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REGIONAL WEATHER SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON KY
300 PM EDT WED MAY 27 2015

VARIABLE SKY COVER AND MILD CONDITIONS WERE PRESENT THROUGHOUT
EASTERN KENTUCKY THIS MORNING. 7 AM TEMPERATURES WERE GENERALLY IN
THE MIDDLE 60S TO NEAR 70 DEGREES. NORMAL LOWS FOR LATE MAY ARE IN
THE MIDDLE AND UPPER 50S. A MIXTURE OF SUN AND CLOUDS WAS ON TAP
FOR THE REST OF THE MORNING HOURS AS THE MERCURY EASED INTO THE
MIDDLE 70S BY LUNCHTIME.

THIS AFTERNOON SAW PARTLY TO MOSTLY CLOUDY SKIES ACROSS THE COAL
FIELDS. MID AFTERNOON TEMPERATURES WERE MOSTLY IN THE UPPER 70S
AND LOWER 80S. TYPICAL HIGHS FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR ARE IN THE
MIDDLE AND UPPER 70S. THERE WAS A LINE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
PRESENT IN CENTRAL KENTUCKY...BUT THE ACTIVE WEATHER WAS STILL
MOSTLY WEST OF INTERSTATE 65 AT 3 PM...ALTHOUGH THE LINE WAS
MOVING EAST.

WARM AND HUMID CONDITIONS WILL LINGER THROUGH THE REST OF THE
WEEK...KEEPING DAILY CHANCES OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
FORECAST...MAINLY DURING THE AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING HOURS. HIGH
TEMPERATURES WILL GENERALLY BE IN THE LOWER TO MIDDLE 80S THROUGH
THE PERIOD...WITH LOWS IN THE LOWER TO MIDDLE 60S.

TODAY IN WEATHER HISTORY...IN 1917...IT WAS AN ACTIVE SEVERE
WEATHER DAY WITH TORNADOES CAUSING DEATH AND INJURY...ALONG WITH
WIDESPREAD PROPERTY DAMAGE IN MISSOURI...ARKANSAS...MISSISSIPPI...
ALABAMA...TENNESSEE...KENTUCKY...INDIANA AND ILLINOIS. A SCHOOL
TEACHER IN KENTUCKY WAS KILLED WHEN SHE WAS CAUGHT OUTSIDE BY A
TORNADO NEAR THE ONE ROOM SCHOOL IN THE TOWN OF BARDWELL. HOMES AND
BUSINESSES WERE DESTROYED IN THE TOWN. A HALF HOUR LATER...A SECOND
TORNADO STRUCK WESTERN KENTUCKY KILLING 44 AND CAUSING OVER 400
INJURIES AS THE STORM CUT ACROSS THE STATE FROM THE TENNESSEE BORDER
INTO INDIANA.

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CARICO


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