Bourbon County, KY Weather And Climate Synopsis

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Updated Wednesday Evening, February 21, 2018

...Very Wet Wednesday through the Weekend ...

Combined with today's rainfall, looking at the potential for 3 to 6+ inches of rainfall through the weekend. In fact, widespread showers is in the forecast each day. The highest totals are expected across Western and Central Kentucky and the lowest across Southeastern Kentucky. This will be on top of already saturated grounds. The state has averaged over 4 inches through February so far. Average rainfall for the month is 3.68. Based on preliminary data with the UK Ag Weather Center, the additional rainfall looks to push Kentucky close, if not into, the top 10 wettest February's on record for the state.

This will likely result in more flooding across the area. A Flood Watch has been issued for much of the western half of Kentucky and into the Bluegrass.

For livestock producers, now is time to make sure livestock are out of low lying locations.

For drivers, if water is crossing the roadway, turn around. Two feet of water can move a car. It is also possible the road has been washed out.

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Regional Hourly Observations For BOURBON County, Kentucky
Issued at 600 PM EST WED FEB 21 2018
LEXINGTON      CLOUDY    52  49  89 N14       30.38R                  
COVINGTON      LGT RAIN  45  45 100 N14       30.44R                  
FRANKFORT      RAIN      50  46  86 N5        30.39S FOG              

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Current Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Conditions in Kentucky
Based on observations at 600pm EST, Wednesday February 21, 2018

Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 39 degrees west, near 52 degrees central, and near 60 degrees east. Current sky conditions are light rain west, cloudy central, and mostly cloudy east. In the west, relative humidity is near 89%, and the dew point is near 36 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 89%, and the dew point is near 49 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 92%, and the dew point is near 58 degrees. Current drying conditions are poor west, poor central, and poor east. There is patchy fog west. Winds are from the north at 10 mph west, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to light rain. The wind chill is near 32 degrees west. Winds are from the north at 14 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Winds are from the northeast 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 61 degrees at London. The lowest temperature is 39 degrees at Paducah.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook For BOURBON County, Kentucky
358 PM EST Wed Feb 21 2018 /258 PM CST Wed Feb 21 2018/


This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of south central
Indiana and Central Kentucky.

 DAY ONE  Tonight.

A wave of showers, and a few thunderstorms, will move through the
region tonight, especially after midnight. Rainfall amounts of 0.75 
to 1.25 inches can be expected along and a few counties either side 
of the Ohio River. Low lying areas that receive the heaviest rain may
start to see water pooling.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Thursday through Tuesday.

Several rounds of rainfall are likely through Saturday night across 
southern Indiana and portions of central Kentucky. The axis of 
heaviest rainfall looks to be across southern Indiana and west- 
central Kentucky where 3 to 5 inches of rainfall may occur through
early Sunday morning. Locally higher amounts will be possible. This 
rainfall combined with saturated soils will lead to area creeks and 
streams running high with flooding likely in many locations. Therefore
a Flood Watch is in effect through Saturday night.

Strong to severe thunderstorms are possible Saturday evening and
Saturday night as a cold front sweeps through the region. The main
threat is damaging winds. 


Reports of flooding will be welcome through the weekend. Spotters may
be needed to report strong storms Saturday afternoon and evening.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

7-Day Forecast For BOURBON County, KY
347 PM EST Wed Feb 21 2018


Periods of showers. Lows in the mid 40s. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of showers near 100 percent.

Periods of showers. Highs in the mid 50s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of showers 90 percent.

Showers likely. Lows in the lower 50s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of showers 70 percent.

Showers. Highs in the lower 70s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 30 mph. Chance of showers 80 percent.

Showers. Lows in the mid 50s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of showers 90 percent.

Showers and chance of thunderstorms. Some thunderstorms may produce heavy rainfall. Highs in the upper 60s. Chance of precipitation 90 percent.

Showers and slight chance of thunderstorms. Some thunderstorms may produce heavy rainfall. Lows in the lower 50s. Chance of precipitation near 100 percent.

Partly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers. Highs in the lower 60s.

Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s.

Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 50s.

Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 30s.

Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 50s.

Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s.

Partly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of rain showers. Highs in the upper 50s.

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

Medium & Long Range Outlook For BOURBON County, Kentucky
                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                FEB 27-MAR 3  MAR 1-MAR 7    MAR       MAR-MAY                      
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   Temperature:      Above       Normal     Normal      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Above        Above      Above      Above                      

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Drought Status For BOURBON 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=   1.60)
Rainfall Needed:  0.00 inches ABOVE NORMAL

Crop Moisture (CMI) Situation:

Current Short-term Crop Moisture Status: Excessively Wet, Some Fields Flooded         (CMI=   3.19)
Change From Previous Week: WETTER     SOILS (  1.37)

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 02-14-2018 to 02-20-2018

Temperatures for the period averaged 55 degrees across the state which was 16 degrees warmer than normal and 16 degrees warmer than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 64 in the West to 64 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 14 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 14 degrees warmer than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 47 degrees in the West to 46 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 18 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 20 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 82 degrees at BOONEVILLE 2S and the extreme low was 24 degrees at CARBONDALE ASOS.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 1.69 inches statewide which was 0.78 inches above normal and 186% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 1.28 inches, Central 1.52 inches, Bluegrass 1.99 inches and East 1.95 inches, which was 0.26, 0.54, 1.21 and 1.1 inches above normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.92 inches at FORT CAMPBELL to a high of 3.02 inches at WHITLEY CITY 3N.

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Almanac Information
Wednesday February 21, 2018 the 52th Day of Year

Declination -10.190000
Distance 0.999723 AU
Rise 07:20 EST Set 18:24 EST
Transit Meridian 12:51 EST
Civil Twilight Begins 06:55 EST Ends 18:50 EST

Normal Max/Min Temperature for Today: 49 / 27

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 spectacular chinook wind at Granville ND caused the temperature to spurt
from a morning low of 33 degrees below zero to an afternoon high of 50
degrees above zero. (David Ludlum)
Frequent duststorms occurred in eastern Colorado during the month, forcing
schools to close and people to stay indoors. A fatality occurred on this
date when two section cars collided on the railroad near Arriba CO, due to
poor visibility. (The Weather Channel)
The temperature at Langdon ND climbed above zero for the first time in six
weeks. Readings never got above freezing during all three winter months.
(David Ludlum)
An outbreak of tornadoes hit northeastern Louisiana and northern and
central Mississippi. The tornadoes claimed 121 lives, including 110 in
Mississippi. Three tornadoes accounted for 118 of the deaths. There are
1600 persons injured, 900 homes were destroyed or badly damaged, and total
damage was 19 million dollars. (David Ludlum)
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