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REGIONAL WEATHER SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON KY
309 PM EST SUN DEC 21 2014

VERY FROSTY CONDITIONS AND CLEAR SKIES WERE ON TAP THROUGHOUT MUCH
OF THE COAL FIELDS THIS MORNING. 7 AM TEMPERATURES RANGED FROM THE
MIDDLE TEENS TO THE MIDDLE 20S. NORMAL LOWS FOR LATE DECEMBER ARE IN
THE UPPER 20S. ALTHOUGH MOST OF EASTERN KENTUCKY WAS CLEAR...THE FAR
EASTERN PORTION OF THE COAL FIELDS RETAINED SOME CLOUD COVER FOR A
TIME BUT IT WAS STILL COLD THERE AS WELL...WITH READINGS MOSTLY IN
THE LOWER 20S. SOME FREEZING FOG WAS ALSO PRESENT THIS MORNING AS
WELL. ABUNDANT SUNSHINE TOOK HOLD FOR THE REST OF THE MORNING
HOURS...BURNING OFF THE FOG AND MELTING THE FROST. BY
NOONTIME...TEMPERATURES WERE RANGING FROM THE MIDDLE 30S TO THE LOWER
40S.

WITH ONLY SOME THIN CIRRUS CLOUDS OVERHEAD...SUNNY SKIES PREVAILED
THIS AFTERNOON. IT WAS MILDER THAN IT HAS BEEN SINCE EARLY LAST
WEEK...WITH MID AFTERNOON TEMPERATURES IN THE LOWER 40S IN NORTHERN
KENTUCKY...TO THE UPPER 40S ACROSS SOUTHERN KENTUCKY. TYPICAL HIGHS
FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR ARE IN THE MIDDLE 40S.

A WEAK WEATHER DISTURBANCE PASSING BY WILL BRING A SMALL CHANCE OF
RAIN TO SOUTHEAST KENTUCKY LATE TONIGHT INTO MONDAY MORNING. MORE
IMPORTANTLY...A SIGNIFICANT WARMING TREND IS EXPECTED TO OCCUR OVER
THE NEXT 2 TO 3 DAYS. LOOK FOR MONDAY HIGHS TO SURGE WELL INTO THE
50S WITH READINGS INTO THE LOWER 60S BY TUESDAY. THE NEXT CHANCE OF
MORE WIDESPREAD PRECIPITATION WILL COME TUESDAY NIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY
AS A STRONG COLD FRONT PUSHES EAST ACROSS KENTUCKY. ALONG WITH THE
PRECIPITATION...TEMPERATURES WILL TURN SHARPLY COLDER FOR CHRISTMAS
EVE AND CHRISTMAS. SOME SNOW SHOWERS WILL ALSO BE POSSIBLE LATE
WEDNESDAY NIGHT WITH LITTLE OR NO SNOW ACCUMULATION EXPECTED AT THIS
TIME.

ON THIS DATE IN WEATHER HISTORY...IN 1989...AN ARCTIC BLAST SENT THE
MERCURY PLUNGING INTO THE RECORD BOOKS FOR MUCH OF THE OHIO AND
TENNESSEE RIVER VALLEYS. THE SUB ZERO TEMPERATURES REMAINED THROUGH
THE NEXT 3 DAYS. AT THE JACKSON JULIAN CARROLL AIRPORT...RECORD
LOWS OF -4...-13...AND -10 WERE ESTABLISHED ON THE 21ST...22ND...AND
23RD. THE LONDON CORBIN AIRPORT ALSO ESTABLISHED NEW RECORD LOWS OF
-11 ON THE 22ND AND -9 ON THE 23RD. WHILE NOT A RECORD...THE MERCURY
BOTTOMED OUT BELOW ZERO ON THE 24TH AT BOTH LOCATIONS...WITH A
READING OF -5.

&&

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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