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Updated Monday Evening, May 22, 2017
...Cool and Dry Conditions Today and Tomorrow...

Other than some isolated showers/storms across Southern Kentucky tomorrow, look for most to remain dry until chances increase Tuesday night and into Wednesday. This looks to signal the start of yet another active period ahead. Temperatures look to run below normal through Thursday, before seeing a warming trend heading into the holiday weekend.

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Regional Hourly Observations For LETCHER County, Kentucky
Issued at 700 PM EDT MON MAY 22 2017
SOUTHEAST KENTUCKY
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
JACKSON        CLOUDY    66  53  63 CALM      30.03F                  
LONDON         CLOUDY    67  49  52 NE6       30.02F                  
SOMERSET       CLOUDY    64  48  55 N3        30.04F                  
MIDDLESBORO    MOSUNNY   70  56  61 N3        30.01S                  
MONTICELLO     MOCLDY    67  52  58 N10G16    30.04F                  

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Current Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Conditions in Kentucky
Based on observations at 700pm EDT, Monday May 22, 2017

Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 74 degrees west, near 68 degrees central, and near 66 degrees east. Current sky conditions are cloudy west, cloudy central, and cloudy east. In the west, relative humidity is near 32%, and the dew point is near 43 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 45%, and the dew point is near 46 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 63%, and the dew point is near 53 degrees. Current drying conditions are good west, good central, and fair east. The livestock heat stress category is no stress west, no stress central, and no stress east. Winds are variable at 3 mph west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the east at 6 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 Paducah. The lowest temperature is 64 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: Mon May 22 16:00:34 EDT 2017

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, and South Williamson
400 PM EDT Mon May 22 2017

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...Tuesday through Sunday.

Thunderstorms are possible at times from Tuesday through early 
Wednesday evening, then again from Friday night through Sunday.

.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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WEDNESDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 67 West and 71 Central, to 75 East. Dewpoints will range from 54 to 52 West, 52 to 52 Central, and 53 to 56 East throughout the day. Rainfall amounts of 1.00-1.99 inches over 90 % of the area West, 0.25-0.49 inches over 70 % of the area Central, and 0.10-0.24 inches over 70 % of the area East should be expected. Lows Wednesday will fall to 56 West, 60 Central, and 59 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 12 corn growing degree days West, 16 Central, and 17 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 7 and 12 mph , respectively, West, 6 and 21 mph Central, and 1 and 7 mph East.

THURSDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 72 West and 68 Central, to 64 East. Dewpoints will range from 50 to 51 West, 50 to 50 Central, and48 to 50 East throughout the day. Rainfall amounts of 0.00-0.01 inches over 30 % of the area West, 0.10-0.24 inches over 70 % of the area Central, and 0.10-0.24 inches over 90 % of the area East should be expected. Lows Thursday will fall to 51 West, 54 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 12 corn growing degree days West, 11 Central, and 8 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 9 and 11 mph , respectively, West, 21 and 13 mph Central, and 6 and 10 mph East.

FRIDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 82 West and 81 Central, to 75 East. Dewpoints will range from 55 to 61 West, 53 to 55 Central, and 48 to 52 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 Friday will fall to 57 West, 56 Central, and 52 East. Skies throughout the day will start out clear and end partly cloudy in the West, start partly 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 20 corn growing degree days West, 18 Central, and 14 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 5 and 10 mph , respectively, West, 13 and 9 mph Central, and 10 and 7 mph East.

SATURDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 84 West and 82 Central, to 81 East. Dewpoints will range from 63 to 66 West, 60 to 62 Central, and55 to 58 East throughout the day. Rainfall amounts of 0.50-0.99 inches over 60 % of the area West, 0.10-0.24 inches over 60 % of the area Central, and 0.00-0.01 inches over 40 % of the area East should be expected. Lows Saturday will fall to 66 West, 66 Central, and 61 East. Skies throughout the day will start out cloudy and end cloudy in the West, start 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 25 corn growing degree days West, 24 Central, and 21 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 9 and 12 mph , respectively, West, 8 and 13 mph Central, and 2 and 4 mph East.

SUNDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 85 West and 84 Central, to 83 East. Dewpoints will range from 66 to 66 West, 64 to 62 Central, and 60 to 62 East throughout the day. Rainfall amounts of 0.00-0.01 inches over 50 % of the area West, 0.00-0.01 inches over 50 % of the area Central, and 0.00-0.01 inches over 60 % of the area East should be expected. Lows Sunday will fall to 68 West, 67 Central, and 63 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 26 corn growing degree days West, 26 Central, and 23 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 12 and 18 mph , respectively, West, 9 and 19 mph Central, and 4 and 7 mph East.

MONDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 83 West and 83 Central, to 83 East. Dewpoints will range from 65 to 61 West, 63 to 62 Central, and 61 to 62 East throughout the day. Rainfall amounts of 0.00-0.01 inches over 50 % of the area West, 0.00-0.01 inches over 50 % of the area Central, and 0.00-0.01 inches over 60 % of the area East should be expected. Lows Monday will fall to 67 West, 67 Central, and 65 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 25 corn growing degree days West, 25 Central, and 24 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 14 and 12 mph, respectively, West, 14 and 21 mph Central, and 4 and 11 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
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                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                MAY 28-JUN 1 MAY 30-JUN 5    MAY       MAY-JUL                      
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   Temperature:     Normal       Normal      Below      Above                      
 Precipitation:      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
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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=   0.07)
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=   1.39)
Change From Previous Week: WETTER     SOILS (  0.26)

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 84 in the West to 83 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from +3 degrees from normal in the West to +7 degrees from normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 66 degrees in the West to 61 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from +9 degrees from normal in the West to +5 degrees from normal in the East.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 1.18 inches statewide which was + 0.12 inches from normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 0.48 inches, Central 1.35 inches, Bluegrass 1.23 inches and East 1.47 inches, which was -0.63, + 0.24, + 0.21 and + 0.48 inches respectively from normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.02 inches at Nashville to a high of 2.93 inches at Buckhorn Lake.

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EUROPEAN CORN BORER not available
European Corn Borer 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
Monday May 22, 2017 the 142th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination 20.620000
Distance 0.999717 AU
Rise 06:22 EDT Set 20:49 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:35 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 05:53 EDT Ends 21:18 EDT

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Normal Max/Min Temperature for Today: 80 / 57
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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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MAY 22ND...HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1876...
Denver CO was drenched with 6.53 inches of rain in 24 hours, an all-time
record for that location. (The Weather Channel)
...1911...
The temperature at Lewiston ME soared to 101 degrees. It was the hottest
temperature ever recorded in New England during the month of May. (David
Ludlum)
...1987...
A powerful tornado virtually wiped the small southwest Texas community of
Saragosa off the map. The twister destroyed eighty- five percent of the
structures in the town killing thirty persons and injuring 121 others in
the town of population 183. The tornado hurled trucks and autos through
adobe and wood- frame homes, with some vehicles blown 500 feet. (The
National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

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