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Current Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Conditions in Kentucky
Based on observations at 500am EDT, Sunday June 07, 2020

Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 70 degrees west, near 65 degrees central, and near 72 degrees east. Current sky conditions are clear west, clear central, and clear 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 67%, and the dew point is near 54 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 71%, and the dew point is near 62 degrees. Current drying conditions are poor west, fair central, and fair east. The livestock heat stress category is no stress west, no stress central, and no stress east. There is patchy fog west. Winds are calm west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the north at 7 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 74 degrees at Owensboro and Henderson. The lowest temperature is 64 degrees at Somerset.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For WASHINGTON County, Kentucky
                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   JUN 12-16    JUN 14-20    JUN       JUN-AUG                      
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   Temperature:      Below        Below     Normal      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Below        Below      Above      Above                      

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

Hydrological Drought (PDSI) Situation:

Current Long-term Hydrological Moisture Status: UNUSUAL MOIST SPELL   (PDSI=   2.47)
Rainfall Needed:  0.00 inches ABOVE NORMAL

Crop Moisture (CMI) Situation:

Current Short-term Crop Moisture Status: Favorable, Except Still Too Wet In Spots     (CMI=   1.36)
Change From Previous Week: DRIER      SOILS ( -1.35)

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 05-30-2020 to 06-05-2020

Temperatures for the period averaged 71 degrees across the state which was 1 degrees warmer than normal and 2 degrees cooler than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 83 in the West to 81 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 0 degrees from normal in the West to 0 degrees from normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 61 degrees in the West to 58 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 0 degrees from normal in the West to 2 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 91 degrees at CARBONDALE ASOS and the extreme low was 41 degrees at OWINGSVILLE 4S.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.95 inches statewide which was 0.15 inches below normal and 87% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 0.74 inches, Central 1.31 inches, Bluegrass 0.62 inches and East 1.15 inches, which was -0.33, 0.19, -0.47 and 0.05 inches respectively from normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.05 inches at ALEXANDRIA 5NW to a high of 2.92 inches at OWENSBORO AWSS.

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Almanac Information
Sunday June 07, 2020 the 159th Day of Year

Declination 22.890000
Distance 0.999716 AU
Rise 06:16 EDT Set 21:00 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:37 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 05:46 EDT Ends 21:30 EDT

Normal Max/Min Temperature for Today: 84 / 61

Calculations made for central point in Kentucky
Time in ET -- and will vary due to location and
elevation -- Priddy

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On This Day In

Weather History...

One can only imagine this day in 1769...241 years ago...as Daniel Boone and four 
other men stood at the crest of the Cumberland Gap and gazed into Kentucky. Said 
Boone later about the day..."not a breeze shook the most tremulous leaf. I had 
gained the summit of a commanding ridge...and...looking round with astonishing 
delight...beheld the ample plains...the beauteous tracts below."

The first day of the infamous year without a summer....1816.
A famous June snow occurred in the northeastern U.S. Danville VT reported
drifts of snow and sleet twenty inches deep. The Highlands were white all
day, and flurries were observed as far south as Boston MA. (David Ludlum)

Frost was reported from Iowa to New England.  The temperature dipped to 25 
degrees in New York State, and up to 2 inches of snow blanketed Ohio.  The cold 
and snow damaged the wheat crop.

Helena, Montana was deluged with 3.67 inches of rain to establish its all-time 
24 hour rainfall record.

A series of tornadoes passed through eastern Arkansas leaving 83 people dead.

Washington, DC had its earliest reading over the 100 degree mark on record.

Richmond VA experienced its worst flood of record as rains from Hurricane
Agnes pushed the water level at the city locks to a height of 36.5 feet,
easily topping the previous record of thirty feet set in 1771. (The Weather

A persistent heat wave in the southeast states set many new high temperature 
records.  In Montgomery, Alabama, the record high reading of 103 degrees is also 
the hottest ever recorded this early in the season.  In Tampa, Florida, the 99 
degree high temperature established a new all-time record high, dating back to 
1890 when official weather records began.

Thunderstorms in the Laramie Mountains of eastern Wyoming produced golf
ball size hail, and up to five inches of rain in just one hour. Half a
dozen cities in the Upper Mississippi Valley reported record high
temperatures for the date, including La Crosse WI with a reading of 97
degrees. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

A strong, late season spring storm moved into California.  The 0.76 inches of 
rain at Los Angeles set a new daily rainfall record for June.  Lake Gregory was 
deluged with 3.24 inches of rain in 24 hours and a foot of snow fell at the 
Mammoth Mountain Ski Area.

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