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Updated Tuesday, October 17, 2017, U.S.
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Regional Hourly Observations For County, Kentucky
Issued at 1200 PM EDT TUE OCT 17 2017
WESTERN AND SOUTH CENTRAL KENTUCKY CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS PADUCAH SUNNY 63 41 44 SE8 30.37F HENDERSON SUNNY 63 40 42 S10 30.38F OWENSBORO SUNNY 62 43 49 S8 30.38F HOPKINSVILLE SUNNY 62 39 43 SE12 30.36F BOWLING GREEN SUNNY 61 46 57 SE6 30.40F GLASGOW NOT AVBL
Current Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Conditions in Kentucky
Based on observations at 1200pm EDT, Tuesday October 17, 2017
Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 63 degrees west, near 60 degrees central, and near 57 degrees east. Current sky conditions are sunny west, sunny central, and sunny east. In the west, relative humidity is near 44%, and the dew point is near 41 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 51%, and the dew point is near 42 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 52%, and the dew point is near 40 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 southeast at 8 mph west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are variable at 5 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are variable at 3 mph east, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 63 degrees at Paducah and Henderson. The lowest temperature is 57 degrees at Jackson.
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Hazardous Weather Outlook For County, Kentucky
1022 AM CDT Tue Oct 17 2017
DAY ONE Today and Tonight Relative humidity will drop through the 30s percentile this afternoon for the entire Quad State, with minimum relative humidity values in the mid 20s percentile for the southeast Missouri Ozarks. DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN Wednesday through Monday Isolated to scattered thunderstorms are possible across the region late Saturday and much of Sunday. SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT Spotter activation will not be needed.
7-Day Forecast For County, KY
1002 AM CDT Tue Oct 17 2017
Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 60s. South winds around 5 mph.
Clear. Lows in the mid 40s. Calm winds in the evening becoming southeast around 5 mph after midnight.
Sunny. Highs around 70. South winds 5 to 10 mph.
Clear. Lows in the upper 40s. South winds around 5 mph.
Sunny. Highs in the mid 70s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
Clear. Lows in the upper 40s.
Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 70s.
Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 50s.
Partly sunny. Highs in the mid 70s.
Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 50s.
Partly sunny with a chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 70s. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.
Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms in the evening, then a slight chance of showers after midnight. Lows in the mid 50s. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.
Partly sunny. Highs in the lower 70s.
Medium & Long Range Outlook For County, Kentucky
KENTUCKY --------------------------------------------- 6 TO 10 DAY 8 TO 14 DAY 30 DAY 90 DAY OCT 22-26 OCT 24-30 OCT OCT-DEC ----------- ----------- -------- --------- Temperature: Above Below Below Above Precipitation: Above Below Below 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 10-10-2017 to 10-16-2017
Temperatures for the period averaged 64 degrees across the state which was 6 degrees warmer than normal and 6 degrees cooler than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 74 in the West to 76 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 1 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 5 degrees warmer than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 55 degrees in the West to 57 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 7 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 13 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 90 degrees at CAPE GIRARDEAU ASOS and the extreme low was 37 degrees at CAPE GIRARDEAU ASOS.
Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.81 inches statewide which was 0.09 inches above normal and 112% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 0.99 inches, Central 0.99 inches, Bluegrass 0.59 inches and East 0.67 inches, which was 0.25, 0.25, -0.11 and -0.05 inches respectively from normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.00 inches at OWINGSVILLE 4S to a high of 4.62 inches at GREENVILLE 6N.
Tuesday October 17, 2017 the 290th Day of Year --------------------------------------------------- SUN Declination -9.680000 Distance 0.999721 AU Rise 07:50 EDT Set 18:57 EDT Transit Meridian 13:23 EDT Civil Twilight Begins 07:24 EDT Ends 19:23 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)
//////////////////////////// OCTOBER 17TH HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS ...1781... General Cornwallis attempted to escape encirclement by crossing York River, "but a violent storm arose" dispersing his boats causing him to ask for an armistice. (Sandra and TI Richard Sanders - 1987) ...1910... A hurricane made a loop off the southwest coast of Florida. Winds above 100 mph were reported at Fort Myers FL, and the barometric pressure at Sand Key reached 28.40 inches. (David Ludlum) ...1950... Small but powerful Hurricane King struck Miami FL. The hurricane packs winded to 122 mph, with gusts to 150 mph. Hurricane King then moved up the Florida peninsula to Georgia. Four persons were killed and damage was 28 million dollars. (David Ludlum) (The Weather Channel) ...1971... Great balls of fire were observed just ahead of a tornado moving down the main street of Wray CO. However, little other electrical activity accompanied the storm. Nine persons were injured in the tornado, all at a trailer court at the edge of town. (The Weather Channel) ...1984... A snowstorm struck northern Utah producing a record 18 inches in 24 hours at Salt Lake City, and 40 inches at the nearby Alta Ski Resort. The town of Magna, located ten miles west of Salt Lake City, did not receive any snow at all. The storm was responsible for a fifty vehicle pile-up along Interstate 15 near Farmington UT. (Storm Data) ...1987... It was a great day for an Oktoberfest, or to enjoy the colors of autumn, as much of the nation enjoyed sunny and mild weather. Columbia SC dipped to 34 degrees, marking their third morning in a row of record cold. Bakersfield CA reached 80 degrees for the 143rd day in a row to break a record established in 1940. (The National Weather Summary) ...1988... Thunderstorms produced severe weather in the Middle Mississippi Valley and the Lower Ohio Valley. Severe thunderstorms spawned three tornadoes in Indiana, including one which injured four persons. Strong thunderstorm winds at Connerville IND caused three million dollars damage. Thunderstorms in Illinois produced hail two inches in diameter Colfax. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data) ...1989... Showers and thunderstorms representing the remnants of Hurricane Jerry deluged southeast Kentucky with four to six inches of rain in 18 to 24 hours, resulting in widespread flash flooding. Flooding resulted in more than five million dollars damage. Temperatures again warmed into the 80s and lower 90s in the southeastern U.S. Lakeland FL and Orlando FL reported record highs of 95 degrees. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)UKAWC Briefing Page