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Issued by NWS Jackson, KY

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FXUS63 KJKL 260849
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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON KY
349 AM EST THU FEB 26 2015

.SHORT TERM...(TODAY THROUGH FRIDAY)
ISSUED AT 350 AM EST THU FEB 26 2015

CONDITIONS ACROSS EASTERN KENTUCKY FEATURE AN EXITING SHIELD OF
PRECIP OVER THE AREA. THE MESOSCALE BAND THAT HAS DEVELOPED
EARLIER IN THE NIGHT IS ALSO BEGINNING TO SHIFT TO THE NORTHEAST
AND EXIT THE AREA AS THE MAIN LOW WINDS UP AND MOVES NORTHEAST OFF
THE ATLANTIC COAST. WITHIN THIS AREA OF SNOWFALL...SOME VISIBILITY
OF A MILE OR LESS HAS BEEN REPORTED ALONG WITH A HALF INCH OR
GREATER SNOWFALL WITHIN AN HOUR. ELSEWHERE...THE HEAVIER BANDED
PRECIP OVER THE EASTERN COUNTIES HAS EXITED AS WELL AND SNOWFALL
WILL CONTINUE TO WIND DOWN. WILL LIKELY BE DROPPING THE WSW EARLY
IN A COUPLE HOURS HEADING INTO THIS AFTERNOON...NORTHWEST FLOW
WILL SET UP AS ANOTHER WEAK FRONT WILL PUSH THROUGH FROM THE
NORTHWEST. THIS WILL ALSO ASSIST IN SOME UPSLOPE SNOW SHOWERS WITH
SOME INSTABILITY PRESENT WITH THIS AS WELL. HOWEVER...THIS FEATURE
IS QUITE MOISTURE STARVED AND SNOW ACCUMULATION WILL BE FAR AND
FEW IN BETWEEN.

DRIER AND COLDER AIR MOVING IN TONIGHT WITH AN ARCTIC HIGH LIKELY
SQUEEZING OUT ANY MOISTURE LEFT IN A PERSISTENT LOW LEVEL CLOUD
DECK. WITH THIS...FLURRIES MAY HANG AROUND ALL NIGHT AND INTO THE
DAWN HOURS. THE COLD AIR ARRIVING TONIGHT WILL DROP LOWS INTO THE
SINGLE DIGITS WITH WIND CHILLS DROPPING INTO THE SINGLE DIGITS IN
THE NORTHERN BLUEGRASS COUNTIES. TEMPERATURES WILL REBOUND INTO
THE 20S DURING THE DAY ON FRIDAY AS ANY FLURRY ACTIVITY WILL BE
ENDING DURING THE MORNING. THROUGH THIS MORNING AND TONIGHT...
BETWEEN THE MELTING SNOW...ANY WET SPOTS ON THE ROAD...THE NEW
SNOW COVER...THE COLDER AIR MOVING IN...AND ANY THREAT THE SNOW
SHOWERS THIS AFTERNOON POSE...MAY DECIDE TO KEEP AN SPS GOING TO
HIGHLIGHT THESE NUISANCES THAT WILL IMPACT TRAVEL TODAY AND
TONIGHT.

.LONG TERM...(FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY)
ISSUED AT 350 AM EST THU FEB 26 2015

THE LONG TERM DISCUSSION WILL BE ISSUED SHORTLY.

&&

.AVIATION...(FOR THE 06Z TAFS THROUGH 06Z THURSDAY NIGHT)
ISSUED AT 1222 AM EST THU FEB 26 2015

LOW LEVEL CIGS AND SNOWFALL WILL CONTINUE TO CREEP NORTH AND
NORTHEASTWARD THROUGH THE NIGHT AS THE LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM TRACKS
EAST ACROSS THE APPALACHIAN RANGE TONIGHT. THESE BELOW IFR CIGS
AT TIMES AND LOW VISIBILITY WILL CONTINUE AT MOST OF THE TAF SITES
BESIDES SYM THROUGH 14Z. WINDS WILL GENERALLY BE LIGHT AND
VARIABLE OR MAINLY OUT OF THE NORTH. HEADING INTO THE
AFTERNOON...THE SNOW WILL TRANSITION INTO UPSLOPE SNOW SHOWERS
THROUGH THE AFTERNOON WITH MAINLY FLURRIES AND A PERSISTENT MVFR
CIGS THROUGH THE REST OF THE TAF PERIOD. WINDS WILL INCREASE OUT
OF THE NORTHWEST THROUGH THIS PERIOD AS WELL.


&&

.JKL WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY UNTIL 7 AM EST THIS MORNING FOR
KYZ058>060-068-069-079-080-083>088-106>120.

&&

$$

SHORT TERM...SHALLENBERGER
LONG TERM...DJ
AVIATION...SHALLENBERGER


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