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Updated Sunday Evening, July 15, 2018

...Showers and Thunderstorms Ahead...

Plan on unsettled weather through Monday evening ahead of a cold front that will cross the region early Tuesday. Scattered to numerous showers and storms are expected. The high humidity will then get pushed south for mid-week leading to a couple nice, low humidity days.

Strong to marginally severe storms are possible Monday afternoon and evening ahead of a cold front. Gusty winds and heavy rainfall are the main threats in the strongest storms.

Showers and thunderstorms are possible again later in the work week and next weekend.

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Regional Hourly Observations For CLARK County, Kentucky
Issued at 900 PM EDT SUN JUL 15 2018
NORTHEAST KENTUCKY
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
LEXINGTON      LGT RAIN  73  68  84 NW5       30.01F                  
COVINGTON      MOCLDY    79  70  74 SW3       29.99S                  
FRANKFORT      FAIR      79  72  79 SW6       29.99S                  

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Current Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Conditions in Kentucky
Based on observations at 900pm EDT, Sunday July 15, 2018

Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 76 degrees west, near 73 degrees central, and near 74 degrees east. Current sky conditions are mostly cloudy west, light rain central, and fair east. In the west, relative humidity is near 85%, and the dew point is near 71 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 84%, and the dew point is near 68 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 97%, and the dew point is near 73 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 east. Winds are calm west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the northwest at 5 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to light rain. Winds are from the southeast at 3 mph east, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 79 degrees at Frankfort and Covington. The lowest temperature is 73 degrees at Lexington and Hopkinsville.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook For CLARK County, Kentucky
853 PM EDT Sun Jul 15 2018 /753 PM CDT Sun Jul 15 2018/

 DAY ONE  Tonight.

An isolated thunderstorm or two will be possible after midnight.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Monday through Saturday.

Strong to marginally severe storms will be possible Monday afternoon
and evening ahead of a cold front. Gusty winds and heavy rainfall 
will be the main threats in the strongest storms.

Thunderstorms will be possible again later in the work week and next
weekend. 

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Spotters should report any stronger wind gusts or heavier rainfall
amounts Monday.

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7-Day Forecast For CLARK County, KY
848 PM EDT Sun Jul 15 2018

OVERNIGHT
Mostly cloudy with isolated showers. Lows in the lower 70s. South winds up to 5 mph. Chance of showers 20 percent.

MONDAY
Numerous showers and scattered thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 60 percent.

MONDAY NIGHT
Showers and thunderstorms likely. Lows around 70. Southwest winds around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation 60 percent.

TUESDAY
Partly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 60s. North winds 5 to 10 mph.

WEDNESDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 80s.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 60s.

THURSDAY
Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 60s.

FRIDAY
Partly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 60s.

SATURDAY
Showers and thunderstorms likely. Highs in the lower 80s. Chance of precipitation 60 percent.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 60s.

SUNDAY
Showers and thunderstorms likely. Highs in the lower 80s. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For CLARK County, Kentucky
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                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   JUL 21-25    JUL 23-29    JUL       JUL-SEP                      
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   Temperature:      Below        Below      Above      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Above        Above     Normal     Normal                      

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

Hydrological Drought (PDSI) Situation:
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Current Long-term Hydrological Moisture Status: NEAR NORMAL           (PDSI=  -0.30)
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=   0.01)
Change From Previous Week: DRIER      SOILS ( -0.28)

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 07-08-2018 to 07-14-2018

Temperatures for the period averaged 78 degrees across the state which was 2 degrees warmer than normal and 2 degrees cooler than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 91 in the West to 88 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 69 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 98 degrees at PADUCAH ASOS and the extreme low was 57 degrees at MONTICELLO AWOS.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.09 inches statewide which was 0.9 inches below normal and 9% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 0.08 inches, Central 0.17 inches, Bluegrass 0.04 inches and East 0.07 inches, which was 0.9, 0.83, 0.94 and 0.94 inches below normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.00 inches at ALEXANDRIA 5NW to a high of 1.80 inches at BURKESVILLE 3W.

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Almanac Information
Sunday July 15, 2018 the 196th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination 21.360000
Distance 0.999715 AU
Rise 06:28 EDT Set 21:00 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:44 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 05:59 EDT Ends 21:30 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 15TH...HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1916...
A dying South Atlantic Coast storm produced torrential rains in the
southern Appalachian Mountains. Altapass NC was drenched with more than 22
inches of rain, a 24 hour rainfall record for the state. Flooding resulted
in considerable damage, particularly to railroads. (David Ludlum)
...1954...
The temperature at Balcony Falls VA soared to 110 degrees to establish a
state record. (The Weather Channel)
...1983...
The Big Thompson Creek in Colorado flooded for the second time in seven
years, claiming three lives, and filling the town of Estes Park with eight
to ten feet of water. (The Weather Channel)
...1987...
Unseasonably cool weather spread into the south central and eastern U.S.
Fifteen cities reported record low temperatures for the date, including
Houghton Lake MI with a reading of 37 degrees. The high temperature for the
date of 58 degrees at Flint MI was their coolest of record for July.
Thunderstorms spawned several tornadoes in Illinois and Indiana, injuring a
cow near Donovan IL. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
...1988...
Twenty-six cities east of the Mississippi River reported record high
temperatures for the date. Charleston WV established an all-time record
high with a reading of 103 degrees, and Chicago IL reported a record fifth
day of 100 degree heat for the year. A severe thunderstorm moving across
Omaha NE and the Council Bluffs area of west central Iowa spawned three
tornadoes which injured 88 persons, and also produced high winds which
injured 18 others. Winds at the Omaha Eppley Airport reached 92 mph. Damage
from the storm was estimated at 43 million dollars. (Storm Data) (The
National Weather Summary)
...1989...
Thunderstorms drenched Kansas City MO with 4.16 inches of rain, a record
for the date. Two and a half inches of rain deluged the city between Noon
and 1 PM. Afternoon thunderstorms in South Carolina deluged Williamstown
with six inches of rain in ninety minutes, including four inches in little
more than half an hour. (The National Weather Summary)(Storm Data)

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