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Updated Wednesday Evening, September 28, 2016

...Cool & Unsettled For The Remainder Of The Week...

A disturbance aloft will keep scattered rain chances in the forecast through the first half of the weekend. In the short term, look for activity to continue into the evening as a band of showers passes to the southeast, before drying out overnight. Temperatures will remain well below seasonal normals for late September. Highs tomorrow and Friday are only expected in the 60s. Dry and warmer conditions then return Sunday and into next work week.


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Regional Hourly Observations For BOONE County, Kentucky
Issued at 200 AM EDT THU SEP 29 2016
NORTHEAST KENTUCKY
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
LEXINGTON      CLEAR     52  49  89 S5        29.98R                  
COVINGTON      FOG       51  51 100 W3        29.96F VSB 1/4          
FRANKFORT      CLEAR     53  49  86 NW3       29.97F                  

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Current Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Conditions in Kentucky
Based on observations at 200am EDT, Thursday September 29, 2016

Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 53 degrees west, near 52 degrees central, and near 57 degrees east. Current sky conditions are clear west, clear central, and fog east. In the west, relative humidity is near 77%, and the dew point is near 46 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 89%, and the dew point is near 49 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 96%, and the dew point is near 56 degrees. Current drying conditions are fair west, poor central, and poor east. The livestock heat stress category is no stress west, no stress central, and no stress east. Visibility is less than one mile east. Winds are from the west at 6 mph west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the south at 5 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are calm east, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to fog. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 57 degrees at Jackson. The lowest temperature is 49 degrees at Fort Knox.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook For BOONE County, Kentucky
131 AM EDT THU SEP 29 2016

 DAY ONE  TONIGHT.

AREAS OF FOG ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP OVERNIGHT. SOME PATCHES OF
DENSE FOG MAY BE POSSIBLE  ESPECIALLY CLOSE TO SUNRISE.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY.

NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

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7-Day Forecast For BOONE County, KY
1206 AM EDT THU SEP 29 2016

REST OF TONIGHT
PARTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. AREAS OF FOG. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. LIGHT AND VARIABLE WINDS.

THURSDAY
MOSTLY CLOUDY. AREAS OF FOG IN THE MORNING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING

THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. CHANCE OF RAIN 50 PERCENT.

THURSDAY NIGHT
MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING
THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. CHANCE OF RAIN 50 PERCENT.

FRIDAY
MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING
THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH
BECOMING EAST IN THE AFTERNOON. CHANCE OF RAIN 40 PERCENT.

FRIDAY NIGHT
MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING
THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. CHANCE OF RAIN 40 PERCENT.

SATURDAY
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S.

SATURDAY NIGHT
PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. CHANCE OF RAIN 30 PERCENT.

SUNDAY THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT
PARTLY CLOUDY. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S. LOWS IN THE MID 50S.

TUESDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY
MOSTLY CLEAR. HIGHS AROUND 80. LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For BOONE County, Kentucky
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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=  -0.92)
Rainfall Needed:  1.98 inches ABOVE NORMAL


Crop Moisture (CMI) Situation:
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Current Short-term Crop Moisture Status: Abnormally Dry, Prospects Deteriorating      (CMI=  -1.25)
Change From Previous Week: DRIER      SOILS ( -0.65)

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 09-21-2016 to 09-27-2016

Temperatures for the period averaged 72 degrees across the state which was 6 degrees warmer than normal and 4 degrees cooler than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 86 in the West to 85 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 7 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 8 degrees warmer than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 60 degrees in the West to 59 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 5 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 7 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 94 degrees at EVANSVILLE ASOS and the extreme low was 41 degrees at CYNTHIANA 8N.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.15 inches statewide which was 0.7 inches below normal and 18% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 0.29 inches, Central 0.14 inches, Bluegrass 0.15 inches and East 0.03 inches, which was 0.57, 0.79, 0.62 and 0.81 inches below normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.00 inches at ALBANY 1N to a high of 0.78 inches at CALHOUN 5NW.

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Almanac Information
Thursday September 29, 2016 the 273th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination -2.970000
Distance 0.999720 AU
Rise 07:33 EDT Set 19:23 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:28 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 07:08 EDT Ends 19:48 EDT

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Normal Max/Min Temperature for Today: 75 / 52
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elevation -- Priddy

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Weather History...



SEPTEMBER 29TH
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1927...
An outbreak of tornadoes from Oklahoma to Indiana caused 81 deaths and 25
million dollars damage. A tornado (possibly two tornadoes) cut an
eight-mile long path across Saint Louis MO, to Granite City IL, killing 79
persons. The damage path at times was a mile and a quarter in width. The
storm followed a similar path to tornadoes which struck in 1871, 1896, and
1959. (The Weather Channel)
...1959...
A storm produced 28 inches of snow at Colorado Springs CO. (David Ludlum)
...1983...
Heavy rains began in central and eastern Arizona which culminated in the
worst flood in the history of the state. Eight to ten inch rains across the
area caused severe flooding in southeastern Arizona which resulted in
thirteen deaths and 178 million dollars damage. President Reagan declared
eight counties of Arizona to be disaster areas. (The Weather Channel)
...1986...
A week of violent weather began in Oklahoma which culminated in one of the
worst flooding events in the history of the state. On the first day of the
week early morning thunderstorms caused more than a million dollars damage
in south Oklahoma City. Thunderstorms produced 4 to 7 inches of rain from
Hobart to Ponca City, and another round of thunderstorms that evening
produced 7 to 10 inches of rain in north central and northeastern sections
of Oklahoma. (Storm Data)
...1987...
A slow moving cold front produced rain from the Great Lakes Region to the
Central Gulf Coast Region. A late afternoon thunderstorm produced wind
gusts to 62 mph at Buffalo NY. Warm weather continued in the western U.S.
In Oregon, the afternoon high of 96 degrees at Medford was a record for the
date. (The National Weather Summary)
...1988...
High pressure brought freezing temperatures to parts of Vermont and New
York State. Burlington VT dipped to 30 degrees, and Binghamton NY reported
a record low of 34 degrees. The high pressure system also brought cold
weather to the Central Rocky Mountain Region. Alamosa CO reported a record
low of 18 degrees, and Gunnison CO was the cold spot in the nation with a
morning low of just five degrees above zero. (National Weather Summary)
...1989...
Seven cities reported record high temperatures for the date, as readings
soared into the 80s and low 90s in the Northern Plateau and Northern Plains
Region. Record highs included 91 degrees at Boise ID, and 92 degrees at
Sheridan WY. The high of 100 degrees at Tucson AZ marked their 51st record
high of the year, and their 92nd day of 100 degree weather. (National
Weather Summary)
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