Regional Weather Summary
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REGIONAL WEATHER SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON KY
302 PM EDT MON AUG 18 2014

A LARGE AREA OF RAIN MOVED THROUGH EASTERN KENTUCKY OVERNIGHT AND
MONDAY. SOME AREAS OF MODERATE TO HEAVY RAIN WAS EMBEDDED IN THE
LARGE PRECIPITATION SHIELD. RAINFALL AMOUNTS FROM LATE YESTERDAY
THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON WERE MOSTLY AVERAGING A HALF AN INCH TO ONE
INCH...BUT LARGER AMOUNTS WERE NOTED AT A FEW LOCATIONS. AN AREA
ABOUT 15 MILES WIDE FROM EASTERN JACKSON COUNTY...EASTWARD TO
SOUTHERN PIKE COUNTY PICKED UP BETWEEN ONE TO WELL OVER TWO INCHES.
ALSO...PORTIONS OF SOUTH CENTRAL KENTUCKY ALSO WERE IN THE ONE TO TWO
INCH RANGE. AT 3 PM...SCATTERED RAIN SHOWERS WERE MOVING THROUGH MUCH
OF EASTERN KENTUCKY...WITH THE BEST CONCENTRATION NEAR AND NORTH OF
THE MOUNTAIN PARKWAY.

THANKS TO THE CLOUDS AND RAINY CONDITIONS...TEMPERATURES DID NOT MOVE
ALL THAT MUCH TODAY. 7 AM READINGS WERE IN THE UPPER 60S TO AROUND 70
DEGREES. NORMAL LOWS FOR THE MIDDLE OF AUGUST ARE IN THE MIDDLE 60S.
BY 3 PM...THE MERCURY WAS MOSTLY IN THE MIDDLE AND UPPER
70S...ALTHOUGH TEMPERATURES WERE PUSHING 80 DEGREES IN SOUTH CENTRAL
KENTUCKY. TYPICAL HIGHS FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR ARE IN THE MIDDLE 80S.

SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS...ASSOCIATED WITH A SLOW MOVING AREA OF
LOW PRESSURE...WILL PASS OVER THE REGION. IN FACT...IT LOOKS LIKE A
A SERIES OF DISTURBANCES WILL KEEP A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE FORECAST EACH DAY THIS WEEK AND THROUGH THE
WEEKEND. IN ADDITION...A GRADUAL WARM UP IS ALSO ANTICIPATED WITH
TEMPERATURES EXPECTED TO BE IN THE MIDDLE AND UPPER 80S FOR THE
LATTER HALF OF THE WORK WEEK AS WELL AS OVER THE WEEKEND.

ON THIS DATE IN WEATHER HISTORY...IN 1988...MOTHER NATURE CONTINUED
TO CRANK UP THE HEAT OVER THE EASTERN HALF OF THE NATION. TWENTY TWO
CITIES...FROM THE CAROLINAS TO THE UPPER OHIO VALLEY...REPORTED
RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURES FOR THE DATE. JACKSON AND LONDON SHARED IN
THIS RECORD BREAKING EVENT. LONDON SET A RECORD HIGH OF 98
DEGREES...WHILE JACKSON TIED ITS ALL TIME HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 101
DEGREES...WHICH WAS ESTABLISHED JUST A DAY EARLIER ON THE 17TH. THE
ALL TIME RECORD WAS BROKEN A COUPLE OF SUMMERS AGO...JUNE 29TH 2012
WITH A READING OF 104 DEGREES.

$$

CARICO



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