Pike County, KY Weather And Climate Synopsis

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Updated Friday Evening, March 16, 2018

...Rain Returns Into The Weekend ...

Widespread showers return to the area tonight with the passage of a warm front. Could even see a few thunderstorms. Additional activity is expected tomorrow, before clearing out tomorrow evening and overnight. Sunday looks to be the better day of the weekend with highs peaking in the 50s under mostly sunny skies. This is then followed by active work week with another round of widespread rainfall on Monday. Could even see some more snow. Stay tuned. Overall, looking at the potential for another 1+ inches of precipitation over the next week.

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Regional Hourly Observations For PIKE County, Kentucky
Issued at 1200 AM EDT SAT MAR 17 2018
JACKSON        FAIR      42  12  29 VRB6      30.01F                  
LONDON         FAIR      45  18  34 NE3       29.99F                  
SOMERSET       NOT AVBL                                               
MIDDLESBORO    FAIR      40  32  71 CALM      30.01F                  
MONTICELLO     FAIR      43  27  53 W8        30.00S                  

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Current Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Conditions in Kentucky
Based on observations at 1200am EDT, Saturday March 17, 2018

Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 55 degrees west, near 44 degrees central, and near 42 degrees east. Current sky conditions are cloudy west, cloudy central, and fair east. In the west, relative humidity is near 68%, and the dew point is near 45 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 35%, and the dew point is near 18 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 29%, and the dew point is near 12 degrees. Current drying conditions are fair west, good central, and very good east. Winds are from the southeast at 7 mph west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the east at 9 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are variable at 6 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 55 degrees at Paducah. The lowest temperature is 39 degrees at Covington.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook For PIKE County, Kentucky
524 PM EDT Fri Mar 16 2018

 DAY ONE  Tonight.

Thunderstorms are possible late tonight mainly near and west of
the Interstate 75 corridor.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Saturday through Thursday.

There is a chance of thunderstorms on Saturday. During the
afternoon a few storms could be strong to severe with hail and 
strong gusty winds the main threats.

Thunderstorms will also be possible Monday afternoon and evening.

Snow is possible late Tuesday night through Wednesday evening.


Spotters are encouraged to report any hail or strong winds on

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

7-Day Forecast For PIKE County, KY
1020 PM EDT Fri Mar 16 2018

Partly cloudy, then mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain showers near dawn. Lows in the upper 30s. Light winds.

Mostly cloudy. Showers likely through the day. A slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs around 60. Light winds. Chance of rain 70 percent.

Mostly cloudy. Rain showers likely in the evening, then a chance of rain showers late. Lows in the mid 30s. Light winds. Chance of rain 70 percent.

Sunny. Highs in the upper 50s. Light winds.

Partly cloudy in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s in the valleys and in the lower 40s on the ridges. Light winds.

Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain showers. Highs in the lower 60s.

Showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 40s. Chance of rain 80 percent.

Mostly cloudy with showers likely. Highs in the upper 50s. Chance of rain 70 percent.

Rain. Lows in the mid 30s. Chance of rain 80 percent.

Snow with rain likely. Light snow accumulations. Highs in the upper 30s. Chance of precipitation 80 percent.

Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of snow. Lows in the mid 20s.

Partly sunny. Highs in the lower 40s.

Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 20s.

Mostly sunny. Highs around 50.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For PIKE County, Kentucky
                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   MAR 22-26    MAR 24-30    MAR       MAR-MAY                      
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   Temperature:      Below       Normal     Normal      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Above        Above      Above      Above                      

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Drought Status For PIKE County, Kentucky
(Based on the latest Palmer Drought Severity and Crop Moisture Indices)

Hydrological Drought (PDSI) Situation:

Current Long-term Hydrological Moisture Status: UNUSUAL MOIST SPELL   (PDSI=   2.04)
Rainfall Needed:  0.00 inches ABOVE NORMAL

Crop Moisture (CMI) Situation:

Current Short-term Crop Moisture Status: Favorable, Except Still Too Wet In Spots     (CMI=   1.31)
Change From Previous Week: DRIER      SOILS ( -0.90)

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 03-09-2018 to 03-15-2018

Temperatures for the period averaged 39 degrees across the state which was 6 degrees cooler than normal and 2 degrees cooler than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 52 in the West to 47 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 6 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 10 degrees cooler than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 32 degrees in the West to 29 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 4 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 3 degrees cooler than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 72 degrees at CARBONDALE ASOS and the extreme low was 15 degrees at MONTICELLO AWOS.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.73 inches statewide which was 0.24 inches below normal and 75% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 0.61 inches, Central 0.93 inches, Bluegrass 0.67 inches and East 0.71 inches, which was 0.4, 0.09, 0.22 and 0.26 inches below normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.00 inches at ALEXANDRIA 5NW to a high of 1.47 inches at LEBANON 8NW.

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Almanac Information
Saturday March 17, 2018 the 76th Day of Year

Declination -0.950000
Distance 0.999721 AU
Rise 06:46 EDT Set 18:48 EDT
Transit Meridian 12:46 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:20 EDT Ends 19:13 EDT

Normal Max/Min Temperature for Today: 57 / 34

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...

A winter storm in southwestern and central Tennessee produced 26 inches of
snow at Riddleton, and 18.5 inches at Memphis. It was the deepest snow of
record for those areas. (David Ludlum)
Record cold on Saint Patrick's Day: Louisville 9, Lexington 4, Bowling 
Green 16. (NWS Louisville, KY)
The temperature at Snake River WY dipped to 50 degrees below zero, a record
for the U.S. for the month of March. (Sandra and TI Richard Sanders - 1987)
A powerful spring storm produced severe thunderstorms over the Central Gulf
Coast States, and heavy snow in the High Plains Region. A tornado caused
three million dollars damage at Natchez MS, and six inches of rain in five
hours caused five million dollars damage at Vicksburg MS. Cactus TX
received 10 inches of snow. Western Kansas reported blizzard conditions.
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