Regional Weather Summary
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REGIONAL WEATHER SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON KY
301 PM EDT SAT AUG 30 2014

A MIXTURE OF CLOUDY AND CLEAR SKIES WAS IN PLACE ACROSS EASTERN
KENTUCKY THIS MORNING. 7 AM TEMPERATURES VARIED FROM THE MIDDLE 60S
TO AROUND 70 DEGREES. NORMAL LOWS ARE IN THE MIDDLE 60S FOR THE END
OF AUGUST. ALSO...SOME OF THE MORE SHELTERED VALLEYS REPORTED SOME
LIGHT FOG THIS MORNING AS WELL. BY MID MORNING...THE FOG WAS GONE AND
PARTLY TO MOSTLY SUNNY SKIES PREVAILED FOR THE REST OF THE MORNING
HOURS. AT LUNCHTIME...TEMPERATURES WERE IN THE LOWER TO MIDDLE 80S.

THIS AFTERNOON SAW VERY WARM CONDITIONS WITH A MIXTURE OF SUN AND
CLOUDS. MID AFTERNOON TEMPERATURES WERE IN THE MIDDLE 80S TO AROUND
90 DEGREES...WITH HEAT INDICES INTO THE 90S. TYPICAL HIGHS FOR THIS
TIME OF YEAR ARE IN THE MIDDLE 80S.

WARM AND HUMID CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND.
A STRONG UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE WILL PASS ACROSS THE REGION LATE
SATURDAY THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING...BRINGING PERIODS OF SHOWERS AND
STORMS TO CENTRAL AND EASTERN KENTUCKY. THERE IS POTENTIAL FOR
LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING. SHOWERS AND STORMS
WILL DEPART SUNDAY NIGHT...BUT THE LINGERING HEAT AND HUMIDITY WILL
LEAD TO A SMALLER CHANCE FOR A SHOWER OR STORM ON LABOR DAY...MAINLY
DURING THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING HOURS.

ON THIS DATE IN WEATHER HISTORY...IN 1978...SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS
SPAWNED A TORNADO WHICH TOUCHED DOWN 5 MILES EAST OF CLAY CITY IN
POWELL COUNTY IN A LIGHTLY POPULATED AREA. THE TWISTER UPROOTED
NUMEROUS TREES AND TWO WELL CONSTRUCTED BARNS WERE DESTROYED. NO ONE
WAS INJURED.

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CARICO




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