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

Updated Tuesday, March 3, 2015

...Winter Storm Watch Tonight thru Thursday...
...Flood Watch Tonight thru Thursday...

An active weather pattern will continue over the next few days. A warm front will move north across the region today. Southerly winds will usher in much warmer and more humid air. Scattered to numerous showers and a few thunderstorms are expected today with more widespread rain overnight. One to three inches of rain will be possible through Wednesday afternoon. Rain will transition to snow Wednesday with significant snow accumulations possible across the entire region by Thursday morning.

A Flood Watch is in effect for much of Kentucky this evening through midday Thursday. Heavy rain at times late tonight into Wednesday morning could produce 1 to 3 inches of rain, with local flooding possible. A Winter Storm Watch is in effect for Wednesday through Thursday morning for most of Kentucky. Significant snow and ice accumulations possible across the region with 5 to 8 inches in the southwest, and 1 to 3 inches for the remainder of the state.
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Regional Hourly Observations For LETCHER County, Kentucky
Issued at 100 PM EST TUE MAR 03 2015
SOUTHEAST KENTUCKY
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
JACKSON        CLOUDY    52  43  71 SW5       30.00F                  
LONDON         CLOUDY    57  47  69 S14       30.02F                  
SOMERSET       CLOUDY    55  50  82 S7        30.02F                  
MIDDLESBORO    CLOUDY    43  40  88 S3        30.12F                  
MONTICELLO     CLOUDY    61  55  80 S15       30.04F                  

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Current Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Conditions in Kentucky
Based on observations at 100pm EST, Tuesday March 03, 2015

Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 47 degrees west, near 48 degrees central, and near 52 degrees east. Current sky conditions are fog west, cloudy central, and cloudy east. In the west, relative humidity is near 97%, and the dew point is near 46 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 93%, and the dew point is near 46 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 71%, and the dew point is near 43 degrees. Current drying conditions are poor west, poor central, and fair east. Visibility is less than one mile west. Winds are from the southwest at 10 mph west, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to fog. Winds are from the south at 15 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Winds are from the southwest at 5 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 58 degrees at Bowling Green. The lowest temperature is 39 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: Tue Mar 3 09:55:02 EST 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
954 AM EST TUE MAR 3 2015

...FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM EST THIS EVENING THROUGH
THURSDAY EVENING...
...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF EASTERN KENTUCKY.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

THE POTENTIAL EXISTS FOR HEAVY RAINFALL AND FLOODING TONIGHT.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY.

THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR HEAVY RAINFALL MOST OF THE DAY ON
WEDNESDAY...WITH A RISK OF FLOODING FROM WEDNESDAY THROUGH
THURSDAY.

THE RAIN IS EXPECTED TO CHANGE TO WINTRY PRECIPITATION BEFORE DRY
WEATHER RETURNS. THE GREATEST RISK OF SIGNIFICANT WINTER WEATHER
IS FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON INTO THURSDAY MORNING. HOWEVER...THERE
IS STILL CONSIDERABLE UNCERTAINTY REGARDING THE TIMING OF CHANGE
OVER AND WHAT TYPES OF PRECIPITATION THAT MAY OCCUR.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO REPORT RAIN AND SNOW TOTALS TONIGHT
THROUGH THURSDAY.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook


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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THURSDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 26 West and 22 Central, to 19 East. Dewpoints will range from 13 to 6 West, 13 to 7 Central, and 17 to 5 East throughout the day. Rainfall amounts of 0.50-0.99 inches over 90 % of the area West, 0.25-0.49 inches over 100% of the area Central, and 1.00-1.99 inches over 100% of the area East should be expected. Lows Thursday will fall to 18 West, 15 Central, and 15 East. Skies throughout the day will start out cloudy and end clear 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 0 corn growing degree days West, 0 Central, and 0 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 16 and 11 mph , respectively, West, 14 and 13 mph Central, and 5 and 8 mph East.

FRIDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 34 West and 35 Central, to 42 East. Dewpoints will range from 1 to 11 West, 5 to 10 Central, and0 to 2 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 10 % of the area East should be expected. Lows Friday will fall to 5/ West, 10 Central, and 8/ East. Skies throughout the day will start out clear and end clear in the West, start clear and end partly cloudy Central, and start out clear 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 0 corn growing degree days West, 0 Central, and 0 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 4 and 5 mph , respectively, West, 8 and 5 mph Central, and 4 and 2 mph East.

SATURDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 45 West and 45 Central, to 47 East. Dewpoints will range from 14 to 26 West, 17 to 22 Central, and 15 to 16 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 18 West, 24 Central, and 25 East. Skies throughout the day will start out clear and end clear in the West, start clear 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 0 corn growing degree days West, 0 Central, and 0 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 3 and 6 mph , respectively, West, 5 and 6 mph Central, and 4 and 5 mph East.

SUNDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 48 West and 44 Central, to 45 East. Dewpoints will range from 25 to 26 West, 24 to 29 Central, and23 to 23 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 Sunday will fall to 28 West, 29 Central, and 30 East. Skies throughout the day will start out partly cloudy and end partly cloudy in the West, start partly cloudy and end cloudy 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 0 corn growing degree days West, 0 Central, and 0 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 5 and 7 mph , respectively, West, 5 and 6 mph Central, and 4 and 4 mph East.

MONDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 49 West and 51 Central, to 50 East. Dewpoints will range from 24 to 32 West, 27 to 29 Central, and 25 to 23 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 40 % of the area East should be expected. Lows Monday will fall to 27 West, 32 Central, and 30 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 partly cloudy East. The maximum livestock stress category will be no stress West, no stress Central, and no stress East. There will be 0 corn growing degree days West, 0 Central, and 0 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 5 and 7 mph , respectively, West, 6 and 11 mph Central, and 3 and 6 mph East.

TUESDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 57 West and 55 Central, to 55 East. Dewpoints will range from 30 to 38 West, 29 to 30 Central, and 26 to 30 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 Tuesday will fall to 33 West, 35 Central, and 35 East. Skies throughout the day will start out partly cloudy and end clear in the West, start clear 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 4 corn growing degree days West, 2 Central, and 2 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 4 and 5 mph, respectively, West, 7 and 7 mph Central, and 4 and 5 mph East.

Raw Data: MEX(west), MEX(central), MEX(east)

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Graphic Regional Ag. Weather Outlook, Tabular data for the Medium Range Outlook


Medium & Long Range Outlook For Kentucky
                             KENTUCKY                                                                     
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                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                    MAR 8-12    MAR 10-16   MAR        MAR-MAY                      
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   Temperature:      Below        Above      Below     Normal                      
 Precipitation:      Below       Normal      Above     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
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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=   1.38)
Rainfall Needed:  0.00 inches ABOVE NORMAL


Crop Moisture (CMI) Situation:
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Current Short-term Crop Moisture Status: Too Wet, Some Standing Water                 (CMI=   2.06)
Change From Previous Week: WETTER     SOILS (  1.82)

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 34 in the West to 38 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from -20 degrees from normal in the West to -10 degrees from normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 20 degrees in the West to 21 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from -10 degrees from normal in the West to -7 degrees from normal in the East.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.25 inches statewide which was -0.68 inches from normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 0.11 inches, Central 0.19 inches, Bluegrass 0.24 inches and East 0.41 inches, which was -0.89, -0.80, -0.59 and -0.48 inches respectively from normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.04 inches at Evansville to a high of 1.14 inches at Bristol.

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ALFALFA WEEVIL not available
Alfalfa Weevil 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
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       1871         5/16     5/19     5/27      7/8     7/11

Almanac Information
Tuesday March 03, 2015 the 62th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination -6.540000
Distance 0.999722 AU
Rise 07:07 EST Set 18:34 EST
Transit Meridian 12:50 EST
Civil Twilight Begins 06:41 EST Ends 19:00 EST

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Normal Max/Min Temperature for Today: 53 / 30
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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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MARCH 3RD...HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1877...
The Louisville weather office moved from the corner of Main and Bullitt 
streets to the corner of Fourth and Green streets, in the Courier-Journal 
Office Building. (NWS Louisville)
...1966...
A tornado hit Jackson MS killing 54 persons. (David Ludlum)
...1980...
A coastal storm produced 25 inches of snow at Elizabeth City NC, and 30
inches at Cape Hatteras NC. At Miami FL the mercury dipped to 32 degrees.
(Sandra and TI Richard Sanders - 1987)
...1983...
The last of a series of storms to strike the California coast finally came
to an end. Waves fifteen to twenty feet high pounded the coast for two
days, and in a four day period up to 18 inches of rain drenched the Los
Angeles and Santa Barbara area. On the morning of the first, thunderstorms
spawned two tornadoes which moved through the Los Angeles area. (Storm
Data)
...1997...
A record crest was set on the Licking River at Blue Licks Spring in 
Kentucky with a stage of 47.6 feet. A record crest was also set on the 
South Fork Licking River at Cynthiana with a stage of 28.53 feet. (NWS 
Louisville)
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