Dry Conditions continue to Plague Eastern Kentucky

...DRY CONDITIONS CONTINUE TO PLAGUE EASTERN KENTUCKY...
...LONDON ON TRACK FOR DRIEST JUNE OF ALL TIME...

OTHER THAN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION ON FRIDAY AND
SATURDAY...IT APPEARS THAT MANY LOCATIONS WILL NOT RECEIVE ANY MORE
RAINFALL THIS MONTH. EASTERN KENTUCKY WILL FINISH JUNE WELL DRIER
THAN NORMAL. THE COAL FIELDS USUALLY AVERAGE WELL OVER FOUR INCHES
FOR THE MONTH...BUT MANY LOCATIONS HAVE NOT EVEN GARNERED AN INCH.
IN FACT...THE LONDON CORBIN AIRPORT HAS ONLY TOTALED 0.37 INCHES
THROUGH JUNE 26TH. THIS WOULD EASILY MAKE JUNE 2012 THE DRIEST JUNE
ON RECORD...BESTING THE 0.71 INCHES FROM JUNE OF 1980.
CURRENTLY...IT IS THE SECOND DRIEST JUNE AT JACKSON.

EVEN THOUGH VERY DRY CONDITIONS EXIST...THE MONTHLY TEMPERATURES
HAVE NOT BEEN TOO HOT...EXCEPT FOR THE LAST FEW DAYS. IN
FACT...MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE RECORDS ARE EXPECTED TO BE BROKEN AT
JACKSON AND LONDON FOR THURSDAY THROUGH SATURDAY. HIGHS ON THURSDAY
WILL BE IN THE MIDDLE AND UPPER 90S...WITH TEMPERATURES PEAKING IN
THE UPPER 90S TO NEAR 100 DEGREES FRIDAY AND SATURDAY. IN
FACT...MONTHLY RECORDS FOR JUNE COULD FALL AT JACKSON AND LONDON.
THE HIGHEST JUNE TEMPERATURE AT THE JACKSON WEATHER OFFICE WAS 99
DEGREES FROM 1988...AND THE MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE RECORD FOR JUNE
AT LONDON WAS 98 DEGREES IN 1988. OF FURTHER INTEREST...BOTH JACKSON
AND LONDON HAVE ONLY HIT TRIPLE DIGITS A FEW TIMES. THE JACKSON
WEATHER OFFICE HAS HIT THE CENTURY MARK FOUR TIMES...THE LAST BEING
IN 1988. THE LONDON CORBIN AIRPORT HAS REACHED 100 DEGREES OR HIGHER
EIGHT TIMES...WITH THE LAST TIME BACK IN 2007.

THE FOLLOWING IS A LIST OF JUNE MONTHLY PRECIPITATION TOTALS THROUGH
JUNE 26TH FOR EASTERN KENTUCKY ASOS AND MESONET SITES...

JACKSON WEATHER OFFICE
BREATHITT COUNTY            1.91 INCHES

LONDON CORBIN AIRPORT
LAUREL COUNTY               0.37 INCHES

OWINGSVILLE 4S
BATH COUNTY                 0.42 INCHES

QUICKSAND
BREATHITT COUNTY            0.83 INCHES

MCKEE 5S
JACKSON COUNTY              0.68 INCHES

PAINTSVILLE 4W
JOHNSON COUNTY              0.70 INCHES

HINDMAN 5N
KNOTT COUNTY                0.44 INCHES

BARBOURVILLE 3E
KNOW COUNTY                 0.79 INCHES

WHITESBURG 2NW
LETCHER COUNTY              1.58 INCHES

WHITLEY CITY 3N
MCCREARY COUNTY             1.29 INCHES

WEST LIBERTY 2W
MORGAN COUNTY               1.46 INCHES

BONNEVILLE 2S
OWSLEY COUNTY               0.31 INCHES

PIKEVILLE 13S
PIKE COUNTY                 2.56 INCHES

MOREHEAD 4NE
ROWAN COUNTY                2.09 INCHES



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