Bell County, KY Weather And Climate Synopsis

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Updated Thursday, December 5, 2019

...Increasing Clouds Today, Showers Tonight...

Expect a nice day today with highs in the 50s. A cold front will bring a quick shot of scattered showers tonight into tomorrow, followed by another decent day on Saturday. The weather will then turn wet as the new week begins, and cold air waiting in the wings will move in mid-week.

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Regional Hourly Observations For BELL County, Kentucky
Issued at 300 PM EST THU DEC 05 2019
JACKSON        FAIR      51  26  37 VRB3      30.10S                  
LONDON         FAIR      53  26  35 SW3       30.11S                  
SOMERSET       FAIR      54  23  30 SW3       30.12F                  
MIDDLESBORO    FAIR      58  24  27 W5        30.12R                  
MONTICELLO     FAIR      57  31  37 W14       30.13S                  

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Current Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Conditions in Kentucky
Based on observations at 300pm EST, Thursday December 05, 2019

Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 61 degrees west, near 53 degrees central, and near 51 degrees east. Current sky conditions are partly sunny west, fair central, and fair east. In the west, relative humidity is near 35%, and the dew point is near 33 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 36%, and the dew point is near 27 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 37%, and the dew point is near 26 degrees. Current drying conditions are good west, good central, and good east. Tobacco stripping conditions are unfavorable west, unfavorable central, and unfavorable east. Winds are variable at 5 mph west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the southwest at 7 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are variable at 3 mph east, where conditions are favorable for spraying. 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 62 degrees at Hopkinsville. The lowest temperature is 48 degrees at Covington.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook For BELL County, Kentucky
400 AM EST Thu Dec 5 2019

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight.

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Friday through Wednesday.

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.


Spotter activation is not anticipated.

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7-Day Forecast For BELL County, KY
400 AM EST Thu Dec 5 2019

Sunny. Highs 50 to 55. Light winds.

Mostly clear in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s. Light winds.

Cloudy. A chance of rain showers, then a slight chance of rain showers late. Highs 47 to 52. Light winds. Chance of rain 50 percent.

Mostly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of rain showers in the evening. Lows in the upper 30s. Light winds.

Mostly sunny. Highs 50 to 55. Light winds.

Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s.

Mostly cloudy. Highs 52 to 57.

Cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers. Lows in the mid 40s.

Cloudy with showers likely. Highs 55 to 60. Chance of rain 70 percent.

Cloudy with showers likely. Lows in the lower 40s. Chance of rain 70 percent.

Cloudy with rain showers likely. Highs in the lower 50s. Chance of rain 70 percent.

Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of snow or rain showers. Lows in the mid 20s.

Sunny. Highs 35 to 40.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For BELL County, Kentucky
                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   DEC 10-14    DEC 12-18    DEC       DEC-FEB                      
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   Temperature:      Below        Below      Above      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Above        Above     Normal      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: UNUSUAL MOIST SPELL   (PDSI=   2.70)
Rainfall Needed:  0.00 inches ABOVE NORMAL

Crop Moisture (CMI) Situation:

Current Short-term Crop Moisture Status: Excessively Wet, Some Fields Flooded         (CMI=   3.34)
Change From Previous Week: WETTER     SOILS (  2.34)

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 11-28-2019 to 12-04-2019

Temperatures for the period averaged 41 degrees across the state which was 2 degrees cooler than normal and 6 degrees cooler than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 49 in the West to 46 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 4 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 7 degrees cooler than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 36 degrees in the West to 35 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 2 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 4 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 65 degrees at HICKMAN 2E and the extreme low was 22 degrees at CARBONDALE ASOS.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 2.50 inches statewide which was 1.41 inches above normal and 229% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 1.95 inches, Central 3.08 inches, Bluegrass 2.49 inches and East 2.48 inches, which was 0.68, 1.92, 1.57 and 1.47 inches above normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.79 inches at HICKMAN 2E to a high of 3.98 inches at LIBERTY 3SW.

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Almanac Information
Thursday December 05, 2019 the 339th Day of Year

Declination -22.450000
Distance 0.999724 AU
Rise 07:40 EST Set 17:18 EST
Transit Meridian 12:29 EST
Civil Twilight Begins 07:11 EST Ends 17:47 EST

Normal Max/Min Temperature for Today: 50 / 29

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...

A big snowstorm in the southeastern U.S. produced 11 inches at Montgomery
AL, 18.5 inches at Rome GA, and 22.5 inches at Knoxville TN. (Sandra and TI
Richard Sanders - 1987)
The temperature at Enosburg Falls soared to 72 degrees to establish a state
record for Vermont for the month of December. (The Weather Channel)
A killer tornado hit Vicksburg MS killing 38 persons, injuring 270 others,
and causing 25 million dollars damage, the most damage since the
forty-seven days of continuous shelling the town received in the Civil War.
(David Ludlum)
Heavy snow blanketed parts of the north central U.S., and freezing drizzle
produced a coat of ice up to half an inch thick in northwestern Minnesota
and eastern North Dakota. Snowfall totals ranged up to seven inches at
Grand Rapids MN, and 12 inches at Seney MI. High winds in the north central
U.S. gusted to 63 mph at Pellston MI, and reached 70 mph at Makinaw Bridge
MI. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
There was only a "flurry" of activity, as for much of the nation winter
remained on hold. The cold and snow of winter was primarily confined to the
northeastern U.S. Five cities in the north central U.S. reported record
high temperatures for the date, including Norfolk NE with a reading of 65
degrees. (The National Weather Summary)
A warm Pacific storm system brought high winds and heavy rain to western
Washington and western Oregon. Up to ten inches of rain deluged the western
slopes of the Cascade Mountain Range in Washington State over a three day
period, and 500 persons had to be evacuated due to flooding along the
Skagit River. Up to five inches of rain drenched northwest Oregon, and
winds gusted to 71 mph at Netarts. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm
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