Boone County, KY Weather And Climate Synopsis

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Updated Thursday Evening, October 29, 2020

...Heavy Rain Continues For Today, Ending This Evening; Frost/Freeze For The Weekend...

Another band of showers sits across the Ohio River as of 430PM. Look for this activity to pass east this evening and clear the state overnight. Any additional accumulations are expected to stay under a quarter inch. Altogether, most of Kentucky has seen between 1 and 3 inches over the past 24 hours. Western Kentucky has seen the highest accumulations with many between 3 and 4 inches.

The wet weather will be replaced with cool and dry conditions for the end of the workweek and the upcoming weekend. Frosty conditions will be in play on Saturday morning with temperatures in the low to middle 30s. This will be followed by a reinforcing cold front on Sunday that will more than likely lead to the official end of the growing season on Monday morning with lows in the middle 20s to around 30.

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Regional Hourly Observations For BOONE County, Kentucky
Issued at 600 PM EDT THU OCT 29 2020
LEXINGTON      LGT RAIN  49  47  93 N13       29.65R FOG              
COVINGTON      LGT RAIN  47  44  90 N15       29.70R FOG              
FRANKFORT      CLOUDY    50  46  86 N15G22    29.66R FOG              

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Current Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Conditions in Kentucky
Based on observations at 600pm EDT, Thursday October 29, 2020

Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 47 degrees west, near 49 degrees central, and near 60 degrees east. Current sky conditions are light rain west, light rain central, and mostly cloudy east. In the west, relative humidity is near 90%, and the dew point is near 44 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 93%, and the dew point is near 47 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 89%, and the dew point is near 57 degrees. Current drying conditions are poor west, poor central, and poor east. Tobacco stripping conditions are favorable west, favorable central, and favorable east. There is patchy fog west and central. Winds are from the north at 13 mph with gusts at 20 mph west, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds and light rain. Winds are from the north at 13 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds and light rain. Winds are calm east, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 63 degrees at Somerset and London. The lowest temperature is 46 degrees at Henderson.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook For BOONE County, Kentucky
337 PM EDT Thu Oct 29 2020

 DAY ONE  This afternoon and tonight.

There is a low probability for widespread hazardous weather.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Friday through Wednesday.

Areas of frost are expected Friday night into early Saturday morning.
Subfreezing temperatures are expected on Sunday night and Monday night.


Spotter activation is not expected at this time.

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7-Day Forecast For BOONE County, KY
354 PM EDT Thu Oct 29 2020

Rain, mainly this evening. Lows around 40. North winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 100 percent.

Cloudy in the morning, then becoming partly cloudy. Highs around 50. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

Partly cloudy in the evening, then clearing. Patchy frost after midnight. Lows in the lower 30s. North winds around 5 mph, becoming east after midnight.

Areas of frost in the morning. Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 50s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.

Mostly clear in the evening, then becoming partly cloudy. Warmer with lows in the mid 40s. South winds 5 to 10 mph.

Partly cloudy in the morning, then clearing. Highs in the lower 50s.

Mostly clear. Widespread frost after midnight. Much cooler with lows in the upper 20s.

Widespread frost in the morning. Sunny. Unseasonably cold with highs in the mid 40s.

Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 30s.

Sunny. Highs in the mid 50s.

Clear. Lows in the upper 30s.

Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 60s.

Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 40s.

Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 60s.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For BOONE County, Kentucky
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   Temperature:      Above        Above      Above      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Below        Below      Below     Normal                      

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Drought Status For BOONE 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=  -1.13)
Rainfall Needed:  2.12 inches ABOVE NORMAL

Crop Moisture (CMI) Situation:

Current Short-term Crop Moisture Status: Topsoil Moisture Short, Germination Slow     (CMI=  -0.41)
Change From Previous Week: DRIER      SOILS ( -0.05)

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 10-22-2020 to 10-28-2020

Temperatures for the period averaged 58 degrees across the state which was 3 degrees warmer than normal and no change to the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 62 in the West to 68 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 6 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 1 degrees warmer than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 50 degrees in the West to 53 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 5 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 13 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 85 degrees at CADIZ 4SW and the extreme low was 41 degrees at CARBONDALE ASOS.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.77 inches statewide which was 0.03 inches above normal and 104% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 1.05 inches, Central 0.85 inches, Bluegrass 0.54 inches and East 0.64 inches, which was 0.23, 0.10, -0.14 and -0.06 inches respectively from normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.13 inches at RICHMOND 8E to a high of 3.08 inches at BOWLING GREEN 4E.

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Almanac Information
Thursday October 29, 2020 the 303th Day of Year

Declination -13.930000
Distance 0.999722 AU
Rise 07:02 EDT Set 17:42 EDT
Transit Meridian 12:22 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:36 EDT Ends 18:08 EDT

Normal Max/Min Temperature for Today: 64 / 41

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...

The temperature at Denver CO dipped to zero, and at Soda Butte WY the
mercury plunged to 33 degrees below zero, a U.S. record for the month of
October. (David Ludlum)
A tornado struck the town of Berryville in northwest Arkansas killing 20
persons and causing half a million dollars damage. (David Ludlum)
A violent tornado, or series of tornadoes, moved along a path more than 100
miles in length from south of North Platte NE into Rock County NE. It was
an unusually late occurence so far north and west in the U.S. for such a
storm. (The Weather Channel)
Severe thunderstorms in Arizona produced wind gusts to 86 mph at the
Glendale Airport near Phoenix, baseball size hail and 70 mph winds at
Wickenburg, and up to an inch of rain in fifteen minutes in Yavapai County
and northwest Maricopa County. Arizona Public Service alone reported 2.5
million dollars damage from the storms. (The National Weather Summary)
(Storm Data)
Wintry weather prevailed in the Upper Midwest. South Bend IND equalled
their record for October with a morning low of 23 degrees. International
Falls MN reported a record low of 11 degrees in the morning, then dipped
down to 8 degrees above zero late in the evening. (The National Weather
Thunderstorms developing along a cold front produced severe weather in
Oklahoma and north central Texas during the late afternoon and evening
hours. Thunderstorms in Oklahoma produced weak tornadoes near Snyder and
Davidson, and produced hail two inches in diameter at Altus. Large hail
damaged 60 to 80 percent of the cotton crop in Tillman County OK. Nine
cities in the northeastern U.S. reported record high temperatures for the
date as readings warmed into the 70s. For Marquette MI it marked their
fifth straight day of record warmth. Arctic cold invaded the western U.S.
Lows of 7 degrees at Alamosa CO and 9 degrees at Elko NV were records for
the date. (The National Weather Summary)

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