Crittenden County, KY Weather And Climate Synopsis


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Updated Tuesday, October 17, 2017
...Mostly Sunny And Dry With A Warming Trend Starting Today...

High pressure will keep our region dry through the week with a gradual warming trend. Temperatures will start out with highs today in the mid 60s to around 70 degrees in the west, and lows tonight in the upper 30s in the east to lower 40s elsewhere. Highs Friday and Saturday will reach the low 70s east to upper 70s to around 80 degrees in the west, with lows Saturday night in the mid to upper 50s. A cold front will move across the region late in the weekend, giving us a good chance of showers and thunderstorms Saturday night into Sunday evening.

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Regional Hourly Observations For CRITTENDEN County, Kentucky
Issued at 1200 PM EDT TUE OCT 17 2017
WESTERN AND SOUTH CENTRAL KENTUCKY
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
PADUCAH        SUNNY     63  41  44 SE8       30.37F                  
HENDERSON      SUNNY     63  40  42 S10       30.38F                  
OWENSBORO      SUNNY     62  43  49 S8        30.38F                  
HOPKINSVILLE   SUNNY     62  39  43 SE12      30.36F                  
BOWLING GREEN  SUNNY     61  46  57 SE6       30.40F                  
GLASGOW        NOT AVBL                                               

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Current Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Conditions in Kentucky
Based on observations at 1200pm EDT, Tuesday October 17, 2017

Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 63 degrees west, near 60 degrees central, and near 57 degrees east. Current sky conditions are sunny west, sunny central, and sunny east. In the west, relative humidity is near 44%, and the dew point is near 41 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 51%, and the dew point is near 42 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 52%, and the dew point is near 40 degrees. Current drying conditions are good west, fair central, and fair east. Tobacco stripping conditions are unfavorable west, marginal central, and marginal east. Winds are from the southeast at 8 mph west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are variable at 5 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 63 degrees at Paducah and Henderson. The lowest temperature is 57 degrees at Jackson.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook For CRITTENDEN County, Kentucky
1022 AM CDT Tue Oct 17 2017

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight

Relative humidity will drop through the 30s percentile this 
afternoon for the entire Quad State, with minimum relative humidity 
values in the mid 20s percentile for the southeast Missouri Ozarks.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Wednesday through Monday

Isolated to scattered thunderstorms are possible across the region 
late Saturday and much of Sunday.

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Spotter activation will not be needed.

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7-Day Forecast For CRITTENDEN County, KY
1002 AM CDT Tue Oct 17 2017

TODAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 60s. South winds around 5 mph.

TONIGHT
Clear. Lows in the mid 40s. Southeast winds around 5 mph.

WEDNESDAY
Sunny. Highs in the lower 70s. South winds 5 to 10 mph.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Clear. Lows in the upper 40s. South winds around 5 mph.

THURSDAY
Sunny. Highs in the mid 70s. Southwest winds around 5 mph.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Clear. Lows around 50.

FRIDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 70s.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 50s.

SATURDAY
Partly sunny. Highs in the upper 70s.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight. Lows in the upper 50s.

SUNDAY
Showers likely and a slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning, then a chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 70s. Chance of precipitation 60 percent.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers. Lows in the mid 50s.

MONDAY
Partly sunny. Highs in the lower 70s.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For CRITTENDEN County, Kentucky
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   Temperature:      Above        Below      Below      Above                      
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Drought Status For CRITTENDEN County, Kentucky
(Based on the latest Palmer Drought Severity and Crop Moisture Indices)
WESTERN   KY CLIMATE DIVISION

Hydrological Drought (PDSI) Situation:
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Current Long-term Hydrological Moisture Status: NEAR NORMAL           (PDSI=   0.96)
Rainfall Needed:  0.00 inches ABOVE NORMAL


Crop Moisture (CMI) Situation:
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Current Short-term Crop Moisture Status: Moisture Adequate For Present Needs          (CMI=   0.75)
Change From Previous Week: WETTER     SOILS (  0.36)

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 10-10-2017 to 10-16-2017

Temperatures for the period averaged 64 degrees across the state which was 6 degrees warmer than normal and 6 degrees cooler than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 74 in the West to 76 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 1 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 5 degrees warmer than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 55 degrees in the West to 57 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 7 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 13 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 90 degrees at CAPE GIRARDEAU ASOS and the extreme low was 37 degrees at CAPE GIRARDEAU ASOS.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.81 inches statewide which was 0.09 inches above normal and 112% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 0.99 inches, Central 0.99 inches, Bluegrass 0.59 inches and East 0.67 inches, which was 0.25, 0.25, -0.11 and -0.05 inches respectively from normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.00 inches at OWINGSVILLE 4S to a high of 4.62 inches at GREENVILLE 6N.

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Almanac Information
Tuesday October 17, 2017 the 290th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination -9.680000
Distance 0.999721 AU
Rise 07:50 EDT Set 18:57 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:23 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 07:24 EDT Ends 19:23 EDT

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Normal Max/Min Temperature for Today: 69 / 46
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OCTOBER 17TH
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1781...
General Cornwallis attempted to escape encirclement by crossing York River,
"but a violent storm arose" dispersing his boats causing him to ask for an
armistice. (Sandra and TI Richard Sanders - 1987)
...1910...
A hurricane made a loop off the southwest coast of Florida. Winds above 100
mph were reported at Fort Myers FL, and the barometric pressure at Sand Key
reached 28.40 inches. (David Ludlum)
...1950...
Small but powerful Hurricane King struck Miami FL. The hurricane packs
winded to 122 mph, with gusts to 150 mph. Hurricane King then moved up the
Florida peninsula to Georgia. Four persons were killed and damage was 28
million dollars. (David Ludlum) (The Weather Channel)
...1971...
Great balls of fire were observed just ahead of a tornado moving down the
main street of Wray CO. However, little other electrical activity
accompanied the storm. Nine persons were injured in the tornado, all at a
trailer court at the edge of town. (The Weather Channel)
...1984...
A snowstorm struck northern Utah producing a record 18 inches in 24 hours
at Salt Lake City, and 40 inches at the nearby Alta Ski Resort. The town of
Magna, located ten miles west of Salt Lake City, did not receive any snow
at all. The storm was responsible for a fifty vehicle pile-up along
Interstate 15 near Farmington UT. (Storm Data)
...1987...
It was a great day for an Oktoberfest, or to enjoy the colors of autumn, as
much of the nation enjoyed sunny and mild weather. Columbia SC dipped to 34
degrees, marking their third morning in a row of record cold. Bakersfield
CA reached 80 degrees for the 143rd day in a row to break a record
established in 1940. (The National Weather Summary)
...1988...
Thunderstorms produced severe weather in the Middle Mississippi Valley and
the Lower Ohio Valley. Severe thunderstorms spawned three tornadoes in
Indiana, including one which injured four persons. Strong thunderstorm
winds at Connerville IND caused three million dollars damage. Thunderstorms
in Illinois produced hail two inches in diameter Colfax. (The National
Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
...1989...
Showers and thunderstorms representing the remnants of Hurricane Jerry
deluged southeast Kentucky with four to six inches of rain in 18 to 24
hours, resulting in widespread flash flooding. Flooding resulted in more
than five million dollars damage. Temperatures again warmed into the 80s
and lower 90s in the southeastern U.S. Lakeland FL and Orlando FL reported
record highs of 95 degrees. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

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