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Updated Friday, September 22, 2017
...Unseasonably Hot and Humid Conditions Continue Into The Weekend...

High pressure remains in control today, and through the weekend. This will continue to yield hot and somewhat humid conditions along with a few very isolated showers or a storm each afternoon and early evening. Highs today will top out in the upper 80s in the east to low 90s in the west. Any noticeable surface wind should be very light out of the east-northeast. Relief from the heat will arrive late next week.

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Regional Hourly Observations For LETCHER County, Kentucky
Issued at 1100 AM EDT FRI SEP 22 2017
SOUTHEAST KENTUCKY
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
JACKSON        SUNNY     77  68  73 CALM      30.15S                  
LONDON         SUNNY     77  67  71 VRB3      30.15R                  
SOMERSET       SUNNY     77  66  69 E5        30.14S                  
MIDDLESBORO    MOSUNNY   68  66  94 CALM      30.15F                  
MONTICELLO     SUNNY     75  70  84 VRB7      30.15S                  

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Current Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Conditions in Kentucky
Based on observations at 1100am EDT, Friday September 22, 2017

Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 84 degrees west, near 82 degrees central, and near 77 degrees east. Current sky conditions are sunny west, sunny central, and sunny east. In the west, relative humidity is near 67%, and the dew point is near 72 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 66%, and the dew point is near 70 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 73%, and the dew point is near 68 degrees. Current drying conditions are fair west, fair central, and fair east. The livestock heat stress category is danger west, no stress central, and no stress east. Winds are calm west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the northeast at 5 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 85 degrees at Owensboro. The lowest temperature is 77 degrees at Somerset, London, and Jackson.

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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: Fri Sep 22 10:07:35 EDT 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
1007 AM EDT Fri Sep 22 2017

This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of eastern Kentucky.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight.

Fog will develop late tonight, becoming locally dense in spots.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Saturday through Thursday.

Thunderstorms will be possible on Thursday.  

.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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SUNDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 89 West and 88 Central, to 85 East. Dewpoints will range from 67 to 69 West, 64 to 64 Central, and 59 to 59 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 0 % of the area East should be expected. Lows Sunday will fall to 67 West, 69 Central, and 63 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 danger West, danger 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 5 mph , respectively, West, 6 and 5 mph Central, and 1 and 1 mph East.

MONDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 87 West and 87 Central, to 86 East. Dewpoints will range from 66 to 68 West, 64 to 64 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 0.00-0.01 inches over 10 % of the area East should be expected. Lows Monday will fall to 66 West, 68 Central, and 64 East. Skies throughout the day will start out clear and end clear in the West, start clear and end partly cloudy Central, and start out clear and end clear 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 25 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 2 and 5 mph , respectively, West, 5 and 5 mph Central, and 1 and 1 mph East.

TUESDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 85 West and 87 Central, to 85 East. Dewpoints will range from 65 to 68 West, 65 to 65 Central, and 63 to 64 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 Tuesday will fall to 65 West, 69 Central, and 65 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 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 25 corn growing degree days West, 28 Central, and 25 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 2 and 6 mph , respectively, West, 5 and 6 mph Central, and 1 and 1 mph East.

WEDNESDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 84 West and 86 Central, to 83 East. Dewpoints will range from 65 to 69 West, 66 to 64 Central, and65 to 64 East throughout the day. Rainfall amounts of 0.01-0.09 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 20 % of the area East should be expected. Lows Wednesday will fall to 66 West, 69 Central, and 66 East. Skies throughout the day will start out partly cloudy and end cloudy in the West, start clear and end partly cloudy 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 25 corn growing degree days West, 28 Central, and 24 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 3 and 6 mph , respectively, West, 6 and 7 mph Central, and 1 and 1 mph East.

THURSDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 79 West and 78 Central, to 77 East. Dewpoints will range from 63 to 63 West, 63 to 63 Central, and 61 to 61 East throughout the day. Rainfall amounts of 0.00-0.01 inches over 60 % 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 Thursday will fall to 65 West, 67 Central, and 64 East. Skies throughout the day will start out cloudy and end cloudy in the West, start cloudy and end cloudy Central, and start out partly 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 22 corn growing degree days West, 22 Central, and 20 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 5 and 11 mph , respectively, West, 6 and 15 mph Central, and 0 and 2 mph East.

FRIDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 78 West and 76 Central, to 68 East. Dewpoints will range from 59 to 58 West, 57 to 54 Central, and 58 to 56 East throughout the day. Rainfall amounts of 0.00-0.01 inches over 70 % of the area West, 0.00-0.01 inches over 70 % of the area Central, and 0.00-0.01 inches over 60 % of the area East should be expected. Lows Friday will fall to 62 West, 61 Central, and 59 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 20 corn growing degree days West, 18 Central, and 14 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 9 and 12 mph, respectively, West, 13 and 11 mph Central, and 5 and 5 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 
                SEP 27-OCT 1 SEP 29-OCT 5    SEP       SEP-NOV                      
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   Temperature:      Above        Below      Below      Above                      
 Precipitation:     Normal        Below      Above      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: NEAR NORMAL           (PDSI=   1.58)
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=   0.41)
Change From Previous Week: DRIER      SOILS ( -0.39)

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 88 in the West to 83 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from +7 degrees from normal in the West to +6 degrees from normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 65 degrees in the West to 60 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from +8 degrees from normal in the West to +5 degrees from normal in the East.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.40 inches statewide which was -0.41 inches from normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 0.75 inches, Central 0.48 inches, Bluegrass 0.44 inches and East 0.09 inches, which was -0.07, -0.39, -0.33 and -0.69 inches respectively from normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0 inches at Bristol to a high of 1.73 inches at Evansville.

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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
_____________________________________________________________________
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
Friday September 22, 2017 the 265th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination -0.150000
Distance 0.999719 AU
Rise 07:27 EDT Set 19:34 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:30 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 07:02 EDT Ends 19:59 EDT

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Normal Max/Min Temperature for Today: 77 / 54
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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
SEPTEMBER 22ND
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1869...
Cleveland Abbe began forecasting weather, in Cincinnati. (NWS Louisville)
...1890...
A severe hailstorm struck Strawberry AZ. Fives days after the storm hail
still lay in drifts 12 to 18 inches deep. (The Weather Channel)
...1913...
Des Moines IA experienced their earliest freeze of record. (The Weather
Channel)
...1961...
Hurricane Esther made a near complete circle south of Cape Cod. The
hurricane then passed over Cape Cod and hit Maine. Its energy was largely
spent over the North Atlantic Ocean, however, heavy rains over Maine
resulted in widespread local flooding of cellars, low roads, and
underpasses. (David Ludlum)
...1983...
Forty-one cities reported record cold temperatures during the morning.
Houston TX hit 50 degrees, and Williston ND plunged to 19 degrees. (The
Weather Channel)
...1987...
Hurricane Emily, the first hurricane to roam the Carribean in nearly six
years, made landfall over the Dominican Republic late in the day, packing
125 mph winds. Emily killed three persons and caused thirty million dollars
damage. A record high of 92 degrees at Miami FL was their fifth in a row.
(Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)
...1988...
An early morning thunderstorm produced baseball size hail at Plainview, in
Hale County TX. Late in the evening more thunderstorms in the Southern High
Plains Region produced wind gusts to 75 mph at Plainview TX and Crosby TX.
(Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)
...1989...
Hurricane Hugo quickly lost strength over South Carolina, but still was a
tropical storm as it crossed into North Carolina, just west of Charlotte,
at about 7 AM. Winds around Charlotte reached 69 mph, with gusts to 99 mph.
Eighty percent of the power was knocked out to Charlotte and Mecklenburg
County. Property damage in North Carolina was 210 million dollars, and
damage to crops was 97 million dollars. The strongest storm surge occurred
along the southern coast shortly after midnight, reaching nine feet above
sea level at ocean Isle and Sunset Beach. Hugo killed one person and
injured fifteen others in North Carolina. Strong northwesterly winds
ushered unseasonably cold air into the north central U.S., in time for the
official start of autumn, at 8:20 PM (CDT). Squalls produced light snow in
northern Wisconsin. Winds in Wisconsin gusted to 52 mph at Rhinelander.
(Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)
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