Graves County, KY Weather And Climate Synopsis

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Regional Hourly Observations For GRAVES County, Kentucky
Issued at 300 PM EDT SAT APR 21 2018
PADUCAH        FAIR      73  41  31 NE9       30.22F                  
HENDERSON      FAIR      68  34  28 NE10      30.27F                  
OWENSBORO      FAIR      70  29  21 VRB3      30.27F                  
HOPKINSVILLE   FAIR      70  37  30 NE10      30.23F                  
BOWLING GREEN  FAIR      71  36  27 MISG      30.28F                  
GLASGOW        FAIR      69  33  26 CALM      30.28F                  

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Current Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Conditions in Kentucky
Based on observations at 300pm EDT, Saturday April 21, 2018

Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 73 degrees west, near 64 degrees central, and near 69 degrees east. Current sky conditions are fair west, fair central, and fair east. In the west, relative humidity is near 31%, and the dew point is near 41 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 27%, and the dew point is near 30 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 19%, and the dew point is near 25 degrees. Current drying conditions are good west, very good central, and very good east. Winds are from the northeast at 9 mph west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are variable at 3 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 73 degrees at Paducah. The lowest temperature is 60 degrees at Covington.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook For GRAVES County, Kentucky
304 AM CDT Sat Apr 21 2018

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Sunday through Friday

An inch and a half of rainfall is forecast Sunday through Monday
night, along the Arkansas and Tennessee border regions of
southeast Missouri and western Kentucky. Refer to the Hydrologic
Product for additional details.


Spotter activation is not anticipated.

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7-Day Forecast For GRAVES County, KY
236 AM CDT Sat Apr 21 2018

Mostly sunny in the morning then becoming mostly cloudy. Highs in the lower 70s. East winds 5 to 10 mph.

Mostly cloudy. A 50 percent chance of showers after midnight. Lows in the lower 50s. East winds 5 to 10 mph.

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

Showers. Lows in the lower 50s. East winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation 90 percent.

Showers likely in the morning, then a chance of showers in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 60s. East winds around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.

Cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers. Lows in the lower 50s.

Mostly cloudy. Highs in the mid 60s.

Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 40s.

Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers. Highs in the mid 60s.

Mostly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of showers in the evening. Lows in the upper 40s.

Partly sunny. Highs in the upper 60s.

Partly cloudy. A 40 percent chance of showers after midnight. Lows in the upper 40s.

Partly sunny with a 40 percent chance of showers. Highs in the mid 60s.

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

Medium & Long Range Outlook For GRAVES County, Kentucky
                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
               APR 26-APR 30 APR 28-MAY 4    APR       APR-JUN                      
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   Temperature:      Below        Above      Below      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Below        Below      Above      Above                      

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Drought Status For GRAVES 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=   2.34)
Rainfall Needed:  0.00 inches ABOVE NORMAL

Crop Moisture (CMI) Situation:

Current Short-term Crop Moisture Status: Too Wet, Some Standing Water                 (CMI=   2.30)
Change From Previous Week: WETTER     SOILS (  0.17)

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 04-14-2018 to 04-20-2018

Temperatures for the period averaged 50 degrees across the state which was 6 degrees cooler than normal and no change to the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 61 in the West to 64 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 9 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 5 degrees cooler than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 41 degrees in the West to 39 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 5 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 2 degrees cooler than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 86 degrees at LOUISA 1S and the extreme low was 22 degrees at MONTICELLO AWOS.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 1.48 inches statewide which was 0.49 inches above normal and 150% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 1.57 inches, Central 1.48 inches, Bluegrass 1.50 inches and East 1.37 inches, which was 0.45, 0.49, 0.6 and 0.44 inches above normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.00 inches at MONTICELLO AWOS to a high of 3.59 inches at WHITLEY CITY 3N.

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Almanac Information
Saturday April 21, 2018 the 111th Day of Year

Declination 12.190000
Distance 0.999719 AU
Rise 06:54 EDT Set 20:21 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:36 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:28 EDT Ends 20:47 EDT

Normal Max/Min Temperature for Today: 70 / 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...

Portions of Montana were in the midst of a spring snowburst. Snowfall
amounts ranged up to 55 inches at Red Lodge, 61 inches at Nye Mine, and 72
inches at Mystic Lake. (David Ludlum)
Severe thunderstorms spawned 48 tornadoes in the Upper Midwest. Hardest hit
was northern Illinois where sixteen tornadoes touched down during the
afternoon and evening hours causing fifty million dollars damage. On that
Friday afternoon tornadoes struck Belvidere IL, and the Chicago suburb of
Oak Lawn, killing 57 persons. (David Ludlum)
The temperature at International Falls MN hit 90 degrees. (The National
Weather Summary)

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