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Updated Wednesday, January 18, 2017

...Dry Today, Rains Return Tonight Thru The Weekend...

The Bluegrass state will get a dry day today with afternoon temperatures several degrees warmer than normal. However, rounds of showers, and even some thunderstorms, are expected from late tonight into Friday morning and again over the weekend. Temperatures will be very mild this weekend.

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Regional Hourly Observations For LETCHER County, Kentucky
Issued at 100 PM EST WED JAN 18 2017
SOUTHEAST KENTUCKY
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
JACKSON        CLOUDY    43  37  79 NW3       30.18F                  
LONDON         CLOUDY    45  34  65 SW6       30.20F                  
SOMERSET       CLOUDY    45  34  65 W5        30.22F                  
MIDDLESBORO    MOSUNNY   51  39  62 SW3       30.18F                  
MONTICELLO     CLOUDY    48  37  65 W8        30.23F                  

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Current Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Conditions in Kentucky
Based on observations at 100pm EST, Wednesday January 18, 2017

Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 44 degrees west, near 43 degrees central, and near 43 degrees east. Current sky conditions are cloudy west, cloudy central, and cloudy east. In the west, relative humidity is near 76%, and the dew point is near 37 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 76%, and the dew point is near 36 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 79%, and the dew point is near 37 degrees. Current drying conditions are fair west, fair central, and fair east. Tobacco stripping conditions are marginal west, marginal central, and marginal east. Winds are calm west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the west at 7 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the northwest at 3 mph east, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The livestock cold stress index is in the no stress category west, no stress category central, and no stress category east. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 47 degrees at Bowling Green. The lowest temperature is 40 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: Wed Jan 18 04:05:51 EST 2017

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
405 AM EST WED JAN 18 2017

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF EASTERN KENTUCKY.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY.

NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT ANTICIPATED.

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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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FRIDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 67 West and 69 Central, to 68 East. Dewpoints will range from 47 to 51 West, 50 to 47 Central, and 47 to 47 East throughout the day. Rainfall amounts of 0.01-0.09 inches over 70 % of the area West, 0.50-0.99 inches over 100% of the area Central, and 0.25-0.49 inches over 90 % of the area East should be expected. Lows Friday will fall to 48 West, 52 Central, and 52 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, 10 Central, and 10 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 5 and 7 mph , respectively, West, 8 and 8 mph Central, and 2 and 5 mph East.

SATURDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 70 West and 71 Central, to 72 East. Dewpoints will range from 49 to 51 West, 49 to 51 Central, and48 to 48 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 Saturday will fall to 51 West, 53 Central, and 52 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 10 corn growing degree days West, 12 Central, and 12 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 7 and 7 mph , respectively, West, 6 and 8 mph Central, and 3 and 3 mph East.

SUNDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 68 West and 71 Central, to 71 East. Dewpoints will range from 49 to 51 West, 51 to 52 Central, and 47 to 50 East throughout the day. Rainfall amounts of 0.50-0.99 inches over 90 % of the area West, 0.25-0.49 inches over 90 % of the area Central, and 0.25-0.49 inches over 80 % of the area East should be expected. Lows Sunday will fall to 49 West, 55 Central, and 53 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, 13 Central, and 12 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 4 and 9 mph , respectively, West, 5 and 11 mph Central, and 3 and 2 mph East.

MONDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 59 West and 62 Central, to 66 East. Dewpoints will range from 46 to 45 West, 47 to 46 Central, and48 to 43 East throughout the day. Rainfall amounts of 1.00-1.99 inches over 80 % of the area West, 1.00-1.99 inches over 80 % of the area Central, and 0.50-0.99 inches over 80 % of the area East should be expected. Lows Monday will fall to 49 West, 51 Central, and 50 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 4 corn growing degree days West, 6 Central, and 8 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 11 and 20 mph , respectively, West, 12 and 13 mph Central, and 5 and 5 mph East.

TUESDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 54 West and 57 Central, to 60 East. Dewpoints will range from 38 to 42 West, 41 to 40 Central, and 40 to 41 East throughout the day. Rainfall amounts of 0.00-0.01 inches over 40 % of the area West, 0.00-0.01 inches over 60 % of the area Central, and 0.00-0.01 inches over 50 % of the area East should be expected. Lows Tuesday will fall to 41 West, 46 Central, and 45 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 2 corn growing degree days West, 4 Central, and 5 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 17 and 11 mph , respectively, West, 10 and 9 mph Central, and 3 and 5 mph East.

WEDNESDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 53 West and 54 Central, to 55 East. Dewpoints will range from 34 to 36 West, 37 to 36 Central, and 40 to 37 East throughout the day. Rainfall amounts of 0.00-0.01 inches over 50 % of the area West, 0.00-0.01 inches over 40 % of the area Central, and 0.00-0.01 inches over 40 % of the area East should be expected. Lows Wednesday will fall to 36 West, 42 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 2 corn growing degree days West, 2 Central, and 2 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 14 and 17 mph, respectively, West, 13 and 21 mph Central, and 7 and 11 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 
                   JAN 23-27 JAN 25-JAN 31    JAN       JAN-MAR                      
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   Temperature:      Above       Normal     Normal      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Above        Below     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: NEAR NORMAL           (PDSI=   0.89)
Rainfall Needed:  0.00 inches ABOVE NORMAL


Crop Moisture (CMI) Situation:
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Current Short-term Crop Moisture Status: Prospects Above Normal, Some Fields Too Wet  (CMI=   1.91)
Change From Previous Week: WETTER     SOILS (  0.23)

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 54 in the West to 58 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from +11 degrees from normal in the West to +19 degrees from normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 39 degrees in the West to 46 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from +15 degrees from normal in the West to +24 degrees from normal in the East.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 2.10 inches statewide which was + 1.38 inches from normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 1.83 inches, Central 2.27 inches, Bluegrass 2.50 inches and East 1.86 inches, which was + 1.11, + 1.49, + 1.88 and + 1.09 inches respectively from normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0 inches at Bristol to a high of 4.04 inches at Spindletop.

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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
Wednesday January 18, 2017 the 18th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination -20.280000
Distance 0.999725 AU
Rise 07:52 EST Set 17:47 EST
Transit Meridian 12:49 EST
Civil Twilight Begins 07:24 EST Ends 18:14 EST

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Normal Max/Min Temperature for Today: 41 / 22
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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
JANUARY 18TH
HISTORICAL WEATHER FACTS
...1857...
A great cold storm swept across the Atlantic Seaboard. Snowfall totals of
12 inches were common, whole gales caused shipwrecks and damage property on
islands, and temperatures near zero prevailed from Virginia northward.
Great drifts of snow blocked transportation. Richmond VA was cut off from
Washington DC for a week. (David Ludlum)
...1973...
A baby was carried 300 to 400 yards by the strong winds of a tornado at
Corey LA, yet received only minor injuries. (The Weather Channel)
...1987...
A storm in the south central U.S. blanketed Oklahoma City with eight inches
of snow, their highest total since 1948. Snowfall totals in Oklahoma ranged
up to 13 inches at Gage, with drifts five feet high. Roof collapses across
the state resulted in seven million dollars damage. (National Weather
Summary) (Storm Data)
...1988...
A storm in the southwestern U.S. produced a 15 to 20 foot surf along the
southern coast of California resulting in more than fifty million dollars
damage. A small tornado in Orange County CA lifted a baseball dugout
fifteen feet into the air and deposited it in the street, 150 yards away.
The same storm also produced 26 inches of snow at Duck Creek UT. (National
Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
...1989...
While fair and mild weather prevailed across the forty-eight states, bitter
cold gripped Alaska. The high temperature for the day at Fairbanks was 30
degrees below zero. Thunderstorms along the western Gulf coast drenched
parts of southwest Houston with more than four inches of rain. (National
Weather Summary)
...1990...
A winter storm produced heavy snow and high winds across the southwestern
U.S. Snowfall totals ranged up to 18 inches at Lake Arrowhead CA and
Ashford AZ. High winds in New Mexico gusted to 100 mph east of Albuquerque.
Unseasonably warm weather continued from Texas to the Atlantic coast.
Twenty cities reported record high temperatures for the date including
Roanoke VA with a reading of 71 degrees. (National Weather Summary) (Storm
Data)
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