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REGIONAL WEATHER SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON KY
422 PM EDT THU OCT 30 2014

UNDER CLEAR SKIES...CHILLY CONDITIONS GREETED COMMUTERS ACROSS
EASTERN KENTUCKY THIS MORNING. TEMPERATURE READINGS AT 7 AM RANGED
FROM THE LOWER 30S IN THE SHELTERED VALLEYS TO THE MID TO UPPER 30S
ON THE RIDGES. A FEW SHELTERED VALLEY LOCATIONS REPORTED INSTANCES
OF FROST. TYPICAL LOWS FOR THE END OF OCTOBER ARE IN THE LOWER TO
MID 40S.

BY MID AFTERNOON...CLOUDS HAD BEGUN TO BUILD INTO THE COALFIELDS.
UNDER PARTLY SUNNY SKIES...THE MERCURY CLIMBED INTO THE LOWER TO MID
50S...WHICH IS QUITE A BIT COOLER THAN NORMAL. TYPICAL HIGHS FOR
TODAY ARE GENERALLY IN THE MID 60S.

CLOUDS WILL CONTINUE TO BUILD INTO THE REGION THIS EVENING AND
OVERNIGHT...BRINGING CHANCES OF ISOLATED TO SCATTERED RAIN SHOWERS TO
THE REGION. LOWS WILL RANGE FROM THE MID 30S TO THE LOWER 40S. A
STRONG AREA OF LOW PRESSURE WILL DROP SOUTHEAST ACROSS THE AREA
FRIDAY INTO FRIDAY NIGHT...DRAGGING A STRONG COLD FRONT ACROSS
EASTERN KENTUCKY. THIS WILL PRODUCE PERIODS OF PRECIPITATION FROM
FRIDAY INTO SATURDAY NIGHT. A COLD AIR MASS WILL SURGE SOUTH FRIDAY
EVENING...WITH RAIN GRADUALLY CHANGING OVER TO SNOW INTO SATURDAY
MORNING. LIGHT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS ARE POSSIBLE...MAINLY AT LOCATIONS
ABOVE 1500 FEET. TEMPERATURES WILL FALL TO AROUND OR BELOW FREEZING
AFTER MIDNIGHT FRIDAY NIGHT AND NOT RISE ABOVE FREEZING UNTIL MID
MORNING ON SATURDAY. A FREEZE WATCH IS IN EFFECT FROM LATE FRIDAY
NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING...AS ROADS AND SIDEWALKS COULD BECOME
SLIPPERY IN PLACES. THE COLD WEATHER WILL HOLD THROUGH THE WEEKEND
WITH THE THREAT OF BELOW FREEZING TEMPERATURES SATURDAY AND SUNDAY
NIGHTS. HIGH PRESSURE WILL BRING A WARMING TREND AS WE HEAD INTO
EARLY NEXT WEEK. HIGHS ON FRIDAY WILL BE IN THE LOWER TO MID 50S.

ON THIS DATE IN WEATHER HISTORY...IN 2012...THE REMNANTS OF
HURRICANE SANDY BROUGHT SNOW AND RECORD BREAKING PRECIPITATION TO
EASTERN KENTUCKY. AT THE JACKSON WEATHER OFFICE...1.1 INCHES OF SNOW
FELL...ALONG WITH 0.76 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION. BOTH TOTALS SET NEW
RECORDS FOR THE SITE. NEW MINIMUM TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE ALSO SET
AT BOTH JACKSON AND THE LONDON CORBIN AIRPORT...WITH READINGS OF 37
AND 41 RESPECTIVELY. CLIMATE DATA FOR JACKSON DATES BACK TO
1981...WHILE CLIMATE DATA FOR LONDON DATES BACK TO 1954.

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