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From the UK Agricultural Weather Center, here is your Ag weather synopsis. 

Updated Friday evening, July 1, 2016

...Stormy Weather Ahead...

Cooler and less humid air will spill into the Ohio Valley tonight behind a weakening front. Expect pleasant conditions on Saturday, even with increasing clouds, but showers and thunderstorms return Sunday through Tuesday. Heavy rainfall is possible. Total rainfall through next week could exceed 1 to 3 inches in places.


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Regional Hourly Observations For LETCHER County, Kentucky
Issued at 800 PM EDT FRI JUL 01 2016
SOUTHEAST KENTUCKY
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
JACKSON        CLEAR     79  67  66 CALM      30.02R                  
LONDON         CLOUDY    80  63  55 W3        30.02R                  
SOMERSET       MOSUNNY   79  64  61 CALM      30.02R                  
MIDDLESBORO    PTCLDY    81  67  63 NW3       30.02R                  
MONTICELLO     LGT RAIN N/A N/A N/A W13G18    30.03R                  

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Current Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Conditions in Kentucky
Based on observations at 800pm EDT, Friday July 01, 2016

Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 84 degrees west, near 80 degrees central, and near 79 degrees east. Current sky conditions are sunny west, mostly sunny central, and clear east. In the west, relative humidity is near 45%, and the dew point is near 61 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 59%, and the dew point is near 65 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 66%, and the dew point is near 67 degrees. Current drying conditions are good west, fair central, and fair east. The livestock heat stress category is no stress west, no stress central, and no stress east. Winds are from the northwest at 7 mph west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the north 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 85 degrees at Bowling Green. The lowest temperature is 79 degrees at Somerset, Jackson, and Covington.

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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: Fri Jul 1 15:05:40 EDT 2016

MONTICELLO...STEARNS...WHITLEY CITY...CORBIN...WILLIAMSBURG...
BARBOURVILLE...MIDDLESBORO...PINEVILLE...CUMBERLAND...HARLAN...
SANDY HOOK...WEST LIBERTY...PAINSVILLE...CAMPTON...SALYERSVILLE...
PRESTONSBURG...WHEELWRIGHT...BEATTYVILLE...JACKSON...HINDMAN...
PIPPA PASSES...BOONEVILLE...HAZARD...MANCHESTER...HYDEN...
JENKINS...WHITESBURG...INEZ...COAL RUN...ELKHORN CITY...
PIKEVILLE...SOUTH WILLIAMSON
305 PM EDT FRI JUL 1 2016

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF EASTERN KENTUCKY.

.DAY ONE...TONIGHT.

A THUNDERSTORM WILL BE POSSIBLE THIS EVENING.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SATURDAY THROUGH THURSDAY.

THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE LATE SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY.
A FEW OF THE STORMS DURING THIS TIME COULD BE STRONG WITH HIGH
WINDS AND TORRENTIAL RAINFALL THE MAIN THREAT.

PERIODS OF THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED FROM LATE SUNDAY NIGHT
THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT. THERE IS STRONG POTENTIAL FOR INSTANCES OF
FLASH FLOODING...DUE TO TRAINING STORMS IN A VERY MOIST
ENVIRONMENT.

THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE AGAIN TUESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY. 

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION MAY BE NEEDED SUNDAY INTO MONDAY.

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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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SUNDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 86 West and 77 Central, to 80 East. Dewpoints will range from 62 to 69 West, 56 to 60 Central, and 58 to 62 East throughout the day. Rainfall amounts of 0.01-0.09 inches over 50 % of the area West, 0.25-0.49 inches over 70 % of the area Central, and 0.00-0.01 inches over 40 % of the area East should be expected. Lows Sunday will fall to 66 West, 63 Central, and 62 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 danger West, no stress Central, and no stress East. There will be 26 corn growing degree days West, 20 Central, and 21 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 5 and 8 mph , respectively, West, 6 and 9 mph Central, and 1 and 2 mph East.

MONDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 84 West and 80 Central, to 79 East. Dewpoints will range from 68 to 72 West, 64 to 70 Central, and63 to 68 East throughout the day. Rainfall amounts of 1.00-1.99 inches over 70 % of the area West, 1.00-1.99 inches over 90 % of the area Central, and 1.00-1.99 inches over 80 % of the area East should be expected. Lows Monday will fall to 71 West, 67 Central, and 64 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 28 corn growing degree days West, 24 Central, and 22 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 11 and 11 mph , respectively, West, 10 and 9 mph Central, and 4 and 6 mph East.

TUESDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 86 West and 84 Central, to 82 East. Dewpoints will range from 69 to 69 West, 68 to 67 Central, and 67 to 69 East throughout the day. Rainfall amounts of 0.01-0.09 inches over 50 % of the area West, 0.25-0.49 inches over 70 % of the area Central, and 1.00-1.99 inches over 80 % of the area East should be expected. Lows Tuesday will fall to 70 West, 71 Central, and 68 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 danger West, no stress Central, and no stress East. There will be 28 corn growing degree days West, 28 Central, and 25 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 9 and 7 mph , respectively, West, 8 and 7 mph Central, and 4 and 3 mph East.

WEDNESDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 90 West and 88 Central, to 85 East. Dewpoints will range from 68 to 70 West, 69 to 68 Central, and68 to 69 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 0.01-0.09 inches over 50 % of the area East should be expected. Lows Wednesday will fall to 66 West, 71 Central, and 69 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 danger West, danger Central, and no stress East. There will be 26 corn growing degree days West, 28 Central, and 27 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 5 and 6 mph , respectively, West, 7 and 8 mph Central, and 1 and 1 mph East.

THURSDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 94 West and 93 Central, to 88 East. Dewpoints will range from 71 to 71 West, 70 to 70 Central, and 69 to 68 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 Thursday will fall to 72 West, 74 Central, and 70 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 partly cloudy East. The maximum livestock stress category will be danger West, danger Central, and danger East. There will be 29 corn growing degree days West, 30 Central, and 28 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 5 and 7 mph , respectively, West, 7 and 9 mph Central, and 1 and 1 mph East.

FRIDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 94 West and 95 Central, to 85 East. Dewpoints will range from 71 to 72 West, 70 to 70 Central, and 68 to 69 East throughout the day. Rainfall amounts of 0.00-0.01 inches over 20 % 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 Friday will fall to 73 West, 75 Central, and 70 East. Skies throughout the day will start out clear and end clear in the West, start clear and end clear Central, and start out clear and end clear East. The maximum livestock stress category will be emergency West, emergency Central, and no stress East.There will be 30 corn growing degree days West, 30 Central, and 28 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 8 and 8 mph, respectively, West, 9 and 9 mph Central, and 2 and 1 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 
                    JUL 7-11     JUL 9-15    JUL       JUL-SEP                      
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   Temperature:      Above        Above      Above      Above                      
 Precipitation:     Normal       Normal     Normal     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=  -0.56)
Rainfall Needed:  1.37 inches ABOVE NORMAL


Crop Moisture (CMI) Situation:
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Current Short-term Crop Moisture Status: Prospects Improved But Rain Still Needed     (CMI=  -0.12)
Change From Previous Week: WETTER     SOILS (  0.40)

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 87 in the West to 84 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from -2 degrees from normal in the West to -1 degrees from normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 68 degrees in the West to 65 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from +3 degrees from normal in the West to +1 degrees from normal in the East.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.95 inches statewide which was + 0.06 inches from normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 1.01 inches, Central 1.40 inches, Bluegrass 0.32 inches and East 0.93 inches, which was + 0.15, + 0.49, -0.56 and + 0.02 inches respectively from normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0 inches at Grayson to a high of 2.98 inches at Evansville.

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EUROPEAN CORN BORER not available
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
_____________________________________________________________________
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
Friday July 01, 2016 the 183th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination 23.000000
Distance 0.999715 AU
Rise 06:20 EDT Set 21:05 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:42 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 05:50 EDT Ends 21:35 EDT

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Normal Max/Min Temperature for Today: 87 / 64
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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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JULY 1ST...HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1792...
A tremendous storm (a tornado or hurricane) hit Philadelphia and New York
City. Many young people were drowned while out boating on that Sunday.
(David Ludlum)
...1891...
The US Weather Bureau was officially established in the 
Department of Agriculture by the transfer of the civilian 
meteorological service from the Army Signal Corps. (Louisville WFO)
...1911...
The high of just 79 degrees at Phoenix AZ was their coolest daily maximum
of record for the month of July. The normal daily high for July 1st is 105
degrees. (The Weather Channel)
...1931...
The then-Weather Bureau began regular early morning airplane 
observations at Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, and Omaha. (Louisville WFO)
...1931...
The summer flood along the Yangtze during July- August 1931 
was the most severe in history, with over 51 million people 
affected (that is 1/4 of the population of China). 3.7 
million people perished from this greatest disaster of the 
century due to disease, starvation or drowning. This flood 
was preceded by a prolonged drought in China during the 
1928-1930 period. (Louisville WFO)
...1979...
It snowed almost half a foot (5.8 inches) at Stampede Pass WA, a July
record. (The Weather Channel)
...1987...
Lake Charles LA was drenched with a month's worth of rain during the early
morning. More than five inches of rain soaked the city, including 2.68
inches in one hour. A thunderstorm in the southern Yakima Valley of
Washington State produced high winds which downed trees up to six feet in
diameter. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)
...1988...
Twenty-six cities in the north central and northeastern U.S. reported
record low temperatures for the date. Lows of 48 degrees at Providence RI,
48 degrees at Roanoke VA, 49 degrees at Stratford CT, and 48 degrees at
Wilmington DE, were records for the month of July. Boston MA equalled their
record for July with a low of 50 degrees. Five inches of snow whitened
Mount Washington NH. (The National Weather Summary)
...1989...
Showers and thunderstorms associated with the low pressure system which was
once Tropical Storm Allison continued to drench parts of Mississippi,
Louisiana and eastern Texas. Late night thunderstorms produced 12.58 inches
of rain at Biloxi MS in six hours, and 10.73 inches at Gulfport MS.
Flooding in Mississippi over the first six days of the month caused 55
million dollars damage. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
...2011...
The past 3 months in Kentuckky were the wettest April, May and June on record, 
with 24.21 in. for the state, after 3 out of the past 4 years were periods of 
drought.
Rank Value Year 
1 21.45 1998 
2 20.45 1983 
3 19.36 1935 
4 18.82 1928 
5 18.49 1927 
6 18.00 1973 
7 17.91 2003 
8 17.45 1995 
9 17.38 1996 
10 17.00 2004 

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