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KYZ044-050>052-058>060-068-069-079-080-083>088-104-106>120-302015-

REGIONAL WEATHER SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON KY
414 PM EDT FRI APR 29 2016

EASTERN KENTUCKY WAS UNDER AREAS OF DENSE FOG THIS MORNING WITH
TEMPERATURES AT 7 AM RANGING FROM THE UPPER 40S IN THE VALLEYS TO
THE MID 50S ON THE RIDGES. THESE READINGS ARE NEAR NORMAL FOR THE
LATTER PART OF APRIL. TWENTY FOUR HOUR RAINFALL TOTALS RANGED FROM
A TRACE TO AROUND A QUARTER OF AN INCH IN MOST LOCATIONS.

BY MID AFTERNOON...A BEAUTIFUL SPRING DAY WAS IN FULL SWING ACROSS
THE COALFIELDS. UNDER MOSTLY SUNNY SKIES...TEMPERATURES RANGED
FROM THE MID TO UPPER 70S. TYPICAL HIGHS FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR
ARE IN THE LOWER TO MID 70S.

CONDITIONS WILL REMAIN DRY TONIGHT. HOWEVER...UNSETTLED WEATHER
WILL RETURN THIS WEEKEND AND LINGER INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK. THERE IS
A POSSIBILITY OF A FEW STRONG TO SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS SUNDAY
AFTERNOON...WITH THE MAIN THREAT BEING STRONG WINDS AND LARGE HAIL.
LOWS TONIGHT WILL BE IN THE MID TO UPPER 50S. HIGHS ON SATURDAY
WILL BE IN THE 70S.

ON THIS DATE IN WEATHER HISTORY...IN 1970...BETWEEN 2 AND 6 INCHES
OF RAIN FELL OVER PORTIONS OF EASTERN KENTUCKY IN A 24 HOUR
PERIOD. THIS CAUSED THE SOUTH FORK OF THE KENTUCKY RIVER TO RISE
3 TO 4 FEET ABOVE FLOOD STAGE IN OWSLEY COUNTY...CREATING AT
LEAST 500 THOUSAND DOLLARS IN DAMAGES TO AREA ROADS IN
BOONEVILLE.

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