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Updated Monday Evening, August 19, 2019

...Heat & Humidity For Today & Tuesday...

Some isolated activity has fired across Southeastern Kentucky this evening, but for the most part, dry conditions have won out. Heat has been the main story as most sit in the low to middle 90s this afternoon. High humidity has pushed heat indices over 100 degrees for many this afternoon.

Looking forward, the heat remains for a couple more days. Livestock heat stress will mostly rise into the Danger Category during the afternoon this week, except for periods of Emergency Category in the West.

Models do hint at line of storms pushing into the area later tomorrow afternoon/evening. Some storms could be strong to severe. Otherwise, more chances follow over the second half of the week as a front stalls across the region. Thus far through the month of August, the state has only averaged 0.92 inches.

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Current Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Conditions in Kentucky
Based on observations at 700pm EDT, Monday August 19, 2019

Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 90 degrees west, near 94 degrees central, and near 91 degrees east. Current sky conditions are fair west, fair central, and fair east. In the west, relative humidity is near 57%, and the dew point is near 73 degrees. The heat index is near 98 degrees west. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 38%, and the dew point is near 65 degrees. The heat index is near 96 degrees central. In the east, relative humidity is near 44%, and the dew point is near 67 degrees. The heat index is near 94 degrees east. Current drying conditions are fair west, good central, and good east. The livestock heat stress category is danger west, danger central, and danger east. Winds are from the south at 3 mph west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the west at 5 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 95 degrees at Louisville International. The lowest temperature is 86 degrees at London.

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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=  -0.06)
Rainfall Needed:  0.00 inches ABOVE NORMAL


Crop Moisture (CMI) Situation:
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Current Short-term Crop Moisture Status: Abnormally Dry, Prospects Deteriorating      (CMI=  -1.01)
Change From Previous Week: DRIER      SOILS ( -0.36)

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 08-12-2019 to 08-18-2019

Temperatures for the period averaged 78 degrees across the state which was 2 degrees warmer than normal and 2 degrees warmer than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 89 in the West to 88 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 1 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 2 degrees warmer than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 69 degrees in the West to 66 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 3 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 3 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 97 degrees at LEXINGTON APT and the extreme low was 39 degrees at ALEXANDRIA 5NW.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.38 inches statewide which was 0.48 inches below normal and 44% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 0.39 inches, Central 0.32 inches, Bluegrass 0.41 inches and East 0.38 inches, which was 0.4, 0.52, 0.46 and 0.55 inches below normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.00 inches at BURKESVILLE 3W to a high of 2.62 inches at EVANSVILLE ASOS.

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Almanac Information
Monday August 19, 2019 the 231th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination 12.530000
Distance 0.999717 AU
Rise 06:57 EDT Set 20:26 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:41 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:31 EDT Ends 20:53 EDT

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Normal Max/Min Temperature for Today: 85 / 62
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Weather History...



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AUGUST 19TH...HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1788...
A small but powerful hurricane inflicted great havoc upon forests along a
narrow track from New Jersey to Maine. A similar storm track today would
cause extreme disaster in the now populated area. (David Ludlum)
...1969...
'Never say die' Camille let loose a cloudburst in Virginia resulting in
flash floods and landslides which killed 151 persons and cause 140 million
dollars damage. Massies Hill VA received 27 inches of rain. (David Ludlum)
...1986...
The temperature at San Antonio TX soared to an all-time record high of 108
degrees. (Sandra and TI Richard Sanders - 1987)
...1987...
Thunderstorms moving out of southeastern Nebraska spread severe weather
into eastern Kansas and western Missouri during the day. Thunderstorms in
Nebraska produced hail three inches in diameter at Albion, and high winds
which downed a large tent at Waterloo injuring a dozen persons.
Thunderstorms in Kansas produced baseball size hail northwest of Topeka,
and wind gusts to 80 mph at Fulton. Ten persons were injured in a
thunderstorm at Princeton KS, and damage to crops in southern Franklin
County KS was estimated at 3.5 million dollars. (Storm Data) (The National
Weather Summary)
...1988...
Raleigh NC reported a record hot temperature reading of 103 degrees.
Afternoon thunderstorms in Oklahoma produced wind gusts to 75 mph in
southern Pittsburgh County. Thunderstorms in Indiana produced 4.50 inches
of rain at Morgantown. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)
...1989...
Early morning thunderstorms deluged southeastern Delaware with six to ten
inches of rain in four to six hours, with local reports of 13 to 20 inches
of rain. Twenty-six major roads were closed or damaged, and fourteen
bridges were washed out. Flooding caused nearly four million dollars damage
to local businesses. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)
...1999...A tornado (F0) touched down briefly near Crab Orchard (Lincoln, 
County, KY), rendering a trailer unsalvageable. The roof of the trailer was 
blown 200 feet. (NWS Louisville)

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