Regional Weather Summary
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REGIONAL WEATHER SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON KY
340 PM EDT FRI APR 17 2015

EASTERN KENTUCKY WAS UNDER CLOUDY SKIES THIS MORNING. TEMPERATURES
AT 7 AM GENERALLY RANGED FROM THE MID 50S IN THE VALLEYS TO THE
LOWER 60S ON THE RIDGES. THE COLD SPOT THIS MORNING WAS BAXTER IN
HARLAN COUNTY...WHICH REPORTED 47 DEGREES. TYPICAL LOWS FOR THIS
TIME OF YEAR ARE IN THE MID 40S.

BY MID AFTERNOON...PARTLY CLOUDY SKIES WITH PEEKS OF SUNSHINE
WERE PRESENT. TEMPERATURES CLIMBED INTO THE UPPER 60S TO LOWER 70S
AT MOST LOCATIONS. THE NORMAL HIGH FOR MID APRIL IS IN THE UPPER
60S.

GENERALLY DRY CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE DAY ON
SATURDAY. HOWEVER...RAIN CHANCES WILL ONCE AGAIN ENTER THE
FORECAST SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY...WITH THE BEST CHANCE OF
HEAVY RAINFALL OCCURRING ON SUNDAY. LOWS TONIGHT WILL BE IN THE
LOW TO MID 50S WITH HIGHS ON SATURDAY GENERALLY IN THE UPPER 70S
TO LOWER 80S.

ON THIS DATE IN WEATHER HISTORY...IN 2001...A CHILLY AIR MASS WAS
IN PLACE ACROSS THE COALFIELDS. AT THE JACKSON WEATHER
OFFICE...NEARLY AN INCH OF SNOW FELL. THE MERCURY BOTTOMED OUT AT
28 DEGREES...AND ONLY RECOVERED TO 43 DEGREES FOR THE HIGH. THESE
READINGS WERE COLD ENOUGH TO ESTABLISH A RECORD LOW TEMPERATURE AS
WELL AS A RECORD MINIMUM HIGH TEMPERATURE FOR THAT DATE AT
JACKSON. CLIMATE RECORDS FOR JACKSON DATE BACK TO 1981.

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