Regional Weather Summary
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Regional Weather Summary
National Weather Service Jackson KY
336 PM EDT MON JUN 27 2016

Variable cloud cover, along with areas of dense valley fog, was
present across Eastern Kentucky this morning. Temperatures across
the region at 7 am ranged from the upper 60s to mid 70s. Typical
lows for this time of year are in the mid 60s.

By late morning, showers had begun to pop up in and near the Hal
Rogers Parkway, moving east and into Virginia. As the afternoon
progressed, shower and thunderstorm activity became more
widespread across the Coalfields. Some of these storms produced
locally heavy rainfall amounts of an inch or more. Temperatures
this afternoon were slightly cooler than previous days, with highs
only reaching into the mid 80s, which is near normal for the last
part of June.

Showers and thunderstorms will begin to wind down from northwest
to southeast this evening, leaving partly to mostly cloudy skies
in place. Shower and thunderstorm chances will return to the
region Tuesday afternoon and evening. Lows tonight will be in the
mid 60s with highs on Tuesday in the lower to mid 80s.

On this date in weather history, in 2000, thunderstorms dumped
between 1 to 3 inches of rainfall across parts of Eastern
Kentucky. This led to urban and small stream flooding in Pike,
McCreary, Whitley, Rockcastle, and Owsley Counties. Also, in 2012,
East Kentucky was headed into a heat weat. From the 28th of June
through the 1st of July,both the London Corbin Airport and the
Jackson Weather Office recorded 4 new record highs. Temperatures
rose to over 100 degrees on several of those days. On the 29th of
June, Jackson recoreded 104 degrees, while London recorded 105
degrees. Climate records for London and Jackson date back to 1954
and 1981 respectively.


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