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From the UK Agricultural Weather Center, here is your Ag weather synopsis. 

Updated Thursday Evening, April 28, 2016

...Improving Conditions West; Decreasing Activity Central and East Today...

Isolated to scattered showers and storms will continue to progress through the eastern half of Kentucky this evening. Some storms may contain some gusty winds and small hail. Otherwise, a dry end to the work week is on tap, before showers and storms return tomorrow night and into the weekend. Another inch or more will be possible through Sunday.


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Regional Hourly Observations For LETCHER County, Kentucky
Issued at 1100 PM EDT THU APR 28 2016
SOUTHEAST KENTUCKY
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
JACKSON        CLEAR     68  55  63 VRB7      29.95R                  
LONDON         CLEAR     65  55  70 CALM      29.97R                  
SOMERSET       CLEAR     61  54  77 CALM      29.98R                  
MIDDLESBORO    CLEAR     61  57  86 CALM      29.97R                  
MONTICELLO     CLEAR     60  56  86 NE9       29.99                   

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Current Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Conditions in Kentucky
Based on observations at 1100pm EDT, Thursday April 28, 2016

Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 58 degrees west, near 65 degrees central, and near 68 degrees east. Current sky conditions are clear west, clear central, and clear east. In the west, relative humidity is near 84%, and the dew point is near 53 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 50%, and the dew point is near 46 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 63%, and the dew point is near 55 degrees. Current drying conditions are poor west, fair central, and fair east. Winds are calm west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the northwest at 5 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are variable at 7 mph east, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 68 degrees at Louisville Bowman and Jackson. The lowest temperature is 58 degrees at Paducah.

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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: Thu Apr 28 19:52:31 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
752 PM EDT THU APR 28 2016

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF EASTERN KENTUCKY.

.DAY ONE...TONIGHT.

NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY.

THUNDERSTORMS WILL AFFECT THE REGION AT TIMES FROM SATURDAY
THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT. THE STRONGEST STORMS ON SUNDAY AND SUNDAY
EVENING WILL BE CAPABLE OF PRODUCING LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN...GUSTY
WINDS...HAIL...AND FREQUENT CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING.

.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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SATURDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 77 West and 70 Central, to 72 East. Dewpoints will range from 56 to 60 West, 50 to 56 Central, and 47 to 50 East throughout the day. Rainfall amounts of 1.00-1.99 inches over 90 % of the area West, 0.50-0.99 inches over 80 % of the area Central, and 0.50-0.99 inches over 80 % of the area East should be expected. Lows Saturday will fall to 60 West, 56 Central, and 54 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 18 corn growing degree days West, 13 Central, and 13 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 9 and 16 mph , respectively, West, 10 and 11 mph Central, and 5 and 8 mph East.

SUNDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 71 West and 76 Central, to 76 East. Dewpoints will range from 59 to 48 West, 59 to 52 Central, and55 to 52 East throughout the day. Rainfall amounts of 0.50-0.99 inches over 70 % of the area West, 0.50-0.99 inches over 70 % of the area Central, and 0.25-0.49 inches over 90 % of the area East should be expected. Lows Sunday will fall to 62 West, 62 Central, and 61 East. Skies throughout the day will start out 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 no stress West, no stress Central, and no stress East. There will be 16 corn growing degree days West, 19 Central, and 18 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 9 and 21 mph , respectively, West, 8 and 18 mph Central, and 4 and 8 mph East.

MONDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 70 West and 68 Central, to 62 East. Dewpoints will range from 43 to 42 West, 44 to 38 Central, and 44 to 37 East throughout the day. Rainfall amounts of 0.00-0.01 inches over 20 % of the area West, 0.00-0.01 inches over 30 % of the area Central, and 0.10-0.24 inches over 60 % of the area East should be expected. Lows Monday will fall to 46 West, 49 Central, and 51 East. Skies throughout the day will start out partly 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 no stress West, no stress Central, and no stress East. There will be 10 corn growing degree days West, 9 Central, and 6 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 21 and 12 mph , respectively, West, 18 and 10 mph Central, and 7 and 8 mph East.

TUESDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 75 West and 73 Central, to 70 East. Dewpoints will range from 46 to 47 West, 43 to 42 Central, and38 to 41 East throughout the day. Rainfall amounts of 0.00-0.01 inches over 30 % 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 Tuesday will fall to 48 West, 49 Central, and 45 East. Skies throughout the day will start out cloudy and end cloudy in the West, start partly 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 12 corn growing degree days West, 12 Central, and 10 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 7 and 7 mph , respectively, West, 9 and 10 mph Central, and 3 and 4 mph East.

WEDNESDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 76 West and 70 Central, to 67 East. Dewpoints will range from 49 to 47 West, 48 to 41 Central, and 43 to 41 East throughout the day. Rainfall amounts of 0.00-0.01 inches over 20 % of the area West, 0.00-0.01 inches over 30 % of the area Central, and 0.00-0.01 inches over 30 % of the area East should be expected. Lows Wednesday will fall to 53 West, 53 Central, and 50 East. Skies throughout the day will start out clear and end partly cloudy in the West, start partly cloudy and end cloudy Central, and start out partly cloudy and end partly cloudy 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, 12 Central, and 8 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 5 and 11 mph , respectively, West, 10 and 15 mph Central, and 1 and 5 mph East.

THURSDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 73 West and 66 Central, to 66 East. Dewpoints will range from 49 to 44 West, 46 to 34 Central, and 42 to 35 East throughout the day. Rainfall amounts of 0.00-0.01 inches over 30 % of the area West, 0.00-0.01 inches over 30 % of the area Central, and 0.00-0.01 inches over 50 % of the area East should be expected. Lows Thursday will fall to 54 West, 52 Central, and 48 East. Skies throughout the day will start out clear and end clear in the West, start partly cloudy and end clear Central, and start out 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 14 corn growing degree days West, 9 Central, and 8 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 9 and 12 mph, respectively, West, 15 and 11 mph Central, and 6 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 
                 MAY 4-MAY 8 MAY 6-MAY 12    MAY       MAY-JUL                      
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   Temperature:      Below        Above      Above      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=  -1.67)
Rainfall Needed:  4.08 inches ABOVE NORMAL


Crop Moisture (CMI) Situation:
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Current Short-term Crop Moisture Status: Moisture Adequate For Present Needs          (CMI=   0.01)
Change From Previous Week: NO CHANGE  SOILS ( -0.00)

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.

Additional Drought Info.: UKAWC Drought Page


Kentucky Climate Summary
normal. High temperatures averaged from 75 in the West to 76 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from +1 degrees from normal in the West to +7 degrees from normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 55 degrees in the West to 53 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from +5 degrees from normal in the West to +5 degrees from normal in the East.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 1.62 inches statewide which was + 0.64 inches from normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 2.93 inches, Central 1.19 inches, Bluegrass 1.27 inches and East 1.35 inches, which was + 1.86, + 0.17, + 0.33 and + 0.45 inches respectively from normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.43 inches at Bowling Green to a high of 4 inches at Henderson.

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EUROPEAN CORN BORER not available
European Corn Borer Accumulation Map


ALFALFA WEEVIL not available
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WESTERN CORN ROOTWORM not available
Western Corn Rootworm Accumulation Map


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
____________________________________________________________
       1871         5/16     5/19     5/27      7/8     7/11

Almanac Information
Friday April 29, 2016 the 120th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination 14.920000
Distance 0.999718 AU
Rise 06:43 EDT Set 20:29 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:35 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:16 EDT Ends 20:56 EDT

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Normal Max/Min Temperature for Today: 73 / 50
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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
APRIL 29TH
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1905...
The town of Taylor, in southeastern Texas, was deluged with 2.4 inches of
rain in fifteen minutes. (The Weather Channel)
...1910...
The temperature at Kansas City MO soared to 95 degrees to establish a
record for the month of April. Four days earlier the afternoon high in
Kansas City was 44 degrees, following a record cold morning low of 34
degrees. (The Weather Channel) (The Kansas City Weather Almanac)
...1963...
A tornado, as much as 100 yards in width, touched down south of Shannon MS.
The tornado destroyed twenty-seven homes along its eighteen mile path,
killing three persons. Asphalt was torn from Highway 45 and thrown hundreds
of yards away. Little rain or snow accompanied the tornado, so it was
visible for miles. (The Weather Channel)
...2011...
April 2011 ended with historic, record rainfall across the Bluegrass state. 
Severe storms, tornadoes, flooding and flash flooding was widespread. (UKAWC: K. 
Thomas Priddy)
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