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Updated Wednesday, December 13, 2017, U.S.
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Regional Hourly Observations For County, Kentucky
Issued at 800 AM EST WED DEC 13 2017
WESTERN AND SOUTH CENTRAL KENTUCKY CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS PADUCAH CLEAR 29 10 45 SW7 29.94F WCI 22 HENDERSON CLEAR 25 16 68 S10 29.93F WCI 15 OWENSBORO PTCLDY 24 16 71 S9 29.95F WCI 14 HOPKINSVILLE CLOUDY 26 11 51 S8 29.98F WCI 18 BOWLING GREEN CLOUDY 24 12 60 S7 30.00F WCI 16 GLASGOW NOT AVBL
Current Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Conditions in Kentucky
Based on observations at 800am EST, Wednesday December 13, 2017
Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 29 degrees west, near 18 degrees central, and near 18 degrees east. Current sky conditions are clear west, cloudy central, and cloudy east. In the west, relative humidity is near 45%, and the dew point is near 10 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 65%, and the dew point is near 8 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 65%, and the dew point is near 8 degrees. Current drying conditions are good west, fair central, and fair east. Tobacco stripping conditions are unfavorable west, marginal central, and marginal east. Winds are from the southwest at 7 mph west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The wind chill is near 22 degrees west. Winds are from the south at 7 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The wind chill is near 9 degrees central. Winds are from the southwest at 3 mph east, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The livestock cold stress index is in the no stress category west, danger category central, and no stress category east. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 29 degrees at Paducah. The lowest temperature is 17 degrees at London.
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Hazardous Weather Outlook For County, Kentucky
315 AM CST Wed Dec 13 2017
DAY ONE Today and Tonight A Wind Advisory is in effect today for most of the area. Refer to the Advisory for details. The windy conditions along with dry vegetation and lowering humidity will result in an elevated fire danger today. DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN Thursday through Tuesday No hazardous weather is expected at this time. SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT Spotter activation will not be needed.
7-Day Forecast For County, KY
308 AM CST Wed Dec 13 2017
WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO 4 PM CST THIS AFTERNOON
Partly sunny. Highs in the lower 50s. Southwest winds 10 to 20 mph with gusts to around 40 mph.
Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 20s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
Partly sunny. Highs in the upper 30s. North winds 5 to 10 mph.
Mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 20s. North winds 5 mph in the evening shifting to the west after midnight.
Partly sunny. Highs in the lower 40s. West winds 10 to 15 mph.
Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 20s.
Sunny. Highs in the upper 40s.
Partly cloudy. A 30 percent chance of rain after midnight. Lows in the mid 30s.
Mostly cloudy. Rain likely in the morning, then a chance of rain in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 40s. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.
Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of rain. Lows in the mid 30s.
Partly sunny. Highs in the upper 40s.
Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 30s.
Mostly sunny. Highs around 50.
Medium & Long Range Outlook For County, Kentucky
KENTUCKY --------------------------------------------- 6 TO 10 DAY 8 TO 14 DAY 30 DAY 90 DAY DEC 18-22 DEC 20-26 DEC DEC-FEB ----------- ----------- -------- --------- Temperature: Above Above Normal Above Precipitation: Above Above 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 12-05-2017 to 12-11-2017
Temperatures for the period averaged 35 degrees across the state which was 5 degrees cooler than normal and 14 degrees cooler than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 46 in the West to 44 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 4 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 6 degrees cooler than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 25 degrees in the West to 28 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 7 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 1 degrees cooler than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 68 degrees at POPLAR BLUFF ASOS and the extreme low was 12 degrees at CARBONDALE ASOS.
Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.64 inches statewide which was 0.43 inches below normal and 60% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 0.70 inches, Central 0.66 inches, Bluegrass 0.63 inches and East 0.55 inches, which was 0.49, 0.49, 0.3 and 0.45 inches below normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.14 inches at MONTICELLO AWOS to a high of 1.10 inches at MURRAY 1W.
Wednesday December 13, 2017 the 347th Day of Year --------------------------------------------------- SUN Declination -23.210000 Distance 0.999724 AU Rise 07:47 EST Set 17:19 EST Transit Meridian 12:33 EST Civil Twilight Begins 07:18 EST Ends 17:48 EST --------------------------------------------------- Normal Max/Min Temperature for Today: 47 / 27 --------------------------------------------------- Calculations made for central point in Kentucky Time in ET -- and will vary due to location and elevation -- PriddySunrise/Sunset/Moonrise/Moonset Computation (USN)
DECEMBER 13TH HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS ...1915... A heavy snowstorm kicked off the snowiest winter in modern records for western New England. (The Weather Channel) ...1962... Record cold weather gripped the nation. The low temperature in Lexington, KY fell to -6 degrees (record low on this date), -3 at Covington and -3 at Paducah. Severe cold conditions went as far south as Florida with a hard freeze. Morning lows reached 35 degrees at Miami, 18 degrees at Tampa, and 12 degrees at Jacksonville. It was the coldest December weather of the 20th century and caused millions of dollars damage to crops and foliage. In Georgia, the morning low of 9 degrees below zero at Blairsville established a state record for the month of December. ...1987... A major winter storm produced high winds and heavy snow in the Southern Rockies and the Southern High Plains. Snowfall totals in New Mexico ranged up to 25 inches at Cedar Crest, with up to three feet of snow reported in the higher elevations. Winds of 75 mph, with gusts to 124 mph, were reported northeast of Albuquerque NM. El Paso TX was buried under 22.4 inches of snow, including a single storm record of 16.8 inches in 24 hours. The snowfall total surpassed their previous record for an entire winter season of 18.4 inches. Record cold was experienced the next three nights as readings dipped into the single numbers. High winds ushering unseasonably cold air into the southwestern U.S. gusted to 100 mph at Grapevine CA. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data) ...1988... Low pressure off the Atlantic coast produced up to a foot of snow in eastern Nassau County and western Suffolk County of southeastern New York State. Mild weather prevailed across the western half of the country. Nine cities reported record high temperatures for the date, including Goodland KS with a reading of 74 degrees. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data) ...1989... Strong northwesterly winds, ushering bitterly cold arctic air into the central U.S., produced squalls with heavy snow in the Great Lakes Region. Snowfall totals in Upper Michigan ranged up to 24 inches at Manistique. Nine cities in Arkansas and Texas reported record low temperatures for the date, including Calico Rock AR with a reading of 4 degrees above zero. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)UKAWC Briefing Page