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REGIONAL WEATHER SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON KY
301 PM EDT WED JUN 3 2015

MOSTLY CLOUDY TO CLOUDY SKIES WERE PRESENT THROUGHOUT EASTERN
KENTUCKY THIS MORNING WITH 7 AM TEMPERATURES MOSTLY IN THE MIDDLE
50S TO AROUND 60 DEGREES. NORMAL LOWS FOR EARLY JUNE ARE IN THE
UPPER 50S. CLOUDY SKIES BLANKETED MUCH OF THE COAL FIELDS FOR THE
REST OF THE MORNING HOURS...AS THE MERCURY EASED INTO THE MIDDLE
AND UPPER 60S BY LUNCHTIME.

THE CLOUDS BEGAN TO BREAK UP DURING THE AFTERNOON HOURS...ALLOWING
THE SUN TO GRADUALLY WARM UP EASTERN KENTUCKY. BY MID
AFTERNOON...TEMPERATURES ACROSS THE COAL FIELDS WERE MOSTLY
RANGING FROM THE UPPER 60S TO THE MIDDLE 70S. TYPICAL HIGHS FOR
THIS TIME OF YEAR ARE IN THE UPPER 70S TO NEAR 80 DEGREES.

A COLD FRONT STALLED JUST SOUTHEAST OF KENTUCKY...AND A LOW PRESSURE
CENTER LOCATED NEARLY OVERHEAD...WILL KEEP RAIN CHANCES IN THE
FORECAST THROUGH MUCH OF THE WEEK. THUNDERSTORMS WILL ALSO BE
POSSIBLE AT TIMES BEGINNING THURSDAY. LOOK FOR HIGHS TO WARM INTO
THE 80S THURSDAY AND FRIDAY WITH LOWS IN THE 60S.

ON THIS DAY IN WEATHER HISTORY...IN 1983...LATE DAY THUNDERSTORMS
PRODUCED SEVERE WEATHER ACROSS SEVERAL COUNTIES IN EASTERN KENTUCKY.
WINDS TOPPLED THE TWIN 340 FOOT TOWERS OF THE WMTC RADIO STATION AT
VANCLEVE IN BREATHITT COUNTY. DAMAGE TO THE TOWERS WAS ESTIMATED AT
50 THOUSAND DOLLARS. IN LETCHER COUNTY...STRONG WINDS DOWNED TREES
AND POWER LINES...AND PLATE GLASS WINDOWS WERE BLOWN OUT OF SEVERAL
STORE FRONT BUSINESSES IN DOWNTOWN WHITESBURG. SIX HEIFERS WERE
STRUCK AND KILLED BY LIGHTNING ON A FARM IN PULASKI COUNTY NEAR
STATE ROUTE 39 IN WOODSTOCK.

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CARICO


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