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REGIONAL WEATHER SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON KY
242 PM EST TUE DEC 23 2014

RAIN SHOWERS MOVED THROUGH EASTERN KENTUCKY DURING THE OVERNIGHT AND
MORNING HOURS. THE PRECIPITATION ENDED BY LATE MORNING...BUT ANOTHER
BATCH OF PRECIPITATION ARRIVED IN SOUTH CENTRAL IN THE EARLY
AFTERNOON. PRECIPITATION AMOUNTS THROUGH MID AFTERNOON RANGED FROM
AROUND A TENTH OF AN INCH ACROSS NORTHERN KENTUCKY...TO A QUARTER TO
A HALF AN INCH ACROSS FAR SOUTHERN KENTUCKY.

IN ADDITION TO THE DAMP WEATHER...MILD CONDITIONS WERE ALSO PRESENT
AS WELL. 7 AM TEMPERATURES MOSTLY RANGED FROM THE MIDDLE 40S TO THE
MIDDLE 50S. THE MERCURY EVENTUALLY WARMED INTO THE 60S IN A FEW
LOCATIONS THIS AFTERNOON....MOSTLY ACROSS THE EASTERN COAL FIELDS.
ALSO OF NOTE...THE JACKSON WEATHER OFFICE HAD A HIGH OF 63 DEGREES
WHICH TIED THE RECORD HIGH FOR TODAY. THE REST OF EASTERN KENTUCKY
PEAKED IN THE MIDDLE AND UPPER 50S. NORMAL LOWS FOR LATE DECEMBER
ARE IN THE UPPER 20S WITH HIGHS TYPICALLY IN THE MIDDLE 40S.

SOUTHERLY WINDS WILL CONTINUE TO PUMP UNUSUALLY MILD AIR INTO
EASTERN KENTUCKY THROUGH WEDNESDAY. AT THE SAME TIME...THE WEATHER
WILL REMAIN UNSETTLED AS A NUMBER OF DISTURBANCES TAKE AIM ON THE
AREA. THE FIRST DISTURBANCE WILL ARRIVE THIS EVENING WITH WIDESPREAD
RAIN EXPECTED. AFTER A LULL TONIGHT...MORE RAIN WILL SPREAD BACK IN
LATE TONIGHT. FINALLY...A COLD FRONT WILL BRING ONE LAST ROUND OF
RAIN TO THE AREA FOR WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING. THIS COLD FRONT
WILL ALSO USHER IN COLDER AIR FOR CHRISTMAS EVE AND CHRISTMAS DAY AND
SOME SNOW MAY MIX IN THE RAIN BEFORE IT ENDS ACROSS THE HIGHER
ELEVATIONS ABOVE 2000 FEET. THE COLD AIR MASS WILL BE SHORT LIVED AS
MILDER AIR RETURNS BY FRIDAY INTO THE UPCOMING WEEKEND.

ON THIS DAY IN WEATHER HISTORY...IN 1990...WIDESPREAD FLASH FLOODING
AND RIVER FLOODING IMPACTED EAST KENTUCKY. TWO TO FOUR INCHES OF
RAIN FELL ON ALREADY SATURATED GROUND. BELL COUNTY WAS HIT THE
HARDEST AS SEVERAL HOMES HAD TO BE EVACUATED IN THE ROTH CAMP AREA.
IN MIDDLESBORO...NEARLY 100 PEOPLE REQUIRED RESCUE FROM THEIR CARS AS
FLOOD WATERS ROSE TO NEARLY TEN FEET ALONG THE MAIN STREET OF TOWN.
THE AMOUNT OF RAIN THAT FELL ALSO LED TO RIVER FLOODING ON THE
CUMBERLAND RIVER AND THE SOUTH FORK OF THE KENTUCKY RIVER. THE
CUMBERLAND RIVER AT WILLIAMSBURG IN WHITLEY COUNTY ROSE TO 28
FEET...WHICH IS SEVEN FEET ABOVE FLOOD STAGE. THE SOUTH FORK OF THE
KENTUCKY RIVER AT BOONEVILLE IN OWSLEY COUNTY ROSE TO 31.4
FEET...WHICH WAS FOUR AND A HALF FEET ABOVE FLOOD STAGE.

&&

LOOKING FOR A HOLIDAY GIFT? CONSIDER GIVING A GIFT THAT MAY SAVE A
LIFE. NOAA ALL HAZARDS WEATHER RADIO IS AN ESSENTIAL TOOL WHENEVER
WEATHER TURNS DANGEROUS...OR EMERGENCY SITUATIONS DEVELOP. THIS
SPECIAL RADIO WILL SOUND AN ALARM WHENEVER A WARNING IS ISSUED FOR
YOUR AREA...AND CAN EVEN WAKE YOU IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT TO
ALERT YOU OF AN IMPENDING HAZARD. IN ADDITION TO SEVERE WEATHER
WARNINGS...NOAA ALL HAZARDS RADIOS ALSO WILL BE USED AS A PRIMARY
MEANS OF GETTING EMERGENCY INFORMATION OUT QUICKLY TO THE PUBLIC.
CHEMICAL SPILLS...EARTHQUAKE INFORMATION...AMBER ALERTS...AND OTHER
EMERGENCY INFORMATION WILL ALL BE AIRED WHENEVER DISASTER STRIKES.
SO CONSIDER THE GIFT THAT SAVES LIVES FOR YOUR SPECIAL LOVED ONE.

$$

CARICO



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