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REGIONAL WEATHER SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON KY
348 PM EST MON FEB 8 2016

COMMUTERS ACROSS EASTERN KENTUCKY EXPERIENCED SCATTERED RAIN
SHOWERS...MIXED WITH PERIODS OF SNOW THIS MORNING AS A COLD FRONT
BEGAN TO MOVE ACROSS THE REGION. TEMPERATURES AT 7 AM WERE
GENERALLY IN THE LOWER TO MID 30S. TYPICAL LOWS FOR THIS TIME OF
YEAR ARE IN THE UPPER 20S.

THE FIRST WAVE OF PRECIPITATION MOVED OUT OF THE REGION BY MID
MORNING...GIVING THE COALFIELDS A BRIEF RESPITE BEFORE ANOTHER
WAVE OF RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS MOVED IN BY LATE MORNING. THE RAIN
EVENTUALLY BEGAN TO TRANSITION OVER TO SNOW IN MOST LOCATIONS BY
EARLY AFTERNOON...PUTTING DOWN ANYWHERE FROM A DUSTING TO CLOSE TO
AN INCH AT SOME LOCATIONS. HOWEVER...ACCUMULATIONS DID NOT LINGER
DUE TO ABOVE FREEZING TEMPERATURES. THE JACKSON WEATHER OFFICE
RECORDED A HIGH OF 45 DEGREES SHORTLY BEFORE 12:30 PM...BUT BY 3
PM HAD DROPPED DOWN TO 33 DEGREES...WITH MOST LOCATIONS TRENDING
THE SAME WAY. NORMAL HIGHS FOR TODAY ARE IN THE MID TO UPPER 40S.

COLD AIR FUNNELING IN BEHIND THE COLD FRONT WILL COVERT ALL RAIN
SHOWERS OVER TO SNOW SHOWERS EARLY THIS EVENING. SEVERAL WEAK
UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCES WILL MAINTAIN THE SNOW SHOWER ACTIVITY
THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING BEFORE TAPERING OFF TO FLURRIES. LIGHT
SNOW ACCUMULATIONS WILL GRADUALLY ADD UP THROUGH THE FIRST PORTION
OF THE WEEK...WITH A FEW INCHES OF POWDERY SNOW BY WEDNESDAY.
EVEN HIGHER AMOUNTS ARE EXPECTED IN THE HIGHER TERRAIN TO OUR EAST
AND SOUTHEAST. TEMPERATURES WILL FALL BELOW FREEZING THIS EVENING
AND WILL REMAIN BELOW FREEZING THROUGH AT LEAST THURSDAY. LOWS
TONIGHT WILL BE IN THE LOWER TO MID 20S. HIGHS ON TUESDAY WILL BE
IN THE MID TO UPPER 20S.

ON THIS DATE IN WEATHER HISTORY...IN 1995...HEAVY SNOW FELL OVER A
10 HOUR PERIOD LEAVING AN AVERAGE OF 3 TO 5 INCHES ACROSS
SOUTHEAST KENTUCKY. HEAVIER SNOW WAS REPORTED IN THE MOUNTAINS
BORDERING VIRGINIA. SPOTTERS IN BELL COUNTY REPORTED 6 INCHES OF
SNOW...AND SPOTTERS IN BOTH HARLAN AND LETCHER COUNTIES...5
INCHES.

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