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REGIONAL WEATHER SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON KY
310 PM EDT SUN AUG 23 2015

ISOLATED TO SCATTERED SHOWERS WERE MOVING ACROSS EASTERN KENTUCKY
THIS MORNING. LIGHT RAINFALL TOTALS OF LESS THAN A TENTH OF AN
INCH WERE REPORTED. LOCATIONS NOT AFFECTED BY THE SHOWERS WERE
UNDER PARTLY TO MOSTLY CLOUDY SKIES. TEMPERATURES AT 7 AM WERE
GENERALLY IN THE MID TO UPPER 60S AT MOST LOCATIONS...WHICH IS
NEAR NORMAL FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR.

BY MID AFTERNOON...ISOLATED TO SCATTERED SHOWERS WERE MOVING
ACROSS THE SOUTHEASTERN PORTION OF THE REGION. ELSEWHERE...PARTLY
TO MOSTLY SUNNY SKIES WERE ON TAP. AFTERNOON TEMPERATURES CLIMBED
INTO THE LOWER TO MID 80S...WHICH IS NEAR NORMAL FOR THIS DAY IN
AUGUST.

A COMBINATION OF AN UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE AND AN APPROACHING
COLD FRONT WILL CONTINUE TO BRING ISOLATED TO SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND A THUNDERSTORM OR TWO TO EASTERN KENTUCKY TONIGHT. THE COLD
FRONT WILL QUICKLY PASS THROUGH THE COALFIELDS OVERNIGHT...AND BY
TOMORROW MORNING...THE FRONT WILL HAVE SHIFTED EAST OF THE STATE.
A MUCH COOLER AND MORE STABLE AIR MASS WILL THEN MOVE INTO PLACE
ACROSS THE REGION AND WILL REMAIN IN CONTROL OF THE WEATHER
THROUGH THE UPCOMING WORK WEEK...WHICH WILL RESULT IN COOLER THAN
NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND DRY CONDITIONS. LOWS TONIGHT WILL BE IN
THE MID 60S. HIGHS ON MONDAY WILL BE IN THE UPPER 70S TO LOWER
80S.

ON THIS DATE IN WEATHER HISTORY...IN 2007...TRIPLE DIGIT HEAT
CAME TO EASTERN KENTUCKY. THE LONDON CORBIN AIRPORT SOARED TO 101
DEGREES...SETTING A NEW RECORD HIGH FOR THE DATE. ELSEWHERE IN
EASTERN KENTUCKY...THE SOMERSET PULASKI COUNTY AIRPORT REACHED 106
DEGREES AND THE WAYNE COUNTY AIRPORT REACHED 104. OTHER LOCATIONS
ACROSS THE AREA THAT REACHED OR EXCEEDED 100 DEGREES INCLUDED
BARBOURVILLE...BOONEVILLE...HEIDELBERG...ONEIDA...AND THE PIKE
COUNTY AIRPORT. CLIMATE RECORDS FOR THE LONDON CORBIN AIRPORT DATE
BACK TO 1954.

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