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REGIONAL WEATHER SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON KY
256 PM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

CHILLY CONDITIONS AND A FEW ISOLATED AREAS OF FLURRIES WERE PRESENT
ACROSS EASTERN KENTUCKY THIS MORNING. 7 AM TEMPERATURES RANGED FROM
THE LOWER 20S IN THE NORTHERN COAL FIELDS...TO AROUND THE FREEZING
MARK IN SOUTHERN KENTUCKY. NORMAL LOWS FOR LATE DECEMBER ARE IN THE
UPPER 20S. SEVERAL AREAS REPORTED LIGHT SNOW OR FLURRIES THIS
MORNING AS WELL...WITH NO SIGNIFICANT ACCUMULATIONS NOTED. THE
WINTRY PRECIPITATION LINGERED THROUGH MUCH OF THE MORNING HOURS
BEFORE EXITING THE COMMONWEALTH BY NOONTIME. LUNCHTIME TEMPERATURES
WERE IN THE GENERALLY IN THE MIDDLE 30S.

A FEW PEEKS OF SUNSHINE DEVELOPED THROUGH THE CLOUD COVER THIS
AFTERNOON...ALTHOUGH MOSTLY CLOUDY TO CLOUDY SKIES PREVAILED. MID
AFTERNOON TEMPERATURES WERE IN THE MIDDLE 30S TO AROUND 40 DEGREES.
TYPICAL HIGHS FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR ARE IN THE MIDDLE 40S.

DRY CONDITIONS WILL PERSIST THROUGH THE WEEKEND AS HIGH PRESSURE
REMAINS OVER THE AREA. A WEAK WEATHER DISTURBANCE PASSING BY TO THE
SOUTHEAST WILL BRING A SMALL CHANCE OF RAIN BACK TO THE AREA LATE
SUNDAY NIGHT INTO MONDAY MORNING. MORE IMPORTANTLY...A SIGNIFICANT
WARMING TREND IS EXPECTED TO OCCUR OVER THE NEXT 3 TO 4 DAYS. LOOK
FOR HIGHS TO TOP OUT NEAR 50 DEGREES SUNDAY. BY MONDAY HIGHS WILL
SURGE WELL INTO THE 50S WITH READINGS NEAR 60 BY TUESDAY. THE NEXT
CHANCE OF MORE WIDESPREAD PRECIPITATION WILL COME TUESDAY NIGHT INTO
WEDNESDAY AS A STRONG COLD FRONT PUSHES EAST ACROSS KENTUCKY. ALONG
WITH THE PRECIPITATION...TEMPERATURES WILL TURN SHARPLY COLDER FOR
CHRISTMAS EVE AND CHRISTMAS. SOME SNOW SHOWERS WILL ALSO BE POSSIBLE
LATE WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT WHICH COULD PRODUCE A LIGHT
COATING OF SNOW IN SOME PLACES.

ON THIS DATE IN WEATHER HISTORY...IN 1967...UNSEASONABLY MILD
CONDITIONS WERE BEING EXPERIENCED IN EASTERN KENTUCKY. AT THE LONDON
CORBIN AIRPORT...A BALMY 68 DEGREES SET A NEW DAILY RECORD HIGH.
THIS PATTERN CONTINUED ON THE 21ST AS WELL...WITH A NEW DAILY HIGH
RECORD OF 72 DEGREES BEING SET. CLIMATE RECORDS FOR THE LONDON
CORBIN AIRPORT DATE BACK TO 1954.

&&

LOOKING FOR A HOLIDAY GIFT? CONSIDER GIVING A GIFT THAT MAY SAVE A
LIFE. NOAA ALL HAZARDS WEATHER RADIO IS AN ESSENTIAL TOOL WHENEVER
WEATHER TURNS DANGEROUS...OR EMERGENCY SITUATIONS DEVELOP. THIS
SPECIAL RADIO WILL SOUND AN ALARM WHENEVER A WARNING IS ISSUED FOR
YOUR AREA...AND CAN EVEN WAKE YOU IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT TO
ALERT YOU OF AN IMPENDING HAZARD. IN ADDITION TO SEVERE WEATHER
WARNINGS...NOAA ALL HAZARDS RADIOS ALSO WILL BE USED AS A PRIMARY
MEANS OF GETTING EMERGENCY INFORMATION OUT QUICKLY TO THE PUBLIC.
CHEMICAL SPILLS...EARTHQUAKE INFORMATION...AMBER ALERTS...AND OTHER
EMERGENCY INFORMATION WILL ALL BE AIRED WHENEVER DISASTER STRIKES.
SO CONSIDER THE GIFT THAT SAVES LIVES FOR YOUR SPECIAL LOVED ONE.

$$

CARICO



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