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Updated Tuesday, October 22, 2019

...Mostly Sunny, Windy & Dry Today...

Expect a dry, mostly sunny, and breezy day as high pressure slowly builds in behind a departing cold front. Highs are expected to top out in the low to mid 60s with brisk southwest and west-southwest wind between 10 and 20 mph, gusting between 20 and 30 mph at times. Minimum relative humidity values will bottom out in the 40 percent range.

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Regional Hourly Observations For BALLARD County, Kentucky
Issued at 300 PM EDT TUE OCT 22 2019
WESTERN AND SOUTH CENTRAL KENTUCKY
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
PADUCAH        FAIR      63  36  36 W17G31    29.95F                  
HENDERSON      FAIR      63  41  44 SW23      29.89F                  
OWENSBORO      FAIR      65  39  38 W23G31    29.88F                  
HOPKINSVILLE   FAIR      64  39  39 SW21      29.94F                  
BOWLING GREEN  FAIR      65  40  39 SW16G26   29.92F                  
GLASGOW        FAIR      64  39  40 SW15G21   29.92F                  

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Current Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Conditions in Kentucky
Based on observations at 300pm EDT, Tuesday October 22, 2019

Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 63 degrees west, near 64 degrees central, and near 62 degrees east. Current sky conditions are fair west, fair central, and fair east. In the west, relative humidity is near 36%, and the dew point is near 36 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 39%, and the dew point is near 39 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 46%, and the dew point is near 41 degrees. Current drying conditions are good west, good central, and good east. Tobacco stripping conditions are unfavorable west, unfavorable central, and unfavorable east. Winds are from the west at 17 mph with gusts at 31 mph west, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Winds are from the west at 20 mph with gusts at 35 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Winds are from the southwest at 8 mph with gusts at 28 mph east, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 66 degrees at Louisville International. The lowest temperature is 61 degrees at Covington.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook For BALLARD County, Kentucky
336 AM CDT Tue Oct 22 2019

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Wednesday through Monday

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

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Spotter activation will not be needed.

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7-Day Forecast For BALLARD County, KY
1152 AM CDT Tue Oct 22 2019

TODAY
Sunny. Highs in the lower 60s. West winds around 15 mph.

TONIGHT
Clear. Lows in the lower 40s. Southwest winds around 5 mph.

WEDNESDAY
Sunny. Highs in the upper 60s. Southwest winds around 5 mph in the morning increasing to around 15 mph in the afternoon.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 40s. South winds 5 to 10 mph.

THURSDAY
Partly sunny. Highs in the mid 60s. Southwest winds 5 mph in the morning shifting to the northwest in the afternoon.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of showers after midnight. Lows in the lower 40s.

FRIDAY
Mostly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of showers in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 50s.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s.

SATURDAY
Partly sunny. Highs in the lower 60s.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers. Lows in the lower 40s.

SUNDAY
Mostly sunny with a 20 percent chance of showers. Highs in the upper 60s.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 40s.

MONDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 60s.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For BALLARD County, Kentucky
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   Temperature:      Above        Below      Above      Above                      
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Drought Status For BALLARD County, Kentucky
(Based on the latest Palmer Drought Severity and Crop Moisture Indices)
WESTERN   KY CLIMATE DIVISION

Hydrological Drought (PDSI) Situation:
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Current Long-term Hydrological Moisture Status: NEAR NORMAL           (PDSI=  -0.21)
Rainfall Needed:  0.00 inches ABOVE NORMAL


Crop Moisture (CMI) Situation:
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Current Short-term Crop Moisture Status: Prospects Improved But Rain Still Needed     (CMI=  -0.62)
Change From Previous Week: WETTER     SOILS (  0.27)

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 10-15-2019 to 10-21-2019

Temperatures for the period averaged 56 degrees across the state which was 1 degrees cooler than normal and 4 degrees cooler than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 69 in the West to 67 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 2 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 3 degrees cooler than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 45 degrees in the West to 43 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 1 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 1 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 81 degrees at LOUISA 1S and the extreme low was 29 degrees at HENDERSON 5E.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 1.04 inches statewide which was 0.34 inches above normal and 149% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 1.41 inches, Central 0.94 inches, Bluegrass 0.77 inches and East 1.04 inches, which was 0.65, 0.23, 0.11 and 0.37 inches above normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.18 inches at OWENSBORO AWSS to a high of 3.57 inches at BENTON 4N.

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Almanac Information
Tuesday October 22, 2019 the 295th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination -11.300000
Distance 0.999721 AU
Rise 07:54 EDT Set 18:51 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:22 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 07:28 EDT Ends 19:17 EDT

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Normal Max/Min Temperature for Today: 67 / 44
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Weather History...



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OCTOBER 22ND
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1965...
The temperature soared to 104 degrees at San Diego CA. Southern California
was in the midst of a late October heat wave that year. Los Angeles had ten
consecutive days with afternoon highs reaching 100 degrees. (David Ludlum)
(The Weather Channel)
...1985...
A guest on the top floor of a hotel in Seattle WA was seriously injured
while talking on the phone when lightning struck. Several persons are
killed each year when the electrical charge from a lightning bolt travels
via telephone wiring. (The Weather Channel)
...1987...
Yakutat AK surpassed their previous all-time yearly precipitation total of
190 inches. Monthly records were set in June with 17 inches, in September
with 70 inches, and in October with more than 40 inches. (Sandra and TI
Richard Sanders - 1987)
Twenty-two cities in the eastern U.S., most of them in the southeast
states, reported record low temperatures for the date. Morning lows of 30
degrees at Athens GA, 28 degrees at Birmingham AL, and 23 degrees at Pinson
AL, were the coldest of record for so early in the season. (The National
Weather Summary)
Showers produced heavy rain in southern California, with amounts ranging up
to five inches at Blue Jay. Flash flooding resulted in two deaths, ten
injuries, and more than a million dollars damage. (The National Weather
Summary) (Storm Data)
...1988...
A "nor'easter" swept across the coast of New England. Winds gusted to 75
mph, and large waves and high tides caused extensive shoreline flooding. A
heavy wet snow blanketed much of eastern New York State, with a foot of
snow reported in Lewis County. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
...1989...
A storm system moving out of the Gulf of Alaska brought rain to the
Northern and Central Pacific Coast Region, with snow in some of the
mountains of Oregon, and wind gusts to 60 mph along the Oregon coast. Six
cities in Florida reported record low temp-eratures for the date, including
Tallahassee with a reading of 34 degrees. (The National Weather Summary)
(Storm Data)

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