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REGIONAL WEATHER SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON KY
317 PM EST SAT FEB 21 2015

ONE OF THE WORST WINTER STORMS IN RECENT EASTERN KENTUCKY HISTORY
CONTINUES. MONDAY GAVE US A PUMMELING OF SNOW AND ON THURSDAY AND
FRIDAY RECORD SHATTERING BLISTERING COLD TEMPERATURES OCCURRED.
SATURDAY MORNING BROUGHT A SMATTERING OF WEATHER TO THE HILLS OF
EASTERN KENTUCKY. 6 TO 8 INCHES OF SNOW FELL IN BELL AND HARLAN
COUNTIES. ELSEWHERE ICE ACCUMULATIONS VARIED FROM ONE EIGHT TO
JUST OVER A QUARTER OF AN INCH. THIS LED TO TREACHEROUS ROADS
CONDITIONS AND TRAVEL TIMES TO WORK WENT FROM 30 MINUTES TO 3
HOURS. MORNING TEMPERATURES WERE HOVERING AROUND THE FREEZING
MARK AND THE SOLID SNOW PACKED HELP ICE TO ACCUMULATE. MOST OF
EASTERN KENTUCKY RECEIVED A MIX OF RAIN...FREEZING RAIN...AND
SLEET. AT NOONTIME...TEMPERATURES HOVERED IN THE 34 TO 39 DEGREE
RANGE WHILE A RAIN...SLEET AND/OR SNOW MIX CONTINUED TO FALL
ACROSS MOST OF THE AREA.

SINCE EARLY THIS MORNING...ONE TO TWO INCHES OF RAIN HAS FALLEN
ON A LARGE PORTION OF THE AREA. THIS IS ADDING WEIGHT TO THE
SNOWPACK AND STRUCTURES MAY GIVE WAY TO THE WEIGHT. SEVERAL ROOF
COLLAPSES HAVE BEEN REPORTED TODAY AND RESIDENTS NEED TO REMAIN
ALERT. WATCH PORCH OVERHANGS...BARNS AND SHEDS FOR THE POSSIBILITY
OF COLLAPSE...HOWEVER DO NOT STAND UNDER THEM WHILE WATCHING.

ROAD CONDITIONS REMAINED TREACHEROUS DURING THE AFTERNOON HOURS
AND WE ENCOURAGE MOTORIST TO REMAIN AT HOME IF POSSIBLE. WITH ALL
THE COLD WEATHER...MAKE SURE THAT OUTDOOR ANIMALS HAVE PROPER
PROTECTION AND CHECK ON THE ELDERLY. EXPOSED WATER PIPES WILL
BURST IF NOT PROPERLY PROTECTED. STAY TUNED TO YOUR FAVORITE LOCAL
MEDIA...NOAA ALL HAZARDS WEATHER RADIO OR LOG IN TO
WWW.WEATHER.GOV/JKL FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THIS DANGEROUS WINTER
WEATHER SITUATION.

AS WE HEAD INTO THE EVENING HOURS LOOK FOR THE WINTRY MIX TO
CONVERT TO ALL RAIN. THE RAIN MAY CHANGE BACK OVER TO SNOW ON
SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT. MONDAY AND MOST OF TUESDAYS LOOK TO BE
DRY WITH BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES.

ON THIS DATE IN WEATHER HISTORY...IN 1993...AN F0 TORNADO MOVED
THROUGH FLEMING COUNTY. THE TWISTER TOUCHED DOWN 2 MILES NORTH OF
FLEMINGSBURG...DESTROYING A FARM IMPLEMENT STORE AND A STORAGE BARN.
A NEARBY MOBILE HOME PARK ALSO EXPERIENCED DAMAGE.

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DBS


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