Regional Weather Summary
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REGIONAL WEATHER SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON KY
320 PM EDT FRI APR 18 2014

MOSTLY CLOUDY SKIES WERE PRESENT ACROSS EASTERN KENTUCKY THIS
MORNING. TEMPERATURES AT 7 AM RANGED FROM THE MID TO UPPER 30S IN THE
VALLEYS TO THE UPPER 40S AND LOWER 50S ON THE RIDGES. TYPICAL LOWS
FOR MID APRIL ARE IN THE MID 40S.

BY MID AFTERNOON...SOME THINNING OF THE CLOUDS HAD TAKEN PLACE...WITH
FILTERED SUNSHINE ALLOWING TEMPERATURES TO CLIMB INTO THE MID AND
UPPER 60S...MAKING FOR A BEAUTIFUL SPRING DAY ACROSS THE COALFIELDS.
NORMAL HIGHS FOR THIS DAY IN APRIL ARE GENERALLY NEAR 70 DEGREES.

PLEASANT WEATHER IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE THROUGH THE WEEKEND WITH
HIGHS ON SATURDAY REACHING INTO THE LOWER 70S AND HIGHS ON SUNDAY
TOPPING OUT IN THE UPPER 70S TO AROUND 80. THE NEXT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL OCCUR MONDAY EVENING THROUGH
TUESDAY...AS A COLD FRONT MOVES INTO THE AREA. LOWS TONIGHT WILL
RANGE FROM THE LOWER 40S IN SHELTERED VALLEYS TO AROUND 50 ON THE
RIDGES.

ON THIS DATE IN WEATHER HISTORY...IN 1983...A COLD AIR MASS WAS
ENTRENCHED ACROSS EASTERN KENTUCKY. SEVERAL LOW TEMPERATURE RECORDS
AS WELL AS MINIMUM HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE ESTABLISHED BETWEEN
THE 18TH AND 21ST OF APRIL AT BOTH THE JACKSON WEATHER OFFICE AND
THE LONDON CORBIN AIRPORT. ON THE 18TH...SNOW ALSO FELL ACROSS THE
AREA...WITH JACKSON REPORTING A TENTH OF AN INCH AND THE LONDON
CORBIN AIRPORT REPORTING AN INCH AND A HALF. BOTH JACKSON AND LONDON
HAD RECORD SETTING LOWS OF 28 DEGREES. THE HIGH AT LONDON ONLY
WARMED TO 42 DEGREES...WHILE JACKSON TOPPED OUT AT 43 DEGREES. THESE
READINGS ESTABLISHED NEW RECORD MINIMUM HIGH TEMPERATURES AT EACH
LOCATION...WHICH STILL STAND TODAY. CLIMATE RECORDS FOR JACKSON AND
LONDON DATE BACK TO 1981 AND 1954 RESPECTIVELY.

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