Harlan County, KY Weather And Climate Synopsis

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Regional Hourly Observations For HARLAN County, Kentucky
Issued at 900 AM EDT MON OCT 23 2017
JACKSON        CLOUDY    64  57  78 VRB6      29.89F                  
LONDON         LGT RAIN  64  60  87 SE7       29.86S                  
SOMERSET*      HVY RAIN  61  61 100 W14G28    29.88R                  
MONTICELLO*    HVY RAIN  61  60  97 NW18      29.89R FOG              
WILLIAMSBURG*  CLOUDY    64  63  94 SE7       29.83F                  
MIDDLESBORO*   RAIN      65  63  94 SE6       29.88F                  
HARLAN APT*    CLOUDY    63  59  88 E5        29.91S                  
PIKE CO APT*   RAIN      63  63 100 SE10      29.95F                  
BIG SANDY APT* LGT RAIN  63  62  97 SE14      29.93F                  
MOREHEAD APT*  LGT RAIN  64  57  77 VRB7G13   29.88F                  

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Current Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Conditions in Kentucky
Based on observations at 900am EDT, Monday October 23, 2017

Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 53 degrees west, near 62 degrees central, and near 64 degrees east. Current sky conditions are light rain west, heavy rain central, and cloudy east. In the west, relative humidity is near 89%, and the dew point is near 50 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 90%, and the dew point is near 59 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 78%, and the dew point is near 57 degrees. Current drying conditions are poor west, poor central, and fair east. Tobacco stripping conditions are favorable west, favorable central, and marginal east. There is patchy fog west and central. Winds are from the west at 8 mph west, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to light rain. Winds are from the west at 23 mph with gusts at 33 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds and heavy rain. Winds are variable at 6 mph east, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 64 degrees at Louisville International, London, and Jackson. The lowest temperature is 53 degrees at Paducah.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook For HARLAN County, Kentucky
414 AM EDT Mon Oct 23 2017

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight.

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Tuesday through Sunday.

Frost will be possible Thursday morning, particularly in the 
sheltered valley areas.


Spotter activation is not anticipated.

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7-Day Forecast For HARLAN County, KY
352 AM EDT Mon Oct 23 2017

Showers. Highs in the mid 60s. South winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain near 100 percent.

Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers in the evening, then a slight chance of showers late. Lows in the mid 40s. Light winds. Chance of rain 50 percent.

Partly sunny. A 20 percent chance of showers. Highs in the upper 50s. Light winds.

Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s. Light winds.

Partly sunny. Highs in the upper 40s. Light winds.

Cold. Mostly clear. Patchy frost. Lows in the mid 30s.

Sunny. Highs in the mid 60s.

Clear. Lows in the lower 40s.

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

Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of rain showers. Lows in the lower 40s.

Partly sunny with a 30 percent chance of rain showers. Highs in the lower 50s.

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

Partly sunny with a 30 percent chance of rain showers. Highs in the upper 40s.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For HARLAN County, Kentucky
                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                OCT 28-NOV 1 OCT 30-NOV 5    NOV       NOV-JAN                      
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   Temperature:      Below        Below     Normal      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Above        Below     Normal     Normal                      

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Drought Status For HARLAN County, Kentucky
(Based on the latest Palmer Drought Severity and Crop Moisture Indices)

Hydrological Drought (PDSI) Situation:

Current Long-term Hydrological Moisture Status: NEAR NORMAL           (PDSI=   1.52)
Rainfall Needed:  0.00 inches ABOVE NORMAL

Crop Moisture (CMI) Situation:

Current Short-term Crop Moisture Status: Prospects Above Normal, Some Fields Too Wet  (CMI=   1.21)
Change From Previous Week: WETTER     SOILS (  1.17)

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 10-16-2017 to 10-22-2017

Temperatures for the period averaged 58 degrees across the state which was 1 degrees warmer than normal and 10 degrees cooler than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 73 in the West to 71 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 2 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 2 degrees warmer than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 46 degrees in the West to 43 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 0 degrees from normal in the West to 1 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 83 degrees at CAPE GIRARDEAU ASOS and the extreme low was 33 degrees at CAPE GIRARDEAU ASOS.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.07 inches statewide which was 0.63 inches below normal and 10% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 0.17 inches, Central 0.01 inches, Bluegrass 0.00 inches and East 0.09 inches, which was 0.59, 0.7, 0.65 and 0.58 inches below normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.00 inches at ALEXANDRIA 5NW to a high of 0.72 inches at HICKMAN 2E.

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Almanac Information
Monday October 23, 2017 the 296th Day of Year

Declination -11.810000
Distance 0.999722 AU
Rise 07:56 EDT Set 18:49 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:22 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 07:30 EDT Ends 19:15 EDT

Normal Max/Min Temperature for Today: 67 / 44

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...

A hurricane struck southeastern New England. It was the most violent in
thirty years. Thousands of trees blocked roads in Massachsuetts and Rhode
Island. (David Ludlum)
"Indian Summer" was routed by cold and snow that brought sleighing from the
Poconos to Vermont. A foot of snow blanketed Haverhill NH and Newberry VT,
and 18 to 24 inches were reported in some of the higher elevations. Snow
stayed on the ground until the next spring. (22nd-23rd) (Sandra and TI
Richard Sanders - 1987) (The Weather Channel)
Thirteen cities in the southeastern U.S. reported record low temperatures
for the date. It marked the sixth record low of the month for Greer SC and
Columbia SC, and the ninth of the month for Montgomery AL. Showers and
thunderstorms deluged Corpus Christi TX with five inches of rain.
Winnemucca NV reported their first measurable rain in ninety-two days,
while Yakima WA reported a record 96 days in a row without measurable
rainfall. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)
Denver CO reported their first freeze of the autumn, and Chicago IL
reported their first snow. In Texas, afternoon highs of 93 degrees at
Austin and San Antonio were records for the date. (The National Weather
A storm moving out of the Gulf of Alaska brought rain and high winds to the
Central Pacific Coast Region. High winds in Nevada gusted to 67 mph at
Reno, and thunderstorms around Redding CA produced wind gusts to 66 mph.
Locally heavy rains in the San Francisco area caused numerous mudslides,
adding insult to injury for earthquake victims. (The National Weather
Summary) (Storm Data)

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