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REGIONAL WEATHER SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON KY
406 PM EST MON DEC 15 2014

UNDER VARYING DEGREES OF CLOUD COVER...EASTERN KENTUCKY SAW A MILDER
BEGINNING TO THE WORKWEEK THIS MORNING.TEMPERATURES RANGED FROM THE
MID 30S IN THE VALLEYS TO THE LOWER 40S ON THE RIDGES.TYPICAL LOWS
FOR MID DECEMBER ARE GENERALLY IN THE LOWER 30S.

BY MID AFTERNOON...EASTERN KENTUCKY WAS UNDER PARTLY SUNNY SKIES.
ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES CONTINUED ACROSS THE REGION AS THE MERCURY
CLIMBED INTO THE LOWER TO MID 50S. THE NORMAL HIGH FOR TODAY IS IN
THE MID 40S.

A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE FROM WEST TO EAST ACROSS EASTERN KENTUCKY
TONIGHT INTO TOMORROW MORNING. RAIN WILL ACCOMPANY THIS SYSTEM...AND
WILL SPREAD ACROSS THE REGION THIS EVENING AND OVERNIGHT...THEN
CONTINUE THROUGH EARLY TUESDAY. WARM AIR IS EXPECTED TO PERSIST
THROUGH TUESDAY...THEN A MUCH COOLER AIR MASS WILL MOVE INTO THE
REGION ON WEDNESDAY. LOWS TONIGHT WILL BE IN THE LOWER TO MID 40S
AND HIGHS ON TUESDAY WILL GENERALLY RANGE FROM THE UPPER 40S TO
LOWER 50S.

ON THIS DATE IN WEATHER HISTORY...IN 1989...BITTERLY COLD AIR
INVADED EASTERN KENTUCKY. A RECORD LOW OF 3 ABOVE ZERO WAS
ESTABLISHED AT THE JACKSON WEATHER OFFICE. IN FACT...DECEMBER 1989
WAS THE COLDEST DECEMBER ON RECORD FOR EASTERN KENTUCKY...TOPPING
THE PREVIOUS COLD SNAP OF JANUARY 1985. CLIMATE RECORDS FOR JACKSON
DATE BACK TO 1981.

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