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  • 61°
  • Clear
  • Wind: Calm
  • Humidity: 100%
  • Visibility: 7.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 61°
  • Pressure: 30.12 in. -

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5 Day Forecast

  • Friday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 79 °
  • Low: 59 °
  • Chance of T-Storms
  • Saturday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 81 °
  • Low: 63 °
  • Chance of T-Storms
  • Sunday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 82 °
  • Low: 61 °
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • Monday
  • Mostly Cloudy
  • High: 82 °
  • Low: 59 °
  • Mostly Cloudy
  • Tuesday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 86 °
  • Low: 59 °
  • Partly Cloudy

Forecast for Somerset, Kentucky

Updated: 5:00 AM EDT on August 01, 2014

  • Friday

    Partly cloudy in the morning, then overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. Fog early. High of 79F. Winds from the NE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

  • Friday Night

    Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain in the evening, then partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 59F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Saturday

    Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. High of 81F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

  • Saturday Night

    Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain in the evening, then partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. Low of 63F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

  • Sunday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain in the morning, then overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. High of 82F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Sunday Night

    Partly cloudy in the evening, then overcast. Low of 61F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Monday

    Overcast. Fog early. High of 82F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Overcast in the evening, then mostly cloudy. Low of 59F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Partly cloudy. High of 86F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Clear. Low of 59F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Partly cloudy. High of 90F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 64F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy. High of 81F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 68F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Friday

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 77F. Winds from the SW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Friday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Fog overnight. Low of 64F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Saturday

    Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm. Fog early. High of 73F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Saturday Night

    Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 59F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Fog early. High of 75F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Sunday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Fog overnight. Low of 57F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Monday

    Partly cloudy. Fog early. High of 75F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Clear. Fog overnight. Low of 57F. Winds less than 5 mph.

Severe Weather Alert Descriptions

 Record Report  Statement as of 1:28 am EDT on August 01, 2014


... Record low temperature set at Jackson KY...

A record low temperature of 59 degrees was set at Jackson KY yesterday.
This ties the old record of 59 degrees in 1993.

Weather records for the Jackson weather office date back to 1981.



 Public Information Statement  Statement as of 4:44 am EDT on August 1, 2014


... July saw very cool and wet conditions across eastern Kentucky...

Thanks to a number of unseasonably cool days... the Jackson weather
office and the London Corbin Airport finished last month well below
normal. Both Jackson and London ended July 2014 close to three
degrees cooler than normal. In fact... the Jackson weather office
tied for its second coolest July ever... and also set or tied
numerous cool records. The most noteworthy were tying for the
coolest July day and establishing a new minimum high record for
July. Jackson and London saw wetter than normal conditions last
month as well. The London Corbin Airport was three inches above
normal... while Jackson was just over an inch wetter.
Furthermore... London established its wettest July day... which was
also the fifth wettest day ever at London. Also... it was the 7th
wettest July at London.

The National Weather Service office near Jackson finished July
2014 with an average temperature of 72.6 degrees... which is 2.8
degrees below the normal of 75.4 degrees. The average daily high was
81.5 degrees... and the average daily low was 63.6 degrees. July 2014
tied 1984 and 1996 for the second coolest July... only behind the
70.6 degrees from July of 2009. The highest temperature for July was
94 degrees and occurred on the 13th. No maximum temperature records
were set or tied last month. The lowest temperature from July 2014
was 53 degrees on the 30th... which set a daily and monthly low
temperature record. Additional daily low records occurred on the
16th with 55 degrees and on the 17th with 54 degrees. 55 degrees on
the 29th tied the daily low record as did 59 degrees on the 25th and
31st. The minimum high of 66 degrees on the 18th established a new
monthly and daily record. Another minimum high record of 70 degrees
was set on the 29th. Two minimum high records were also tied... 74
degrees on the 16th and 78 degrees on the 17th. Another noteworthy
fact is that there were 14 days that were under 80 degrees last
month. This is the most days under 80 degrees in July... besting the
13 days from 2009.

The Jackson weather office received 5.77 inches of precipitation in
July 2014... which is 1.12 inches above normal. There were 11 days
when a hundredth of an inch or more of precipitation was
recorded... and nine days when a tenth of an inch or more fell.
There were six days when at least a half an inch of rain was
received... and two days with more than an inch. The day of the 14th
netted 1.37 inches of rain... which was the greatest daily amount for
July. The greatest amount of rainfall received in a 24 hour period
occurred on the 14th to 15th with a total of 1.69 inches. No
precipitation records were set or tied at Jackson last month. The
annual precipitation total is now 29.75 inches... which is 0.11
inches below normal.

Thunder was heard on five days at the Jackson weather office... which
is below the normal of 10.2 days for July. There were 17 days with
fog... eight of which featured dense fog. July normally averages 8.5
days of dense fog. The average wind speed for July was 2.0 mph... and
the highest wind gust of 23 mph was recorded on July 8th. The mean
wind speed for July is typically 3.7 mph.

The new heating degree day season began on July 1st. Not
surprising... but the Jackson weather office recorded 3 heating
degree days last month... which is 3 above normal for July. In
fact... July 2014 had the second most heating degree days for
July... only behind 9 from July 2009. Jackson accumulated 249 cooling
degree days last month... which is 72 below normal. The cooling
degree day seasonal total is now 727... which is 47 above normal.

At the London Corbin Airport... the average temperature was 73.6
degrees... which is 2.7 degrees below the normal of 76.3 degrees for
July. The average daily high was 83.8 degrees... and the average
daily low was 63.5 degrees. The highest temperature from last month
was 93 degrees... which occurred on the 13th. No maximum temperature
records were set or tied at London. The lowest temperature from
last month was 54 degrees on the 5th... .17th and 30th. The 54
degrees on the 30th tied the only low temperature record last month.
There was one minimum high temperature record set last month... 70
degrees on the 18th... .and one minimum high temperature record
tied... 73 degrees on the 29th.

The London Corbin Airport recorded 7.00 inches of precipitation in
July 2014... which is 2.96 inches above normal. Last month was the
seventh wettest July at London. There were 12 days when a hundredth
of an inch or more fell... and nine days when a tenth of an inch or
more of rain was recorded. London had two days with at least a half
an inch... and one day with more than an inch. The greatest daily
amount was 3.88 inches on the 14th... .which set the monthly and
daily record. Furthermore... it was the fifth wettest calendar day at
London. The greatest amount of precipitation received in a 24 hour
period was 4.23 inches from the 14th through the 15th. No other
daily precipitation records were set or tied last month.

London had 8 days with thunder last month. Also... there were 20 days
with fog... and three days with dense fog. The average wind speed for
July 2014 was 4.4 mph... with the highest wind gust of 48 mph
recorded on the 14th.

There were no heating degree days at London last month... which is
normal. The heating degree day season began on July 1st... so the
seasonal total of 0 is normal. London recorded 275 cooling degree
days last month... which is 75 below normal. The seasonal cooling
degree day total is missing due to a two day power outage at London
last month.

Weather records at the National Weather Service office near Jackson
Kentucky date back to January 1st 1981... while climate records for
the London Corbin Airport began on the 11th of November 1954.



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Location: RMR - Somerset, Ferguson, KY

Updated: 7:47 AM EDT

Temperature: 61.7 °F Dew Point: 61 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.08 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: RAWS SOMERSET KY US, Ferguson, KY

Updated: 7:01 AM EDT

Temperature: 60 °F Dew Point: 59 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: Calm Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: HALLS BACKYARD WEATHER, SCIENCE HILL, KY

Updated: 7:49 AM EDT

Temperature: 61.2 °F Dew Point: 59 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.00 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Burnside, KY

Updated: 7:50 AM EDT

Temperature: 64.4 °F Dew Point: 43 °F Humidity: 45% Wind: Calm Pressure: 26.69 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Denny Subdivision, Mount Vernon, KY

Updated: 7:50 AM EDT

Temperature: 59.0 °F Dew Point: 58 °F Humidity: 96% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.12 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Colonial Estates, Monticello, KY

Updated: 7:50 AM EDT

Temperature: 61.9 °F Dew Point: 62 °F Humidity: 100% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.15 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: MSWO, London, KY

Updated: 7:50 AM EDT

Temperature: 61.7 °F Dew Point: 61 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.00 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Jackson Kentucky 
326 am EDT Friday Aug 1 2014 


Short term...(today through saturday) 
issued at 326 am EDT Friday Aug 1 2014 


The models start out in good agreement with an upper low near hudsons 
Bay. The key feature is a short wave moving down the back side of the 
upper trough. This short wave is forecast to intensify as it dips 
south into the central US. By tonight...the short wave will extend 
from Lake Superior south across central Illinois into Louisiana. With 
this synoptic pattern...the cold front is well the south of the area 
along the Gulf Coast and the blocking ridge out west is blocking any 
fronts from moving into the area. The short wave trough axis is forecast 
to move across eastern Kentucky on Saturday evening. The models are 
in good agreement with the timing of the trough passage. The main 
driver of the weather will be the general instability associated with 
the upper low and then the passing of the upper trough axis. There 
has been some middle level capping that has held down any clouds from 
growing big enough to produce rain showers. As the trough nears...the 
middle level capping will begin to erode and the net result is that some 
isolated to scattered thunderstorms and showers will be able to form. 
There are enough differences in how the models handle this 
system...that confidence is lower than normal with how widespread 
the precipitation will be. There could be a scenario where the energy 
will pass to the north and south of the area and there will be 
minimal convection of eastern Kentucky. The probability of 
precipitation is a bit lower than what the previous forecasts had. 


For temperatures used a blend of the NAM and GFS MOS and then made 
some adjustments for terrain effects. 


Long term...(saturday night through thursday) 
issued at 300 am EDT Friday Aug 1 2014 


The persistent trough over the eastern U.S. Will deamplify a bit 
through the long term period but remain pretty much in place in the 
means. A passing shortwave will keep the threat of showers/storms in 
our forecast for Saturday night and Sunday. Weak high pressure will 
then build into the region by early next week and most locations 
should be dry as a result with the exception of along the Virginia 
border where proximity to deeper moisture just to our southeast may 
allow a few showers/storms to fire with daytime heating Monday 
afternoon. A cold front will sag southward slowly through time into 
the Ohio Valley. Most models keep this front well to our north 
through midweek...but the 01/00z European model (ecmwf) shifted course and is an 
outlier dropping it all the way through our area. Will continue with 
a dry forecast for now through Wednesday before rain chances 
increase again on Thursday as the front approaches. Temperatures 
will moderate slowly through time but only up to normal levels for 
early August by Wednesday and Thursday. 


&& 


Aviation...(for the 06z tafs through 06z Friday night) 
issued at 156 am EDT Friday Aug 1 2014 


In general expecting VFR conditions through the forecast period at 
the taf stations...however there will be some vlifr in some of the 
valleys...especially near river and streams. The only taf station 
that is in danger of IFR or lower is sme. They is a zero spread 
between temperature and dewpoint already...so pretty much went with a 
persistence forecast. At the other taf stations...the only concern is 
some stratus moving across the taf stations as the fog lifts out of 
the valley. Looking for some isolated to scattered showers and 
thunderstorms moving across the area from the middle morning through the 
end of the taf period. The timing is too uncertain to put in any 
tempo groups at this time...however do expect some MVFR conditions 
under the storms if the move across a taf station. 




&& 


Jkl watches/warnings/advisories... 
none. 
&& 


$$ 


Short term...jj 
long term...Abe 
aviation...jj 












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