Regional Weather Summary
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REGIONAL WEATHER SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON KY
325 PM EDT FRI APR 18 2014

PARTLY TO MOSTLY CLOUDY SKIES WERE PRESENT ACROSS EASTERN KENTUCKY
THIS MORNING. TEMPERATURES AT 7 AM RANGED FROM MID 30S IN THE
VALLEYS TO THE UPPER 40S ON THE RIDGES. TYPICAL LOWS FOR MID APRIL
ARE IN THE MID 40S.

BY MID AFTERNOON...PARTLY CLOUDY SKIES...ABUNDANT SUNSHINE...AND
TEMPERATURES GENERALLY RANGING IN THE LOWER TO MID 60S MADE FOR A
BEAUTIFUL SPRING DAY ACROSS THE COALFIELDS. NORMAL HIGHS FOR THIS
DAY IN APRIL ARE GENERALLY NEAR 70 DEGREES.

PLEASANT WEATHER IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE THROUGH THE WEEKEND WITH
HIGHS ON SATURDAY REACHING INTO THE LOWER TO MID 70S AND HIGHS ON
SUNDAY TOPPING OUT IN THE LOWER 80S. THE NEXT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS WILL OCCUR MONDAY EVENING THROUGH TUESDAY...AS A COLD
FRONT MOVES INTO THE AREA. LOWS TONIGHT WILL RANGE FROM THE LOWER 40S
IN SHELTERED VALLEYS TO AROUND 50 ON THE RIDGES.

ON THIS DATE IN WEATHER HISTORY...IN 1983...A COLD AIR MASS WAS
ENTRENCHED ACROSS EASTERN KENTUCKY. SEVERAL LOW TEMPERATURE RECORDS
AS WELL AS MINIMUM HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE ESTABLISHED BETWEEN
THE 18TH AND 21ST OF APRIL AT BOTH THE JACKSON WEATHER OFFICE AND
THE LONDON CORBIN AIRPORT. ON THE 18TH...SNOW ALSO FELL ACROSS THE
AREA...WITH JACKSON REPORTING A TENTH OF AN INCH AND THE LONDON
CORBIN AIRPORT REPORTING AN INCH AND A HALF. BOTH JACKSON AND LONDON
HAD RECORD SETTING LOWS OF 28 DEGREES. THE HIGH AT LONDON ONLY
WARMED TO 42 DEGREES...WHILE JACKSON TOPPED OUT AT 43 DEGREES. THESE
READINGS ESTABLISHED NEW RECORD MINIMUM HIGH TEMPERATURES AT EACH
LOCATION...WHICH STILL STAND TODAY. CLIMATE RECORDS FOR JACKSON AND
LONDON DATE BACK TO 1981 AND 1954 RESPECTIVELY.

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