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REGIONAL WEATHER SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON KY
239 PM EDT SUN APR 13 2014

UNDER MOSTLY CLEAR TO PARTLY CLOUDY SKIES...A WIDE RANGE IN
TEMPERATURES WAS IN PLACE ACROSS EASTERN KENTUCKY THIS MORNING. 7 AM
READINGS VARIED FROM THE UPPER 40S IN THE SHELTERED VALLEYS...TO THE
LOWER AND MIDDLE 60S ELSEWHERE. NORMAL LOWS FOR THE MIDDLE OF APRIL
ARE IN THE MIDDLE 40S. PLENTIFUL MORNING SUNSHINE WAS OBSERVED AS THE
MERCURY ROSE INTO THE MIDDLE AND UPPER 70S BY LUNCHTIME.

UNSEASONABLY WARM CONDITIONS WERE PRESENT THIS AFTERNOON WITH ONLY
SOME THIN CIRRUS CLOUDS AVAILABLE TO BLOCK THE SUN. MID AFTERNOON
TEMPERATURES WERE GENERALLY IN THE LOWER TO MIDDLE 80S. TYPICAL HIGHS
FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR ARE IN THE UPPER 60S. IN FACT...THE JACKSON
WEATHER OFFICE HAS BROKEN THE HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORD FOR TODAY WITH
A READING OF 84 DEGREES. GUSTY SOUTH WINDS OF 10 TO 20 MPH WILL ALSO
ON TAP.

LOOK FOR A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS TO ARRIVE ON MONDAY
AS A COLD FRONT APPROACHES EASTERN KENTUCKY...WITH SHOWERS LINGERING
INTO TUESDAY. IN FACT...CHILLY AIR MAY CATCH UP TO THE PRECIPITATION
AND CREATE SOME SNOW ON TUESDAY AS WELL...ESPECIALLY NEAR THE
VIRGINIA BORDER. HIGHS ON MONDAY WILL BE IN THE 70S...BUT ONLY
AROUND 40 DEGREES ON TUESDAY. A HARD FREEZE IS INDEED POSSIBLE IN
THE VALLEYS TUESDAY NIGHT AS THE MERCURY PLUNGES INTO THE LOWER AND
MIDDLE 20S AT SOME OF THE COLDER LOCATIONS.

ON THIS DATE IN WEATHER HISTORY...IN 1972...LARGE HAIL...DAMAGING
WINDS AND FLOODING OCCURRED ACROSS EXTREME EASTERN KENTUCKY.
HAIL...THE SIZE OF HEN EGGS...FELL IN FLOYD COUNTY...WHILE BASEBALL
SIZED HAIL WAS REPORTED IN PIKE COUNTY. HIGH WINDS CAUSED DAMAGE
NEAR VIRGIE IN PIKE COUNTY...AND ALSO BLEW DOWN A HOUSE WHILE
UNROOFING TWO OTHERS IN SOUTHERN FLOYD COUNTY. HEAVY RAINS CAUSED
THE LEVISA FORK AT PRESTONSBURG TO GO FIVE FEET ABOVE FLOOD STAGE.
500 HOMES AND 4000 ACRES WERE FLOODED FROM THIS STORM SYSTEM.

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CARICO





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