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 Routine Public Forecast Text Products
 Product  Availability  Description
Regional Weather Summary
None issued by this office recently.  
Issued twice daily around 4 AM/PM, providing a brief weather summary and forecast for our local forecast area.
Zone Forecast Product
Last Issued:
10:29 AM Sat Aug 23rd 2014
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A county-by-county forecast written in plain text for the next 7 days. Includes any long-term watches, warnings, and advisories.
Area Forecast Discussion
Last Issued:
8:50 AM Sat Aug 23rd 2014
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A technical discussion of the meteorological reasoning behind the forecast.
Hazardous Weather Outlook
Last Issued:
5:08 PM Fri Aug 22nd 2014
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Used for communicating the potential for hazardous weather, and preparedness for spotter activation.
Point Forecast Matrices
Last Issued:
8:54 AM Sat Aug 23rd 2014
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Point forecasts for selected locations that covers the next 7 days in matrix format.
Area Forecast Matrices
None issued by this office recently.  
An area averaged forecast for the next 7 days in matrix format.
Coded Cities Forecast
None issued by this office recently.  
A coded forecast for select cities in our forecast area. Information includes high and low temperatures, and 12-hour probability of precipitation.

 Event-Driven Hazardous Weather Text Products
 Product  Availability  Description
Short Term Forecast
Last Issued:
2:50 AM Sat Aug 23rd 2014
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An overview of weather trends during the next 1 to 6 hours. Normally issued only when precipitation or hazardous weather is occurring.
Special Weather Statement
Last Issued:
12:36 AM Sat Aug 23rd 2014
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Product issued to provide information on upcoming hazardous weather events or near term events that, while not severe, may cause inconveniences to public and other interests.
Watch County Notification
None issued by this office recently.  
Product lists counties in the Jackson Forecast Area included in Severe Thunderstorm or Tornado Watches. This product also communicates removal of counties and cancellation/expiration of watches.
Tornado Warning
None issued by this office recently.  
Typically issued for single counties or a small group of adjacent counties for 15 to 45 minutes in duration.
Criteria for Issuance: Issued when a tornado is sighted or indicated by National Weather Service Radar.
Severe Thunderstorm Warning
None issued by this office recently.  
Issued when a severe thunderstorm is imminent or occurring. Typically issued for single counties or a small group of adjacent counties for 15 to 60 minutes in duration.
Criteria for Issuance: A thunderstorm is considered severe when it contains winds of 58 mph or greater and/or hail 3/4" in diameter or larger.
Severe Weather Statement
None issued by this office recently.  
Issued as a follow-up to severe weather warnings. Used to relay urgent information about ongoing severe weather, such as damage reports and up-to-the-minute storm location updates. Also used to cancel or expire severe weather warnings.
Hydrologic Outlook
None issued by this office recently.  
Issued when conditions appear favorable for possible flooding from 36 hours and beyond in the future. Drought statements are also issued using this product when conditions warrant.
Flood Watch
Last Issued:
7:49 AM Wed Aug 20th 2014
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Issued when conditions are favorable for flooding during the next 36 hours.
Flash Flood Warning
Last Issued:
8:07 AM Tue Aug 19th 2014
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Issued when flash flooding is imminent or occurring. Typically issued for single counties or a small group of adjacent counties for 2 to 6 hours in duration.
Criteria for Issuance: Flash flooding occurs when water levels rise rapidly to inundation within a period of 6 hours of the causative event. The flood waters must be 6 inches deep when flowing or 3 feet deep when standing to qualify for a flash flood event.
Flood Warning
None issued by this office recently.  
Issued when river levels are expected to rise to potentially damaging levels. Flood Warnings can also be used when overland flooding is expected to persist for many hours.
Criteria for Issuance: Flood Warnings are issued when flooding is expected to occur more than 6 hours after the causative event and are issued for river forecast points, areas along rivers and streams and for counties or portions of counties.
Flash Flood Statement
Last Issued:
4:54 AM Sun Aug 17th 2014
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Issued as a follow-up to Flash Flood Warnings and contains the latest flooding reports and radar trends.
Flood Statement
Last Issued:
1:00 AM Wed Aug 20th 2014
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Flood statements may be issued as a follow-up to Flood Warnings, Flood Watches, or for high water in urban areas and along small streams (formerly the Urban and Small Stream Flood Advisory).
Winter Weather Product
None issued by this office recently.  
Provides watches, warnings, and advisories for winter precipitation events.
Criteria for Issuance: 
Snow Advisory: Issued for snow accumulations more than 1 inch but less than 4 inches.
Blowing Snow Advisory: Issued for localized blowing snow reducing visibilities to 1/4 mile or less with winds less than 35 mph.
Snow and Blowing Snow Advisory: Same criteria as Blowing Snow Advisory, except snow is falling in addition to blowing around.
Freezing Rain Advisory: Ice accumulation less than 1/4 of an inch with rain or drizzle freezing on contact.
Sleet Advisory: Sleet accumulation of less than 1/2 of an inch.
Wind Chill Advisory: Wind chills of 10 below to 24 below are expected. In most cases a minimum wind speed of 10 mph or more should be occurring or forecast before an advisory is issued.
Winter Weather Advisory: Issued when more than one predominant type of hazard is expected, one of which must meet advisory criteria described above.
Heavy Snow Warning: Snow accumulation is expected to be 4 inches in 12 hours, or 6 inches in 24 hours.
Ice Storm Warning: Ice accumulation of 1/4 inch or more.
Heavy Sleet Warning: Sleet accumulation of 1/2 inch or more.
Wind Chill Warning: Wind chills of 25 below or colder are expected. In most cases a minimum wind speed of 10 mph should be occurring or forecast before a warning is issued.
Winter Storm Warning: More than one predominant hazard is expected, one of which must meet warning criteria described above.
Blizzard Warning: Sustained wind or frequent gusts greater than or equal to 35 mph is/are expected, accompanied by falling and/or blowing snow, frequently reducing visibility to less than 1/4 mile for three hours or more.
Non Precipitation Product
None issued by this office recently.  
Provides watches, warnings, or advisories issued for a wide variety of hazardous weather phenomena, such as high winds, dense fog, extreme heat, or low wind chills.
Criteria for Issuance: 
Wind Advisory: Sustained speeds between 30 and 39 mph for at least one hour, or wind gusts of 45 to 57 mph for any duration. Advisories are used for winds not associated with thunderstorms.
Lake Wind Advisory: Sustained speeds between 20 and 29 mph for at least one hour, or wind gusts of 35 to 44 mph for any duration. Lake Wind Advisories are used for winds not associated with thunderstorms and only from April 1 to October 30.
Dense Fog Advisory: Fog reducing visibility to 1/4 mile or less over a widespread area.
Heat Advisory: Heat index of 105 or higher for at least 3 hours or more with a minimum heat index around 75 during a 24 hour period.
Frost Advisory: Issued only during the growing season when widespread frost is expected with temperatures remaining above freezing.
Smoke Advisory: Smoke reducing visibility to 1/4 mile or less over a widespread area.
Blowing Dust Advisory: Visibility is greater than 1/4 mile, but less than one mile in blowing dust.
High Wind Warning: Issued for sustained speeds of at least 40 mph for an hour or more, or wind gusts of at least 58 mph regardless of duration. A High Wind Warning is used for winds not associated with thunderstorms.
Excessive Heat Warning: Issued when the Heat Index is expected to be at least 110 for 3 hours or more with a minimum heat index around 75 during a 24 hour period.
Freeze Warning: Issued when temperatures are forecast to be 32 degrees or less over a widespread area during the growing season.
Blowing Dust: Issued when visibilities are 1/4 mile or less due to blowing dust.
Local Storm Report
Last Issued:
1:40 AM Mon Aug 18th 2014
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Used to disseminate weather information. Includes the time and date of the event, its location, and any other pertinent information.

 Fire Weather Text Products
 Product  Availability  Description
Fire Weather Forecast
Last Issued:
1:59 PM Sat Aug 23rd 2014
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Issued twice daily during the Fire Season (Feb 1st thru May 15th and Oct 1st thru Dec 15th) and once daily otherwise. Contains weather elements of critical importance to fire managers, such as relative humidity, precipitation duration and amounts, smoke mixing heights, and transport winds.
Fire Weather Point Forecast
Last Issued:
9:30 PM Fri Aug 22nd 2014
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Issued daily during the fire season. Contains a coded forecast of weather elements critical to fire behavior for specific forest sites in our fire weather forecast area.
Fire Weather Watch/Red Flag Warning
None issued by this office recently.  
Issued when extreme burning conditions are forecast.
Criteria for Issuance:  Red Flag conditions are defined in eastern Kentucky as 1) Sustained 20-foot wind speeds of 15 mph or greater, 2) Minimum relative humidity of 25% or less, 3) and 10-hour fuel moisture values of 8% or less.

 Aviation Text Products
 Product  Availability  Description
Terminal Aerodrome Forecast
EPZ
None issued by this office recently.  

LOZ
Last Issued:
1:12 PM Sat Aug 23rd 2014
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SME
Last Issued:
12:35 PM Sat Aug 23rd 2014
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An aviation forecast containing METAR-coded forecast data for a designated airport and its immediate vicinity. Valid for 24 hours in duration, issued 4 times daily.

 Routine Hydrologic Text Products
 Product  Availability  Description
Hydrologic Summary
None issued by this office recently.  
Issued daily around 10 AM LST. Contains observed river stages and precipitation reports.
River and Lake Summary
None issued by this office recently.  
Issued daily around 10 AM LST. Contains a 3 day river stage forecast for select locations in our hydrologic service area.

 Climate Text Products
 Product  Availability  Description
Daily Climate Summary
Jackson
None issued by this office recently.  

London
Last Issued:
5:52 AM Sat Aug 23rd 2014
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Issued around 1 AM LST and 4 PM LST each day. Contains climatological observed values, along with normals, records, and monthly, seasonal, and yearly accumulations.
Preliminary Local Climate Data
Jackson
None issued by this office recently.  

London
Last Issued:
11:11 AM Sun Aug 31st 2014
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A summary of the daily climate statistics for the current month for a location, updated daily.
Monthly Climate Summary
Jackson
None issued by this office recently.  

London
Last Issued:
7:37 AM Fri Aug 1st 2014
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Contains climatological observed values for the previous month, along with normals, records, and monthly, seasonal, and yearly accumulations.
Seasonal Climate Summary
Jackson
None issued by this office recently.  

London
Last Issued:
7:43 AM Sun Jun 1st 2014
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Contains climatological observed values for the meteorological season. The meteorological seasons are defined as follows; Winter- December through February, Spring- March through May, Summer- June through August, Fall- September through November.
Record Event Report
Jackson
None issued by this office recently.  

London
Last Issued:
1:41 PM Wed Jul 30th 2014
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Issued when a daily or monthly temperature or precipitation record has been tied or broken.
Regional Temperature & Precipitation Summary
Last Issued:
12:28 PM Sat Aug 23rd 2014
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Details maximum and minimum temperature along with 24 hour precipitation for select locations within our forecast area.
Supplemental Climate Data
None issued by this office recently.  
A coded message sent at the 6 hour synoptic times (00 UTC, 06 UTC, 12 UTC, 18 UTC), around 08 UTC (for sunshine minutes only) and local midnight. The message includes details on cloud cover, precip measurements, snowfall measurements and sunshine minutes observed at the Jackson, KY Weather Forecast Office.
Supplemental Data Observation
None issued by this office recently.  
A coded message sent only when certain weather events are observed at the Jackson, KY Weather Forecast Office, such as hail or ice pellets.

 Miscellaneous Text Products
 Product  Availability  Description
Hourly Weather Summary
None issued by this office recently.  
Summary of hourly conditions from weather stations located in and around eastern Kentucky.
Public Information Statement
Last Issued:
4:36 PM Wed Aug 13th 2014
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Issued to inform the public of non-routine events of interest. May contain weather safety advice, observed rain or snowfall reports, or storm damage survey results.
Civil Emergency Message
None issued by this office recently.  
Issued at the request of an emergency manager when a large-scale evacuation or other public action is necessitated by a disaster, either man-made or natural.
Free Text Message
Last Issued:
3:29 AM Fri Aug 22nd 2014
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This message is to inform NWS offices, vendors, and users of WSR-88D data that the Jackson radar (KEPZ) has experienced an outage (either planned or unexpected). It includes reasons for the outage if known, expected outage time, and a statement of which surrounding radars can be used for radar information in eastern Kentucky.

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