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Nearly 2" of Rain For Some...

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Updated: 5/08/2012 11:41 am
Brief Midday Update

Here are the rainfall totals through 11 AM...

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See the full blog post below for more.

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Geoff


Tuesday, May 8, 2012:
2" of Rain For Some...

Good Tuesday morning, folks!  It's a SOGGY one out there, especially in southern and eastern Kentucky.

This morning's rain is tied to a cold front that has ended the unseasonably warm weather from the past week.  Not only were our highs well above normal, but our low temperatures were more typical of what one might expect in June.  Take a look at Monday's low temperatures.  You'll notice that Jackson tied a record warmest low temperature record for May 7th at 63°.  The record was initially established 12 years ago.

 

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Last night's and this morning's showers and thunderstorms produced about 2/3rds of an inch of rain across most of central Kentucky, but northern, eastern, and even some parts of southeastern Kentucky have seen quite a bit more.  Morehead in Rowan County tops the list - through 8:40 AM - with a little more than 2" of rain!  Owenton in Owen County isn't far behind.  After a relatively dry start to the month with only hit-or-miss thunderstorms almost every day, we've made up for lost time with a more widespread, soaking rainfall.

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Northeastern Kentucky was hit hard with heavy rain and some minor flooding on Friday night and Saturday morning.  The ground is still saturated from that, and with additional, soaking rain crossing the area this morning, a Flash Flood Watch is in effect in Carter and Lawrence Counties until 11 AM.

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Showers will gradually taper off from west to east, and highs will be very seasonable, peaking near 74° this afternoon.  Cooler, drier weather will be here at the end of the week.

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Have a great Tuesday!

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Geoff

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