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REGIONAL WEATHER SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON KY
415 PM EDT SAT MAY 2 2015

CLEAR SKIES OVERSPREAD EASTERN KENTUCKY THIS MORNING.
PATCHY...DENSE VALLEY FOG WAS REPORTED...ALONG WITH TEMPERATURES
GENERALLY RANGING FROM THE UPPER 30S IN THE SHELTER VALLEYS TO
THE MID 40S ON THE RIDGES. TYPICAL LOWS FOR THE FIRST PART OF MAY
ARE GENERALLY IN THE UPPER 40S TO LOWER 50S.

BY MID AFTERNOON...A BEAUTIFUL...SUNNY DAY WAS IN FULL SWING
ACROSS THE COALFIELDS. TEMPERATURES CLIMBED INTO THE LOWER TO MID
70S AT MOST LOCATIONS...WHICH IS NEAR NORMAL FOR THIS TIME OF
YEAR.

HIGH PRESSURE WILL CONTINUE TO KEEP PLEASANT WEATHER IN PLACE
THROUGH THE FIRST PART OF THE WORKWEEK. SMALL RAIN
CHANCES...MAINLY ALONG AND NEAR THE TENNESSEE AND VIRGINIA
BORDERS...WILL ENTER THE FORECAST MONDAY EVENING. LOWS TONIGHT
WILL RANGE FROM THE LOWER 40S IN THE SHELTERED VALLEYS TO NEAR 50
DEGREES ON THE RIDGES. HIGHS ON SUNDAY WILL BE IN THE MID TO
UPPER 70S...WITH A FEW LOCATIONS FLIRTING WITH THE 80 DEGREE MARK.

ON THIS DATE IN WEATHER HISTORY...IN 2010...AT APPROXIMATELY 4:25
PM...AN EF2 TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN 1 MILE SOUTH OF BETSEY IN
NORTHEASTERN WAYNE COUNTY. NUMEROUS TREES WERE DOWNED AND A BRICK
HOME RECEIVED EXTENSIVE DAMAGE WHEN A PORTION OF IT/S ROOF WAS
BLOWN OFF AND A CORNER WALL COLLAPSED. THE ESTIMATED WIND SPEED OF
THIS TORNADO WAS BETWEEN 110 AND 120 MPH.

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