
403 PM EST FRI DEC 26 2014

MOSTLY CLEAR SKIES AND AREAS OF FROST WERE PRESENT ACROSS THE
COALFIELDS THIS MORNING. TEMPERATURE READINGS AT 7 AM RANGED FROM THE
LOWER 20S IN SHELTERED VALLEYS TO THE LOWER 30S ON THE RIDGES.
NORMAL LOWS FOR THE END OF DECEMBER ARE IN THE UPPER 20S.

BY MID AFTERNOON...MOSTLY CLEAR SKIES AND ABUNDANT SUNSHINE HAD
OVERSPREAD EASTERN KENTUCKY. ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES IN THE LOW TO
MID 50S WERE CERTAINLY WELCOMED BY MOST. TYPICAL HIGHS FOR THIS TIME
OF YEAR ARE IN THE MID 40S.

TONIGHT WILL REMAIN MAINLY CLEAR AND DRY WITH LOWS RANGING FROM THE
MID 20S IN THE VALLEYS TO THE MID 30S ON THE RIDGES. AN APPROACHING
COLD FRONT WILL BRING AN INCREASE IN CLOUDS...AS WELL AS RAIN CHANCES
BACK TO THE AREA BY SATURDAY EVENING. THIS SLOW MOVING SYSTEM WILL
KEEP A THREAT OF RAIN IN THE FORECAST THROUGH SUNDAY. AN AREA OF
HIGH PRESSURE WILL MOVE IN BEHIND THE COLD FRONT BRINGING COOLER...
CLOSER TO NORMAL...TEMPERATURES TO THE REGION ON MONDAY INTO TUESDAY.
HIGHS ON SATURDAY WILL GENERALLY BE IN THE UPPER 50S AND LOWER 60S.

ON THIS DATE IN WEATHER HISTORY...IN 1993...A WINTER STORM BEGAN
AFFECTING NORTHERN AND EASTERN KENTUCKY LATE IN THE DAY. BY THE TIME
THE STORM HAD FINISHED ON THE 28TH...BETWEEN 3 TO 6 INCHES OF SNOW
BLANKETED THE AREA BETWEEN LOUISVILLE AND ASHLAND. AN ICE STORM
PARALYZED LOCATIONS FURTHER TO THE SOUTH WHERE TREES AND POWER LINES
WERE TORN DOWN AND MANY RESIDENTS WERE LEFT WITHOUT ELECTRICITY.
PULASKI AND LAUREL COUNTIES RECEIVED THE GREATEST DAMAGE...WITH OVER
1000 CUSTOMERS IN EACH COUNTY REPORTING POWER OUTAGES.

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