Lawrence County, KY Weather And Climate Synopsis


(Click image to zoom) or Click Here

36 Hr. Forecast Map
All Radar images NOAA/UKAWC
All Satellite images NOAA

County Hazardous Weather Outlook County Weather for Emergency Managers County Drought Status
Weather Summary County Ag Weather Advisory Hourly Observations Nowcast 7 Day Forecast Medium & Long Range Outlook
Precipitation Report Kentucky Climate Summary GIS Estimates Almanac Precision Ag., Lawn & Garden Forecast Historical Facts




Palmer Drought Index



Crop Moisture Index
Also see:





NWS: Calculated Soil Moisture.
UKAWC: NEW weather pages here...

A joint service of the UK Ag Weather Center and the National Weather Service.




Kentucky State Forecast

Western KY:
Central KY:
Eastern KY:

Specific and detailed farm-by-farm weather forecast information is available in your
Point Ag Forecast. Current Conditions Kentucky, U.S.

(New) Ag Weather web site, Next 48 hours in Kentucky, All States,

Latest UK Weather Articles

USDA's Ag Weather:National Ag. Weather Outlook, International Ag. Weather Summary ,International Highlights , Next Weather Event?
Current Surface Map, Regional, Composite, TWC, Yesterday's Highs, Lows ,
Upper Air,Scientific Discussion from NWS

Click here for UKAWC Point Agricultural, Lawn & Garden Forecast/Outlook in case of corrupt tables.

Regional Hourly Observations For LAWRENCE County, Kentucky
Issued at 1100 AM EDT SUN AUG 20 2017
NORTHEAST KENTUCKY
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
LEXINGTON      MOSUNNY   82  67  60 SW7       30.12S                  
COVINGTON      MOSUNNY   82  72  71 S3        30.09S                  
FRANKFORT      MOSUNNY   83  70  64 VRB3      30.10S                  

KY Round-up, Current Temperatures, Dewpoint, Rh, Wind, Regional Obs., Station Model, NWS Louisville
Meteograms: Paducah , Evansville , Bowling Green , Hopkinsville , Frankfort , Louisville , Lexington , Covington , Jackson , London , About Meteograms


Current Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Conditions in Kentucky
Based on observations at 1100am EDT, Sunday August 20, 2017

Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 84 degrees west, near 82 degrees central, and near 79 degrees east. Current sky conditions are sunny west, mostly sunny central, and sunny east. In the west, relative humidity is near 67%, and the dew point is near 72 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 60%, and the dew point is near 67 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 69%, 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 danger west, no stress central, and no stress east. Winds are from the southwest at 5 mph west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the southwest at 7 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the southeast at 3 mph east, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 85 degrees at Hopkinsville and Bowling Green. The lowest temperature is 78 degrees at Owensboro.

List of Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Observations in Kentucky


Radar:
UKAWC Radar, NWS Radar (NEW!), SPC Radar, SkyWarn, NEXRAD,
Hazardous Weather Outlook For LAWRENCE County, Kentucky
416 AM EDT Sun Aug 20 2017

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight.

Hazardous weather is not expected at this time.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Monday through Saturday.

There is a slight risk of severe thunderstorms Tuesday into Tuesday
night.

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Spotter activation is not expected at this time.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook


7-Day Forecast For LAWRENCE County, KY
1032 AM EDT Sun Aug 20 2017

REST OF TODAY
Sunny, hot with highs in the upper 80s. Light and variable winds, becoming south around 5 mph this afternoon.

TONIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 60s. East winds around 5 mph in the evening, becoming light and variable.

MONDAY
Sunny, hot with highs in the upper 80s. Southwest winds around 5 mph.

MONDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear in the evening, then becoming partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 60s. South winds around 5 mph.

TUESDAY
Mostly sunny. A slight chance of showers in the morning, then a chance of showers with a slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Hot with highs in the upper 80s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30 percent.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening, then showers likely after midnight. Lows in the upper 60s. Chance of rain 60 percent.

WEDNESDAY
Mostly cloudy in the morning, then becoming partly sunny. A chance of showers. Not as warm with highs in the upper 70s. Chance of rain 50 percent.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy in the evening, then clearing. Cooler with lows in the upper 50s.

THURSDAY THROUGH SATURDAY
Mostly clear. Highs in the upper 70s. Lows in the upper 50s.

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


Medium & Long Range Outlook For LAWRENCE County, Kentucky
                             KENTUCKY                                                                     
                 ---------------------------------------------
                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   AUG 25-29 AUG 27-SEP 2    AUG       AUG-OCT                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:      Below        Below      Above      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Below       Normal     Normal     Normal                      

....  Medium and long range outlooks provided by NCEP/K. Thomas Priddy
TWC Jet, 15-Day Jet,Trend, Max/Mins
6 to 10 Day , 8 to 14 Day , Text, 30-Day Outook, 90-Day Outook, 120-Day Outlook


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

Hydrological Drought (PDSI) Situation:
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Current Long-term Hydrological Moisture Status: NEAR NORMAL           (PDSI=   0.91)
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=   1.39)
Change From Previous Week: WETTER     SOILS (  1.22)

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.

Additional Drought Info.: UKAWC Drought Page


Kentucky Climate Summary
Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period 08-13-2017 to 08-19-2017

Temperatures for the period averaged 76 degrees across the state which was 0 degrees from normal and 4 degrees warmer than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 86 in the West to 85 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 2 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 1 degrees cooler than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 68 degrees in the West to 68 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 2 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 5 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 96 degrees at LOUISVILLE APT and the extreme low was 48 degrees at BURKESVILLE 3W.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.99 inches statewide which was 0.13 inches above normal and 115% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 0.60 inches, Central 0.87 inches, Bluegrass 1.01 inches and East 1.47 inches, which was -0.18, 0.02, 0.14 and 0.54 inches respectively from normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.02 inches at FORT KNOX to a high of 4.03 inches at SOMERSET.

Kentucky Climate Summaries: Last day, Last 3 days, 7 days, 14, 21, 30, 60, 90 days
Yesterday's Weather Data, Kentucky Climate in Review


Almanac Information
Sunday August 20, 2017 the 232th Day of Year

---------------------------------------------------
SUN
Declination 12.040000
Distance 0.999717 AU
Rise 06:58 EDT Set 20:24 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:41 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:32 EDT Ends 20:50 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

Sunrise/Sunset/Moonrise/Moonset Computation (USN)
What the Moon looks like right now (USN)

On This Day In

Weather History...



/////////////////////////////
AUGUST 20TH...HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1886...
The town of Indianola TX was completely destroyed by a hurricane, and never
rebuilt. (David Ludlum)
...1910...
The "big blow up" of forest fires finally came to an end in Idaho. A record
dry August fueled 1736 fires which burned three million acres destroying
six billion board feet of timber. The fires claimed the lives of 85
persons, 78 of which were fire fighters, and consumed the entire town of
Wallace. The smoke spread a third of the way around the world producing
some dark days in the U.S. and Canada. The forest fires prompted federal
fire protection laws. (David Ludlum)
...1987...
Half a dozen cities in the Central Plains Region reported record high
temperatures for the date, including Pueblo CO with a reading of 102
degrees, and Goodland KS with a high of 104 degrees. Hill City KS reached
106 degrees. (The National Weather Summary)
...1988...
Sheridan WY reported a record hot temperature reading of 100 degrees.
Evening thunderstorms produced golf ball size hail near Fortuna ND, and
wind gusts to 70 mph near Webster SD. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm
Data)
...1989...
Early morning thunderstorms produced heavy rain in southeast Kansas and
northeastern Oklahoma, with up to six inches reported around Tulsa OK. Some
roads in the Tulsa area were closed by water 10 to 12 feet deep. Evening
thunderstorms produced severe weather in northern Oklahoma and southern
Kansas. Thunderstorms produced winds gusts to 75 mph in Major County OK,
and hail two inches in diameter at Jennings KS. (The National Weather
Summary) (Storm Data)

UKAWC Briefing Page

Ag Weather Center, Department of Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky