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Regional Hourly Observations For FULTON County, Kentucky
Issued at 1100 AM EDT SUN AUG 20 2017
WESTERN AND SOUTH CENTRAL KENTUCKY
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
PADUCAH        SUNNY     84  72  67 SW5       30.07R                  
HENDERSON      CLOUDY    81  73  76 SE3       30.08R                  
OWENSBORO      CLOUDY    78  72  81 CALM      30.09R                  
HOPKINSVILLE   SUNNY     85  71  64 CALM      30.09R HX  90           
BOWLING GREEN  MOSUNNY   85  74  69 SW3       30.10R HX  92           
GLASGOW        SUNNY     83  71  65 CALM      30.11S                  

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Current Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Conditions in Kentucky
Based on observations at 1100am EDT, Sunday August 20, 2017

Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 84 degrees west, near 82 degrees central, and near 79 degrees east. Current sky conditions are sunny west, mostly sunny central, and sunny east. In the west, relative humidity is near 67%, and the dew point is near 72 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 60%, and the dew point is near 67 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 69%, 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 5 mph west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the southwest at 7 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the southeast at 3 mph east, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 85 degrees at Hopkinsville and Bowling Green. The lowest temperature is 78 degrees at Owensboro.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook For FULTON County, Kentucky
416 AM CDT Sun Aug 20 2017

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight

Isolated to widely scattered thunderstorms are forecast for part
of the outlook area today. Any storms that develop should remain
below severe levels. 

Heat index values will top out around 100 degrees mainly during
the afternoon hours across southeast Missouri and southern 
Illinois.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Monday through Saturday

Isolated afternoon thunderstorms are forecast for part of
southeast Missouri and southwest Illinois on Monday. These storms
should remain below severe limits.

Heat index values will top out again near 100 degrees mainly 
during the afternoon hours on Monday across southeast Missouri 
and southern Illinois.

Scattered to numerous thunderstorms are forecast Tuesday through 
early Wednesday morning. These thunderstorms are expected to move
slowly southeast in a broken line through the outlook area. Some
of the storms will likely become severe late Tuesday afternoon and
evening, with damaging winds the primary hazard, followed by
isolated large hail. Heavy rain will be a greater hazard during
the evening hours.

The Storm Prediction Center has issued a Slight Risk of Severe
Thunderstorms for Tuesday and Tuesday night, extending from 
Benton Illinois and the Land Between the Lakes northeast into 
parts of southeast Illinois, southwest Indiana, and the Pennyrile 
region of west Kentucky. A Marginal risk of severe thunderstorms 
covers the remainder of the outlook area Tuesday and Tuesday 
night.

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Skywarn spotter activation may be requested Tuesday afternoon and
evening.

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7-Day Forecast For FULTON County, KY
944 AM CDT Sun Aug 20 2017

TODAY
Partly sunny. Highs in the lower 90s. South winds around 5 mph. Highest heat index readings around 100.

TONIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 70s. South winds around 5 mph.

MONDAY
Mostly sunny. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 90s. South winds around 5 mph.

MONDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 70s. South winds 5 mph.

TUESDAY
Partly sunny. A chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then showers and thunderstorms likely in the afternoon. Highs around 90. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation 60 percent.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Showers and thunderstorms likely in the evening, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight. Lows in the upper 60s. Chance of precipitation 60 percent.

WEDNESDAY
Partly sunny. A 30 percent chance of showers in the morning. Highs in the lower 80s.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows around 60.

THURSDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 80s.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Clear. Lows in the upper 50s.

FRIDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 80s.

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

SATURDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 80s.

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


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

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Drought Status For FULTON 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=  -1.56)
Rainfall Needed:  3.87 inches ABOVE NORMAL


Crop Moisture (CMI) Situation:
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Current Short-term Crop Moisture Status: Prospects Improved But Rain Still Needed     (CMI=  -0.28)
Change From Previous Week: WETTER     SOILS (  0.52)

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 08-13-2017 to 08-19-2017

Temperatures for the period averaged 76 degrees across the state which was 0 degrees from normal and 4 degrees warmer than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 86 in the West to 85 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 2 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 1 degrees cooler than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 68 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 96 degrees at LOUISVILLE APT and the extreme low was 48 degrees at BURKESVILLE 3W.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.99 inches statewide which was 0.13 inches above normal and 115% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 0.60 inches, Central 0.87 inches, Bluegrass 1.01 inches and East 1.47 inches, which was -0.18, 0.02, 0.14 and 0.54 inches respectively from normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.02 inches at FORT KNOX to a high of 4.03 inches at SOMERSET.

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Almanac Information
Sunday August 20, 2017 the 232th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination 12.040000
Distance 0.999717 AU
Rise 06:58 EDT Set 20:24 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:41 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:32 EDT Ends 20:50 EDT

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Normal Max/Min Temperature for Today: 85 / 62
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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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AUGUST 20TH...HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1886...
The town of Indianola TX was completely destroyed by a hurricane, and never
rebuilt. (David Ludlum)
...1910...
The "big blow up" of forest fires finally came to an end in Idaho. A record
dry August fueled 1736 fires which burned three million acres destroying
six billion board feet of timber. The fires claimed the lives of 85
persons, 78 of which were fire fighters, and consumed the entire town of
Wallace. The smoke spread a third of the way around the world producing
some dark days in the U.S. and Canada. The forest fires prompted federal
fire protection laws. (David Ludlum)
...1987...
Half a dozen cities in the Central Plains Region reported record high
temperatures for the date, including Pueblo CO with a reading of 102
degrees, and Goodland KS with a high of 104 degrees. Hill City KS reached
106 degrees. (The National Weather Summary)
...1988...
Sheridan WY reported a record hot temperature reading of 100 degrees.
Evening thunderstorms produced golf ball size hail near Fortuna ND, and
wind gusts to 70 mph near Webster SD. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm
Data)
...1989...
Early morning thunderstorms produced heavy rain in southeast Kansas and
northeastern Oklahoma, with up to six inches reported around Tulsa OK. Some
roads in the Tulsa area were closed by water 10 to 12 feet deep. Evening
thunderstorms produced severe weather in northern Oklahoma and southern
Kansas. Thunderstorms produced winds gusts to 75 mph in Major County OK,
and hail two inches in diameter at Jennings KS. (The National Weather
Summary) (Storm Data)

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