Bell County, KY Weather And Climate Synopsis

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Updated Friday Evening, September 17, 2021

Above normal temps and isolated/scattered rain chances through weekend

Good Friday evening to everyone! Isolated to scattered showers and storms have formed across much of the area today. The highest coverage has been situated across the western half of KY. More of the same is expected for tomorrow and Sunday, with some bouts of heavy rainfall on the table. Temperatures will continue to run above normal in the low to middle 80s.

Better rain coverage is then expected for the first half of the workweek. If you have been looking for a time for fall fertilization, this looks like a good window. Behind this rain, fall-like conditions move into the area with lows in the 40s on the table for Thursday morning. Stay tuned!

Following the rain early in the week, outlooks hint at a dry remainder of October for harvest 2021.

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Regional Hourly Observations For BELL County, Kentucky
Issued at 100 AM EDT SUN SEP 19 2021
JACKSON        MOCLDY    72  66  81 CALM      30.16R                  
LONDON         MOCLDY    71  70  96 CALM      30.14F                  
SOMERSET       NOT AVBL                                               
MIDDLESBORO    NOT AVBL                                               
MONTICELLO     MOCLDY    68  68 100 CALM      30.16R                  

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Current Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Conditions in Kentucky
Based on observations at 100am EDT, Sunday September 19, 2021

Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 70 degrees west, near 69 degrees central, and near 72 degrees east. Current sky conditions are partly cloudy west, mostly cloudy central, and mostly cloudy east. In the west, relative humidity is near 90%, and the dew point is near 67 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 93%, and the dew point is near 67 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 81%, and the dew point is near 66 degrees. Current drying conditions are poor west, poor central, and poor east. The livestock heat stress category is no stress west, no stress central, and no stress east. There is patchy fog west. Winds are calm west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are calm central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are calm east, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 76 degrees at Louisville International. The lowest temperature is 68 degrees at Fort Knox.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook For BELL County, Kentucky
838 PM EDT Sat Sep 18 2021

 DAY ONE  Tonight.

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Sunday through Friday.

Thunderstorms are possible at times from Sunday through Wednesday,
mainly during the afternoon and evening hours.


Spotter activation is not anticipated.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

7-Day Forecast For BELL County, KY
834 PM EDT Sat Sep 18 2021

Mostly cloudy. Areas of valley fog. Lows in the mid 60s. Light winds.

Mostly cloudy. Patchy valley fog early. A slight chance of showers in the morning, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 80s. Light winds. Chance of rain 30 percent.

Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 60s. Light winds.

Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning, then a chance of showers in the afternoon. Highs 73 to 78. Light winds. Chance of rain 50 percent.

Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 60s. Chance of rain 40 percent.

Partly sunny with showers likely and a chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 70s. Chance of rain 70 percent.

Mostly cloudy with showers likely and a chance of thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 60s. Chance of rain 70 percent.

Partly sunny with showers likely and a slight chance of thunderstorms. Highs 67 to 72. Chance of rain 70 percent.

Partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers. Lows in the upper 40s.

Sunny. Highs 65 to 70.

Cold. Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 40s.

Sunny. Highs in the lower 70s.

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 
                   SEP 24-28 SEP 26-OCT 2    JUN       JUN-AUG                      
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   Temperature:      Below        Below     Normal      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Below        Below      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: NEAR NORMAL           (PDSI=   0.80)
Rainfall Needed:  0.00 inches ABOVE NORMAL

Crop Moisture (CMI) Situation:

Current Short-term Crop Moisture Status: Favorable For Normal Growth And Fieldwork    (CMI=   0.46)
Change From Previous Week: DRIER      SOILS ( -0.44)

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 09-11-2021 to 09-17-2021

Temperatures for the period averaged 73 degrees across the state which was 3 degrees warmer than normal and 2 degrees warmer than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 85 in the West to 82 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 2 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 1 degrees warmer than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 65 degrees in the West to 62 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 6 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 5 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 92 degrees at MADISONVILLE 4S and the extreme low was 49 degrees at PAINTSVILLE 4W.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.71 inches statewide which was 0.13 inches below normal and 84% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 0.49 inches, Central 1.04 inches, Bluegrass 0.54 inches and East 0.76 inches, which was -0.37, 0.10, -0.22 and -0.06 inches respectively from normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.00 inches at CARROLLTON 2E to a high of 3.46 inches at MOREHEAD 4NE.

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Almanac Information
Sunday September 19, 2021 the 262th Day of Year

Declination 1.000000
Distance 0.999719 AU
Rise 07:24 EDT Set 19:39 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:31 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:59 EDT Ends 20:04 EDT

Normal Max/Min Temperature for Today: 78 / 55

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 eye of a hurricane passed directly over New Orleans, and the barometric
pressure dipped to 28.61 inches. The hurricane killed fifty-one persons,
and caused 110 million dollars damage. It produced wind gusts to 155 mph
while making landfall over Fort Lauderdale FL two days earlier. (David
Ludlum) (The Weather Channel)
Hurricane Beulah deluged Brownsville TX with 12.19 inches of rain in 24
hours, to establish a record for that location. Hurricane Beulah made
landfall on the 20th near the mouth of the Rio Grande River, where a wind
gust to 135 mph was reported by a ship in the port. (19th-20th) (The
Weather Channel)
Cool autumn-like weather invaded the Central Rockies. Temperatures dipped
into the 30s and 40s, with readings in the teens and 20s reported in the
higher elevations. Gunnison CO was the cold spot in the nation with a
morning low of 15 degrees. (The National Weather Summary)
Thunderstorms developing along a fast moving cold front produced severe
weather in Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana and Michigan. Eight tornadoes were
reported, including five in Indiana. Thunderstorm winds gusted to 74 mph at
Wabash IND. Winds associated with the cold front itself gusted to 69 mph at
Kenosha WI. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
Showers and thunderstorms produced heavy rain in the Middle and Northern
Atlantic Coast Region. Cape Hatteras NC was deluged with nearly 3.50 inches
of rain in three hours. Syracuse NY reported 1.77 inches of rain, a record
for the date, and Chatham NJ reported an all-time record of 3.45 inches in
one day. Hurricane Hugo headed for the Bahamas, and Tropical Storm Iris,
following close on its heels, strengthened to near hurricane force. (The
National Weather Summary)
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