Temperatures Drop into the 40s Setting a Few Records

High pressure, clear skies and a dry airmass allowed temperatures to settle into the 40s for several locations across east Kentucky this morning.  The cold spot was 47ºF at the Sandy Hook Cooperative Weather Observing Station. Several stations reported 48ºF as well. While neither Jackson or London set records, some of our longstanding cooperative observer stations did set or tie records. They include:

The coop observer 5 miles north of Mt. Sterling set a new daily record low for July 5th with 48ºF this AM. The old record was 50ºF set in 1968. Weather records for Mt. Sterling date back to 1892.

The observer 1 mile east of Paintsville reported a low of 53ºF this morning. That ties the daily record set back in 1976. Reliable temperature records for Paintsville date back to 1972.

The observer in Inez, KY reported a low of 51ºF this morning setting a record low for the date. Records for Inez go back to 1990.

And finally, Buckhorn Lake Dam reported a low of 53ºF this morning establishing a new daily record low. The old record was 58ºF set back in 2001. Reliable temperature records for Buckhorn Lake go back to 1994.

Here's a look at low temperatures observed locally and across the state through around 7 am Saturday July 5th...


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