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REGIONAL WEATHER SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON KY
243 PM EDT FRI JUL 3 2015

OVERNIGHT...AN AREA OF HEAVY RAIN DUMPED FROM TWO TO OVER FOUR
INCHES OF RAIN IN PORTIONS OF POWELL AND ESTILL COUNTIES. THIS
CREATING SOME FLASH FLOODING IN POWELL COUNTY...AND EVEN PUSHED
THE RED RIVER UP 9 FEET TO NEAR FLOOD STAGE IN A COUPLE OF HOURS
DURING THE EARLY MORNING. THE COOPERATIVE WEATHER OBSERVER AT CLAY
CITY RECORDED 4.50 INCHES OF RAINFALL WHILE...THE STANTON 2W COOP
HAD 3.90 INCHES AND THE CRESSY OBSERVER TALLIED 2.22 INCHES OF
RAINFALL.

CLOUDY SKIES WERE OVER EASTERN KENTUCKY AT DAY BREAK...AS AN AREA
OF RAIN MOVED INTO SOUTH CENTRAL KENTUCKY. BY MID MORNING...A
LARGE AREA OF RAIN WAS SITUATED OVER MUCH OF THE SOUTHERN TIER OF
EASTERN KENTUCKY. SOME HEAVY RAIN WAS EMBEDDED IN THE LARGE AREA
OF PRECIPITATION. RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF OVER TWO INCHES WERE NOTED
THAT CREATED SOME FLASHING FLOODING IN LAUREL COUNTY. THE RAIN
SLOWLY MOVED NORTHEAST. BY MID AFTERNOON...THE LEADING EDGE WAS
MOVING INTO WEST VIRGINIA...WITH THE BACK EDGE NEAR HAZARD.
ELSEWHERE ACROSS EASTERN KENTUCKY...WIDELY SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS WERE FIRING UP...ALSO MOVING TO THE NORTHEAST.

THANKS TO THE CLOUD COVER AND DAMP CONDITIONS...THE MERCURY DID
NOT MOVE MUCH TODAY. 7 AM TEMPERATURES WERE MOSTLY IN THE MIDDLE
AND UPPER 60S. NORMAL LOWS FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR ARE IN THE MIDDLE
60S. BY MID AFTERNOON...TEMPERATURES WERE GENERALLY NESTLED IN THE
UPPER 60S AND LOWER 70S...WELL BELOW TYPICAL HIGHS IN THE MIDDLE
80S FOR EARLY JULY.

THE CURRENT STORMY PATTERN WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE WEEKEND AND
INTO THE NEXT WORK WEEK...WITH AT LEAST A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS EACH DAY. TYPICALLY...THE PEAK TIME IN COVERAGE AND
INTENSITY OF THE SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL OCCUR DURING THE
AFTERNOON AND EVENING HOURS. SOME STORMS COULD BECOME STRONG AT
TIMES...WITH THE MAIN THREATS BEING SMALL HAIL AND GUSTY WINDS.
LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL IS ALSO A CONCERN OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS
AS A SERIES OF DISTURBANCES ROLL THROUGH THE COMMONWEALTH. BELOW
NORMAL TEMPERATURES IN THE 70S WILL RISE TOWARD MORE NORMAL
LEVELS...REACHING THE 80S BY THE END OF THE WEEKEND AND INTO EARLY
NEXT WEEK. DAILY LOWS WILL BOTTOM OUT IN THE MID 60S.

ON THIS DATE IN WEATHER HISTORY...IN 1992...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM
RAVAGED WAYNE COUNTY. DURING THE OVERNIGHT HOURS...THE STORM BLEW
DOWN OR UPROOTED HUNDREDS OF TREES AND DAMAGED SEVERAL BUILDINGS.
ALSO...JUST A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO...EASTERN KENTUCKY WAS IN A RECORD
BREAKING HEATWAVE. HIGH RECORDS WERE TIED OR BROKEN AT JACKSON AND
LONDON FROM JULY 3RD THROUGH THE 7TH. HIGH TEMPERATURES WERE IN THE
MIDDLE AND UPPER 90S DURING THOSE 5 DAYS BACK IN 2012.

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CARICO



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