Harlan County, KY Weather And Climate Synopsis


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Regional Hourly Observations For HARLAN County, Kentucky
Issued at 500 AM EST THU NOV 22 2018
SOUTHEAST KENTUCKY
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
JACKSON        FAIR      34  29  82 CALM      30.34S                  
LONDON         FAIR      29  27  92 CALM      30.35S                  
SOMERSET       FAIR      28  28 100 CALM      30.37S FOG              
MIDDLESBORO    CLOUDY    29  29 100 CALM      30.38S                  
MONTICELLO     FAIR      24  22  91 N8        30.37S WCI  15          

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Current Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Conditions in Kentucky
Based on observations at 500am EST, Thursday November 22, 2018

Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 30 degrees west, near 30 degrees central, and near 34 degrees east. Current sky conditions are fair west, fair central, and fair east. In the west, relative humidity is near 88%, and the dew point is near 27 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 85%, and the dew point is near 26 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 82%, and the dew point is near 29 degrees. Current drying conditions are poor west, poor central, and poor east. Tobacco stripping conditions are favorable west, favorable central, and favorable east. There is patchy fog west and central. Winds are calm west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the northeast at 6 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The wind chill is near 24 degrees central. Winds are calm east, where conditions are favorable for spraying. 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 34 degrees at Louisville International and Jackson. The lowest temperature is 28 degrees at Somerset and Frankfort.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook For HARLAN County, Kentucky
359 AM EST Thu Nov 22 2018

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight.

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Friday through Wednesday.

No hazardous weather is expected at this time. 

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Spotter activation is not anticipated.

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7-Day Forecast For HARLAN County, KY
359 AM EST Thu Nov 22 2018

TODAY
Sunny. Areas of valley fog early. Highs in the lower 50s. Light winds.

TONIGHT
Clear. Patchy valley fog near dawn. Lows in the lower 30s. Light winds.

FRIDAY
Mostly sunny. Patchy valley fog early. Highs in the lower 50s. Light winds becoming southeast around 10 mph in the afternoon.

FRIDAY NIGHT
A chance of rain in the evening, then rain late. Lows in the mid 40s. Southeast winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain 90 percent.

SATURDAY
Cloudy with rain likely in the morning, then partly sunny with a slight chance of rain in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 50s. South winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Patchy valley fog. Lows in the lower 40s.

SUNDAY
Mostly sunny with a 20 percent chance of rain showers. Highs in the upper 50s.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with rain showers likely. Lows in the mid 30s. Chance of rain 60 percent.

MONDAY
Partly sunny. Highs in the upper 30s.

MONDAY NIGHT
Cold. Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 20s.

TUESDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 30s.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Cold. Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 20s.

WEDNESDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 30s.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For HARLAN County, Kentucky
                             KENTUCKY                                                                     
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                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                NOV 27-DEC 1 NOV 29-DEC 5    DEC   DEC18-FEB19                      
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   Temperature:      Below        Below      Below     Normal                      
 Precipitation:      Below        Above      Below      Below                      

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

Hydrological Drought (PDSI) Situation:
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Current Long-term Hydrological Moisture Status: VERY MOIST SPELL      (PDSI=   3.75)
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=   2.51)
Change From Previous Week: WETTER     SOILS (  0.41)

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 11-14-2018 to 11-20-2018

Temperatures for the period averaged 39 degrees across the state which was 8 degrees cooler than normal and no change to the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 43 in the West to 49 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 15 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 9 degrees cooler than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 31 degrees in the West to 33 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 7 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 1 degrees cooler than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 65 degrees at BENTON 4N and the extreme low was 18 degrees at CARBONDALE ASOS.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 1.16 inches statewide which was 0.2 inches above normal and 121% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 0.60 inches, Central 1.46 inches, Bluegrass 1.34 inches and East 1.25 inches, which was -0.51, 0.45, 0.51 and 0.38 inches respectively from normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.11 inches at POPLAR BLUFF ASOS to a high of 2.28 inches at GREENVILLE 6N.

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Almanac Information
Thursday November 22, 2018 the 326th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination -20.320000
Distance 0.999724 AU
Rise 07:27 EST Set 17:22 EST
Transit Meridian 12:24 EST
Civil Twilight Begins 07:00 EST Ends 17:50 EST

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Normal Max/Min Temperature for Today: 55 / 33
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Weather History...



NOVEMBER 22ND
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1641...
An observer at Boston MA recorded a "great tempest of wind and rain from
the southeast all night, as fierce as a hurricane, and thereupon followed
the highest tide which we have seen since our arrival here". (David Ludlum)
...1957...
Extremely destructive Santa Ana winds blew from Oxnard to San Diego and
inland parts of southern California. The high winds produced a 28,000 acre
brush fire on a 40-mile front west of Crystal Lake. People were ordered off
streets in some areas due to flying debris. (21st-22nd) (The Weather
Channel)
...1991...
Over two inches of rainfall was received at the Jackson, KY Weather Office and 
the London, KY Corbin Airport in 1991. London measured 2.18 inches of 
rain...while Jackson picked up 2.99 inches of precipitation. Both amounts 
established new daily rainfall records for November 22nd.
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