Regional Weather Summary
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AWUS83 KJKL 302015
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KYZ044-050>052-058>060-068-069-079-080-083>088-104-106>120-012015-

REGIONAL WEATHER SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON KY
415 PM EDT THU APR 30 2015

EASTERN KENTUCKY WAS GENERALLY UNDER PARTLY TO MOSTLY CLOUDY SKIES
THIS MORNING. TEMPERATURES AT 7 AM RANGED FROM THE LOWER 40S IN
THE SHELTERED VALLEYS TO THE LOWER 50S ON THE RIDGES. TYPICAL LOWS
FOR THE LAST DAY OF APRIL ARE IN THE UPPER 40S TO LOWER 50S.

BY EARLY AFTERNOON...NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS
...AHEAD OF AN APPROACHING COLD FRONT...WERE MOVING SOUTHEAST
ACROSS THE COALFIELDS. BY MID AFTERNOON...AFTER A BRIEF LULL IN
PRECIPITATION IN THE NORTHWESTERN PORTION OF THE REGION...NUMEROUS
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS HAD BEGUN TO MOVE ACROSS THE REGION.
SOME PEA SIZE HAIL WAS REPORTED WITH THESE STORMS. TEMPERATURES
WERE IN THE LOWER TO MID 50S AT MOST LOCATIONS. NORMAL HIGHS FOR
TODAY ARE IN THE LOWER TO MID 70S.

LOW PRESSURE WILL KEEP NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
FORECAST THROUGH FRIDAY. SOME OF THE STRONGER STORMS COULD PRODUCE
SMALL HAIL. LOWS TONIGHT WILL BE IN THE LOWER TO MID 40S WITH
HIGHS ON FRIDAY REACHING INTO THE MID 60S. HIGHS WILL CLIMB EACH
DAY AND REACH THE MID TO UPPER 70S BY SUNDAY. LOWS WILL REMAIN
VERY STEADY THROUGH THE WEEKEND WITH READINGS EXPECTED TO BE IN
THE MID TO UPPER 40S. A DRY AND PLEASANT WEEKEND IS EXPECTED.

ON THIS DATE IN WEATHER HISTORY...IN 2005...EASTERN KENTUCKY WAS
EXPERIENCING FLASH FLOODING AS WELL AS FLOODING ISSUES ACROSS A
WIDE PORTION OF THE AREA. ON APRIL 29TH...THE JACKSON WEATHER
OFFICE RECORDED 1.79 INCHES OF RAINFALL. ON THE 30TH...AN
ADDITIONAL 1.59 INCHES FELL. THIS SET 2 NEW DAILY RECORD RAINFALL
AMOUNTS FOR THE JACKSON WEATHER OFFICE. THE LONDON CORBIN AIRPORT
SET A NEW DAILY RAINFALL RECORD ON THE 30TH WITH 1.56 INCHES. THE
HEAVIEST RAIN FELL BETWEEN THE MOUNTAIN PARKWAY AND THE HAL ROGERS
PARKWAY...FROM ESTILL COUNTY EAST THROUGH FLOYD COUNTY. AT
TIMES...MANY ROADS WERE COVERED WITH SEVERAL FEET OF FLOWING
WATER...WHICH LED TO WIDESPREAD DAMAGE. THE LICKING RIVER AT
SALYERSVILLE CRESTED AT 17.52 FEET ON THE 30TH...WHICH IS 1.52
FEET ABOVE FLOOD STAGE. THE SOUTH FORK OF THE KENTUCKY RIVER AT
BOONEVILLE CRESTED ON MAY 1ST...AT 29.52 FEET WHICH IS 2.5 FEET
ABOVE FLOOD STAGE.

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