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Updated Thursday, May 26, 2016

...Continued Warm & Humid Conditions with Scattered Storms...

Warm and somewhat humid through the Memorial Day weekend with highs in the 80s and lows in the 60s. Isolated to scattered mainly afternoon and early evening thunderstorms are possible each day, although it will be dry much of the time. The best chance for storms will be Saturday with the least chance on Friday. The summery weather will continue into the weekend with warm, humid days and scattered storms.


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Regional Hourly Observations For LETCHER County, Kentucky
Issued at 200 PM EDT THU MAY 26 2016
SOUTHEAST KENTUCKY
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
JACKSON        CLOUDY    73  64  73 VRB5      30.16F                  
LONDON         CLOUDY    71  65  81 SW8       30.15F                  
SOMERSET       PTSUNNY   72  70  94 S6        30.14F                  
MIDDLESBORO    RAIN      70  67  90 CALM      30.22F                  
MONTICELLO     CLOUDY    75  70  84 E9        30.14F                  

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Current Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Conditions in Kentucky
Based on observations at 200pm EDT, Thursday May 26, 2016

Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 74 degrees west, near 78 degrees central, and near 73 degrees east. Current sky conditions are cloudy west, partly sunny central, and cloudy east. In the west, relative humidity is near 71%, and the dew point is near 64 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 66%, and the dew point is near 66 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 73%, and the dew point is near 64 degrees. Current drying conditions are fair west, fair central, and fair east. The livestock heat stress category is no stress west, no stress central, and no stress east. Winds are from the north at 14 mph west, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Winds are from the south at 14 mph with gusts at 22 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Winds are variable at 5 mph east, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 82 degrees at Hopkinsville, Frankfort, and Bowling Green. The lowest temperature is 67 degrees at Owensboro.

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Current NOWCAST not available:
Nowcasts are not issued routinely during fair weather. Only when
precipitation or other significant weather is occuring in this county will these
forecasts be issued. Currently, there is no short term forecast in effect.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook For LETCHER County, Kentucky
Issued at: Thu May 26 04:19:57 EDT 2016

MONTICELLO...STEARNS...WHITLEY CITY...CORBIN...WILLIAMSBURG...
BARBOURVILLE...MIDDLESBORO...PINEVILLE...CUMBERLAND...HARLAN...
SANDY HOOK...WEST LIBERTY...PAINSVILLE...CAMPTON...SALYERSVILLE...
PRESTONSBURG...WHEELWRIGHT...BEATTYVILLE...JACKSON...HINDMAN...
PIPPA PASSES...BOONEVILLE...HAZARD...MANCHESTER...HYDEN...
JENKINS...WHITESBURG...INEZ...COAL RUN...ELKHORN CITY...
PIKEVILLE...SOUTH WILLIAMSON
419 AM EDT THU MAY 26 2016

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF EASTERN KENTUCKY.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE...MAINLY DURING THE AFTERNOON AND
EVENING HOURS.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY.

THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE THROUGH THE PERIOD...MAINLY DURING
THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING HOURS.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT ANTICIPATED.

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RDF forecast not available NEW NWS Experimental Weather Activity Planner: West, Central, East
NWS Experimental Point Forecasts (5 km x 5 km grid for Kentucky): West, Central, East

LETCHER County, Kentucky Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Advisory

Updated: 1100 AM EST THU NOV 12 2009

TODAY (6AM-5PM)

Max Temperature...........................0 degrees.
Precipitation (liq. eq. )...................0.00 inches (No rainfall).
Precipitation area .........................0% of the county expected.
Dewpoints.......................................near 32 Degrees.
Min RH (Relative Humidity).........43%.
Wind Speed..........near 10 mph
Winds@4 .................................. at mph
Spraying Conditions....................favorable
Skies will be .
RH < 50%........................................ for 5 hours
RH > 80%.........................................for 0 hour
No. of Hours Temp <=32 .............0
No. of Hours Temp <= 20 .............0
No. of Hours Temp <= 0 ...............0

The high today (6am-5pm) in Letcher county, is expected to be near 0 degrees. No rainfall is expected. Temperature will be near 54 degrees. Dewpoints will be near 32 degrees. These dewpoints will combine with today (6am-5pm)'s temperatures resulting in relative humidity minimum of 43 minimum of 43%. Skies will be . Wind speed will be near 10 mph during the period. Winds at 4 will be out of the at mph, which is favorable spraying conditions in rain-free areas. Relative humidity will be less than 50% for 5 hours and greater than 80% for 0 hour

TONIGHT (6PM-5AM)

Min Temperature...........................0 degrees.
Precipitation (liq. eq. )...................0.00 inches (No rainfall).
Precipitation area .........................0% of the county expected.
Dewpoints.......................................near 32 Degrees.
Max RH (Relative Humidity)........43%.
Wind Speed..........near 10 mph
Winds@4 .................................. at mph
Spraying Conditions....................favorable
Sky Conditions
Sky Conditions
RH < 50%........................................ for 0 hour
RH > 80%.........................................for 4 hours
No. of Hours Temp <=32 .............0
No. of Hours Temp <= 20 .............0
No. of Hours Temp <= 0 ...............0

The low tonight (6pm-5am) in Letcher county, is expected to be around 0 degrees. No rainfall is expected. Temperature will be near 54 degrees. Dewpoints will be near 32 degrees. These dewpoints will combine with tonight (6pm-5am)'s temperatures resulting in relative humidity maximum of 43 maximum of 43%. Skies will be . Wind speed will be near 10 mph during the period. Winds at 4 will be out of the at mph, which is favorable spraying conditions in rain-free areas. Relative humidity will be less than 50% for 0 hour and greater than 80% for 4 hours

TOMORROW (6AM-5PM)

Max Temperature...........................0 degrees.
Precipitation (liq. eq. )...................0.00 inches (No rainfall).
Precipitation area .........................0% of the county expected.
Dewpoints.......................................near 32 Degrees.
Min RH (Relative Humidity).........43%.
Wind Speed..........near 10 mph
Winds@4 .................................. at mph
Spraying Conditions....................favorable

Sky Conditions
RH < 50%........................................ for 4 hours
RH > 80%.........................................for 1 hour
No. of Hours Temp <=32 .............0
No. of Hours Temp <= 20 .............0
No. of Hours Temp <= 0 ...............0

The high tomorrow (6am-5pm) in Letcher county, is expected to be near 0 degrees. No rainfall is expected. Temperature will be near 54 degrees. Dewpoints will be near 32 degrees. These dewpoints will combine with tomorrow (6am-5pm)'s temperatures resulting in relative humidity minimum of 43 minimum of 43%. Skies will be . Wind speed will be near 10 mph during the period. Winds at 4 will be out of the at mph, which is favorable spraying conditions in rain-free areas. Relative humidity will be less than 50% for 4 hours and greater than 80% for 1 hour

TOMORROW NIGHT (6PM-5AM)

Min Temperature...........................0 degrees.
Precipitation (liq. eq. )...................0.00 inches (No rainfall).
Precipitation area .........................0% of the county expected.
Dewpoints.......................................near 32 Degrees.
Max RH (Relative Humidity)........43%.
Wind Speed..........near 10 mph
Winds@4 .................................. at mph
Spraying Conditions....................favorable


RH < 50%........................................ for 0 hour
RH > 80%.........................................for 8 hours
No. of Hours Temp <=32 .............0
No. of Hours Temp <= 20 .............0
No. of Hours Temp <= 0 ...............0

The low tomorrow night (6pm-5am) in Letcher county, is expected to be around 0 degrees. No rainfall is expected. Temperature will be near 54 degrees. Dewpoints will be near 32 degrees. These dewpoints will combine with tomorrow night (6pm-5am)'s temperatures resulting in relative humidity maximum of 43 maximum of 43%. Skies will be . Wind speed will be near 10 mph during the period. Winds at 4 will be out of the at mph, which is favorable spraying conditions in rain-free areas. Relative humidity will be less than 50% for 0 hour and greater than 80% for 8 hours

72 HOUR SUMMARY

The temperature is expected to be in the range from 39 degrees and 71 degrees. Dewpoints will range from 31 to 45 degrees. No measurable precipitation is expected.


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Kentucky Agricultural Weather Medium-Range Outlook (Based on the MEX Model)

MEDIUM RANGE AG FORECAST:

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SATURDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 81 West and 84 Central, to 83 East. Dewpoints will range from 63 to 64 West, 64 to 62 Central, and 62 to 63 East throughout the day. Rainfall amounts of 0.25-0.49 inches over 80 % of the area West, 0.25-0.49 inches over 80 % of the area Central, and 0.50-0.99 inches over 80 % of the area East should be expected. Lows Saturday will fall to 68 West, 70 Central, and 65 East. Skies throughout the day will start out cloudy and end cloudy in the West, start cloudy and end cloudy Central, and start out cloudy and end cloudy East. The maximum livestock stress category will be no stress West, no stress Central, and no stress East. There will be 24 corn growing degree days West, 27 Central, and 24 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 8 and 11 mph , respectively, West, 7 and 10 mph Central, and 1 and 1 mph East.

SUNDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 86 West and 85 Central, to 81 East. Dewpoints will range from 64 to 62 West, 64 to 62 Central, and63 to 61 East throughout the day. Rainfall amounts of 0.00-0.01 inches over 30 % of the area West, 0.01-0.09 inches over 40 % of the area Central, and 0.01-0.09 inches over 60 % of the area East should be expected. Lows Sunday will fall to 66 West, 67 Central, and 64 East. Skies throughout the day will start out partly cloudy and end clear in the West, start cloudy and end partly cloudy Central, and start out cloudy and end cloudy East. The maximum livestock stress category will be no stress West, no stress Central, and no stress East. There will be 26 corn growing degree days West, 26 Central, and 22 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 5 and 6 mph , respectively, West, 8 and 6 mph Central, and 0 and 1 mph East.

MONDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 87 West and 85 Central, to 81 East. Dewpoints will range from 63 to 61 West, 64 to 61 Central, and 59 to 60 East throughout the day. Rainfall amounts of 0.00-0.01 inches over 10 % of the area West, 0.00-0.01 inches over 20 % of the area Central, and 0.01-0.09 inches over 50 % of the area East should be expected. Lows Monday will fall to 64 West, 69 Central, and 62 East. Skies throughout the day will start out clear and end clear in the West, start partly cloudy and end partly cloudy Central, and start out partly cloudy and end partly cloudy East. The maximum livestock stress category will be no stress West, no stress Central, and no stress East. There will be 25 corn growing degree days West, 27 Central, and 22 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 3 and 6 mph , respectively, West, 6 and 7 mph Central, and 0 and 1 mph East.

TUESDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 87 West and 88 Central, to 81 East. Dewpoints will range from 64 to 64 West, 62 to 62 Central, and60 to 61 East throughout the day. Rainfall amounts of 0.00-0.01 inches over 20 % of the area West, 0.00-0.01 inches over 20 % of the area Central, and 0.01-0.09 inches over 50 % of the area East should be expected. Lows Tuesday will fall to 65 West, 67 Central, and 63 East. Skies throughout the day will start out clear and end partly cloudy in the West, start partly cloudy and end partly cloudy Central, and start out cloudy and end partly cloudy East. The maximum livestock stress category will be no stress West, no stress Central, and no stress East. There will be 26 corn growing degree days West, 26 Central, and 22 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 5 and 5 mph , respectively, West, 7 and 7 mph Central, and 1 and 1 mph East.

WEDNESDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 88 West and 87 Central, to 82 East. Dewpoints will range from 63 to 64 West, 64 to 63 Central, and 61 to 61 East throughout the day. Rainfall amounts of 0.00-0.01 inches over 20 % of the area West, 0.00-0.01 inches over 20 % of the area Central, and 0.00-0.01 inches over 40 % of the area East should be expected. Lows Wednesday will fall to 66 West, 68 Central, and 64 East. Skies throughout the day will start out partly cloudy and end partly cloudy in the West, start partly cloudy and end partly cloudy Central, and start out cloudy and end cloudy East. The maximum livestock stress category will be danger West, no stress Central, and no stress East. There will be 26 corn growing degree days West, 27 Central, and 23 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 4 and 6 mph , respectively, West, 6 and 8 mph Central, and 1 and 1 mph East.

THURSDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 87 West and 86 Central, to 83 East. Dewpoints will range from 65 to 63 West, 66 to 63 Central, and 62 to 64 East throughout the day. Rainfall amounts of 0.00-0.01 inches over 30 % of the area West, 0.00-0.01 inches over 30 % of the area Central, and 0.00-0.01 inches over 50 % of the area East should be expected. Lows Thursday will fall to 67 West, 69 Central, and 65 East. Skies throughout the day will start out partly cloudy and end partly cloudy in the West, start cloudy and end partly cloudy Central, and start out cloudy and end partly cloudy East. The maximum livestock stress category will be no stress West, no stress Central, and no stress East.There will be 26 corn growing degree days West, 28 Central, and 24 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 4 and 7 mph, respectively, West, 8 and 10 mph Central, and 1 and 3 mph East.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For 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    JUN       JUN-AUG                      
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   Temperature:      Above       Normal      Above      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Above        Above      Above     Normal                      

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Precipitation Report: (liquid equivalent)

Total Precipitation and Deviation From Normal (in inches)
Valid May 27, 2012

The nearest available weather station for Letcher County is Cumberland Gap:

                      Past 7 days      Past 30 days   Jan 1 - Present
Station             Total     Dev     Total     Dev     Total     Dev
---------------     -----  ------     -----  ------    ------  ------
Cumberland Gap       0.53   -0.56      3.97   -0.61     21.31   -0.18
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Drought Status For LETCHER County, Kentucky
(Based on the latest Palmer Drought Severity and Crop Moisture Indices)
EASTERN   KY CLIMATE DIVISION

Hydrological Drought (PDSI) Situation:
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Current Long-term Hydrological Moisture Status: NEAR NORMAL           (PDSI=   1.17)
Rainfall Needed:  0.00 inches ABOVE NORMAL


Crop Moisture (CMI) Situation:
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Current Short-term Crop Moisture Status: Prospects Above Normal, Some Fields Too Wet  (CMI=   1.90)
Change From Previous Week: WETTER     SOILS (  0.17)

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
normal. High temperatures averaged from 76 in the West to 75 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from -7 degrees from normal in the West to -3 degrees from normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 54 degrees in the West to 50 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from -4 degrees from normal in the West to -7 degrees from normal in the East.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 1.14 inches statewide which was + 0.08 inches from normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 0.94 inches, Central 1.69 inches, Bluegrass 1.04 inches and East 0.84 inches, which was -0.17, + 0.58, + 0.02 and -0.15 inches respectively from normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.18 inches at Cape Girardeau to a high of 3.16 inches at Glasgow.

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EUROPEAN CORN BORER not available
European Corn Borer Accumulation Map


GIS ESTIMATES FOR LETCHER COUNTY
Valid July 29, 2013

The GIS estimates are derived by ARC/INFO GIS software for a
central point in the county.  The estimates are calculated from
from 29 weather stations in the Kentucky area.

Precipitation Estimates

                     Last 3   Last 7   Last 14   Last 30     Since
                       Days     Days      Days      Days     Jan 1
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Precip Total           0.43     0.98      2.45      6.88     35.08
Precip Deviation      -0.03    -0.12      0.27      2.27      8.06

Temperature Estimates

                     Last 3        Last 7       Last 14       Last 30
                       Days          Days          Days          Days
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Temp Average             71            73            75            74
Temp Deviation           -4            -2             0            -1

Soil Temperature Estimates

                                Yesterday
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Avg 4" Sod Soil Temp   	               76

European Corn Borer Degree Days Accumulations

Degree Days                      Forecasted Accumulations
      Total          550      610      750     1660     1740
____________________________________________________________
       1871         5/16     5/19     5/27      7/8     7/11

Almanac Information
Thursday May 26, 2016 the 147th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination 21.370000
Distance 0.999716 AU
Rise 06:20 EDT Set 20:52 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:35 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 05:50 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
Time in ET -- and will vary due to location and
elevation -- Priddy

Sunrise/Sunset/Moonrise/Moonset Computation (USN)
TEMPERATURE is not available
Yesterday's U.S. Highs, Lows , KY's Highs/Lows/Precip, Daily Weather Data, Hourly Weather Data
Historical Weather And Climate Facts For Today
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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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