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REGIONAL WEATHER SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON KY
305 PM EDT TUE OCT 21 2014

PARTLY TO MOSTLY CLOUDY SKIES WITH AREAS OF DENSE VALLEY FOG WERE
PRESENT ACROSS THE COALFIELDS THIS MORNING. TEMPERATURE READINGS AT
7 AM RANGED FROM THE MID 4OS IN THE VALLEYS TO THE LOWER 50S ON THE
RIDGES. TYPICAL LOWS FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR ARE IN THE MID 40S.

BY MID AFTERNOON...EASTERN KENTUCKY WAS UNDER MOSTLY CLOUDY SKIES.
TEMPERATURES GENERALLY RANGED FROM THE MID TO UPPER 50S...WITH A FEW
LOCATIONS IN THE SOUTH REACHING INTO THE LOWER 60S. NORMAL HIGHS FOR
TODAY ARE GENERALLY IN THE MID TO UPPER 60S.

A LARGE STORM SYSTEM LOCATED WELL TO THE EAST COULD BRING SOME
SHOWERS OR SPRINKLES AT TIMES THROUGH WEDNESDAY. THE MOST LIKELY
PLACE FOR THIS TO OCCUR WOULD BE NEAR THE WEST VIRGINIA BORDER. BY
WEDNESDAY NIGHT...CLOUDS WILL DECREASE AS AN AREA OF HIGH PRESSURE
BUILDS IN FROM THE WEST. AN UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE IS EXPECTED TO
BRING AN INCREASE IN CLOUDS ON FRIDAY. HOWEVER...THE ATMOSPHERE WILL
LIKELY BE TOO DRY FOR RAIN TO OCCUR. LOWS TONIGHT WILL BE IN THE
UPPER 30S TO LOWER 40S AND HIGHS ON WEDNESDAY WILL BE IN THE MID
50S.

ON THIS DATE IN WEATHER HISTORY...IN 2007...TEMPERATURES SOARED INTO
THE 80S ACROSS EASTERN KENTUCKY. AT THE JACKSON WEATHER OFFICE...A
RECORD HIGH OF 83 DEGREES WAS RECORDED. THIS RECORD STILL STANDS
TODAY. THE LONDON CORBIN AIRPORT REPORTED A HIGH OF 80 DEGREES...BUT
DID NOT BREAK THE PREVIOUS RECORD HIGH OF 83 DEGREES SET IN 1979.
ELSEWHERE AROUND THE REGION...LEXINGTON AND HUNTINGTON HAD READINGS
OF 81...CHARLESTON HAD 83...AND BRISTOL HAD 82. CLIMATE RECORDS FOR
JACKSON AND LONDON DATE BACK TO 1981 AND 1954 RESPECTIVELY.

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