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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 BELL County, Kentucky
Issued at 1100 PM EDT TUE JUL 14 2020
...EASTERN KENTUCKY...
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
JACKSON        CLEAR     75  61  61 S3        30.11R                  
LONDON         CLEAR     73  66  78 CALM      30.10R                  
SOMERSET*      CLEAR     70  63  78 CALM      30.10R                  
MONTICELLO*    CLEAR     65  65 100 W9        30.10R                  
WILLIAMSBURG*  FAIR      68  68 100 CALM      30.10R                  
MIDDLESBORO*   CLEAR     70  63  79 CALM      30.11R                  
HARLAN APT*    CLEAR     69  65  85 CALM      30.13R                  
PIKE CO APT*   FAIR      74  63  67 CALM      30.12R                  
BIG SANDY APT* CLEAR     71  69  93 CALM      30.10S                  
ASHLAND*       CLEAR     73  69  87 E3        30.07R                  

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Current Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Conditions in Kentucky
Based on observations at 1100pm EDT, Tuesday July 14, 2020

Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 75 degrees west, near 71 degrees central, and near 75 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 68 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 75%, and the dew point is near 63 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 61%, and the dew point is near 61 degrees. Current drying conditions are fair west, fair central, and fair east. The livestock heat stress category is no stress west, no stress central, and no stress east. Winds are from the southeast at 6 mph west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the south at 3 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the south at 3 mph east, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 80 degrees at Louisville International. The lowest temperature is 68 degrees at Henderson.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook For BELL County, Kentucky
446 PM EDT Tue Jul 14 2020

 DAY ONE  Tonight.

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Wednesday through Monday.

Thunderstorms will be possible at times from Thursday through 
Monday.

Afternoon heat indices will peak between 95 and 100 degrees on 
Wednesday and Thursday, then again from Saturday through Monday.

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Spotter activation is not anticipated.

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7-Day Forecast For BELL County, KY
356 PM EDT Tue Jul 14 2020

TONIGHT
Clear. Patchy valley fog near dawn. Lows in the lower 60s. Light winds.

WEDNESDAY
Hot, sunny. Highs 89 to 94. Light winds.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Patchy valley fog late. Lows in the upper 60s. Light winds.

THURSDAY
Hot. Mostly sunny. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs 88 to 93. Light winds. Chance of rain 30 percent.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows around 70. Light winds.

FRIDAY
Showers and a chance of thunderstorms. Highs 85 to 90. Chance of rain 80 percent.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 60s.

SATURDAY
Partly sunny with showers likely and a chance of thunderstorms. Highs 85 to 90. Chance of rain 60 percent.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 60s.

SUNDAY
Partly sunny with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs 85 to 90.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 60s.

MONDAY
Partly sunny with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s.

MONDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 60s.

TUESDAY
Partly sunny with showers likely and a chance of thunderstorms. Highs 85 to 90. Chance of rain 70 percent.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For BELL County, Kentucky
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                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   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 BELL County, Kentucky
(Based on the latest Palmer Drought Severity and Crop Moisture Indices)
EASTERN   KY CLIMATE DIVISION

Hydrological Drought (PDSI) Situation:
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Current Long-term Hydrological Moisture Status: UNUSUAL MOIST SPELL   (PDSI=   2.23)
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=  -0.17)
Change From Previous Week: WETTER     SOILS (  0.07)

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

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SUN
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

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Normal Max/Min Temperature for Today: 88 / 65
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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...



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JULY 15TH...HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1916...
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)
...1954...
The temperature at Balcony Falls VA soared to 110 degrees to establish a
state record. (The Weather Channel)
...1983...
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)
...1987...
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)
...1988...
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)
...1989...
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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