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Updated Tuesday Evening, January 23, 2018
...Mostly Cloudy & Cooler Today...

Kentucky is roughly 20 degrees cooler than yesterday with the passage of a cold front. As of 430 PM, most of the state sits in the upper 30s to low 40s. Lows tonight will dip into the middle to upper 20s with some stray light wintry precipitation. Not expecting impacts with the warm ground temperatures in place.

After another similar cool day tomorrow, warmer temperatures arrive again for the end of the work week, along with dry conditions.


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Regional Hourly Observations For LETCHER County, Kentucky
Issued at 400 PM EST TUE JAN 23 2018
SOUTHEAST KENTUCKY
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
JACKSON        CLOUDY    42  27  55 W9G17     29.94R                  
LONDON         CLOUDY    43  29  57 W10       29.97R                  
SOMERSET       CLOUDY    41  28  60 W8        30.02R                  
MIDDLESBORO    CLOUDY    47  29  49 W7        29.96R                  
MONTICELLO     CLOUDY    43  31  62 NW14      30.02R                  

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Current Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Conditions in Kentucky
Based on observations at 400pm EST, Tuesday January 23, 2018

Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 40 degrees west, near 41 degrees central, and near 42 degrees east. Current sky conditions are cloudy west, cloudy central, and cloudy east. In the west, relative humidity is near 62%, and the dew point is near 28 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 65%, and the dew point is near 30 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 55%, and the dew point is near 27 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 west at 10 mph west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The wind chill is near 33 degrees west. Winds are from the west at 12 mph with gusts at 21 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Winds are from the west at 9 mph with gusts at 17 mph east, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. 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 43 degrees at London. The lowest temperature is 37 degrees at Henderson.

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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: Tue Jan 23 16:13:45 EST 2018

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
413 PM EST Tue Jan 23 2018

This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of eastern Kentucky.

.DAY ONE...Tonight.

Wind gusts as high as 25 to 30 mph are possible through early this
evening. Winds this strong could blow loose objects around and 
cause difficulty driving for high profile vehicles.

Snow showers are possible tonight and a dusting will be possible
on the ridgetops, mainly on grassy surfaces.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Wednesday through Monday.

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

.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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SATURDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 0 West and 0 Central, to 0 East. Dewpoints will range from (% to 0/ West, (% to 0/ Central, and (% to 0/ East throughout the day. Rainfall amounts of 0 inches over (F)% of the area West, 0 inches over (F)% of the area Central, and 0 inches over (F)% of the area East should be expected. Lows Saturday will fall to 0/ West, 0/ Central, and 0/ East. Skies throughout the day will start out and end in the West, start and end Central, and start out and end East. The maximum livestock stress category will be West, Central, and 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 and mph , respectively, West, and mph Central, and and mph East.

SATURDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 0 West and 0 Central, to 0 East. Dewpoints will range from to 0/ West, to 0/ Central, and to 0/ East throughout the day. Rainfall amounts of 0 inches over 0/ % of the area West, 0 inches over 0/ % of the area Central, and 0 inches over 0/ % of the area East should be expected. Lows Saturday will fall to 0/ West, 0/ Central, and 0/ East. Skies throughout the day will start out and end in the West, start and end Central, and start out and end East. The maximum livestock stress category will be West, Central, and 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 and mph , respectively, West, and mph Central, and and mph East.

SATURDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 0 West and 0 Central, to 0 East. Dewpoints will range from to 0/ West, to 0/ Central, and to 0/ East throughout the day. Rainfall amounts of 0 inches over 0 % of the area West, 0 inches over 0 % of the area Central, and 0 inches over 0 % of the area East should be expected. Lows Saturday will fall to 0/ West, 0/ Central, and 0/ East. Skies throughout the day will start out and end in the West, start and end Central, and start out and end East. The maximum livestock stress category will be West, Central, and 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 and mph , respectively, West, and mph Central, and and mph East.

SATURDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 0 West and 0 Central, to 0 East. Dewpoints will range from to 0/ West, to 0/ Central, and to 0/ East throughout the day. Rainfall amounts of inches over 0/ % of the area West, inches over 0/ % of the area Central, and inches over 0/ % of the area East should be expected. Lows Saturday will fall to 0/ West, 0/ Central, and 0/ East. Skies throughout the day will start out and end in the West, start and end Central, and start out and end East. The maximum livestock stress category will be West, Central, and 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 and mph , respectively, West, and mph Central, and and mph East.

SATURDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 0 West and 0 Central, to 0 East. Dewpoints will range from to 0/ West, to 0/ Central, and to 0/ East throughout the day. Rainfall amounts of inches over 0 % of the area West, inches over 0 % of the area Central, and inches over 0 % of the area East should be expected. Lows Saturday will fall to 0/ West, 0/ Central, and 0/ East. Skies throughout the day will start out and end in the West, start and end Central, and start out and end East. The maximum livestock stress category will be West, Central, and East. There will be corn growing degree days West, Central, and East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around and mph , respectively, West, and mph Central, and and mph East.

SATURDAY :
Highs across the state will range from West and Central, to East. Dewpoints will range from to 0/ West, to 0/ Central, and to 0/ East throughout the day. Rainfall amounts of inches over 0/ % of the area West, inches over 0/ % of the area Central, and inches over 0/ % of the area East should be expected. Lows Saturday will fall to West, Central, and East. Skies throughout the day will start out and end in the West, start and end Central, and start out and end East. The maximum livestock stress category will be West, Central, and East.There will be corn growing degree days West, Central, and East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around and mph, respectively, West, and mph Central, and and 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 
                JAN 29-FEB 2 JAN 31-FEB 6    FEB       FEB-APR                      
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   Temperature:      Above        Above     Normal     Normal                      
 Precipitation:      Above        Above      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
---------------     -----  ------     -----  ------    ------  ------
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=   0.47)
Rainfall Needed:  0.00 inches ABOVE NORMAL


Crop Moisture (CMI) Situation:
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Current Short-term Crop Moisture Status: Favorable For Normal Growth And Fieldwork    (CMI=   0.58)
Change From Previous Week: DRIER      SOILS ( -0.38)

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 39 in the West to 43 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from -5 degrees from normal in the West to +4 degrees from normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 23 degrees in the West to 23 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from -1 degrees from normal in the West to +1 degrees from normal in the East.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.29 inches statewide which was -0.43 inches from normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 0.57 inches, Central 0.24 inches, Bluegrass 0.21 inches and East 0.19 inches, which was -0.15, -0.54, -0.41 and -0.58 inches respectively from normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0 inches at Bristol to a high of 0.78 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
_____________________________________________________________________
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
____________________________________________________________
       1871         5/16     5/19     5/27      7/8     7/11

Almanac Information
Tuesday January 23, 2018 the 23th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination -19.200000
Distance 0.999724 AU
Rise 07:49 EST Set 17:52 EST
Transit Meridian 12:50 EST
Civil Twilight Begins 07:22 EST Ends 18:19 EST

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Normal Max/Min Temperature for Today: 42 / 22
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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
JANUARY 23RD
HISTORICAL WEATHER FACTS
...1780...
The coldest day of the coldest month of record in the northeastern U.S. A
British Army thermometer in New York City registered a reading of 16
degrees below zero. During that infamous hard winter the harbor was frozen
solid for five weeks, and the port was cut off from sea supply. (David
Ludlum)
...1971...
The temperature at Prospect Creek AK plunged to 80 degrees below zero, the
coldest reading of record for the United States. (David Ludlum)
...1987...
Strong winds ushered bitterly cold air into the north central U.S., and
produced snow squalls in the Great Lakes Region. Snowfall totals in
northwest Lower Michigan ranged up to 17 inches in Leelanau County. Wind
chill temperatures reached 70 degrees below zero at Sault Ste Marie MI and
Hibbing MN. (National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
...1988...
Northeastern Colorado experienced its most severe windstorm in years. A
wind gust to 92 mph was recorded at Boulder CO before the anenometer blew
away, and in the mountains, a wind gust to 120 mph was reported at Mines
Peak. The high winds blew down a partially constructed viaduct east of
Boulder, as nine unanchored concrete girders, each weighing forty-five
tons, were blown off their supports. (National Weather Summary) (Storm
Data)
...1989...
Low pressure brought heavy snow to Wyoming, with 18 inches reported at the
Shoshone National Forest, and 17 inches in the Yellowstone Park area.
Gunnison CO, with a low of 19 degrees below zero, was the cold spot in the
nation for the twelfth day in a row. (National Weather Summary) (Storm
Data)
...1990...
A Pacific cold front brought strong and gusty winds to the northwestern
U.S. Winds in southeastern Idaho gusted to 62 mph at Burley. Strong winds
also prevailed along the eastern slopes of the northern and central
Rockies. Winds in Wyoming gusted to 74 mph in Goshen County. (National
Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
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