Bell County, KY Weather And Climate Synopsis

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Updated Monday, February 24, 2020

...Widespread Rain To Start The Workweek...

Widespread rain is expected for much of today and tonight. Tuesday will bring a break in the rain, and milder temperatures. Precipitation returns again Wednesday, with much cooler air for the end of the week.

Precipitation could change over to snow on Wednesday evening as much cooler air filters into the area. A dusting of snow is possible by Thursday morning.

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Regional Hourly Observations For BELL County, Kentucky
Issued at 1200 PM EST MON FEB 24 2020
JACKSON        LGT RAIN  44  40  85 SE5       29.98F                  
LONDON         CLOUDY    44  37  76 S9        29.96F                  
SOMERSET*      CLOUDY    43  36  75 SW7       29.98S                  
MONTICELLO*    LGT RAIN  44  41  89 SE9       29.98F                  
WILLIAMSBURG*  CLOUDY    45  39  81 SE12      29.97F                  
MIDDLESBORO*   CLOUDY    44  39  83 S6        30.02F                  
HARLAN APT*    CLOUDY    41  36  82 CALM      30.01F                  
PIKE CO APT*   DRIZZLE   42  37  82 S5        30.02S                  
BIG SANDY APT* LGT RAIN  45  38  77 SW6       30.03S                  
MOREHEAD APT*  LGT RAIN  43  39  87 S7        29.99F                  
ASHLAND*       CLOUDY    47  38  71 VRB3      30.01F                  

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Current Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Conditions in Kentucky
Based on observations at 1200pm EST, Monday February 24, 2020

Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 48 degrees west, near 43 degrees central, and near 44 degrees east. Current sky conditions are light rain west, cloudy central, and light rain east. In the west, relative humidity is near 89%, and the dew point is near 45 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 86%, and the dew point is near 39 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 85%, and the dew point is near 40 degrees. Current drying conditions are poor west, poor central, and poor east. Winds are from the south at 7 mph west, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to light rain. Winds are from the southeast at 13 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Winds are from the southeast 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 48 degrees at Paducah. The lowest temperature is 43 degrees at Somerset and Lexington.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook For BELL County, Kentucky
440 AM EST Mon Feb 24 2020

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight.

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Tuesday through Sunday.

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.


Spotter activation is not anticipated.

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7-Day Forecast For BELL County, KY
1021 AM EST Mon Feb 24 2020

A chance of rain early, then rain during the afternoon. Highs in the upper 40s. Light winds. Chance of rain 90 percent.

Rain. Lows in the mid 40s. Light winds. Chance of rain near 100 percent.

Mostly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of showers early. Highs around 60. Southwest winds around 10 mph.

Mostly cloudy. Lows in the lower 40s. Light winds.

Cloudy with rain likely. Highs in the mid 40s. West winds around 10 mph. Gusts up to 25 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain 70 percent.

Cloudy with a chance of rain and a slight chance of snow. Lows in the mid 20s. Chance of precipitation 30 percent.

Sunny. Highs in the upper 30s.

Mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 20s.

Partly sunny with a chance of snow and a slight chance of rain. Highs 35 to 40. Chance of precipitation 30 percent.

Partly cloudy. Lows around 20.

Mostly sunny. Highs 35 to 40.

Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 20s.

Sunny. Highs in the mid 40s.

Day 1 Precip, Day 2, 5 Day Total, Days 1-5, ALL

Medium & Long Range Outlook For BELL County, Kentucky
                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                FEB 29-MAR 4  MAR 2-MAR 8    FEB       FEB-APR                      
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   Temperature:     Normal        Above      Above     Normal                      
 Precipitation:      Above        Above      Above      Above                      

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Drought Status For BELL County, Kentucky
(Based on the latest Palmer Drought Severity and Crop Moisture Indices)

Hydrological Drought (PDSI) Situation:

Current Long-term Hydrological Moisture Status: EXTREME MOIST SPELL   (PDSI=   4.38)
Rainfall Needed:  0.00 inches ABOVE NORMAL

Crop Moisture (CMI) Situation:

Current Short-term Crop Moisture Status: Excessively Wet, Some Fields Flooded         (CMI=   4.55)
Change From Previous Week: WETTER     SOILS (  1.10)

Note: Due to rainfall variability within each climate division, check Precip Reports/GIS Estimates and the Kentucky Climate Summary for the latest moisture information for this county.

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Kentucky Climate Summary
Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period 02-17-2020 to 02-23-2020

Temperatures for the period averaged 39 degrees across the state which was 0 degrees from normal and 2 degrees warmer than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 50 in the West to 50 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 1 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 1 degrees cooler than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 30 degrees in the West to 29 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 0 degrees from normal in the West to 2 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 68 degrees at FORT CAMPBELL and the extreme low was 11 degrees at CYNTHIANA 8N.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.37 inches statewide which was 0.56 inches below normal and 40% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 0.35 inches, Central 0.42 inches, Bluegrass 0.29 inches and East 0.41 inches, which was 0.7, 0.58, 0.51 and 0.46 inches below normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.01 inches at CARBONDALE ASOS to a high of 0.93 inches at ELKTON 5SW.

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Almanac Information
Monday February 24, 2020 the 55th Day of Year

Declination -9.270000
Distance 0.999723 AU
Rise 07:17 EST Set 18:27 EST
Transit Meridian 12:51 EST
Civil Twilight Begins 06:51 EST Ends 18:52 EST

Normal Max/Min Temperature for Today: 50 / 28

Calculations made for central point in Kentucky
Time in ET -- and will vary due to location and
elevation -- Priddy

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Weather History...

The Susquehanna River ice bridge at Havre de Grace MD commenced to break up
after forty days of use. A total of 1738 loaded freight cars were hauled
along rails laid on the ice. (David Ludlum)
Vermont and New Hampshire received brown snow due to dust from storms in
the Great Plains Region. A muddy rain fell across parts of northern New
York State. (24th-25th) (David Ludlum) (The Weather Channel)
A massive winter storm began to overspread the western U.S. In southern
California, Big Bear was blanketed with 17 inches of snow, and Lake Hughes
reported four inches of snow in just one hour. Snow pellets whitened
coastal areas of Orange County and San Diego County, with three inches at
Huntington Beach. The storm also produced thunderstorms with hail and
waterspouts. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
Strong winds produced snow squalls in the Great Lakes Region which created
"white-out" conditions in eastern Upper Michigan. Squalls produced up to 14
inches of snow in Geauga County of northeastern Ohio. (The National Weather
Summary) (Storm Data)
A total of thirty-three cities in the eastern U.S. reported new record low
temperatures for the date, and an Atlantic coast storm spread heavy snow
from Georgia to southern New England. Snowfall totals in New Jersey ranged
up to 24 inches in May County, with 19 inches reported at Atlantic City.
Totals in North Carolina ranged up to 18 inches in Gates County, and winds
along the coast of North Carolina gusted to 70 mph at Duck Pier. Strong
winds gusting to 52 mph created blizzard conditions at Chatham MA. (The
National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
Strong northerly winds prevailed from Illinois to the Southern and Central
Appalachians. Winds gusted to 68 mph at Sewickley Heights PA. High winds
caused considerable blowing and drifting of snow across northern and
central Indiana through the day. Wind gusts to 47 mph and 6 to 8 inches of
snow created white-out conditions around South Bend IN. Traffic accidents
resulted in two deaths and 130 injuries. Sixty-five persons were injured in
one accident along Interstate 69 in Huntington County. Wind gusts to 60 mph
and 4 to 8 inches of snow created blizzard conditions in eastern and
northern Ohio. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
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