Ballard County, KY Weather And Climate Synopsis

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Updated Monday, April 23, 2018

....Wet Start to the Work Week...

Widespread light to moderate showers continue across the eastern half of the state this morning. Numerous showers are likely today, although there will be relatively brief dry stretches as well. These will continue into tomorrow as low pressure is slow to move out of the area. Widespread totals of 1 to 2+ inches are expected when it is all said and done. Winds will be breezy out of the east. A few rumbles of thunder will also be possible this afternoon in southern Kentucky.

Conditions look to then dry off going into Thursday, but this will only be temporary as more rain chances arrive for Friday. Clouds and rainfall will keep temperatures below normal, but steady through the week with highs in the 60s and lows in the 40s/50s through Friday. Normal highs for the last week of April are in the upper 60s to low 70s.

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Regional Hourly Observations For BALLARD County, Kentucky
Issued at 1200 PM EDT MON APR 23 2018
PADUCAH        RAIN      61  59  93 E8        29.88R FOG              
HENDERSON      CLOUDY    62  56  80 E12       29.96S                  
OWENSBORO      CLOUDY    62  54  74 SE17      29.97R                  
HOPKINSVILLE   DRIZZLE   61  61 100 SE9       29.92R                  
BOWLING GREEN  CLOUDY    64  57  78 E15       29.97S                  
GLASGOW        CLOUDY    64  54  70 SE14G22   29.99S                  

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Current Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Conditions in Kentucky
Based on observations at 1200pm EDT, Monday April 23, 2018

Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 61 degrees west, near 56 degrees central, and near 54 degrees east. Current sky conditions are rain west, rain central, and light rain east. In the west, relative humidity is near 93%, and the dew point is near 59 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 90%, and the dew point is near 53 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. There is patchy fog west. Winds are from the east at 8 mph west, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to rain. Winds are from the east at 9 mph with gusts at 21 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds and rain. Winds are unavailable east. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 64 degrees at Bowling Green. The lowest temperature is 54 degrees at Jackson and Covington.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook For BALLARD County, Kentucky
305 AM CDT Mon Apr 23 2018

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight

Upwards to another inch of rainfall is possible, mainly for 
western Kentucky and southwest Indiana. Falling on top of already
rain soaked grounds, particularly in southern Kentucky, this could
result in standing or ponding of water for some low land areas, 
and typically flood prone locales.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Tuesday through Sunday

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.


Spotter rainfall amounts and impact reports are appreciated.

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7-Day Forecast For BALLARD County, KY
258 AM CDT Mon Apr 23 2018

Showers likely and a slight chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 60s. East winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.

Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers. Lows in the lower 50s. North winds around 5 mph.

Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers. Highs in the upper 60s. North winds 5 to 10 mph.

Mostly cloudy in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. Lows around 50. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

Partly sunny. A 20 percent chance of showers in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 60s. North winds 5 to 10 mph.

Partly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of showers in the evening. Lows in the mid 40s.

Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 60s.

Partly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of showers after midnight. Lows in the upper 40s.

Partly sunny with a 40 percent chance of showers. Highs in the mid 60s.

Mostly clear. A 20 percent chance of showers in the evening. Lows in the mid 40s.

Sunny. Highs in the upper 60s.

Clear. Lows in the upper 40s.

Sunny. Highs in the lower 70s.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For BALLARD County, Kentucky
                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                APR 28-MAY 2 APR 30-MAY 6    APR       APR-JUN                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:      Below       Normal      Below      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Below        Below      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: UNUSUAL MOIST SPELL   (PDSI=   2.34)
Rainfall Needed:  0.00 inches ABOVE NORMAL

Crop Moisture (CMI) Situation:

Current Short-term Crop Moisture Status: Too Wet, Some Standing Water                 (CMI=   2.30)
Change From Previous Week: WETTER     SOILS (  0.17)

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 04-16-2018 to 04-22-2018

Temperatures for the period averaged 50 degrees across the state which was 6 degrees cooler than normal and 6 degrees cooler than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 63 in the West to 64 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 7 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 5 degrees cooler than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 40 degrees in the West to 36 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 7 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 5 degrees cooler than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 83 degrees at JACKSON and the extreme low was 22 degrees at MONTICELLO AWOS.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.29 inches statewide which was 0.7 inches below normal and 29% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 0.62 inches, Central 0.16 inches, Bluegrass 0.19 inches and East 0.19 inches, which was 0.52, 0.83, 0.72 and 0.73 inches below normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.00 inches at CAMPBELLSVILLE 7W to a high of 1.74 inches at MAYFIELD 6SW.

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Almanac Information
Monday April 23, 2018 the 113th Day of Year

Declination 12.860000
Distance 0.999719 AU
Rise 06:51 EDT Set 20:22 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:36 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:25 EDT Ends 20:49 EDT

Normal Max/Min Temperature for Today: 71 / 47

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Time in ET -- and will vary due to location and
elevation -- Priddy

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The city of Denver CO was in the midst of a storm which produced 23 inches
of snow in 24 hours, and at Idaho Springs CO produced 32 inches of snow.
(David Ludlum)
The temperature at the Civic Center in Los Angeles CA hit 100 degrees to
establish an April record for the city. (The Weather Channel)

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