Breathitt County, KY Weather And Climate Synopsis

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Updated Tuesday, July 17, 2018

...Drier and Slightly Cooler Conditions Ahead...

A surface cold frontal boundary will drop south and east through the region today. This will bring a round of cooler and less humid conditions to the Ohio Valley. Dry weather is expected through mid week. A return to unsettled weather is expected by late week and into the weekend.

Thunderstorms will be possible again late in the work week and for the weekend. Strong to severe storms may be possible Friday afternoon into Saturday morning ahead of a cold front.

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Regional Hourly Observations For BREATHITT County, Kentucky
Issued at 100 PM EDT TUE JUL 17 2018
JACKSON        CLOUDY    79  74  84 VRB3      30.02F                  
LONDON           N/A     85  73  67 W8        30.02F HX  91           
SOMERSET*        N/A     84  72  65 CALM      30.02F                  
MONTICELLO*    PTSUNNY   86  76  71 W8        30.02  HX  96           
MIDDLESBORO*     N/A     82  72  69 CALM      30.02F                  
HARLAN APT*    PTSUNNY   80  72  76 MISG      30.03F                  
PIKE CO APT*     N/A     81  75  81 NW7       30.02F                  
BIG SANDY APT*   N/A     82  73  76 W5        30.01F                  
MOREHEAD APT*    N/A     84  73  70 NW6       30.01F HX  91           
ASHLAND*         N/A     86  75  69 VRB3      29.95F HX  95           

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Current Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Conditions in Kentucky
Based on observations at 100pm EDT, Tuesday July 17, 2018

Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 90 degrees west, near 86 degrees central, and near 79 degrees east. Current sky conditions are fair west, fair central, and cloudy east. In the west, relative humidity is near 61%, and the dew point is near 75 degrees. The heat index is near 100 degrees west. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 60%, and the dew point is near 71 degrees. The heat index is near 91 degrees central. In the east, relative humidity is near 84%, and the dew point is near 74 degrees. Current drying conditions are fair west, fair central, and poor east. The livestock heat stress category is danger west, danger central, and no stress east. Winds are from the north at 6 mph west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the north at 8 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are variable at 3 mph east, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 90 degrees at Paducah and Bowling Green. The lowest temperature is 79 degrees at Jackson.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook For BREATHITT County, Kentucky
410 AM EDT Tue Jul 17 2018

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight.

Thunderstorms are possible at times today.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Wednesday through Monday.

Thunderstorms are possible at times Friday through Saturday and
again by Monday afternoon.


Spotter activation is not anticipated.

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7-Day Forecast For BREATHITT County, KY
1018 AM EDT Tue Jul 17 2018

Partly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s. Light winds. Chance of rain 50 percent.

Mostly clear. Patchy fog near dawn. Lows in the lower 60s. Light winds.

Mostly sunny. Patchy fog early. Highs in the lower 80s. Light winds.

Mostly clear. Patchy fog late. Lows in the lower 60s. Light winds.

Sunny. Highs in the upper 80s. Light winds.

Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers. Lows in the upper 60s.

Partly sunny with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s.

Mostly cloudy with showers and thunderstorms likely. Lows in the upper 60s. Chance of rain 60 percent.

Mostly cloudy with showers and thunderstorms likely. Highs in the lower 80s. Chance of rain 60 percent.

Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 60s.

Partly sunny with a 50 percent chance of showers. Highs around 80.

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

Partly sunny with a chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 80s. Chance of rain 40 percent.

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

Medium & Long Range Outlook For BREATHITT County, Kentucky
                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   JUL 22-26    JUL 24-30    JUL       JUL-SEP                      
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   Temperature:      Below       Normal      Above      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Above        Above     Normal     Normal                      

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Drought Status For BREATHITT 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=  -1.48)
Rainfall Needed:  3.32 inches ABOVE NORMAL

Crop Moisture (CMI) Situation:

Current Short-term Crop Moisture Status: Topsoil Moisture Short, Germination Slow     (CMI=  -0.42)
Change From Previous Week: DRIER      SOILS ( -0.68)

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 07-10-2018 to 07-16-2018

Temperatures for the period averaged 78 degrees across the state which was 1 degrees warmer than normal and 2 degrees cooler than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 90 in the West to 88 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 0 degrees from normal in the West to 1 degrees warmer than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 70 degrees in the West to 68 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 2 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 5 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 98 degrees at PADUCAH ASOS and the extreme low was 57 degrees at MONTICELLO AWOS.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.56 inches statewide which was 0.44 inches below normal and 56% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 1.18 inches, Central 0.43 inches, Bluegrass 0.34 inches and East 0.28 inches, which was 0.20, -0.58, -0.64 and -0.74 inches respectively from normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.00 inches at ALEXANDRIA 5NW to a high of 2.52 inches at CADIZ 4SW.

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Almanac Information
Tuesday July 17, 2018 the 198th Day of Year

Declination 21.030000
Distance 0.999716 AU
Rise 06:30 EDT Set 20:59 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:44 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:01 EDT Ends 21:28 EDT

Normal Max/Min Temperature for Today: 88 / 65

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

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On This Day In

Weather History...

One of the worst heat waves in the history of the nation commenced. During
the last two weeks of the month extreme heat claimed 679 lives in Michigan,
including 300 in Detroit alone. (The Weather Channel)
A prolonged heat wave over Washington State finally came to an end.
Lightning from untimely thunderstorms was responsible for 598 forest fires.
(David Ludlum)
Thunderstorms helped the temperatur at Key West FL to dip to 69 degrees, to
equal their July record established on the first of July in 1923. (The
Weather Channel)
On a warm and sunny day at Wilmington DE, with a high of 86 degrees, a dust
devil suddenly appeared. It tore most the roof off one house, and stripped
shingles from a neighboring house. A TV aerial was toppled, and clothes
were blown off clothes lines. (The Weather Channel)
Slow moving thunderstorms caused flooding on the Guadalupe River in Texas
resulting in tragic loss of life. A bus and van leaving a summer youth camp
stalled near the rapidly rising river, just west of the town of Comfort,
and a powerful surge of water swept away 43 persons, mostly teenagers. Ten
drowned in the floodwaters. Most of the others were rescued from tree tops
by helicopter. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
A dozen cities in the eastern U.S., and six others in California, reported
record high temperatures for the date. Downtown San Francisco CA, with a
high of 103 degrees, obliterated their previous record high of 82 degrees.
Philadelphia PA reported a record five straight days of 100 degree heat,
and Baltimore MD reported a record eight days of 100 degree weather for the
year. Afternoon and evening thunderstorms produced severe weather along the
Middle Atlantic Coast, and over southern New England. (The National Weather
Thunderstorms produced severe weather from South Dakota to Lousiana, with
126 reports of large hail and damaging winds during the day and night.
Thunderstorms in Nebraska produced hail four inches in diameter in Frontier
County, and at North Platte, causing millions of dollars damage to crops in
Frontier County. Thunderstorms in Oklahoma produced wind gusts to 90 mph at
Peggs. Tahlequah OK was drenched with 5.25 inches of rain. (Storm Data)
(The National Weather Summary)

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