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Regional Hourly Observations For County, Kentucky
Issued at 200 PM EST SAT DEC 15 2018
WESTERN AND SOUTH CENTRAL KENTUCKY CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS PADUCAH CLOUDY 50 47 89 N10 29.88F FOG HENDERSON LGT RAIN 48 48 100 N6 29.88F FOG OWENSBORO LGT RAIN 50 49 96 NE8 29.86F FOG HOPKINSVILLE FAIR 55 46 71 NW9 29.86F BOWLING GREEN FAIR 57 42 57 SW10 29.85F GLASGOW CLOUDY 56 43 62 W8 29.85S
Current Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Conditions in Kentucky
Based on observations at 200pm EST, Saturday December 15, 2018
Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 50 degrees west, near 53 degrees central, and near 54 degrees east. Current sky conditions are cloudy west, cloudy central, and light rain east. In the west, relative humidity is near 89%, and the dew point is near 47 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 86%, and the dew point is near 49 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 90%, and the dew point is near 51 degrees. Current drying conditions are poor west, poor central, and poor east. Tobacco stripping conditions are favorable west, favorable central, and favorable east. There is patchy fog west. Winds are from the north at 10 mph west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the north at 7 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are calm east, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to light rain. 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 57 degrees at Bowling Green. The lowest temperature is 47 degrees at Covington.
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Hazardous Weather Outlook For County, Kentucky
611 AM CST Sat Dec 15 2018
DAY ONE Today and Tonight Locally heavy rain may still lead to minor flooding of low lying and poor drainage areas this morning. This is especially true over parts of southern Illinois,Southwest Indiana, and a small part of northwest Kentucky and southeast Missouri. Keep posted for any areal flood advisories or warnings that may be in effect this morning. DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN Sunday through Friday Drivers should be watchful for the development of a thin layer of ice early Sunday morning on any roadways still wet from the rainfall event on Saturday. The area of greatest concern for ice development will be in southwest Illinois and southeast Missouri. Otherwise, no hazardous weather is expected for the rest of the week. SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT Reports of any heavy rain, generally greater than an inch, as well as any reports of flooding are appreciated this morning.
7-Day Forecast For County, KY
613 AM CST Sat Dec 15 2018
Patchy fog in the morning. Periods of showers. Highs in the lower 50s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation near 100 percent.
Cloudy. Isolated rain showers in the evening. Lows in the upper 30s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 20 percent.
Partly sunny. Highs in the lower 50s. Northwest winds around 5 mph.
Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 30s. West winds around 5 mph.
Sunny. Highs in the upper 40s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
Clear. Lows in the upper 20s.
Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 40s.
Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 30s.
Partly sunny. Highs in the lower 50s.
Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers. Lows around 40.
Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers in the morning, then showers likely in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 50s. Chance of precipitation 60 percent.
Mostly cloudy. Rain showers likely in the evening, then a chance of rain showers after midnight. Lows in the upper 30s. Chance of precipitation 60 percent.
Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain showers. Highs in the mid 40s.
Medium & Long Range Outlook For County, Kentucky
KENTUCKY --------------------------------------------- 6 TO 10 DAY 8 TO 14 DAY 30 DAY 90 DAY DEC 20-24 DEC 22-28 DEC DEC18-FEB19 ----------- ----------- -------- --------- Temperature: Above Above Above Normal Precipitation: Below Normal Normal Below .... 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 12-08-2018 to 12-14-2018
Temperatures for the period averaged 38 degrees across the state which was 1 degrees cooler than normal and 4 degrees cooler than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 46 in the West to 44 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 3 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 5 degrees cooler than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 32 degrees in the West to 31 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 1 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 3 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 63 degrees at BOWLING GREEN APT and the extreme low was 11 degrees at MONTICELLO AWOS.
Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.75 inches statewide which was 0.3 inches below normal and 72% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 1.02 inches, Central 0.69 inches, Bluegrass 0.13 inches and East 1.17 inches, which was -0.12, -0.45, -0.79 and 0.18 inches respectively from normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.01 inches at ALEXANDRIA 5NW to a high of 2.27 inches at WHITLEY CITY 3N.
Saturday December 15, 2018 the 349th Day of Year --------------------------------------------------- SUN Declination -23.300000 Distance 0.999725 AU Rise 07:48 EST Set 17:20 EST Transit Meridian 12:33 EST Civil Twilight Begins 07:19 EST Ends 17:49 EST --------------------------------------------------- Normal Max/Min Temperature for Today: 46 / 27 --------------------------------------------------- Calculations made for central point in Kentucky Time in ET -- and will vary due to location and elevation -- PriddySunrise/Sunset/Moonrise/Moonset Computation (USN)
DECEMBER 15TH HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS ...1839... The first of triple storms hit Massachusetts Bay. The storm produced whole gales, and more than 20 inches of snow in interior New England. There was great loss of life at Gloucester MA. (David Ludlum) ...1901... An intense cold front swept across the eastern U.S. The cold front produced heavy rain in Louisiana, and heavy snow in the northeastern U.S. (David Ludlum) ...1945... A record December snowstorm buried Buffalo NY under 36.6 inches of snow, with unofficial totals south of the city ranging up to 70 inches. Travel was brought to a halt by the storm. (14th-17th) (The Weather Channel) ...1987... A major winter storm hit the Great Lakes Region, intensifying explosively as it crossed northern Illinois. High winds and heavy snow created blizzard conditions in southeastern Wisconsin. Winds gusted to 73 mph, and snowfall totals ranged up to 17 inches at LaFarge. The barometric pressure at Chicago IL dropped three quarters of an inch in six hours to 28.96 inches, a record low reading for December. Up to a foot of snow blanketed northern Illinois, and winds in the Chicago area gusted to 75 mph. O'Hare Airport in Chicago was closed for several hours, for only the fourth time in twenty years. High winds derailed train cars at Avon IN. Light winds and partly sunny skies were reported near the center of the storm, a feature typical of tropical storms. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data) ...1988... High pressure in the Pacific Northwest and low pressure in the southwestern U.S. combined to produced high winds from Utah to California. Winds gusting to 70 mph in the San Francisco area left nearly 300,000 residents without electricity. Winds in Utah gusted to 105 mph at Centerville. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data) ...1989... A couple of low pressure systems spread heavy snow across the northeastern U.S. Up to two feet of snow was reported along Lake Erie in northeastern Ohio, and up to ten inches was reported in Connecticut. Heavy snow squalls developed over Michigan for the third day in a row. Three Oaks MI reported 25 inches of snow in two days. Twenty-six cities in the north central U.S. reported record low temperatures for the date. The low of 10 degrees below zero at Wichita KS was a December record for that location. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)UKAWC Briefing Page