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REGIONAL WEATHER SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON KY
414 PM EDT TUE APR 22 2014

LIGHT...SCATTERED SHOWERS ASSOCIATED WITH A COLD FRONT WERE MOVING
EAST ACROSS THE COALFIELDS THIS MORNING. RAINFALL TOTALS FROM THESE
SHOWERS WERE LIGHT...WITH MOST LOCATIONS REPORTING A TRACE TO A FEW
HUNDREDTHS OF AN INCH. TEMPERATURE READINGS AT 7 AM GENERALLY RANGED
FROM THE MID 50S IN THE VALLEYS TO THE LOWER 60S ON THE RIDGES. THESE
READINGS ARE UNSEASONABLY WARM FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR WHEN THE NORMAL
LOW IS IN THE MID TO UPPER 40S.

BY MID AFTERNOON...MOST OF THE SHOWERS HAD MOVED OUT OF THE REGION.
LEAVING MOSTLY CLEAR SKIES AND SUNSHINE IN THEIR WAKE. THE MERCURY
CLIMBED INTO THE LOWER TO MID 70S...WHICH IS NEAR NORMAL FOR THIS
TIME OF YEAR.

TONIGHT WILL REMAIN MOSTLY CLEAR AND COOLER WITH LOWS DROPPING DOWN
INTO THE MID 30S IN THE VALLEYS TO NEAR 40 ON THE RIDGES. SOME
SHELTERED VALLEY LOCATIONS COULD SEE SOME PATCHY FROST BEFORE DAWN
ON WEDNESDAY. THE NEXT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS
WILL OCCUR THURSDAY NIGHT INTO FRIDAY MORNING AS ANOTHER COLD FRONT
MOVES ACROSS THE REGION.

ON THIS DATE IN WEATHER HISTORY...IN 1970...THE FIRST EARTH DAY WAS
OBSERVED. EARTH DAY WAS CREATED BY SENATOR GAYLORD NELSON AS AN
ENVIRONMENTAL TEACHING TOOL. SUCH A DAY WAS DEEMED NECESSARY DUE TO
THE CUYAHOGA RIVER CHEMICAL FIRE...THE DECLINE OF THE BALD EAGLE DUE
TO THE USE OF THE PESTICIDE DDT...IN ADDITION TO BEING HUNTED TO
NEAR EXTINCTION...AND THE SANTA BARBARA OIL SPILL. THE FIRST EARTH
DAY WAS EXTREMELY SUCCESSFUL...ACHIEVING GRASSROOTS CONCERN FOR
ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS FACING THE NATION. THIS VAST OUTPOURING OF
SUPPORT FOR THE ENVIRONMENT MARKED THE DAY THAT THE POLITICAL SYSTEM
IN THE UNITED STATES TRULY RECOGNIZED THAT CARING FOR THE
ENVIRONMENT AND ACCEPTING STEWARDSHIP RESPONSIBILITY FOR ITS
RESOURCES WAS THE HALLMARK OF A GREAT NATION. THIS GRASSROOTS
POLITICAL MOVEMENT HELPED ESTABLISH A POLITICAL CLIMATE CONDUCIVE TO
FORMING BOTH THE NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION AND
THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY ON OCTOBER 3RD...1970.

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