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REGIONAL WEATHER SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON KY
305 PM EDT THU JUL 17 2014

UNDER CLEAR SKIES...SOME CHILLY CONDITIONS WERE ON TAP ACROSS
EASTERN KENTUCKY THIS MORNING. 7 AM TEMPERATURES MOSTLY VARIED FROM
THE UPPER 40S TO MIDDLE 50S. NORMAL LOWS FOR THE MIDDLE OF JULY ARE
IN THE MIDDLE 60S. IN FACT SEVERAL RECORDS WERE SET TODAY IN THE COAL
FIELDS...INCLUDING 55 DEGREES AT THE JACKSON WEATHER OFFICE...BESTING
THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 58 DEGREES FROM 1989. AREAS OF DENSE FOG WERE
ALSO IN PLACE WITH MANY AREAS SEEING LESS THAN A HALF MILE VISIBILITY
AT TIMES. THE FOG DISSIPATED AROUND MID MORNING AS PLENTIFUL SUNSHINE
RULED FOR THE REST OF THE MORNING. NOONTIME TEMPERATURES WERE MOSTLY
IN THE LOWER TO MIDDLE 70S.

MOSTLY SUNNY SKIES RULED OVER EASTERN KENTUCKY THIS AFTERNOON. MID
AFTERNOON TEMPERATURES WERE MOSTLY IN THE MIDDLE AND UPPER 70S...WELL
BELOW TYPICAL HIGHS IN THE MIDDLE AND UPPER 80S FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR.

LOOK FOR ANOTHER UNSEASONABLY COOL NIGHT AS HIGH PRESSURE MOVES
THROUGH THE AREA. SOME AREAS NORTH OF THE MOUNTAIN PARKWAY WILL DIP
INTO THE MIDDLE 50S...SOME 10 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. AN UPPER LEVEL
DISTURBANCE WILL BRING THE CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS TO THE
AREA BEGINNING TOMORROW AND LASTING THROUGH THE WEEKEND. TEMPERATURES
WILL REMAIN SLIGHTLY COOLER THAN NORMAL AS WELL FOR THE NEXT FEW DAYS.

ON THIS DATE IN WEATHER HISTORY...IN 1971...BATH...ROWAN...ELLIOTT AND
MORGAN COUNTIES EXPERIENCED SERIOUS FLOODING. SOME OBSERVERS REPORTED
4 TO 5 INCHES OF RAIN IN A FEW HOURS...RESULTING IN FLASH FLOODING.
OVER A MILLION DOLLARS IN DAMAGES OCCURRED TO CORN AND TOBACCO CROPS.
OVER 25 FAMILIES WERE DISPLACED. NEAR TRIPLET CREEK...40 SMALL
BRIDGES WERE EITHER DAMAGED OR DESTROYED ALONG HIGHWAYS 60...7...AND
11.

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CARICO




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