Eastern Kentucky Weather

Recapping the cold

By: Shane Smith
By: Shane Smith

We look back at the cold spell and look forward to some milder weather by the end of the week in tonight's weather blog.

The cold blast we've felt across the mountains of Eastern Kentucky the last two days has been historic.  We've set record low temperatures the last two days at both London and Jackson, the two area official weather recording points.

In Jackson we set a record low on Monday of -3 beating the old record 1 set back in 1988.  On Tuesday Jackson recorded a new record low temperature of -7.  This shattered the old record of 9 set back in 1988 as well.  Records at Jackson go back to 1981.

In London we set a record low on Monday of -1 which beat the old record of 2 set back in 1959.  On Tuesday London tied the old record of -4 which was originally set back in 1970.  Records at London go all the way back to 1954.

Our friends at the National Weather Service in Jackson have even more information on the cold spell over on their website.  You can check it out at the link below.

www.crh.noaa.gov/news/display_cmsstory.php

Looking Ahead:

Temperatures will continue to climb over the next few days.  We head into the 40s by Thursday and may even see some 50s by the weekend.  With in the increased warmth comes chances of rain.  It looks like the best chance right now is on Saturday.

 


 

However it doesn't look like we're done with the bitter cold yet this month.  The long range computer models continue to hint at another outbreak of cold air about 10 days from now.  

We'll continue to monitor the potential for more cold, but in mean time enjoy the break from the deep chill we're going to see the next couple of days!  Until next time, take care.

-Shane Smith

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