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Updated Thursday, December 14, 2017
...Cold End To The Work Week; Warming This Week End...

High pressure will move in behind a departing cold front today. This will allow winds to slowdown after sunrise. Winds will pick up again tomorrow as another trough passes through the region. No precipitation is expected until the weekend.

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Current Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Conditions in Kentucky
Based on observations at 100pm EST, Thursday December 14, 2017

Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 36 degrees west, near 34 degrees central, and near 35 degrees east. Current sky conditions are cloudy west, cloudy central, and cloudy east. In the west, relative humidity is near 54%, and the dew point is near 21 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 54%, and the dew point is near 19 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 56%, and the dew point is near 21 degrees. Current drying conditions are fair west, fair central, and fair east. Tobacco stripping conditions are marginal west, marginal central, and marginal east. Winds are from the northeast at 8 mph west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The wind chill is near 30 degrees west. Winds are calm central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. 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 37 degrees at Bowling Green. The lowest temperature is 27 degrees at Covington.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For WASHINGTON County, Kentucky
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Drought Status For WASHINGTON 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 12-07-2017 to 12-13-2017

Temperatures for the period averaged 32 degrees across the state which was 7 degrees cooler than normal and 14 degrees cooler than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 45 in the West to 42 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 4 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 8 degrees cooler than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 23 degrees in the West to 24 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 8 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 4 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 11 degrees at PAINTSVILLE 4W.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.01 inches statewide which was 1.05 inches below normal and 1% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 0.00 inches, Central 0.00 inches, Bluegrass 0.03 inches and East 0.02 inches, which was 1.16, 1.15, 0.9 and 0.98 inches below normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.00 inches at ALBANY 1N to a high of 0.07 inches at LOUISA 1S.

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Almanac Information
Thursday December 14, 2017 the 348th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination -23.270000
Distance 0.999725 AU
Rise 07:47 EST Set 17:20 EST
Transit Meridian 12:33 EST
Civil Twilight Begins 07:19 EST Ends 17:48 EST

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Normal Max/Min Temperature for Today: 46 / 27
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Weather History...



DECEMBER 14TH
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1901...
Wet and cold: Louisville, KY set both a record low (2 degrees) and a daily 
precipitation record (2.21 inches). (The high temperature that day was 42.)
(NWS Louisville)
...1924...
The temperature at Helena MT plunged 79 degrees in 24 hours, and 88 degrees
in 34 hours. The mercury plummeted from 63 above to 25 below zero. At
Fairfield MT the temperature plunged 84 degrees in just 12 hours, from 63
at Noon to 21 below zero at midnight. (David Ludlum)
...1987...
A powerful storm spread heavy snow from the Southern High Plains to the
Middle Mississippi Valley, and produced severe thunderstorms in the Lower
Mississippi Valley. During the evening a tornado hit West Memphis TN
killing six persons and injuring two hundred others. The tornado left 1500
persons homeless, and left all of the residents of Crittendon County
without electricity. Kansas City MO was blanketed with 10.8 inches of snow,
a 24 hour record for December, and snowfall totals in the Oklahoma
panhandle ranged up to 14 inches. Strong winds, gusting to 63 mph at Austin
TX, ushered arctic cold into the Great Plains, and caused considerable
blowing and drifting of snow. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)
...1988...
Blowing snow was reported in western Kansas, as snow and gusty winds
plagued the Central Rockies and Central High Plains. Colorado Springs CO
reported thirteen inches of snow. Low pressure in Wisconsin brought heavy
snow to the Lake Superior snowbelt area, with 22 inches reported at
Marquette MI. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)
...1989...
High winds and heavy snow prevailed from Montana to Colorado. Snowfall
totals in Wyoming ranged up to 20 inches at Burgess Junction, leaving up to
48 inches on the ground in the northeast sections of the state. Wind gusts
in Colorado reached 87 mph south of the town of Rollinsville. Strong
northwesterly winds continued to produce heavy snow squalls in the Great
Lakes Region. Totals in northeastern Lower Michigan ranged up to 29 inches
at Hubbard Lake, with 28 inches reported at Posen. Two day totals in
northeastern Wisconsin ranged up to thirty inches. (Storm Data) (The
National Weather Summary)
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