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REGIONAL WEATHER SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON KY
243 PM EST MON DEC 22 2014

...FIRST DAY OF WINTER EXPERIENCES UNSEASONABLE WARM CONDITIONS...

CLOUDY SKIES AND TEMPERATURES NOT FAR FROM FREEZING WERE ON TAP THIS
MORNING. 7 AM READINGS RANGED FROM THE LOWER TO UPPER 30S. NORMAL
LOWS FOR LATE DECEMBER ARE IN THE UPPER 20S. THERE WERE SOME ISOLATED
POCKETS OF DRIZZLE/LIGHT RAIN SHOWERS AS WELL...MOSTLY CONCENTRATED
AROUND THE JACKSON WEATHER OFFICE. UNDER CLOUDY SKIES...MILD AIR
STREAMED INTO THE COAL FIELDS. BY LUNCHTIME...TEMPERATURES WERE
MOSTLY IN THE UPPER 40S AND LOWER 50S.

CLOUDY SKIES CONTINUED INTO THE AFTERNOON AS WELL...WITH UNSEASONABLE
WARM CONDITIONS. MID AFTERNOON TEMPERATURES WERE MOSTLY IN THE MIDDLE
AND UPPER 50S. TYPICAL HIGHS FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR ARE IN THE MIDDLE
40S.

SOUTHEASTERLY WINDS COMING ACROSS OUR EASTERN MOUNTAINS WILL KEEP
THE AREA DRY THROUGH EARLY TONIGHT DUE TO DOWN SLOPE WARMING.
SKIES WILL BE PARTLY TO MOSTLY CLOUDY THROUGHOUT THE
DAY...HOWEVER...AS A WEATHER SYSTEM APPROACHES FROM THE SOUTHWEST. A
STRONG COLD FRONT AND UPPER LEVEL AREA OF LOW PRESSURE WILL BRING
STRONG GUSTY WINDS...LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL AND EVEN SOME SNOW TO
EASTERN KENTUCKY WEDNESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY. WINDS COULD GUST AS
HIGH AS 30 TO 40 MPH ON WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT. AFTER SEEING
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S AND LOWER 60S TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY...MUCH
COLDER AIR WILL SPILL INTO THE REGION WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY.
RAIN WILL MIX WITH AND CHANGE TO SNOW LATE CHRISTMAS EVE NIGHT INTO
EARLY CHRISTMAS MORNING. LITTLE IF ANY SNOW ACCUMULATION IS
EXPECTED. HIGHS ON THURSDAY WILL ONLY MAKE IT INTO THE LOWER 40S.

ON THIS DATE IN WEATHER HISTORY...IN 1990...ANOTHER LOW PRESSURE
SYSTEM SITTING OVER THE TENNESSEE VALLEY WAS PULLING ABUNDANT
WARM...MOIST AIR INTO THE REGION OVER THE 21ST AND 22ND...BRINGING
RECORD RAINS ALONG WITH RECORD WARM TEMPERATURES. AT THE JACKSON
WEATHER OFFICE...1.22 INCHES OF RAIN FELL SETTING THE ONE DAY
RAINFALL RECORD FOR THIS DATE. A HIGH OF 61 DEGREES WAS NOT ENOUGH
TO HOLD THE RECORD FOR THIS DATE...BUT THE OVERNIGHT LOW OF 56 STILL
HOLDS THE RECORD FOR A MAXIMUM LOW. AT THE LONDON CORBIN
AIRPORT...OVER 3 INCHES OF RAIN FELL OVER A TWO DAY PERIOD...WITH 1.64
INCHES FALLING ON THE 22ND. THE AFTERNOON HIGH OF 63 DEGREES WAS
AGAIN SURPASSED ON THIS DATE IN 1998...BUT THE OVERNIGHT LOW OF 57
DEGREES STILL STANDS AS THE RECORD MAXIMUM LOW FOR THIS DATE.

&&

LOOKING FOR A HOLIDAY GIFT? CONSIDER GIVING A GIFT THAT MAY SAVE A
LIFE. NOAA ALL HAZARDS WEATHER RADIO IS AN ESSENTIAL TOOL WHENEVER
WEATHER TURNS DANGEROUS...OR EMERGENCY SITUATIONS DEVELOP. THIS
SPECIAL RADIO WILL SOUND AN ALARM WHENEVER A WARNING IS ISSUED FOR
YOUR AREA...AND CAN EVEN WAKE YOU IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT TO
ALERT YOU OF AN IMPENDING HAZARD. IN ADDITION TO SEVERE WEATHER
WARNINGS...NOAA ALL HAZARDS RADIOS ALSO WILL BE USED AS A PRIMARY
MEANS OF GETTING EMERGENCY INFORMATION OUT QUICKLY TO THE PUBLIC.
CHEMICAL SPILLS...EARTHQUAKE INFORMATION...AMBER ALERTS...AND OTHER
EMERGENCY INFORMATION WILL ALL BE AIRED WHENEVER DISASTER STRIKES.
SO CONSIDER THE GIFT THAT SAVES LIVES FOR YOUR SPECIAL LOVED ONE.

$$

CARICO




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