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REGIONAL WEATHER SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON KY
352 PM EST THU FEB 4 2016

PARTLY TO MOSTLY CLOUDY SKIES WERE PRESENT ACROSS THE COALFIELDS
THIS MORNING. TEMPERATURES AT 7 AM WERE GENERALLY IN THE MID TO
UPPER 30S...WHICH IS ABOVE NORMAL VALUES IN THE MID 20S FOR THIS
TIME OF YEAR.

CLOUDS CONTINUED TO OVERSPREAD THE AREA...WITH TEMPERATURES
REMAINING STEADY IN THE MID TO UPPER 30S. ON A POSITIVE
NOTE...HOWEVER...CONDITIONS REMAINED DRY. TYPICAL HIGHS FOR THIS
TIME OF YEAR ARE IN THE MID 40S.

DRIER AND COOLER WEATHER WILL BE ON TAP FOR THE REST OF THE WEEK.
AN AREA OF WEAK HIGH PRESSURE IN PLACE OVER KENTUCKY THROUGH THE
WEEKEND SHOULD BE ENOUGH TO KEEP THE PRECIPITATION AT BAY BUT NOT
ENOUGH TO KEEP THE SKIES CLEAR. LOOK FOR A TURN TO MUCH COLDER AND
MORE WINTRY WEATHER EARLY NEXT WEEK AS A COLD FRONT MOVES THROUGH
THE AREA. LOWS TONIGHT WILL GENERALLY BE IN THE LOWER TO MID
20S...WITH A FEW SHELTER VALLEY LOCATIONS SEEING LOWS BOTTOM OUT
IN THE UPPER TEENS. HIGHS ON FRIDAY WILL BE IN THE LOWER TO MID
40S.

ON THIS DATE IN WEATHER HISTORY...IN 1998...A MAJOR SNOWSTORM
AFFECTED EASTERN KENTUCKY FROM THE EVENING OF FEBRUARY 3RD INTO
THE MORNING OF THE 6TH. SNOWFALL TOTALS FROM THIS STORM RANGED
FROM AROUND 4 INCHES IN THE VALLEYS ALONG THE VIRGINIA BORDER TO
AS MUCH AS 2 FEET IN AREAS FROM WHITLEY CITY TO FLEMINGSBURG. THE
JACKSON WEATHER OFFICE RECORDED 17.6 INCHES OF SNOWFALL FROM THIS
STORM. DUE TO THE WET NATURE OF THE SNOW...DAMAGE WAS EXTENSIVE.
MANY AREAS REMAINED WITHOUT POWER FOR SEVERAL WEEKS AND NUMEROUS
BUILDINGS COLLAPSED UNDER THE WEIGHT OF THE SNOW.

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