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Regional Hourly Observations For LETCHER County, Kentucky
Issued at 100 PM EDT SUN APR 19 2015
SOUTHEAST KENTUCKY
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
JACKSON        RAIN      63  61  93 VRB7      29.76F FOG              
LONDON         CLOUDY    68  60  75 SE12      29.71F                  
SOMERSET       CLOUDY    66  63  88 SE12G22   29.69F                  
MIDDLESBORO    CLOUDY    65  62  90 S8        29.76F                  
MONTICELLO     PTSUNNY   69  65  87 S15G21    29.69F                  

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Current Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Conditions in Kentucky
Based on observations at 100pm EDT, Sunday April 19, 2015

Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 67 degrees west, near 63 degrees central, and near 63 degrees east. Current sky conditions are cloudy west, light rain central, and rain east. In the west, relative humidity is near 90%, and the dew point is near 64 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 93%, and the dew point is near 61 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 93%, and the dew point is near 61 degrees. Current drying conditions are poor west, poor central, and poor east. There is patchy fog across the state. Winds are from the south at 5 mph west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the southeast at 16 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds and light rain. Winds are variable at 7 mph east, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to rain. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 73 degrees at Hopkinsville. The lowest temperature is 62 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: Sun Apr 19 04:48:55 EDT 2015

MONTICELLO...STEARNS...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...SOUTH WILLIAMSON
448 AM EDT SUN APR 19 2015

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF EASTERN KENTUCKY.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE THROUGH TONIGHT. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
COULD BRING LOCALIZED HEAVY RAINFALL. ANY LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL
THAT OCCURS COULD LEAD TO ISOLATED INSTANCES OF FLOODING. IN
ADDITION...A FEW THUNDERSTORMS THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING COULD
ALSO PRODUCE STRONG TO DAMAGING WIND GUSTS AND POSSIBLY HAIL.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY.

THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE FROM MONDAY INTO MONDAY EVENING. A FEW
THUNDERSTORMS FROM MONDAY MORNING INTO MONDAY AFTERNOON COULD
PRODUCE STRONG WIND GUSTS AND POSSIBLY HAIL.

PATCHY FROST IS POSSIBLE IN SOME OF THE NORMALLY COLDER LOCATIONS
ON FRIDAY MORNING.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO REPORT ANY INSTANCES OF FLOODING...
DAMAGING WINDS...OR HAIL.

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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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TUESDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 70 West and 64 Central, to 64 East. Dewpoints will range from 37 to 39 West, 38 to 38 Central, and 36 to 35 East throughout the day. Rainfall amounts of 0.01-0.09 inches over 40 % of the area West, 0.01-0.09 inches over 50 % of the area Central, and 0.00-0.01 inches over 30 % of the area East should be expected. Lows Tuesday will fall to 44 West, 44 Central, and 43 East. Skies throughout the day will start out clear and end partly cloudy in the West, start clear 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 10 corn growing degree days West, 7 Central, and 7 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 9 and 12 mph , respectively, West, 17 and 19 mph Central, and 12 and 9 mph East.

WEDNESDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 69 West and 64 Central, to 68 East. Dewpoints will range from 44 to 45 West, 43 to 38 Central, and38 to 39 East throughout the day. Rainfall amounts of 0.01-0.09 inches over 40 % of the area West, 0.50-0.99 inches over 80 % of the area Central, and 0.01-0.09 inches over 60 % of the area East should be expected. Lows Wednesday will fall to 49 West, 49 Central, and 47 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 10 corn growing degree days West, 7 Central, and 9 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 10 and 10 mph , respectively, West, 14 and 20 mph Central, and 8 and 11 mph East.

THURSDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 66 West and 62 Central, to 60 East. Dewpoints will range from 41 to 36 West, 36 to 29 Central, and 38 to 30 East throughout the day. Rainfall amounts of 0.01-0.09 inches over 40 % of the area West, 0.01-0.09 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 47 West, 44 Central, and 43 East. Skies throughout the day will start out cloudy and end 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 no stress West, no stress Central, and no stress East. There will be 8 corn growing degree days West, 6 Central, and 5 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 6 and 8 mph , respectively, West, 11 and 15 mph Central, and 5 and 8 mph East.

FRIDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 70 West and 67 Central, to 63 East. Dewpoints will range from 37 to 37 West, 35 to 36 Central, and31 to 30 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 30 % of the area East should be expected. Lows Friday will fall to 42 West, 43 Central, and 38 East. Skies throughout the day will start out cloudy and end cloudy in the West, start partly cloudy and end 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 10 corn growing degree days West, 8 Central, and 6 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 8 and 7 mph , respectively, West, 14 and 12 mph Central, and 7 and 8 mph East.

SATURDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 67 West and 67 Central, to 64 East. Dewpoints will range from 41 to 45 West, 39 to 42 Central, and 36 to 39 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 Saturday will fall to 47 West, 45 Central, and 44 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 8 corn growing degree days West, 8 Central, and 7 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 6 and 16 mph , respectively, West, 12 and 14 mph Central, and 4 and 5 mph East.

SUNDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 68 West and 64 Central, to 65 East. Dewpoints will range from 44 to 37 West, 44 to 35 Central, and 41 to 38 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 50 % of the area East should be expected. Lows Sunday will fall to 47 West, 47 Central, and 46 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 9 corn growing degree days West, 7 Central, and 8 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 10 and 16 mph, respectively, West, 15 and 18 mph Central, and 6 and 15 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 
                   APR 24-28 APR 26-MAY 2   APR        APR-JUN                      
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   Temperature:      Below        Below      Below     Normal                      
 Precipitation:      Above       Normal     Normal      Above                      

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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: UNUSUAL MOIST SPELL   (PDSI=   2.68)
Rainfall Needed:  0.00 inches ABOVE NORMAL


Crop Moisture (CMI) Situation:
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Current Short-term Crop Moisture Status: More Dry Weather Needed, Work Delayed        (CMI=   2.32)
Change From Previous Week: DRIER      SOILS ( -0.20)

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 72 in the West to 71 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from +1 degrees from normal in the West to +6 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 +8 degrees from normal in the West to +6 degrees from normal in the East.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 2.15 inches statewide which was + 1.17 inches from normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 1.61 inches, Central 2.54 inches, Bluegrass 1.84 inches and East 2.37 inches, which was + 0.54, + 1.52, + 0.90 and + 1.47 inches respectively from normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.15 inches at Covington to a high of 4.03 inches at Somerset.

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EUROPEAN CORN BORER not available
European Corn Borer Accumulation Map


ALFALFA WEEVIL not available
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WESTERN CORN ROOTWORM not available
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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
Sunday April 19, 2015 the 109th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination 11.420000
Distance 0.999719 AU
Rise 06:57 EDT Set 20:18 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:37 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:31 EDT Ends 20:45 EDT

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Normal Max/Min Temperature for Today: 70 / 46
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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
APRIL 19TH
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1775...
The first engagement of the Revolutionary War took place under clear crisp
weather at Lexington-Concord. (Sandra and TI Richard Sanders - 1987)
...1941...
The temperature at Sodus NY soared to 95 degrees. The next day Albany NY
reported a record for April of 93 degrees. (The Weather Channel)
...1973...
Glenrock WY received 41 inches of snow in just 24 hours, and a storm total
of 58 inches, to establish two state records. (18th-20th) (David Ludlum)
(The Weather Channel)
...1976...
The northeastern U.S. was in the midst of an early season heat wave, and
the Boston Marathon took place in 90 degree heat. At Providence RI the
mercury hit 98 degrees. (David Ludlum)

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