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Updated Friday, October 20, 2017
...Mostly Sunny And Warmer Through Saturday...

Autumn-like weather will continue into the weekend. Rain chances ramp up west of I-65 on Saturday evening/Sunday, and a round of rainfall is likely for everyone Sunday evening into Monday. Temperatures will drop below normal Tuesday through the end of next week.

The updated long-range outlook for the coming winter indicated the Southern Ocillation will be a factor to deal with this winter. The potential development of La Nina puts Kentucky in line to see a warmer and wetter than normal winter. More info here.

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Regional Hourly Observations For LETCHER County, Kentucky
Issued at 1200 PM EDT FRI OCT 20 2017
SOUTHEAST KENTUCKY
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
JACKSON        SUNNY     65  51  60 CALM      30.34F                  
LONDON         SUNNY     65  50  58 S3        30.33F                  
SOMERSET       SUNNY     63  50  63 CALM      30.33F                  
MIDDLESBORO    SUNNY     54  50  87 CALM      30.35F                  
MONTICELLO     SUNNY     66  55  67 VRB7      30.33F                  

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Current Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Conditions in Kentucky
Based on observations at 1200pm EDT, Friday October 20, 2017

Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 69 degrees west, near 70 degrees central, and near 65 degrees east. Current sky conditions are cloudy west, sunny central, and sunny east. In the west, relative humidity is near 54%, and the dew point is near 52 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 52%, and the dew point is near 52 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 60%, and the dew point is near 51 degrees. Current drying conditions are fair west, fair central, and fair east. Tobacco stripping conditions are marginal west, marginal central, and marginal east. Winds are from the southwest at 6 mph west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are calm 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 71 degrees at Henderson. The lowest temperature is 63 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: Fri Oct 20 08:20:13 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
820 AM EDT Fri Oct 20 2017

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...Saturday through Thursday.

Areas of frost will be possible Thursday morning, especially in
sheltered valleys.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation is not anticipated.

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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SUNDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 74 West and 80 Central, to 80 East. Dewpoints will range from 61 to 63 West, 52 to 58 Central, and 48 to 49 East throughout the day. Rainfall amounts of 1.00-1.99 inches over 90 % 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 Sunday will fall to 66 West, 60 Central, and 56 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 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 20 corn growing degree days West, 20 Central, and 18 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 10 and 14 mph , respectively, West, 7 and 15 mph Central, and 2 and 2 mph East.

MONDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 67 West and 73 Central, to 72 East. Dewpoints will range from 54 to 52 West, 59 to 62 Central, and55 to 62 East throughout the day. Rainfall amounts of >=2 inches over 90 % of the area West, 0.50-0.99 inches over 80 % of the area Central, and 0.25-0.49 inches over 80 % of the area East should be expected. Lows Monday will fall to 54 West, 63 Central, and 60 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 10 corn growing degree days West, 18 Central, and 16 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 6 and 11 mph , respectively, West, 8 and 7 mph Central, and 2 and 2 mph East.

TUESDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 67 West and 67 Central, to 59 East. Dewpoints will range from 42 to 35 West, 50 to 39 Central, and 53 to 45 East throughout the day. Rainfall amounts of 0.00-0.01 inches over 30 % of the area West, 0.50-0.99 inches over 90 % of the area Central, and 1.00-1.99 inches over 100% of the area East should be expected. Lows Tuesday will fall to 50 West, 53 Central, and 55 East. Skies throughout the day will start out clear 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 8 corn growing degree days West, 10 Central, and 7 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 11 and 21 mph , respectively, West, 13 and 15 mph Central, and 3 and 7 mph East.

WEDNESDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 62 West and 56 Central, to 53 East. Dewpoints will range from 36 to 38 West, 36 to 35 Central, and38 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 30 % of the area Central, and 0.01-0.09 inches over 60 % of the area East should be expected. Lows Wednesday will fall to 42 West, 43 Central, and 41 East. Skies throughout the day will start out clear 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 6 corn growing degree days West, 3 Central, and 2 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 13 and 15 mph , respectively, West, 16 and 18 mph Central, and 5 and 7 mph East.

THURSDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 70 West and 68 Central, to 67 East. Dewpoints will range from 43 to 46 West, 40 to 43 Central, and 34 to 40 East throughout the day. Rainfall amounts of 0.00-0.01 inches over 20 % 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 Thursday will fall to 48 West, 45 Central, and 40 East. Skies throughout the day will start out clear and end clear in the West, start clear 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 10 corn growing degree days West, 9 Central, and 8 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 8 and 20 mph , respectively, West, 10 and 18 mph Central, and 4 and 7 mph East.

FRIDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 60 West and 61 Central, to 64 East. Dewpoints will range from 44 to 42 West, 46 to 42 Central, and 45 to 44 East throughout the day. Rainfall amounts of 0.00-0.01 inches over 30 % 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 Friday will fall to 50 West, 52 Central, and 50 East. Skies throughout the day will start out partly cloudy and end partly cloudy in the West, start clear and end cloudy Central, and start out clear and end cloudy East. The maximum livestock stress category will be no stress West, no stress Central, and no stress East.There will be 5 corn growing degree days West, 6 Central, and 7 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 14 and 13 mph, respectively, West, 15 and 13 mph Central, and 7 and 7 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 
                   OCT 25-29 OCT 27-NOV 2    NOV       NOV-JAN                      
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   Temperature:      Below        Below     Normal      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Below        Below     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
---------------     -----  ------     -----  ------    ------  ------
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=   1.52)
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=   1.21)
Change From Previous Week: WETTER     SOILS (  1.17)

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 73 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from +3 degrees from normal in the West to +5 degrees from normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 46 degrees in the West to 46 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from -2 degrees from normal in the West to +1 degrees from normal in the East.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.16 inches statewide which was -0.50 inches from normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 0.09 inches, Central 0.06 inches, Bluegrass 0.03 inches and East 0.36 inches, which was -0.60, -0.60, -0.60 and -0.31 inches respectively from normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0 inches at Campbellsville to a high of 0.69 inches at Buckhorn Lake.

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Yesterday's Weather Data, Kentucky Climate Analysis, Kentucky Climate in Review (2005)


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 October 20, 2017 the 293th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination -10.760000
Distance 0.999721 AU
Rise 07:53 EDT Set 18:53 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:23 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 07:27 EDT Ends 19:19 EDT

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Normal Max/Min Temperature for Today: 68 / 45
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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
////////////////////////////
OCTOBER 20TH
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1770...
An exceedingly great storm struck eastern New England causing extensive
coastal damage from Massachusetts to Maine, and the highest tide in 47
years. (David Ludlum)
...1983...
Remnants of Pacific Hurricane Tico caused extensive flooding in central and
south central Oklahoma. Oklahoma City set daily rainfall records with 1.45
inch on the 19th, and 6.28 inches on the 20th. (17th-21st) (The Weather
Channel)
...1987...
Cold arctic air invaded the Upper Midwest, and squalls in the Lake Superior
snowbelt produced heavy snow in eastern Ashland County and northern Iron
County of Wisconsin. Totals ranged up to 18 inches at Mellen. In the
western U.S., the record high of 69 degrees at Seattle WA was their
twenty-fifth of the year, their highest number of record highs for any
given year. Bakersfield CA reported a record 146 days in a row with daily
highs 80 degrees or above. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
...1988...
Unseasonably warm weather continued in the western U.S. In California,
afternoon highs of 96 degrees at Redding and Red Bluff were records for the
date. (The National Weather Summary)
...1989...
Forty-nine cities reported record low temperatures for the date as readings
dipped into the 20s and 30s across much of the south central and
southeastern U.S. Lows of 32 degrees at Lake Charles LA and 42 degrees at
Lakeland FL were records for October, and Little Rock AR reported their
earliest freeze of record. Snow blanketed the higher elevations of Georgia
and the Carolinas. Melbourne FL dipped to 47 degrees shortly before
midnight to surpass the record low established that morning. Showers and
thunderstorms brought heavy rain to parts of the northeastern U.S. Autumn
leaves on the ground clogged drains and ditches causing flooding. Up to
4.10 inches of rain soaked southern Vermont in three days. Flood waters
washed 600 feet of railroad track, resulting in a train derailment. (The
National Weather Summary)(Storm Data)

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