Arctic Cold Front Brings Snow & Very Cold Temperatures

An arctic cold front swept across the region Thursday evening bringing a light snowfall to the area, followed by an intrusion of very cold air.  Reports received by the National Weather Service in Jackson through early Friday morning indicate that between 1 to 3 inches of snow fell over most of the area, with locally higher amounts in the higher elevations.  Below is a graphic illustrating snow amounts across eastern Kentucky from 7 am Thursday through 7 am Friday...

An arctic air mass also blew into the region behind the cold front with most locations bottoming out in the single digits Friday morning.  A stiff west wind dropped wind chills into the zero to 10 below zero range during the early morning hours.  Below is a graphic illustrating the observed low temperatures across eastern Kentucky Friday morning.

At the National Weather Service Office in Jackson, the low temperature of 6 degrees established a new record low temperature for the date.  The previous record low temperature for the date at Jackson was 7 degrees set back in 1981.

The above graphics were created from reports received from area cooperative weather observers and from area ASOS, AWOS, RAWS and Kentucky Mesonet platforms.

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