Regional Weather Summary
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Regional Weather Summary
National Weather Service Jackson KY
344 PM EDT MON MAY 30 2016

Mostly clear skies, along with instances of dense valley fog,
were present across the coalfields this morning. Twenty four hour
rainfall totals ranged from 5 hundredths of an inch to 1.25
inches. Some of the highest rainfall totals were 1.25 inches at
Morehead, and 1.02 inches in Mount Sterling.

Memorial Day turned out to be mostly dry with isolated showers and
thunderstorms moving across portions of the Upper Cumberland
Valley. Temperatures topped out in the lower to mid 80s, which
continues to remain unseasonably warm for this time of year when
typical highs are in the mid to upper 70s.

Showers and thunderstorms will taper off around sunset tonight,
leaving dry weather in place through Wednesday morning. However,
a cold front approaching the region will bring rain chances back
to the area by Wednesday afternoon. Lows tonight will range from
the upper 50s in the valleys to the mid 60s on the ridges. Highs
on Tuesday will be in the mid 80s.

On this date in weather history, in 2004, the Jackson Weather
Office measured the second highest daily rainfall record in the
station`s history when 3.56 inches of rain fell. May 2004 is, in
fact, the wettest month on record at Jackson as 10.78 inches was
recorded during the month. The only calendar day that received
more precipitation was August 24th, 1999, with a total of 3.84
inches. Climate records for Jackson date back to 1981.


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