Regional Weather Summary
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REGIONAL WEATHER SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON KY
306 PM EST TUE MAR 3 2015

CLOUDY SKIES AND A FEW POCKETS OF DRIZZLE WERE IN PLACE ACROSS
EASTERN KENTUCKY THIS MORNING. THE PRECIPITATION DID NOT AMOUNT
TOO MUCH OR LAST LONG...ALTHOUGH CLOUDY SKIES DID PREVAIL FOR THE
REST OF THE DAY. A FEW RAIN SHOWERS DID POP UP DURING THE
AROUND NOONTIME...MOSTLY CONCENTRATED NORTH OF THE MOUNTAIN
PARKWAY. THROUGH MID AFTERNOON...RAINFALL AMOUNTS WERE GENERALLY A
TENTH OF AN INCH OR LESS. AND SURPRISINGLY...A FEW BREAKS IN THE
CLOUD COVER APPEARED WHICH ALLOWED SUNSHINE TO MAKE IT
UNSEASONABLY WARM IN SPOTS.

A BIG RANGE IN TEMPERATURES WAS IN PLACE THIS MORNING WITH 7 AM
READINGS RANGING FROM THE UPPER 20S NEAR AND NORTH OF INTERSTATE
64...TO AROUND 40 DEGREES IN SOUTHERN KENTUCKY. NORMAL LOWS FOR
THIS TIME OF YEAR ARE IN THE LOWER TO MIDDLE 30S. THE MERCURY
WARMED UP NICELY TODAY FOR MOST LOCATIONS...WITH MID AFTERNOON
READINGS VARYING FROM THE LOWER 40S NORTH OF I64...TO THE LOWER
60S IN SOUTH CENTRAL KENTUCKY. AN EXCEPTION WAS IN
MIDDLESBORO...WITH TEMPERATURES ONLY IN THE MIDDLE 40S WITH RAIN
SHOWERS. TYPICAL HIGHS FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR ARE IN THE LOWER TO
MIDDLE 50S. AT 3 PM...THE JACKSON WEATHER OFFICE WAS AT 61
DEGREES. IT HAS NOT BE THIS WARM AT JACKSON SINCE 62 DEGREES ON
FEBRUARY 7TH.

A COMPLEX WEATHER SYSTEM WILL BRING RAIN TO THE AREA...WHICH WILL
CHANGEOVER TO SLEET AND SNOW LATE WEDNESDAY...WITH ALL SNOW
CONTINUING THURSDAY. A FLOOD WARNING HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR SEVERAL
RIVER POINTS AS WELL AS A FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FOR ALL OF
EASTERN KENTUCKY THROUGH THURSDAY. THIS IS IN RESPONSE TO EXPECTED
PERIODS OF HEAVY RAIN...COMBINING WITH SATURATED GROUNDS AND SNOW
MELT WHICH WILL CAUSE STREAMS AND RIVERS TO RISE...TO FLOOD LEVELS
IN SOME CASES. THE RAIN WILL TRANSITION TO SLEET AND SNOW
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING THEN TO ALL SNOW. SNOW AND SLEET
AMOUNTS ARE EXPECTED TO RANGE FROM 2 TO 8 INCHES ACROSS EASTERN
KENTUCKY WITH THE HIGHER AMOUNTS ABOVE INTERSTATE 64...AND LESSER
AMOUNTS IN FAR SOUTHEAST KENTUCKY. SNOW AND SLEET FORECAST AMOUNTS
MAY BE TWEAKED AS WE MOVE CLOSER INTO WEDNESDAY. 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 EVENT.

ON THIS DATE IN WEATHER HISTORY...IN 1997...HEAVY RAINS FROM THE
PREVIOUS COUPLE OF DAYS RESULTED IN A RECORD CREST OF 47.6 FEET FOR
THE LICKING RIVER AT BLUE LICK SPRINGS IN NICHOLAS COUNTY...NEAR THE
WESTERN BORDER OF FLEMING COUNTY. ALSO ON THIS DATE...IN 1980...AN
ARCTIC OUTBREAK BROUGHT THE LOWEST MARCH TEMPERATURES ON RECORD TO
THE LONDON AREA AS THE AIRPORT THERE REACHED A LOW OF 12 DEGREES
BELOW ZERO. RECORDS AT LONDON DATE BACK TO 1954.

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CARICO



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