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REGIONAL WEATHER SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON KY
259 PM EDT SUN APR 26 2015

SEVERE STORMS SWEPT ACROSS EAST KENTUCKY DURING THE LATE EVENING
HOURS LEAVING BEHIND SOME LARGE HAIL AND HEAVY RAINFALL. STORMS
MOVED IN A LITTLE BIT LATER THAN EXPECTED WITH THE FIRST WARNING
BEING ISSUED AT 736 PM. THE WORST STORMS TRACKED ALONG A LINE FROM
MOUNT VERNON TO WHITESBURG. HAIL SIZES VARIED FROM PEA UP TO
BASEBALL AND LOCAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS WERE IN EXCESS OF 2 INCHES IN
SOME LOCATIONS. 2.75 INCH HAIL WAS REPORTED 4 MILES SOUTH OF BEREA
AND THE HAZARD WATER PLANT REPORTED 1.8 INCHES OF RAINFALL. AT
SUNRISE...LIGHT RAIN WAS STILL FALLING IN THE FAR SOUTHEAST AND
HAD JUST ABOUT EXITED THE STATE BY 11 AM EDT. MORNING TEMPERATURES
WERE IN THE 40S AND WERE ABOUT 5 DEGREES BELOW THE SEASONAL NORM.

AFTERNOON TEMPERATURES ROSE INTO THE LOW 50S IN MOST PLACES AS
SKIES REMAINED ON THE CLOUDY SIDE. CLEARING IS EXPECTED TO TAKE
PLACE DURING THE OVERNIGHT HOURS AND WILL LEAD TO A VERY CHILLY
START TO THE WORK WEEK. LOWS FOR THE NEXT 7 DAYS LOOK TO BE BELOW
NORMAL. MONDAY AND TUESDAY LOOK TO BE THE COLDEST DAYS WITH LOWS
IN THE 35 TO 40 DEGREE RANGE. LOWS WILL REMAIN IN THE 40S FOR THE
REMAINDER OF THE WEEK. DAYTIME HIGH WILL BE BELOW NORMAL THIS WEEK
WITH READINGS IN THE 60S. IT WILL BE SATURDAY BEFORE DAYTIME
HIGHS CLIMB BACK INTO THE 70S.

THIS WEEK LOOKS TO BE DRIER THEN WE HAVE SEEN IN PREVIOUS WEEKS...
WITH THE ONLY DECENT CHANCE FOR PRECIPITATION FROM WEDNESDAY
THROUGH THURSDAY.

ON THIS DATE IN WEATHER HISTORY...IN 2007...TORNADOES...FUNNEL
CLOUDS...AND SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ROLLED ACROSS THE INTERSTATE
64 CORRIDOR. FROM MOUNT STERLING...EAST TO SANDY HOOK...AND NORTH
TO FLEMINGSBURG...AND AS FAR SOUTH AS FRENCHBURG...SEVERE
THUNDERSTORMS CAUSED DAMAGE. MOST OF THE DAMAGE WAS FROM STRAIGHT
LINE THUNDERSTORM WINDS...HOWEVER FUNNEL CLOUDS AND TORNADOES WERE
REPORTED. IN FLEMING COUNTY...A TORNADO TOTALLY DESTROYED THREE
BARNS AND DOWNED A 70 FOOT GRAIN SILO. FUNNEL CLOUDS WERE ALSO
REPORTED IN ROWAN AND FLEMING COUNTIES.

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