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REGIONAL WEATHER SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON KY
233 PM EST FRI FEB 27 2015

A FEW SNOW SHOWERS AND FLURRIES WERE ON TAP IN SEVERAL PORTIONS
OF THE COAL FIELDS THIS MORNING. SNOWFALL WAS VERY LIGHT...WITH
MOST LOCATIONS THAT SAW SNOW JUST GETTING A DUSTING TO A COUPLE
TENTHS OF AN INCH AT MOST. THE WINTER WEATHER EXITED THE AREA BY
MID MORNING...LEAVING A BALANCE OF CLOUDS AND SUNSHINE FOR THE
REST OF THE DAY.

CHILLY CONDITIONS WERE ALSO PRESENT THIS MORNING. 7 AM
TEMPERATURES VARIED FROM THE SINGLE DIGITS ABOVE ZERO IN THE
COLDER VALLEYS...TO THE MIDDLE AND UPPER TEENS ELSEWHERE. NORMAL
LOWS FOR LATE FEBRUARY ARE NEAR THE FREEZING MARK. THE MERCURY DID
NOT CLIMB TOO MUCH TODAY...WITH MID AFTERNOON TEMPERATURES MOSTLY
IN THE LOWER TO MIDDLE 20S. TYPICAL HIGHS FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR
ARE IN THE LOWER 50S.

GENERALLY DRY AND COLD CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TONIGHT WITH LOWS
DIPPING INTO THE SINGLE DIGITS...AND WIND CHILLS SUB ZERO AT
TIMES. SATURDAY WILL SEE TEMPERATURES REBOUND INTO THE 30S AS HIGH
PRESSURE EXITS THE REGION. A FRONTAL BOUNDARY WILL SET UP OVER THE
REGION SUNDAY AND BRING MORE UNSETTLED WEATHER TO THE COAL
FIELDS. LOOK FOR A WARM UP AND THE POTENTIAL FOR A PROLONGED
RAINFALL EVENT FROM LATE IN THE WEEKEND INTO NEXT WEEK. THIS
RAIN...IN ADDITION TO MELTING OF THE SNOW PACK...MEANS A
HEIGHTENED RISK FOR FLOODING FOR ALL OF EASTERN KENTUCKY. AS IT
STANDS NOW...FLOODING APPEARS LIKELY FROM THIS ALONG PORTIONS OF
THE KENTUCKY AND CUMBERLAND RIVER BASINS BY THE MIDDLE OF NEXT
WEEK. STAY TUNED TO YOUR FAVORITE LOCAL MEDIA OUTLET...NOAA
WEATHER RADIO OR LOG INTO WWW.WEATHER.GOV/JKL FOR MORE INFORMATION
ON THIS DEVELOPING SITUATION AND POSSIBLE WATCHES AND WARNINGS.

ON THIS DAY IN WEATHER HISTORY...BACK IN 1962...A RAINY PERIOD
WAS TAKING PLACE ACROSS EASTERN KENTUCKY. ON THE 26TH...LONDON
RECORDED 1.52 INCHES OF RAINFALL...AND ON THE 27TH...ANOTHER 2.75
INCHES. BOTH DAYS SET NEW DAILY RAINFALL RECORDS FOR LONDON
KENTUCKY. TWO SEPARATE PERIODS OF RAIN FELL ACROSS EAST KENTUCKY.
2 TO 3 INCHES FELL FROM FEBRUARY 15TH THROUGH THE 24TH. THIS WAS
FOLLOWED BY 4 TO 6 INCHES WHICH FELL FROM THE 25TH THROUGH THE
28TH. FLOOD WATERS WERE 4 TO 8 FEET DEEP IN THE BUSINESS SECTION
OF SALYERSVILLE. A 101 YEAR OLD RESIDENT OF SALYERSVILLE SAID IT
WAS THE WORST FLOOD SINCE FEBRUARY 1939. RESIDENTS OF INEZ
KENTUCKY SAID IT WAS THE WORST FLOOD SINCE THE FLOOD OF 1927. SOME
OF THIS INFORMATION WAS TAKEN FROM THE SUMMARY OF FLOODS IN THE
UNITED STATES, 1962, FROM THE WWW.USGS.GOV WEBSITE.

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CARICO



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