Pulaski County, KY Weather And Climate Synopsis

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Updated Sunday Evening, September 23, 2018

...Unsettled Conditions Continue Through Mid-Week; Heavy Rain Continues Possible...

A frontal boundary will remain located south of the region for the next several days. Aloft, a southwest flow will remain in place allowing several atmospheric disturbances to pass through the region. These disturbances will bring repeated rounds of rainfall to the region. A strong cold front is then forecast to push through the region by mid week bringing an end to the unsettled weather along with a shot of cooler air. Rainfall amounts over the next several days will likely average an additional 2 and 4 inches.

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Regional Hourly Observations For PULASKI County, Kentucky
Issued at 300 AM EDT MON SEP 24 2018
JACKSON        LGT RAIN  65  63  93 CALM      30.12F FOG              
LONDON         LGT RAIN  68  68 100 CALM      30.12R                  
SOMERSET*      LGT RAIN  68  68 100 S3        30.11S                  
MONTICELLO*    LGT RAIN  68  68 100 VRB3      30.11S                  
WILLIAMSBURG*  PTSUNNY   68  68 100 CALM      30.10F                  
MIDDLESBORO*   DRIZZLE   68  68 100 CALM      30.12F                  
HARLAN APT*    CLOUDY    66  66 100 CALM      30.15R VSB 1            
PIKE CO APT*   FOG       67  67 100 CALM      30.13F VSB 1/4          
BIG SANDY APT* FOG       65  65 100 CALM      30.13S VSB 1/4          
MOREHEAD APT*  CLOUDY    63  61  94 VRB3      30.13S                  
ASHLAND*       CLOUDY    65  64  97 CALM      30.12S                  

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Current Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Conditions in Kentucky
Based on observations at 300am EDT, Monday September 24, 2018

Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 69 degrees west, near 65 degrees central, and near 65 degrees east. Current sky conditions are light rain west, cloudy central, and light rain east. In the west, relative humidity is near 93%, and the dew point is near 67 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 93%, and the dew point is near 63 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 93%, and the dew point is near 63 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. There is patchy fog west and east. Winds are calm west, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to light rain. Winds are from the east at 6 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are calm east, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to light rain. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 72 degrees at Hopkinsville. The lowest temperature is 63 degrees at Covington.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook For PULASKI County, Kentucky
1109 PM EDT Sun Sep 23 2018


This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of eastern Kentucky.

 DAY ONE  Tonight.

Persistent rain will develop late tonight and could become heavy 
at times, leading to a threat of flooding.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Monday through Saturday.

Thunderstorms will be possible at times from Monday afternoon through
Thursday. Some of these storms could produce heavy rainfall at 
times. Flooding of creeks and streams as well as the larger river 
stems will be a concern during this time. 


Spotters are encouraged to report any instances of flooding 
through Monday afternoon.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

7-Day Forecast For PULASKI County, KY
212 AM EDT Mon Sep 24 2018


Showers. Near steady temperatures in the upper 60s. East winds around 5 mph. Chance of rain near 100 percent.

Rain in the morning, then showers and isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon. Some thunderstorms may produce heavy rainfall in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 70s. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain near 100 percent.

Showers and scattered thunderstorms in the evening, then numerous showers and scattered thunderstorms late. Lows in the upper 60s. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 90 percent.

Showers likely and a slight chance of thunderstorms. Highs around 80. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60 percent.

Showers likely and a slight chance of thunderstorms in the evening, then showers likely late. Lows in the upper 60s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.

Showers likely and a slight chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 70s. Chance of rain 70 percent.

Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers. Lows around 60.

Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers. Highs in the lower 70s.

Mostly cloudy. Lows in the upper 50s.

Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 70s.

Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 50s.

Sunny. Highs around 80.

Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 50s.

Sunny. Highs around 80.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For PULASKI County, Kentucky
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                SEP 29-OCT 3  OCT 1-OCT 7    SEP       SEP-NOV                      
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   Temperature:      Above        Above      Above      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Above        Above     Normal     Normal                      

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Drought Status For PULASKI 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=  -0.58)
Rainfall Needed:  0.93 inches ABOVE NORMAL

Crop Moisture (CMI) Situation:

Current Short-term Crop Moisture Status: Moisture Adequate For Present Needs          (CMI=   0.24)
Change From Previous Week: WETTER     SOILS (  0.48)

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 09-16-2018 to 09-22-2018

Temperatures for the period averaged 76 degrees across the state which was 8 degrees warmer than normal and 4 degrees warmer than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 89 in the West to 82 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 8 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 3 degrees warmer than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 67 degrees in the West to 67 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 10 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 12 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 99 degrees at MADISONVILLE 4S and the extreme low was 59 degrees at ALEXANDRIA 5NW.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 1.21 inches statewide which was 0.38 inches above normal and 145% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 0.91 inches, Central 1.26 inches, Bluegrass 1.23 inches and East 1.45 inches, which was 0.06, 0.35, 0.48 and 0.63 inches above normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.17 inches at EDMONTON 5W to a high of 4.61 inches at MUNFORDVILLE 6E.

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Almanac Information
Monday September 24, 2018 the 267th Day of Year

Declination -0.830000
Distance 0.999719 AU
Rise 07:28 EDT Set 19:31 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:30 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 07:03 EDT Ends 19:57 EDT

Normal Max/Min Temperature for Today: 77 / 54

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...

The temperature at Yellowstone Park dipped to nine degrees below zero. It
was the coldest reading of record in the U.S. during September. Severe
freezes were widespread over the northwestern U.S. causing great crop
destruction. In Washington State, Spokane County experienced their earliest
snow of record. Harney Branch Experiment Station in Oregon reported a
temperature of 2 degrees above zero to establish a state record for the
month of September. (David Ludlum) (The Weather Channel)
A smoke pall from western Canada forest fires covered much of the eastern
U.S. Daylight was reduced to nighttime darkness in parts of the Northeast.
The color of the sun varied from pink to purple, blue, or lavendar. Yellow
to grey-tan was common. (24th-30th) (The Weather Channel)
Lightning struck a man near Waldport OR, a young man who it so happens was
carrying thirty-five pieces of dynamite. (The Weather Channel)
The first full day of autumn proved to be a pleasant one for much of the
nation, with sunny skies and mild temperatures. Thunderstorms again formed
over Florida and the southwestern deserts, and also formed along a cold
front in the northeastern U.S. A storm spotter at Earp CA sighted a couple
of funnel clouds, one on the California side of the state line, and the
other on the Arizona side. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
Thunderstorms developing along a stationary front produced large hail and
damaging winds in the southeastern U.S., with reports of severe weather
most numerous in North Carolina. Golf ball size hail was reported at Tick
Creek and a number of other locations in North Carolina. (National Weather
Summary) (Storm Data)
Forty-seven cities between the Rockies and the Appalachians reported record
low temperatures for the date. Lows of 38 degrees at Abilene TX, 34 degrees
at Jackson KY, and 36 degrees at Midland TX established records for the
month of September. The low of 36 degrees at Midland smashed their previous
record for the date by thirteen degrees. Fayetteville AR and Springfield MO
reported their earliest freeze of record. Thunderstorms produced torrential
rains in northeastern Florida. Jacksonville was deluged with 11.40 inches
of rain, and flash flooding resulted in two deaths. (The National Weather
Summary) (Storm Data)
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