Morgan County, KY Weather And Climate Synopsis


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Updated Sunday Evening, July 15, 2018

...Showers and Thunderstorms Ahead...

Plan on unsettled weather through Monday evening ahead of a cold front that will cross the region early Tuesday. Scattered to numerous showers and storms are expected. The high humidity will then get pushed south for mid-week leading to a couple nice, low humidity days.

Strong to marginally severe storms are possible Monday afternoon and evening ahead of a cold front. Gusty winds and heavy rainfall are the main threats in the strongest storms.

Showers and thunderstorms are possible again later in the work week and next weekend.

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Regional Hourly Observations For MORGAN County, Kentucky
Issued at 1200 AM EDT MON JUL 16 2018
SOUTHEAST KENTUCKY
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
JACKSON        FAIR      74  71  91 CALM      30.08R                  
LONDON         FAIR      76  75  97 CALM      30.07R                  
SOMERSET       FAIR      73  73 100 CALM      30.07R                  
MIDDLESBORO    FAIR      74  73  95 CALM      30.08S                  
MONTICELLO     MOCLDY    75  73  93 NE8       30.07R                  

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Current Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Conditions in Kentucky
Based on observations at 1200am EDT, Monday July 16, 2018

Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 75 degrees west, near 74 degrees central, and near 74 degrees east. Current sky conditions are cloudy west, cloudy central, and fair east. In the west, relative humidity is near 84%, and the dew point is near 70 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 87%, and the dew point is near 70 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 91%, and the dew point is near 71 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 southwest at 6 mph west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the southeast at 6 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 Louisville International and Frankfort. The lowest temperature is 72 degrees at Hopkinsville.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook For MORGAN County, Kentucky
932 PM EDT Sun Jul 15 2018

 DAY ONE  Tonight.

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Monday through Saturday.

Thunderstorms are possible at times from Monday through Tuesday 
evening, and again from Thursday through Saturday.

Locally heavy rainfall will be possible on Monday. 

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Spotter activation is not anticipated.

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7-Day Forecast For MORGAN County, KY
1045 PM EDT Sun Jul 15 2018

REST OF TONIGHT
Mostly cloudy. Lows around 70. Light winds.

MONDAY
Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers and thunderstorms late in the morning. Numerous showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 80s. Light winds. Chance of rain 70 percent.

MONDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy. Numerous showers and thunderstorms in the evening, then scattered showers and thunderstorms near dawn. Areas of valley fog. Lows around 70. Light winds. Chance of rain 60 percent.

TUESDAY
Areas of valley fog early. Partly sunny with a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then sunny with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 80s. Light winds. Chance of rain 50 percent.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Areas of valley fog late. Lows in the lower 60s. Light winds.

WEDNESDAY
Sunny. Highs in the lower 80s.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Areas of valley fog. Lows in the upper 50s.

THURSDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 80s.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Areas of valley fog. Lows in the mid 60s.

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

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

SATURDAY
Partly sunny with showers likely and a chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 80s. Chance of rain 60 percent.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Areas of valley fog. Lows in the mid 60s.

SUNDAY
Partly sunny with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 80s.

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


Medium & Long Range Outlook For MORGAN County, Kentucky
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                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   JUL 21-25    JUL 23-29    JUL       JUL-SEP                      
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   Temperature:      Below        Below      Above      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Above        Above     Normal     Normal                      

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Drought Status For MORGAN 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=  -0.55)
Rainfall Needed:  1.29 inches ABOVE NORMAL


Crop Moisture (CMI) Situation:
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Current Short-term Crop Moisture Status: Favorable For Normal Growth And Fieldwork    (CMI=   0.26)
Change From Previous Week: DRIER      SOILS ( -0.42)

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 07-08-2018 to 07-14-2018

Temperatures for the period averaged 78 degrees across the state which was 2 degrees warmer than normal and 2 degrees cooler than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 91 in the West to 88 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 2 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 1 degrees warmer than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 69 degrees in the West to 66 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 1 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 3 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 98 degrees at PADUCAH ASOS and the extreme low was 57 degrees at MONTICELLO AWOS.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.09 inches statewide which was 0.9 inches below normal and 9% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 0.08 inches, Central 0.17 inches, Bluegrass 0.04 inches and East 0.07 inches, which was 0.9, 0.83, 0.94 and 0.94 inches below normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.00 inches at ALEXANDRIA 5NW to a high of 1.80 inches at BURKESVILLE 3W.

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Almanac Information
Monday July 16, 2018 the 197th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination 21.200000
Distance 0.999716 AU
Rise 06:29 EDT Set 21:00 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:44 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:00 EDT Ends 21:29 EDT

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Normal Max/Min Temperature for Today: 88 / 65
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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...



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JULY 16TH...HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1920...
A severe hailstorm over parts of Antelope and Boone counties in Nebraska
stripped trees of bark and foliage, ruined roofs, and broke nearly every
window facing north. (The Weather Channel)
...1946...
The temperature at Medford OR soared to an all-time high of 115 degrees to
begin a two week heat wave. During that Oregon heat wave the mercury hit
100 degrees at Sexton Summit for the only time in forty years of records.
(David Ludlum) (The Weather Channel)
...1975...
An early afternoon thunderstorm raked the east side of Tucson AZ with gale
force winds, heavy rain, and numerous lightning strikes. A thirteen year
old boy was swept through a forty foot long culvert by raging waters before
being rescued. (The Weather Channel)
...1979...
An intense thunderstorm dropped as much as 7 inches of rain in a three hour 
period over portions of southeastern pike county. two residents lost their lives 
as the car they were in was washed off the road. a young boy also died while 
being evacuated from his home. forty businesses and 2560 homes were 
affected...amounting to 7 million dollars in damage. (NWS JKL)
...1987...
Showers and thundestorms in the southwestern U.S. ended a record string of
thirty-nine consecutive days of 100 degree heat at Tucson AZ. A
thunderstorm at Bullhead City AZ produced wind gusts to 70 mph reducing the
visibility to near zero in blowing dust. Southerly winds gusting to 40 mph
pushed temperature readings above 100 degrees in the Northern Plains. Rapid
City SD reported a record high of 106 degrees, following a record low of 39
degrees just three days earlier. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm
Data)
...1988...
Thirty-seven cities in the eastern U.S. reported record high temperatures
for the date. Highs of 96 degrees at Bluefield WV and 104 degrees at
Charleston WV were all-time records, and afternoon highs of 98 degrees at
Binghamton NY, 99 degrees at Elkins WV, and 103 degrees at Pittsburgh PA,
tied all-time records. Highs of 104 degrees at Baltimore MD and 105
degrees at Parkersburg WV were records for July, and Beckley WV equalled
their record for July with a high of 94 degrees. Martinsburg WV was the hot
spot in the nation with a reading of 107 degrees. Afternoon and evening
thunderstorms raked the northeastern U.S. with large hail and damaging
winds. (The National Weather Summary)
...1989...
Showers and thunderstorms developing along a stationary front drenched the
Middle Atlantic Coast States with heavy rain, causing flooding in some
areas. More than five inches of rain was reported near Madison VA and
Ferncliff VA. Hot weather prevailed in Texas. San Angelo reported a record
high of 106 degrees. (The National Weather Summary)


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