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REGIONAL WEATHER SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON KY
329 PM EST SUN FEB 1 2015

CLOUDY SKIES AND ALMOST MILD CONDITIONS COMPARED TO YESTERDAY MORNING WERE
PRESENT ACROSS EASTERN KENTUCKY TODAY. 7 AM TEMPERATURES WERE MOSTLY
RANGING FROM AROUND THE FREEZING MARK TO NEAR 40 DEGREES...WHICH IS
QUITE A NOTABLE DIFFERENCE THAN READINGS IN THE TEENS EXPERIENCED
YESTERDAY. NORMAL LOWS FOR EARLY FEBRUARY ARE IN THE MIDDLE AND
UPPER 20S. CLOUDY SKIES PREVAILED FOR THE REST OF THE MORNING
HOURS...WITH NOONTIME TEMPERATURES IN THE 40S.

THIS AFTERNOON SAW AN AREA OF RAIN MOVE INTO THE COAL FIELDS. THROUGH
MID AFTERNOON...RAINFALL TOTALS WERE MOSTLY A TENTH OF AN INCH OR
LESS IN EASTERN KENTUCKY...ALTHOUGH HIGHER AMOUNTS WERE BEING REPORTED
IN CENTRAL KENTUCKY...WHICH WILL ARRIVE HERE LATER TODAY. AT 3
PM...READINGS WERE MOSTLY IN THE MIDDLE 40S...WHICH IS NORMAL FOR
HIGH TEMPERATURES THIS TIME OF YEAR. ALSO...SOUTHERLY WINDS OF 10 TO
20 MPH...WERE GUSTING TO 35 MPH AT TIMES THIS AFTERNOON.

A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL BRING RAIN TO THE AREA THIS EVENING AND
TONIGHT. AS THE LOW TRACKS INTO THE MID ATLANTIC STATE BY DAWN
MONDAY...COLDER AIR WILL MOVE INTO EASTERN KENTUCKY LATE TONIGHT.
THIS WILL ALLOW THE PRECIPITATION TO CHANGE TO SNOW. SNOW SHOWERS
WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE DAY MONDAY...BEFORE TAPERING OFF FROM WEST
TO EAST DURING THE AFTERNOON HOURS. TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATION WILL
GENERALLY BE LESS THAN ONE INCH FOR MOST LOCATIONS...WITH HIGHER
ELEVATIONS BORDERING VIRGINIA LIKELY SEEING ONE TO TWO INCHES. STAY TUNED
TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO...YOUR FAVORITE LOCAL MEDIA OUTLET...OR LOG IN
TO WWW.WEATHER.GOV/JKL FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THIS WINTER WEATHER
SITUATION.

ON THIS DAY IN WEATHER HISTORY...DOES ANYONE REMEMBER WHAT THE
GROUNDHOG SAID BACK IN 1998? THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN JACKSON/S DAILY
SNOWFALL RECORDS FOR THE 3RD...4TH...5TH...AND 6TH OF FEBRUARY 1998 ARE...
4.6...5.7...3.4...AND 3.9 INCHES RESPECTIVELY. 17.6 INCHES OF SNOW
FELL DURING THE 4 DAY PERIOD WITH THE MAXIMUM DEPTH OF 11 INCHES
OCCURRING ON THE 6TH. SOME OTHER SNOW DEPTHS REPORTED ON THE 6TH OF
FEBRUARY 1998...WALLINGFORD 25 INCHES...FRENCHBURG 24
INCHES...STEARNS 23 INCHES...MT. STERLING 22 INCHES...AND OWINGSVILLE
20 INCHES. DUE TO THE EXTREMELY WET NATURE OF THIS SNOW, DAMAGE WAS
EXTENSIVE. THE WORST DAMAGE OCCURRED FROM WHITLEY CITY NORTHWEST
TOWARDS FRENCHBURG. POWER OUTAGES AFFECTED 100 PERCENT OF THE
CUSTOMERS IN MANY COUNTIES AND LASTED FOR TWO WEEKS. NUMEROUS
RESIDENTIAL AND INDUSTRIAL BUILDINGS COLLAPSED DUE TO THE WEIGHT OF
THE SNOW. A WOMAN FROM MCCREARY COUNTY DIED OF A HYPOTHERMIA INDUCED
HEART ATTACK AND A MAN FROM WOLFE COUNTY DIED FROM HYPOTHERMIA IN HIS
HOME.

&&

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST OFFICE IN JACKSON KENTUCKY
PLANS TO DISCONTINUE THIS PRODUCT FEBRUARY 6TH 2015. IF YOU HAVE ANY
COMMENT ON THE DISCONTINUANCE OF THE REGIONAL WEATHER SUMMARY PLEASE
CONTACT METEOROLOGIST-IN-CHARGE SHAWN HARLEY AT SHAWN.HARLEY@NOAA.GOV
OR AT 606-666-2560 EXTENSION 642.

$$

CARICO





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