National Weather Service gives update on the dry season


JACKSON, Ky. (WYMT) – Fall is a pretty season, but it is also a dry season, and it is rare to have no rainfall for more than 20 days.

“At London, we have already set the record of dry days with no precipitation as of Saturday,” says National Weather Service’s Lead Forecaster John Pelton.

As the sun beats down and still no rain in sight, this can cause a fire to ignite pretty quickly, and something as small as throwing out a cigarette can cause major damage.

“A little spark where it is so dry it can ignite those flashy fuels and those light fuels,” says Lonnie Adams from the Hazard Fire Department.

Though dryness is normal in these next few months, having no rainfall is quite unusual.

“So we are typically starting to dry out this time of the year but we usually see some rainfall,” explained Pelton.

Many of you may be wondering when is it going to actually rain, well according to the National Weather Service we may have to wait awhile.

“As we work through fall and we get through October and November we will probably see more consistent rainfall,” Pelton added.

The National Weather Service says the city of Jackson may get a little rain on Monday but if not, the area will break a record for consecutive dry days.

2019-09-22 23:31:16

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