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Updated Friday Mid-Day, July 20, 2018

...Severe Weather Expected Today, Heat Advisory West...

According to the latest weather forecasts, an outbreak of severe weather is likely this afternoon and evening across Kentucky. The Storm Prediction Center has a large portion of our area in a "Moderate Risk" (level 4 out of 5 severe risk). Damaging winds, very large hail (> 2+ inches in some instances), and a few tornadoes are possible.

An unseasonably strong storm system will move into the lower Great Lakes through this evening, with a surface cold front trailing from this system also approaching our region by later this evening. The strong storm system will interact with a strongly unstable airmass to develop numerous strong to severe storms. Large hail, damaging winds, and a few tornadoes are all possible along with excessive lightning and heavy rainfall. The most widespread period of storms will be from late this afternoon through late evening. The storms should be out of the area midnight. Scattered showers and storms are then possible mainly each afternoon and evening through the weekend, although aren't expected to be as strong as today.

In addition to the potential for severe weather, western sections of the state also have a Heat Advisory in effect. The heat will be the main threat for today with southern portions of the region exceeding triple digit heat index values. Livestock Heat Stress will rise into the Emergency Category in the west and Danger Category for the remainder of the state.

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Regional Hourly Observations For CAMPBELL County, Kentucky
Issued at 1200 PM EDT FRI JUL 20 2018
NORTHEAST KENTUCKY
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
LEXINGTON      FAIR      78  68  71 SE9       29.97F                  
COVINGTON      CLOUDY    71  68  90 S13       29.91F                  
FRANKFORT      PTSUNNY   78  71  79 SE8       29.93F                  

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Current Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Conditions in Kentucky
Based on observations at 1200pm EDT, Friday July 20, 2018

Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 85 degrees west, near 78 degrees central, and near 75 degrees east. Current sky conditions are fair west, fair central, and cloudy east. In the west, relative humidity is near 69%, and the dew point is near 74 degrees. The heat index is near 92 degrees west. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 71%, and the dew point is near 68 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 78%, and the dew point is near 68 degrees. Current drying conditions are fair west, fair central, and fair east. The livestock heat stress category is danger west, no stress central, and no stress east. Winds are from the southwest at 10 mph west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the southeast at 9 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are variable at 5 mph east, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 86 degrees at Hopkinsville and Bowling Green. The lowest temperature is 71 degrees at Covington.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook For CAMPBELL County, Kentucky
1006 AM EDT Fri Jul 20 2018

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight.

Multiple rounds of thunderstorms are expected today, with strong to severe
beginning in early afternoon pushing from Indiana into Ohio and
Kentucky, and then at least one additional round of strong to 
severe storms again in the very late afternoon into the evening,
again pusing in from Indiana into Ohio and Kentucky.

Severe storms are possible with each of these rounds of storms
through the evening hours. The main threat will be damaging wind.
Large hail is also possible, and there is an increased potential for
some storms to produce tornadoes. 

Torrential rain is also possible. While widespread flash flooding is
not likely, where thunderstorms track repeatedly over the same area,
there is a flash flood threat. 


 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Saturday through Thursday.

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Spotter activation will likely be needed.

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7-Day Forecast For CAMPBELL County, KY
1050 AM EDT Fri Jul 20 2018

REST OF TODAY
Showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s. South winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph. Chance of rain 80 percent.

TONIGHT
Showers and thunderstorms, mainly in the evening. Some thunderstorms may be severe in the evening. Lows in the upper 60s. South winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 80 percent.

SATURDAY
Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then showers and thunderstorms likely in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 70s. Southwest winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Showers and thunderstorms likely in the evening, then showers likely with a chance of thunderstorms after midnight. Lows in the upper 60s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.

SUNDAY
Showers likely with a chance of thunderstorms in the morning, then showers and thunderstorms likely in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 70s. West winds around 5 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy. Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly in the evening. Lows in the upper 60s. Chance of rain 60 percent.

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

MONDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 60s.

TUESDAY
Partly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s. Chance of rain 40 percent.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening. Lows in the upper 60s. Chance of rain 30 percent.

WEDNESDAY
Partly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 80s. Chance of rain 40 percent.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening. Lows in the upper 60s. Chance of rain 30 percent.

THURSDAY
Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 80s.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For CAMPBELL County, Kentucky
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                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   JUL 25-29 JUL 27-AUG 2    JUL       JUL-SEP                      
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   Temperature:      Below        Below      Above      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Above        Above     Normal     Normal                      

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

Hydrological Drought (PDSI) Situation:
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Current Long-term Hydrological Moisture Status: NEAR NORMAL           (PDSI=  -1.34)
Rainfall Needed:  0.00 inches ABOVE NORMAL


Crop Moisture (CMI) Situation:
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Current Short-term Crop Moisture Status: Favorable For Normal Growth And Fieldwork    (CMI=   0.00)
Change From Previous Week: DRIER      SOILS ( -0.33)

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 07-13-2018 to 07-19-2018

Temperatures for the period averaged 77 degrees across the state which was 0 degrees from normal and no change to the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 89 in the West to 87 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 1 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 0 degrees from normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 69 degrees in the West to 67 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 98 degrees at PADUCAH ASOS and the extreme low was 55 degrees at PAINTSVILLE 4W.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.59 inches statewide which was 0.41 inches below normal and 59% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 1.21 inches, Central 0.33 inches, Bluegrass 0.34 inches and East 0.50 inches, which was 0.24, -0.69, -0.63 and -0.53 inches respectively from normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.00 inches at ALEXANDRIA 5NW to a high of 2.58 inches at FRANKLIN 4SW.

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Almanac Information
Friday July 20, 2018 the 201th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination 20.470000
Distance 0.999716 AU
Rise 06:32 EDT Set 20:57 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:44 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:03 EDT Ends 21:26 EDT

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Normal Max/Min Temperature for Today: 88 / 65
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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...



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JULY 20TH...HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1930...
The temperature at Washington D.C. soared to an all-time record of 106
degrees. The next day Millsboro reached 110 degrees to set a record for the
state of Delaware. July 1930 was one of the hottest and driest summers in
the U.S., particularly in the Missouri Valley where severe drought
conditions developed. Toward the end of the month state records were set
for Kentucky with 114 degrees, and Mississippi with 115 degrees. (David
Ludlum)
...1934...
The temperature at Keokuk IA soared to 118 degrees to establish a state
record. (The Weather Channel)
...1953...
Twenty-two inches of hail reportedly fell northeast of Dickinson ND. (The
Weather Channel)
...1986...
The temperature at Charleston SC hit 104 degrees for the second day in a
row to tie their all-time record high. (The Weather Channel)
...1987...
Thunderstorms produced severe weather across Minnesota, Wisconsin and
Michigan. Thunderstorms produced wind gusts to 87 mph at Mosinee WI, and
strong thunderstorm winds capsized twenty-six boats on Grand Traverse Bay
drowning two women. Thunderstorms produced nine inches of rain at Shakopee
MN, with 7.83 inches reported in six hours at Chaska MN. Thunderstorms in
north central Nebraska produced hail as large as golf balls in southwestern
Cherry County, which accumulated to a depth of 12 inches. (The National
Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
...1988...
The temperature at Redding CA soared to an all-time record high of 118
degrees. Showers and thunderstorms produced much needed rains from New
England to southern Texas. Salem IN was deluged with 7.2 inches of rain
resulting in flash flooding. (The National Weather Summary)
...1989...
Showers and thunderstorms in the Middle Atlantic Coast Region soaked
Wilmington DE with 2.28 inches of rain, pushing their total for the period
May through July past the previous record of 22.43 inches. Heavy rain over
that three month period virtually wiped out a 16.82 inch deficit which had
been building since drought conditions began in 1985. Thunderstorms in
central Indiana deluged Lebanon with 6.50 inches of rain in twelve hours,
and thunderstorms over Florida produced wind gusts to 84 mph at Flagler
Beach. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
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