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Regional Hourly Observations For LETCHER County, Kentucky
Issued at 800 PM EST SUN DEC 21 2014
SOUTHEAST KENTUCKY
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
JACKSON        CLEAR     37  26  64 NE6       30.12S WCI  32          
LONDON         CLEAR     37  26  64 NE3       30.12R                  
SOMERSET       CLOUDY    36  28  75 CALM      30.13R                  
MIDDLESBORO    CLOUDY    39  34  84 CALM      30.12S                  
MONTICELLO     CLEAR     29  25  85 CALM      30.14R                  

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Current Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Conditions in Kentucky
Based on observations at 800pm EST, Sunday December 21, 2014

Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 33 degrees west, near 32 degrees central, and near 37 degrees east. Current sky conditions are clear west, partly cloudy central, and clear east. In the west, relative humidity is near 81%, and the dew point is near 28 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 81%, and the dew point is near 27 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 64%, and the dew point is near 26 degrees. Current drying conditions are poor west, poor central, and fair east. Tobacco stripping conditions are favorable west, favorable central, and marginal east. Winds are from the east at 6 mph west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The wind chill is near 28 degrees west. Winds are from the northeast at 9 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The wind chill is near 24 degrees central. Winds are from the northeast at 6 mph east, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The wind chill is near 32 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 42 degrees at Hopkinsville and Bowling Green. The lowest temperature is 31 degrees at Covington.

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Current NOWCAST not available:
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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: Sun Dec 21 16:15:34 EST 2014

PINEVILLE...HARLAN...SANDY HOOK...WEST LIBERTY...PAINTSVILLE...
CAMPTON...SALYERSVILLE...PRESTONSBURG...BEATTYVILLE...JACKSON...
HINDMAN...BOONEVILLE...HAZARD...MANCHESTER...HYDEN...WHITESBURG...
INEZ...PIKEVILLE
415 PM EST SUN DEC 21 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF EASTERN KENTUCKY.

.DAY ONE...TONIGHT.

NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY.

A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL CROSS EASTERN KENTUCKY ON WEDNESDAY...
PRODUCING STRONG WINDS FROM MIDDAY WEDNESDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT.
WINDS COULD GUST UP TO 40 MPH AT TIMES. 

AS COLDER AIR FILTERS INTO THE REGION BEHIND THE COLD FRONT LATE 
WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO CHRISTMAS MORNING...RAIN SHOWERS WILL MIX WITH
AND CHANGE TO SNOW SHOWERS. AT THIS TIME ONLY A DUSTING OF SNOW WILL
BE POSSIBLE IN MOST AREAS.

.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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TUESDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 56 West and 62 Central, to 63 East. Dewpoints will range from 47 to 42 West, 44 to 50 Central, and 40 to 49 East throughout the day. Rainfall amounts of 0.50-0.99 inches over 100% of the area West, 0.25-0.49 inches over 90 % of the area Central, and 0.01-0.09 inches over 60 % of the area East should be expected. Lows Tuesday will fall to 48 West, 49 Central, and 45 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 3 corn growing degree days West, 6 Central, and 6 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 11 and 6 mph , respectively, West, 11 and 11 mph Central, and 5 and 5 mph East.

WEDNESDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 45 West and 59 Central, to 69 East. Dewpoints will range from 36 to 31 West, 47 to 44 Central, and50 to 53 East throughout the day. Rainfall amounts of 1.00-1.99 inches over 100% of the area West, 0.50-0.99 inches over 100% of the area Central, and 0.50-0.99 inches over 100% of the area East should be expected. Lows Wednesday will fall to 39 West, 49 Central, and 53 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, 4 Central, and 11 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 14 and 15 mph , respectively, West, 8 and 14 mph Central, and 3 and 12 mph East.

THURSDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 45 West and 44 Central, to 47 East. Dewpoints will range from 26 to 28 West, 31 to 28 Central, and 37 to 29 East throughout the day. Rainfall amounts of 0.00-0.01 inches over 30 % of the area West, 0.01-0.09 inches over 50 % of the area Central, and 0.01-0.09 inches over 50 % of the area East should be expected. Lows Thursday will fall to 29 West, 36 Central, and 42 East. Skies throughout the day will start out cloudy 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 0 corn growing degree days West, 0 Central, and 0 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 15 and 8 mph , respectively, West, 16 and 10 mph Central, and 14 and 9 mph East.

FRIDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 53 West and 51 Central, to 53 East. Dewpoints will range from 29 to 32 West, 29 to 32 Central, and25 to 25 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 Friday will fall to 31 West, 35 Central, and 33 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 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 2 corn growing degree days West, 0 Central, and 2 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 8 and 11 mph , respectively, West, 8 and 11 mph Central, and 4 and 5 mph East.

SATURDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 43 West and 44 Central, to 50 East. Dewpoints will range from 28 to 24 West, 30 to 25 Central, and 29 to 30 East throughout the day. Rainfall amounts of 0.00-0.01 inches over 50 % 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 31 West, 34 Central, and 37 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 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 9 and 9 mph , respectively, West, 9 and 9 mph Central, and 5 and 6 mph East.

SUNDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 40 West and 41 Central, to 42 East. Dewpoints will range from 19 to 21 West, 23 to 22 Central, and 25 to 20 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 40 % of the area East should be expected. Lows Sunday will fall to 24 West, 28 Central, and 30 East. Skies throughout the day will start out clear and end clear 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 0 corn growing degree days West, 0 Central, and 0 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 5 and 13 mph, respectively, West, 6 and 13 mph Central, and 5 and 8 mph East.

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

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For Kentucky
                             KENTUCKY                                                                     
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                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
               DEC 27-DEC 31 DEC 29-JAN 4   JAN        JAN-MAR                      
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   Temperature:      Below        Below     Normal      Below                      
 Precipitation:      Below        Below     Normal      Below                      

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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: UNUSUAL MOIST SPELL   (PDSI=   2.84)
Rainfall Needed:  0.00 inches ABOVE NORMAL


Crop Moisture (CMI) Situation:
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Current Short-term Crop Moisture Status: Favorable, Except Still Too Wet In Spots     (CMI=   0.98)
Change From Previous Week: DRIER      SOILS ( -0.92)

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 47 in the West to 45 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from +0 degrees from normal in the West to +0 degrees from normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 35 degrees in the West to 31 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from +5 degrees from normal in the West to +7 degrees from normal in the East.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.20 inches statewide which was -0.75 inches from normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 0.43 inches, Central 0.08 inches, Bluegrass 0.22 inches and East 0.13 inches, which was -0.58, -0.96, -0.64 and -0.77 inches respectively from normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0 inches at Hardinsburg to a high of 0.82 inches at Paducah.

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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
Sunday December 21, 2014 the 355th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination -23.430000
Distance 0.999725 AU
Rise 07:51 EST Set 17:22 EST
Transit Meridian 12:36 EST
Civil Twilight Begins 07:23 EST Ends 17:51 EST

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Normal Max/Min Temperature for Today: 44 / 26
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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 21ST
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1892...
Portland OR was buried under a record 27.5 inches of snow. (21st-24th) (The
Weather Channel)
...1929...
An exceptional storm produced snow from the Middle Rio Grande Valley of
Texas to southern Arkansas. The storm produced 26 inches of snow at
Hillsboro TX, 18 inches at El Dorado AR, and 14 inches at Bossier LA.
(21st-22nd) (David Ludlum) (The Weather Channel)
...1964...
A great warm surge from the Pacific Ocean across Oregon and northern
California brought torrential rains on a deep snow cover resulting in
record floods. (David Ludlum)
...1987...
High winds continued along the eastern slopes of the Rockies. During the
morning hours winds gusted to 64 mph at Cheyenne WY, and reached 97 mph
near Boulder CO. Gale force winds prevailed across the Great Lakes Region.
(The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
...1988...
Seven cities in the eastern U.S. reported record high temperatures for the
date, including Charleston SC with a reading of 78 degrees. A storm in the
northwestern U.S. produced 22 inches of snow at Idaho City ID in two days,
and up to two feet of snow at Happy Camp CA. Ski resorts in Idaho reported
three to six feet of snow on the ground. (The National Weather Summary)
(Storm Data)
...1989...
Forty cities in the north central U.S., including thirteen in Iowa,
reported record low temperatures for the date. Havre MT and Jordan MT tied
for honors as the cold spot in the nation with morning lows of 43 degrees
below zero, and the temperature remained close to 40 degrees below zero
through the daylight hours. Dickinson ND reported a morning low of 33
degrees below zero and a wind chill reading of 86 degrees below zero. The
high for the date of 16 degrees below zero at Sioux Falls SD was December
record for that location. (The National Weather Summary)
...2006...
On this first day of winter...the "Holiday Blizzard" of 2006 shut down the
entire state of Colorado with 1 to 3 feet of snow, gusty winds and whiteouts. 
Nearly 5,000 people were stranded at Denver International Airport. Snow, 
freezing rain and sleet covered much of Nebraska. Kentucky had light to
moderate rain with temperatures in the 50's. (Tom Priddy, UKAWC)
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