Lee Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Freeze Warning
Statement as of 3:48 AM EDT op 01 november 2014

...Freeze warning in effect from midnight EDT tonight to 9 am EST Sunday...

The National Weather Service in Jackson has issued a freeze warning...which is in effect from midnight EDT tonight to 9 am EST Sunday. The freeze watch is no longer in effect.

* Temperatures...widespread sub-freezing temperatures are expected late tonight into Sunday morning...with lows bottoming out in the mid to upper 20s.

* Timing...temperatures will fall below freezing after midnight tonight and remain below freezing until mid morning Sunday morning.

* Impacts...most crops and other sensitive vegetation will likely get killed across most of eastern Kentucky late tonight into Sunday morning...effectively ending the growing season.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A freeze warning means sub-freezing temperatures are imminent or highly likely. These conditions will kill crops and other sensitive vegetation.

Special Statement
Statement as of 9:42 PM EDT op 31 oktober 2014

...Shot of winter weather tonight into Saturday morning... ...Freeze watch in effect from Saturday evening through Sunday morning...

A strong cold front has ushered colder air into the commonwealth. An upper level low will bring wintry precipitation through Saturday. Temperatures will continue to drop overnight...and rain or a mix of rain and snow will gradually transition to all snow. The changeover to all snow will occur first at elevations of 1000 feet and above... and the latest in the deeper valleys. The snow will gradually wind down and end a touch of drizzle or light rain by late Saturday afternoon.

Most of the snow accumulations will reside on grassy and elevated surfaces due to warm ground temperatures. Accumulations of an inch or less are anticipated by dawn across the Bluegrass region...and portions of northeast and south central Kentucky...but due to the warm ground temperatures...expect most of this snow to melt fairly quickly on Saturday morning.

In addition...sub-freezing temperatures are expected Saturday and Sunday night. A freeze may occur in the I-75 corridor Saturday night...with a hard freeze and widespread frost expected area-wide Sunday night. Those with sensitive plants will need to take action to protect them through the weekend.

Jmw/jp

Record Report
Statement as of 2:25 am EDT on November 1, 2014

...Record monthly precipitation for October set at London KY...

The London Corbin Airport recorded 0.23 inches of precipitation on the 31st...bringing the monthly total to 8.35 inches. This eclipses the previous record October rainfall of 7.69 inches set in 1977.

Climate records for the London Corbin Airport date back to 1954.

Public Information Statement
Statement as of 1:10 am EDT on November 1, 2014

...Climate normals...means and extremes for November...

...Jackson Kentucky (jkl)...

Temperature data...

Average maximum........... 57.3 average minimum........... 39.4 average monthly........... 48.4 highest................... 82 on the 4th in 2003 & 2nd in 2004 lowest.................... 13 on the 14th in 1986 low maximum............... 30 on the 21st in 1981/21st in 2000/27th in 2002/24th in 2013 high minimum.............. 63 on the 27th in 1990 & 2nd in 2004 normal days with high 90 or above..... 0.0 normal days with high 32 or below..... 0.3 normal days with low 32 or below..... 7.6 normal days with low 0 or below..... 0.0

Degree days (base 65)..... Heating cooling

Monthly average........... 503 4 greatest monthly.......... 702 in 1996 15 in 1982 least monthly............. 299 in 2001 0 in various years

Precipitation data...

Monthly average........... 3.96 inches wettest................... 9.32 inches in 1986 driest.................... 0.80 inches in 2009 greatest 24 hour.......... 4.30 inches on the 8th-9th in 1986 average days of thunder... 1.0 average days of dense fog. 3.6 average snowfall.......... 0.5 inches greatest snowfall......... 5.1 inches in 1995 greatest 24 hour snowfall. 4.3 inches on the 28th in 1995 greatest snow depth....... 4 inches in 1995

...London Kentucky (loz)...

Temperature data...

Average maximum........... 58.5 average minimum........... 36.7 average monthly........... 47.6 highest................... 82 on the 4th in 1977 lowest.................... 2 on the 30th in 1976 low maximum............... 22 on the 29th in 1959 high minimum.............. 67 on the 5th in 1977 normal days with high 90 or above..... 0.0 normal days with high 32 or below..... 0.4 normal days with low 32 or below..... 13.0 normal days with low 0 or below..... 0.0

Degree days (base 65)..... Heating cooling

Monthly average........... 524 2 greatest monthly.......... 859 in 1976 19 in 1977 least monthly............. 316 in 1985 0 in numerous years

Precipitation data...

Monthly average........... 3.83 inches wettest................... 8.53 inches in 1986 driest.................... 0.40 inches in 1976 greatest daily rain....... 3.53 inches on the 12th in 1975 average snowfall.......... 0.0 inches greatest snowfall......... 4.5 inches in 1959 and 1963 greatest daily snowfall... 4.3 inches on the 27th in 1977

***snowfall records for London were kept between 1954 and 1996***

The latest climate outlook for November indicates that eastern Kentucky will be in a weather pattern more conducive to near normal temperatures and near normal precipitation.

For more information on climate outlooks try this internet address: http://www.CPC.NCEP.NOAA.Gov

climate weather records at the Julian Carroll Airport near Jackson Kentucky (jkl) date back to January 1st 1981.

Climate weather records at the London-Corbin Magee field Airport (loz) date back to November 11th 1954.