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Updated Wednesday, December 13, 2017
...Dry With Gusty Winds Today; Windy Advisory West...

A low pressure system will swing across the Great Lakes region today bringing gusty southerly winds to the Bluegrass state. Wind gusts will increase through the morning, peaking this afternoon in the 30-40 mph range. A Wind Advisory is out for much of western Kentucky. Relative humidity values are expected to fall into the upper 20s to lower 30s this afternoon. This system may bring a few sprinkles to far northern KY tonight, but most should stay dry. Tomorrow will be much less windy and winds will be out of the north to northwest. The next chance for precipitation will be Saturday night into Sunday.


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Regional Hourly Observations For PULASKI County, Kentucky
Issued at 700 AM EST WED DEC 13 2017
...EASTERN KENTUCKY...
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
JACKSON        CLEAR     18   8  65 SW3       29.96S                  
6HR MIN TEMP:  18; 6HR MAX TEMP:  20;                                

LONDON         CLOUDY    19   9  65 S5        30.00R WCI  12          
6HR MIN TEMP:  17; 6HR MAX TEMP:  21;                                

SOMERSET*      CLOUDY    19  12  73 S3        30.03R                  
MONTICELLO*    CLOUDY    15  11  83 W10       30.03R WCI   2          
6HR MIN TEMP:  14; 6HR MAX TEMP:  21;                                

WILLIAMSBURG*  CLOUDY    19   9  63 CALM      30.01R                  
MIDDLESBORO*   CLOUDY    17  11  78 CALM      30.02S                  
6HR MIN TEMP:  17; 6HR MAX TEMP:  25;                                

HARLAN APT*    CLOUDY    19  10  68 CALM      29.98F                  
PIKE CO APT*     N/A     18   7  61 CALM      29.96S                  
BIG SANDY APT* SUNNY     20   7  58 SW3       29.97S                  
6HR MIN TEMP:  19; 6HR MAX TEMP:  22;                                

MOREHEAD APT*  PTSUNNY   18   9  68 SW7       29.98S WCI   8          

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Current Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Conditions in Kentucky
Based on observations at 700am EST, Wednesday December 13, 2017

Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 28 degrees west, near 18 degrees central, and near 18 degrees east. Current sky conditions are cloudy west, cloudy central, and clear east. In the west, relative humidity is near 46%, and the dew point is near 10 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 65%, and the dew point is near 8 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 65%, and the dew point is near 8 degrees. Current drying conditions are good west, fair central, and fair east. Tobacco stripping conditions are unfavorable west, marginal central, and marginal east. Winds are from the south at 6 mph west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The wind chill is near 22 degrees west. Winds are from the south at 6 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The wind chill is near 10 degrees central. Winds are from the southwest at 3 mph east, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The livestock cold stress index is in the no stress category west, danger category central, and no stress category east. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 28 degrees at Paducah. The lowest temperature is 18 degrees at Lexington, Jackson, and Frankfort.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook For PULASKI County, Kentucky
650 AM EST Wed Dec 13 2017

   RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 9 PM EST
THIS EVENING  
   LAKE WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO
MIDNIGHT EST TONIGHT  

This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of eastern Kentucky.

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight.

South to southwest winds will gust to 35 mph this afternoon and
evening bringing rough chop to the larger area lakes. Boaters are
urged to exercise caution. 

These winds and dry air will also lead to enhanced fire danger
this afternoon and into the early evening. 

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Thursday through Tuesday.

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Spotter activation is not anticipated.

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7-Day Forecast For PULASKI County, KY
655 AM EST Wed Dec 13 2017


LAKE WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO MIDNIGHT EST TONIGHT

TODAY
Sunny. Highs in the mid 40s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 35 mph in the afternoon.

TONIGHT
Partly cloudy in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. Lows around 30. West winds 10 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph in the evening.

THURSDAY
Partly sunny. Highs in the upper 30s. Light winds.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy. Lows in the lower 20s. Light winds.

FRIDAY
Partly sunny. Highs in the upper 30s. Light winds becoming west around 10 mph in the afternoon.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 20s.

SATURDAY
Sunny. Highs in the upper 40s.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain showers. Lows in the lower 30s.

SUNDAY
Mostly cloudy with rain showers likely. Highs around 50. Chance of rain 70 percent.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain showers. Lows in the upper 30s.

MONDAY
Partly sunny with a 30 percent chance of rain showers. Highs in the lower 50s.

MONDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s.

TUESDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs around 50.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For PULASKI County, Kentucky
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                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   DEC 18-22    DEC 20-26    DEC       DEC-FEB                      
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   Temperature:      Above        Above     Normal      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Above        Above     Normal      Above                      

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Drought Status For PULASKI 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=   1.54)
Rainfall Needed:  0.00 inches ABOVE NORMAL


Crop Moisture (CMI) Situation:
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Current Short-term Crop Moisture Status: Moisture Adequate For Present Needs          (CMI=   0.53)
Change From Previous Week: WETTER     SOILS (  0.49)

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 12-05-2017 to 12-11-2017

Temperatures for the period averaged 35 degrees across the state which was 5 degrees cooler than normal and 14 degrees cooler than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 46 in the West to 44 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 4 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 6 degrees cooler than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 25 degrees in the West to 28 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 7 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 1 degrees cooler than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 68 degrees at POPLAR BLUFF ASOS and the extreme low was 12 degrees at CARBONDALE ASOS.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.64 inches statewide which was 0.43 inches below normal and 60% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 0.70 inches, Central 0.66 inches, Bluegrass 0.63 inches and East 0.55 inches, which was 0.49, 0.49, 0.3 and 0.45 inches below normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.14 inches at MONTICELLO AWOS to a high of 1.10 inches at MURRAY 1W.

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Almanac Information
Wednesday December 13, 2017 the 347th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination -23.210000
Distance 0.999724 AU
Rise 07:47 EST Set 17:19 EST
Transit Meridian 12:33 EST
Civil Twilight Begins 07:18 EST Ends 17:48 EST

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Normal Max/Min Temperature for Today: 47 / 27
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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...



DECEMBER 13TH
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1915...
A heavy snowstorm kicked off the snowiest winter in modern records for
western New England. (The Weather Channel)
...1962...
Record cold weather gripped the nation. The low temperature in Lexington, KY 
fell to -6 degrees (record low on this date), -3 at Covington and -3 at Paducah. 
Severe cold conditions went as far south as Florida with a hard freeze. Morning 
lows reached 35 degrees at Miami, 18 degrees at Tampa, and 12 degrees at 
Jacksonville. It was the coldest December weather of the 20th century and caused 
millions of dollars damage to crops and foliage. In Georgia, the morning low of 
9 degrees below zero at Blairsville established a state record for the month of 
December. 
...1987...
A major winter storm produced high winds and heavy snow in the Southern
Rockies and the Southern High Plains. Snowfall totals in New Mexico ranged
up to 25 inches at Cedar Crest, with up to three feet of snow reported in
the higher elevations. Winds of 75 mph, with gusts to 124 mph, were
reported northeast of Albuquerque NM. El Paso TX was buried under 22.4
inches of snow, including a single storm record of 16.8 inches in 24 hours.
The snowfall total surpassed their previous record for an entire winter
season of 18.4 inches. Record cold was experienced the next three nights as
readings dipped into the single numbers. High winds ushering unseasonably
cold air into the southwestern U.S. gusted to 100 mph at Grapevine CA. (The
National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
...1988...
Low pressure off the Atlantic coast produced up to a foot of snow in
eastern Nassau County and western Suffolk County of southeastern New York
State. Mild weather prevailed across the western half of the country. Nine
cities reported record high temperatures for the date, including Goodland
KS with a reading of 74 degrees. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm
Data)
...1989...
Strong northwesterly winds, ushering bitterly cold arctic air into the
central U.S., produced squalls with heavy snow in the Great Lakes Region.
Snowfall totals in Upper Michigan ranged up to 24 inches at Manistique.
Nine cities in Arkansas and Texas reported record low temperatures for the
date, including Calico Rock AR with a reading of 4 degrees above zero.
(Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)
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