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Regional Hourly Observations For LETCHER County, Kentucky
Issued at 900 AM EDT SUN AUG 30 2015
SOUTHEAST KENTUCKY
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
JACKSON        CLOUDY    68  64  87 CALM      30.19R                  
LONDON         PTSUNNY   69  63  81 CALM      30.18R                  
SOMERSET       CLOUDY    66  66 100 CALM      30.17S                  
MIDDLESBORO    CLOUDY    65  64  97 CALM      30.20S                  
MONTICELLO     CLOUDY    70  70 100 CALM      30.19R                  

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Current Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Conditions in Kentucky
Based on observations at 900am EDT, Sunday August 30, 2015

Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 71 degrees west, near 71 degrees central, and near 68 degrees east. Current sky conditions are cloudy west, mostly sunny central, and cloudy east. In the west, relative humidity is near 93%, and the dew point is near 69 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 87%, and the dew point is near 67 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 87%, and the dew point is near 64 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. There is patchy fog west. Winds are from the east at 3 mph west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the south at 8 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 74 degrees at Louisville International. The lowest temperature is 66 degrees at Somerset.

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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: Sun Aug 30 04:18:03 EDT 2015

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
417 AM EDT SUN AUG 30 2015

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF EASTERN KENTUCKY.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

ISOLATED TO SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TODAY AND
TONIGHT.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY.

THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE AT TIMES ON MONDAY AFTERNOON AND
AGAIN AT TIMES FROM WEDNESDAY THROUGH SATURDAY.

.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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TUESDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 91 West and 91 Central, to 86 East. Dewpoints will range from 67 to 70 West, 67 to 67 Central, and 65 to 68 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 Tuesday will fall to 67 West, 71 Central, and 67 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 partly cloudy and end partly cloudy 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 26 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 3 and 4 mph , respectively, West, 6 and 6 mph Central, and 0 and 1 mph East.

WEDNESDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 93 West and 92 Central, to 87 East. Dewpoints will range from 68 to 69 West, 68 to 66 Central, and65 to 68 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 30 % of the area East should be expected. Lows Wednesday will fall to 68 West, 72 Central, and 67 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 partly cloudy and end partly cloudy East. The maximum livestock stress category will be danger West, danger Central, and danger East. There will be 27 corn growing degree days West, 29 Central, and 26 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 4 and 5 mph , respectively, West, 6 and 7 mph Central, and 1 and 1 mph East.

THURSDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 91 West and 90 Central, to 87 East. Dewpoints will range from 67 to 70 West, 67 to 65 Central, and 65 to 68 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 30 % of the area East should be expected. Lows Thursday will fall to 69 West, 72 Central, and 68 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 danger East. There will be 28 corn growing degree days West, 29 Central, and 27 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 4 and 5 mph , respectively, West, 7 and 7 mph Central, and 0 and 1 mph East.

FRIDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 92 West and 93 Central, to 87 East. Dewpoints will range from 67 to 69 West, 67 to 67 Central, and65 to 67 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 Friday will fall to 69 West, 71 Central, and 68 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 danger East. There will be 28 corn growing degree days West, 28 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 0 and 1 mph East.

SATURDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 91 West and 91 Central, to 84 East. Dewpoints will range from 65 to 69 West, 66 to 66 Central, and 65 to 65 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 Saturday will fall to 68 West, 71 Central, and 67 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 27 corn growing degree days West, 28 Central, and 26 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 4 and 6 mph , respectively, West, 6 and 7 mph Central, and 0 and 0 mph East.

SUNDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 88 West and 86 Central, to 79 East. Dewpoints will range from 66 to 69 West, 66 to 64 Central, and 65 to 65 East throughout the day. Rainfall amounts of 0.00-0.01 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 40 % of the area East should be expected. Lows Sunday will fall to 69 West, 70 Central, and 68 East. Skies throughout the day will start out partly cloudy 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 28 corn growing degree days West, 28 Central, and 24 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 4 and 6 mph, respectively, West, 7 and 8 mph Central, and 1 and 1 mph East.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For Kentucky
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   Temperature:      Above        Above     Normal     Normal                      
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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=   0.11)
Rainfall Needed:  0.00 inches ABOVE NORMAL


Crop Moisture (CMI) Situation:
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Current Short-term Crop Moisture Status: Prospects Improved But Rain Still Needed     (CMI=  -0.04)
Change From Previous Week: WETTER     SOILS (  0.19)

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 81 in the West to 80 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from -5 degrees from normal in the West to -3 degrees from normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 58 degrees in the West to 58 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from -5 degrees from normal in the West to -3 degrees from normal in the East.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.09 inches statewide which was -0.75 inches from normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 0.16 inches, Central 0.00 inches, Bluegrass 0.09 inches and East 0.11 inches, which was -0.63, -0.86, -0.77 and -0.75 inches respectively from normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0 inches at Bardstown to a high of 0.74 inches at Bristol.

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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
Sunday August 30, 2015 the 242th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination 8.750000
Distance 0.999717 AU
Rise 07:07 EDT Set 20:11 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:38 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:41 EDT Ends 20:36 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)
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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 30TH...HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1776...
General Washington took advantage of a heavy fog to evacuate Long Island
after a defeat. Adverse winds kept the British fleet from intervening.
(David Ludlum)
...1839...
A hurricane moved from Cape Hatteras NC to offshore New England. An unusual
feature of the hurricane was the snow it helped produce, which whitened the
Catskill Mountains of New York State. Considerable snow was also reported
at Salem NY. (The Weather Channel)
...1982...
A tropical depression brought torrential rains to portions of southern
Texas. Up to twelve inches fell south of Houston, and as much as eighteen
inches fell southeast of Austin. The tropical depression spawned fourteen
tornadoes in three days. (David Ludlum)
Record cold gripped the northeastern U.S. Thirty-one cities in New England
reported record lows, and areas of Vermont received up to three inches of
snow. (The Weather Channel)
...1987...
Eight cities in California and Oregon reported record high temperatures for
the date, including Redding CA and Sacramento CA where the mercury hit 100
degrees. (The National Weather Summary)
...1988...
Thunderstorms drenched Georgia and the Carolinas with heavy rain, soaking
Columbia SC with 4.10 inches in three hours. Fresno CA was the hot spot in
the nation with a record high of 109 degrees. Duluth MN tied their record
for the month of August with a morning low of 39 degrees. (The National
Weather Summary)
...1989...
Thunderstorms developing ahead of a cold front produced large hail in
Montana and North Dakota during the evening and early nighttime hours. Hail
three inches in diameter was reported 20 miles south of Medora ND, and
thunderstorms over Dawson County MT produced up to three inches of rain.
Thunderstorms produced golf ball size hail at Roundup MT, Dazey ND and
Protection KS. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
...1989...
On this date in weather history...morning rains...falling at a rate of
over three inches an hour...produced flash flooding throughout Bell
county Kentucky in 1989. A bridge at Mill Creek was washed out and several
families were stranded at Old Jensen Road at York Branch. (Jackson KY
National Weather Service Office)

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