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REGIONAL WEATHER SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON KY
343 PM EDT TUE MAY 3 2016

EASTERN KENTUCKY WAS UNDER CLOUDY SKIES WITH AREAS OF LIGHT VALLEY
FOG AND A FEW LINGERING SPRINKLES THIS MORNING. TWENTY FOUR HOUR
RAINFALL TOTALS RANGED FROM 18 HUNDREDTHS OF AN INCH TO 1.71
INCHES. SOME OF THE HIGHER RAINFALL TOTALS WERE 1.71 IN OWSLEY
COUNTY...1.7 IN LETCHER COUNTY...AND 1.68 IN PERRY COUNTY.

TEMPERATURES ACROSS THE COALFIELDS AT 7 AM WERE ON THE MILD
SIDE...RANGING FROM THE LOWER TO MID 50S AT MOST LOCATIONS. THESE
READINGS ARE NEAR NORMAL FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR.

BY MID AFTERNOON...PORTIONS OF EASTERN KENTUCKY WERE EXPERIENCING
A LULL IN PRECIPITATION...ALBEIT UNDER MOSTLY CLOUDY SKIES.
HOWEVER...LOCATIONS IN THE NORTHEASTERN PORTION OF THE REGION SAW
A FEW ISOLATED SHOWERS THROUGHOUT THE AFTERNOON. TEMPERATURES
REMAINED ON THE COOL SIDE TODAY WITH HIGHS ONLY REACHING INTO THE
60S. TYPICAL HIGHS FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR ARE IN THE LOWER TO MID
70S.

LOCATIONS IN THE NORTHEASTERN PORTION OF THE REGION COULD STILL
SEE SOME ISOLATED SHOWER ACTIVITY DURING THE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT
PERIOD TONIGHT. ELSEWHERE...THE LULL IN PRECIPITATION WILL
CONTINUE. MORE ROBUST CHANCES OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS RETURN
TO THE PICTURE ONCE AGAIN ON WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AS A COLD FRONT
MOVES BACK INTO THE REGION. COOLER THAN NORMAL TEMPERATURES WILL
BE ON TAP FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE WEEK. THURSDAY WILL BE THE
COOLEST...WITH HIGHS IN THE 50S. LOWS TONIGHT WILL BE IN THE
UPPER 40S AND LOWER 50S. HIGHS ON WEDNESDAY WILL BE IN THE LOWER
TO MID 60S.

ON THIS DATE IN WEATHER HISTORY...IN 1998...HAIL...ONE INCH IN
DIAMETER...FELL IN LESLIE COUNTY. ALSO...THE JACKSON WEATHER
OFFICE REPORTED A LOW TEMPERATURE OF 32 DEGREES ON THIS DATE IN
2004. THIS READING TIED FOR THE COLDEST MAY TEMPERATURE EVER AT
JACKSON SINCE WEATHER RECORDS BEGAN IN 1981.

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