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REGIONAL WEATHER SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON KY
351 PM EDT MON APR 27 2015

EASTERN KENTUCKY WAS UNDER MOSTLY CLEAR SKIES WITH AREAS OF PATCHY
VALLEY FOG THIS MORNING. SOME SHELTERED VALLEY LOCATIONS REPORTED
LIGHT FROST. TEMPERATURES AT 7 AM RANGED FROM THE LOWER 30S IN THE
SHELTERED VALLEYS TO THE UPPER 30S AND LOWER 40S ON THE RIDGES.
THE HOT SPOT THIS MORNING WAS SKYLINE IN LETCHER COUNTY WHICH
REPORTED 42 DEGREES. TYPICAL LOWS FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR RANGE FROM
THE UPPER 40S TO LOWER 50S.

UNDER PARTLY CLOUDY SKIES...TEMPERATURES CLIMBED INTO THE LOWER
TO MID 60S BY MID AFTERNOON. THESE TEMPERATURES ARE QUITE A BIT
COOLER THAN TYPICAL HIGHS FOR TODAY IN THE LOWER 70S.

DRY WEATHER WILL CONTINUE THROUGH TUESDAY AS AN AREA OF HIGH
PRESSURE MAINTAINS CONTROL OF THE WEATHER. RAIN CHANCES WILL
RETURN TO THE REGION WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT WITH THE BEST
CHANCES OCCURRING NEAR THE TENNESSEE AND VIRGINIA BORDERS. LOWS
TONIGHT WILL BE IN THE LOWER TO MID 30S FOR MOST VALLEYS AND
HIGHS ON TUESDAY WILL GENERALLY BE IN THE MID 60S.

ON THIS DATE IN WEATHER HISTORY...IN 1971...AN F4 TORNADO MOVED
EAST FROM JUST EAST OF RUSSELL SPRINGS TO SALEM AND FAUBUSH IN
PULASKI COUNTY. AT GOSSER RIDGE...TWO PEOPLE WERE KILLED ON A FARM
AS MOST OF THE BUILDINGS WERE SWEPT AWAY. ALONG THE PATH...35
HOMES...4 TRAILERS...60 BARNS...AND 79 OTHER BUILDINGS WERE
DESTROYED. AT ONE POINT...THERE WERE 2 DISTINCT PATHS...AS 2
FUNNELS MOVED PARALLEL TO EACH ANOTHER.

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