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REGIONAL WEATHER SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON KY
400 PM EDT TUE MAY 5 2015

MOSTLY CLEAR SKIES WITH INSTANCES OF PATCHY VALLEY FOG WERE
PRESENT ACROSS EASTERN KENTUCKY THIS MORNING. TEMPERATURES AT 7 AM
WERE GENERALLY IN THE 50S...WITH A FEW LOCATIONS REACHING INTO THE
LOWER 60S. TYPICAL LOWS FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR ARE IN THE LOWER
50S.

UNDER PARTLY CLOUDY SKIES...A BEAUTIFUL...SUNNY DAY WAS IN
PROGRESS ACROSS THE COALFIELDS BY MID AFTERNOON. TEMPERATURES
CLIMBED INTO THE LOWER TO MID 80S...WHICH REMAINS QUITE A BIT
WARMER THAN NORMAL HIGHS IN THE MID 70S FOR THE FIRST PART OF MAY.

MOST OF THE AREA CAN EXPECT TO SEE CONTINUED DRY WEATHER THROUGH
THE FIRST PART OF THE WEEKEND. HOWEVER...LOCATIONS IN THE
SOUTHEASTERN PORTION HAVE ISOLATED SHOWER AND THUNDERSTORM
CHANCES...MAINLY DURING THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING HOURS ON
THURSDAY AND FRIDAY. SLIGHT RAIN CHANCES WILL THEN OVERSPREAD
EASTERN KENTUCKY ON SUNDAY. LOWS TONIGHT WILL GENERALLY BE IN THE
MID TO UPPER 50S...WITH A FEW LOCATIONS HOVERING NEAR THE 60
DEGREE MARK. HIGHS ON WEDNESDAY WILL BE IN THE LOWER TO MID 80S.

ON THIS DATE IN WEATHER HISTORY...IN 1996...SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS
DROPPED HEAVY RAINFALL ACROSS A LARGE PORTION OF EASTERN KENTUCKY.
CLAY CITY REPORTED 1.94 INCHES OF RAINFALL WITH MOREHEAD FOLLOWING
WITH 1.72 INCHES. IVEL AND SALYERSVILLE BOTH REPORTED 1.42 AND
1.30 INCHES RESPECTIVELY. FLASH FLOODING WAS REPORTED IN MOST
AREAS NORTH OF A LINE FROM CLAY CITY TO PIKEVILLE. HINKSTON CREEK
IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY SWELLED TO OVER 12 FEET AND SWEPT A 10 YEAR
OLD BOY INTO A STORM DRAIN. THE BOY WAS KILLED AND A RESCUER WAS
INJURED. LARGE HAIL WAS REPORTED WITH THESE STORMS.

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