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REGIONAL WEATHER SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON KY
347 PM EDT SUN MAY 17 2015

SCATTERED SHOWERS WERE MOVING NORTHEAST ACROSS THE SOUTHERN
PORTION OF THE COALFIELDS THIS MORNING. LOCATIONS NOT AFFECTED BY
THE SHOWERS WERE UNDER MOSTLY CLOUDY SKIES...WITH SOME VALLEY
LOCATIONS REPORTING DENSE VALLEY FOG. TWENTY FOUR HOUR RAINFALL
TOTALS RANGED FROM 4 HUNDREDTHS OF AN INCH TO 1.65 INCHES.
TEMPERATURES AT 7 AM WERE IN THE 60S...WHICH IS QUITE A BIT WARMER
THAN THE TYPICAL LOW IN THE MID 50S FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR.

BY EARLY AFTERNOON...A FEW ISOLATED SHOWERS WERE MOVING ACROSS
THE FAR SOUTHEASTERN PORTION OF THE REGION. HOWEVER...BY MID
AFTERNOON...MORE WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS HAD
MOVED INTO THE NORTHWESTERN PORTION OF THE COALFIELDS.
TEMPERATURES CLIMBED INTO THE UPPER 70S AND LOWER 80S BY 3 PM.
THESE TEMPERATURES REMAIN SLIGHTLY ABOVE NORMAL FOR THIS DAY IN
MAY WHEN TYPICAL HIGHS ARE IN THE MID 70S.

WARM...MOIST AIR...IN COMBINATION WITH UPPER LEVEL
DISTURBANCES...WILL CONTINUE TO KEEP SHOWER AND THUNDERSTORM
CHANCES IN THE FORECAST THROUGH MONDAY. ANY SHOWERS OR
THUNDERSTORMS HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO PRODUCE LOCALLY HEAVY
RAINFALL. A COLD FRONT MOVING ACROSS EASTERN KENTUCKY ON TUESDAY
WILL USHER IN COOLER AND DRIER AIR...ALONG WITH AN END TO THE
PRECIPITATION BY THE MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK. LOWS TONIGHT WILL BE IN
THE MID 60S AND HIGHS ON MONDAY WILL BE IN THE LOWER TO MID 80S.

ON THIS DATE IN WEATHER HISTORY...IN 1975...FOUR INCHES OF RAIN
FELL WITHIN A TWO HOUR PERIOD OVER SOUTHERN PIKE COUNTY. THIS
CAUSED ONE OF THE WORST FLASH FLOODS THAT AREA HAD EVER SEEN.
FLOODING IN THE ELKHORN AND SHELBY CREEK AREAS CLAIMED TWO
LIVES...LEFT HUNDREDS HOMELESS...AND CAUSED MILLIONS OF DOLLARS
WORTH OF DAMAGE.

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