Ballard County, KY Weather And Climate Synopsis

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Updated Tuesday Evening, July 14, 2020

...Heat & Humidity Into The Weekend With Storms Later Wednesday/Thursday...

Radar remains clear early this evening across the Bluegrass State with semi-comfortable temperatures in the middle to upper 80s. This changes tomorrow and through the rest of the week with high heat and daily storm chances in the forecast. Highs each day will hover in the upper 80s to low 90s. More moisture will make it feel more like around 100 at times during the heat of the afternoon. Hence, livestock heat stress will run in the danger to emergency category on a daily basis.

Producers should minimize moving livestock around the farmstead or transporting animals to the market during afternoon and early evening hours until animal heat stress decreases. Also provide animals plenty of cool water and shade. More info on mitigating heat stress can be found here. Do not forget about pets too!

Outlooks hint that this hot pattern will last through next week. While it will be hot, most days feature at least a chance for rainfall. Heavy rain, lightning, and occasional gusty winds will remain the main threats.

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Regional Hourly Observations For BALLARD County, Kentucky
Issued at 100 AM EDT WED JUL 15 2020
PADUCAH        CLEAR     74  67  78 CALM      30.00R                  
HENDERSON      CLEAR     66  65  96 CALM      30.04R                  
OWENSBORO      CLEAR     72  70  93 CALM      30.04R                  
HOPKINSVILLE   CLEAR     75  69  82 CALM      30.02F                  
BOWLING GREEN  CLEAR     74  69  85 CALM      30.04S                  
GLASGOW        CLEAR     69  67  94 CALM      30.06R                  

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Current Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Conditions in Kentucky
Based on observations at 100am EDT, Wednesday July 15, 2020

Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 74 degrees west, near 68 degrees central, and near 73 degrees east. Current sky conditions are clear west, clear central, and clear east. In the west, relative humidity is near 78%, and the dew point is near 67 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 81%, and the dew point is near 62 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 65%, and the dew point is near 61 degrees. Current drying conditions are fair west, poor central, and fair east. The livestock heat stress category is no stress west, no stress central, and no stress east. Winds are calm west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the southeast at 3 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the southeast at 3 mph east, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 76 degrees at Louisville International. The lowest temperature is 66 degrees at Somerset and Henderson.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook For BALLARD County, Kentucky
331 PM CDT Tue Jul 14 2020

 DAY ONE  Tonight

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Wednesday through Monday

Thunderstorms are possible on Wednesday, primarily during the
evening hours. A few may be severe especially across portions of 
southeast Missouri, southern Illinois, and southwest Indiana. The
primary hazards will be damaging winds, large hail, and lightning.
Torrential rainfall may also lead to localized flooding issues. 

Afternoon heat indices from around 100 to 105 degrees are 
expected Wednesday through Monday.

On and off thunderstorms are possible Thursday through Tuesday, 
mainly during the daylight hours. Heavy rain and lightning are the 
main concerns.  Severe weather is not expected at this time.


Spotter activation may be requested later Wednesday.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

7-Day Forecast For BALLARD County, KY
317 PM CDT Tue Jul 14 2020

Mostly clear. Lows around 70. Southeast winds around 5 mph.

Partly sunny. Highs in the lower 90s. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Highest heat index readings around 105.

Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 70s. South winds 5 to 10 mph.

Partly sunny with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 90s. Southwest winds around 5 mph. Highest heat index readings around 107.

Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of showers in the evening, then a chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms after midnight. Lows in the mid 70s. South winds 5 mph. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.

Partly sunny with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 90s.

Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 70s.

Partly sunny with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 90s.

Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 70s.

Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 90s.

Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 70s.

Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 90s.

Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 70s.

Mostly sunny with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 90s.

Day 1 Precip, Day 2, 5 Day Total, Days 1-5, ALL

Medium & Long Range Outlook For BALLARD County, Kentucky
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                   JUL 20-24    JUL 22-28    JUN       JUN-AUG                      
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   Temperature:      Above        Above     Normal      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Above        Above      Above      Above                      

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Drought Status For BALLARD County, Kentucky
(Based on the latest Palmer Drought Severity and Crop Moisture Indices)

Hydrological Drought (PDSI) Situation:

Current Long-term Hydrological Moisture Status: NEAR NORMAL           (PDSI=   0.11)
Rainfall Needed:  0.00 inches ABOVE NORMAL

Crop Moisture (CMI) Situation:

Current Short-term Crop Moisture Status: Moisture Adequate For Present Needs          (CMI=   0.50)
Change From Previous Week: WETTER     SOILS (  0.79)

Note: Due to rainfall variability within each climate division, check Precip Reports/GIS Estimates and the Kentucky Climate Summary for the latest moisture information for this county.

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Kentucky Climate Summary
Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period 07-07-2020 to 07-13-2020

Temperatures for the period averaged 77 degrees across the state which was 0 degrees from normal and 2 degrees cooler than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 89 in the West to 85 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 0 degrees from normal in the West to 2 degrees cooler than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 70 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 95 degrees at CAPE GIRARDEAU ASOS and the extreme low was 0 degrees at MONTICELLO AWOS.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 1.05 inches statewide which was 0.06 inches above normal and 106% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 1.19 inches, Central 1.13 inches, Bluegrass 0.93 inches and East 0.97 inches, which was 0.21, 0.13, -0.05 and -0.04 inches respectively from normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.00 inches at CAPE GIRARDEAU ASOS to a high of 4.05 inches at HARRODSBURG 3N.

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Almanac Information
Wednesday July 15, 2020 the 197th Day of Year

Declination 21.280000
Distance 0.999716 AU
Rise 06:29 EDT Set 21:00 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:44 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 05:59 EDT Ends 21:29 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 -- Priddy

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Weather History...

A dying South Atlantic Coast storm produced torrential rains in the
southern Appalachian Mountains. Altapass NC was drenched with more than 22
inches of rain, a 24 hour rainfall record for the state. Flooding resulted
in considerable damage, particularly to railroads. (David Ludlum)
The temperature at Balcony Falls VA soared to 110 degrees to establish a
state record. (The Weather Channel)
The Big Thompson Creek in Colorado flooded for the second time in seven
years, claiming three lives, and filling the town of Estes Park with eight
to ten feet of water. (The Weather Channel)
Unseasonably cool weather spread into the south central and eastern U.S.
Fifteen cities reported record low temperatures for the date, including
Houghton Lake MI with a reading of 37 degrees. The high temperature for the
date of 58 degrees at Flint MI was their coolest of record for July.
Thunderstorms spawned several tornadoes in Illinois and Indiana, injuring a
cow near Donovan IL. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
Twenty-six cities east of the Mississippi River reported record high
temperatures for the date. Charleston WV established an all-time record
high with a reading of 103 degrees, and Chicago IL reported a record fifth
day of 100 degree heat for the year. A severe thunderstorm moving across
Omaha NE and the Council Bluffs area of west central Iowa spawned three
tornadoes which injured 88 persons, and also produced high winds which
injured 18 others. Winds at the Omaha Eppley Airport reached 92 mph. Damage
from the storm was estimated at 43 million dollars. (Storm Data) (The
National Weather Summary)
Thunderstorms drenched Kansas City MO with 4.16 inches of rain, a record
for the date. Two and a half inches of rain deluged the city between Noon
and 1 PM. Afternoon thunderstorms in South Carolina deluged Williamstown
with six inches of rain in ninety minutes, including four inches in little
more than half an hour. (The National Weather Summary)(Storm Data)

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