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REGIONAL WEATHER SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON KY
357 PM EST SUN FEB 7 2016

EASTERN KENTUCKY WAS UNDER CLEAR SKIES WITH A HEAVY FROST THIS
MORNING. TEMPERATURES AT 7 AM RANGED FROM THE LOWER 2OS IN THE
VALLEYS TO THE MID 30S ON THE RIDGES. TYPICAL LOWS FOR THIS TIME
OF YEAR ARE IN THE MID 20S.

BY MID AFTERNOON...THE COALFIELDS WERE EXPERIENCING THE LAST
PLEASANT WINTER DAY FOR A WHILE. UNDER SUNNY SKIES...TEMPERATURES
CLIMBED INTO THE LOWER TO MID 50S ACROSS THE REGION...WHICH IS
QUITE A BIT WARMER THAN TYPICAL HIGHS IN THE MID 40S FOR THIS DAY
IN FEBRUARY.

CONDITIONS WILL REMAIN DRY TONIGHT. HOWEVER...A STRONG COLD FRONT
WILL PASS THROUGH EASTERN KENTUCKY BY EARLY MONDAY MORNING...
PRODUCING SOME LIGHT RAIN SHOWERS AS IT PUSHES THROUGH. THIS STORM
SYSTEM WILL THEN PULL MUCH COLDER AIR INTO THE REGION...CONVERTING
RAIN SHOWERS INTO SNOW SHOWERS. SEVERAL WEAK UPPER LEVEL
DISTURBANCES WILL MAINTAIN THE SNOW SHOWER ACTIVITY THROUGH
WEDNESDAY EVENING BEFORE TAPERING OFF TO FLURRIES.

LIGHT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS WILL GRADUALLY ADD UP THROUGH THE FIRST
HALF OF THE WEEK...WITH A FEW INCHES OF POWDERY SNOW POSSIBLY BY
MID WEEK. EVEN HIGHER AMOUNTS ARE EXPECTED IN THE HIGHER TERRAIN
TO OUR EAST AND SOUTHEAST. TEMPERATURES WILL REMAIN BELOW NORMAL
LEVELS DURING THE REMAINDER OF THE WEEK...AND WILL LIKELY NOT EVEN
REACH THE FREEZING MARK FOR MOST LOCATIONS FROM TUESDAY THROUGH
THURSDAY. LOWS TONIGHT WILL BE IN THE LOWER TO MID 30S. HIGHS ON
MONDAY WILL ONLY REACH INTO THE UPPER 30S.

ON THIS DATE IN WEATHER HISTORY...IN 1971...A MAJOR SNOWSTORM HIT
EASTERN KENTUCKY WITH WIDESPREAD 3 TO 8 INCH SNOWFALL AMOUNTS
REPORTED. THE WINDS ACCOMPANYING THE SNOW WERE ABLE TO PILE UP
SNOW DRIFTS TO 5 FEET IN PULASKI COUNTY AND TO A REPORTED 10 FEET
IN PARTS OF FLEMING COUNTY.

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