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Regional Hourly Observations For LETCHER County, Kentucky
Issued at 700 AM EDT FRI MAR 27 2015
SOUTHEAST KENTUCKY
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
JACKSON        MOCLDY    36  33  89 N5        29.89R WCI  32          
LONDON         CLOUDY    39  32  76 N8        29.90R WCI  33          
SOMERSET       MOCLDY    34  34 100 CALM      29.94R FOG              
MIDDLESBORO    CLOUDY    40  37  87 N8G16     29.88R WCI  35          
MONTICELLO     SUNNY     36  33  88 N7        29.95S WCI  30          

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Current Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Conditions in Kentucky
Based on observations at 700am EDT, Friday March 27, 2015

Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 36 degrees west, near 34 degrees central, and near 36 degrees east. Current sky conditions are cloudy west, mostly cloudy central, and mostly cloudy east. In the west, relative humidity is near 85%, and the dew point is near 32 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 82%, and the dew point is near 29 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 89%, and the dew point is near 33 degrees. Current drying conditions are poor west, poor central, and poor east. Winds are from the northwest at 3 mph west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the northeast at 8 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The wind chill is near 27 degrees central. Winds are from the north at 5 mph east, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The wind chill is near 32 degrees east. 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 39 degrees at London. The lowest temperature is 31 degrees at Fort Knox.

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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: Fri Mar 27 04:41:41 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
441 AM EDT FRI MAR 27 2015

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF EASTERN KENTUCKY.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

A FEW SNOW SHOWERS WILL BE POSSIBLE THIS EVENING ACROSS
SOUTHEASTERN KENTUCKY.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SATURDAY THROUGH THURSDAY.

A HARD FREEZE IS EXPECTED FOR BOTH SATURDAY AND SUNDAY
MORNINGS. LOWS SATURDAY MORNING WILL RANGE FROM THE LOW TO MID
20S. LOWS SUNDAY MORNING WILL RANGE FROM THE MID TEENS IN THE
VALLEYS...TO THE LOWER 20S ON THE RIDGES.

.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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SUNDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 58 West and 59 Central, to 56 East. Dewpoints will range from 25 to 44 West, 13 to 25 Central, and 11 to 17 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 10 % of the area East should be expected. Lows Sunday will fall to 31 West, 25 Central, and 24 East. Skies throughout the day will start out clear and end cloudy in the West, start clear and end 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 4 corn growing degree days West, 4 Central, and 3 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 5 and 13 mph , respectively, West, 5 and 15 mph Central, and 3 and 4 mph East.

MONDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 66 West and 64 Central, to 62 East. Dewpoints will range from 39 to 36 West, 36 to 32 Central, and32 to 31 East throughout the day. Rainfall amounts of 0.01-0.09 inches over 40 % of the area West, 0.00-0.01 inches over 40 % of the area Central, and 0.00-0.01 inches over 30 % of the area East should be expected. Lows Monday will fall to 43 West, 43 Central, and 43 East. Skies throughout the day will start out cloudy and end clear in the West, start cloudy 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 8 corn growing degree days West, 7 Central, and 6 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 6 and 6 mph , respectively, West, 12 and 11 mph Central, and 7 and 8 mph East.

TUESDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 73 West and 71 Central, to 71 East. Dewpoints will range from 36 to 46 West, 37 to 42 Central, and 33 to 35 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 Tuesday will fall to 41 West, 45 Central, and 42 East. Skies throughout the day will start out clear and end partly cloudy 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 12 corn growing degree days West, 10 Central, and 10 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 3 and 9 mph , respectively, West, 6 and 14 mph Central, and 4 and 5 mph East.

WEDNESDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 73 West and 71 Central, to 71 East. Dewpoints will range from 51 to 53 West, 47 to 50 Central, and41 to 41 East throughout the day. Rainfall amounts of 0.01-0.09 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 30 % of the area East should be expected. Lows Wednesday will fall to 54 West, 53 Central, and 51 East. Skies throughout the day will start out cloudy and end 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 14 corn growing degree days West, 12 Central, and 11 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 4 and 9 mph , respectively, West, 6 and 8 mph Central, and 5 and 2 mph East.

THURSDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 71 West and 73 Central, to 75 East. Dewpoints will range from 53 to 49 West, 48 to 49 Central, and 46 to 46 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 70 % of the area East should be expected. Lows Thursday will fall to 57 West, 54 Central, and 53 East. Skies throughout the day will start out cloudy and end 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 14 corn growing degree days West, 14 Central, and 14 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 8 and 9 mph , respectively, West, 12 and 14 mph Central, and 3 and 7 mph East.

FRIDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 65 West and 66 Central, to 63 East. Dewpoints will range from 41 to 35 West, 44 to 33 Central, and 44 to 32 East throughout the day. Rainfall amounts of 0.00-0.01 inches over 40 % 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 Friday will fall to 47 West, 51 Central, and 51 East. Skies throughout the day will start out 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 no stress West, no stress Central, and no stress East.There will be 8 corn growing degree days West, 8 Central, and 7 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 5 and 13 mph, respectively, West, 8 and 16 mph Central, and 5 and 7 mph East.

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

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For Kentucky
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   Temperature:     Normal       Normal      Below     Normal                      
 Precipitation:      Above        Above     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: UNUSUAL MOIST SPELL   (PDSI=   2.10)
Rainfall Needed:  0.00 inches ABOVE NORMAL


Crop Moisture (CMI) Situation:
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Current Short-term Crop Moisture Status: Favorable, Except Still Too Wet In Spots     (CMI=   1.65)
Change From Previous Week: DRIER      SOILS ( -1.55)

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 62 in the West to 61 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from -1 degrees from normal in the West to +5 degrees from normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 43 degrees in the West to 41 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 0.26 inches statewide which was -0.77 inches from normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 0.18 inches, Central 0.20 inches, Bluegrass 0.29 inches and East 0.35 inches, which was -0.94, -0.87, -0.70 and -0.60 inches respectively from normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.12 inches at Cape Girardeau to a high of 0.47 inches at Grayson.

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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
Friday March 27, 2015 the 86th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination 2.870000
Distance 0.999721 AU
Rise 06:31 EDT Set 18:57 EDT
Transit Meridian 12:43 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:05 EDT Ends 19:23 EDT

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Normal Max/Min Temperature for Today: 61 / 38
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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
MARCH 27TH
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1890...
An outbreak of tornadoes occurred in the Ohio Valley. One of the tornadoes
struck Louisville KY killing 78 persons and causing four million dollars
damage. (David Ludlum)
...1950...
A three day snowstorm in the High Plains Region finally came to an end. The
storm produced 34 inches of snow in 24 hours at Dumont, located in the
Black Hills of South Dakota, and a total of 50 inches. (David Ludlum)
...1984...
The temperature at Brownsville TX soared to 106 degrees, and Cotulla TX
reached 108 degrees, equalling the March record for the U.S. (The Weather
Channel)
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