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From the UK Agricultural Weather Center, here is your Ag weather synopsis. 

Updated Tuesday Evening, January 27, 2015

...Very Chilly Night Ahead...

Cloud cover will continue to diminish across the state through the evening and overnight hours. Temperatures will range from the low to mid teens across the Bluegrass and Eastern Kentucky to the low to mid 20s farther west. High pressure will keep the state dry tomorrow, before chances increase later that night and into Thursday. A light wintry mix continues to be a possibility through the early morning, before transitioning to a light rain through the daylight hours.


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Regional Hourly Observations For LETCHER County, Kentucky
Issued at 400 AM EST WED JAN 28 2015
SOUTHEAST KENTUCKY
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
JACKSON        CLEAR     16  10  77 CALM      30.23R                  
LONDON         CLEAR     21  12  68 CALM      30.24R                  
SOMERSET       NOT AVBL                                               
MIDDLESBORO    NOT AVBL                                               
MONTICELLO     SUNNY     18  15  88 CALM      30.29R                  

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Current Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Conditions in Kentucky
Based on observations at 400am EST, Wednesday January 28, 2015

Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 27 degrees west, near 16 degrees central, and near 16 degrees east. Current sky conditions are clear west, clear central, and clear east. In the west, relative humidity is near 89%, and the dew point is near 24 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 80%, and the dew point is near 11 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 77%, and the dew point is near 10 degrees. Current drying conditions are poor west, fair central, and fair east. Tobacco stripping conditions are favorable west, marginal central, and marginal east. Winds are calm west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the east at 3 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are calm 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 32 degrees at Owensboro, Henderson, and Bowling Green. The lowest temperature is 14 degrees at Frankfort.

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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: Tue Jan 27 17:06:51 EST 2015

PINEVILLE...HARLAN...SANDY HOOK...WEST LIBERTY...PAINTSVILLE...
CAMPTON...SALYERSVILLE...PRESTONSBURG...BEATTYVILLE...JACKSON...
HINDMAN...BOONEVILLE...HAZARD...MANCHESTER...HYDEN...WHITESBURG...
INEZ...PIKEVILLE
506 PM EST TUE JAN 27 2015

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF EASTERN KENTUCKY.

.DAY ONE...TONIGHT.

NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME. 

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY.

SNOW IS POSSIBLE AT TIMES FROM THURSDAY NIGHT INTO FRIDAY MORNING...
AND ALSO FROM LATE SATURDAY NIGHT INTO MONDAY. THE LATE WEEKEND SYSTEM
BEARS THE STRONGER POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT WINTER WEATHER...BUT
THERE IS STILL A LARGE AMOUNT OF UNCERTAINTY CONCERNING THE OUTCOME.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTERS 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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THURSDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 54 West and 51 Central, to 50 East. Dewpoints will range from 38 to 31 West, 29 to 32 Central, and 23 to 33 East throughout the day. Rainfall amounts of 0.00-0.01 inches over 20 % of the area West, 0.00-0.01 inches over 40 % of the area Central, and 0.01-0.09 inches over 50 % of the area East should be expected. Lows Thursday will fall to 45 West, 38 Central, and 32 East. Skies throughout the day will start out partly 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 2 corn growing degree days West, 0 Central, and 0 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 12 and 12 mph , respectively, West, 12 and 14 mph Central, and 6 and 11 mph East.

FRIDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 44 West and 38 Central, to 35 East. Dewpoints will range from 23 to 25 West, 22 to 17 Central, and22 to 10 East throughout the day. Rainfall amounts of 0.00-0.01 inches over 10 % of the area West, 0.00-0.01 inches over 10 % of the area Central, and 0.00-0.01 inches over 20 % of the area East should be expected. Lows Friday will fall to 26 West, 27 Central, and 27 East. Skies throughout the day will start out clear and end clear in the West, start cloudy and end clear Central, and start out cloudy and end clear East. The maximum livestock stress category will be no stress West, no stress Central, and no stress East. There will be 0 corn growing degree days West, 0 Central, and 0 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 9 and 8 mph , respectively, West, 14 and 11 mph Central, and 8 and 6 mph East.

SATURDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 43 West and 43 Central, to 41 East. Dewpoints will range from 20 to 26 West, 12 to 16 Central, and 6 to 12 East throughout the day. Rainfall amounts of 0.00-0.01 inches over 30 % of the area West, 0.00-0.01 inches over 10 % of the area Central, and 0.00-0.01 inches over 10 % of the area East should be expected. Lows Saturday will fall to 25 West, 19 Central, and 14 East. Skies throughout the day will start out partly cloudy and end cloudy in the West, start clear and end cloudy Central, and start out clear 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 0 corn growing degree days West, 0 Central, and 0 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 4 and 6 mph , respectively, West, 7 and 6 mph Central, and 4 and 3 mph East.

SUNDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 49 West and 49 Central, to 48 East. Dewpoints will range from 33 to 36 West, 29 to 33 Central, and23 to 33 East throughout the day. Rainfall amounts of 0.25-0.49 inches over 70 % of the area West, 0.25-0.49 inches over 60 % of the area Central, and 0.10-0.24 inches over 50 % of the area East should be expected. Lows Sunday will fall to 35 West, 33 Central, and 30 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 0 corn growing degree days West, 0 Central, and 0 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 9 and 12 mph , respectively, West, 7 and 8 mph Central, and 4 and 9 mph East.

MONDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 37 West and 38 Central, to 41 East. Dewpoints will range from 21 to 21 West, 28 to 20 Central, and 25 to 21 East throughout the day. Rainfall amounts of 0.00-0.01 inches over 40 % of the area West, 0.00-0.01 inches over 50 % of the area Central, and 0.00-0.01 inches over 60 % of the area East should be expected. Lows Monday will fall to 26 West, 30 Central, and 30 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 0 corn growing degree days West, 0 Central, and 0 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 13 and 17 mph , respectively, West, 13 and 14 mph Central, and 9 and 10 mph East.

TUESDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 39 West and 35 Central, to 37 East. Dewpoints will range from 16 to 20 West, 19 to 16 Central, and 18 to 17 East throughout the day. Rainfall amounts of 0.00-0.01 inches over 40 % of the area West, 0.00-0.01 inches over 30 % of the area Central, and 0.00-0.01 inches over 30 % of the area East should be expected. Lows Tuesday will fall to 21 West, 24 Central, and 22 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 0 corn growing degree days West, 0 Central, and 0 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 10 and 10 mph, respectively, West, 10 and 9 mph Central, and 9 and 10 mph East.

Raw Data: MEX(west), MEX(central), MEX(east)

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Graphic Regional Ag. Weather Outlook, Tabular data for the Medium Range Outlook


Medium & Long Range Outlook For Kentucky
                             KENTUCKY                                                                     
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                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                 FEB 2-FEB 6 FEB 4-FEB 10   FEB        FEB-APR                      
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   Temperature:      Below        Below     Normal     Normal                      
 Precipitation:     Normal        Below     Normal     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=   1.57)
Rainfall Needed:  0.00 inches ABOVE NORMAL


Crop Moisture (CMI) Situation:
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Current Short-term Crop Moisture Status: Favorable For Normal Growth And Fieldwork    (CMI=   0.75)
Change From Previous Week: DRIER      SOILS ( -0.08)

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 46 in the West to 46 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from +2 degrees from normal in the West to +7 degrees from normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 29 degrees in the West to 29 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from +5 degrees from normal in the West to +7 degrees from normal in the East.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.61 inches statewide which was -0.11 inches from normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 0.59 inches, Central 0.47 inches, Bluegrass 0.67 inches and East 0.69 inches, which was -0.13, -0.31, + 0.05 and -0.08 inches respectively from normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.2 inches at Louisville to a high of 1.1 inches at Bristol.

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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
_______________________________________________________________________________
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
_____________________________________________________________________
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
Wednesday January 28, 2015 the 28th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination -18.000000
Distance 0.999724 AU
Rise 07:46 EST Set 17:57 EST
Transit Meridian 12:51 EST
Civil Twilight Begins 07:19 EST Ends 18:24 EST

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Normal Max/Min Temperature for Today: 43 / 23
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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
JANUARY 28TH
HISTORICAL WEATHER FACTS
...1922...
The "Knickerbocker" storm immobilized the city of Washington D.C. The storm
produced 28 inches of snow in 32 hours, and the heavy snow caused the roof
of the Knickerbocker movie theatre to collapse killing 96 persons. (David
Ludlum)
...1963...
The low of -34 degrees at Cynthiana KY equalled the state record
established just four days earlier at Bonnieville. (The Weather Channel)
...1987...
A storm moving out of the Central Rockies into the Northern Plains Region
produced up to a foot of snow in the Colorado Rockies, and wind gusts to 99
mph at Boulder CO. High winds in Colorado caused 5.6 million dollars
damage. (National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
...1988...
Barometric pressure readings of 30.55 inches at Miami FL, 30.66 inches at
Tampa FL, and 30.72 inches at Apalachicola FL were all-time record high
readings for those locations. (National Weather Summary)
...1989...
Nome AK reported an all-time record low reading of 54 degrees below zero,
and the temperature at Fairwell AK dipped to 69 degrees below zero.
Deadhorse AK reported a morning low of 49 degrees below zero, and with a
wind chill reading of 114 degrees below zero. In the Lower Forty-eight
States, a winter storm over Colorado produced up to 15 inches of snow
around Denver. (National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
...1990...
Strong and gusty winds prevailed across the northwestern U.S., and heavy
snow continued over the mountains of Washington State and Oregon. In Idaho,
Mullan received seven inches of snow, and winds gusted to 65 mph southeast
of Burley. Heavy rain soaked coastal sections of western Oregon. Rainfall
totals of 1.20 inches at Portland and 1.57 inches at Eugene were records
for the date. Winds in Oregon gusting to 60 mph downed power lines in
Umatilla County knocking out power to more than 13,000 homes, just prior to
the kick-off of the "Super Bowl" game. (National Weather Summary) (Storm
Data)
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