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Regional Weather Summary
National Weather Service Jackson KY
325 PM EDT FRI MAY 20 2016

Partly cloudy to cloudy skies were on tap across eastern Kentucky
this morning. Conditions were once again a little cooler than
normal with 7 am temperatures mostly in the upper 40s and lower
50s. Normal lows for the latter portion of May are in the middle
50s. A large area of rain was located in central Kentucky
throughout the day. By early afternoon...the precipitation eased
into south central Kentucky and continues to slowly spread
eastward. Mid afternoon temperatures were mostly in the middle 60s
to around 70 degrees. Typical highs for this time of year are in
the middle and upper 70s.

A low pressure system and an upper level disturbance will track
across the area tonight, bringing widespread showers and possibly
a few thunderstorms. The threat for showers and possible
thunderstorms will linger into Saturday evening as another upper
level disturbance works across the area. Yet another disturbance
will pass by to the north and east of the area on Sunday and
bring isolated to scattered showers, mainly in locations to the
east of interstate 75. High pressure will build in and bring dry
weather to begin the new week. However unsettled weather will
return in the middle to end of next week.

On this date in weather history, 122 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
six 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 record, the snow cause considerable
damage to crops, especially fruit trees and wheat.


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