Regional Weather Summary
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Regional Weather Summary
National Weather Service Jackson KY
330 PM EDT SAT JUL 30 2016

Pockets of drizzle along with a few showers and even a rumble of
thunder were present across the coal fields this morning. The
active weather moved out of the commonwealth by mid morning as
plentiful sunshine moved in. Rainfall amounts were mostly less
than a quarter of an inch or so. Partly to mostly sunny conditions
dominated the afternoon skies. Also during the mid afternoon, a
few showers were beginning to fire up, mostly in south central
Kentucky. After 7 am temperatures in the upper 60s and lower 70s,
the mercury warmed into the lower and middle 80s by mid afternoon.
Normal lows are in the middle 60s with highs typically in the
middle 80s for the end of July.

Scattered showers and thunderstorms will be possible across eastern
Kentucky into early next week as a frontal boundary and a warm
and muggy air mass both linger across the region. Highs for the
next few days will top out in the 80s with overnight lows in the
middle to upper 60s.

On this day in weather history, in 1999, severe thunderstorms
produced baseball size hail at Happy in Perry county and at
Hindman in Knott county. The thunderstorms also downed trees in
Perry and Pike counties. Eastern Kentucky was also in the midst
of a heat wave. Several high temperature records were set or
tied. At London, record highs of 96, 96, 101 and 101 were set from
the 28th through the 31st. At Jackson, high temperatures of 93, 97
and 97 were observed from the 29th through the 31st. Lows of 73
and 74 degrees were recorded on the 30th and 31st, both setting
new record warm lows at Jackson. Climate records from Jackson and
London date back to 1981 and 1954 respectively.


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