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REGIONAL WEATHER SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON KY
300 PM EDT SUN AUG 17 2014

LIGHT RAIN SHOWERS...PATCHY FOG AND MILD CONDITIONS WERE ALL ON TAP
ACROSS EASTERN KENTUCKY THIS MORNING. 7 AM TEMPERATURES WERE MOSTLY
IN THE UPPER 60S TO AROUND 70 DEGREES. NORMAL LOWS FOR THE MIDDLE OF
AUGUST ARE IN THE MIDDLE 60S. THE FOG DISSIPATED DURING THE MID
MORNING. PRECIPITATION MOVED OUT OF THE COMMONWEALTH BY LATE
MORNING...GENERALLY LEAVING BEHIND A FEW HUNDREDTHS AT BEST. BY
NOONTIME...TEMPERATURES WERE IN THE MIDDLE AND UPPER 70S.

THE EARLY AFTERNOON SAW A MIXTURE OF SUN AND CLOUDS...BUT THAT DID
NOT LAST LONG...AS ANOTHER AREA OF SHOWERS...WITH A FEW EMBEDDED
THUNDERSTORMS...MOVED INTO EASTERN KENTUCKY. BY 3 PM...THE LEADING
EDGE OF THE ACTIVE WEATHER EXTENDED FROM SANDY HOOK...TO HAZARD...AND
TO MIDDLESBORO. RAINFALL AMOUNTS WITH THIS AREA OF PRECIPITATION WAS
GENERALLY A TENTH TO A QUARTER OF AN INCH....WITH SOME AREAS SEEING A
QUARTER TO THREE QUARTERS OF AN INCH WITH THE STRONGER SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. MID AFTERNOON TEMPERATURES VARIED FROM NEAR 70 DEGREES
IN THE RAIN COOLED AREAS...TO AROUND 80 DEGREES ELSEWHERE. TYPICAL
HIGHS FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR ARE IN THE MIDDLE 80S.

AN APPROACHING STORM SYSTEM WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR AN INCREASING
THREAT OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS TODAY THROUGH MONDAY. RAIN
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL LINGER THROUGH THE UPCOMING WORK WEEK
AS A SECOND STORM SYSTEM TRACKS SLOWLY ACROSS THE GREAT LAKES.
OTHERWISE...SUMMER LIKE WEATHER RETURNS WITH SEASONABLY WARM AND
HUMID AFTERNOONS...AND MUGGY NIGHTS.

ON THIS DATE IN WEATHER HISTORY...IN 1988...A RECORD SETTING HEAT
WAVE WAS SCORCHING THE EASTERN THIRD OF THE UNITED STATES. RECORD
HIGH TEMPERATURES OF 101 AND 99 DEGREES WERE RECORDED AT THE
AIRPORTS IN JACKSON AND LONDON. THE CHICAGO AREA WAS HARDEST HIT BY
THE HEAT WITH 46 CONSECUTIVE DAYS IN A ROW OF 90 PLUS DEGREE
TEMPERATURES. IN ALL...55 CITIES FROM THE MID MISSISSIPPI VALLEY TO
THE MID ATLANTIC COAST SET HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORDS FOR THIS
DAY...INCLUDING READINGS OF 104 IN BALTIMORE MARYLAND AND 96 DEGREES
AT BECKLEY WEST VIRGINIA.

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CARICO



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