Spencer County, KY Weather And Climate Synopsis


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Regional Hourly Observations For SPENCER County, Kentucky
Issued at 700 AM EDT SAT MAY 26 2018
NORTH CENTRAL KENTUCKY
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
LOUISVILLE/SDF MOCLDY    73  67  81 SW7       29.87R                  
LOUISVILLE/LOU FAIR      71  68  90 S6        29.88R                  
FORT KNOX      FAIR      69  69 100 SW3       29.89R                  

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Current Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Conditions in Kentucky
Based on observations at 700am EDT, Saturday May 26, 2018

Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 70 degrees west, near 68 degrees central, and near 69 degrees east. Current sky conditions are fair west, fair central, and fair east. In the west, relative humidity is near 93%, and the dew point is near 68 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 90%, and the dew point is near 65 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 90%, and the dew point is near 66 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. Winds are from the south at 7 mph west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the south at 3 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are calm east, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 73 degrees at Louisville International. The lowest temperature is 64 degrees at Somerset.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook For SPENCER County, Kentucky
317 AM EDT Sat May 26 2018 /217 AM CDT Sat May 26 2018/

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight.

Isolated to scattered thunderstorms will be possible today as an
upper level disturbance moves through the region. Lightning and 
locally heavy rainfall will be the main threats with any of the 
storms. 

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Sunday through Friday.

Thunderstorms will be possible each afternoon and evening through the
period. Any storm will be capable of producing torrential rainfall,
gusty winds, and frequent lightning. Locally heavy rainfall may lead
to localized flooding issues in some areas.

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Spotter activation is not expected at this time.

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7-Day Forecast For SPENCER County, KY
313 AM EDT Sat May 26 2018

TODAY
Partly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then mostly cloudy with numerous showers and scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 80s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 60 percent.

TONIGHT
Partly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 60s. Southwest winds up to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.

SUNDAY
Partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s. South winds up to 5 mph.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 60s. Southeast winds up to 5 mph.

MEMORIAL DAY
Partly cloudy with chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s. Southeast winds up to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation 30 percent.

MONDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 60s.

TUESDAY
Mostly cloudy with chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s. Chance of precipitation 30 percent.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Showers likely and slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 60s. Chance of precipitation 60 percent.

WEDNESDAY
Showers likely and chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 80s. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 60s. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.

THURSDAY
Partly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 60s.

FRIDAY
Partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s.

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


Medium & Long Range Outlook For SPENCER County, Kentucky
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                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                MAY 31-JUN 4  JUN 2-JUN 8    MAY       MAY-JUL                      
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   Temperature:      Above        Above      Above      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Above       Normal      Below      Above                      

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Drought Status For SPENCER County, Kentucky
(Based on the latest Palmer Drought Severity and Crop Moisture Indices)
BLUEGRASS KY CLIMATE DIVISION

Hydrological Drought (PDSI) Situation:
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Current Long-term Hydrological Moisture Status: NEAR NORMAL           (PDSI=   1.44)
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=   0.58)
Change From Previous Week: WETTER     SOILS (  0.01)

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 05-18-2018 to 05-24-2018

Temperatures for the period averaged 74 degrees across the state which was 8 degrees warmer than normal and no change to the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 84 in the West to 82 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 5 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 4 degrees warmer than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 66 degrees in the West to 63 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 91 degrees at LOUISVILLE APT and the extreme low was 36 degrees at SHELBYVILLE 10W.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 1.34 inches statewide which was 0.22 inches above normal and 119% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 1.31 inches, Central 1.08 inches, Bluegrass 1.70 inches and East 1.28 inches, which was 0.20, -0.09, 0.62 and 0.15 inches respectively from normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.31 inches at WILLIAMSBURG AWOS to a high of 3.18 inches at HENDERSON 5E.

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Almanac Information
Saturday May 26, 2018 the 146th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination 21.290000
Distance 0.999716 AU
Rise 06:20 EDT Set 20:52 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:35 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 05:51 EDT Ends 21:21 EDT

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Normal Max/Min Temperature for Today: 81 / 58
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Calculations made for central point in Kentucky
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elevation -- Priddy

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MAY 26TH...HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1771...
A famous Virginia flood occurred as heavy rains in the mountains brought
all rivers in the state to record high levels. (Sandra and TI Richard
Sanders - 1987)
...1894...
A tornado (unofficially F2) moved along a five mile long path 
east of Jeffersonville IN (Clark County). The Louisville 
weather office's log book simply read, Partly cloudy, and 
threatening during the greater portion of the day. Shower, 
11.56am12.04 pm; amount, .05. While rain was falling, a few 
indistinct, distant peals of thunder were heard. (NWS Louisville)
...1917...
A tornado touched down near Louisiana MO about noon and remained on the
ground for a distance of 293 miles, finally lifting seven hours and twenty
minutes later in eastern Jennings County IN. The twister cut a swath of
destruction two and a half miles wide through Mattoon IL. There were 101
persons killed in the tornado, including 53 at Mattoon, and 38 at
Charleston IL. Damage from the storm totalled 2.5 million dollars. (David
Ludlum)
...1965...
An F2 tornado was spotted in Simpson County. (NWS Louisville)
...1967...
A slow moving nor-easter battered New England with high 
winds, heavy rain, and record late season snow on this day. 
Winds 70 to 90 mph in gusts occurred along the coast. Over 7 
inches of rain fell at Nantucket, Massachusetts with 6.57 
inches falling in 24 hours to set a new 24 hour rainfall 
record. 24.9 inches of snow fell at Mount Washington, New 
Hampshire to set a new May snowfall record. (NWS Louisville)
...1968...
An F2 tornado struck Smiths Grove (Warren County). A barn was 
destroyed and another damaged. (NWS Louisville)
...1989...
A tornado produced F1 damage along a four mile long path 
through Allen County, resulting in a quarter million dollars 
in damage. An F1 tornado was on the ground for 6 miles in 
Simpson County. (NWS Louisville)
...1996...
Lightning struck and damaged two homes in Louisville. (NWS Louisville)




	
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