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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOUISVILLE KY
1223 PM EDT FRI OCT 31 2014

INZ076>079-083-084-089>092-KYZ023>043-045>049-053>057-061>067-
070>078-081-082-312200-
ORANGE IN-WASHINGTON IN-SCOTT IN-JEFFERSON IN-DUBOIS IN-
CRAWFORD IN-PERRY IN-HARRISON IN-FLOYD IN-CLARK IN-HANCOCK KY-
BRECKINRIDGE KY-MEADE KY-OHIO KY-GRAYSON KY-HARDIN KY-BULLITT KY-
JEFFERSON KY-OLDHAM KY-TRIMBLE KY-HENRY KY-SHELBY KY-FRANKLIN KY-
SCOTT KY-HARRISON KY-SPENCER KY-ANDERSON KY-WOODFORD KY-
FAYETTE KY-BOURBON KY-NICHOLAS KY-NELSON KY-WASHINGTON KY-
MERCER KY-JESSAMINE KY-CLARK KY-LARUE KY-MARION KY-BOYLE KY-
GARRARD KY-MADISON KY-BUTLER KY-EDMONSON KY-HART KY-GREEN KY-
TAYLOR KY-CASEY KY-LINCOLN KY-LOGAN KY-WARREN KY-SIMPSON KY-
ALLEN KY-BARREN KY-MONROE KY-METCALFE KY-ADAIR KY-RUSSELL KY-
CUMBERLAND KY-CLINTON KY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...PAOLI...SALEM...SCOTTSBURG...MADISON...
JASPER...MARENGO...TELL CITY...CORYDON...NEW ALBANY...
JEFFERSONVILLE...HAWESVILLE...HARDINSBURG...BRANDENBURG...
BEAVER DAM...LEITCHFIELD...ELIZABETHTOWN...FORT KNOX...
MOUNT WASHINGTON...SHEPHERDSVILLE...LOUISVILLE...LA GRANGE...
BEDFORD...NEW CASTLE...SHELBYVILLE...FRANKFORT...GEORGETOWN...
CYNTHIANA...TAYLORSVILLE...LAWRENCEBURG...VERSAILLES...
LEXINGTON...PARIS...CARLISLE...BARDSTOWN...SPRINGFIELD...
HARRODSBURG...NICHOLASVILLE...WINCHESTER...HODGENVILLE...
LEBANON...DANVILLE...LANCASTER...RICHMOND...MORGANTOWN...
BROWNSVILLE...MUNFORDVILLE...GREENSBURG...CAMPBELLSVILLE...
LIBERTY...STANFORD...RUSSELLVILLE...BOWLING GREEN...FRANKLIN...
SCOTTSVILLE...GLASGOW...TOMPKINSVILLE...EDMONTON...COLUMBIA...
JAMESTOWN...BURKESVILLE...ALBANY
1223 PM EDT FRI OCT 31 2014 /1123 AM CDT FRI OCT 31 2014/

...FIRST SNOW OF THE WINTER SEASON EXPECTED FOR MUCH OF THE AREA
TONIGHT AND EARLY SATURDAY MORNING...

A STRONG WEATHER DISTURBANCE WILL DROP SOUTHWARD OUT OF CANADA
AND DOWN THROUGH THE OHIO VALLEY LATER TODAY AND TONIGHT. THIS
FEATURE WILL BRING WIDESPREAD RAIN SHOWERS AND WINDY CONDITIONS TO
THE AREA. NORTHWEST WINDS OF 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS OF 30 TO 35
MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT. MUCH COLDER AIR
WILL FILTER INTO THE REGION TONIGHT RESULTING IN THE RAIN SHOWERS
CHANGING OVER TO SNOW SHOWERS BEFORE DIMINISHING LATE TONIGHT. SOME
BANDS OF MODERATE SNOW MAY DEVELOP OVER PORTIONS OF CENTRAL
KENTUCKY. WHILE THIS SNOW WILL BE FIGHTING RELATIVELY WARM GROUND
TEMPERATURES...AN INCH OR LESS OF SLUSHY SNOW ON GRASS AND ELEVATED
SURFACES WILL BE POSSIBLE IN AREAS EAST OF A LINE FROM FRANKFORT
TO ALBANY KENTUCKY. IN AREAS OUT TOWARD I-65 AND POINTS
WEST...LITTLE...IF ANY...SNOW ACCUMULATION IS EXPECTED.

WITH TEMPERATURES FALLING INTO THE 30S TONIGHT AND WINDS GUSTING
INTO THE 25 TO 30 MPH RANGE...WIND CHILL READINGS WILL MAKE IT
FEEL LIKE IT IS IN THE 20S THIS EVENING.

STAY TUNED TO NOAA ALL HAZARDS WEATHER RADIO AND YOUR LOCAL MEDIA
FOR THE LATEST ON THIS WINTER WEATHER SITUATION.

$$

RJS

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON KY
1130 AM EDT FRI OCT 31 2014

KYZ044-050>052-058>060-068-069-079-080-083-084-104-106>108-111-114-
119-010200-
FLEMING-MONTGOMERY-BATH-ROWAN-ESTILL-POWELL-MENIFEE-ROCKCASTLE-
JACKSON-PULASKI-LAUREL-WAYNE-MCCREARY-ELLIOTT-MORGAN-JOHNSON-WOLFE-
LEE-OWSLEY-MARTIN-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...FLEMINGSBURG...MOUNT STERLING...
OWINGSVILLE...MOREHEAD...IRVINE...STANTON...FRENCHBURG...
MOUNT VERNON...MCKEE...SOMERSET...LONDON...MONTICELLO...
WHITLEY CITY...SANDY HOOK...WEST LIBERTY...PAINTSVILLE...CAMPTON...
BEATTYVILLE...BOONEVILLE...INEZ
1130 AM EDT FRI OCT 31 2014

...FREEZE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY
MORNING...

A DEVELOPING AREA OF LOW PRESSURE WILL SEND A STRONG COLD FRONT SOUTH
ACROSS EASTERN KENTUCKY LATE TODAY INTO TONIGHT. THIS LOW PRESSURE
SYSTEM AND ASSOCIATED COLD FRONT WILL PRODUCE PERIODS OF
PRECIPITATION FROM TODAY THROUGH SATURDAY. TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED
TO DROP SHARPLY THIS EVENING INTO THE OVERNIGHT HOURS. THESE FALLING
TEMPERATURES WILL ALLOW RAIN TO MIX WITH AND GRADUALLY CHANGE TO
SNOW...STARTING IN THE HIGHEST ELEVATIONS ALONG THE VIRGINIA BORDER
EARLY THIS EVENING...AND EVENTUALLY TRANSITIONING TO THE LOWER
ELEVATION AREAS THROUGHOUT EAST KENTUCKY. THE SNOW WILL GRADUALLY
WIND DOWN EARLY SATURDAY AFTERNOON...POSSIBLY ENDING AS A TOUCH OF
DRIZZLE OR LIGHT RAIN.

MOST OF THE SNOW ACCUMULATIONS WILL RESIDE ON GRASSY AND ELEVATED
SURFACES DUE TO WARM GROUND TEMPERATURES. ACCUMULATIONS OF A DUSTING
TO ONE INCH ARE POSSIBLE ACROSS THE BLUEGRASS REGION AND PORTIONS OF
NORTHEAST KENTUCKY...BUT DUE TO THE WARM GROUND TEMPERATURES...
EXPECT MOST OF THIS SNOW TO MELT FAIRLY QUICKLY.

IN ADDITION...SUB-FREEZING TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED SATURDAY AND
SUNDAY NIGHT. A FREEZE MAY OCCUR IN THE I-75 CORRIDOR SATURDAY
NIGHT...WITH A HARD FREEZE AND WIDESPREAD FROST EXPECTED AREA-WIDE
SUNDAY NIGHT. THOSE WITH SENSITIVE PLANTS WILL NEED TO TAKE ACTION TO
PROTECT THEM THROUGH THE WEEKEND.

$$
JMW

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON KY
453 AM EDT FRI OCT 31 2014

KYZ044-050>052-058>060-068-069-079-080-083>086-104-106>117-119-
312100-
FLEMING-MONTGOMERY-BATH-ROWAN-ESTILL-POWELL-MENIFEE-ROCKCASTLE-
JACKSON-PULASKI-LAUREL-WAYNE-MCCREARY-WHITLEY-KNOX-ELLIOTT-MORGAN-
JOHNSON-WOLFE-MAGOFFIN-FLOYD-LEE-BREATHITT-KNOTT-OWSLEY-PERRY-CLAY-
LESLIE-MARTIN-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...FLEMINGSBURG...MOUNT STERLING...
OWINGSVILLE...MOREHEAD...IRVINE...STANTON...FRENCHBURG...
MOUNT VERNON...MCKEE...SOMERSET...LONDON...MONTICELLO...
WHITLEY CITY...CORBIN...WILLIAMSBURG...BARBOURVILLE...SANDY HOOK...
WEST LIBERTY...PAINTSVILLE...CAMPTON...SALYERSVILLE...PRESTONSBURG...
BEATTYVILLE...JACKSON...HINDMAN...BOONEVILLE...HAZARD...MANCHESTER...
HYDEN...INEZ
453 AM EDT FRI OCT 31 2014

...FIRST SNOW OF THE SEASON EXPECTED FOR MUCH OF THE AREA TONIGHT
INTO SATURDAY...

A DEVELOPING AREA OF LOW PRESSURE WILL SEND A STRONG COLD FRONT SOUTH
ACROSS EASTERN KENTUCKY LATE TODAY INTO TONIGHT. THIS LOW PRESSURE
SYSTEM AND ASSOCIATED COLD FRONT WILL PRODUCE PERIODS OF
PRECIPITATION FROM TODAY THROUGH SATURDAY. TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED
TO DROP SHARPLY THIS EVENING INTO THE OVERNIGHT HOURS. THESE FALLING
TEMPERATURES...WILL ALLOW RAIN TO MIX WITH AND GRADUALLY CHANGE TO
SNOW...STARTING IN THE HIGHEST ELEVATIONS ALONG THE VIRGINIA BORDER
EARLY FRIDAY EVENING. SNOW LEVELS WILL LOWER THROUGH THE NIGHT WITH
VALLEY LOCATIONS MIXING WITH AND CHANGING TO SNOW BETWEEN MIDNIGHT
TONIGHT AND DAWN SATURDAY MORNING. THE SNOW WILL GRADUALLY WIND DOWN
THROUGH EARLY SATURDAY AFTERNOON.

MOST OF THE SNOW ACCUMULATIONS WILL RESIDE ON GRASSY AND ELEVATED
SURFACES DUE TO WARM GROUND TEMPERATURES. LITTLE IF ANY SNOW
ACCUMULATION IS EXPECTED ACROSS THE BLUEGRASS REGION OR IN VALLEY
LOCATIONS...HOWEVER UP TO AN INCH OF SNOW ACCUMULATION MAY OCCUR ON
RIDGETOPS.

IN ADDITION...NEAR FREEZING TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED TONIGHT...WITH
SUB-FREEZING TEMPERATURES EXPECTED SATURDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHTS. A
HARD FREEZE MAY OCCUR IN THE I-75 CORRIDOR SATURDAY NIGHT...WITH A
HARD FREEZE AND FROST EXPECTED AREA-WIDE SUNDAY NIGHT. THOSE WITH
SENSITIVE PLANTS WILL NEED TO TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT THEM THROUGH THE
WEEKEND.

$$
KAS/GREIF/GEOGERIAN

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