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Regional Weather Summary
National Weather Service Jackson KY
1252 PM EDT FRI MAY 27 2016


Clear conditions persisted throughout the morning and into the early
noon hours for most of the state, with clouds beginning to build
in from the south as the afternoon progressed. Temperatures at 7
am were in the mid to upper 60s, which is slightly above the
average for this time of year. As the day progressed, afternoon
temperatures reached into the mid 80s at most locations.

Unseasonably warm and humid conditions will persist throughout the
holiday weekend as a stagnant ridge across the East Coast
continues to pump Gulf air into the region. As a result, isolated
showers and thunderstorms will be possible over the next few days
mainly during the late afternoon and early evening hours.

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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