Regional Weather Summary
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REGIONAL WEATHER SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON KY
345 PM EDT WED AUG 20 2014

STRONG STORMS THUNDERED THEIR WAY ACROSS EASTERN KENTUCKY DURING THE EARLY
MORNING HOURS. THESE STORMS WERE HEAVY RAIN PRODUCERS WITH LOCATIONS RECEIVING
UP TO 1.33 INCHES OF RAINFALL. TEMPERATURES REMAINED ON THE MILD
SIDE AS WELL...WITH LOWS IN THE MID TO UPPER 60S WHICH IS NEAR THE
NORMAL VALUE OF 65 DEGREES FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR.

HOT AND HUMID CONDITIONS RETURNED BY MID AFTERNOON WITH TEMPERATURES
REACHING THE MID 80S AND DEW POINTS RISING INTO THE LOW TO MID 70S.
DUE TO THE HIGH DEW POINTS...HEAT INDEX VALUES HAVE APPROACHED THE
LOW TO MID 90S THROUGHOUT EASTERN KENTUCKY. ALSO DURING THE MID
AFTERNOON...STRONG TO SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS BLOSSOMED OVER SOUTH
CENTRAL AND SOUTHEASTERN KENTUCKY. IN FACT...SEVERE THUNDERSTORM
WARNINGS WERE ISSUED FOR CLAY...KNOX...LAUREL AND HARLAN COUNTIES.
THROUGH 330 PM...NO SEVERE REPORTS WERE RECEIVED.

THE THREAT FOR SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS CONTINUES THIS EVENING THROUGH
THE WEEKEND AS A SERIES OF UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCES IMPACT OUR AREA.
HOT AND MUGGY CONDITIONS WILL ALSO PERSIST WITH TEMPERATURES
GRADUALLY WARMING INTO THE LOWER 90S BY THE WEEKEND.

ON THIS DATE IN WEATHER HISTORY...IN 1983...THE JACKSON WEATHER
OFFICE SET A NEW RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 95 DEGREES. ON THE SAME DAY...THE
LONDON CORBIN AIRPORT SET A RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 98 DEGREES.
THIS WAS THE FIRST OF THREE DAYS IN A ROW THAT BOTH THE JACKSON AND
LONDON AIRPORTS SET RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURES.

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JVM





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