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KYZ044-050>052-058>060-068-069-079-080-083>088-104-106>120-242015-

REGIONAL WEATHER SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON KY
403 PM EDT MON MAR 23 2015

EASTERN KENTUCKY WAS UNDER VARIABLE CLOUD COVER WITH A WIDE
TEMPERATURE DISPARITY THIS MORNING. TEMPERATURES AT 7 AM RANGED
FROM THE LOWER 30S IN THE NORTHERN PORTION OF THE REGION TO THE
LOWER 40S IN THE SOUTH. TYPICAL LOWS FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR ARE IN
THE UPPER 30S.

BY MID AFTERNOON...UNDER MOSTLY CLEAR SKIES DRY WEATHER
CONTINUED. AFTERNOON TEMPERATURES RANGED FROM THE UPPER 50S IN
THE NORTH TO THE MID 60S ALONG THE TENNESSEE BORDER. TYPICAL HIGHS
FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR ARE IN THE LOWER 60S.

DRY WEATHER WILL CONTINUE THROUGH TONIGHT. A FEW SHOWERS WILL BE
POSSIBLE ON TUESDAY AND ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ON
TUESDAY NIGHT. HOWEVER...THE BEST CHANCES WILL OCCUR ACROSS THE
NORTHERN PORTION OF THE REGION. A SERIES OF DISTURBANCES WILL
INCREASE THE THREAT OF RAIN SHOWERS BY MID WEEK...INCLUDING A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS ON WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND NIGHT.
OTHERWISE...RAIN SHOWERS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THURSDAY AS A COLD
FRONT CROSSES EASTERN KENTUCKY. THIS FRONT WILL USHER IN COLDER
TEMPERATURES BY THE END OF THE WORK WEEK INTO THE WEEKEND. LOWS
TONIGHT WILL RANGE FROM THE MID 30S IN THE NORTH TO THE MID 40S IN
THE SOUTHERN PORTION OF THE REGION. HIGHS ON TUESDAY WILL RANGE
FROM THE MID 50S IN THE NORTH TO THE MID 60S IN THE SOUTH.

ON THIS DATE IN WEATHER HISTORY...IN 1991...HEAVY RAINS AND
SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS AFFECTED PORTIONS OF SOUTHEASTERN KENTUCKY.
IN BELL...HARLAN...AND LETCHER COUNTIES...3 TO 4 INCHES OF RAIN
FELL OVER A 4 HOUR PERIOD. THIS RESULTED IN FLASH FLOODING THAT
LED TO ROAD CLOSURES AND EVACUATIONS OF MANY HOMES AND BUSINESSES.
AN ESTIMATED 3 QUARTERS OF A MILLION DOLLARS IN DAMAGES OCCURRED
AS A DIRECT RESULT OF THE FLOODING. IN ADDITION...LARGE HAIL WAS
REPORTED IN BELL COUNTY AS THUNDERSTORMS MOVED THROUGH THE AREA.
THE FLASH FLOODING EVENTUALLY TRANSITIONED TO RIVER FLOODING AS
RUNOFF FROM THUNDERSTORMS CAUSED THE CUMBERLAND RIVER TO SWELL AND
LEAVE ITS BANKS.

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