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Regional Hourly Observations For LETCHER County, Kentucky
Issued at 600 PM EDT SAT SEP 24 2016
SOUTHEAST KENTUCKY
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
JACKSON        SUNNY     86  63  45 VRB3      30.10F                  
LONDON         MOSUNNY   85  62  46 NE3       30.10S                  
SOMERSET       SUNNY     84  63  48 NE5       30.10S                  
MIDDLESBORO    SUNNY     86  64  47 N8        30.10R                  
MONTICELLO     CLEAR     87  64  46 N14       30.10S                  

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Current Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Conditions in Kentucky
Based on observations at 600pm EDT, Saturday September 24, 2016

Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 90 degrees west, near 90 degrees central, and near 86 degrees east. Current sky conditions are partly sunny west, sunny central, and sunny east. In the west, relative humidity is near 45%, and the dew point is near 66 degrees. The heat index is near 92 degrees west. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 37%, and the dew point is near 61 degrees. The heat index is near 90 degrees central. In the east, relative humidity is near 45%, and the dew point is near 63 degrees. Current drying conditions are good west, good central, and good east. The livestock heat stress category is danger west, danger central, and no stress east. Winds are from the northeast at 8 mph west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the north at 8 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are variable at 3 mph east, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 90 degrees at Paducah, Louisville International, Louisville Bowman, Lexington, and Henderson. The lowest temperature is 82 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: Sat Sep 24 15:58:18 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
358 PM EDT SAT SEP 24 2016

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF EASTERN KENTUCKY.

.DAY ONE...TONIGHT.

LOCALLY DENSE FOG WILL AFFECT RIVER VALLEY LOCATIONS IN SOUTHEAST
KENTUCKY LATE TONIGHT.

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

LOCALLY DENSE FOG WILL AFFECT RIVER VALLEY LOCATIONS IN SOUTHEAST
KENTUCKY EARLY SUNDAY MORNING.

A FEW THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE MONDAY AND MONDAY EVENING.

.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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MONDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 74 West and 77 Central, to 79 East. Dewpoints will range from 59 to 49 West, 63 to 50 Central, and 63 to 58 East throughout the day. Rainfall amounts of 0.01-0.09 inches over 60 % of the area West, 0.00-0.01 inches over 40 % of the area Central, and 0.01-0.09 inches over 50 % of the area East should be expected. Lows Monday will fall to 64 West, 69 Central, and 66 East. Skies throughout the day will start out cloudy and end partly cloudy in the West, start partly cloudy and end clear 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 19 corn growing degree days West, 23 Central, and 22 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 9 and 10 mph , respectively, West, 9 and 16 mph Central, and 1 and 7 mph East.

TUESDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 73 West and 72 Central, to 67 East. Dewpoints will range from 44 to 45 West, 46 to 43 Central, and48 to 43 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 40 % of the area East should be expected. Lows Tuesday will fall to 46 West, 51 Central, and 50 East. Skies throughout the day will start out clear and end clear in the West, start clear 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 12 corn growing degree days West, 12 Central, and 8 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 6 and 7 mph , respectively, West, 16 and 13 mph Central, and 4 and 6 mph East.

WEDNESDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 78 West and 75 Central, to 71 East. Dewpoints will range from 46 to 54 West, 48 to 49 Central, and 45 to 47 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 Wednesday will fall to 50 West, 53 Central, and 50 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 14 corn growing degree days West, 14 Central, and 10 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 3 and 7 mph , respectively, West, 8 and 12 mph Central, and 3 and 7 mph East.

THURSDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 76 West and 75 Central, to 71 East. Dewpoints will range from 51 to 54 West, 50 to 50 Central, and49 to 49 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 Thursday will fall to 53 West, 55 Central, and 53 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 14 corn growing degree days West, 15 Central, and 12 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 3 and 7 mph , respectively, West, 7 and 8 mph Central, and 4 and 3 mph East.

FRIDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 77 West and 77 Central, to 74 East. Dewpoints will range from 50 to 55 West, 52 to 55 Central, and 48 to 51 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 Friday will fall to 51 West, 55 Central, and 52 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 14 corn growing degree days West, 16 Central, and 13 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 7 and 8 mph , respectively, West, 6 and 7 mph Central, and 3 and 1 mph East.

SATURDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 77 West and 77 Central, to 74 East. Dewpoints will range from 51 to 58 West, 53 to 53 Central, and 52 to 53 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 Saturday will fall to 53 West, 58 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 15 corn growing degree days West, 18 Central, and 16 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.

Raw Data: MEX(west), MEX(central), MEX(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=  -1.32)
Rainfall Needed:  2.70 inches ABOVE NORMAL


Crop Moisture (CMI) Situation:
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Current Short-term Crop Moisture Status: Abnormally Dry, Prospects Deteriorating      (CMI=  -1.59)
Change From Previous Week: DRIER      SOILS ( -0.07)

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 86 in the West to 85 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from +6 degrees from normal in the West to +9 degrees from normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 64 degrees in the West to 63 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from +7 degrees from normal in the West to +9 degrees from normal in the East.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.74 inches statewide which was -0.07 inches from normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 0.75 inches, Central 0.96 inches, Bluegrass 0.45 inches and East 0.73 inches, which was -0.07, + 0.09, -0.32 and -0.05 inches respectively from normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.03 inches at Jackson to a high of 1.75 inches at Glasgow.

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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 September 24, 2016 the 268th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination -1.020000
Distance 0.999719 AU
Rise 07:29 EDT Set 19:31 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:30 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 07:03 EDT Ends 19:56 EDT

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Normal Max/Min Temperature for Today: 76 / 53
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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 24TH
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1926...
The temperature at Yellowstone Park dipped to nine degrees below zero. It
was the coldest reading of record in the U.S. during September. Severe
freezes were widespread over the northwestern U.S. causing great crop
destruction. In Washington State, Spokane County experienced their earliest
snow of record. Harney Branch Experiment Station in Oregon reported a
temperature of 2 degrees above zero to establish a state record for the
month of September. (David Ludlum) (The Weather Channel)
...1950...
A smoke pall from western Canada forest fires covered much of the eastern
U.S. Daylight was reduced to nighttime darkness in parts of the Northeast.
The color of the sun varied from pink to purple, blue, or lavendar. Yellow
to grey-tan was common. (24th-30th) (The Weather Channel)
...1972...
Lightning struck a man near Waldport OR, a young man who it so happens was
carrying thirty-five pieces of dynamite. (The Weather Channel)
...1987...
The first full day of autumn proved to be a pleasant one for much of the
nation, with sunny skies and mild temperatures. Thunderstorms again formed
over Florida and the southwestern deserts, and also formed along a cold
front in the northeastern U.S. A storm spotter at Earp CA sighted a couple
of funnel clouds, one on the California side of the state line, and the
other on the Arizona side. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
...1988...
Thunderstorms developing along a stationary front produced large hail and
damaging winds in the southeastern U.S., with reports of severe weather
most numerous in North Carolina. Golf ball size hail was reported at Tick
Creek and a number of other locations in North Carolina. (National Weather
Summary) (Storm Data)
...1989...
Forty-seven cities between the Rockies and the Appalachians reported record
low temperatures for the date. Lows of 38 degrees at Abilene TX, 34 degrees
at Jackson KY, and 36 degrees at Midland TX established records for the
month of September. The low of 36 degrees at Midland smashed their previous
record for the date by thirteen degrees. Fayetteville AR and Springfield MO
reported their earliest freeze of record. Thunderstorms produced torrential
rains in northeastern Florida. Jacksonville was deluged with 11.40 inches
of rain, and flash flooding resulted in two deaths. (The National Weather
Summary) (Storm Data)
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