LaRue County, KY Weather And Climate Synopsis


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Updated Thursday, December 13, 2018

...Widespread Wet Conditions Return Across Kentucky Later Today Into The Weekend...

A deep upper trough is reaching south into Texas and continues to move east. Out ahead of this system south winds are carrying moisture north into the Mississippi and Ohio River Valleys. Today, areas west of Interstate 65 have a better chance at seeing some showers. During the afternoon, sunshine will likely make an appearance before showers come back tonight and stick around off and on through Saturday.

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Regional Hourly Observations For LARUE County, Kentucky
Issued at 1100 AM EST THU DEC 13 2018
NORTH CENTRAL KENTUCKY
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
LOUISVILLE/SDF CLOUDY    50  39  66 SE9       30.13F                  
LOUISVILLE/LOU NOT AVBL                                               
FORT KNOX      CLOUDY    49  40  70 SE9       30.12S                  

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Current Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Conditions in Kentucky
Based on observations at 1100am EST, Thursday December 13, 2018

Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 51 degrees west and near 50 degrees central. Current sky conditions are cloudy west and cloudy central. In the west, relative humidity is near 72%, and the dew point is near 42 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 66%, and the dew point is near 39 degrees. Current drying conditions are fair west, fair central, and unavailable east. Tobacco stripping conditions are marginal west, marginal central, and unavailable east. Winds are from the southeast at 12 mph west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the southeast at 9 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are unavailable east. The livestock cold stress index is in the no stress category west, no stress category central, and unavailable category east. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 51 degrees at Paducah and Hopkinsville. The lowest temperature is 49 degrees at Fort Knox.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook For LARUE County, Kentucky
316 AM EST Thu Dec 13 2018 /216 AM CST Thu Dec 13 2018/

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight.

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Friday through Wednesday.

Scattered thunderstorms will be possible across central Kentucky on
Friday night as widespread showers impact the region. The main
hazards will be reduced visibilities and ponding of water during the
most intense rainfall. 

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Spotter activation is not expected at this time.

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7-Day Forecast For LARUE County, KY
1002 AM EST Thu Dec 13 2018

THIS AFTERNOON
Cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers late in the morning, then partly cloudy in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 50s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.

TONIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers. Lows in the mid 40s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.

FRIDAY
Showers. Highs around 50. East winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of showers 90 percent.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Showers and chance of thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 40s. East winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 90 percent.

SATURDAY
Showers likely. Highs in the lower 50s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of showers 70 percent.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain showers. Lows around 40.

SUNDAY
Partly cloudy. Highs around 50.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 30s.

MONDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 40s.

MONDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 20s.

TUESDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 40s.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows around 30.

WEDNESDAY
Partly cloudy. Highs around 50.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For LARUE County, Kentucky
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                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   DEC 18-22    DEC 20-26    DEC   DEC18-FEB19                      
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   Temperature:      Above        Above      Below     Normal                      
 Precipitation:      Below        Above      Below      Below                      

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Drought Status For LARUE 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: EXTREME MOIST SPELL   (PDSI=   4.11)
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=   2.78)
Change From Previous Week: WETTER     SOILS (  0.97)

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 12-06-2018 to 12-12-2018

Temperatures for the period averaged 34 degrees across the state which was 6 degrees cooler than normal and 12 degrees cooler than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 43 in the West to 41 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 7 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 9 degrees cooler than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 28 degrees in the West to 26 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 3 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 3 degrees cooler than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 57 degrees at CAPE GIRARDEAU ASOS and the extreme low was 0 degrees at MONTICELLO AWOS.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.25 inches statewide which was 0.81 inches below normal and 24% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 0.10 inches, Central 0.25 inches, Bluegrass 0.01 inches and East 0.63 inches, which was 1.07, 0.9, 0.92 and 0.37 inches below normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.00 inches at BRANDENBURG 4SW to a high of 1.71 inches at YELLOW CREEK.

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Almanac Information
Thursday December 13, 2018 the 347th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination -23.200000
Distance 0.999724 AU
Rise 07:46 EST Set 17:19 EST
Transit Meridian 12:32 EST
Civil Twilight Begins 07:18 EST Ends 17:48 EST

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Normal Max/Min Temperature for Today: 47 / 27
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Time in ET -- and will vary due to location and
elevation -- Priddy

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Weather History...



DECEMBER 13TH
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1915...
A heavy snowstorm kicked off the snowiest winter in modern records for
western New England. (The Weather Channel)
...1962...
Record cold weather gripped the nation. The low temperature in Lexington, KY 
fell to -6 degrees (record low on this date), -3 at Covington and -3 at Paducah. 
Severe cold conditions went as far south as Florida with a hard freeze. Morning 
lows reached 35 degrees at Miami, 18 degrees at Tampa, and 12 degrees at 
Jacksonville. It was the coldest December weather of the 20th century and caused 
millions of dollars damage to crops and foliage. In Georgia, the morning low of 
9 degrees below zero at Blairsville established a state record for the month of 
December. 
...1987...
A major winter storm produced high winds and heavy snow in the Southern
Rockies and the Southern High Plains. Snowfall totals in New Mexico ranged
up to 25 inches at Cedar Crest, with up to three feet of snow reported in
the higher elevations. Winds of 75 mph, with gusts to 124 mph, were
reported northeast of Albuquerque NM. El Paso TX was buried under 22.4
inches of snow, including a single storm record of 16.8 inches in 24 hours.
The snowfall total surpassed their previous record for an entire winter
season of 18.4 inches. Record cold was experienced the next three nights as
readings dipped into the single numbers. High winds ushering unseasonably
cold air into the southwestern U.S. gusted to 100 mph at Grapevine CA. (The
National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
...1988...
Low pressure off the Atlantic coast produced up to a foot of snow in
eastern Nassau County and western Suffolk County of southeastern New York
State. Mild weather prevailed across the western half of the country. Nine
cities reported record high temperatures for the date, including Goodland
KS with a reading of 74 degrees. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm
Data)
...1989...
Strong northwesterly winds, ushering bitterly cold arctic air into the
central U.S., produced squalls with heavy snow in the Great Lakes Region.
Snowfall totals in Upper Michigan ranged up to 24 inches at Manistique.
Nine cities in Arkansas and Texas reported record low temperatures for the
date, including Calico Rock AR with a reading of 4 degrees above zero.
(Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)
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