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REGIONAL WEATHER SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON KY
224 PM EDT SAT JUL 5 2014

UNDER CLEAR SKIES...COOL CONDITIONS WERE NOTED ACROSS EASTERN
KENTUCKY THIS MORNING. 7 AM TEMPERATURES MOSTLY VARIED FROM THE UPPER
40S TO MIDDLE 50S...ALTHOUGH A FEW RIDGETOP LOCATIONS WERE AROUND THE
60 DEGREE MARK. NORMAL LOWS FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR ARE IN THE MIDDLE
60S. ABUNDANT SUNSHINE WAS PRESENT FOR THE REST OF THE MORNING...BUT
THE MERCURY ONLY WARMED UP INTO THE MIDDLE 70S BY NOONTIME.

BLUE SKIES REIGNED OVER THE KENTUCKY BLUEGRASS THIS AFTERNOON.
PLEASANT CONDITIONS WERE PRESENT TODAY AS WELL...WITH MID AFTERNOON
READINGS IN THE MIDDLE 70S TO 80 DEGREES. TYPICAL HIGHS FOR EARLY
JULY ARE IN THE MIDDLE 80S.

HIGH PRESSURE WILL REMAIN IN CONTROL THROUGH THE REMAINDER OF THE
HOLIDAY WEEKEND...PROVIDING DRIER AND COOLER WEATHER. HIGHS WILL
REACH THE UPPER 70S TO LOWER 80S TODAY...WITH LOWS IN THE 50S
TONIGHT. HEAT AND HUMIDITY WILL THEN RETURN THROUGH EARLY NEXT
WEEK...WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF A SHOWER OR THUNDERSTORM RETURNING
TO THE FORECAST BY MONDAY. THE BEST CHANCES FOR SHOWERS AND STORMS
WILL COME TUESDAY NIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY AS A COLD FRONT PUSHES ACROSS
THE AREA.

ON THIS DATE IN WEATHER HISTORY...IN 1939...TORRENTIAL RAINS THAT
BEGAN ON THE EVENING OF THE 4TH AND CONTINUED THROUGH THE OVERNIGHT
HOURS OF THE 5TH...DROPPED UP TO NINE INCHES OF RAIN ON 21 COUNTIES
IN THE MOUNTAINOUS REGION OF KENTUCKY. HARDEST HIT WAS FROZEN CREEK
IN BREATHITT COUNTY. AROUND 3 AM ON THE FIFTH...AN ENORMOUS WALL OF
WATER...UNOFFICIALLY ESTIMATED TO BE AROUND 22 FEET IN
HEIGHT...RUSHED DOWN THE VALLEY. THIS WALL OF WATER CAUGHT MANY
RESIDENTS UNAWARE AND SWEPT AWAY EVERYTHING IN ITS PATH...INCLUDING
HOMES. SEVENTY NINE PEOPLE LOST THEIR LIVES THAT NIGHT...52 FROM
FROZEN CREEK IN BREATHITT COUNTY...25 FROM ROWAN COUNTY AND 2 FROM
LEWIS COUNTY.

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CARICO




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