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Updated Thursday Evening, August 17, 2017, U.S.
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Regional Hourly Observations For County, Kentucky
Issued at 200 AM EDT FRI AUG 18 2017
WESTERN AND SOUTH CENTRAL KENTUCKY CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS PADUCAH MOCLDY 75 71 87 W7 29.91S HENDERSON NOT AVBL OWENSBORO PTCLDY 73 71 93 SW6 29.88F HOPKINSVILLE CLOUDY 76 76 99 SW10 29.92S BOWLING GREEN MOCLDY 77 76 96 SW6 29.91S GLASGOW CLOUDY 75 75 100 SW5 29.91S
Current Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Conditions in Kentucky
Based on observations at 200am EDT, Friday August 18, 2017
Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 75 degrees west, near 73 degrees central, and near 75 degrees east. Current sky conditions are mostly cloudy west, cloudy central, and partly cloudy east. In the west, relative humidity is near 87%, and the dew point is near 71 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 93%, and the dew point is near 71 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 84%, and the dew point is near 70 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. Winds are from the west at 7 mph west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the south at 9 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are calm east, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 77 degrees at Bowling Green. The lowest temperature is 73 degrees at Somerset, Owensboro, and Lexington.
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Hazardous Weather Outlook For County, Kentucky
859 PM CDT Thu Aug 17 2017
DAY ONE Tonight No hazardous weather is expected at this time. DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN Friday through Wednesday Isolated thunderstorms may move into southeast Missouri and southern Illinois late Friday night into Saturday morning. Locally heavy rainfall and lightning will be the primary concerns. A slight chance of afternoon thunderstorms is forecast mainly for southeast Missouri Sunday and Monday. More widespread thunderstorms are forecast throughout the region Tuesday through Wednesday. Locally heavy rainfall and lightning will be the primary concerns. Heat indices will top out near 100 over much of the region Tuesday afternoon. SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT Spotter activation is not anticipated.
7-Day Forecast For County, KY
856 PM CDT Thu Aug 17 2017
Partly cloudy. Lows around 70. Southwest winds around 5 mph.
Sunny. Highs in the upper 80s. West winds 5 to 10 mph.
Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 60s. West winds around 5 mph in the evening becoming calm after midnight.
Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 80s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 60s. Northwest winds 5 mph in the evening becoming calm after midnight.
Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 80s.
Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 60s.
Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 90s.
Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 70s.
Partly sunny with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s.
Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 70s.
Partly sunny with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s.
Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 60s.
Mostly sunny. 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 AUG 23-27 AUG 25-AUG 31 AUG AUG-OCT ----------- ----------- -------- --------- Temperature: Below Below Above Above Precipitation: Below Normal Normal Normal .... Medium and long range outlooks provided by NCEP/K. Thomas PriddyTWC Jet, 15-Day Jet,Trend, Max/Mins
6 to 10 Day , 8 to 14 Day , Text, 30-Day Outook, 90-Day Outook, 120-Day Outlook
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Kentucky Climate Summary
Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period 08-10-2017 to 08-16-2017
Temperatures for the period averaged 75 degrees across the state which was 0 degrees from normal and 4 degrees warmer than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 84 in the West to 82 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 4 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 4 degrees cooler 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 1 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 4 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 93 degrees at LOUISVILLE APT and the extreme low was 48 degrees at BURKESVILLE 3W.
Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.84 inches statewide which was 0.03 inches below normal and 97% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 0.51 inches, Central 0.73 inches, Bluegrass 0.38 inches and East 1.75 inches, which was -0.29, -0.12, -0.49 and 0.80 inches respectively from normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.00 inches at BURLINGTON 4S to a high of 3.37 inches at SOMERSET.
Friday August 18, 2017 the 230th Day of Year --------------------------------------------------- SUN Declination 12.700000 Distance 0.999717 AU Rise 06:57 EDT Set 20:27 EDT Transit Meridian 13:42 EDT Civil Twilight Begins 06:30 EDT Ends 20:53 EDT --------------------------------------------------- Normal Max/Min Temperature for Today: 85 / 62 --------------------------------------------------- Calculations made for central point in Kentucky Time in ET -- and will vary due to location and elevation -- PriddySunrise/Sunset/Moonrise/Moonset Computation (USN)
////////////////////////// AUGUST 18TH...HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS ...1925... During the late morning hours a severe hailstorm struck southeastern Iowa completely destroying crops along a path six to ten miles wide and 75 miles long. The hail also injured and killed poultry and livestock, and caused a total of 2.5 million dollars damage. The hailstorm flattened fields of corn to such an extent that many had to leave their farms in search of other work. It was one of the worst hailstorms of record for the nation. (The Weather Channel) ...1983... Hurricane Alicia, a category 3 storm made landfall near Galveston. Winds gusted to 130 mph with a storm surge of 12 feet. 22 tornadoes were spawned. Parts of Houston received 11 inches of rain. 12 people died and 1800 were injured. Total damage estimated at $3 billion. (NWS Louisville) ...1987... Thirteen cities in the eastern U.S. reported record high temperatures for the date, including Orlando FL with a reading of 98 degrees, and Portland ME with a high of 94 degrees. Newark NJ reached 90 degrees for the thirty-sixth time of the year, their second highest total of record. (The National Weather Summary) ...1988... Twenty-two cities, from the Carolinas to the Upper Ohio Valley, reported record high temperatures for the date, pushing the total number of daily record highs since the first of June above the 1100 mark. Afternoon highs of 102 degrees at Greensboro NC and 105 degrees at Raleigh NC equalled all-time records. Evening thunderstorms in Montana produced wind gusts to 75 mph at Scobey. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data) ...1989... Thunderstorms over the Middle Atlantic Coast Region and the Upper Ohio Valley produced torrential rains in eastern Virginia during the late morning and afternoon hours. Totals ranged up to twelve inches at Yorktown. Williamsburg VA was deluged with 10.78 inches of rain between 6 AM and 10 AM, with 6.72 inches reported in just two hours. Flash flooding caused nearly twelve million dollars damage in Accomack County VA. Early evening thunderstorms in the Central High Plains Region produced walnut size hail and wind gusts to 80 mph around Casper WY. Thunderstorms produced locally heavy rains in the Yellowstone Park area, causing fifteen mudslides. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data) ...1995... At 1 pm Bowling Green recorded an exceptionally high dew point of 81 degrees. (NWS Louisville)UKAWC Briefing Page