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REGIONAL WEATHER SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON KY
249 PM EST THU NOV 20 2014

SKIES VARIED FROM CLEAR TO CLOUDY ACROSS EASTERN KENTUCKY THIS
MORNING. THERE WAS A NICE RANGE IN 7 AM TEMPERATURES AS WELL...WITH
READINGS IN THE UPPER 20S IN THE NORTHERN COAL FIELDS UNDER CLEAR
SKIES...WHILE IT WAS AROUND 40 DEGREES AND CLOUDY IN FAR EASTERN AND
SOUTHEASTERN KENTUCKY. NORMAL LOWS FOR LATE NOVEMBER ARE IN THE
MIDDLE AND UPPER 30S. THE REST OF THE MORNING DISPLAYED A MIXTURE OF
SUN AND CLOUDS AS THE MERCURY WARMED UP SOMEWHAT. BY
NOONTIME...TEMPERATURES WERE RANGING FROM AROUND THE FREEZING MARK
NEAR AND NORTH OF INTERSTATE 64...TO THE LOWER AND MIDDLE 40S
FARTHER SOUTH.

THE AFTERNOON PROVIDED PLENTY OF SUNSHINE ACROSS THE COAL FIELDS...ALTHOUGH
THERE WAS A BIT OF A DIFFERENCE IN TEMPERATURES. MID AFTERNOON CONDITIONS
NEAR AND NORTH OF INTERSTATE 64 WERE AROUND THE FREEZING MARK...WITH
WIND CHILLS IN THE LOWER TO MIDDLE 20S AT TIMES. ELSEWHERE ACROSS
EASTERN KENTUCKY...TEMPERATURES WERE GENERALLY IN THE MIDDLE TO
UPPER 40S. TYPICAL HIGHS FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR ARE IN THE MIDDLE 50S.

AS HIGH PRESSURE SETTLES INTO THE REGION...LOOK FOR TEMPERATURES TO
FALL BACK INTO THE MIDDLE TEENS TO AROUND 20 DEGREES TONIGHT WITH
THE POTENTIAL FOR SOME DECENT FROST DEVELOPMENT ACROSS THE AREA. NOT
MUCH OF A WARM UP FRIDAY WITH HIGHS VARYING FROM THE MIDDLE 30S TO
MIDDLE 40S...BUT TEMPERATURES WILL RETURN TO THE 50S SATURDAY. THE
NEXT WIDESPREAD CHANCE FOR PRECIPITATION WILL BE IN THE FORM OF
RAIN...WHICH IS EXPECTED TO MOVE INTO EASTERN KENTUCKY SATURDAY
NIGHT.

ON THIS DATE IN WEATHER HISTORY...IN 1989...BELOW NORMAL
TEMPERATURES WERE RECORDED ACROSS THE SOUTH CENTRAL AND SOUTHEASTERN
UNITED STATES. CLOSER TO HOME...LONDON AND JACKSON BOTH RECORDED
RECORD LOW HIGH TEMPERATURES FOR THE DATE OF 38 AND 41 RESPECTIVELY.
IN ADDITION...THE COLD AIR MASS COMBINED WITH MOISTURE FROM AN UPPER
LEVEL DISTURBANCE...BRINGING SNOW TO THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF THE
APPALACHIANS FROM GEORGIA NORTH TO PENNSYLVANIA. THE HIGHEST
SNOWFALL TOTAL WAS 4 INCHES AT TERRA ALTA WV...FOLLOWED BY 3 INCHES
ATOP MOUNT MITCHELL IN NC...AND 2 INCHES AT BOONE NC AND ON TOP OF
MOUNT LECONTE IN TN. ACROSS EASTERN KENTUCKY...SEVERAL LOCATIONS
OBSERVED A TRACE OF SNOW ON EITHER THE 20TH OR THE 21ST. AT THE
JACKSON WEATHER OFFICE...0.5 INCHES OF SNOW FELL...THOUGH SOME
HIGHER ELEVATION LOCATIONS NEAR THE VA BORDER LIKELY RECEIVED MORE.
NEARBY WISE VA RECORDED 1.1 INCHES OF SNOW. CLIMATE RECORDS FOR
JACKSON AND LONDON DATE BACK TO 1981 AND 1954 RESPECTIVELY.

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CARICO




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