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Updated Friday Mid-Day, July 20, 2018, U.S.
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Regional Hourly Observations For County, Kentucky
Issued at 1200 PM EDT FRI JUL 20 2018
WESTERN AND SOUTH CENTRAL KENTUCKY CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS PADUCAH FAIR 85 74 69 SW10 29.88S HX 92 HENDERSON CLOUDY 84 77 79 S10G17 29.86F HX 94 OWENSBORO CLOUDY 84 76 76 S14 29.86F HX 93 HOPKINSVILLE FAIR 86 75 70 S10 29.91F HX 95 BOWLING GREEN CLOUDY 86 72 62 SW12G22 29.95R HX 92 GLASGOW CLOUDY 85 70 61 SW14 29.95S
Current Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Conditions in Kentucky
Based on observations at 1200pm EDT, Friday July 20, 2018
Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 85 degrees west, near 78 degrees central, and near 75 degrees east. Current sky conditions are fair west, fair central, and cloudy east. In the west, relative humidity is near 69%, and the dew point is near 74 degrees. The heat index is near 92 degrees west. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 71%, and the dew point is near 68 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 78%, and the dew point is near 68 degrees. Current drying conditions are fair west, fair central, and fair east. The livestock heat stress category is danger west, no stress central, and no stress east. Winds are from the southwest at 10 mph west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the southeast at 9 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are variable at 5 mph east, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 86 degrees at Hopkinsville and Bowling Green. The lowest temperature is 71 degrees at Covington.
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Hazardous Weather Outlook For County, Kentucky
336 AM CDT Fri Jul 20 2018
DAY ONE Today and Tonight The potential exists for a significant severe weather episode this afternoon and evening. Isolated to scattered supercells with very large hail, damaging winds and even a few tornadoes are expected. With time into the evening, these storms could evolve into a line of thunderstorms, with a significant damaging wind threat. Individual storms will move fairly rapidly to the east southeast, while a line would likely dive very quickly to the southeast or south. A Heat Advisory is in effect this afternoon for portions of southeast Missouri, southern Illinois and west Kentucky. Please refer to the Advisory for details. DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN Saturday through Thursday Chances of mainly afternoon thunderstorms are forecast each day, mainly over eastern portions of the region. Locally heavy rainfall and lightning will be the primary concerns. SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT Spotters throughout the area should be prepared for activation this afternoon and evening.
7-Day Forecast For County, KY
1054 AM CDT Fri Jul 20 2018
REST OF TODAY
Partly sunny. A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Some thunderstorms may be severe. Near steady temperature in the upper 80s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 30 mph.
Partly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Some thunderstorms may be severe in the evening. Lows in the upper 60s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Gusts up to 25 mph in the evening.
Partly sunny. A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 80s. West winds 5 to 15 mph.
Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 60s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 80s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
Mostly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening. Lows in the upper 60s.
Partly sunny with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 80s.
Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 60s.
Partly sunny with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s.
Partly cloudy. Lows around 70.
Partly sunny with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s.
Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows around 70.
Partly sunny. Highs in the upper 80s.
Medium & Long Range Outlook For County, Kentucky
KENTUCKY --------------------------------------------- 6 TO 10 DAY 8 TO 14 DAY 30 DAY 90 DAY JUL 25-29 JUL 27-AUG 2 JUL JUL-SEP ----------- ----------- -------- --------- Temperature: Below Below Above Above Precipitation: Above Above 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 07-13-2018 to 07-19-2018
Temperatures for the period averaged 77 degrees across the state which was 0 degrees from normal and no change to the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 89 in the West to 87 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 1 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 0 degrees from normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 69 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 3 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 98 degrees at PADUCAH ASOS and the extreme low was 55 degrees at PAINTSVILLE 4W.
Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.59 inches statewide which was 0.41 inches below normal and 59% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 1.21 inches, Central 0.33 inches, Bluegrass 0.34 inches and East 0.50 inches, which was 0.24, -0.69, -0.63 and -0.53 inches respectively from normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.00 inches at ALEXANDRIA 5NW to a high of 2.58 inches at FRANKLIN 4SW.
Friday July 20, 2018 the 201th Day of Year --------------------------------------------------- SUN Declination 20.470000 Distance 0.999716 AU Rise 06:32 EDT Set 20:57 EDT Transit Meridian 13:44 EDT Civil Twilight Begins 06:03 EDT Ends 21:26 EDT --------------------------------------------------- Normal Max/Min Temperature for Today: 88 / 65 --------------------------------------------------- Calculations made for central point in Kentucky Time in ET -- and will vary due to location and elevation -- PriddySunrise/Sunset/Moonrise/Moonset Computation (USN)
//////////////////////// JULY 20TH...HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS ...1930... The temperature at Washington D.C. soared to an all-time record of 106 degrees. The next day Millsboro reached 110 degrees to set a record for the state of Delaware. July 1930 was one of the hottest and driest summers in the U.S., particularly in the Missouri Valley where severe drought conditions developed. Toward the end of the month state records were set for Kentucky with 114 degrees, and Mississippi with 115 degrees. (David Ludlum) ...1934... The temperature at Keokuk IA soared to 118 degrees to establish a state record. (The Weather Channel) ...1953... Twenty-two inches of hail reportedly fell northeast of Dickinson ND. (The Weather Channel) ...1986... The temperature at Charleston SC hit 104 degrees for the second day in a row to tie their all-time record high. (The Weather Channel) ...1987... Thunderstorms produced severe weather across Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan. Thunderstorms produced wind gusts to 87 mph at Mosinee WI, and strong thunderstorm winds capsized twenty-six boats on Grand Traverse Bay drowning two women. Thunderstorms produced nine inches of rain at Shakopee MN, with 7.83 inches reported in six hours at Chaska MN. Thunderstorms in north central Nebraska produced hail as large as golf balls in southwestern Cherry County, which accumulated to a depth of 12 inches. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data) ...1988... The temperature at Redding CA soared to an all-time record high of 118 degrees. Showers and thunderstorms produced much needed rains from New England to southern Texas. Salem IN was deluged with 7.2 inches of rain resulting in flash flooding. (The National Weather Summary) ...1989... Showers and thunderstorms in the Middle Atlantic Coast Region soaked Wilmington DE with 2.28 inches of rain, pushing their total for the period May through July past the previous record of 22.43 inches. Heavy rain over that three month period virtually wiped out a 16.82 inch deficit which had been building since drought conditions began in 1985. Thunderstorms in central Indiana deluged Lebanon with 6.50 inches of rain in twelve hours, and thunderstorms over Florida produced wind gusts to 84 mph at Flagler Beach. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)UKAWC Briefing Page