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Updated Monday, August 29, 2016

...Hot and Humid Through Mid-Week; Then Cooler...

A warm and humid air mass in place over the area will provide the fuel for additional thunderstorm development today. The favored location for development will be near the Tennessee border and along the Ohio River. Any storms that do develop will again move in the uncommon direction of east to west. A cold front forecast to move through at mid week will usher in cooler and drier air for the second half of the week.


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Regional Hourly Observations For LETCHER County, Kentucky
Issued at 1000 AM EDT MON AUG 29 2016
SOUTHEAST KENTUCKY
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
JACKSON        SUNNY     75  69  81 CALM      30.23R                  
LONDON         SUNNY     78  69  73 VRB3      30.22R                  
SOMERSET       SUNNY     75  72  88 CALM      30.23R                  
MIDDLESBORO    MOSUNNY   72  70  94 CALM      30.23S                  
MONTICELLO     CLOUDY   N/A N/A N/A VRB6      30.23R                  

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Current Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Conditions in Kentucky
Based on observations at 1000am EDT, Monday August 29, 2016

Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 80 degrees west, near 79 degrees central, and near 75 degrees east. Current sky conditions are sunny west, sunny central, and sunny east. In the west, relative humidity is near 76%, and the dew point is near 72 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 71%, and the dew point is near 69 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 81%, and the dew point is near 69 degrees. Current drying conditions are fair west, fair central, and poor east. The livestock heat stress category is no stress west, no stress central, and no stress east. Winds are from the northeast at 7 mph west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the north 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 81 degrees at Owensboro. The lowest temperature is 75 degrees at Somerset 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: Mon Aug 29 09:58:08 EDT 2016

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
957 AM EDT MON AUG 29 2016

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF EASTERN KENTUCKY.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

THERE IS A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS THIS AFTERNOON.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY.

THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE AT TIMES WEDNESDAY THROUGH 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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WEDNESDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 85 West and 86 Central, to 84 East. Dewpoints will range from 69 to 71 West, 65 to 66 Central, and 63 to 63 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 70 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 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 28 corn growing degree days West, 28 Central, and 25 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 4 and 7 mph , respectively, West, 6 and 8 mph Central, and 2 and 1 mph East.

THURSDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 81 West and 79 Central, to 74 East. Dewpoints will range from 65 to 62 West, 64 to 57 Central, and61 to 62 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 0.01-0.09 inches over 50 % of the area East should be expected. Lows Thursday will fall to 66 West, 66 Central, and 63 East. Skies throughout the day will start out cloudy and end clear 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 no stress West, no stress Central, and no stress East. There will be 24 corn growing degree days West, 22 Central, and 18 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 7 and 10 mph , respectively, West, 8 and 10 mph Central, and 1 and 4 mph East.

FRIDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 79 West and 77 Central, to 74 East. Dewpoints will range from 58 to 57 West, 57 to 54 Central, and 56 to 55 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 58 West, 60 Central, and 57 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 18 corn growing degree days West, 18 Central, and 16 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 9 and 8 mph , respectively, West, 8 and 8 mph Central, and 3 and 4 mph East.

SATURDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 82 West and 82 Central, to 79 East. Dewpoints will range from 54 to 60 West, 53 to 57 Central, and53 to 57 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 Saturday will fall to 55 West, 57 Central, and 55 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 18 corn growing degree days West, 20 Central, and 17 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 8 and 7 mph , respectively, West, 7 and 7 mph Central, and 1 and 1 mph East.

SUNDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 84 West and 86 Central, to 80 East. Dewpoints will range from 58 to 64 West, 60 to 60 Central, and 57 to 62 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 58 West, 63 Central, and 60 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 21 corn growing degree days West, 24 Central, and 20 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 3 and 8 mph , respectively, West, 5 and 8 mph Central, and 0 and 1 mph East.

MONDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 89 West and 85 Central, to 81 East. Dewpoints will range from 64 to 67 West, 63 to 63 Central, and 61 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 30 % of the area East should be expected. Lows Monday will fall to 67 West, 68 Central, and 62 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, no stress Central, and no stress East.There will be 26 corn growing degree days West, 26 Central, and 22 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 5 and 9 mph, respectively, West, 7 and 10 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=  -0.33)
Rainfall Needed:  0.00 inches ABOVE NORMAL


Crop Moisture (CMI) Situation:
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Current Short-term Crop Moisture Status: Moisture Adequate For Present Needs          (CMI=   0.21)
Change From Previous Week: WETTER     SOILS (  0.63)

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 89 in the West to 87 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from +3 degrees from normal in the West to +4 degrees from normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 68 degrees in the West to 65 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from +5 degrees from normal in the West to +4 degrees from normal in the East.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.23 inches statewide which was -0.61 inches from normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 0.46 inches, Central 0.25 inches, Bluegrass 0.29 inches and East 0.02 inches, which was -0.33, -0.61, -0.57 and -0.84 inches respectively from normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0 inches at Bristol to a high of 1.14 inches at Bardstown.

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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 August 29, 2016 the 242th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination 8.830000
Distance 0.999717 AU
Rise 07:06 EDT Set 20:11 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:38 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:40 EDT Ends 20:37 EDT

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Normal Max/Min Temperature for Today: 83 / 60
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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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AUGUST 29TH...HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1962...
Hackberry LA was deluged with twenty-two inches of rain in 24 hours,
establishing a state record. (The Weather Channel)
...1965...
A national record for the month of August was established when 2.5 inches
of snow fell atop Mount Washington NH. Temperatures in New England dipped
to 39 degrees at Nantucket MA, and to 25 degrees in Vermont. For many
location it was the earliest freeze of record. (David Ludlum)
...1987...
Some of the most powerful thunderstorms in several years developed over the
piedmont of North Carolina, and marched across central sections of the
state during the late afternoon and evening hours. Baseball size hail was
reported around Albemarle, while thunderstorm winds downed giant trees
around High Falls. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
...1988...
Cool air invaded the north central U.S. Ten cities reported record low
temperatures for the date, including Bismarck ND with a reading of 33
degrees. Deerfield, a small town in the Black Hills of South Dakota,
reported a low of 23 degrees. The remnants of Tropical Storm Chris drenched
eastern Pennsylvania with up to five and a half inches of rain, and
produced high winds which gusted to 90 mph, severely damaging a hundred
boats in Anne Arundel County MD. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm
Data)
...1989...
Evening thunderstorms produced destructive lightning in West Virginia. The
lightning caused widepsread damage, particularily in Doddridge County.
Numerous trees were downed closing many roads. Fire companies had a
difficult time tending to the many homes and trailers on fire. Anchorage AK
reported a record 9.60 inches of rain for the month of August. The average
annual precipitation for Anchorage is just slighty more than fifteen
inches. Three day rainfall totals in northwest Missouri ranged up to 8.20
inches at Maryville. (The National Weather Summary)

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