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REGIONAL WEATHER SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON KY
521 PM EDT MON MAY 2 2016

EASTERN KENTUCKY WAS UNDER PARTLY TO MOSTLY CLOUDY SKIES THIS
MORNING WITH AREAS OF DENSE VALLEY FOG. TWENTY FOUR HOUR RAINFALL
TOTALS VARIED FROM A TENTH OF AN INCH TO AN INCH. TEMPERATURES AT
7 AM RANGED FROM THE MID 50S TO THE MID 60S DEPENDENT UPON THE
LEVEL OF CLOUD COVERAGE. TYPICAL LOWS FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR ARE
NEAR 50 DEGREES.

BY MID AFTERNOON...SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WERE MOVING NORTHEAST
ACROSS THE COALFIELDS. GOLF BALL SIZE HAIL WAS REPORTED IN CLAY
AND BREATHITT COUNTIES...WITH REPORTS OF HALF DOLLAR SIZE HAIL IN
LETCHER AND KNOTT COUNTIES. LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL GENERALLY
RANGING FROM A HALF INCH TO SLIGHTLY OVER AN INCH WAS ASSOCIATED
WITH THESE STORMS. THE HEAVIER RAINFALL AMOUNTS TODAY...COMBINED
WITH THE ALREADY SATURATED GROUND...LED TO INSTANCES OF FLOODING
AND FLASH FLOODING ACROSS THE REGION.

THE WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE IN JACKSON RECORDED A HIGH TEMPERATURE
OF 73 FOR TODAY SHORTLY BEFORE 10:30 A.M. HOWEVER...BY 3:30 PM...
TEMPERATURES ACROSS THE REGION HAD DROPPED DOWN INTO THE 60S AS
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS PASSED THROUGH. NORMAL HIGHS FOR THIS
TIME OF YEAR ARE IN THE LOWER TO MID 70S.

THE HEAVIEST SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL TAPER OFF THIS
EVENING...WITH ONLY LOW END LIGHT RAIN CHANCES EXPECTED LATE
TONIGHT AND THROUGH TOMORROW. THIS WILL BE A SHORT
BREAK...HOWEVER...AS CHANCES OF THUNDERSTORMS ENTER THE PICTURE
ONCE AGAIN ON WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. IN ADDITION...COOLER THAN
NORMAL TEMPERATURES WILL BE ON TAP FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE WEEK.
THURSDAY WILL BE THE COOLEST...WITH HIGHS ONLY IN THE 50S. LOWS
TONIGHT WILL BE IN THE THE MID 50S. HIGHS ON TUESDAY WILL BE IN
THE MID 60S TO AROUND 70 DEGREES.

ON THIS DATE IN WEATHER HISTORY...IN 2010...AT APPROXIMATELY 4:25
PM...AN EF2 TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN 1 MILE SOUTH OF BETSEY IN
NORTHEASTERN WAYNE COUNTY. NUMEROUS TREES WERE DOWNED AND A BRICK
HOME RECEIVED EXTENSIVE DAMAGE WHEN A PORTION OF IT/S ROOF WAS
BLOWN OFF AND A CORNER WALL COLLAPSED. THE ESTIMATED WIND SPEED OF
THIS TORNADO WAS BETWEEN 110 AND 120 MPH.

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