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AWUS83 KJKL 191953
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KYZ044-050>052-058>060-068-069-079-080-083>088-104-106>120-202000-

REGIONAL WEATHER SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON KY
353 PM EDT SAT APR 19 2014

PARTLY CLOUDY TO MOSTLY CLEAR SKIES WERE PRESENT ACROSS EASTERN
KENTUCKY THIS MORNING. TEMPERATURE READINGS AT 7 AM RANGED FROM THE
MID 30S IN THE VALLEYS TO THE MID 50S ON THE RIDGES. TYPICAL LOWS FOR
MID APRIL ARE IN THE MID 40S.

BY MID AFTERNOON...THE COALFIELDS WERE IN THE MIDST OF A BEAUTIFUL
DAY. UNDER SUNNY SKIES...THE MERCURY SOARED INTO THE LOWER TO MID
70S...WHICH IS NEAR NORMAL FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR.

PLEASANT WEATHER IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE THROUGH THE REMAINDER OF
THE WEEKEND WITH HIGHS ON SUNDAY REACHING INTO THE MID TO UPPER
70S...AND SOME LOCATIONS TOPPING OUT IN THE LOWER 80S. LOWS TONIGHT
WILL BE IN THE MID TO UPPER 40S. THE NEXT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS WILL OCCUR MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY...AS A COLD
FRONT MOVES INTO THE AREA.

ON THIS DATE IN WEATHER HISTORY...IN 2002...AN UNSEASONABLY WARM AND
MOIST AIR MASS HAD SETTLED ACROSS EASTERN KENTUCKY. THIS LED TO
RECORD BREAKING TEMPERATURES AT THE JACKSON WEATHER OFFICE AND THE
LONDON CORBIN AIRPORT BETWEEN THE 16TH AND 21ST OF APRIL. JACKSON SAW
SEVERAL DAYS IN A ROW WITH RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURES AS WELL AS
MAXIMUM LOW RECORDS. ON THE 19TH...THE MERCURY SOARED TO A RECORD
HIGH OF 89 DEGREES AT JACKSON AND A RECORD TYING 87 DEGREES AT
LONDON. THE LOW TEMPERATURE AT JACKSON WAS A BALMY 69 DEGREES...GOOD
ENOUGH FOR A DAILY...AS WELL AS A MONTHLY...MAXIMUM LOW TEMPERATURE
RECORD. CLIMATE RECORDS FOR JACKSON AND LONDON DATE BACK TO 1981 AND
1954 RESPECTIVELY.

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