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Updated Sunday Evening, September 23, 2018, U.S.
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Regional Hourly Observations For County, Kentucky
Issued at 300 AM EDT MON SEP 24 2018
WESTERN AND SOUTH CENTRAL KENTUCKY CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS PADUCAH LGT RAIN 69 67 93 CALM 29.98S FOG HENDERSON LGT RAIN 66 65 96 E6 30.02F OWENSBORO CLOUDY 67 66 97 E3 30.03S HOPKINSVILLE DRIZZLE 72 72 100 SE3 30.01S BOWLING GREEN LGT RAIN 71 69 93 S3 30.04S GLASGOW LGT RAIN 68 66 93 SE5 30.05F
Current Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Conditions in Kentucky
Based on observations at 300am EDT, Monday September 24, 2018
Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 69 degrees west, near 65 degrees central, and near 65 degrees east. Current sky conditions are light rain west, cloudy central, and light rain east. In the west, relative humidity is near 93%, and the dew point is near 67 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 93%, and the dew point is near 63 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 93%, and the dew point is near 63 degrees. Current drying conditions are poor west, poor central, and poor east. The livestock heat stress category is no stress west, no stress central, and no stress east. There is patchy fog west and east. Winds are calm west, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to light rain. Winds are from the east at 6 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are calm east, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to light rain. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 72 degrees at Hopkinsville. The lowest temperature is 63 degrees at Covington.
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Hazardous Weather Outlook For County, Kentucky
303 PM CDT Sun Sep 23 2018
DAY ONE This Afternoon and Tonight A Flash Flood Watch is in effect tonight for southeast portions of western Kentucky. Refer to the Watch for details. DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN Monday through Saturday A Flash Flood Watch remains in effect through Monday evening for southeast portions of western Kentucky. Refer to the Watch for details. A chance of thunderstorms is forecast for all or a portion of the area Monday through Wednesday. A few strong to marginally severe thunderstorms will be possible Monday afternoon. A slight risk of severe storms is forecast for Tuesday afternoon and evening. The primary severe storm hazards are expected to be hail and damaging wind gusts. Otherwise, lightning and heavy rain will remain the primary storm hazards. SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT Spotter activation is possible Monday and Tuesday, particularly during the afternoon and evening hours.
7-Day Forecast For County, KY
1000 PM CDT Sun Sep 23 2018
FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH MONDAY EVENING
Widespread showers. Lows in the mid 60s. East winds around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation 90 percent.
Showers and a chance of thunderstorms. Patchy fog. Highs in the mid 70s. Southeast winds around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 90 percent.
A chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening, then showers and thunderstorms likely after midnight. Lows in the upper 60s. South winds around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.
Showers and thunderstorms likely. Highs around 80. South winds around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.
Showers and thunderstorms likely in the evening, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight. Lows in the upper 60s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 60 percent.
Mostly cloudy. A 50 percent chance of showers in the morning. Highs in the lower 70s.
Mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 50s.
Partly sunny. Highs in the lower 70s.
Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 50s.
Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 70s.
Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 50s.
Mostly sunny. Highs around 80.
Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 50s.
Mostly sunny. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 80s.
Medium & Long Range Outlook For County, Kentucky
KENTUCKY --------------------------------------------- 6 TO 10 DAY 8 TO 14 DAY 30 DAY 90 DAY SEP 29-OCT 3 OCT 1-OCT 7 SEP SEP-NOV ----------- ----------- -------- --------- Temperature: Above Above Above Above Precipitation: Above Above Normal Normal .... Medium and long range outlooks provided by NCEP/K. Thomas PriddyTWC Jet, 15-Day Jet,Trend, Max/Mins
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Kentucky Climate Summary
Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period 09-16-2018 to 09-22-2018
Temperatures for the period averaged 76 degrees across the state which was 8 degrees warmer than normal and 4 degrees warmer than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 89 in the West to 82 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 8 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 3 degrees warmer than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 67 degrees in the West to 67 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 10 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 12 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 99 degrees at MADISONVILLE 4S and the extreme low was 59 degrees at ALEXANDRIA 5NW.
Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 1.21 inches statewide which was 0.38 inches above normal and 145% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 0.91 inches, Central 1.26 inches, Bluegrass 1.23 inches and East 1.45 inches, which was 0.06, 0.35, 0.48 and 0.63 inches above normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.17 inches at EDMONTON 5W to a high of 4.61 inches at MUNFORDVILLE 6E.
Monday September 24, 2018 the 267th Day of Year --------------------------------------------------- SUN Declination -0.830000 Distance 0.999719 AU Rise 07:28 EDT Set 19:31 EDT Transit Meridian 13:30 EDT Civil Twilight Begins 07:03 EDT Ends 19:57 EDT --------------------------------------------------- Normal Max/Min Temperature for Today: 77 / 54 --------------------------------------------------- Calculations made for central point in Kentucky Time in ET -- and will vary due to location and elevation -- PriddySunrise/Sunset/Moonrise/Moonset Computation (USN)
SEPTEMBER 24TH HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS ...1926... The temperature at Yellowstone Park dipped to nine degrees below zero. It was the coldest reading of record in the U.S. during September. Severe freezes were widespread over the northwestern U.S. causing great crop destruction. In Washington State, Spokane County experienced their earliest snow of record. Harney Branch Experiment Station in Oregon reported a temperature of 2 degrees above zero to establish a state record for the month of September. (David Ludlum) (The Weather Channel) ...1950... A smoke pall from western Canada forest fires covered much of the eastern U.S. Daylight was reduced to nighttime darkness in parts of the Northeast. The color of the sun varied from pink to purple, blue, or lavendar. Yellow to grey-tan was common. (24th-30th) (The Weather Channel) ...1972... Lightning struck a man near Waldport OR, a young man who it so happens was carrying thirty-five pieces of dynamite. (The Weather Channel) ...1987... The first full day of autumn proved to be a pleasant one for much of the nation, with sunny skies and mild temperatures. Thunderstorms again formed over Florida and the southwestern deserts, and also formed along a cold front in the northeastern U.S. A storm spotter at Earp CA sighted a couple of funnel clouds, one on the California side of the state line, and the other on the Arizona side. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data) ...1988... Thunderstorms developing along a stationary front produced large hail and damaging winds in the southeastern U.S., with reports of severe weather most numerous in North Carolina. Golf ball size hail was reported at Tick Creek and a number of other locations in North Carolina. (National Weather Summary) (Storm Data) ...1989... Forty-seven cities between the Rockies and the Appalachians reported record low temperatures for the date. Lows of 38 degrees at Abilene TX, 34 degrees at Jackson KY, and 36 degrees at Midland TX established records for the month of September. The low of 36 degrees at Midland smashed their previous record for the date by thirteen degrees. Fayetteville AR and Springfield MO reported their earliest freeze of record. Thunderstorms produced torrential rains in northeastern Florida. Jacksonville was deluged with 11.40 inches of rain, and flash flooding resulted in two deaths. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)UKAWC Briefing Page