Garrard County, KY Weather And Climate Synopsis


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Updated Monday, February 24, 2020

...Widespread Rain To Start The Workweek...

Widespread rain is expected for much of today and tonight. Tuesday will bring a break in the rain, and milder temperatures. Precipitation returns again Wednesday, with much cooler air for the end of the week.

Precipitation could change over to snow on Wednesday evening as much cooler air filters into the area. A dusting of snow is possible by Thursday morning.

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Regional Hourly Observations For GARRARD County, Kentucky
Issued at 1100 AM EST MON FEB 24 2020
NORTHEAST KENTUCKY
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
LEXINGTON      LGT RAIN  42  40  92 SE13      29.98F                  
COVINGTON      LGT RAIN  42  39  89 S7        29.96F                  
FRANKFORT      CLOUDY    45  41  86 SE12G17   29.95F                  

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Current Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Conditions in Kentucky
Based on observations at 1100am EST, Monday February 24, 2020

Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 47 degrees west, near 42 degrees central, and near 43 degrees east. Current sky conditions are light rain west, light rain central, and light rain east. In the west, relative humidity is near 90%, and the dew point is near 44 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 92%, and the dew point is near 40 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 82%, and the dew point is near 38 degrees. Current drying conditions are poor west, poor central, and poor east. Winds are from the southeast at 13 mph west, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds and light rain. Winds are from the southeast at 13 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds and light rain. Winds are from the southwest at 3 mph east, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to light rain. The livestock cold stress index is in the no stress category west, no stress category central, and no stress category east. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 47 degrees at Paducah, Louisville International, Louisville Bowman, and Bowling Green. The lowest temperature is 41 degrees at Somerset.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook For GARRARD County, Kentucky
319 AM EST Mon Feb 24 2020 /219 AM CST Mon Feb 24 2020/

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight.

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Tuesday through Sunday.

Precipitation could change over to snow on Wednesday evening as much
cooler air filters into the area. A dusting of snow is possible 
by Thursday morning. 

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Spotter activation is not anticipated at this time.

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7-Day Forecast For GARRARD County, KY
258 AM EST Mon Feb 24 2020

TODAY
Rain. Patchy fog. Highs in the upper 40s. South winds 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain near 100 percent.

TONIGHT
Rain. Near steady temperature in the upper 40s. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain near 100 percent.

TUESDAY
Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain. Highs in the mid 50s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain. Lows in the upper 30s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

WEDNESDAY
Rain showers likely. Highs in the lower 40s. West winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of showers 60 percent.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Cloudy. Lows in the mid 20s.

THURSDAY
Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 30s.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 20s.

FRIDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 30s.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows around 18.

SATURDAY
Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 30s.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 20s.

SUNDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 40s.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For GARRARD County, Kentucky
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   Temperature:     Normal        Above      Above     Normal                      
 Precipitation:      Above        Above      Above      Above                      

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Drought Status For GARRARD 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: VERY MOIST SPELL      (PDSI=   3.23)
Rainfall Needed:  0.00 inches ABOVE NORMAL


Crop Moisture (CMI) Situation:
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Current Short-term Crop Moisture Status: Too Wet, Some Standing Water                 (CMI=   2.94)
Change From Previous Week: WETTER     SOILS (  1.34)

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 02-17-2020 to 02-23-2020

Temperatures for the period averaged 39 degrees across the state which was 0 degrees from normal and 2 degrees warmer than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 50 in the West to 50 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 1 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 1 degrees cooler than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 30 degrees in the West to 29 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 0 degrees from normal in the West to 2 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 68 degrees at FORT CAMPBELL and the extreme low was 11 degrees at CYNTHIANA 8N.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.37 inches statewide which was 0.56 inches below normal and 40% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 0.35 inches, Central 0.42 inches, Bluegrass 0.29 inches and East 0.41 inches, which was 0.7, 0.58, 0.51 and 0.46 inches below normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.01 inches at CARBONDALE ASOS to a high of 0.93 inches at ELKTON 5SW.

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Almanac Information
Monday February 24, 2020 the 55th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination -9.270000
Distance 0.999723 AU
Rise 07:17 EST Set 18:27 EST
Transit Meridian 12:51 EST
Civil Twilight Begins 06:51 EST Ends 18:52 EST

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Normal Max/Min Temperature for Today: 50 / 28
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Weather History...



FEBRUARY 24TH
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1852...
The Susquehanna River ice bridge at Havre de Grace MD commenced to break up
after forty days of use. A total of 1738 loaded freight cars were hauled
along rails laid on the ice. (David Ludlum)
...1936...
Vermont and New Hampshire received brown snow due to dust from storms in
the Great Plains Region. A muddy rain fell across parts of northern New
York State. (24th-25th) (David Ludlum) (The Weather Channel)
...1987...
A massive winter storm began to overspread the western U.S. In southern
California, Big Bear was blanketed with 17 inches of snow, and Lake Hughes
reported four inches of snow in just one hour. Snow pellets whitened
coastal areas of Orange County and San Diego County, with three inches at
Huntington Beach. The storm also produced thunderstorms with hail and
waterspouts. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
...1988...
Strong winds produced snow squalls in the Great Lakes Region which created
"white-out" conditions in eastern Upper Michigan. Squalls produced up to 14
inches of snow in Geauga County of northeastern Ohio. (The National Weather
Summary) (Storm Data)
...1989...
A total of thirty-three cities in the eastern U.S. reported new record low
temperatures for the date, and an Atlantic coast storm spread heavy snow
from Georgia to southern New England. Snowfall totals in New Jersey ranged
up to 24 inches in May County, with 19 inches reported at Atlantic City.
Totals in North Carolina ranged up to 18 inches in Gates County, and winds
along the coast of North Carolina gusted to 70 mph at Duck Pier. Strong
winds gusting to 52 mph created blizzard conditions at Chatham MA. (The
National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
...1990...
Strong northerly winds prevailed from Illinois to the Southern and Central
Appalachians. Winds gusted to 68 mph at Sewickley Heights PA. High winds
caused considerable blowing and drifting of snow across northern and
central Indiana through the day. Wind gusts to 47 mph and 6 to 8 inches of
snow created white-out conditions around South Bend IN. Traffic accidents
resulted in two deaths and 130 injuries. Sixty-five persons were injured in
one accident along Interstate 69 in Huntington County. Wind gusts to 60 mph
and 4 to 8 inches of snow created blizzard conditions in eastern and
northern Ohio. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
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