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Updated Thursday Evening, October 18, 2018, U.S.
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Regional Hourly Observations For County, Kentucky
Issued at 900 PM EDT THU OCT 18 2018
WESTERN AND SOUTH CENTRAL KENTUCKY CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS PADUCAH FAIR 47 41 80 CALM 30.39R HENDERSON FAIR 43 37 79 CALM 30.42R OWENSBORO FAIR 51 35 54 CALM 30.42S HOPKINSVILLE FAIR 49 36 60 N5 30.38S BOWLING GREEN FAIR 49 36 61 NE3 30.41S GLASGOW FAIR 44 36 73 CALM 30.41S
Current Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Conditions in Kentucky
Based on observations at 900pm EDT, Thursday October 18, 2018
Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 47 degrees west, near 46 degrees central, and near 47 degrees east. Current sky conditions are fair west, fair central, and fair east. In the west, relative humidity is near 80%, and the dew point is near 41 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 58%, and the dew point is near 32 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 56%, and the dew point is near 32 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 calm west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are calm 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 52 degrees at Louisville International. The lowest temperature is 41 degrees at Fort Knox and Covington.
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Hazardous Weather Outlook For County, Kentucky
131 PM CDT Thu Oct 18 2018
DAY ONE Tonight There will likely be some scattered frost tonight mainly around the Evansville tri state area and the Mount Vernon Illinois region. DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN Friday through Wednesday Frost formation will be possible throughout the region Saturday night into Sunday morning and Sunday night into Monday morning. SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT Spotter activation will not be needed. However reports of frost would be appreciatedespecially this weekend.
7-Day Forecast For County, KY
234 PM CDT Thu Oct 18 2018
Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 30s. East winds around 5 mph.
Mostly sunny in the morning, then mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain showers in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 60s. Southeast winds around 5 mph in the morning shifting to the southwest in the afternoon.
Showers in the evening, then a slight chance of showers after midnight. Lows in the upper 40s. West winds around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation 80 percent.
Partly sunny. Highs in the lower 60s. West winds 10 to 15 mph.
Clear. Areas of frost after midnight. Lows in the lower 30s. North winds 10 to 15 mph.
Sunny. Widespread frost in the morning. Highs in the lower 50s.
Clear. Areas of frost after midnight. Lows in the mid 30s.
Mostly sunny. Areas of frost in the morning. Highs in the upper 50s.
Partly cloudy. Lows around 40.
Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 60s.
Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 40s.
Mostly sunny. Highs around 60.
Mostly cloudy. Lows in the lower 40s.
Partly sunny with a 40 percent chance of showers. Highs in the upper 50s.
Medium & Long Range Outlook For County, Kentucky
KENTUCKY --------------------------------------------- 6 TO 10 DAY 8 TO 14 DAY 30 DAY 90 DAY OCT 24-28 OCT 26-NOV 1 OCT OCT-DEC ----------- ----------- -------- --------- Temperature: Below Below Above Above Precipitation: Above Above Normal Normal .... Medium and long range outlooks provided by NCEP/K. Thomas PriddyTWC Jet, 15-Day Jet,Trend, Max/Mins
6 to 10 Day , 8 to 14 Day , Text, 30-Day Outook, 90-Day Outook, 120-Day Outlook
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Kentucky Climate Summary
Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period 10-11-2018 to 10-17-2018
Temperatures for the period averaged 52 degrees across the state which was 6 degrees cooler than normal and 24 degrees cooler than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 59 in the West to 61 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 14 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 10 degrees cooler than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 44 degrees in the West to 47 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 3 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 4 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 74 degrees at BOWLING GREEN APT and the extreme low was 34 degrees at CALHOUN 5NW.
Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 1.50 inches statewide which was 0.78 inches above normal and 209% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 1.27 inches, Central 2.10 inches, Bluegrass 1.13 inches and East 1.51 inches, which was 0.53, 1.37, 0.44 and 0.8 inches above normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.00 inches at MONTICELLO AWOS to a high of 3.77 inches at BURKESVILLE 3W.
Thursday October 18, 2018 the 291th Day of Year --------------------------------------------------- SUN Declination -9.960000 Distance 0.999721 AU Rise 07:50 EDT Set 18:56 EDT Transit Meridian 13:23 EDT Civil Twilight Begins 07:25 EDT Ends 19:22 EDT --------------------------------------------------- Normal Max/Min Temperature for Today: 69 / 46 --------------------------------------------------- Calculations made for central point in Kentucky Time in ET -- and will vary due to location and elevation -- PriddySunrise/Sunset/Moonrise/Moonset Computation (USN)
////////////////////////// OCTOBER 18TH HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS ...1906... A hurricane struck South Florida drowning 124 persons stranded in the Florida Keys. (David Ludlum) ...1910... Northeasterly winds as high as 70 mph (from a hurricane moving northward up the Florida peninsula) carried water out of Tampa Bay and the Hillsboro River. The water level lowered to nine feet below mean low water. Forty ships were grounded. (The Weather Channel) ...1930... A big early season lake effect snowburst on the lee shores of Lake Erie and Lake Ontario produced 47 inches at Governeur NY and 48 inches just south of Buffalo. (David Ludlum) ...1987... Thunderstorms in northeastern Texas produced golf ball size hail at Atlanta, along with wind gusts to 86 mph, and four inches of rain. Damage from the storm was estimated at more than a million dollars. Sunny and mild weather continued across much of the rest of the nation. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data) ...1988... Eight cities in the southwestern U.S. reported record high temperatures for the date, including Red Bluff CA with a reading of 96 degrees. (The National Weather Summary) ...1989... Unseasonably cold air began to invade the central and eastern U.S. Light snow fell across northern Maine, and snow was also reported in the Great Lakes Region, including the Chicago area. Bismarck ND was the cold spot in the nation with a low of 9 degrees above zero. Five cities in Florida reported record high readings for the date, as temperatures warmed above 80 degrees. Miami FL reported a record high of 90 degrees. (The National Weather Summary)UKAWC Briefing Page