Shelby County, KY Weather And Climate Synopsis

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Updated Thursday Evening, April 18, 2019

...Wet & Windy End Of The Week...

As of late afternoon, radar shows showers progressing across Western Kentucky, while the rest of the state remains dry. Temperatures has risen into the 70s and 80s across the eastern half of KY, even hitting 87 in Lawrence County according to the Kentucky Mesonet.

A Flash Flood Watch is now in effect for much of Western Kentucky with more rain on the way. In fact, the showers mentioned above will intensify and move east overnight. Activity continues through Friday and into Saturday. 1 to 2+ inches is still forecast for portions of Western/Central Kentucky and extending northeast into the Bluegrass. The good news is that Sunday will be dry and warmer.

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Regional Hourly Observations For SHELBY County, Kentucky
Issued at 600 PM EDT THU APR 18 2019
LOUISVILLE/SDF PTSUNNY   77  55  46 S14G23    29.61F                  
LOUISVILLE/LOU CLOUDY    75  54  47 S15G28    29.62F                  
FORT KNOX      PTSUNNY   77  55  47 SW14G23   29.69F                  

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Current Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Conditions in Kentucky
Based on observations at 600pm EDT, Thursday April 18, 2019

Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 64 degrees west, near 79 degrees central, and near 81 degrees east. Current sky conditions are light rain west, fair central, and fair east. In the west, relative humidity is near 90%, and the dew point is near 61 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 40%, and the dew point is near 53 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 30%, and the dew point is near 47 degrees. Current drying conditions are poor west, good central, and very good east. Winds are from the southwest at 9 mph west, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to light rain. Winds are from the south at 12 mph with gusts at 24 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Winds are from the south at 12 mph with gusts at 21 mph east, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 81 degrees at Jackson. The lowest temperature is 63 degrees at Owensboro and Henderson.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook For SHELBY County, Kentucky
315 PM EDT Thu Apr 18 2019 /215 PM CDT Thu Apr 18 2019/

 DAY ONE  Late This Afternoon and Tonight.

Multiple rounds of showers and storms will be possible later this
afternoon and evening, particularly west of I-65. Some of the storms
late this afternoon and evening may be capable of gusty winds and 
heavy rainfall.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Friday through Wednesday.

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.


Spotter activation may be needed today.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

7-Day Forecast For SHELBY County, KY
316 PM EDT Thu Apr 18 2019

Showers and slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 50s. South winds 5 to 15 mph with gusts to around 30 mph. Chance of precipitation near 100 percent.

Cooler. Cloudy with chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 50s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.

Rain showers likely. Lows in the upper 30s. Northwest winds 5 to 15 mph. Chance of showers 70 percent.

Rain showers likely. Highs in the mid 40s. West winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of showers 60 percent.

Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers. Lows in the upper 30s. West winds 5 to 10 mph.

Warmer. Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 60s.

Mostly clear. Lows around 50.

Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 70s.

Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 50s.

Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 70s.

Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 50s.

Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 70s.

Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers. Lows in the upper 50s.

Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers. Highs in the mid 70s.

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

Medium & Long Range Outlook For SHELBY County, Kentucky
                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   APR 24-28 APR 26-MAY 2    APR       APR-JUN                      
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   Temperature:      Above        Above      Above      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Above       Normal     Normal      Above                      

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

Hydrological Drought (PDSI) Situation:

Current Long-term Hydrological Moisture Status: VERY MOIST SPELL      (PDSI=   3.39)
Rainfall Needed:  0.00 inches ABOVE NORMAL

Crop Moisture (CMI) Situation:

Current Short-term Crop Moisture Status: Prospects Above Normal, Some Fields Too Wet  (CMI=   1.00)
Change From Previous Week: WETTER     SOILS (  0.31)

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 04-11-2019 to 04-17-2019

Temperatures for the period averaged 60 degrees across the state which was 5 degrees warmer than normal and 2 degrees cooler than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 71 in the West to 73 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 2 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 5 degrees warmer than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 50 degrees in the West to 50 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 4 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 10 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 86 degrees at JACKSON AIRPORT and the extreme low was 30 degrees at CARBONDALE ASOS.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 1.25 inches statewide which was 0.24 inches above normal and 124% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 1.72 inches, Central 1.28 inches, Bluegrass 1.17 inches and East 0.85 inches, which was 0.58, 0.25, 0.25 and -0.10 inches respectively from normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.35 inches at MIDDLESBORO AWOS to a high of 2.63 inches at HICKMAN 2E.

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Almanac Information
Thursday April 18, 2019 the 108th Day of Year

Declination 11.080000
Distance 0.999719 AU
Rise 06:58 EDT Set 20:18 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:37 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:32 EDT Ends 20:44 EDT

Normal Max/Min Temperature for Today: 69 / 46

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...

More than two dozen tornadoes were reported from Kansas and Arkansas to
Wisconsin and Michigan. More than 100 persons were killed, including 65
persons at Marshfield MO. (David Ludlum)
A severe earthquake shook San Francisco, and unusual easterly winds spread
fires destroying the city. (David Ludlum)
California experienced its worst hailstorm of record. Damage mounted to two
million dollars as two consecutive storms devastated the Sacramento Valley
destroying the fruit crop. (The Weather Channel)
A dust devil near Dracut MA lifted a small child three feet into the air,
and rolled two other children on the ground. Fortunately none of the three
were hurt. The dust devil was accompanied by a loud whistling sound as it
moved westward. (The Weather Channel)
Rapid City SD received a record 22 inches of snow in 24 hours. (17th-18th)
(The Weather Channel)

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