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Updated Saturday, February 23, 2019
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Regional Hourly Observations For County, Kentucky
Issued at 200 PM EST SAT FEB 23 2019
WESTERN AND SOUTH CENTRAL KENTUCKY CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS PADUCAH HVY RAIN 59 56 89 VRB5 29.82R FOG HENDERSON PTSUNNY 55 52 89 SE6 29.83F OWENSBORO CLOUDY 56 54 93 SE8 29.84F HOPKINSVILLE LGT RAIN 58 58 100 SE16G22 29.83F BOWLING GREEN LGT RAIN 59 55 87 S12G23 29.89F GLASGOW CLOUDY 58 54 87 S12G21 29.91F
Current Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Conditions in Kentucky
Based on observations at 200pm EST, Saturday February 23, 2019
Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 59 degrees west, near 58 degrees central, and near 55 degrees east. Current sky conditions are heavy rain west, cloudy central, and partly sunny east. In the west, relative humidity is near 89%, and the dew point is near 56 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 84%, and the dew point is near 53 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 93%, and the dew point is near 53 degrees. Current drying conditions are poor west, poor central, and poor east. There is patchy fog west. Winds are variable at 5 mph west, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to heavy rain. Winds are from the southeast at 9 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the south at 8 mph east, where conditions are favorable for spraying. 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 61 degrees at Fort Knox. The lowest temperature is 49 degrees at Covington.
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Hazardous Weather Outlook For County, Kentucky
445 AM CST Sat Feb 23 2019
DAY ONE Today and Tonight A Flash Flood Watch remains posted until midnight tonight for all of west Kentucky and a small part of southeast Illinois and southeast Missouri. Please refer to the latest Flood Watch product for details. The Storm Prediction Center has posted an Enhanced Risk of Severe Thunderstorms along and south of a line from Fulton, Hardin, Cadiz, Hopkinsville, and Elkton Kentucky. Surrounding this Enhanced area is a Slight Risk of Severe Thunderstorms that covers all of the Outlook area south of a line from Doniphan Missouri, Grand Tower and Carmi Illinois, onward to Santa Claus Indiana. The remainder of the outlook area is covered in a Marginal risk of Severe Storms. Severe thunderstorms will be possible, especially during the afternoon and evening hours this Saturday. The primary weather hazards will be for significant wind damage and possibly tornadoes. Large hail cannot be ruled out as well. A Wind Advisory has been posted for after midnight tonight, along and north of a Perryville Missouri to Calhoun Kentucky line. Please refer to the latest Wind Advisory product for details. Minor to major flooding continues on most area rivers, and areal flooding from recent heavy rains continues in some locations. Refer to their respective Flood Warnings and statements for details. DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN Sunday through Friday A Wind Advisory will remain in effect until Noon on Sunday, along and north of a Perryville Missouri to Calhoun Kentucky line. Please refer to the latest Wind Advisory product for details. Minor to major flooding continues on most area rivers, and areal flooding from recent heavy rains continues in some locations. Refer to their respective Flood Warnings and statements for details. SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT Spotter reports of rainfall and flooding are appreciated. Spotter activation may be necessary later today. Stay tuned to the latest forecast and updates, in case spotter activation is requested.
7-Day Forecast For County, KY
423 AM CST Sat Feb 23 2019
FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING
WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO NOON CST SUNDAY
Scattered showers in the morning, then periods of showers and scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon. Some thunderstorms may produce heavy rainfall in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 60s. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 30 mph. Chance of precipitation 90 percent.
Mostly cloudy with numerous showers and scattered thunderstorms in the evening, then partly cloudy after midnight. Some thunderstorms may produce heavy rainfall in the evening. Lows in the upper 30s. Southwest winds around 20 mph with gusts to around 40 mph. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.
Breezy. Mostly cloudy in the morning then clearing. Highs in the upper 40s. West winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to around 45 mph.
Clear. Lows in the mid 20s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
Sunny. Highs in the mid 40s. West winds 5 to 10 mph.
Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 20s.
Mostly sunny. Highs around 50.
Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s.
Mostly cloudy. Highs in the upper 40s.
Mostly cloudy. Lows in the lower 30s.
Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of rain showers and snow showers in the morning, then a chance of rain showers in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 40s. Chance of precipitation 30 percent.
Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of rain showers in the evening, then a slight chance of rain showers and snow showers after midnight. Lows in the lower 30s. Chance of precipitation 20 percent.
Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain showers. Highs in the lower 50s.
Medium & Long Range Outlook For County, Kentucky
KENTUCKY --------------------------------------------- 6 TO 10 DAY 8 TO 14 DAY 30 DAY 90 DAY FEB 28-MAR 4 MAR 2-MAR 8 FEB FEB-APR ----------- ----------- -------- --------- Temperature: Below Below Normal Below Precipitation: Above Above Above Below .... 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 02-16-2019 to 02-22-2019
Temperatures for the period averaged 38 degrees across the state which was 0 degrees from normal and 2 degrees cooler than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 43 in the West to 46 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 8 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 4 degrees cooler than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 32 degrees in the West to 34 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 2 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 8 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 61 degrees at BOONEVILLE 2S and the extreme low was 18 degrees at BURLINGTON 4S.
Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 2.69 inches statewide which was 1.77 inches above normal and 292% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 2.53 inches, Central 2.81 inches, Bluegrass 1.94 inches and East 3.50 inches, which was 1.49, 1.82, 1.15 and 2.64 inches above normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.87 inches at CARBONDALE ASOS to a high of 5.25 inches at ALBANY 1N.
Saturday February 23, 2019 the 54th Day of Year --------------------------------------------------- SUN Declination -9.550000 Distance 0.999723 AU Rise 07:18 EST Set 18:26 EST Transit Meridian 12:51 EST Civil Twilight Begins 06:52 EST Ends 18:52 EST --------------------------------------------------- Normal Max/Min Temperature for Today: 50 / 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)
----------------------------------------------------------------------- FEBRUARY 23RD...HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS...WITH KENTUCKY HIGHLIGHS... ...1802... A great snowstorm raged along the New England coast producing 48 inches of snow north of Boston. Three large ships from Salem were wrecked along Cape Cod. (David Ludlum) ...1936... A severe blizzard in the Sierra Nevada Range closed Donner Pass. It stranded 750 motorists and claimed seven lives. (David Ludlum) ---------- KENTUCKY CLIMATE HIGHLIGHTS --------- ...FEBRUARY 1899... February. "The month will go down in Kentucky history as 'the cold February'. From the 9th to the 14th was a period of unprecedented cold; the temperature in many portions of the State going to 20 to 30 degrees below zero," and to -33 degrees F at Sandy Hook on 2/11/1899. In at least one location, "the Kentucky River, solidly frozen, was possible for team and wagon." Priddy, UKAWC ...1996... The mercury climbed to 79 degrees at the Jackson KY NWS Weather Office. This reading represents the warmest February temperature ever recorded at the Jackson Weather Office since climate records begin in 1981. (NWS Jackson, KY)UKAWC Briefing Page