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Updated Thursday Evening, January 17, 2019, U.S.
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Regional Hourly Observations For County, Kentucky
Issued at 800 PM EST THU JAN 17 2019
WESTERN AND SOUTH CENTRAL KENTUCKY CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS PADUCAH CLOUDY 46 41 82 NW7 30.07R HENDERSON CLOUDY 45 43 93 NW6 30.08R OWENSBORO CLOUDY 44 42 93 W6 30.06R HOPKINSVILLE CLOUDY 46 46 100 NW6 30.05R FOG BOWLING GREEN CLOUDY 47 45 93 SW5 30.06S FOG GLASGOW RAIN 44 43 97 SW3 30.05R
Current Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Conditions in Kentucky
Based on observations at 800pm EST, Thursday January 17, 2019
Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 46 degrees west, near 43 degrees central, and near 39 degrees east. Current sky conditions are cloudy west, cloudy central, and light rain east. In the west, relative humidity is near 82%, and the dew point is near 41 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 89%, and the dew point is near 40 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 100%, and the dew point is near 39 degrees. Current drying conditions are poor west, poor central, and poor east. Tobacco stripping conditions are favorable west, favorable central, and favorable east. There is patchy fog central. Visibility is less than one mile east. Winds are from the northwest at 7 mph west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the southwest at 8 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are variable at 5 mph east, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to light rain. The livestock cold stress index is in the no stress category west, no stress category central, and no stress category east. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 47 degrees at Bowling Green. The lowest temperature is 39 degrees at Jackson and Covington.
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Hazardous Weather Outlook For County, Kentucky
159 PM CST Thu Jan 17 2019
DAY ONE This Afternoon and Tonight No hazardous weather is expected at this time. DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN Friday through Wednesday Locally heavy rainfall is possible Friday night into Saturday. Isolated thunderstorms may enhance rainfall totals along the Tennessee and Arkansas borders, in far southeast Missouri and western Kentucky. Refer to the Special Weather Statement for additional details. Very gusty north winds will bring in Arctic air to the region, changing rain to snow Saturday afternoon into Saturday night. Some accumulating snows will be possible, especially north of the Ohio River, where the wind could also result in some blowing snow that reduces visibilities at times. Refer to the Special Weather Statement for additional details. The strong winds and cold air will result in wind chills in the single digits and lower teens by Sunday morning, and wind chills may again be in the single digits to mid teens Monday morning as well. SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT Spotter activation is not anticipated at this time.
7-Day Forecast For County, KY
252 PM CST Thu Jan 17 2019
Cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s. Northwest winds around 10 mph.
Mostly cloudy. Highs in the lower 40s. North winds around 5 mph in the morning shifting to the east in the afternoon.
Mostly cloudy. Rain after midnight. Lows around 40. East winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 90 percent.
Rain. Highs in the upper 40s. East winds 10 to 15 mph in the morning shifting to the north 10 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation near 100 percent.
Mostly cloudy. Snow
possibly mixed with rain in the evening, then a chance of snow after midnight. Lows around 20. North winds 10 to 20 mph with gusts to around 35 mph. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.
Partly sunny. Highs in the upper 20s.
Partly cloudy. Lows around 15.
MARTIN LUTHER KING JR DAY
Partly sunny. Highs in the lower 30s.
Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 30s.
Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain in the morning, then rain likely in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 40s. Chance of precipitation 60 percent.
Rain likely in the evening, then snow
possibly mixed with rain after midnight. Lows in the upper 20s. Chance of precipitation 60 percent.
Mostly cloudy. A chance of snow in the morning, then a slight chance of snow
possibly mixed with rain in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 30s. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.
Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 20s.
Mostly cloudy. Highs in the mid 30s.
Medium & Long Range Outlook For County, Kentucky
KENTUCKY --------------------------------------------- 6 TO 10 DAY 8 TO 14 DAY 30 DAY 90 DAY JAN 23-27 JAN 25-JAN 31 JAN JAN-MAR ----------- ----------- -------- --------- Temperature: Below Below Below Below Precipitation: Above Below Below Below .... 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 01-10-2019 to 01-16-2019
Temperatures for the period averaged 32 degrees across the state which was 1 degrees cooler than normal and 14 degrees cooler than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 39 in the West to 36 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 4 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 8 degrees cooler than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 29 degrees in the West to 27 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 3 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 4 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 49 degrees at BURKESVILLE 3W and the extreme low was 13 degrees at HINDMAN 5N.
Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.61 inches statewide which was 0.25 inches below normal and 71% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 0.60 inches, Central 0.59 inches, Bluegrass 0.67 inches and East 0.60 inches, which was 0.3, 0.33, 0.07 and 0.29 inches below normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.00 inches at WHITLEY CITY 3N to a high of 1.00 inches at CINCINNATI.
Thursday January 17, 2019 the 17th Day of Year --------------------------------------------------- SUN Declination -20.590000 Distance 0.999725 AU Rise 07:52 EST Set 17:45 EST Transit Meridian 12:48 EST Civil Twilight Begins 07:25 EST Ends 18:13 EST --------------------------------------------------- Normal Max/Min Temperature for Today: 41 / 22 --------------------------------------------------- Calculations made for central point in Kentucky Time in ET -- and will vary due to location and elevation -- PriddySunrise/Sunset/Moonrise/Moonset Computation (USN)
JANUARY 17TH HISTORICAL WEATHER FACTS ...1817... A luminous snowstorm occurred in Vermont and New Hampshire. Saint Elmo's fire appeared as static discharges on roof peaks, fence posts, and the hats and fingers of people. Thunderstorms prevailed over central New England. (David Ludlum) ...1893... The mercury dipped to 17 degrees below zero at Millsboro DE to establish a state record. (The Weather Channel) ...1972... A single storm unloaded 77.5 inches of snow at Summit MT to establish a state record. (The Weather Channel) ...1982... Strong chinook winds caused severe wind damage in Boulder CO. Wind gusts to 118 mph was recorded on the roof of the Environmental Research Laboratories (ERL), and a wind gust to 137 mph was measured atop the roof of the NCAR building (in the southwest part of the city, 600 feet above ground level). The high winds uprooted trees and damage roofs. (Storm Data) ...1987... A winter storm spread snow from the Southern Rockies into the Middle Mississippi Valley and southwestern sections of the Great Lakes Region, and freezing rain across Texas and oklahoma. Snowfall totals ranged up to 16 inches at Tulia TX, with 12 inches at Wellington KS. (National Weather Summary) (Storm Data) ...1988... A Pacific storm battered the southern coast of California. Winds gusting to 65 mph uprooted trees in San Diego. Los Angeles reported an all-time record low baromteric pressure reading of 29.25 inches. (National Weather Summary) (Storm Data) ...1989... Strong chinook winds along the eastern slopes of the Rockies gusted to 90 mph near Rollinsville CO, and reached 94 mph near Big Timber MT. Heavy snow blanketed parts of the Upper Mississippi Valley, with eight inches reported in Douglas County WI. (National Weather Summary) (Storm Data) ...1990... Twenty cities across the southeastern half of the country reported record high temperatures for the date. Record highs included 61 degrees at Williamstown PA and 85 degrees at Brownsville TX. Evening thunderstorms produced large hail and damaging winds from eastern Texas to Mississippi. (National Weather Summary) (Storm Data) ...2006... Bowling Green received 1.37" of liquid equivalent precipitation on January 17, setting a new record for the date. The old record was 1.25" set in 1990. (Louisville NWS)UKAWC Briefing Page