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Regional Hourly Observations For LETCHER County, Kentucky
Issued at 900 AM EST SAT DEC 10 2016
SOUTHEAST KENTUCKY
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
JACKSON        CLOUDY    20  15  81 CALM      30.55R                  
LONDON         SUNNY     17  13  84 CALM      30.57R                  
SOMERSET       FOG       19  19 100 CALM      30.62R VSB<1/4          
MIDDLESBORO    SUNNY     17  15  91 CALM      30.58R                  
MONTICELLO     SUNNY     19  17  92 NE8       30.61R WCI   9          

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Current Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Conditions in Kentucky
Based on observations at 900am EST, Saturday December 10, 2016

Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 19 degrees west, near 19 degrees central, and near 20 degrees east. Current sky conditions are cloudy west, sunny central, and cloudy east. In the west, relative humidity is near 88%, and the dew point is near 16 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 84%, and the dew point is near 15 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 81%, and the dew point is near 15 degrees. Current drying conditions are poor west, poor central, and poor east. Tobacco stripping conditions are favorable west, favorable central, and favorable east. There is patchy fog central. Winds are calm west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the south at 5 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The wind chill is near 12 degrees central. Winds are calm 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 25 degrees at Henderson. The lowest temperature is 17 degrees at London.

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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: Sat Dec 10 04:08:29 EST 2016

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
408 AM EST SAT DEC 10 2016

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF EASTERN KENTUCKY.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY.

THE PROBABILITY OF WIDESPREAD HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS LOW.

.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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MONDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 50 West and 47 Central, to 53 East. Dewpoints will range from 31 to 29 West, 34 to 27 Central, and 38 to 30 East throughout the day. Rainfall amounts of 0.50-0.99 inches over 100% of the area West, 0.25-0.49 inches over 100% of the area Central, and 0.50-0.99 inches over 100% of the area East should be expected. Lows Monday will fall to 34 West, 38 Central, and 44 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 0 corn growing degree days West, 0 Central, and 2 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 13 and 9 mph , respectively, West, 16 and 9 mph Central, and 8 and 5 mph East.

TUESDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 50 West and 48 Central, to 52 East. Dewpoints will range from 26 to 28 West, 25 to 27 Central, and28 to 30 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 29 West, 32 Central, and 34 East. Skies throughout the day will start out partly cloudy and end 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 0 corn growing degree days West, 0 Central, and 1 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 4 and 9 mph , respectively, West, 5 and 7 mph Central, and 5 and 3 mph East.

WEDNESDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 35 West and 34 Central, to 35 East. Dewpoints will range from 18 to 17 West, 17 to 18 Central, and 23 to 23 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 0.01-0.09 inches over 50 % of the area East should be expected. Lows Wednesday will fall to 26 West, 22 Central, and 29 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 0 corn growing degree days West, 0 Central, and 0 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 11 and 14 mph , respectively, West, 9 and 9 mph Central, and 5 and 8 mph East.

THURSDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 30 West and 28 Central, to 30 East. Dewpoints will range from 11 to 13 West, 8 to 5 Central, and13 to 12 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 30 % of the area East should be expected. Lows Thursday will fall to 18 West, 16 Central, and 19 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 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 8 and 10 mph , respectively, West, 9 and 8 mph Central, and 6 and 4 mph East.

FRIDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 38 West and 36 Central, to 39 East. Dewpoints will range from 18 to 26 West, 12 to 26 Central, and 13 to 26 East throughout the day. Rainfall amounts of 0.00-0.01 inches over 60 % of the area West, 0.00-0.01 inches over 60 % of the area Central, and 0.00-0.01 inches over 40 % of the area East should be expected. Lows Friday will fall to 21 West, 17 Central, and 21 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 0 corn growing degree days West, 0 Central, and 0 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 13 and 14 mph , respectively, West, 10 and 10 mph Central, and 6 and 7 mph East.

SATURDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 52 West and 54 Central, to 52 East. Dewpoints will range from 35 to 44 West, 33 to 44 Central, and 29 to 38 East throughout the day. Rainfall amounts of 0.00-0.01 inches over 70 % of the area West, 0.00-0.01 inches over 70 % of the area Central, and 0.00-0.01 inches over 70 % of the area East should be expected. Lows Saturday will fall to 36 West, 36 Central, and 32 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 1 corn growing degree days West, 2 Central, and 1 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 19 and 13 mph, respectively, West, 15 and 13 mph Central, and 9 and 12 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 
                   DEC 15-19    DEC 17-23    DEC       DEC-FEB                      
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   Temperature:      Below       Normal     Normal     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: NEAR NORMAL           (PDSI=  -1.46)
Rainfall Needed:  3.61 inches ABOVE NORMAL


Crop Moisture (CMI) Situation:
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Current Short-term Crop Moisture Status: Moisture Adequate For Present Needs          (CMI=   0.44)
Change From Previous Week: WETTER     SOILS (  0.86)

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 44 in the West to 46 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from -7 degrees from normal in the West to -2 degrees from normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 32 degrees in the West to 35 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from +0 degrees from normal in the West to +9 degrees from normal in the East.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 1.00 inches statewide which was + 0.05 inches from normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 1.32 inches, Central 0.94 inches, Bluegrass 0.93 inches and East 0.89 inches, which was + 0.31, -0.10, + 0.07 and -0.01 inches respectively from normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.57 inches at Huntington to a high of 2.98 inches at Mayfield.

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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
Saturday December 10, 2016 the 345th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination -23.020000
Distance 0.999724 AU
Rise 07:45 EST Set 17:19 EST
Transit Meridian 12:31 EST
Civil Twilight Begins 07:16 EST Ends 17:47 EST

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Normal Max/Min Temperature for Today: 47 / 28
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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
DECEMBER 10TH
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1699...
A severe ice storm hit Boston MA causing much damage to orchards. (The
Weather Channel)
...1946...
The temperature at New York City soared to 70 degrees. (David Ludlum)
...1949...
The barometric pressure at Las Vegas NV reached a record low reading of
29.17 inches (987.8 millibars). (The Weather Channel)
...1987...
A cold front brought high winds to the eastern slopes of the Northern and
Central Rockies. Winds gusted to 97 mph at Mines Peak CO. In Wyoming, up to
a foot of snow blanketed the Teton Village Ski Resort, northwest of
Jackson. Strong chinook winds in the Central High Plains Region, gusting to
61 mph at Scottsbluff NE, warmed temperatures to near 70 degrees. (Storm
Data) (The National Weather Summary)
...1988...
Squalls produced heavy snow in the Lower Great Lakes Region. Totals in
northeastern Ohio ranged up to 14 inches at Harpersfield, and totals in
western New York State ranged up to 14 inches at Sodus. In the snowbelt of
Upper Michigan, the Ontonogon area reported two feet of snow in two days.
(Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)
...1989...
Heavy snow fell across the northern and central mountains of Colorado, with
24 inches reported at Steamboat Springs. Six to twelve inches of snow fell
in the Denver and Boulder area delaying plane flights and snarling traffic.
Heavy snow also spread across the Central Plains into the Mississippi
Valley. Winner SD received 11 inches of snow, and more than ten inches of
snow was reported north of Sioux City IA. (The National Weather Summary)
(Storm Data)
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