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Updated Wednesday Evening, March 22, 2017

...Mostly Sunny And Cool Temperatures Today..

Another freeze warning is in effect tonight for primarily the eastern half of Kentucky as lows will dip into the middle 20s to lower 30s. While it will be cool tonight, a warming trend looks to start tomorrow. Back into the upper 50s to middle 60s on Thursday and 60s and 70s by Friday. Dry conditions remain through Friday, before chances increase over the weekend.

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Regional Hourly Observations For LETCHER County, Kentucky
Issued at 1200 AM EDT THU MAR 23 2017
SOUTHEAST KENTUCKY
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
JACKSON        CLEAR     36  14  40 VRB6      30.41R WCI  31          
LONDON         CLEAR     38  13  35 NE7       30.39R WCI  33          
SOMERSET       CLEAR     36  19  51 N5        30.41S WCI  32          
MIDDLESBORO    CLEAR     37  27  68 CALM      30.39R                  
MONTICELLO     CLEAR     37  23  56 NW7       30.41R WCI  32          

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Current Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Conditions in Kentucky
Based on observations at 1200am EDT, Thursday March 23, 2017

Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 44 degrees west, near 31 degrees central, and near 36 degrees east. Current sky conditions are clear west, clear central, and clear east. In the west, relative humidity is near 41%, and the dew point is near 22 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 61%, and the dew point is near 19 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 40%, and the dew point is near 14 degrees. Current drying conditions are good west, fair central, and good east. Winds are from the northeast at 5 mph west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the northeast at 10 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The wind chill is near 22 degrees central. Winds are variable at 6 mph east, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The wind chill is near 31 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 44 degrees at Paducah and Hopkinsville. The lowest temperature is 31 degrees at Lexington.

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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: Wed Mar 22 19:52:48 EDT 2017

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
752 PM EDT Wed Mar 22 2017

...FREEZE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM THIS EVENING TO 10 AM EDT
THURSDAY...

This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of eastern Kentucky.

.DAY ONE...Tonight.

Freezing temperatures are forecast tonight into Thursday morning.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Thursday through Tuesday.

Thunderstorms are possible from Saturday night through Sunday, 
and again Monday evening and Monday night.

.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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FRIDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 71 West and 68 Central, to 68 East. Dewpoints will range from 51 to 52 West, 43 to 50 Central, and 35 to 45 East throughout the day. Rainfall amounts of 0.00-0.01 inches over 40 % of the area West, 0.00-0.01 inches over 20 % of the area Central, and 0.00-0.01 inches over 20 % of the area East should be expected. Lows Friday will fall to 57 West, 52 Central, and 47 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 partly 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, 10 Central, and 9 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 11 and 12 mph , respectively, West, 10 and 11 mph Central, and 4 and 4 mph East.

SATURDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 72 West and 76 Central, to 77 East. Dewpoints will range from 52 to 53 West, 51 to 49 Central, and46 to 46 East throughout the day. Rainfall amounts of 0.25-0.49 inches over 80 % 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 Saturday will fall to 57 West, 58 Central, and 54 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 partly 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, 17 Central, and 16 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 11 and 15 mph , respectively, West, 7 and 12 mph Central, and 3 and 2 mph East.

SUNDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 74 West and 75 Central, to 73 East. Dewpoints will range from 51 to 50 West, 50 to 50 Central, and 48 to 49 East throughout the day. Rainfall amounts of 0.50-0.99 inches over 90 % of the area West, 0.50-0.99 inches over 90 % of the area Central, and 0.50-0.99 inches over 90 % of the area East should be expected. Lows Sunday will fall to 53 West, 58 Central, and 56 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 14 corn growing degree days West, 16 Central, and 14 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 12 and 12 mph , respectively, West, 10 and 12 mph Central, and 3 and 6 mph East.

MONDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 72 West and 74 Central, to 75 East. Dewpoints will range from 49 to 53 West, 50 to 49 Central, and48 to 49 East throughout the day. Rainfall amounts of 0.01-0.09 inches over 50 % of the area West, 0.01-0.09 inches over 50 % of the area Central, and 0.10-0.24 inches over 60 % of the area East should be expected. Lows Monday will fall to 51 West, 55 Central, and 57 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, 14 Central, and 16 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 5 and 8 mph , respectively, West, 7 and 8 mph Central, and 5 and 5 mph East.

TUESDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 70 West and 69 Central, to 74 East. Dewpoints will range from 49 to 48 West, 50 to 46 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 Tuesday will fall to 51 West, 55 Central, and 57 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 10 corn growing degree days West, 12 Central, and 16 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 4 and 8 mph , respectively, West, 6 and 13 mph Central, and 2 and 5 mph East.

WEDNESDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 65 West and 67 Central, to 66 East. Dewpoints will range from 41 to 41 West, 43 to 37 Central, and 43 to 38 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 30 % of the area East should be expected. Lows Wednesday will fall to 46 West, 51 Central, and 52 East. Skies throughout the day will start out clear and end clear in the West, start clear and end clear 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 8 corn growing degree days West, 9 Central, and 9 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 8 and 10 mph, respectively, West, 11 and 8 mph Central, and 5 and 5 mph East.

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

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For Kentucky
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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=  -0.19)
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=   1.29)
Change From Previous Week: WETTER     SOILS (  0.22)

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 59 in the West to 52 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from -2 degrees from normal in the West to -3 degrees from normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 36 degrees in the West to 30 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from +0 degrees from normal in the West to -5 degrees from normal in the East.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.50 inches statewide which was -0.53 inches from normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 0.35 inches, Central 0.55 inches, Bluegrass 0.38 inches and East 0.66 inches, which was -0.77, -0.52, -0.61 and -0.29 inches respectively from normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.02 inches at Bristol to a high of 0.99 inches at Campbellsville.

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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
Thursday March 23, 2017 the 82th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination 1.500000
Distance 0.999721 AU
Rise 06:36 EDT Set 18:54 EDT
Transit Meridian 12:44 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:11 EDT Ends 19:19 EDT

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Normal Max/Min Temperature for Today: 60 / 36
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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)
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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 23RD
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1913...
A vicious tornado hit the city of Omaha NE. The tornado struck during the
late afternoon on Easter Sunday, and in just twelve minutes cut a swath of
total destruction five miles long and two blocks wide across the city
killing 94 persons and causing 3.5 million dollars property damage. (David
Ludlum)
...1916...
Pocatello ID received a record 14.6 inches of snow in 24 hours. (The
Weather Channel)
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