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Regional Hourly Observations For LETCHER County, Kentucky
Issued at 600 AM EDT SAT MAY 23 2015
SOUTHEAST KENTUCKY
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
JACKSON        PTCLDY    51  47  86 SE3       30.35R                  
LONDON         PTCLDY    48  43  82 CALM      30.34R                  
SOMERSET       PTCLDY    46  46 100 CALM      30.35R                  
MIDDLESBORO    MOCLDY    46  46  97 CALM      30.38R                  
MONTICELLO     PTSUNNY   50  50 100 CALM      30.36R                  

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Current Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Conditions in Kentucky
Based on observations at 600am EDT, Saturday May 23, 2015

Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 59 degrees west, near 52 degrees central, and near 51 degrees east. Current sky conditions are cloudy west, partly cloudy central, and partly cloudy east. In the west, relative humidity is near 87%, and the dew point is near 55 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 80%, and the dew point is near 46 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 86%, and the dew point is near 47 degrees. Current drying conditions are poor west, fair central, and poor east. The livestock heat stress category is no stress west, no stress central, and no stress east. Winds are calm west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the southeast at 3 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the southeast at 3 mph east, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 59 degrees at Paducah. The lowest temperature is 46 degrees at Somerset.

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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 May 23 04:05:56 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
405 AM EDT SAT MAY 23 2015

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.

THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE FROM MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY...
MAINLY DURING THE AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING HOURS.

.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 78 West and 81 Central, to 83 East. Dewpoints will range from 64 to 63 West, 60 to 64 Central, and 54 to 60 East throughout the day. Rainfall amounts of 0.50-0.99 inches over 90 % of the area West, 0.25-0.49 inches over 70 % of the area Central, and 0.01-0.09 inches over 50 % of the area East should be expected. Lows Monday will fall to 70 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 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 24 corn growing degree days West, 24 Central, and 23 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 11 and 16 mph , respectively, West, 12 and 14 mph Central, and 4 and 2 mph East.

TUESDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 80 West and 80 Central, to 79 East. Dewpoints will range from 65 to 64 West, 64 to 64 Central, and60 to 61 East throughout the day. Rainfall amounts of 0.50-0.99 inches over 80 % of the area West, 0.50-0.99 inches over 90 % of the area Central, and 0.25-0.49 inches over 70 % of the area East should be expected. Lows Tuesday will fall to 69 West, 66 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 24 corn growing degree days West, 23 Central, and 22 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 11 and 15 mph , respectively, West, 13 and 16 mph Central, and 3 and 5 mph East.

WEDNESDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 82 West and 81 Central, to 77 East. Dewpoints will range from 64 to 63 West, 63 to 62 Central, and 60 to 59 East throughout the day. Rainfall amounts of 0.50-0.99 inches over 70 % of the area West, 0.50-0.99 inches over 80 % of the area Central, and 0.50-0.99 inches over 80 % of the area East should be expected. Lows Wednesday will fall to 67 West, 66 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 24 corn growing degree days West, 24 Central, and 20 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 8 and 7 mph , respectively, West, 13 and 9 mph Central, and 4 and 4 mph East.

THURSDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 85 West and 85 Central, to 79 East. Dewpoints will range from 63 to 62 West, 62 to 61 Central, and59 to 60 East throughout the day. Rainfall amounts of 0.25-0.49 inches over 50 % of the area West, 0.50-0.99 inches over 60 % of the area Central, and 0.01-0.09 inches over 50 % of the area East should be expected. Lows Thursday will fall to 63 West, 66 Central, and 62 East. Skies throughout the day will start out partly 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 24 corn growing degree days West, 26 Central, and 20 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 4 and 6 mph , respectively, West, 6 and 7 mph Central, and 1 and 1 mph East.

FRIDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 88 West and 86 Central, to 83 East. Dewpoints will range from 64 to 64 West, 63 to 63 Central, and 62 to 59 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 50 % of the area East should be expected. Lows Friday will fall to 67 West, 67 Central, and 64 East. Skies throughout the day will start out clear and end clear 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 danger West, no stress Central, and no stress East. There will be 26 corn growing degree days West, 26 Central, and 24 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 4 and 6 mph , respectively, West, 6 and 7 mph Central, and 1 and 1 mph East.

SATURDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 86 West and 87 Central, to 84 East. Dewpoints will range from 65 to 64 West, 66 to 63 Central, and 61 to 63 East throughout the day. Rainfall amounts of 0.00-0.01 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 40 % of the area East should be expected. Lows Saturday will fall to 68 West, 69 Central, and 64 East. Skies throughout the day will start out partly cloudy and end partly cloudy in the West, start clear 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 27 corn growing degree days West, 28 Central, and 24 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 4 and 6 mph, respectively, West, 6 and 9 mph Central, and 1 and 1 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:      Above        Above      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
---------------     -----  ------     -----  ------    ------  ------
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=   0.39)
Rainfall Needed:  0.00 inches ABOVE NORMAL


Crop Moisture (CMI) Situation:
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Current Short-term Crop Moisture Status: Topsoil Moisture Short, Germination Slow     (CMI=  -0.16)
Change From Previous Week: DRIER      SOILS ( -0.65)

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 73 in the West to 77 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from -8 degrees from normal in the West to +1 degrees from normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 60 degrees in the West to 59 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from +3 degrees from normal in the West to +3 degrees from normal in the East.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 1.16 inches statewide which was + 0.10 inches from normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 1.77 inches, Central 1.41 inches, Bluegrass 0.77 inches and East 0.80 inches, which was + 0.66, + 0.30, -0.25 and -0.19 inches respectively from normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.16 inches at Somerset to a high of 2.31 inches at Mayfield.

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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
Saturday May 23, 2015 the 143th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination 20.710000
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 23RD...HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1878...
An F4 tornado struck Mineral Point, WI killing 17 and injuring 45. A record 
book was carried 60 miles from a schoolhouse. In Primrose Township, the 
deed to Chandler Farm was found 10 miles away. (NWS Louisville)
...1882...
An unusual late season snow blanketed eastern Iowa, with four to six inches
reported around Washington. (David Ludlum) (The Weather Channel)
...1953...
The temperature at Hollis OK soared from a morning low of 70 degrees to an
afternoon high of 110 degrees to establish a state record for the month of
May. (The Weather Channel)
...2000...
An F3 tornado moved through the northeast and east sections of Leitchfield 
KY. An F0 tornado was spotted at Priceville KY. An F0 tornado touched down 
briefly in Taylor County. (NWS Louisville)

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