Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Jackson, KY

Home | Current Version | Previous Version | Text Only | Print | Product List | Glossary On
Versions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
000
AWUS83 KJKL 041957
RWSJKL

KYZ044-050>052-058>060-068-069-079-080-083>088-104-106>120-052000-

REGIONAL WEATHER SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON KY
257 PM EST WED MAR 4 2015

RAIN MOVED INTO EASTERN KENTUCKY THIS MORNING AND CONTINUED FOR
THE REST OF THE DAY. RAINFALL AMOUNTS THROUGH MID AFTERNOON MOSTLY RANGED
FROM ONE TO TWO INCHES...WITH TWO PLUS INCHES IN SOME ISOLATED
LOCATIONS IN THE WESTERN FRINGES OF THE COAL FIELDS...AS WELL AS
NORTH OF THE MOUNTAIN PARKWAY. THIS RAINFALL...COMBINED WITH SNOW
MELT AND SATURATED GROUNDS HAVE CAUSED SOME FLOODING ACROSS
EASTERN KENTUCKY...MOST NOTABLY IN POWELL AND ESTILL COUNTIES.

IN ADDITION TO THE WET WEATHER...MILD CONDITIONS WERE ON TAP
TODAY. 7 AM TEMPERATURES WERE GENERALLY IN THE LOWER 40S TO AROUND
50 DEGREES. THE MERCURY STAYED FAIRLY STEADY TODAY...ALTHOUGH SOME
COLDER AIR WAS STARTING TO SEEP INTO THE AREA. MID AFTERNOON
TEMPERATURES VARIED FROM THE UPPER 30S NORTH OF INTERSTATE
64...TO THE LOWER 50S IN SOUTHERN KENTUCKY. NORMAL LOWS FOR THIS
TIME OF YEAR ARE IN THE LOWER TO MIDDLE 30S...WITH HIGHS TYPICALLY
IN THE LOWER TO MIDDLE 50S.

LOOK FOR A COLD FRONT TO SLOWLY MOVE THROUGH THE REGION...AS THE
RAIN GIVES WAY TO SLEET AND THEN SNOW LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND
EVENING. THE SNOW WILL END THURSDAY...LEAVING BEHIND SNOWFALL
AMOUNTS RANGING FROM THREE INCHES IN FAR SOUTHEAST KENTUCKY...TO
11 INCHES NORTH OF INTERSTATE 64. FIVE TO EIGHT INCHES WILL BE
COMMON THROUGHOUT THE CENTRAL COAL FIELDS. STAY TUNED TO YOUR
FAVORITE LOCAL MEDIA OUTLET...NOAA WEATHER RADIO...OR LOG IN TO
WWW.WEATHER.GOV/JKL FOR MORE INFORMATION AND MORE POSSIBLE WATCHES
AND WARNINGS ON THIS HIGH WATER/WINTER EVENT.

ON THIS DAY IN WEATHER HISTORY...AN UNUSUALLY COLD AIR MASS HAD
INVADED EASTERN KENTUCKY BACK IN 1960. THE LONDON CORBIN AIRPORT
ESTABLISHED RECORD LOW TEMPERATURES FOR FIVE CONSECUTIVE DAYS BETWEEN
THE 4TH AND 8TH OF MARCH. IN FACT...THIS OUTBREAK OF COLD WEATHER LED
TO A WHOPPING 15 INCHES OF SNOW ON THE 9TH OF THAT MONTH.
ADDITIONALLY...TEMPERATURES REMAINED BELOW NORMAL FOR MUCH OF THE
MONTH THAT YEAR...MAKING IT THE COLDEST MARCH ON RECORD.

$$

CARICO


USA.gov is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.