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Updated Friday, June 22, 2018

...Storms Expected Into The Weekend...

An upper level low pressure system will move overhead today. An associated surface cold front will push in from the west and bring another round of thunderstorms to the region this afternoon and evening. Many places could pick up a half to one inch of rainfall with some locally higher amounts. A look ahead shows continued unsettled weather for the remainder of the week and into the weekend.

Another weather system should bring isolated thunderstorms to most of the commonwealth Saturday afternoon and evening. Additional storms are expected late Saturday night and Sunday.

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Regional Hourly Observations For HARDIN County, Kentucky
Issued at 200 PM EDT FRI JUN 22 2018
NORTH CENTRAL KENTUCKY
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
LOUISVILLE/SDF CLOUDY    75  69  81 S12       29.69F                  
LOUISVILLE/LOU CLOUDY    74  71  91 S8        29.70F                  
FORT KNOX      LGT RAIN  73  68  83 S15       29.71F                  

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Current Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Conditions in Kentucky
Based on observations at 200pm EDT, Friday June 22, 2018

Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 80 degrees west, near 77 degrees central, and near 79 degrees east. Current sky conditions are fair west, partly sunny central, and partly sunny east. In the west, relative humidity is near 59%, and the dew point is near 65 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 76%, and the dew point is near 69 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 62%, and the dew point is near 65 degrees. Current drying conditions are fair west, fair central, and fair east. The livestock heat stress category is no stress west, no stress central, and no stress east. Winds are from the southwest at 20 mph west, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Winds are from the southwest at 14 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Winds are variable at 3 mph east, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 83 degrees at London and Bowling Green. The lowest temperature is 72 degrees at Covington.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook For HARDIN County, Kentucky
1108 AM EDT Fri Jun 22 2018 /1008 AM CDT Fri Jun 22 2018/

 DAY ONE  This Afternoon and Tonight.

Scattered to numerous thunderstorms are expected through early
evening as a low pressure system moves across the Ohio Valley. Brief
heavy rain, lightning, and strong wind gusts are expected with the 
stronger cells. An isolated severe storm with damaging winds is 
possible.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Saturday through Thursday.

Another weather system should bring isolated thunderstorms to parts 
of central Kentucky Saturday afternoon and evening. Additional storms
are expected late Saturday night and Sunday, especially across 
south-central Kentucky with a few stronger cells possible.

Another slow-moving frontal boundary will impact the Midwest 
bringing a chance for storms to the region Wednesday afternoon.

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Spotters are encouraged to report any severe weather or flooding 
Friday and through the weekend to the National Weather Service.

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7-Day Forecast For HARDIN County, KY
1105 AM EDT Fri Jun 22 2018

REST OF TODAY
Mostly cloudy with periods of showers and scattered thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 70s. Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation 80 percent.

TONIGHT
Partly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 60s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 40 percent.

SATURDAY
Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 80s. Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 60s. Southwest winds up to 5 mph.

SUNDAY
Partly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 60s.

MONDAY
Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 80s.

MONDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 60s.

TUESDAY
Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 80s.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 70s.

WEDNESDAY
Partly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 70s.

THURSDAY
Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 90s.

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


Medium & Long Range Outlook For HARDIN County, Kentucky
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                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                JUN 27-JUL 1 JUN 29-JUL 5    JUL       JUL-SEP                      
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   Temperature:      Above        Above      Above      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Above        Above     Normal     Normal                      

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Drought Status For HARDIN County, Kentucky
(Based on the latest Palmer Drought Severity and Crop Moisture Indices)
CENTRAL   KY CLIMATE DIVISION

Hydrological Drought (PDSI) Situation:
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Current Long-term Hydrological Moisture Status: NEAR NORMAL           (PDSI=  -0.85)
Rainfall Needed:  3.21 inches ABOVE NORMAL


Crop Moisture (CMI) Situation:
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Current Short-term Crop Moisture Status: Topsoil Moisture Short, Germination Slow     (CMI=  -0.07)
Change From Previous Week: DRIER      SOILS ( -0.35)

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 06-15-2018 to 06-21-2018

Temperatures for the period averaged 79 degrees across the state which was 6 degrees warmer than normal and 2 degrees warmer than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 90 in the West to 88 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 4 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 4 degrees warmer than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 71 degrees in the West to 66 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 7 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 7 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 97 degrees at BOWLING GREEN APT and the extreme low was 56 degrees at PAINTSVILLE 4W.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.67 inches statewide which was 0.33 inches below normal and 67% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 0.75 inches, Central 0.47 inches, Bluegrass 0.81 inches and East 0.65 inches, which was 0.24, 0.53, 0.2 and 0.37 inches below normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.00 inches at LONDON to a high of 3.61 inches at VANCEBURG 6W.

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Almanac Information
Friday June 22, 2018 the 173th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination 23.430000
Distance 0.999716 AU
Rise 06:16 EDT Set 21:05 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:40 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 05:46 EDT Ends 21:35 EDT

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Normal Max/Min Temperature for Today: 86 / 63
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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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JUNE 22ND...HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1947...
Twelve inches of rain fell in forty-two minutes at Holt MO establishing a
world rainfall record. That record was tied on January 24-25, 1956, at the
Kilauea Sugar Plantation in Hawaii, as their state record was established
with 38 inches of rain in 24 hours. (The Weather Channel)
...1972...
Hurricane Agnes deluged Pennsylvania and New York State with torrential
rains resulting in the most costly flood in U.S. history. In the Middle
Susquehanna Valley of Pennsylvania, 24 hour rainfall amounts were generally
8 to 12 inches, with up to 19 inches in extreme southwestern Schuylkill
County. At Wilkes-Barre PA the dike was breached destroying much of the
town. Flooding resulted in 117 deaths and 3.1 billion dollars damage.
(David Ludlum)
...1981...
A young woman from Lubbock TX was struck by lightning. The bolt of
lightning struck just above her right shoulder near her neck, and passed
right to left through her body, tearing her warm-ups, causing her tennis
shoes to explode, and lifting her two feet into the air. (The Weather
Channel)
...1992...
Record cold prevailed in the eastern U.S. with 67 low temperature records for 
the date tied or broken.  Indianapolis, Indiana dipped to 37 degrees to set a 
new all-time record low temperature for June and the coldest summer temperature 
ever.  In sharp contrast, it was a furnace in the Pacific Northwest with Eugene 
and Medford, Oregon setting new all-time record high temperatures for June with 
102 and 111 degrees, respectively.

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