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REGIONAL WEATHER SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON KY
346 PM EDT SAT APR 25 2015

A WARM SPRING LIKE MORNING WAS EXPERIENCED ACROSS THE COAL FIELDS
OF EAST KENTUCKY. SCATTERED POCKETS OF RAIN WERE MOVING THROUGH
THE REGION AND MORNING TEMPERATURES RANGED FROM ABOUT 45 TO 55
DEGREES. BY MID MORNING...RAIN HAD BECOME MORE WIDESPREAD AND
SHIFTED NORTH OF A LINE FROM IRVINE TO WHITESBURG. THIS MORNINGS
RAIN WAS LIGHT IN NATURE AND RAINFALL TOTALS WERE AROUND ONE
TENTH OF AN INCH OR LESS. THE MORNING RAIN LOWERED TEMPERATURES A
FEW DEGREES ADDING A NOTICEABLE CHILL TO THE AIR. BY NOONTIME
TEMPERATURES HAD CHANGED VERY LITTLE FROM THE MORNING LOWS. THE
RAIN MOVING THROUGH THE AREA TODAY WAS ASSOCIATED WITH THE
PASSAGE OF A WARM FRONT. AT 2 PM THE WARM FRONT EXTENDED FROM
MOUNT VERNON TO JACKSON TO PIKEVILLE. THE RAIN SHIELD HAD ALMOST
CLEARED SOUTHEAST KENTUCKY AS IT CONTINUED TO PRESS TO THE
NORTHEAST.

SKIES BECAME LESS CLOUDY IN THE SOUTH FOR A FEW HOURS DURING THE
LATE AFTERNOON AND TEMPERATURES SHOT UP INTO THE LOW 70S. THIS
MADE THE ATMOSPHERE A LITTLE MORE UNSTABLE. ALSO...A COLD FRONT
WAS APPROACHING FROM THE WEST PUSHING THUNDERSTORMS TOWARDS THE
AREA. DURING THIS EVENING...THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED ACROSS
SOUTHEAST KENTUCKY. SOME OF THESE STORMS MAY BE SEVERE WITH LARGE
HAIL AND GUSTY WINDS...WITH AN ISOLATED TORNADO POSSIBLE. THESE
SEVERE CONDITIONS MAY CAUSE DOWNED TREES AND POWERLINES. FLASH
FLOODING IS ALSO POSSIBLE WITH ANY STORMS THAT PASS REPEATEDLY
ACROSS THE SAME LOCATIONS. ADDITIONALLY...THE LAKE AT CAVE RUN IS
CURRENTLY RUNNING CLOSE TO RECORD LEVELS. THIS WEEKEND/S RAIN IS
NOT EXPECTED TO BE A PROBLEM AT THE LAKE. HOWEVER...IF YOU LIVE
AROUND CAVE RUN LAKE YOU SHOULD MONITOR RAINFALL AMOUNTS THIS
WEEKEND.

RAIN IS EXPECTED TO END EARLY SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND COOL
TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED FOR THE START OF NEXT WEEK. DAYTIME
HIGHS ON SUNDAY WILL BE IN THE LOW 60S AND LOWS FOR MONDAY AND
TUESDAY ARE EXPECTED TO BE NEAR 40.

ON THIS DATE IN WEATHER HISTORY...IN 2009...EAST KENTUCKY WAS
ENDING A 2 DAY RECORD SETTING HEAT WAVE. ON THE 24TH AND
25TH...JACKSON AND LONDON BOTH SET NEW RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURES.
JACKSONS RECORDS WERE 90 AND 89 DEGREES RESPECTIVELY AND LONDONS
WERE 89 AND 88. ON THOSE DAYS...JACKSON ALSO RECORDED TWO NEW
MAXIMUM LOW TEMPERATURE RECORDS. ON THOSE DAYS THE LOWS ONLY
DROPPED TO 62 AND 68 DEGREES RESPECTIVELY. THE 25TH TURNED OUT TO
BE THE WARMEST OF THE TWO DAYS WITH 13 WEATHER STATIONS REPORTING
HIGH TEMPERATURES OF 90 DEGREES OR ABOVE.

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DBS



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