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REGIONAL WEATHER SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON KY
421 PM EDT SAT AUG 23 2014

STRONG TO SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CONTINUED TO MOVE ACROSS PORTIONS OF
EASTERN KENTUCKY YESTERDAY EVENING AND LAST NIGHT. SOME AREAS
RECEIVED AS MUCH AS THREE INCHES OF RAINFALL ON ALREADY SATURATED
GROUND. SEVERAL INSTANCES OF FLASH FLOODING OCCURRED IN PORTIONS OF
FLOYD...JOHNSON...ESTILL...PIKE...MARTIN...PERRY...AND MONTGOMERY
COUNTIES. ROADS WERE CLOSED DUE TO FLOWING WATER AND PORTIONS OF THE
PAVEMENT ERODING. IN PIKE COUNTY...SEVERAL RESIDENTS WERE TRAPPED
INSIDE OF A RESIDENCE. AS OF 7 AM THIS MORNING...THE JACKSON WEATHER
OFFICE HAS RECEIVED 6.28 INCHES OF RAIN...MAKING THIS THE 3RD WETTEST
AUGUST ON RECORD...FOLLOWING CLOSELY BEHIND 6.58 INCHES IN 1999. THE
WETTEST AUGUST ON RECORD FOR THE JACKSON WEATHER OFFICE OCCURRED IN
2013 WITH 10.04 INCHES OF RAINFALL.

A LULL IN PRECIPITATION OCCURRED THIS MORNING INTO THE AFTERNOON.
TEMPERATURES GENERALLY RANGING FROM THE MID 60S TO LOWER 70S THIS
MORNING...CONTINUED TO CLIMB INTO THE MID TO UPPER 80S...WITH HEAT
INDICIES IN THE 95 TO 100 DEGREE RANGE BY THE AFTERNOON. THE WARM
AND MUGGY CONDITIONS MADE CONDITIONS PRIME FOR THE REAPPEARANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS BY LATE AFTERNOON.

THE THREAT OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE
MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK AS PERIODIC UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCES MOVE AROUND
A RIDGE THAT WILL BE CENTERED NEAR THE MIDDLE AND LOWER MISSISSIPPI
VALLEY REGION. SOME THUNDERSTORMS TONIGHT MAY APPROACH SEVERE
LIMITS...CONTAINING DAMAGING WINDS AND LARGE HAIL. TEMPERATURES WILL
CONTINUE TO BE ABOVE NORMAL OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS...IN THE UPPER 80S
TO AROUND 90 DEGREES. HOWEVER...HIGH HUMIDITY VALUES WILL BRING HEAT
INDEXES TO NEAR 100 IN SOME LOCATIONS. LOWS TONIGHT WILL BE IN THE
UPPER 60S TO LOWER 70S.

ON THIS DATE IN WEATHER HISTORY...IN 2007...TRIPLE DIGIT HEAT CAME
TO EASTERN KENTUCKY. THE LONDON CORBIN AIRPORT SOARED TO 101
DEGREES...SETTING A NEW RECORD HIGH FOR THE DATE. ELSEWHERE IN
EASTERN KENTUCKY...THE SOMERSET PULASKI COUNTY AIRPORT REACHED 106
DEGREES AND THE WAYNE COUNTY AIRPORT REACHED 104. OTHER LOCATIONS
ACROSS THE AREA THAT REACHED OR EXCEEDED 100 DEGREES INCLUDED
BARBOURVILLE... BOONEVILLE...HEIDELBERG...ONEIDA...AND THE PIKE
COUNTY AIRPORT. CLIMATE RECORDS FOR THE LONDON CORBIN AIRPORT DATE
BACK TO 1954.

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