Garrard County, KY Weather And Climate Synopsis

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Updated Sunday Evening, April 22, 2018

...A Wet Start To The Workweek...

A slow moving low meandering around the middle Mississippi Valley will keep clouds and showers in the region early this week. The second half of the week looks drier than the first half.

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Regional Hourly Observations For GARRARD County, Kentucky
Issued at 300 AM EDT MON APR 23 2018
LEXINGTON      FAIR      60  32  34 E12       30.05F                  
COVINGTON      MOCLDY    56  30  37 E12       30.08F                  
FRANKFORT      FAIR      58  30  34 E9        30.03F                  

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Current Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Conditions in Kentucky
Based on observations at 300am EDT, Monday April 23, 2018

Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 57 degrees west, near 60 degrees central, and near 60 degrees east. Current sky conditions are heavy rain west, fair central, and cloudy east. In the west, relative humidity is near 93%, and the dew point is near 55 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 34%, and the dew point is near 32 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 51%, and the dew point is near 42 degrees. Current drying conditions are poor west, good central, and fair east. There is patchy fog west. Winds are from the northeast at 17 mph with gusts at 28 mph west, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds and heavy rain. Winds are from the east at 12 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the south at 5 mph east, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 61 degrees at Louisville International. The lowest temperature is 52 degrees at Owensboro.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook For GARRARD County, Kentucky
312 PM EDT Sun Apr 22 2018 /212 PM CDT Sun Apr 22 2018/

 DAY ONE  Tonight.

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Monday through Saturday.

There is a chance for thunderstorms in southern Kentucky Monday and
Tuesday afternoon as a low pressure system rotates through the 
region. Lightning and small hail will be possible in the stronger


Spotter activation is not needed at this time.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

7-Day Forecast For GARRARD County, KY
329 AM EDT Mon Apr 23 2018

Showers. Highs in the lower 60s. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of showers 90 percent.

Showers. Lows in the lower 50s. East winds 5 to 15 mph. Chance of showers 80 percent.

Showers likely and slight chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 60s. East winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.

Cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers. Lows in the lower 50s. Northwest winds around 5 mph.

Cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers. Highs in the lower 60s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

Mostly cloudy. Lows in the lower 40s.

Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 60s.

Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 40s.

Partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers. Highs in the mid 60s.

Partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of rain showers. Lows in the upper 30s.

Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 60s.

Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 40s.

Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 60s.

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

Medium & Long Range Outlook For GARRARD County, Kentucky
                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                APR 28-MAY 2 APR 30-MAY 6    APR       APR-JUN                      
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   Temperature:      Below       Normal      Below      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Below        Below      Above      Above                      

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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: UNUSUAL MOIST SPELL   (PDSI=   2.33)
Rainfall Needed:  0.00 inches ABOVE NORMAL

Crop Moisture (CMI) Situation:

Current Short-term Crop Moisture Status: Favorable, Except Still Too Wet In Spots     (CMI=   1.90)
Change From Previous Week: DRIER      SOILS ( -0.73)

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 04-15-2018 to 04-21-2018

Temperatures for the period averaged 48 degrees across the state which was 8 degrees cooler than normal and 6 degrees cooler than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 61 in the West to 63 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 9 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 6 degrees cooler than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 39 degrees in the West to 36 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 8 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 5 degrees cooler than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 83 degrees at JACKSON and the extreme low was 22 degrees at MONTICELLO AWOS.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 1.02 inches statewide which was 0.04 inches above normal and 104% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 0.41 inches, Central 1.07 inches, Bluegrass 1.37 inches and East 1.24 inches, which was -0.72, 0.08, 0.47 and 0.32 inches respectively from normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.00 inches at CARBONDALE ASOS to a high of 2.94 inches at WHITLEY CITY 3N.

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Almanac Information
Monday April 23, 2018 the 113th Day of Year

Declination 12.860000
Distance 0.999719 AU
Rise 06:51 EDT Set 20:22 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:36 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:25 EDT Ends 20:49 EDT

Normal Max/Min Temperature for Today: 71 / 47

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...

The city of Denver CO was in the midst of a storm which produced 23 inches
of snow in 24 hours, and at Idaho Springs CO produced 32 inches of snow.
(David Ludlum)
The temperature at the Civic Center in Los Angeles CA hit 100 degrees to
establish an April record for the city. (The Weather Channel)

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