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Updated Monday Evening, February 27, 2017

...Strong to Severe Storms Possible Tuesday & Wednesday...

Scattered showers and isolated storms return to the area overnight and continue over the next couple days. Strong to severe storms will the be possible Tuesday afternoon and continuing through Wednesday ahead of a strong cold front. Gusty winds continues to remain the highest threat, but large hail and a tornado cannot be ruled out. Overall, looking at one to two inches over the next couple days.

Behind the boundary, much cooler and drier air works into the region, keeping the area mostly dry through the rest of the week.

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Regional Hourly Observations For LETCHER County, Kentucky
Issued at 700 PM EST MON FEB 27 2017
SOUTHEAST KENTUCKY
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
JACKSON        MOCLDY    51  30  44 VRB3      30.22S                  
LONDON         MOCLDY    52  34  50 S3        30.22R                  
SOMERSET       CLEAR     50  36  57 S3        30.22S                  
MIDDLESBORO    CLOUDY    51  36  55 CALM      30.25S                  
MONTICELLO     CLEAR     52  40  63 NE8       30.22R                  

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Current Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Conditions in Kentucky
Based on observations at 700pm EST, Monday February 27, 2017

Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 62 degrees west, near 52 degrees central, and near 51 degrees east. Current sky conditions are clear west, clear central, and mostly cloudy east. In the west, relative humidity is near 55%, and the dew point is near 46 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 61%, and the dew point is near 39 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 44%, and the dew point is near 30 degrees. Current drying conditions are fair west, fair central, and good east. Winds are from the south at 5 mph west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the south at 8 mph 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 62 degrees at Paducah. The lowest temperature is 46 degrees at Covington.

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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: Mon Feb 27 16:31:30 EST 2017

Whitley City, Corbin, Williamsburg, Barbourville, Middlesboro, 
Pineville, Cumberland, Harlan, Sandy Hook, West Liberty, 
Paintsville, Campton, Salyersville, Prestonsburg, Wheelwright, 
Beattyville, Jackson, Hindman, Pippa Passes, Booneville, Hazard, 
Manchester, Hyden, Jenkins, Whitesburg, Inez, Coal Run, 
Elkhorn City, Pikeville, and South Williamson
431 PM EST Mon Feb 27 2017

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...Tuesday through Sunday.

Thunderstorms are possible from late Tuesday morning through 
Wednesday afternoon. Some thunderstorms on Tuesday afternoon and 
evening could become strong and produce gusty winds and small 
hail. Isolated tornadoes will also be possible. 

Additional thunderstorms late Tuesday night and during the day on
Wednesday could be strong to severe, with damaging wind gusts 
being the primary threat. A brief tornado or large hail cannot be
completely ruled out either. These thunderstorms could also 
produce locally heavy rain.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation may be needed Tuesday afternoon through  
Wednesday afternoon.

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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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WEDNESDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 60 West and 69 Central, to 69 East. Dewpoints will range from 50 to 33 West, 57 to 33 Central, and 52 to 37 East throughout the day. Rainfall amounts of 1.00-1.99 inches over 100% of the area West, 1.00-1.99 inches over 100% of the area Central, and 1.00-1.99 inches over 100% of the area East should be expected. Lows Wednesday will fall to 57 West, 63 Central, and 60 East. Skies throughout the day will start out cloudy and end partly 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 8 corn growing degree days West, 16 Central, and 14 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 18 and 17 mph , respectively, West, 18 and 20 mph Central, and 11 and 16 mph East.

THURSDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 60 West and 57 Central, to 55 East. Dewpoints will range from 29 to 26 West, 29 to 24 Central, and28 to 23 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 0.00-0.01 inches over 30 % of the area East should be expected. Lows Thursday will fall to 34 West, 36 Central, and 36 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 clear East. The maximum livestock stress category will be no stress West, no stress Central, and no stress East. There will be 5 corn growing degree days West, 4 Central, and 2 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 8 and 12 mph , respectively, West, 17 and 15 mph Central, and 12 and 6 mph East.

FRIDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 50 West and 46 Central, to 44 East. Dewpoints will range from 24 to 22 West, 23 to 15 Central, and 22 to 15 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 30 % of the area East should be expected. Lows Friday will fall to 31 West, 34 Central, and 32 East. Skies throughout the day will start out clear and end clear in the West, start partly cloudy and end clear Central, and start out partly 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 7 and 7 mph , respectively, West, 14 and 10 mph Central, and 8 and 9 mph East.

SATURDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 58 West and 57 Central, to 57 East. Dewpoints will range from 25 to 32 West, 20 to 26 Central, and16 to 23 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 10 % of the area East should be expected. Lows Saturday will fall to 31 West, 30 Central, and 26 East. Skies throughout the day will start out clear and end clear in the West, start clear and end clear Central, and start out clear and end clear East. The maximum livestock stress category will be no stress West, no stress Central, and no stress East. There will be 4 corn growing degree days West, 4 Central, and 4 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 5 and 12 mph , respectively, West, 6 and 15 mph Central, and 3 and 6 mph East.

SUNDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 62 West and 64 Central, to 62 East. Dewpoints will range from 38 to 45 West, 34 to 40 Central, and 27 to 34 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 20 % of the area East should be expected. Lows Sunday will fall to 43 West, 43 Central, and 39 East. Skies throughout the day will start out clear and end clear in the West, start clear and end clear Central, and start out clear and end clear East. The maximum livestock stress category will be no stress West, no stress Central, and no stress East. There will be 6 corn growing degree days West, 7 Central, and 6 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 6 and 11 mph , respectively, West, 8 and 12 mph Central, and 5 and 6 mph East.

MONDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 63 West and 59 Central, to 62 East. Dewpoints will range from 42 to 49 West, 41 to 39 Central, and 40 to 39 East throughout the day. Rainfall amounts of 0.00-0.01 inches over 50 % of the area West, 0.00-0.01 inches over 50 % of the area Central, and 0.00-0.01 inches over 50 % of the area East should be expected. Lows Monday will fall to 44 West, 47 Central, and 47 East. Skies throughout the day will start out cloudy and end cloudy in the West, start cloudy and end cloudy Central, and start out clear and end cloudy East. The maximum livestock stress category will be no stress West, no stress Central, and no stress East.There will be 6 corn growing degree days West, 4 Central, and 6 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 13 and 18 mph, respectively, West, 13 and 22 mph Central, and 5 and 10 mph East.

Raw Data: MEX(west), MEX(central), MEX(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 
                 MAR 5-MAR 9 MAR 7-MAR 13    FEB       FEB-APR                      
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   Temperature:      Above       Normal     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=  -0.45)
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=   0.43)
Change From Previous Week: DRIER      SOILS ( -0.02)

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.

Additional Drought Info.: UKAWC Drought Page


Kentucky Climate Summary
normal. High temperatures averaged from 65 in the West to 67 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from +12 degrees from normal in the West to +20 degrees from normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 45 degrees in the West to 42 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from +16 degrees from normal in the West to +15 degrees from normal in the East.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.41 inches statewide which was -0.48 inches from normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 0.10 inches, Central 0.24 inches, Bluegrass 0.43 inches and East 0.74 inches, which was -0.85, -0.72, -0.33 and -0.13 inches respectively from normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0 inches at Bristol to a high of 1.19 inches at Cumberland Gap.

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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
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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
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       1871         5/16     5/19     5/27      7/8     7/11

Almanac Information
Monday February 27, 2017 the 58th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination -7.870000
Distance 0.999723 AU
Rise 07:12 EST Set 18:31 EST
Transit Meridian 12:50 EST
Civil Twilight Begins 06:46 EST Ends 18:56 EST

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Normal Max/Min Temperature for Today: 51 / 28
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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
FEBRUARY 27TH
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1717...
What was perhaps the greatest snow in New England history commenced on this
date. During a ten day period a series of four snowstorms dumped three feet
of snow upon Boston, and the city was snowbound for two weeks. Up to six
feet of snow was reported farther to the north, and drifts covered many one
story homes. (David Ludlum)
...1969...
A record snowstorm in Maine came to an end. Two to four feet of snow buried
southern and central Maine, with a state record of 57 inches reported at
West Forks. Drifts covered many single story homes, and the weight of the
snow collapsed many roofs. Two to four feet of snow also buried
northeastern Vermont and northeastern Massachusetts. In New Hampshire,
Mount Washington NH reported 97.8 inches of snow, a record storm total for
New England. (24th-28th) (David Ludlum) (The Weather Channel)
...1987...
A storm spread heavy snow into the Central High Plains Region, and produced
severe thunderstorms in the Southern Plains. Snowfall totals in western
Nebraska ranged up to 19 inches at Sydney. Severe thunderstorms in Oklahoma
produced baseball size hail at Stringtown and Atoka. A storm in the eastern
U.S. produced heavy rain over the Carolinas and heavy snow in the southern
Appalachians and piedmont region. Five inches of rain left four feet of
water in the streets of Greenville SC. Snowfall totals in southwestern
Virginia ranged up to 20 inches. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm
Data)
...1988...
Thunderstorms along a cold front produced heavy rain in southern
California, with up to 2.52 inches reported in Ventura County. Strong winds
accompanying the rain gusted to 55 mph in the Tehachapi Mountains. Rapid
City SD established a February record with an afternoon high of 75 degrees.
(The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
...1989...
Rain and snow prevailed in the southeastern U.S. Up to eight inches of snow
blanketed north central Tennessee, and snowfall totals in western North
Carolina ranged up to 14 inches at Mount Mitchell. (The National Weather
Summary) (Storm Data)
...1990...
A winter storm produced heavy snow in southeastern Colorado, with 12 inches
reported at Lamar. The same storm produced severe thunderstorms over the
Southern High Plains, with wind gusts to 93 mph reported at the White Sands
Missile Range in New Mexico. Low pressure brought high winds to the Prince
William Sound area of Alaska. Big River Lakes reported wind gusts to 92
mph. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
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