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Updated Thursday Evening, August 16, 2018

...Waves Of Rainfall Into The Weekend...

Kentucky has entered into a rather active pattern over much of the upcoming week. Just today, counties along the river across North Central Kentucky recieved in upwards of 2 inches in spots. While numerous showers and storms exit Eastern Kentucky this evening, the current thinking is for scattered coverage to remain overnight, before another round of elevated coverage tomorrow. As was the case today, storms will be capable of producing very heavy rainfall and could lead to localized flooding.

Shower and storm chances then continue through the weekend and into the upcoming work week. Sunday appears to be the one day through the period where Kentucky could see a break.

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Regional Hourly Observations For BOYD County, Kentucky
Issued at 1100 PM EDT THU AUG 16 2018
NORTHEAST KENTUCKY
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
LEXINGTON      FAIR      75  69  81 S12       30.05S                  
COVINGTON      TSTM      74  74 100 SW12      30.02S VSB 1            
FRANKFORT      FAIR      77  72  84 S13       30.01S                  

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Current Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Conditions in Kentucky
Based on observations at 1100pm EDT, Thursday August 16, 2018

Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 79 degrees west, near 75 degrees central, and near 69 degrees east. Current sky conditions are fair west, fair central, and fair east. In the west, relative humidity is near 87%, and the dew point is near 75 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 81%, and the dew point is near 69 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 90%, 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. Winds are from the south at 6 mph west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the south at 12 mph 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 81 degrees at Louisville International and Louisville Bowman. The lowest temperature is 69 degrees at Jackson.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook For BOYD County, Kentucky
408 AM EDT Thu Aug 16 2018

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight.

A few strong to perhaps severe thunderstorms may develop this 
afternoon and evening across primarily southeast Ohio and the western
WV Lowlands. Strong wind gusts will be the primary strong to severe 
storm threat.

Isolated areas of heavy rainfall may occur tonight across much of the
region tonight, which may lead to isolated flooding impacts.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Friday through Wednesday.

Additional isolated strong to severe storms may occur Friday along
with an isolated heavy rainfall threat persisting Friday through
Saturday. Strong wind gusts will be the primary strong storm threat
with isolated flooding impacts still remaining possible.

SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT

Weather spotters are encouraged to report significant weather
conditions by calling the toll-free spotter hotline, or by other
methods detailed at www.weather.gov/rlx/reports.

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7-Day Forecast For BOYD County, KY
1032 PM EDT Thu Aug 16 2018

REST OF TONIGHT
Cloudy with a chance of thunderstorms. A chance of showers late this evening, then showers likely. Lows around 70. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.

FRIDAY
Cloudy with a chance of thunderstorms. Showers likely, mainly in the morning. Humid with highs in the mid 80s. Southwest winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Showers likely. A chance of thunderstorms in the evening, then thunderstorms likely after midnight. Humid with lows in the upper 60s. Southwest winds around 5 mph. Chance of rain 60 percent.

SATURDAY
Showers and thunderstorms likely. Humid with highs in the lower 80s. Southwest winds around 5 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers. A chance of thunderstorms, mainly in the evening. Lows in the mid 60s. West winds around 5 mph in the evening, becoming light and variable. Chance of rain 50 percent.

SUNDAY
Partly sunny. Highs in the mid 80s.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 60s.

MONDAY
Partly sunny. A chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Hot with highs in the mid 80s. Chance of rain 30 percent.

MONDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 60s. Chance of rain 40 percent.

TUESDAY
Showers likely. A chance of thunderstorms in the morning, then thunderstorms likely in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 80s. Chance of rain 60 percent.

TUESDAY NIGHT
A chance of thunderstorms in the evening. Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers. Lows in the mid 60s. Chance of rain 40 percent.

WEDNESDAY
Mostly cloudy in the morning, then becoming partly sunny. A chance of showers. Highs in the upper 70s. Chance of rain 40 percent.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY
Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 50s. Highs around 80.

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


Medium & Long Range Outlook For BOYD County, Kentucky
                             KENTUCKY                                                                     
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                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   AUG 22-26    AUG 24-30    AUG       AUG-OCT                      
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   Temperature:      Below        Above      Above      Above                      
 Precipitation:     Normal        Above     Normal     Normal                      

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Drought Status For BOYD County, Kentucky
(Based on the latest Palmer Drought Severity and Crop Moisture Indices)
EASTERN   KY CLIMATE DIVISION

Hydrological Drought (PDSI) Situation:
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Current Long-term Hydrological Moisture Status: NEAR NORMAL           (PDSI=  -0.69)
Rainfall Needed:  1.54 inches ABOVE NORMAL


Crop Moisture (CMI) Situation:
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Current Short-term Crop Moisture Status: Moisture Adequate For Present Needs          (CMI=   0.16)
Change From Previous Week: WETTER     SOILS (  0.11)

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 08-08-2018 to 08-14-2018

Temperatures for the period averaged 75 degrees across the state which was 0 degrees from normal and 2 degrees cooler than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 87 in the West to 83 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 1 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 3 degrees cooler than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 67 degrees in the West to 66 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 94 degrees at MADISONVILLE 4S and the extreme low was 58 degrees at RICHMOND 8E.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.98 inches statewide which was 0.1 inches above normal and 111% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 0.89 inches, Central 0.90 inches, Bluegrass 0.99 inches and East 1.12 inches, which was 0.06, 0.04, 0.12 and 0.15 inches above normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.03 inches at CALHOUN 5NW to a high of 3.94 inches at PIKEVILLE 13S.

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Almanac Information
Thursday August 16, 2018 the 228th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination 13.420000
Distance 0.999717 AU
Rise 06:55 EDT Set 20:30 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:42 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:28 EDT Ends 20:56 EDT

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Normal Max/Min Temperature for Today: 86 / 63
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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...



........................
AUGUST 16TH...HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1777...
The Battle of Bennington, delayed a day by rain, was fought. The rain
delayed British reinforcements, and allowed the Vermont Militia to arrive
in time, enabling the Americans to win a victory by defeating two enemy
forces, one at a time. (David Ludlum)
...1909...
A dry spell began in San Bernardino County of southern California that
lasted until the 6th of May in 1912, a stretch of 994 days! Another dry
spell, lasting 767 days, then began in October of 1912. (The Weather
Channel)
...1916...
Altapass NC was deluged with 22.22 inches of rain in 24 hours to establish
a state record. (The Weather Channel)
...1987...
Afternoon and evening thunderstorms developing along a cold front produced
severe weather from Oklahoma to Wisconsin and Lower Michigan. Thunderstorms
in central Illinois produced wind gusts to 80 mph at Springfield which
toppled two large beer tents at the state fair injuring 58 persons.
Thunderstorms also drenched Chicago IL with 2.90 inches of rain, making
August 1987 their wettest month of record. (The National Weather Summary)
(Storm Data)
...1988...
Thunderstorms developing along a slow moving cold front produced severe
weather from North Dakota to Lower Michigan during the day. Nine tornadoes
were sighted in North Dakota, and thunderstorms also produced hail three
inches in diameter at Lakota ND, and wind gusts to 83 mph at Marais MI.
Thirty-seven cities in the northeastern U.S. reported record high
temperatures for the date, including Rockford IL with a reading of 104
degrees. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
...1989...
Late afternoon and evening thunderstorms in the Central High Plains Region
produced golf ball size hail at La Junta CO, Intercanyon CO, and Custer SD.
Afternoon thunderstorms over South Texas drenched Brownsville with 2.60
inches of rain. Fair skies allowed viewing of the late evening full lunar
eclipse from the Great Lakes Region to the Northern and Central Plains
Region, and across much of the western third of the country. (The National
Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

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