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Kentucky Weather

Author: Jerry Hill
Publisher: Lexington : The University Press of Kentucky, 2015.
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It is said of just about every state in the United States: ""If you don't like the weather, stick around. It'll change."" In Kentucky, however, this time-worn cliché carries more than a grain of truth. Weather and its vagaries are an obsession in the state, not only because the Commonwealth relies heavily on agriculture, but because weather changes are indeed frequent and can be quite abrupt. In Kentucky Weather,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Hill, Jerry.
Kentucky Weather.
Lexington : The University Press of Kentucky, ©2015
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jerry Hill
ISBN: 9780813159720 0813159725
OCLC Number: 900344604
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (224 pages)
Contents: Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; List of Figures; List of Tables; Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgments; 1 Kentucky's Atmosphere: What Makes Kentucky's Weather; 2 Weather through the Ages; 3 Early Concepts of Kentucky's Weather; 4 Observers of Kentucky Weather; 5 Temperature; 6 Rain, Snow, and Ice; 7 Floods; 8 Severe Storms; 9 Drought; 10 Other Weather Elements; 11 Effects of the Weather on Kentucky's History and Development; 12 Climate Change and Variability; 13 Weather Lore and Superstitions; 14 Weather Services in Kentucky; Appendix; Bibliographic Essay; Bibliography.

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It is said of just about every state in the United States: ""If you don't like the weather, stick around. It'll change."" In Kentucky, however, this time-worn cliché carries more than a grain of truth. Weather and its vagaries are an obsession in the state, not only because the Commonwealth relies heavily on agriculture, but because weather changes are indeed frequent and can be quite abrupt. In Kentucky Weather, meteorologist Jerry D. Hill discusses early concepts of weather in Kentucky and its effects on the state's history and development. He describes past weather events that have become.

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