Boone 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 BOONE County, Kentucky
Issued at 1200 AM EDT WED JUL 15 2020
...SOUTHERN OHIO/WEST VIRGINIA...
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
COVINGTON      PTCLDY    75  60  59 CALM      30.06S                  
COLUMBUS       MOCLDY    72  59  63 E6        30.10R                  
DAYTON         PTCLDY    75  60  59 SE7       30.09S                  
WILMINGTON     PTCLDY    71  62  73 E5        30.09R                  
HUNTINGTON     PTCLDY    73  67  81 E3        30.08R                  
CHARLESTON     PTCLDY    69  65  86 CALM      30.10R                  
PINEVILLE*     CLEAR     66  65  94 MISG      30.19S                  
BECKLEY        CLEAR     66  60  81 S5        30.18S                  
BLUEFIELD      CLEAR     67  60  78 CALM      30.21S                  
LOGAN CO APT*  FAIR      73  64  73 CALM      30.13S                  

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Current Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Conditions in Kentucky
Based on observations at 1200am EDT, Wednesday July 15, 2020

Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 74 degrees west, near 69 degrees central, and near 76 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 63 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 59%, 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 from the southeast at 6 mph 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 78 degrees at Louisville International. The lowest temperature is 67 degrees at Henderson.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook For BOONE County, Kentucky
400 PM EDT Tue Jul 14 2020

 DAY ONE  Tonight.

Hazardous weather is not expected at this time.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Wednesday through Monday.

The combination of temperatures in the lower and middle 90s along 
with high relative humidity will lead to the heat index rising to 
between 95 and 100 for the period from Sunday through Tuesday.

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Spotter activation is not expected at this time.

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7-Day Forecast For BOONE County, KY
1011 PM EDT Tue Jul 14 2020

OVERNIGHT
Mostly clear. Patchy fog. Lows in the mid 60s. East winds around 5 mph late this evening, becoming light and variable.

WEDNESDAY
Patchy fog in the morning. Mostly sunny. Hot with highs in the mid 90s. South winds around 5 mph.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight. Lows in the lower 70s. South winds around 5 mph. Chance of rain 20 percent.

THURSDAY
Partly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Humid with highs in the lower 90s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Muggy. Lows in the lower 70s. West winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.

FRIDAY
Partly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs around 90. Chance of rain 50 percent.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 70s. Chance of rain 40 percent.

SATURDAY
Partly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 90s. Chance of rain 50 percent.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening. Lows in the lower 70s. Chance of rain 30 percent.

SUNDAY
Partly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 90s. Chance of rain 30 percent.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 70s.

MONDAY
Partly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 90s. Chance of rain 30 percent.

MONDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 70s. Chance of rain 30 percent.

TUESDAY
Partly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 90s. Chance of rain 40 percent.

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


Medium & Long Range Outlook For BOONE 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 BOONE County, Kentucky
(Based on the latest Palmer Drought Severity and Crop Moisture Indices)
BLUEGRASS KY CLIMATE DIVISION

Hydrological Drought (PDSI) Situation:
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Current Long-term Hydrological Moisture Status: NEAR NORMAL           (PDSI=   0.55)
Rainfall Needed:  0.00 inches ABOVE NORMAL


Crop Moisture (CMI) Situation:
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Current Short-term Crop Moisture Status: Moisture Adequate For Present Needs          (CMI=   0.13)
Change From Previous Week: WETTER     SOILS (  0.54)

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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