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KYZ044-050>052-058>060-068-069-079-080-083>088-104-106>120-282015-

REGIONAL WEATHER SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON KY
402 PM EDT SAT JUN 27 2015

A LINE OF SHOWERS WERE MOVING EAST ACROSS THE COALFIELDS THIS
MORNING. TWENTY FOUR HOUR RAINFALL TOTALS VARIED FROM 3 HUNDREDTHS
OF AN INCH TO 2.26 INCHES. SOME OF THE HEAVIER RAINFALL TOTALS
WERE 2.26 INCHES AT BARBOURVILLE IN KNOX COUNTY...1.83 AT SAXTON
IN WHITLEY COUNTY...AND 1.68 IN LEE COUNTY. TEMPERATURE READINGS
AT 7 AM THIS MORNING RANGED FROM THE MID 60S TO THE LOWER 70S.
NORMAL LOWS FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR ARE IN THE MID 60S.

BY MID AFTERNOON...WIDESPREAD SHOWERS WERE MOVING SOUTHEAST
ACROSS THE COALFIELDS AHEAD OF AN APPROACHING COLD FRONT.
TEMPERATURES RANGED FROM THE UPPER 60S TO THE UPPER 70S LARGELY
DEPENDENT UPON CLOUD COVER AND SHOWER ACTIVITY. TYPICAL HIGHS FOR
THE LAST PART OF JUNE ARE IN THE MID 80S.

SHOWERS WILL TAPER OFF THIS EVENING AS THE COLD FRONT USHERS IN
DRY...LESS HUMID...AND COOLER CONDITIONS TONIGHT AND SUNDAY. LOWS
TONIGHT WILL BE IN THE MID TO UPPER 50S. A BEAUTIFUL DAY IS ON TAP
FOR SUNDAY AS SUNSHINE RETURNS. HIGHS ON SUNDAY WILL RANGE FROM
THE MID 70S IN THE NORTH TO THE LOWER 80S IN THE SOUTHERN PORTION
OF THE REGION. UNSETTLED WEATHER WILL RETURN TO THE REGION ON
MONDAY AND PERSIST THROUGH NEXT WEEK WITH SEVERAL DISTURBANCES
EXPECTED TO IMPACT THE REGION.

ON THIS DATE IN WEATHER HISTORY...IN 2000...THUNDERSTORMS DUMPED
BETWEEN ONE TO THREE INCHES OF RAINFALL ACROSS PARTS OF EASTERN
KENTUCKY. THIS LED TO SOME URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOODING IN
PIKE...MCCREARY...WHITLEY...ROCKCASTLE...AND OWSLEY COUNTIES.
ALSO...IN 2012...EAST KENTUCKY WAS HEADED INTO A HEAT WAVE. FROM
THE 28TH OF JUNE THROUGH THE 1ST OF JULY...BOTH THE LONDON
CORBIN AIRPORT AND THE JACKSON WEATHER OFFICE RECORDED 4 NEW
DAYTIME RECORD HIGHS. DAYTIME TEMPERATURES ROSE TO OVER 100
DEGREES ON SEVERAL OF THOSE DAYS. ON THE 29TH OF JUNE...JACKSON
REACHED 104 DEGREES WHILE LONDON RECORDED 105 DEGREES.

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