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REGIONAL WEATHER SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON KY
359 PM EDT FRI APR 24 2015

HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE AREA HAS BROUGHT TWO DAYS OF MUCH NEEDED DRY
WEATHER. ANOTHER CHILLY MORNING WAS EXPERIENCED ACROSS THE COAL
FIELDS AS TEMPERATURES DROPPED INTO THE UPPER 20S. THE MESONET
SITE AT QUICKSAND DROPPED TO 27 DEGREES AND COOPERATIVE OBSERVERS
IN MOUNT STERLING AND SANDY HOOK ALSO RECORDED 27 DEGREES. MANY
AREAS REPORTED A HEAVY FROST AND A FREEZE WARNING EXPIRED THIS
MORNING AT 9 AM.

AS THE DAY PROGRESSED HIGH THIN CLOUDS IN ADVANCE OF THE NEXT
WEATHER SYSTEM COULD BE SEEN INVADING THE HILLS OF EAST KENTUCKY.
BY NOONTIME...TEMPERATURES ROSE INTO THE MID 50S AND SKIES
REMAINED MOSTLY SUNNY. THIS EVENING...THE HIGH PRESSURE WILL
SHIFT EAST AND A WARMING TREND WILL TAKE PLACE AS THE NEXT SYSTEM
MOVES IN. HIGH TEMPERATURES THIS WEEKEND WILL BE IN THE 60S WHILE
MORNING LOWS DROP INTO THE UPPER 40S AND LOW 50S. RAIN WILL BE
MOVING INTO THE AREA DURING THE EARLY MORNING ON SATURDAY. RAIN
WILL BECOME HARDER AS WE MOVE INTO THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING HOURS
ON SATURDAY. RAIN IS EXPECTED TO END ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON.

DURING THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING ON SATURDAY...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 OF THE
STRONGER STORMS. ADDITIONALLY...THE LAKE LEVEL AT CAVE RUN IS
CURRENTLY RUNNING AT THE HIGHEST IT HAS EVER BEEN. 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.

ALSO THE COOL...DRY AND WINDY WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE ENHANCING
THE FIRE DANGER FOR TODAY. PLEASE REFRAIN FROM BURNING ANY BRUSH
PILES THROUGH SATURDAY UNTIL THE RAIN MOVES INTO THE AREA.

ON THIS DATE IN WEATHER HISTORY...IN 2009...EAST KENTUCKY WAS
BEGINNING 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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