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REGIONAL WEATHER SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON KY
404 PM EST TUE DEC 16 2014

IT WAS A DAMP AND DREARY ACROSS EASTERN KENTUCKY TODAY. AREAS OF
LIGHT RAIN AND DRIZZLE MOVED INTO EASTERN KENTUCKY OVERNIGHT...AND
LINGERED THROUGHOUT THE DAY. RAINFALL AMOUNTS VARIED FROM A HUNDREDTH
OF AN INCH TO NEARLY 4 TENTHS OF AN INCH...WITH THE HIGHER AMOUNTS
OCCURRING IN THE SOUTHEASTERN PORTION OF THE REGION.

MUCH WARMER THAN NORMAL TEMPERATURES WERE ON SEEN...AS WELL.
TEMPERATURE READINGS AT 7 AM RANGED FROM THE LOWER TO MID 40S IN THE
SOUTHWESTERN PORTION OF THE AREA TO THE UPPER 40S TO LOWER 50S IN THE
NORTHEAST. THESE READINGS RANGED 15 OR MORE DEGREES WARMER THAN
NORMAL FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR WHEN LOWS ARE IN THE UPPER 20S TO LOWER
30S.

TEMPERATURES BEGAN TO DROP THROUGHOUT THE AFTERNOON AS A COLD FRONT
MOVED FROM WEST TO EAST ACROSS THE COALFIELDS AROUND MIDDAY. THE
JACKSON WEATHER OFFICE RECORDED A HIGH OF 52 DEGREES FOR THE DAY
SHORTLY AFTER NOON. BY 2 PM...THE TEMPERATURE HAD DROPPED TO 47
DEGREES. SIMILAR OCCURRENCES WERE HAPPENING THROUGHOUT THE REGION.

THE LIGHT RAIN WILL TAPER OFF TO ALL DRIZZLE LATE THIS AFTERNOON
INTO TONIGHT. DRIZZLE WILL CONTINUE THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING...WITH
CHANCES OF FREEZING DRIZZLE AT ELEVATIONS ABOVE 2000 FEET. THE
REMAINDER OF WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY WILL GENERALLY BE DRY. HOWEVER...
THERE IS A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW FROM LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO THE
DAY THURSDAY. A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL BRING SNOW CHANCES FOR ALL
OF EASTERN KENTUCKY FROM FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING...WITH
THE BEST CHANCE OF ACCUMULATING SNOWFALL OCCURRING NEAR AND NORTH OF
THE MOUNTAIN PARKWAY. LOWS TONIGHT WILL GENERALLY BE IN THE LOWER TO
MID 30S AND HIGHS ON WEDNESDAY WILL BE IN THE LOWER TO MID 40S.

ON THIS DATE IN WEATHER HISTORY...IN 1989...EASTERN KENTUCKY WAS
EXPERIENCING RECORD SETTING COLD TEMPERATURES. FROM THE 15TH THROUGH
THE 17TH...THE JACKSON WEATHER OFFICE SET 3 NEW RECORD LOW
TEMPERATURES. JACKSON RECORDED 3 DEGREES ON THE 15TH...A BLISTERING
MINUS 4 ON THE 16TH...AND 4 DEGREES ABOVE ZERO ON THE 17TH. LONDON
SET TWO NEW RECORD LOWS WITH A MINUS 3 ON THE 16TH AND 2 DEGREES
ABOVE ZERO ON THE 17TH. CLIMATE RECORDS FOR JACKSON AND LONDON DATE
BACK TO 1981 AND 1954 RESPECTIVELY.

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