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REGIONAL WEATHER SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON KY
300 PM EDT FRI APR 22 2016

SCATTERED SHOWERS MOVED THROUGH THE COAL FIELDS THIS MORNING.
RAINFALL AMOUNTS GENERALLY RANGED FROM A COUPLE OF HUNDREDTHS TO
AROUND A QUARTER OF AN INCH. 7 AM TEMPERATURES WERE IN THE MIDDLE
AND UPPER 50S...ABOVE NORMAL LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S FOR THIS TIME
OF YEAR. ALTHOUGH A FEW BREAKS APPEARED IN THE CLOUD COVER TO LET
SOME SUN THROUGH...SKIES WERE MOSTLY CLOUDY TO CLOUDY FOR A
MAJORITY OF THE DAY. MORE SHOWERS AND A COUPLE THUNDERSTORMS
DEVELOPED OVER EASTERN KENTUCKY DURING THE AFTERNOON HOURS. THEY
WERE HIT AND MISS IN NATURE...DROPPED RAINFALL AMOUNTS MOSTLY
RANGING FROM A QUARTER TO THREE QUARTERS OF AN INCH...AND EVEN
SOME SMALL HAIL. MID AFTERNOON TEMPERATURES WERE MOSTLY IN THE
MIDDLE 60S TO AROUND 70 DEGREES. TYPICAL HIGHS FOR LATE APRIL ARE
NEAR 70 DEGREES.

LOOK FOR SHOWERS AND A FEW THUNDERSTORMS TO END THIS EVENING AND
TONIGHT FROM WEST TO EAST AS LOW PRESSURE LOSES ITS GRIP ON THE
REGION. THERE IS A MARGINAL CHANCE FOR SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS AS
WELL..WITH LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS BEING THE MAIN THREATS. DRY
CONDITIONS AND WARMING TEMPERATURES RETURN FOR THE NEXT FEW DAYS AS
HIGH PRESSURE MOVES IN. HIGHS WILL BE IN THE UPPER 60S TO AROUND 70
DEGREE ON SATURDAY...AROUND 80 DEGREES SUNDAY...AND INTO THE LOWER
AND MIDDLE 80S MONDAY.

ON THIS DATE IN WEATHER HISTORY...IN 1970...THE FIRST EARTH DAY
WAS OBSERVED. EARTH DAY WAS CREATED BY SENATOR GAYLORD NELSON AS
AN ENVIRONMENTAL TEACHING TOOL. SUCH A DAY WAS DEEMED NECESSARY
DUE TO THE CUYAHOGA RIVER CHEMICAL FIRE...THE DECLINE OF THE BALD
EAGLE DUE TO THE USE OF THE PESTICIDE DDT...IN ADDITION TO BEING
HUNTED TO NEAR EXTINCTION...AND THE SANTA BARBARA OIL SPILL.

THE FIRST EARTH DAY WAS EXTREMELY SUCCESSFUL...ACHIEVING
GRASSROOTS CONCERN FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS FACING THE NATION.
THIS VAST OUTPOURING OF SUPPORT FOR THE ENVIRONMENT MARKED THE DAY
THAT THE POLITICAL SYSTEM IN THE UNITED STATES TRULY RECOGNIZED
THAT CARING FOR THE ENVIRONMENT AND ACCEPTING STEWARDSHIP
RESPONSIBILITY FOR ITS RESOURCES WAS THE HALLMARK OF A GREAT
NATION. THIS GRASSROOTS POLITICAL MOVEMENT HELPED ESTABLISH A
POLITICAL CLIMATE CONDUCIVE TO FORMING BOTH THE NATIONAL OCEANIC
AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION AND THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
AGENCY ON OCTOBER 3RD...1970.

ALSO ON THIS DATE....IN 1991...STRONG THUNDERSTORM WINDS DAMAGED
MANY BUSINESSES IN DOWNTOWN JACKSON. THE ROOFS WERE BLOWN OFF A
CHEVRON AND SHELL-MART STATION. AN AUTOMOBILE SALES BUILDING AND A
FRAME HOUSE WERE ALSO DAMAGED FROM DOWNED TREES.

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CARICO



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