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Updated Thursday Evening, April 18, 2019, U.S.
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Regional Hourly Observations For County, Kentucky
Issued at 600 PM EDT THU APR 18 2019
WESTERN AND SOUTH CENTRAL KENTUCKY CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS PADUCAH LGT RAIN 64 61 90 SW9 29.66R HENDERSON LGT RAIN 63 63 100 SW8 29.65S OWENSBORO HVY RAIN 63 62 97 W10 29.65F FOG HOPKINSVILLE HVY RAIN 66 66 100 SW15 29.66S FOG BOWLING GREEN FAIR 76 57 51 S16G28 29.64F GLASGOW FAIR 77 53 42 S16G24 29.66F
Current Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Conditions in Kentucky
Based on observations at 600pm EDT, Thursday April 18, 2019
Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 64 degrees west, near 79 degrees central, and near 81 degrees east. Current sky conditions are light rain west, fair central, and fair east. In the west, relative humidity is near 90%, and the dew point is near 61 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 40%, and the dew point is near 53 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 30%, and the dew point is near 47 degrees. Current drying conditions are poor west, good central, and very good east. Winds are from the southwest at 9 mph west, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to light rain. Winds are from the south at 12 mph with gusts at 24 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Winds are from the south at 12 mph with gusts at 21 mph east, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 81 degrees at Jackson. The lowest temperature is 63 degrees at Owensboro and Henderson.
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Hazardous Weather Outlook For County, Kentucky
303 PM CDT Thu Apr 18 2019
DAY ONE Through Tonight Widespread showers with embedded thunderstorms will accompany a cold front as it slowly moves southeast across the region through this evening. Isolated damaging wind gusts cannot be ruled out, especially along the Kentucky-Tennessee border. Heavy rainfall will be the primary concern, and that may lead to flooding of low lying and poor drainage areas. Refer to the Flood Watch for more details. DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN Friday through Wednesday No hazardous weather is expected at this time. SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT Spotter activation cannot be ruled out along the Kentucky-Tennessee border this afternoon and evening. Also, reports of flooding and rainfall totals are appreciated.
7-Day Forecast For County, KY
246 PM CDT Thu Apr 18 2019
FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING
Showers and a chance of thunderstorms in the evening, then showers after midnight. Some thunderstorms may produce heavy rainfall in the evening. Lows in the mid 40s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 30 mph. Chance of precipitation near 100 percent.
Cloudy. A chance of showers in the morning, then showers in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 40s. Northwest winds around 15 mph with gusts to around 30 mph. Chance of precipitation 80 percent.
Rain showers likely. Lows in the upper 30s. Northwest winds around 15 mph. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.
Partly sunny with a 50 percent chance of rain showers. Highs in the upper 50s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 30 mph.
Clear. Lows in the lower 40s. West winds 5 to 10 mph.
Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 70s.
Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 50s.
Partly sunny. Highs in the upper 70s.
Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 50s.
Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 70s.
Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 50s.
Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers. Highs in the upper 70s.
Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms in the evening, then a chance of showers after midnight. Lows in the upper 50s. Chance of precipitation 40 percent.
Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers. Highs in the mid 70s.
Medium & Long Range Outlook For County, Kentucky
KENTUCKY --------------------------------------------- 6 TO 10 DAY 8 TO 14 DAY 30 DAY 90 DAY APR 24-28 APR 26-MAY 2 APR APR-JUN ----------- ----------- -------- --------- Temperature: Above Above Above Above Precipitation: Above Normal Normal Above .... 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 04-11-2019 to 04-17-2019
Temperatures for the period averaged 60 degrees across the state which was 5 degrees warmer than normal and 2 degrees cooler than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 71 in the West to 73 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 2 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 5 degrees warmer than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 50 degrees in the West to 50 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 4 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 10 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 86 degrees at JACKSON AIRPORT and the extreme low was 30 degrees at CARBONDALE ASOS.
Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 1.25 inches statewide which was 0.24 inches above normal and 124% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 1.72 inches, Central 1.28 inches, Bluegrass 1.17 inches and East 0.85 inches, which was 0.58, 0.25, 0.25 and -0.10 inches respectively from normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.35 inches at MIDDLESBORO AWOS to a high of 2.63 inches at HICKMAN 2E.
Thursday April 18, 2019 the 108th Day of Year --------------------------------------------------- SUN Declination 11.080000 Distance 0.999719 AU Rise 06:58 EDT Set 20:18 EDT Transit Meridian 13:37 EDT Civil Twilight Begins 06:32 EDT Ends 20:44 EDT --------------------------------------------------- Normal Max/Min Temperature for Today: 69 / 46 --------------------------------------------------- Calculations made for central point in Kentucky Time in ET -- and will vary due to location and elevation -- PriddySunrise/Sunset/Moonrise/Moonset Computation (USN)
APRIL 18TH HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS ...1880... More than two dozen tornadoes were reported from Kansas and Arkansas to Wisconsin and Michigan. More than 100 persons were killed, including 65 persons at Marshfield MO. (David Ludlum) ...1906... A severe earthquake shook San Francisco, and unusual easterly winds spread fires destroying the city. (David Ludlum) ...1944... California experienced its worst hailstorm of record. Damage mounted to two million dollars as two consecutive storms devastated the Sacramento Valley destroying the fruit crop. (The Weather Channel) ...1957... A dust devil near Dracut MA lifted a small child three feet into the air, and rolled two other children on the ground. Fortunately none of the three were hurt. The dust devil was accompanied by a loud whistling sound as it moved westward. (The Weather Channel) ...1970... Rapid City SD received a record 22 inches of snow in 24 hours. (17th-18th) (The Weather Channel)UKAWC Briefing Page