Rowan County, KY Weather And Climate Synopsis


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Regional Hourly Observations For ROWAN County, Kentucky
Issued at 700 AM EST MON JAN 22 2018
NORTHEAST KENTUCKY
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
LEXINGTON      FAIR      56  43  61 S13       29.93F                  
COVINGTON      CLOUDY    52  45  77 S13       29.88F                  
FRANKFORT      FAIR      55  42  61 S13       29.89F                  

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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 ROWAN County, Kentucky
401 AM EST Mon Jan 22 2018

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight.

Wind gusts of 25 to 30 mph with isolated gusts up to 35 mph are
possible this afternoon through Tonight. Winds this strong could 
blow loose objects around and cause difficulty driving for high 
profile vehicles.

Thunderstorms will be possible this afternoon and evening.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Tuesday through Sunday.

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Spotter activation is not anticipated.

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7-Day Forecast For ROWAN County, KY
354 AM EST Mon Jan 22 2018

TODAY
Warm. Mostly sunny in the morning, then cloudy with a chance of showers in the afternoon. Showers and a chance of thunderstorms late. Highs in the mid 60s. South winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain 90 percent.

TONIGHT
Showers and a chance of thunderstorms in the evening, then a chance of showers late. Lows around 40. Southwest winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain 90 percent.

TUESDAY
Cooler. Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain showers. Highs in the lower 40s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain or snow showers in the evening, then a slight chance of snow showers late. Lows around 30. West winds around 10 mph in the evening becoming light. Chance of precipitation 30 percent.

WEDNESDAY
Mostly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of snow showers in the morning. Highs in the mid 30s. Light winds becoming west around 10 mph in the afternoon.

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

THURSDAY
Sunny. Highs in the mid 40s.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows 28 to 33.

FRIDAY
Sunny. Highs in the upper 50s.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain showers. Lows in the lower 40s.

SATURDAY
Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain showers. Highs in the mid 50s.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with rain showers likely. Lows around 40. Chance of rain 60 percent.

SUNDAY
Partly sunny with a 30 percent chance of rain showers. Highs in the upper 40s.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For ROWAN County, Kentucky
                             KENTUCKY                                                                     
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                 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 ROWAN 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=   1.05)
Rainfall Needed:  0.00 inches ABOVE NORMAL


Crop Moisture (CMI) Situation:
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Current Short-term Crop Moisture Status: Prospects Above Normal, Some Fields Too Wet  (CMI=   0.96)
Change From Previous Week: WETTER     SOILS (  0.41)

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

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SUN
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

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Normal Max/Min Temperature for Today: 42 / 22
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Weather History...



JANUARY 22ND
HISTORICAL WEATHER FACTS
...1943...
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)
...1987...
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)
...1988...
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)
...1989...
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)
...1990...
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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