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Regional Hourly Observations For LETCHER County, Kentucky
Issued at 400 AM EDT THU APR 27 2017
SOUTHEAST KENTUCKY
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
JACKSON        PTCLDY    66  56  70 CALM      29.66F                  
LONDON         CLOUDY    71  52  50 S7G18     29.67S                  
SOMERSET       CLOUDY    68  54  60 S10       29.68R                  
MIDDLESBORO    CLOUDY    68  56  66 S5        29.69R                  
MONTICELLO     CLOUDY    71  57  61 S14G29    29.66R                  

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Current Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Conditions in Kentucky
Based on observations at 400am EDT, Thursday April 27, 2017

Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 60 degrees west, near 67 degrees central, and near 66 degrees east. Current sky conditions are light rain west, cloudy central, and partly cloudy east. In the west, relative humidity is near 86%, and the dew point is near 56 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 67%, and the dew point is near 56 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 70%, and the dew point is near 56 degrees. Current drying conditions are poor west, fair central, and fair east. Winds are from the west at 18 mph with gusts at 26 mph west, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds and light rain. Winds are from the south at 10 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 71 degrees at London. The lowest temperature is 60 degrees at Paducah.

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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: Thu Apr 27 03:59:25 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
359 AM EDT Thu Apr 27 2017

This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of eastern Kentucky.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight.

An isolated thunderstorm is possible today, mainly across southern
and southeast Kentucky.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Friday through Wednesday.

Thunderstorms are possible again at times Friday night through
Monday. Gusty winds will likely occur Sunday night into Monday.

.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 77 West and 79 Central, to 83 East. Dewpoints will range from 50 to 56 West, 49 to 55 Central, and 48 to 50 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 10 % of the area East should be expected. Lows Friday will fall to 53 West, 54 Central, and 54 East. Skies throughout the day will start out cloudy and end cloudy in the West, start cloudy 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 15 corn growing degree days West, 16 Central, and 18 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 6 and 15 mph , respectively, West, 11 and 18 mph Central, and 4 and 8 mph East.

SATURDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 80 West and 78 Central, to 86 East. Dewpoints will range from 62 to 62 West, 58 to 60 Central, and57 to 59 East throughout the day. Rainfall amounts of >=2 inches over 90 % of the area West, 1.00-1.99 inches over 80 % of the area Central, and 0.10-0.24 inches over 70 % of the area East should be expected. Lows Saturday will fall to 63 West, 65 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 22 corn growing degree days West, 22 Central, and 24 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 7 and 10 mph , respectively, West, 11 and 12 mph Central, and 5 and 5 mph East.

SUNDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 73 West and 79 Central, to 83 East. Dewpoints will range from 63 to 53 West, 62 to 55 Central, and 59 to 57 East throughout the day. Rainfall amounts of >=2 inches over 80 % of the area West, 1.00-1.99 inches over 70 % of the area Central, and 0.01-0.09 inches over 50 % of the area East should be expected. Lows Sunday will fall to 68 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 20 corn growing degree days West, 22 Central, and 24 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 12 and 22 mph , respectively, West, 13 and 23 mph Central, and 4 and 8 mph East.

MONDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 67 West and 66 Central, to 70 East. Dewpoints will range from 44 to 41 West, 46 to 40 Central, and48 to 42 East throughout the day. Rainfall amounts of 0.10-0.24 inches over 50 % of the area West, >=2 inches over 90 % of the area Central, and 1.00-1.99 inches over 90 % of the area East should be expected. Lows Monday will fall to 48 West, 54 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 8 corn growing degree days West, 10 Central, and 13 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 18 and 19 mph , respectively, West, 23 and 27 mph Central, and 12 and 13 mph East.

TUESDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 75 West and 70 Central, to 71 East. Dewpoints will range from 43 to 47 West, 40 to 39 Central, and 42 to 40 East throughout the day. Rainfall amounts of 0.00-0.01 inches over 30 % 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 Tuesday will fall to 47 West, 48 Central, and 48 East. Skies throughout the day will start out partly cloudy and end cloudy in the West, start cloudy and end partly 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, 10 Central, and 10 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 10 and 13 mph , respectively, West, 15 and 11 mph Central, and 7 and 7 mph East.

WEDNESDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 80 West and 79 Central, to 78 East. Dewpoints will range from 51 to 57 West, 47 to 52 Central, and 44 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 40 % of the area Central, and 0.00-0.01 inches over 20 % of the area East should be expected. Lows Wednesday will fall to 55 West, 53 Central, and 52 East. Skies throughout the day will start out cloudy and end cloudy in the West, start 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 18 corn growing degree days West, 16 Central, and 15 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 14 and 17 mph, respectively, West, 12 and 19 mph Central, and 3 and 6 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:      Below        Below      Above      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
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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=  -0.73)
Rainfall Needed:  1.89 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=   1.18)
Change From Previous Week: WETTER     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 72 in the West to 69 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from -1 degrees from normal in the West to +1 degrees from normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 53 degrees in the West to 54 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from +4 degrees from normal in the West to +7 degrees from normal in the East.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 1.38 inches statewide which was + 0.40 inches from normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 1.75 inches, Central 1.09 inches, Bluegrass 0.62 inches and East 1.91 inches, which was + 0.68, + 0.07, -0.32 and + 1.01 inches respectively from normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.08 inches at Nashville to a high of 3.99 inches at Cumberland Gap.

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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 April 27, 2017 the 117th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination 14.220000
Distance 0.999718 AU
Rise 06:46 EDT Set 20:26 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:35 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:19 EDT Ends 20:53 EDT

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Normal Max/Min Temperature for Today: 72 / 49
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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
APRIL 27TH
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1899...
A tornado struck Kirksville MO killing 34 persons and destroying 300
buildings. (David Ludlum)
...1931...
The temperature at Pahala, located on the main island of Hawaii, soared to
100 degrees to establish a state record. (The Weather Channel)
...1938...Bowling Green's warmest April low: 69 degrees.
(NWS Louisville)
...1937...Beginning today, Bowling Green received 10 consecutive 
days with measurable precipitation, a record.
(NWS Louisville)	
...1942...
A destructive tornado swept across Rogers County and Mayes County in
Oklahoma. The tornado struck the town of Pryor killing 52 persons and
causing two million dollars damage. (David Ludlum)
...1971...
A tornado tore through Green and Adair counties with F4 
damage in its wake. Two and a half million dollars in damage 
was done along the 14 mile long path. Six people were killed 
and 58 hurt. The twister dropped to earth near Bramlett and 
proceeded to Vester and Christine. The six fatalities 
occurred in the Mount Pleasant Church area along KY 551 north 
of Columbia. In Butler and Warren counties a tornado did F3 
damage, killing one person and costing two and a half million 
dollars. South View (Butler County) and Riverside (Warren 
County) were struck. A tornado of F1 strength injured 2 
people in Harrison County IN between Mauckport and Laconia. 
Debris from a demolished barn was carried a quarter mile. An 
F3 tornado did damage in Ohio and Butler counties. It touched 
down near Island Lake along Wysox Road in Ohio County and 
moved east near Logansport and Little Bend, lifting just 
outside of Morgantown. An asphalt shingle was found embedded 
two inches deep into an oak tree. An F4 tornado killed two 
people in Russell County. It began east of Russell Springs 
and moved through Salem to Faubush. The two fatalities 
occurred when a farm was swept away at Gosser Ridge near 
Dorena. At one point there were actually two distinct paths, 
as two funnels moved parallel to each other. (NWS Louisville)

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