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Regional Hourly Observations For County, Kentucky
Issued at 1000 PM EDT SAT AUG 18 2018
WESTERN AND SOUTH CENTRAL KENTUCKY CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS PADUCAH FAIR 74 71 91 CALM 29.92R HENDERSON FAIR 74 71 91 CALM 29.94R OWENSBORO FAIR 75 72 90 VRB5 29.93R HOPKINSVILLE FAIR 75 69 82 CALM 29.94R BOWLING GREEN MOCLDY 77 74 90 SW5 29.94R GLASGOW FAIR 72 70 93 CALM 29.95R FOG
Current Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Conditions in Kentucky
Based on observations at 1000pm EDT, Saturday August 18, 2018
Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 74 degrees west, near 73 degrees central, and near 72 degrees east. Current sky conditions are fair west, cloudy central, and mostly cloudy east. In the west, relative humidity is near 91%, and the dew point is near 71 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 87%, and the dew point is near 69 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 93%, and the dew point is near 70 degrees. Current drying conditions are poor west, poor central, and poor east. The livestock heat stress category is no stress west, no stress central, and no stress east. There is patchy fog 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 78 degrees at Louisville International. The lowest temperature is 70 degrees at Somerset.
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Hazardous Weather Outlook For County, Kentucky
824 PM CDT Sat Aug 18 2018
DAY ONE Tonight Patchy dense fog will be possible over much of the region late tonight. DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN Sunday through Friday Thunderstorms are in the forecast from late Sunday through Monday night. One or two strong to severe thunderstorms cannot be ruled out Monday and Monday evening. Locally strong winds will be the primary hazard. A few instances of heavy rainfall will be possible as well. There is a small chance of thunderstorms early Tuesday, then again late Saturday. Any storms that develop should remain below severe limits. SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT Spotter activation is not anticipated.
7-Day Forecast For County, KY
821 PM CDT Sat Aug 18 2018
Mostly clear late in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. Patchy fog after midnight. Lows in the upper 60s. Calm winds.
Mostly cloudy. Patchy fog in the morning. Highs in the upper 80s. East winds around 5 mph.
Partly cloudy. Lows around 70. East winds around 5 mph.
Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then showers likely and a chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 80s. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 60 percent.
Showers and thunderstorms likely in the evening, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight. Lows in the lower 70s. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 60 percent.
Partly sunny with a chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 80s. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.
Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 60s.
Mostly sunny. Highs around 80.
Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 50s.
Sunny. Highs in the lower 80s.
Clear. Lows around 60.
Sunny. Highs in the mid 80s.
Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 60s.
Mostly sunny. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 80s.
Medium & Long Range Outlook For County, Kentucky
KENTUCKY --------------------------------------------- 6 TO 10 DAY 8 TO 14 DAY 30 DAY 90 DAY AUG 24-28 AUG 26-SEP 1 AUG AUG-OCT ----------- ----------- -------- --------- Temperature: Normal Above Above Above Precipitation: Below Above 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 08-11-2018 to 08-17-2018
Temperatures for the period averaged 75 degrees across the state which was 0 degrees from normal and 4 degrees cooler than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 87 in the West to 84 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 1 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 2 degrees cooler than 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 2 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 2 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 94 degrees at MADISONVILLE 4S and the extreme low was 58 degrees at RICHMOND 8E.
Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 1.56 inches statewide which was 0.7 inches above normal and 181% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 0.84 inches, Central 2.07 inches, Bluegrass 2.71 inches and East 0.63 inches, which was 0.04, 1.23, 1.84 and -0.31 inches respectively from normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.05 inches at MIDDLESBORO AWOS to a high of 6.78 inches at CINCINNATI.
Saturday August 18, 2018 the 230th Day of Year --------------------------------------------------- SUN Declination 12.780000 Distance 0.999717 AU Rise 06:56 EDT Set 20:27 EDT Transit Meridian 13:42 EDT Civil Twilight Begins 06:30 EDT Ends 20:54 EDT --------------------------------------------------- Normal Max/Min Temperature for Today: 85 / 62 --------------------------------------------------- Calculations made for central point in Kentucky Time in ET -- and will vary due to location and elevation -- PriddySunrise/Sunset/Moonrise/Moonset Computation (USN)
////////////////////////// AUGUST 18TH...HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS ...1925... During the late morning hours a severe hailstorm struck southeastern Iowa completely destroying crops along a path six to ten miles wide and 75 miles long. The hail also injured and killed poultry and livestock, and caused a total of 2.5 million dollars damage. The hailstorm flattened fields of corn to such an extent that many had to leave their farms in search of other work. It was one of the worst hailstorms of record for the nation. (The Weather Channel) ...1983... Hurricane Alicia, a category 3 storm made landfall near Galveston. Winds gusted to 130 mph with a storm surge of 12 feet. 22 tornadoes were spawned. Parts of Houston received 11 inches of rain. 12 people died and 1800 were injured. Total damage estimated at $3 billion. (NWS Louisville) ...1987... Thirteen cities in the eastern U.S. reported record high temperatures for the date, including Orlando FL with a reading of 98 degrees, and Portland ME with a high of 94 degrees. Newark NJ reached 90 degrees for the thirty-sixth time of the year, their second highest total of record. (The National Weather Summary) ...1988... Twenty-two cities, from the Carolinas to the Upper Ohio Valley, reported record high temperatures for the date, pushing the total number of daily record highs since the first of June above the 1100 mark. Afternoon highs of 102 degrees at Greensboro NC and 105 degrees at Raleigh NC equalled all-time records. Evening thunderstorms in Montana produced wind gusts to 75 mph at Scobey. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data) ...1989... Thunderstorms over the Middle Atlantic Coast Region and the Upper Ohio Valley produced torrential rains in eastern Virginia during the late morning and afternoon hours. Totals ranged up to twelve inches at Yorktown. Williamsburg VA was deluged with 10.78 inches of rain between 6 AM and 10 AM, with 6.72 inches reported in just two hours. Flash flooding caused nearly twelve million dollars damage in Accomack County VA. Early evening thunderstorms in the Central High Plains Region produced walnut size hail and wind gusts to 80 mph around Casper WY. Thunderstorms produced locally heavy rains in the Yellowstone Park area, causing fifteen mudslides. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data) ...1995... At 1 pm Bowling Green recorded an exceptionally high dew point of 81 degrees. (NWS Louisville)UKAWC Briefing Page