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REGIONAL WEATHER SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON KY
256 PM EDT FRI MAY 6 2016

SKY CONDITIONS VARIED FROM CLEAR TO CLOUDY ACROSS EASTERN KENTUCKY
THIS MORNING WITH A FEW LOCATIONS REPORTING FOG. 7 AM TEMPERATURES
RANGED FROM THE UPPER 30S TO THE MIDDLE 40S. NORMAL LOWS FOR EARLY
MAY ARE IN THE LOWER 50S. A MIXTURE OF SUN AND CLOUDS EXISTED FOR
MUCH OF THE DAY...BUT SOME SCATTERED SHOWERS SPRANG UP OVER THE
EASTERN HALF OF THE COAL FIELDS SHORTLY AFTER NOON...MOSTLY EAST
OF THE A LINE FROM MOREHEAD TO JACKSON TO MIDDLESBORO. THE
RAINFALL WAS LIGHT...WITH MOST LOCATIONS SEEING ONLY A FEW
HUNDREDTHS OF AN INCH AT BEST. MID AFTERNOON TEMPERATURES WERE
MOSTLY IN THE LOWER AND MIDDLE 60S. TYPICAL HIGHS FOR THIS TIME OF
YEAR ARE IN THE MIDDLE 70S.

LOOK FOR UNSETTLED CONDITIONS OVER THE WEEKEND AS ANOTHER WEATHER
SYSTEM MOVES INTO THE REGION. THIS SYSTEM MOVING INTO THE AREA WILL
LINGER AND CONTINUE THE THREAT OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS SATURDAY
NIGHT INTO MOTHERS DAY. TEMPERATURES WILL BE NOTICEABLY WARMER THAN
THE LAST FEW DAYS...WITH HIGHS GENERALLY IN THE 70S OVER THE
WEEKEND. THIS WILL BEGIN A ACTIVE PERIOD OF WEATHER WITH THE CHANCE
OF PRECIPITATION CONTINUING EACH DAY WELL INTO THE NEW WEEK.

ON THIS DATE IN WEATHER HISTORY...IN 1984...SEVERE WEATHER OCCURRED
ACROSS EASTERN KENTUCKY. DURING THE AFTERNOON...A TORNADO MOVED
ACROSS LAUREL COUNTY...CAUSING 8 INJURIES AND LEAVING 75 FAMILIES
HOMELESS. NINE MOBILE HOMES WERE DESTROYED...AND ONE HUNDRED FIFTY
BUILDINGS WERE DAMAGED. NUMEROUS TREES WERE UPROOTED...AND POWER WAS
OUT TO A LARGE AREA. LARGE HAIL WAS ALSO REPORTED WITH THE STORM. IN
CLAY COUNTY...DAMAGING WINDS FROM A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM PARTIALLY
BLEW THE ROOF OFF THE CLAY COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL. IN DOWNTOWN
MANCHESTER...LARGE WINDOWS WERE BLOWN OUT AND THREE MOBILE HOMES
WERE DESTROYED. IN WAYNE AND PULASKI COUNTIES...SEVERE THUNDERSTORM
WINDS DAMAGED OR DESTROYED APPROXIMATELY 30 BUILDINGS...INCLUDING
THE PULASKI COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL. TWO INJURIES WERE REPORTED WITH
THESE STORMS.

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CARICO


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