Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Jackson, KY

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000 FXUS63 KJKL 260849 AFDJKL AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON KY 349 AM EST THU FEB 26 2015 .SHORT TERM...(TODAY THROUGH FRIDAY) ISSUED AT 350 AM EST THU FEB 26 2015 CONDITIONS ACROSS EASTERN KENTUCKY FEATURE AN EXITING SHIELD OF PRECIP OVER THE AREA. THE MESOSCALE BAND THAT HAS DEVELOPED EARLIER IN THE NIGHT IS ALSO BEGINNING TO SHIFT TO THE NORTHEAST AND EXIT THE AREA AS THE MAIN LOW WINDS UP AND MOVES NORTHEAST OFF THE ATLANTIC COAST. WITHIN THIS AREA OF SNOWFALL...SOME VISIBILITY OF A MILE OR LESS HAS BEEN REPORTED ALONG WITH A HALF INCH OR GREATER SNOWFALL WITHIN AN HOUR. ELSEWHERE...THE HEAVIER BANDED PRECIP OVER THE EASTERN COUNTIES HAS EXITED AS WELL AND SNOWFALL WILL CONTINUE TO WIND DOWN. WILL LIKELY BE DROPPING THE WSW EARLY IN A COUPLE HOURS HEADING INTO THIS AFTERNOON...NORTHWEST FLOW WILL SET UP AS ANOTHER WEAK FRONT WILL PUSH THROUGH FROM THE NORTHWEST. THIS WILL ALSO ASSIST IN SOME UPSLOPE SNOW SHOWERS WITH SOME INSTABILITY PRESENT WITH THIS AS WELL. HOWEVER...THIS FEATURE IS QUITE MOISTURE STARVED AND SNOW ACCUMULATION WILL BE FAR AND FEW IN BETWEEN. DRIER AND COLDER AIR MOVING IN TONIGHT WITH AN ARCTIC HIGH LIKELY SQUEEZING OUT ANY MOISTURE LEFT IN A PERSISTENT LOW LEVEL CLOUD DECK. WITH THIS...FLURRIES MAY HANG AROUND ALL NIGHT AND INTO THE DAWN HOURS. THE COLD AIR ARRIVING TONIGHT WILL DROP LOWS INTO THE SINGLE DIGITS WITH WIND CHILLS DROPPING INTO THE SINGLE DIGITS IN THE NORTHERN BLUEGRASS COUNTIES. TEMPERATURES WILL REBOUND INTO THE 20S DURING THE DAY ON FRIDAY AS ANY FLURRY ACTIVITY WILL BE ENDING DURING THE MORNING. THROUGH THIS MORNING AND TONIGHT... BETWEEN THE MELTING SNOW...ANY WET SPOTS ON THE ROAD...THE NEW SNOW COVER...THE COLDER AIR MOVING IN...AND ANY THREAT THE SNOW SHOWERS THIS AFTERNOON POSE...MAY DECIDE TO KEEP AN SPS GOING TO HIGHLIGHT THESE NUISANCES THAT WILL IMPACT TRAVEL TODAY AND TONIGHT. .LONG TERM...(FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY) ISSUED AT 350 AM EST THU FEB 26 2015 THE LONG TERM DISCUSSION WILL BE ISSUED SHORTLY. && .AVIATION...(FOR THE 06Z TAFS THROUGH 06Z THURSDAY NIGHT) ISSUED AT 1222 AM EST THU FEB 26 2015 LOW LEVEL CIGS AND SNOWFALL WILL CONTINUE TO CREEP NORTH AND NORTHEASTWARD THROUGH THE NIGHT AS THE LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM TRACKS EAST ACROSS THE APPALACHIAN RANGE TONIGHT. THESE BELOW IFR CIGS AT TIMES AND LOW VISIBILITY WILL CONTINUE AT MOST OF THE TAF SITES BESIDES SYM THROUGH 14Z. WINDS WILL GENERALLY BE LIGHT AND VARIABLE OR MAINLY OUT OF THE NORTH. HEADING INTO THE AFTERNOON...THE SNOW WILL TRANSITION INTO UPSLOPE SNOW SHOWERS THROUGH THE AFTERNOON WITH MAINLY FLURRIES AND A PERSISTENT MVFR CIGS THROUGH THE REST OF THE TAF PERIOD. WINDS WILL INCREASE OUT OF THE NORTHWEST THROUGH THIS PERIOD AS WELL. && .JKL WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES... WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY UNTIL 7 AM EST THIS MORNING FOR KYZ058>060-068-069-079-080-083>088-106>120. && $$ SHORT TERM...SHALLENBERGER LONG TERM...DJ AVIATION...SHALLENBERGER

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