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Regional Weather Summary
National Weather Service Jackson KY
337 PM EDT TUE MAY 31 2016

Mostly clear skies with just a few clouds were present across
Eastern Kentucky this morning, with patchy dense valley fog
clearing as the morning progressed. Temperatures ranged from the
upper 50s in the valleys to the mid 60s on the ridges, which is
slightly above the average temperature in the upper 50s for this
time of year.

The hot and humid conditions that the region has been experienced
for some time will persist throughout the end of the week.
Wednesday brings about the chance of isolated showers and
thunderstorms in the afternoon hours increasing in coverage
overnight in association with the passage of a cold front. For the
remainder of the week, chances for isolated showers and
thunderstorms cannot be ruled out, primarily during the early
afternoon and evening hours.

On this date in weather history, today marks the 10 year
anniversary of the Memorial Day 2004 storms and flooding. On the
afternoon of Sunday, May 30th, a warm front draped across Eastern
Kentucky created a boundary between warm, moist air over the
region and cooler, drier air to the northeast. These ingredients
created the perfect environment for numerous supercell
thunderstorms to track along this boundary causing tree damage and
dumping heavy rain over the region. Another wave of storms moved
through on the evening of May 31st. THe rainfall from these
storms, combined with the heavy rainfall from the previous
afternoon and evening caused very serious flash flooding, areal
flooding, and river flooding across the region. To top this off,
widespread thunderstorm wind damage, along with 6 confirmed
tornadoes occurred. Overall, an estimated 33 million dollars in
property damage was reported. Thirty-three counties in the
Jackson National Weather Service`s jurisdiction were declared
federal disaster areas.


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