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Updated Wednesday, August 15, 2018

...Unsettled Weather Returns; Waves of Rainfall Through Saturday...

Wet weather is moving into the area today. This morning showers will be likely along the Ohio River mainly west of I-65, but as we move into the afternoon and tonight, heavy rain and storms will be likely over much of the area. This wet pattern will likely stick around through much of the week.

Scattered to numerous thunderstorms are forecast Thursday through Saturday as a couple of upper-level disturbances move slowly across the Ohio Valley. Heavy rainfall will be focused over Kentucky Thursday morning before a second round of storms forms later in the afternoon. These storms may produce gusty winds and locally heavy rainfall.

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Regional Hourly Observations For HARDIN County, Kentucky
Issued at 1200 PM EDT WED AUG 15 2018
NORTH CENTRAL KENTUCKY
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
LOUISVILLE/SDF CLOUDY    80  67  64 S7        30.06R                  
LOUISVILLE/LOU CLOUDY    81  69  67 S8        30.06R                  
FORT KNOX      CLOUDY    78  67  69 S9        30.08R                  

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Current Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Conditions in Kentucky
Based on observations at 1200pm EDT, Wednesday August 15, 2018

Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 83 degrees west, near 80 degrees central, and near 80 degrees east. Current sky conditions are fair west, fair central, and fair east. In the west, relative humidity is near 69%, and the dew point is near 72 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 69%, and the dew point is near 69 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 66%, and the dew point is near 68 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 7 mph west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the southwest at 6 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the southeast at 5 mph east, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 85 degrees at Hopkinsville. The lowest temperature is 75 degrees at Somerset.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook For HARDIN County, Kentucky
355 AM EDT Wed Aug 15 2018 /255 AM CDT Wed Aug 15 2018/

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight.

Scattered thunderstorms will bring heavy rainfall to the area today
and tonight. Chances for heavy rain will increase through the day 
with the best chances being this evening and tonight. Localized
flooding is possible for areas that see slow moving or multiple
rounds of storms.  

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Thursday through Tuesday.

Scattered to numerous thunderstorms are forecast Thursday through
Saturday as a couple of upper-level disturbances move slowly across
the Ohio Valley. Heavy rainfall will be focused over southern 
Indiana and north central Kentucky Thursday morning before a second 
round of storms forms later in the afternoon. These storms may 
produce gusty winds and locally heavy rainfall. 

Additional rains areawide may bring a localized flood threat Friday
night into Saturday. 

Better rain chances return again Monday and Tuesday as a slow-moving
cold front moves into the region.

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Spotters should report any heavier rainfall amounts or street
flooding over the next several days.

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7-Day Forecast For HARDIN County, KY
934 AM EDT Wed Aug 15 2018

TODAY
Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of showers in the morning, then chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 80s. South winds up to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 40 percent.

TONIGHT
Mostly cloudy with chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows around 70. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.

THURSDAY
Showers likely and chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s. Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Showers likely and chance of thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 60s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 60 percent.

FRIDAY
Showers likely and chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 60 percent.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Showers likely and chance of thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 60s. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.

SATURDAY
Showers and thunderstorms likely. Highs in the mid 80s. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 60s.

SUNDAY
Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s.

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

MONDAY
Partly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s.

MONDAY NIGHT
Showers likely and chance of thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 60s. Chance of precipitation 60 percent.

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

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


Medium & Long Range Outlook For HARDIN County, Kentucky
                             KENTUCKY                                                                     
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                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   AUG 20-24    AUG 22-28    AUG       AUG-OCT                      
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   Temperature:      Below        Below      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=  -0.27)
Rainfall Needed:  0.00 inches ABOVE NORMAL


Crop Moisture (CMI) Situation:
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Current Short-term Crop Moisture Status: Moisture Adequate For Present Needs          (CMI=   0.06)
Change From Previous Week: WETTER     SOILS (  0.14)

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 08-08-2018 to 08-14-2018

Temperatures for the period averaged 75 degrees across the state which was 0 degrees from normal and 2 degrees cooler than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 87 in the West to 83 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 1 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 3 degrees cooler than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 67 degrees in the West to 66 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 1 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 3 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 94 degrees at MADISONVILLE 4S and the extreme low was 58 degrees at RICHMOND 8E.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.98 inches statewide which was 0.1 inches above normal and 111% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 0.89 inches, Central 0.90 inches, Bluegrass 0.99 inches and East 1.12 inches, which was 0.06, 0.04, 0.12 and 0.15 inches above normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.03 inches at CALHOUN 5NW to a high of 3.94 inches at PIKEVILLE 13S.

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Almanac Information
Wednesday August 15, 2018 the 227th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination 13.740000
Distance 0.999717 AU
Rise 06:54 EDT Set 20:31 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:42 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:27 EDT Ends 20:58 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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AUGUST 15TH...HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1787...
Tornadoes were reported in Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and
New Hampshire. Wethersfield CT was hard hit by the tornado outbreak. (David
Ludlum)
...1946...
Saint Louis MO was deluged with a record 8.78 inches of rain in 24 hours.
(The Weather Channel)
...1967...
The "sundance fire" in northern Idaho was started by lightning. Winds of 50
mph carried firebrands as much as ten miles in advance to ignite new fires,
and as a result, the forest fire spread twenty miles across the Selkirk
Mountains in just twelve hours, burning 56,000 acres. The heat of the fire
produced whirlwinds of flame with winds up to 300 mph which flung giant
trees about like matchsticks. (David Ludlum)
...1987...
Thunderstorms developing ahead of a sharp cold front produced severe
weather in the Upper Midwest during the afternoon and evening hours, with
Minnesota and eastern South Dakota hardest hit. A thunderstorm in west
central Minnesota spawned a tornado at Eagle Lake which killed one person
and injured eight others. A thunder- storm in eastern South Dakota produced
softball size hail at Warner. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
...1988...
Thirty five cities in twenty states in the north central and northeastern
U.S. reported record high temperatures for the date, including Lamoni IA
and Baltimore MD, where the mercury hit 105 degrees. Temperatures 100
degrees or above were reported in twenty-two states. Pierre SD was the hot
spot in the nation with a high of 114 degrees. Bluefield WV reported eight
straight days of record heat. (The National Weather Summary)
...1989...
Evening thunderstorms in eastern New Mexico produced wind gusts to 66 mph
at Clovis. Evening thunderstorms in West Texas produced baseball size hail
around Hereford, Dimmitt, Ware and Dalhart. (The National Weather Summary)
(Storm Data)

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