Beneficial Rains Come To Eastern Kentucky

THANKS TO SEVERAL WET WEATHER SYSTEMS...SOME MUCH NEEDED
PRECIPITATION HAS ACCUMULATED SINCE EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING.
RAINFALL TOTALS WERE MOSTLY BETWEEN AN INCH AND A HALF TO AROUND TWO
INCHES...ALTHOUGH PORTIONS OF EXTREME SOUTHEASTERN KENTUCKY PICKED
UP OVER THREE INCHES. THE BULK OF THE PRECIPITATION OCCURRED FRIDAY
NIGHT AND SATURDAY WITH AMOUNTS WELL OVER A INCH RECEIVED. RAINFALL
ALSO HAPPENED WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY...ALTHOUGH THESE WERE LESSER
AMOUNTS BUT THEY WERE NO LESS IMPORTANT. EVEN SOME SNOW SHOWERS WERE
NOTED AT MANY LOCATIONS SATURDAY NIGHT AND EARLY SUNDAY...WITH
LITTLE OR NO ACCUMULATION. AVERAGE PRECIPITATION FOR A FOUR DAY
PERIOD IN MID NOVEMBER IS A LITTLE OVER A HALF AN INCH.

WHILE CERTAINLY BENEFICIAL...THE RAINFALL DID NOT END OUR DROUGHT.
IN FACT... MOST EAST KENTUCKY LOCATIONS ARE ONLY REPORTING NORMAL TO
SLIGHTLY BELOW NORMAL RAINFALL NOW FOR THE MONTH SO FAR. LOOKING
BACK TO THE START OF THE SUMMER... MANY LOCATIONS ARE EXPERIENCING
RAINFALL DEFICITS OF BETWEEN FIVE AND TEN INCHES.

HERE ARE RAINFALL TOTALS FROM EASTERN KENTUCKY COOPERATIVE WEATHER
STATIONS AND AUTOMATED SURFACE OBSERVING SYSTEMS FROM EARLY
WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH 7 AM EST SUNDAY...

LOCATION         /   COUNTY     /     PRECIPITATION

BARBOURVILLE         KNOX              2.60 INCHES
BEATTYVILLE 4N       LEE               1.40 INCHES
BIG SHELBY           PIKE              2.18 INCHES
BUCKHORN LAKE        PERRY             1.15 INCHES
BUNCH                LAUREL            1.79 INCHES
BAXTER               HARLAN            2.80 INCHES
CARR CREEK           KNOTT             1.75 INCHES
CAVE RUN LAKE        ROWAN             1.80 INCHES
CLOSPLINT 4ESE       HARLAN            3.09 INCHES
CRESSY               ESTILL            1.81 INCHES
DRAFFIN              PIKE              1.86 INCHES
FLEMINGSBURG 2N      FLEMING           1.58 INCHES
GIMLET               ELLIOTT           1.63 INCHES
HAZARD WATER         PERRY             2.24 INCHES
HEIDELBERG 2N        LEE               1.35 INCHES
HARLAN S.P.          HARLAN            3.58 INCHES
HAZARD               PERRY             2.33 INCHES
ISLAND CITY          OWSLEY            1.26 INCHES
INEZ 2E              MARTIN            1.33 INCHES
NWS JACKSON          BREATHITT         1.28 INCHES
LONDON CORBIN APT    LAUREL            1.60 INCHES
MARTIN 1S            FLOYD             2.14 INCHES
MIDDLESBORO 2N       BELL              3.12 INCHES
MONTICELLO 3NE       WAYNE             1.59 INCHES
MOREHEAD S.P.        ROWAN             1.90 INCHES
MOUNT STERLING 5N    MONTGOMERY        1.57 INCHES
MOUNT VERNON         ROCKCASTLE        1.54 INCHES
ONEIDA               CLAY              1.90 INCHES
PAINTSVILLE 1E       JOHNSON           1.33 INCHES
PRESTONSBURG 3NW     FLOYD             1.39 INCHES
RELIEF               MORGAN            1.34 INCHES
ROGERS               WOLFE             1.66 INCHES
SALYERSVILLE         MAGOFFIN          1.34 INCHES
SANDY HOOK           ELLIOTT           1.66 INCHES
SKYLINE              LETCHER           2.18 INCHES
SLADE 5NE            POWELL            1.85 INCHES
SOMERSET 2N          PULASKI           1.67 INCHES
STANTON 2W           POWELL            1.75 INCHES
BOONEVILLE 1SE       OWSLEY            1.30 INCHES
VICTORY 5NW          LAUREL            1.69 INCHES
WEST LIBERTY 3NW     MORGAN            1.55 INCHES
WEST LIBERTY 11NW    MORGAN            1.84 INCHES
WHITESBURG           LETCHER           2.33 INCHES
WHITESBURG 2SE       LETCHER           2.95 INCHES
WILLIAMSBURG 1NW     WHITLEY           2.22 INCHES

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AT JACKSON WOULD LIKE TO THANK ALL THE
DEDICATED COOPERATIVE WEATHER OBSERVERS FOR THEIR TIMELY REPORTS.



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