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Updated Wednesday, June 28, 2017
...Summer Heat And Humidity Along With Showers & T-Storms Returning...

Afternoon highs today will be about 5 degrees warmer than yesterday. It will remain dry with mostly sunny skies. Most places will remain dry on Thursday, but humidity will really start to increase. There is a slight chance for thunderstorms across southern Kentucky Thursday afternoon. Scattered to numerous thunderstorms are expected Friday into the weekend. Rain chances will be highest Friday night just ahead of a cold front.

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Regional Hourly Observations For LETCHER County, Kentucky
Issued at 1100 AM EDT WED JUN 28 2017
SOUTHEAST KENTUCKY
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
JACKSON        SUNNY     71  57  61 CALM      30.22F                  
LONDON         SUNNY     72  53  51 SE5       30.20F                  
SOMERSET       SUNNY     70  55  60 CALM      30.21S                  
MIDDLESBORO    SUNNY     69  55  60 CALM      30.22F                  
MONTICELLO     SUNNY     75  57  53 SE5       30.21S                  

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Current Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Conditions in Kentucky
Based on observations at 1100am EDT, Wednesday June 28, 2017

Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 79 degrees west, near 74 degrees central, and near 71 degrees east. Current sky conditions are mostly sunny west, sunny central, and sunny east. In the west, relative humidity is near 52%, and the dew point is near 60 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 46%, and the dew point is near 52 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 61%, and the dew point is near 57 degrees. Current drying conditions are fair west, good central, and fair east. The livestock heat stress category is no stress west, no stress central, and no stress east. Winds are from the south at 9 mph with gusts at 17 mph west, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Winds are from the south at 7 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 79 degrees at Paducah. The lowest temperature is 70 degrees at Somerset.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook For LETCHER County, Kentucky
430 AM EDT Wed Jun 28 2017

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight.

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Thursday through Tuesday.

Thunderstorms are possible at times from Thursday through Saturday
night, with the best chance being during the day Saturday. 
Thunderstorms are also possible at times Monday night and Tuesday.

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Spotter activation is not anticipated.

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7-Day Forecast For LETCHER County, KY
927 AM EDT Wed Jun 28 2017

REST OF TODAY
Sunny. Highs in the lower 80s. Light winds.

TONIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 60s. Light winds.

THURSDAY
Sunny. Highs in the lower 80s. Light winds.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 60s. Light winds.

FRIDAY
Mostly sunny. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 80s. Light winds.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Patchy fog. Lows in the mid 60s.

SATURDAY
Mostly cloudy with showers and thunderstorms likely. Highs in the lower 80s. Chance of rain 60 percent.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Patchy fog. Lows in the mid 60s.

SUNDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 80s.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Patchy fog. Lows in the mid 60s.

MONDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 80s.

MONDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Patchy fog. Lows 60 to 65.

INDEPENDENCE DAY
Partly sunny with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For LETCHER County, Kentucky
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                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                 JUL 3-JUL 7 JUL 5-JUL 11    JUL       JUL-SEP                      
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   Temperature:      Above        Above      Above      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Above        Above     Normal     Normal                      

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Drought Status For LETCHER 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: NEAR NORMAL           (PDSI=   0.21)
Rainfall Needed:  0.00 inches ABOVE NORMAL


Crop Moisture (CMI) Situation:
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Current Short-term Crop Moisture Status: Prospects Above Normal, Some Fields Too Wet  (CMI=   1.09)
Change From Previous Week: WETTER     SOILS (  1.06)

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 06-21-2017 to 06-27-2017

Temperatures for the period averaged 71 degrees across the state which was 3 degrees cooler than normal and 4 degrees cooler than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 81 in the West to 79 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 6 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 6 degrees cooler than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 64 degrees in the West to 61 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 1 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 1 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 49 degrees at PEABODY.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 1.99 inches statewide which was 0.98 inches above normal and 197% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 1.66 inches, Central 2.25 inches, Bluegrass 2.68 inches and East 1.37 inches, which was 0.65, 1.25, 1.68 and 0.34 inches above normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.07 inches at YELLOW CREEK to a high of 4.38 inches at ELIZABETHTOWN 8W.

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Almanac Information
Wednesday June 28, 2017 the 179th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination 23.220000
Distance 0.999715 AU
Rise 06:18 EDT Set 21:05 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:41 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 05:48 EDT Ends 21:35 EDT

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Normal Max/Min Temperature for Today: 87 / 64
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Calculations made for central point in Kentucky
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JUNE 28TH...HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1788...
The Battle of Monmouth in central New Jersey was fought in sweltering heat.
The temperature was 96 degrees in the shade, and there were more casualties
from the heat than from bullets. (David Ludlum)
...1892...
The temperature at Orogrande UT soared to 116 degrees to establish a record
for the state. (Sandra and TI Richard Sanders)
...1923...
A massive tornado hit Sandusky OH, then swept across Lake Erie to strike
the town of Lorain. The tornado killed 86 persons and caused twelve million
dollars damage. The tornado outbreak that day was the worst of record for
the state of Ohio up til that time. (David Ludlum)
...1975...
Lee Trevino and two other golfers are struck by lightning at the Western
Open golf tournament in Oak Brook IL. (The Weather Channel)
...1980...
The temperature at Wichita Falls TX soared to 117 degrees, their hottest
reading of record. Daily highs were 110 degrees or above between the 24th
of June and the 3rd of July. (The Weather Channel)
...1987...
Thunderstorms developing along a cold front produced severe weather in the
north central U.S. Thunderstorms in Nebraska produced wind gusts to 70 mph
and baseball size hail at Arapahoe, and wind gusts to 80 mph along with
baseball size hail at Wolback and Belgrade. Six cities in the Ohio Valley
reported record low temperatures for the date, including Cincinnati OH with
a reading of 50 degrees. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

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