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REGIONAL WEATHER SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON KY
358 PM EDT THU APR 17 2014

UNDER MOSTLY CLEAR TO PARTLY CLOUDY SKIES...A WIDE RANGE OF
TEMPERATURES WAS IN PLACE ACROSS EASTERN KENTUCKY THIS MORNING.
TEMPERATURE READINGS AT 7 AM RANGED FROM THE UPPER 20S IN SHELTERED
VALLEYS TO THE LOWER 40S ON THE RIDGES. NORMAL LOWS FOR THE MIDDLE OF
APRIL ARE IN THE MID 40S. SOME SHELTERED VALLEY LOCATIONS ALSO REPORTED
INSTANCES OF FROST.

BY MID AFTERNOON...SUNNY SKIES OVERSPREAD THE COALFIELDS. A BEAUTIFUL
SPRING DAY WAS UNDERWAY AS THE MERCURY CLIMBED INTO THE MID TO UPPER
60S...WITH A FEW LOCATIONS FLIRTING WITH THE 70 DEGREE MARK. TYPICAL
HIGHS FOR TODAY ARE IN THE UPPER 60S.

MOSTLY CLEAR SKIES WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THIS EVENING...BEFORE CLOUDS
INCREASE OUT AHEAD OF AN APPROACHING COLD FRONT. LOWS WILL RANGE FROM
THE UPPER 30S IN SHELTERED VALLEYS TO THE MID 40S ON THE RIDGES.
THE COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH EASTERN KENTUCKY ON FRIDAY...HOWEVER
ANY SHOWER ACTIVITY WILL LIKELY DEVELOP SOUTH OF THE AREA. HIGHS ON
FRIDAY WILL BE IN THE UPPER 60S TO AROUND 70.

ON THIS DATE IN WEATHER HISTORY...IN 2001...A CHILLY AIR MASS WAS IN
PLACE ACROSS THE COALFIELDS. AT THE JACKSON WEATHER OFFICE...NEARLY AN
INCH OF SNOW FELL. THE MERCURY BOTTOMED OUT AT 28 DEGREES...AND ONLY
RECOVERED TO 43 DEGREES FOR THE HIGH. THESE READINGS WERE COLD ENOUGH
TO ESTABLISH A RECORD LOW TEMPERATURE AS WELL AS A RECORD MINIMUM
HIGH TEMPERATURE FOR THE DATE AT JACKSON.

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