April 2008 Ends with Near Normal Conditions across Eastern Kentucky

Last Month’s Temperatures for Jackson

Last Month’s Temperatures for London

April Temperatures for Jackson

April Temperatures for London

APRIL 2008 FINISHED WITH TOTALS PRETTY CLOSE TO NORMAL ACROSS
EASTERN KENTUCKY. BOTH THE JACKSON WEATHER OFFICE AND THE LONDON
CORBIN AIRPORT ENDED LAST MONTH WITH TEMPERATURES AVERAGING LESS
THAN ONE DEGREE ABOVE NORMAL. ON THE PRECIPITATION SIDE OF THE
FENCE...JACKSON AND LONDON DID SEE APRIL CLOSE WITH TOTALS A LITTLE
WETTER THAN NORMAL. LONDON ENDED UP AROUND A HALF AN INCH ABOVE
NORMAL...WHILE JACKSON FINISHED LAST MONTH JUST OVER TWO TENTHS OF
AN INCH WETTER. EVEN THOUGH BOTH LOCATIONS WERE SLIGHTLY WETTER THAN
NORMAL...IT DID BREAK A STRING OF THREE CONSECUTIVE MONTHS OF DRIER
THAN NORMAL CONDITIONS.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE NEAR JACKSON FINISHED APRIL
2008 WITH AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 57.1 DEGREES...WHICH IS 0.8
DEGREES ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 56.3 DEGREES. THE AVERAGE DAILY HIGH WAS
67.1 DEGREES...AND THE AVERAGE DAILY LOW WAS 47.1 DEGREES. THE
HIGHEST TEMPERATURE FOR APRIL 2008 WAS 83 DEGREES...WHICH OCCURRED
ON THE 10TH. NO DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE SET OR TIED AT
JACKSON LAST MONTH. THE LOWEST TEMPERATURE LAST MONTH WAS 33 DEGREES
ON THE 30TH...WHICH ESTABLISHED A NEW MINIMUM TEMPERATURE RECORD FOR
THAT DAY. ANOTHER LOW TEMPERATURE RECORD WAS SET ON THE 29TH WITH 35
DEGREES. ALSO...A DAILY LOW TEMPERATURE BENCHMARK WAS TIED ON THE
15TH WITH A READING OF 34 DEGREES. MINIMUM HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORDS
WERE ESTABLISHED ON THE 13TH AND 14TH WITH 43 DEGREES EACH DAY...AND
ALSO ON THE 29TH WITH A READING OF 46 DEGREES. FURTHERMORE...A
MAXIMUM LOW TEMPERATURE RECORD WAS SET ON THE 24TH WITH A READING OF
60 DEGREES...WHILE ON THE 25TH...A MAXIMUM LOW BENCHMARK WAS TIED
WITH A READING OF 65 DEGREES.

THE JACKSON WEATHER OFFICE RECEIVED 4.00 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION IN
APRIL 2008...WHICH IS 0.21 INCHES ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 3.79 INCHES.
THERE WERE NINE DAYS WHEN A HUNDREDTH OF AN INCH OR MORE OF
PRECIPITATION WAS RECORDED...AND SEVEN DAYS WHEN A TENTH OF AN INCH
OR MORE FELL. THERE WERE FOUR DAYS WHEN AT LEAST A HALF AN INCH OF
RAIN WAS RECEIVED...AND NO DAYS SAW MORE THAN ONE INCH. THE DAY OF
THE 3RD NETTED 0.95 INCHES OF RAIN...WHICH WAS THE MOST RAINFALL
LOGGED IN A SINGLE DAY LAST MONTH. THE GREATEST IN A 24 HOUR PERIOD
WAS 1.48 INCHES FROM THE 3RD THROUGH THE 4TH. DAILY PRECIPITATION
RECORDS WERE SET ON THE 4TH WITH 0.85 INCHES...AND ON THE 11TH WITH
0.88 INCHES. THROUGH THE END OF APRIL...THE JACKSON WEATHER OFFICE
HAS RECEIVED 14.01 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION...WHICH IS 1.40 INCHES
BELOW NORMAL FOR THE YEAR. JACKSON ALSO RECEIVED A TRACE OF SNOW IN
APRIL. THE SNOW SEASON TOTAL REMAINS AT 10.8 INCHES. JACKSON
TYPICALLY RECEIVES 1.2 INCHES OF SNOW IN APRIL...AND AVERAGES A
SEASONAL TOTAL OF 24.4 INCHES THROUGH THE END OF APRIL. A TRACE OF
SNOW OCCURRED ON TWO DAYS LAST MONTH. THE TRACE ON THE 13TH TIED THE
SNOWFALL RECORD FOR THAT DAY...AND THE TRACE OF SNOW THE NEXT DAY
WAS THE FIRST TIME THAT IT HAS EVER SNOWED ON APRIL 14TH SINCE THE
JACKSON WEATHER OFFICE OPENED IN 1981.

THUNDER WAS HEARD THREE TIMES LAST MONTH AT THE JACKSON WEATHER
OFFICE...WHICH IS BELOW THE AVERAGE FOR APRIL OF 4.3 DAYS. THERE
WERE 17 DAYS WITH FOG...FIVE OF WHICH FEATURED DENSE FOG. APRIL
NORMALLY AVERAGES 2.3 DAYS OF DENSE FOG. 16,070 MINUTES OF SUNSHINE
WERE RECORDED LAST MONTH WHICH IS 66 PERCENT OF ALL POSSIBLE
SUNSHINE FOR THE MONTH. THE AVERAGE WIND SPEED FOR APRIL WAS 3.7
MPH...AND THE HIGHEST WIND GUST OF 38 MPH WAS RECORDED ON APRIL
12TH. THE MEAN WIND SPEED FOR APRIL IS TYPICALLY 7.1 MPH.

258 HEATING DEGREE DAYS WERE RECORDED AT THE JACKSON WEATHER OFFICE
IN APRIL...WHICH IS 15 HEATING DEGREE DAYS BELOW NORMAL. THE
SEASONAL HEATING DEGREE DAY TOTAL IS NOW 3880...WHICH IS 340 HEATING
DEGREE DAYS BELOW NORMAL FOR THE SEASON. 28 COOLING DEGREE DAYS WERE
RECORDED LAST MONTH...WHICH WERE ALSO THE FIRST COOLING DEGREE DAYS
RECORDED THIS SEASON. THIS IS 17 COOLING DEGREE DAYS ABOVE NORMAL
FOR THE MONTH AND SEASON.

AT THE LONDON CORBIN AIRPORT...THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS 56.1
DEGREES...WHICH IS 0.4 DEGREES ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 55.7 DEGREES FOR
APRIL. THE AVERAGE DAILY HIGH WAS 67.8 DEGREES...AND THE AVERAGE
DAILY LOW WAS 44.5 DEGREES. THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE FROM LAST MONTH
WAS 83 DEGREES...WHICH OCCURRED ON THE 24TH. NO HIGH TEMPERATURE
RECORDS WERE TIED OR BROKEN AT LONDON LAST MONTH. THE LOWEST
TEMPERATURE FROM APRIL 2008 WAS 29 DEGREES...AND OCCURRED ON THE
15TH. A LOW TEMPERATURE OF 33 DEGREES ON THE 30TH TIED THE LOW
TEMPERATURE RECORD FOR THAT DAY. LONDON ALSO ESTABLISHED A NEW
MINIMUM HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORD WITH A READING OF 43 DEGREES ON THE
14TH. A MINIMUM HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORD WAS TIED ON THE 29TH WITH A
TEMPERATURE OF 51 DEGREES.

THE LONDON CORBIN AIRPORT RECORDED 4.56 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION IN
APRIL 2008...WHICH IS 0.55 INCHES ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 4.01 INCHES.
THERE WERE 11 DAYS WHEN A HUNDREDTH OF AN INCH OR MORE FELL...AND SIX
DAYS WHEN A TENTH OF AN INCH OR MORE OF RAIN WAS RECORDED. LONDON
HAD FOUR DAYS WITH AT LEAST A HALF AN INCH...AND TWO DAYS WHEN MORE
THAN ONE INCH WAS RECEIVED. THE GREATEST DAILY AMOUNT WAS 1.10
INCHES AND OCCURRED ON THE 3RD. THE MOST PRECIPITATION RECEIVED IN A
24 HOUR PERIOD WAS 1.78 INCHES FROM APRIL 3RD THROUGH THE 4TH. NO
PRECIPITATION RECORDS WERE SET OR TIED AT LONDON LAST MONTH. SO FAR
THIS YEAR...LONDON HAS RECEIVED 13.52 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION...WHICH
IS 2.83 INCHES BELOW NORMAL. NO SNOWFALL DATA IS AVAILABLE FOR
LONDON.

LONDON HAD THREE DAYS WITH THUNDER LAST MONTH. ALSO...THERE WERE 20
DAYS WITH FOG...AND TWO DAYS WITH DENSE FOG. THE AVERAGE WIND SPEED
FOR APRIL 2008 WAS 5.1 MPH...WITH THE HIGHEST WIND GUST OF 54 MPH
RECORDED ON THE 11TH.

LONDON RECORDED 273 HEATING DEGREE DAYS LAST MONTH...WHICH IS 14
HEATING DEGREE DAYS BELOW NORMAL. THE SEASONAL TOTAL OF 3789 IS 448
HEATING DEGREE DAYS BELOW NORMAL FOR THE SEASON. LONDON RECORDED THE
FIRST COOLING DEGREE DAYS OF THE SEASON WITH 15 COOLING DEGREE DAYS
LAST MONTH. THIS IS EIGHT ABOVE NORMAL FOR THE MONTH...AND SIX
ABOVE NORMAL FOR THE SEASON.

WEATHER RECORDS AT THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE NEAR JACKSON
KENTUCKY DATE BACK TO JANUARY 1ST 1981...WHILE CLIMATE RECORDS FOR
THE LONDON CORBIN AIRPORT BEGAN ON THE 11TH OF NOVEMBER 1954.

FOR ADDITIONAL MONTHLY WEATHER INFORMATION:

Jackson Monthly Climate Summary 

London Monthly Climate Summary




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