Hart County, KY Weather And Climate Synopsis

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Updated Thursday Evening, August 17, 2017
...Showers and Storms Return Today......

A line of showers and storms has formed as of 4 PM, reaching from the Northern Bluegrass and southwest into Western Kentucky. This line will continue to push eastward this evening. Some strong to severe storms are possible with damaging winds as the main threat. Nonetheless, any storm will be capable of producing heavy rain and frequent lightning.

Most activity should be located across the eastern half of the state by the time the sun goes down. Dry conditions return tomorrow and other than a few showers on Saturday, most look to remain dry through the weekend.

Isolated coverage is currently in the forecast for the eclipse on Monday, but confidence is still fairly low. More to come tomorrow. Saying that, summer heat and humidity will return going into next week. Back in the middle 80s to low 90s by Sunday.

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Regional Hourly Observations For HART County, Kentucky
Issued at 200 AM EDT FRI AUG 18 2017
PADUCAH        MOCLDY    75  71  87 W7        29.91S                  
HENDERSON      NOT AVBL                                               
OWENSBORO      PTCLDY    73  71  93 SW6       29.88F                  
HOPKINSVILLE   CLOUDY    76  76  99 SW10      29.92S                  
BOWLING GREEN  MOCLDY    77  76  96 SW6       29.91S                  
GLASGOW        CLOUDY    75  75 100 SW5       29.91S                  

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Current Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Conditions in Kentucky
Based on observations at 200am EDT, Friday August 18, 2017

Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 75 degrees west, near 73 degrees central, and near 75 degrees east. Current sky conditions are mostly cloudy west, cloudy central, and partly cloudy east. In the west, relative humidity is near 87%, and the dew point is near 71 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 93%, and the dew point is near 71 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 84%, and the dew point is near 70 degrees. Current drying conditions are poor west, poor central, and poor east. The livestock heat stress category is no stress west, no stress central, and no stress east. Winds are from the west at 7 mph west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the south at 9 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are calm east, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 77 degrees at Bowling Green. The lowest temperature is 73 degrees at Somerset, Owensboro, and Lexington.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook For HART County, Kentucky
905 PM EDT Thu Aug 17 2017 /805 PM CDT Thu Aug 17 2017/

 DAY ONE  Overnight.

Scattered thunderstorms remain possible overnight, mainly from south
central Kentucky into the southern Bluegrass region. A few of the
stronger storms may produce locally gusty winds, and heavy rainfall
resulting in localized flooding. 

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Friday through Wednesday.

A hot and humid day is expected on Monday with afternoon heat indices
climbing into the 95 to 100 degree range. There is a chance of
thunderstorms in the forecast for Tuesday and Wednesday as a cold
front moves slowly through the outlook area.


Spotters are encouraged to relay any reports of heavy rainfall or

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7-Day Forecast For HART County, KY
735 PM CDT Thu Aug 17 2017

Mostly cloudy. Numerous showers and scattered thunderstorms late in the evening, then isolated showers and thunderstorms after midnight. Lows in the lower 70s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 60 percent.

Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 80s. West winds 5 to 10 mph.

Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 60s. West winds up to 5 mph.

Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 80s. Southwest winds up to 5 mph.

Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 60s. Southwest winds up to 5 mph.

Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 80s.

Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 60s.

Partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 90s.

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

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

Partly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 70s.

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

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

Partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 80s.

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

Medium & Long Range Outlook For HART County, Kentucky
                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   AUG 23-27 AUG 25-AUG 31    AUG       AUG-OCT                      
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   Temperature:      Below        Below      Above      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Below       Normal     Normal     Normal                      

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Drought Status For HART 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=   0.46)
Rainfall Needed:  0.00 inches ABOVE NORMAL

Crop Moisture (CMI) Situation:

Current Short-term Crop Moisture Status: Moisture Adequate For Present Needs          (CMI=   0.38)
Change From Previous Week: WETTER     SOILS (  0.62)

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 08-10-2017 to 08-16-2017

Temperatures for the period averaged 75 degrees across the state which was 0 degrees from normal and 4 degrees warmer than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 84 in the West to 82 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 4 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 4 degrees cooler than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 67 degrees in the West to 67 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 1 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 4 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 93 degrees at LOUISVILLE APT and the extreme low was 48 degrees at BURKESVILLE 3W.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.84 inches statewide which was 0.03 inches below normal and 97% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 0.51 inches, Central 0.73 inches, Bluegrass 0.38 inches and East 1.75 inches, which was -0.29, -0.12, -0.49 and 0.80 inches respectively from normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.00 inches at BURLINGTON 4S to a high of 3.37 inches at SOMERSET.

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Almanac Information
Friday August 18, 2017 the 230th Day of Year

Declination 12.700000
Distance 0.999717 AU
Rise 06:57 EDT Set 20:27 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:42 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:30 EDT Ends 20:53 EDT

Normal Max/Min Temperature for Today: 85 / 62

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...

During the late morning hours a severe hailstorm struck southeastern Iowa
completely destroying crops along a path six to ten miles wide and 75 miles
long. The hail also injured and killed poultry and livestock, and caused a
total of 2.5 million dollars damage. The hailstorm flattened fields of corn
to such an extent that many had to leave their farms in search of other
work. It was one of the worst hailstorms of record for the nation. (The
Weather Channel)
Hurricane Alicia, a category 3 storm made landfall near Galveston. Winds 
gusted to 130 mph with a storm surge of 12 feet. 22 tornadoes were spawned. 
Parts of Houston received 11 inches of rain. 12 people died and 1800 were 
injured. Total damage estimated at $3 billion.
(NWS Louisville)
Thirteen cities in the eastern U.S. reported record high temperatures for
the date, including Orlando FL with a reading of 98 degrees, and Portland
ME with a high of 94 degrees. Newark NJ reached 90 degrees for the
thirty-sixth time of the year, their second highest total of record. (The
National Weather Summary)
Twenty-two cities, from the Carolinas to the Upper Ohio Valley, reported
record high temperatures for the date, pushing the total number of daily
record highs since the first of June above the 1100 mark. Afternoon highs
of 102 degrees at Greensboro NC and 105 degrees at Raleigh NC equalled
all-time records. Evening thunderstorms in Montana produced wind gusts to
75 mph at Scobey. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
Thunderstorms over the Middle Atlantic Coast Region and the Upper Ohio
Valley produced torrential rains in eastern Virginia during the late
morning and afternoon hours. Totals ranged up to twelve inches at Yorktown.
Williamsburg VA was deluged with 10.78 inches of rain between 6 AM and 10
AM, with 6.72 inches reported in just two hours. Flash flooding caused
nearly twelve million dollars damage in Accomack County VA. Early evening
thunderstorms in the Central High Plains Region produced walnut size hail
and wind gusts to 80 mph around Casper WY. Thunderstorms produced locally
heavy rains in the Yellowstone Park area, causing fifteen mudslides. (The
National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
At 1 pm Bowling Green recorded an exceptionally high dew point of 81 degrees.
(NWS Louisville)
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