McCracken County, KY Weather And Climate Synopsis

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Regional Hourly Observations For MCCRACKEN County, Kentucky
Issued at 700 AM EST MON JAN 22 2018
PADUCAH        RAIN      55  50  83 S14G25    29.79F                  
HENDERSON      MOCLDY    58  45  62 S23       29.74S                  
OWENSBORO      CLOUDY    56  45  66 S22       29.77F                  
HOPKINSVILLE   FAIR      59  43  55 S20G29    29.79F                  
BOWLING GREEN  FAIR      59  44  57 S12G23    29.89R                  
GLASGOW        FAIR      57  43  59 S12       29.91S                  

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Current Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Conditions in Kentucky
Based on observations at 700am EST, Monday January 22, 2018

Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 55 degrees west, near 56 degrees central, and near 54 degrees east. Current sky conditions are rain west, fair central, and fair east. In the west, relative humidity is near 83%, and the dew point is near 50 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 61%, and the dew point is near 43 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 64%, and the dew point is near 42 degrees. Current drying conditions are poor west, fair central, and fair east. Tobacco stripping conditions are favorable west, marginal central, and marginal east. Winds are from the south at 14 mph with gusts at 25 mph west, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds and rain. Winds are from the south at 13 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Winds are variable at 3 mph 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 59 degrees at Hopkinsville and Bowling Green. The lowest temperature is 52 degrees at Covington.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook For MCCRACKEN County, Kentucky
342 AM CST Mon Jan 22 2018

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight

There is a small chance of thunderstorms across much of the area
this morning. Locally heavy rainfall is the main hazard.
Gusty winds of 30 to 35 mph can also be expected today.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Tuesday through Sunday

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.


Spotter activation is not anticipated.

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7-Day Forecast For MCCRACKEN County, KY
332 AM CST Mon Jan 22 2018

Showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning, then partly sunny in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 60s. South winds around 20 mph with gusts to around 35 mph. Chance of precipitation near 100 percent.

Partly cloudy in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s. Southwest winds around 15 mph with gusts to around 30 mph.

Partly sunny. Highs in the mid 40s. West winds around 10 mph.

Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 20s. West winds 5 mph.

Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 40s. West winds 5 to 10 mph.

Clear. Lows in the upper 20s.

Sunny. Highs in the lower 50s.

Clear. Lows in the mid 30s.

Partly sunny. Highs in the mid 50s.

Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of showers in the evening, then showers likely after midnight. Lows in the mid 40s. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.

Showers likely. Highs in the mid 50s. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.

Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain. Lows in the mid 30s.

Partly sunny. Highs in the lower 40s.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For MCCRACKEN County, Kentucky
                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
               JAN 27-JAN 31 JAN 29-FEB 4    FEB       JAN-MAR                      
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   Temperature:      Above        Above     Normal     Normal                      
 Precipitation:      Above        Above      Above      Above                      

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Drought Status For MCCRACKEN 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=   1.40)
Rainfall Needed:  0.00 inches ABOVE NORMAL

Crop Moisture (CMI) Situation:

Current Short-term Crop Moisture Status: Too Wet, Some Standing Water                 (CMI=   1.98)
Change From Previous Week: WETTER     SOILS (  1.38)

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 01-14-2018 to 01-20-2018

Temperatures for the period averaged 22 degrees across the state which was 11 degrees cooler than normal and 16 degrees cooler than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 30 in the West to 34 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 13 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 9 degrees cooler than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 13 degrees in the West to 12 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 12 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 11 degrees cooler than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 60 degrees at BURKESVILLE 3W and the extreme low was -17 degrees at MONTICELLO AWOS.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.15 inches statewide which was 0.69 inches below normal and 18% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 0.15 inches, Central 0.15 inches, Bluegrass 0.16 inches and East 0.16 inches, which was 0.73, 0.74, 0.56 and 0.7 inches below normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.01 inches at FORT CAMPBELL to a high of 0.43 inches at JACKSON AIRPORT.

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Almanac Information
Monday January 22, 2018 the 22th Day of Year

Declination -19.440000
Distance 0.999725 AU
Rise 07:50 EST Set 17:51 EST
Transit Meridian 12:50 EST
Civil Twilight Begins 07:22 EST Ends 18:18 EST

Normal Max/Min Temperature for Today: 42 / 22

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...

Chinook winds during the early morning hours caused the temperature at
Spearfish SD to rise from 4 below zero to 45 above in just two minutes, the
most dramatic temperature rise in world weather records. An hour and a half
later the mercury plunged from 54 above to 4 below zero in twenty-seven
minutes. (David Ludlum)
A winter storm spread snow from central Mississippi through northern
Georgia to New England. Up to 15 inches of snow fell across the heavily
populated areas of Virginia, Maryland and Delaware. Traffic tie-ups nearly
paralyzed the Washington D.C. area. Winds gusted to 76 mph at Chatham MA,
and in Pennsylvania, snowfall totals ranged up to 21 inches at Dushore.
Williamsport PA received five inches of snow in just one hour. (National
Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
The nation was free of winter storms for a day, however, winds in southern
California gusted to 80 mph in the Grapevine area of the Tehachapi
Mountains, and winds along the eastern slopes of the Rockies reached 100
mph in the Upper Yellowstone Valley of Montana. (National Weather Summary)
(Storm Data)
Low pressure brought heavy rain and gale force winds to Florida. Daytona
Beach was drenched with 5.48 inches of rain in 24 hours to establish a
January record for that location, and winds at Titusville FL gusted to 63
mph. (National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
It was a very tame and peaceful mid winter day. Mild weather prevailed
across the nation, with rain and snow primarily confined to the
northeastern U.S. and the Pacific Northwest. Warm weather continued in
Florida. Highs of 83 degrees at Hollywood and 85 degrees at Miami were
records for the date. (National Weather Summary)
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