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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 SPENCER County, Kentucky
Issued at 800 AM EST WED DEC 13 2017
NORTH CENTRAL KENTUCKY
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
LOUISVILLE/SDF CLOUDY    24   9  52 S8        29.94F WCI  15          
LOUISVILLE/LOU CLOUDY    21  12  68 S9        29.95F WCI  11          
FORT KNOX      CLOUDY    18  10  70 S6        29.92F WCI   9          

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Current Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Conditions in Kentucky
Based on observations at 800am EST, Wednesday December 13, 2017

Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 29 degrees west, near 18 degrees central, and near 18 degrees east. Current sky conditions are clear west, cloudy central, and cloudy east. In the west, relative humidity is near 45%, 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 southwest at 7 mph west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The wind chill is near 22 degrees west. Winds are from the south at 7 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The wind chill is near 9 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 29 degrees at Paducah. The lowest temperature is 17 degrees at London.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook For SPENCER County, Kentucky
335 AM EST Wed Dec 13 2017 /235 AM CST Wed Dec 13 2017/

   WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON EST /11 AM CST/ TODAY TO 7 PM
EST /6 PM CST/ THIS EVENING  

This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of south central
Indiana and Central Kentucky.

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight.

Sustained south winds of 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 40 mph will be 
possible this afternoon.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Thursday through Tuesday.

Several systems will move through the area during the period. Right 
now the most significant one will arrive over the weekend, with a 
light wintry mix possible Saturday night.

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Spotter activation is not anticipated.

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7-Day Forecast For SPENCER County, KY
331 AM EST Wed Dec 13 2017


WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 7 PM EST THIS EVENING

TODAY
Breezy. Mostly sunny in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 40s. South winds 5 to 15 mph with gusts to around 30 mph increasing to southwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts to around 40 mph in the afternoon.

TONIGHT
Mostly cloudy. Lows in the upper 20s. West winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts to around 35 mph.

THURSDAY
Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 30s. North winds 5 to 10 mph.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy. Lows in the lower 20s. Northeast winds up to 5 mph.

FRIDAY
Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 30s. West winds 5 to 15 mph.

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

SATURDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 40s.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain showers and snow showers. Lows in the lower 30s.

SUNDAY
Rain showers likely. Highs in the upper 40s. Chance of showers 70 percent.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers possibly mixed with snow showers. Lows in the mid 30s. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.

MONDAY
Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 40s.

MONDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 30s.

TUESDAY
Partly cloudy. Highs around 50.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For SPENCER County, Kentucky
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   Temperature:      Above        Above     Normal      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=   1.37)
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 (  0.34)

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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