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REGIONAL WEATHER SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON KY
250 PM EST THU DEC 18 2014

SOME FROSTY CONDITIONS WERE PRESENT ACROSS EASTERN KENTUCKY THIS
MORNING. A MIXTURE OF SUN AND CLOUDS WAS NOTED ACROSS THE REGION AS
WELL. 7 AM TEMPERATURES RANGED FROM THE MIDDLE 20S UNDER THE CLEAR
SKIES...TO AROUND 30S IN LOCATIONS THAT RETAINED SOME CLOUD COVER.
NORMAL LOWS FOR THE MIDDLE OF DECEMBER ARE AROUND 30 DEGREES. MOSTLY
CLOUDY SKIES PREVAILED FOR THE REST OF THE MORNING HOURS...AS THE
MERCURY EASED INTO THE LOWER AND MIDDLE 30S BY NOONTIME.

THIS AFTERNOON SAW CLOUDY SKIES THROUGHOUT THE COAL FIELDS. A FEW
REPORTS OF SNOW GRAINS OR FLURRIES WAS RECEIVED THIS AFTERNOON AS
WELL. MID AFTERNOON TEMPERATURES WERE MOSTLY IN THE MIDDLE 30S TO
AROUND 40 DEGREES. TYPICAL HIGHS FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR ARE IN THE
MIDDLE 40S.

GENERALLY DRY CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO LAST UNTIL LATE FRIDAY. A
STORM SYSTEM WILL BRING A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW TO EASTERN
KENTUCKY LATE FRIDAY OR EARLY SATURDAY. THE PRECIPITATION WILL CHANGE
TO ALL RAIN BY SATURDAY AFTERNOON. LOOK FOR LOWS IN THE MIDDLE 20S
TONIGHT...WITH TEMPERATURES PEAKING AROUND 40 DEGREES ON FRIDAY.

ON THIS DATE IN WEATHER HISTORY...IN 1990...HEAVY RAIN CAUSED
FLOODING ACROSS PORTIONS OF EASTERN KENTUCKY. AT THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE OFFICE IN JACKSON...1.13 INCHES OF RAIN FELL ON THE
17TH...WITH ANOTHER 3.13 INCHES ON THE 18TH. BOTH OF THESE AMOUNTS
SET DAILY RAINFALL RECORDS...WHICH STAND TODAY. IN FACT...THE 3.13
INCHES ON THE 18TH IS THE MOST PRECIPITATION EVER RECORDED IN ONE
CALENDAR DAY IN DECEMBER AT THE JACKSON WEATHER OFFICE. AREAS HARDEST
HIT BY THE FLOODING WERE GENERALLY BETWEEN THE MOUNTAIN PARKWAY AND
THE HAL ROGERS PARKWAY. NUMEROUS HOMES WERE EVACUATED AS STREAMS AND
CREEKS ROSE OUT OF THEIR BANKS. MANY HOMES HAD WATER IN THEIR
BASEMENTS...AND NUMEROUS ROADS WERE CLOSED DUE TO HIGH WATER.

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CARICO




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