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REGIONAL WEATHER SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON KY
407 PM EDT WED MAY 20 2015

EASTERN KENTUCKY WAS UNDER MOSTLY CLEAR SKIES WITH SOME INSTANCES
OF VALLEY FOG THIS MORNING. TEMPERATURES AT 7 AM WERE MUCH COOLER
THAN THOSE OF THE PREVIOUS FOUR MORNINGS...RANGING FROM THE MID
40S IN THE VALLEYS TO THE LOWER 50S ON THE RIDGES. TYPICAL LOWS
FOR THIS DAY IN MAY ARE IN THE MID 50S.

BY MID AFTERNOON...AN INCREASE IN CLOUD COVER FROM NORTHWEST TO
SOUTHEAST WAS OCCURRING. CONDITIONS...HOWEVER...REMAINED DRY WITH
TEMPERATURES RANGING FROM THE UPPER 60S IN THE NORTHERN PORTION OF
THE REGION TO THE UPPER 70S IN THE SOUTH. NORMAL HIGHS FOR TODAY
ARE IN THE MID 70S.

ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE MAINLY NEAR THE TENNESSEE
BORDER THIS EVENING...WITH NUMEROUS SHOWERS OVERSPREADING THE
REGION TONIGHT. LOWS TONIGHT WILL BE IN THE LOWER TO MID 50S.
ISOLATED TO SCATTERED SHOWERS WILL REMAIN POSSIBLE THROUGH
THURSDAY EVENING...WITH THE BEST CHANCES OCCURRING IN THE
SOUTHEASTERN PORTION OF THE REGION. DRY WEATHER AND LOW HUMIDITY
WILL RETURN TO THE AREA ON THURSDAY NIGHT AND REMAIN THROUGH
SATURDAY. HIGHS ON THURSDAY WILL RANGE FROM THE MID TO UPPER 60S.

ON THIS DATE IN WEATHER HISTORY...121 YEARS AGO IN 1894...A RARE
SNOWSTORM HIT EASTERN KENTUCKY. COLD CANADIAN AIR POURED SOUTHWARD
BETWEEN AN AREA OF HIGH PRESSURE SITUATED OVER THE UPPER PLAINS
AND AN AREA OF LOW PRESSURE MOVING UP THE EAST COAST. ATLANTIC
MOISTURE WAS SENT AS FAR WEST AS KENTUCKY...PRODUCING AS MUCH AS 6
INCHES OF SNOW IN LEXINGTON AND MOUNT STERLING AND TRACE AMOUNTS
OF SNOW AS FAR SOUTH AS MIDDLESBORO. ACCORDING TO REMARKS MADE IN
HISTORICAL CLIMATE RECORDS...THE SNOW CAUSED CONSIDERABLE DAMAGE
TO CROPS...ESPECIALLY FRUIT TREES AND WHEAT.

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