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REGIONAL WEATHER SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON KY
306 PM EST SUN MAR 1 2015

AREAS OF FREEZING RAIN AND RAIN MOVED INTO THE COAL FIELDS DURING
THE PREDAWN HOURS. THE FREEZING RAIN WAS MOSTLY CONCENTRATED NEAR
AND NORTH OF THE MOUNTAIN PARKWAY. THE FREEZING RAIN WAS GONE BY
MID MORNING AS TEMPERATURES WARMED WELL ABOVE 32 DEGREES...LEAVING
AREAS OF JUST LIGHT RAIN BEHIND. THE LIGHT RAIN CONTINUED ACROSS
MUCH OF EASTERN KENTUCKY TODAY...WITH RAINFALL AMOUNTS LESS THAN A
TENTH OF AN INCH.

WARMER AIR SURGED INTO THE AREA TODAY. 7 AM TEMPERATURES WERE
RANGING FROM AROUND 30 DEGREES TO NEAR 40 DEGREES. NORMAL LOWS FOR
THE FIRST OF MARCH ARE IN THE LOWER TO MIDDLE 30S. BY MID
AFTERNOON...READINGS VARIED FROM THE UPPER 30S ACROSS FAR EAST
KENTUCKY...TO THE MIDDLE AND UPPER 40S IN SOUTH CENTRAL KENTUCKY.
TYPICAL HIGHS FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR ARE IN THE LOWER TO MIDDLE
50S.

THE OFFICIAL SNOW DEPTH FOR THE JACKSON WEATHER OFFICE FOR MARCH
1ST IS THREE INCHES. THUS FAR JACKSON HAS A CURRENT STREAK OF 13
DAYS IN A ROW WITH THREE INCHES OF SNOW ON THE GROUND...AND 14
DAYS WITH AT LEAST ONE INCH. THE STREAK OF 13 DAYS WITH THREE
INCHES OF SNOW DEPTH IS THE LONGEST EVER...WHILE 14 DAYS WITH AT
LEAST ONE INCH OF SNOW IS TIED FOR 4TH LONGEST. WITH WARMER AIR
AND RAIN WORKING ITS WAY INTO THE REGION...THE JACKSON SNOW DEPTH
WILL POSSIBLY DROP BELOW THREE INCHES BY TOMORROW...ENDING THAT
STREAK AT 13 DAYS. BUT THERE SHOULD BE AT LEAST ONE INCH...KEEPING
THE ONE INCH SNOW DEPTH STREAK ALIVE.

EXPECT RAIN OVER THE AREA TO CONTINUE INTO TONIGHT BEFORE A COLD
FRONT PASSES THROUGH CHANGING RAIN TO SNOW LATE TONIGHT. A DUSTING
TO A FEW TENTHS OF AN INCH IS POSSIBLE. AFTER THIS...A PERIOD OF
VERY WET WEATHER LOOKS ON TAP THROUGH MID WEEK...WITH FLOODING
POSSIBLE THANKS TO SNOW MELT...SATURATED GROUND AND HEAVY RAIN.
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THIS DEVELOPING EVENT.

ON THIS DAY IN WEATHER HISTORY...THE FIRST WEEK OF MARCH 1997 CAME
IN LIKE A LION. A SIGNIFICANT FLOODING EVENT WAS SETTING UP ACROSS
THE STATE OF KENTUCKY. THE HEAVIEST RAIN FELL IN CENTRAL AND
NORTHERN KENTUCKY. A 24 HOUR PRECIPITATION RECORD FOR THE STATE OF
KENTUCKY WAS SET WHEN LOUISVILLE RECORDED 10.48 INCHES.
DEVASTATING FLOODING WAS OCCURRING ALONG THE OHIO RIVER AND MANY
OF ITS TRIBUTARIES. FALMOUTH AND CYNTHIANA WERE DEVASTATED AS THE
LICKING RIVER REACHED RECORD FLOOD LEVELS. FLOODING CONTINUED
ALONG THE LICKING RIVER THROUGH THE 7TH OF MARCH DUE TO THE OHIO
RIVER BEING BACKED UP. DAILY RAINFALL RECORDS WERE SET AT JACKSON
AND LONDON ON THE 2ND AND 3RD DAYS OF MARCH 1997. JACKSON RECORDED
1.68 AND 1.82 INCHES OF RAINFALL ON THE 2ND AND 3RD RESPECTIVELY.
LONDON ALSO RECORDED 1.29 AND 1.37 INCHES RESPECTIVELY. FLASH
FLOODING WAS ALSO WIDESPREAD ACROSS EASTERN KENTUCKY. ON THE SAME
DAY...AN F1 TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN AT THE AIRPORT IN POWELL COUNTY
DESTROYING A HANGAR...TWO ULTRA LIGHT AIRCRAFTS...AND A SINGLE
ENGINE PROP PLANE. AN F0 TORNADO WAS REPORTED IN MENIFEE COUNTY.

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CARICO



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