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Regional Hourly Observations For County, Kentucky
Issued at 200 PM EDT SAT JUL 20 2019
WESTERN AND SOUTH CENTRAL KENTUCKY CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS PADUCAH FAIR 90 74 59 S9 29.98R HX 99 HENDERSON FAIR 89 78 70 S8 29.98F HX 103 OWENSBORO FAIR 90 78 68 S12 29.99S HX 104 HOPKINSVILLE FAIR 89 75 62 SW9 30.01S HX 99 BOWLING GREEN FAIR 91 75 59 SW8 30.01F HX 101 GLASGOW PTSUNNY 91 74 57 SW7 30.01F HX 100
Current Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Conditions in Kentucky
Based on observations at 200pm EDT, Saturday July 20, 2019
Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 90 degrees west, near 92 degrees central, and near 88 degrees east. Current sky conditions are fair west, fair central, and partly sunny east. In the west, relative humidity is near 59%, and the dew point is near 74 degrees. The heat index is near 99 degrees west. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 51%, and the dew point is near 72 degrees. The heat index is near 99 degrees central. In the east, relative humidity is near 61%, and the dew point is near 73 degrees. The heat index is near 95 degrees east. Current drying conditions are fair west, fair central, and fair east. The livestock heat stress category is danger west, danger central, and danger east. Winds are from the south at 9 mph west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the southwest at 9 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 92 degrees at Louisville International, Louisville Bowman, Lexington, Frankfort, and Fort Knox. The lowest temperature is 86 degrees at Somerset.
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Hazardous Weather Outlook For County, Kentucky
337 AM CDT Sat Jul 20 2019
DAY ONE Today and Tonight Heat index values will top out around 105 to 110 this afternoon. Refer to the Excessive Heat Warning for the latest information. Isolated thunderstorms are possible this afternoon, mainly from the Land Between the Lakes eastward in western Kentucky. DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN Sunday through Friday An Excessive Heat Warning continues through Sunday, as afternoon maximum heat index values peak around 105 degrees. Scattered thunderstorms are expected late Sunday afternoon into Monday with the passage of a cold front. The primary storm related hazards will be locally heavy rain, lightning, and gusty winds. Isolated strong to severe thunderstorms are possible late Sunday afternoon, then again late morning through afternoon on Monday. The main concern with any strong to severe storms will be damaging winds. SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT Spotter activation is not anticipated at this time.
7-Day Forecast For County, KY
1139 AM CDT Sat Jul 20 2019
EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT SUNDAY
Partly sunny. Highs in the lower 90s. Southwest winds around 10 mph. Highest heat index readings around 107.
Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 70s. South winds around 5 mph.
Partly sunny. A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 90s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Highest heat index readings around 104.
Showers and thunderstorms likely. Lows in the lower 70s. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 60 percent.
Showers and thunderstorms likely. Highs in the lower 80s. West winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.
Mostly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening. Lows in the lower 60s.
Mostly sunny. Highs around 80.
Clear. Lows in the upper 50s.
Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 80s.
Clear. Lows in the lower 60s.
Sunny. Highs in the mid 80s.
Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 60s.
Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 80s.
Medium & Long Range Outlook For County, Kentucky
KENTUCKY --------------------------------------------- 6 TO 10 DAY 8 TO 14 DAY 30 DAY 90 DAY JUL 25-29 JUL 27-AUG 2 JUL JUL-SEP ----------- ----------- -------- --------- Temperature: Below Normal Normal Normal Precipitation: Below Normal Normal Normal .... Medium and long range outlooks provided by NCEP/K. Thomas PriddyTWC Jet, 15-Day Jet,Trend, Max/Mins
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Kentucky Climate Summary
Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period 07-13-2019 to 07-19-2019
Temperatures for the period averaged 79 degrees across the state which was 2 degrees warmer than normal and no change to the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 87 in the West to 87 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 3 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 0 degrees from normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 72 degrees in the West to 69 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 4 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 5 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 96 degrees at LOUISVILLE APT and the extreme low was 58 degrees at CARROLLTON 2E.
Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 1.21 inches statewide which was 0.21 inches above normal and 121% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 1.73 inches, Central 0.67 inches, Bluegrass 1.52 inches and East 0.90 inches, which was 0.76, -0.35, 0.55 and -0.13 inches respectively from normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.05 inches at COLUMBIA 3N to a high of 4.96 inches at POPLAR BLUFF ASOS.
Saturday July 20, 2019 the 201th Day of Year --------------------------------------------------- SUN Declination 20.520000 Distance 0.999716 AU Rise 06:32 EDT Set 20:57 EDT Transit Meridian 13:44 EDT Civil Twilight Begins 06:03 EDT Ends 21:26 EDT --------------------------------------------------- Normal Max/Min Temperature for Today: 88 / 65 --------------------------------------------------- Calculations made for central point in Kentucky Time in ET -- and will vary due to location and elevation -- PriddySunrise/Sunset/Moonrise/Moonset Computation (USN)
//////////////////////// JULY 20TH...HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS ...1930... The temperature at Washington D.C. soared to an all-time record of 106 degrees. The next day Millsboro reached 110 degrees to set a record for the state of Delaware. July 1930 was one of the hottest and driest summers in the U.S., particularly in the Missouri Valley where severe drought conditions developed. Toward the end of the month state records were set for Kentucky with 114 degrees, and Mississippi with 115 degrees. (David Ludlum) ...1934... The temperature at Keokuk IA soared to 118 degrees to establish a state record. (The Weather Channel) ...1953... Twenty-two inches of hail reportedly fell northeast of Dickinson ND. (The Weather Channel) ...1986... The temperature at Charleston SC hit 104 degrees for the second day in a row to tie their all-time record high. (The Weather Channel) ...1987... Thunderstorms produced severe weather across Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan. Thunderstorms produced wind gusts to 87 mph at Mosinee WI, and strong thunderstorm winds capsized twenty-six boats on Grand Traverse Bay drowning two women. Thunderstorms produced nine inches of rain at Shakopee MN, with 7.83 inches reported in six hours at Chaska MN. Thunderstorms in north central Nebraska produced hail as large as golf balls in southwestern Cherry County, which accumulated to a depth of 12 inches. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data) ...1988... The temperature at Redding CA soared to an all-time record high of 118 degrees. Showers and thunderstorms produced much needed rains from New England to southern Texas. Salem IN was deluged with 7.2 inches of rain resulting in flash flooding. (The National Weather Summary) ...1989... Showers and thunderstorms in the Middle Atlantic Coast Region soaked Wilmington DE with 2.28 inches of rain, pushing their total for the period May through July past the previous record of 22.43 inches. Heavy rain over that three month period virtually wiped out a 16.82 inch deficit which had been building since drought conditions began in 1985. Thunderstorms in central Indiana deluged Lebanon with 6.50 inches of rain in twelve hours, and thunderstorms over Florida produced wind gusts to 84 mph at Flagler Beach. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)UKAWC Briefing Page