Garrard County, KY Weather And Climate Synopsis

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Updated Wednesday Evening, October 18, 2017
...Mostly Sunny And Warmer Today...

Look for a near repeat of the weather conditions over the next few days as Kentucky remains under the influence of high pressure. This will amount to dry conditions, clear skies, seasonable warm temperatures, and a south breeze. A cold front then increases the chance for showers on Sunday and into Monday. Behind the front, it looks as though Kentucky could see temperatures dip well into the 30s again over the second half of the week. Stay tuned!

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Regional Hourly Observations For GARRARD County, Kentucky
Issued at 700 PM EDT WED OCT 18 2017
LEXINGTON      CLEAR     63  45  51 S5        30.24R                  
COVINGTON      PTCLDY    63  44  50 SW5       30.21S                  
FRANKFORT      CLEAR     63  43  48 S6        30.22S                  

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Current Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Conditions in Kentucky
Based on observations at 700pm EDT, Wednesday October 18, 2017

Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 69 degrees west, near 63 degrees central, and near 63 degrees east. Current sky conditions are clear west, clear central, and partly cloudy east. In the west, relative humidity is near 43%, and the dew point is near 46 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 51%, and the dew point is near 45 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 41%, and the dew point is near 39 degrees. Current drying conditions are good west, fair central, and good east. Tobacco stripping conditions are unfavorable west, marginal central, and unfavorable east. Winds are from the south at 5 mph west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the south at 5 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are calm east, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 69 degrees at Paducah. The lowest temperature is 63 degrees at Somerset, Lexington, Jackson, Frankfort, and Covington.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook For GARRARD County, Kentucky
240 PM EDT Wed Oct 18 2017 /140 PM CDT Wed Oct 18 2017/

 DAY ONE  Tonight.

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Thursday through Tuesday.

A cold front is expected to approach the region Sunday, bringing
scattered thunderstorms. Organized severe weather is not anticipated
at this time.


Spotter activation is not needed at this time. 

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7-Day Forecast For GARRARD County, KY
239 PM EDT Wed Oct 18 2017

Clear. Patchy fog after midnight. Lows in the lower 40s. South winds up to 5 mph.

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

Clear. Lows in the mid 40s. South winds up to 5 mph.

Sunny. Highs in the mid 70s. Southeast winds up to 5 mph.

Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 40s. Southeast winds up to 5 mph.

Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 70s.

Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 50s.

Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 70s.

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

Showers likely. Highs in the lower 70s. Chance of showers 60 percent.

Partly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers. Lows in the lower 50s.

Partly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers. Highs in the lower 60s.

Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 40s.

Partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers. Highs in the mid 50s.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For GARRARD County, Kentucky
                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   OCT 24-28 OCT 26-NOV 1    OCT       OCT-DEC                      
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   Temperature:      Below        Below      Below      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Above        Below      Below     Normal                      

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Drought Status For GARRARD 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=   0.95)
Rainfall Needed:  0.00 inches ABOVE NORMAL

Crop Moisture (CMI) Situation:

Current Short-term Crop Moisture Status: Moisture Adequate For Present Needs          (CMI=   0.85)
Change From Previous Week: WETTER     SOILS (  0.56)

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 10-11-2017 to 10-17-2017

Temperatures for the period averaged 62 degrees across the state which was 4 degrees warmer than normal and 8 degrees cooler than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 72 in the West to 74 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 1 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 3 degrees warmer than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 50 degrees in the West to 53 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 3 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 10 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 33 degrees at CAPE GIRARDEAU ASOS.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.27 inches statewide which was 0.45 inches below normal and 38% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 0.22 inches, Central 0.12 inches, Bluegrass 0.25 inches and East 0.48 inches, which was 0.52, 0.61, 0.44 and 0.23 inches below normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.00 inches at EDMONTON 5W to a high of 1.25 inches at HINDMAN 5N.

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Almanac Information
Wednesday October 18, 2017 the 291th Day of Year

Declination -10.040000
Distance 0.999721 AU
Rise 07:51 EDT Set 18:56 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:23 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 07:25 EDT Ends 19:21 EDT

Normal Max/Min Temperature for Today: 69 / 46

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...

A hurricane struck South Florida drowning 124 persons stranded in the
Florida Keys. (David Ludlum)
Northeasterly winds as high as 70 mph (from a hurricane moving northward up
the Florida peninsula) carried water out of Tampa Bay and the Hillsboro
River. The water level lowered to nine feet below mean low water. Forty
ships were grounded.
(The Weather Channel)
A big early season lake effect snowburst on the lee shores of Lake Erie and
Lake Ontario produced 47 inches at Governeur NY and 48 inches just south of
Buffalo. (David Ludlum)
Thunderstorms in northeastern Texas produced golf ball size hail at
Atlanta, along with wind gusts to 86 mph, and four inches of rain. Damage
from the storm was estimated at more than a million dollars. Sunny and mild
weather continued across much of the rest of the nation. (The National
Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
Eight cities in the southwestern U.S. reported record high temperatures for
the date, including Red Bluff CA with a reading of 96 degrees. (The
National Weather Summary)
Unseasonably cold air began to invade the central and eastern U.S. Light
snow fell across northern Maine, and snow was also reported in the Great
Lakes Region, including the Chicago area. Bismarck ND was the cold spot in
the nation with a low of 9 degrees above zero. Five cities in Florida
reported record high readings for the date, as temperatures warmed above 80
degrees. Miami FL reported a record high of 90 degrees. (The National
Weather Summary)

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