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REGIONAL WEATHER SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON KY
333 PM EDT TUE SEP 16 2014

QUITE A CHILLY AND WET START TO THE WORK DAY WAS HAD ACROSS EASTERN
KENTUCKY. MANY LOCATIONS RECORDED RAINFALL OF BETWEEN A TRACE AND A
HALF INCH BEFORE DAWN. OVERNIGHT LOW TEMPERATURES DIPPED BELOW 50
DEGREES IN SOME LOCATIONS...A STAGGERING 10 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. BY
SUNRISE...MOST LOCATIONS WOKE UP TO OVERCAST SKIES WITH SOME
LINGERING DRIZZLE.

TEMPERATURES STRUGGLED TO WARM UP BY MID AFTERNOON DUE TO THE CLOUD
COVER IN PLACE. BY 3PM...TEMPERATURES RANGED FROM THE LOW TO UPPER
60S...WHICH IS 10-15 DEGREES BELOW CLIMATOLOGY. A FEW LIGHT SHOWERS
STUCK AROUND THROUGH THE AFTERNOON AS WELL...MAKING FOR AN OVERALL
GLOOMY DAY.

AS THE EVENING PROGRESSES...EXPECT A SLOW CLEARING OF CLOUD COVER
AND REDUCTION OF SHOWER ACTIVITY. ANOTHER CHILLY NIGHT IS EXPECTED
WITH OVERNIGHT LOWS FORECAST IN THE LOWER 50S...RIGHT AROUND THE
NORMAL OF 55 DEGREES. AREAS OF DENSE FOG WILL ALSO BE POSSIBLE LATE
TONIGHT. BEYOND TONIGHT...UNSEASONABLY COOL TEMPERATURES WILL
REMAIN IN PLACE WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY...BUT BY FRIDAY...READINGS
SHOULD RETURN TO MORE SEASONABLE LEVELS.

ON THIS DATE IN WEATHER HISTORY...EASTERN KENTUCKY EXPERIENCED THE
LAST OF TWO DAYS OF HEAVY RAINFALL IN 1989. MOST PLACED RECEIVED TWO
TO FOUR INCHES OF RAIN ON THE 15TH AND 16TH...RESULTING IN FLASH
FLOODING. ONE OF THE HEAVIEST AMOUNTS FOR THE TWO DAY PERIOD WAS
4.89 INCHES AT HEIDELBERG IN LEE COUNTY. THE SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS ALSO AFFECTED THE BROADER REGION OF THE CENTRAL
APPALACHIANS. FLOODING ALSO OCCURRED IN THE NEIGHBORING STATES OF
VIRGINIA...TENNESSEE...NORTH CAROLINA...AND WEST VIRGINIA...WITH
SOME REPORTS OF MORE THAN 8.0 INCHES OF RAIN. DAM BREAKS IN WEST
VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA CAUSED 2 DEATHS AND MORE THAN 10 MILLION
DOLLARS IN DAMAGE.

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JVM



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