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Regional Hourly Observations For LETCHER County, Kentucky
Issued at 500 AM EDT SAT JUL 23 2016
SOUTHEAST KENTUCKY
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
JACKSON        CLOUDY    71  68  90 CALM      30.06F                  
LONDON         CLOUDY    73  69  87 CALM      30.05S                  
SOMERSET       CLEAR     70  70 100 CALM      30.05S FOG              
MIDDLESBORO    CLOUDY    74  72  93 CALM      30.06R                  
MONTICELLO     CLOUDY   N/A N/A N/A N10       30.05S HAZE             

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Current Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Conditions in Kentucky
Based on observations at 500am EDT, Saturday July 23, 2016

Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 75 degrees west, near 70 degrees central, and near 71 degrees east. Current sky conditions are cloudy west, clear central, and cloudy east. In the west, relative humidity is near 93%, and the dew point is near 73 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 93%, and the dew point is near 68 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 90%, and the dew point is near 68 degrees. Current drying conditions are poor west, poor central, and poor east. The livestock heat stress category is no stress west, no stress central, and no stress east. Winds are calm west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are calm 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 75 degrees at Paducah, Louisville International, Louisville Bowman, and Hopkinsville. The lowest temperature is 70 degrees at Somerset, Lexington, and Fort Knox.

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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: Sat Jul 23 04:21:35 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
421 AM EDT SAT JUL 23 2016

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF EASTERN KENTUCKY.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

ISOLATED TO SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE THIS AFTERNOON
AND EVENING.

HEAT INDICES NEAR 100 DEGREES WILL OCCUR FROM MID TO LATE THIS
AFTERNOON.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY.

THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE AT TIMES FROM SUNDAY THROUGH
FRIDAY...MAINLY DURING THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING HOURS. SOME
THUNDERSTORMS COULD PRODUCE STRONG WIND GUSTS ALONG WITH LOCALLY
HEAVY RAINFALL ON MONDAY.

HEAT INDICES WILL APPROACH OR EXCEED 100 DEGREES SUNDAY AND MONDAY
AFTERNOONS.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT ANTICIPATED AT THIS TIME.

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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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SUNDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 95 West and 95 Central, to 88 East. Dewpoints will range from 75 to 75 West, 75 to 74 Central, and 73 to 74 East throughout the day. Rainfall amounts of 0.00-0.01 inches over 30 % of the area West, 0.01-0.09 inches over 60 % of the area Central, and 0.00-0.01 inches over 40 % of the area East should be expected. Lows Sunday will fall to 75 West, 78 Central, and 73 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 partly cloudy East. The maximum livestock stress category will be emergency West, emergency Central, and danger East. There will be 30 corn growing degree days West, 32 Central, and 30 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 3 and 6 mph , respectively, West, 6 and 6 mph Central, and 0 and 1 mph East.

MONDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 92 West and 91 Central, to 86 East. Dewpoints will range from 74 to 72 West, 74 to 73 Central, and72 to 73 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 0.10-0.24 inches over 60 % of the area East should be expected. Lows Monday will fall to 75 West, 77 Central, and 71 East. Skies throughout the day will start out partly cloudy and end partly cloudy in the West, start cloudy and end cloudy Central, and start out partly cloudy and end partly cloudy East. The maximum livestock stress category will be danger West, danger Central, and danger East. There will be 30 corn growing degree days West, 32 Central, and 28 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 4 and 6 mph , respectively, West, 6 and 7 mph Central, and 1 and 1 mph East.

TUESDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 88 West and 88 Central, to 84 East. Dewpoints will range from 71 to 73 West, 72 to 72 Central, and 70 to 70 East throughout the day. Rainfall amounts of 0.25-0.49 inches over 60 % of the area West, 0.50-0.99 inches over 60 % of the area Central, and 0.50-0.99 inches over 70 % of the area East should be expected. Lows Tuesday will fall to 73 West, 74 Central, and 70 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 danger West, danger Central, and no stress East. There will be 30 corn growing degree days West, 30 Central, and 27 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 4 and 6 mph , respectively, West, 7 and 7 mph Central, and 1 and 1 mph East.

WEDNESDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 87 West and 88 Central, to 84 East. Dewpoints will range from 70 to 70 West, 70 to 69 Central, and69 to 70 East throughout the day. Rainfall amounts of 0.50-0.99 inches over 60 % of the area West, 0.50-0.99 inches over 60 % of the area Central, and 0.25-0.49 inches over 60 % of the area East should be expected. Lows Wednesday will fall to 71 West, 73 Central, and 69 East. Skies throughout the day will start out cloudy and end partly cloudy 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 danger West, danger Central, and no stress East. There will be 28 corn growing degree days West, 30 Central, and 26 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 4 and 6 mph , respectively, West, 6 and 9 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 70 to 70 West, 69 to 67 Central, and 66 to 69 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 60 % of the area East should be expected. Lows Thursday will fall to 71 West, 72 Central, and 66 East. Skies throughout the day will start out partly 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 danger West, no stress Central, and no stress East. There will be 28 corn growing degree days West, 29 Central, and 24 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 4 and 7 mph , respectively, West, 7 and 10 mph Central, and 1 and 4 mph East.

FRIDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 88 West and 88 Central, to 82 East. Dewpoints will range from 69 to 70 West, 67 to 67 Central, and 66 to 66 East throughout the day. Rainfall amounts of 0.00-0.01 inches over 40 % of the area West, 0.00-0.01 inches over 40 % of the area Central, and 0.00-0.01 inches over 50 % of the area East should be expected. Lows Friday will fall to 70 West, 70 Central, and 66 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 partly cloudy East. The maximum livestock stress category will be danger West, danger Central, and no stress East.There will be 28 corn growing degree days West, 28 Central, and 24 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 5 and 7 mph, respectively, West, 10 and 9 mph Central, and 2 and 1 mph East.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For Kentucky
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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=   0.44)
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=   0.46)
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 90 in the West to 88 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from +0 degrees from normal in the West to +2 degrees from normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 72 degrees in the West to 68 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from +6 degrees from normal in the West to +3 degrees from normal in the East.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.51 inches statewide which was -0.54 inches from normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 0.68 inches, Central 0.71 inches, Bluegrass 0.42 inches and East 0.30 inches, which was -0.25, -0.38, -0.64 and -0.81 inches respectively from normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0 inches at Princeton to a high of 2.21 inches at Mayfield.

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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
Saturday July 23, 2016 the 205th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination 19.770000
Distance 0.999716 AU
Rise 06:35 EDT Set 20:55 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:44 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:06 EDT Ends 21:23 EDT

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Normal Max/Min Temperature for Today: 88 / 65
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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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JULY 23RD...HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1788...
A weather diary kept by George Washington recorded that the center of a
hurricane passed directly over his Mount Vernon home. The hurricane crossed
eastern North Carolina and Virginia before moving into the Central
Appalachians. Norfolk VA reported houses destroyed, trees uprooted, and
crops leveled to the ground. (David Ludlum)
...1898...
A two hour thunderstorm deluged Atlanta GA with 4.32 inches of rain. More
than a foot of water flooded Union Depot. Many street car motors burned out
while trying to run through flooded streets. It grew so dark before the
afternoon storm that gas lights were needed. (The Weather Channel)
...1923...
Sheridan WY was drenched with 4.41 inches of rain, an all-time 24 hour
record for that location. Associated flooding washed out 20 miles of
railroad track. (22nd-23rd) (The Weather Channel)
...1987...
Thunderstorms produced a record ten inches of rain in six and a half hours
at Minneapolis MN, including 5.26 inches in two hours. Flash flooding
claimed two lives and caused 21.3 million dollars damage. Streets in
Minneapolis became rushing rivers, parking lots became lakes, and storm
sewers spouted like geysers. A tornado hit Maple Grove MN causing five
million dollars damage. Baseball size hail was reported at Olivia MN. (The
National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
...1988...
Thunderstorms produced severe weather in Lower Michigan and northern Ohio,
over eastern sections of the Dakotas, and over the Central High Plains
Region. Showers and thunderstorms soaked Wilmington NC with another two
inches of rain, following six and a half inches the previous day. (The
National Weather Summary)
...1989...
Morning thunderstorms in the central U.S. drenched central Oklahoma with up
to six inches of rain. Afternoon thunderstorms produced wind gusts to 85
mph at Fort Smith AR. Evening thunderstorms over Florida spawned a tornado
which touched down three times in south Fort Myers causing nearly three
quarters of a million dollars damage. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm
Data)

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