Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Jackson, KY

Home | Current Version | Previous Version | Graphics & Text | Print | Product List | Glossary On
Versions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
000
AWUS83 KJKL 182010
RWSJKL

KYZ044-050>052-058>060-068-069-079-080-083>088-104-106>120-192015-

REGIONAL WEATHER SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON KY
410 PM EDT SAT APR 18 2015

CLEAR SKIES AND DENSE VALLEY FOG WERE PRESENT ACROSS THE
COALFIELDS THIS MORNING. TEMPERATURE READINGS AT 7 AM RANGED FROM
THE MID TO UPPER 40S IN THE VALLEYS TO THE LOWER TO MID 50S ON THE
RIDGES. THE HOT SPOTS THIS MORNING WERE GIMLET IN ELLIOTT COUNTY
AND BEATTYVILLE 4 NORTH IN LEE COUNTY WITH READINGS OF 61 AND 59
RESPECTIVELY. THE TYPICAL LOW FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR IS IN THE MID
TO UPPER 40S.

BY MID AFTERNOON...A BEAUTIFUL SPRING DAY WAS UNDERWAY ACROSS
EASTERN KENTUCKY. UNDER SUNNY SKIES THE MERCURY SOARED INTO THE
UPPER 70S TO LOWER 80S AT MOST LOCATIONS. THE NORMAL HIGH FOR
TODAY IS IN THE UPPER 60S TO LOWER 70S.

CHANCES OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORM WILL ONCE AGAIN ENTER THE
FORECAST TONIGHT THROUGH MONDAY...WITH THE BEST CHANCE OF HEAVY
RAINFALL OCCURRING ON SUNDAY. LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL COULD LEAD TO
ISOLATED INSTANCES OF FLOODING. A FEW THUNDERSTORMS FROM SUNDAY
AFTERNOON INTO SUNDAY EVENING COULD ALSO PRODUCE STRONG WIND GUSTS
AS WELL AS HAIL. LOWS TONIGHT WILL RANGE FROM THE MID 50S IN THE
VALLEYS TO THE LOWER 60S ON THE RIDGES. HIGHS ON SUNDAY WILL
GENERALLY BE IN THE LOW TO MID 70S.

ON THIS DATE IN WEATHER HISTORY...IN 1983...A COLD AIR MASS WAS
ENTRENCHED ACROSS EASTERN KENTUCKY. SEVERAL LOW TEMPERATURE
RECORDS AS WELL AS MINIMUM HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE
ESTABLISHED BETWEEN THE 18TH AND 21ST OF APRIL AT BOTH THE JACKSON
WEATHER OFFICE AND THE LONDON CORBIN AIRPORT. ON THE 18TH...SNOW
ALSO FELL ACROSS THE AREA...WITH JACKSON REPORTING A TENTH OF AN
INCH AND THE LONDON CORBIN AIRPORT REPORTING AN INCH AND A HALF.
BOTH JACKSON AND LONDON HAD RECORD SETTING LOWS OF 28 DEGREES. THE
HIGH AT LONDON ONLY WARMED TO 42 DEGREES...WHILE JACKSON TOPPED
OUT AT 43 DEGREES. THESE READINGS ESTABLISHED NEW RECORD MINIMUM
HIGH TEMPERATURES AT EACH LOCATION...WHICH STILL STAND TODAY.
CLIMATE RECORDS FOR JACKSON AND LONDON DATE BACK TO 1981 AND 1954
RESPECTIVELY.

$$

TAB


USA.gov is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.