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REGIONAL WEATHER SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON KY
349 PM EDT SUN MAR 29 2015

RECORD SETTING COLD TEMPERATURES WERE EXPERIENCED ACROSS THE COAL
FIELDS THIS MORNING. THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE IN
JACKSON RECORDED A NEW RECORD LOW OF 23 DEGREES. THE OLD RECORD
LOW FOR TODAY WAS 32 DEGREES LAST RECORDED IN 2014. 14 DEGREES
SEEMS TO BE THE LOWEST TEMPERATURE RECORDED IN EAST KENTUCKY THIS
MORNING. BOTH THE THE MESONET SITE IN PAINTSVILLE AND BOONEVILLE
RECORDED 14 DEGREES FOR A LOW. THE COOPERATIVE OBSERVERS IN SANDY
HOOK AND MOUNT STERLING ALSO RECORDED 14 DEGREES FOR LOWS. LOWS
FOR THE END OF MARCH SHOULD BE AROUND 41 DEGREES. HIGH PRESSURE
CENTERED OVER WEST VIRGINIA HAS BEEN RESPONSIBLE FOR THE COLD DRY
WEATHER ACROSS THE COMMONWEALTH. EARLY SPRING SUNSHINE...AND A
SHIFT TO MORE SOUTHERLY WINDS...PUSHED TEMPERATURES INTO THE LOW
40S BY NOONTIME...AND PEAKED IN THE LOW 50S DURING THE AFTERNOON.

THIS AREA OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL CONTINUE TO SHIFT TO THE SOUTHEAST
TONIGHT...ALLOWING THE NEXT WEATHER MAKER TO APPROACH FROM THE
NORTHWEST. AS THIS OCCURS...WARMER AIR WILL INVADE THE COAL
FIELDS. RAIN WILL MOVE BACK INTO THE REGION AFTER MIDNIGHT
TONIGHT AND END MONDAY MORNING. RAINFALL TOTALS ARE EXPECTED BE
LIGHT THROUGH THIS EVENT...AVERAGING BETWEEN ONE TO TWO TENTHS
ACCUMULATION.

DAYTIME HIGHS MONDAY WILL BE IN THE UPPER 50S TO NEAR 60
DEGREES...WHICH IS CLOSER TO SEASONAL NORMALS. TUESDAY LOOK TO BE
DRY WITH ANOTHER SYSTEM MOVING IN DURING THE MIDDLE PART OF THE
WEEK. TEMPERATURES WILL CONTINUE TO WARM THROUGH THE WORK WEEK AS
WELL...REACHING THE LOW 70S BY THURSDAY. OVERNIGHT LOW
TEMPERATURES WILL REBOUND TO THE 40S AND HIGHER AFTER TUESDAY.

ON THIS DATE IN WEATHER HISTORY...BACK IN 1998 EAST KENTUCKY WAS
UNDER AN EARLY SPRING HEAT WAVE. ON THE LAST FOUR MORNINGS OF
MARCH 1998 NEW MAXIMUM LOW TEMPERATURES RECORDS WERE SET. MORNING
LOWS OF 63...65...63...AND 67 DEGREES WERE RECORDED FROM THE 28TH
THROUGH 31ST, RESPECTIVELY. TWO NEW DAYTIME RECORD HIGHS WERE ALSO
RECORDED DURING THIS EVENT.

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