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Updated Thursday, September 20, 2018

...Hot And Mostly Dry Today; Cooler This Weekend...

Hot and dry weather can be expected again today, though a change in the weather is expected late Friday into Saturday morning as a cold front moves into the region. Showers and storms will be possible ahead of this front, and unsettled weather could continue into the weekend.

A few strong to severe storms will be possible Friday afternoon and evening, with locally gusty winds, heavy rainfall, and lightning being the main threats.

Additional rounds of thunderstorms through Wednesday will produce 2 to 4 inches of total rainfall, with locally higher amounts possible. Localized flooding is likely where heavier and/or repeated rainfall occurs.

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Regional Hourly Observations For BOONE County, Kentucky
Issued at 100 PM EDT THU SEP 20 2018
NORTHEAST KENTUCKY
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
LEXINGTON      NOT AVBL                                               
COVINGTON      NOT AVBL                                               
FRANKFORT      NOT AVBL                                               

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Based on observations at 100pm EDT, Thursday September 20, 2018

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Hazardous Weather Outlook For BOONE County, Kentucky
505 AM EDT Thu Sep 20 2018

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight.

The heat index will rise into the mid to upper 90s this afternoon. 

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Friday through Wednesday.

Scattered to numerous thunderstorms will occur Friday afternoon and
evening. A few of these storms may be strong to severe with damaging
winds being the primary threat.

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Spotter activation may be required on Friday.

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7-Day Forecast For BOONE County, KY
1044 AM EDT Thu Sep 20 2018

REST OF TODAY
Mostly sunny late this morning, then becoming partly cloudy. Hot with highs around 90. South winds 5 to 10 mph.

TONIGHT
Mostly clear. Patchy fog after midnight. Muggy and unseasonably warm. Lows in the lower 70s. South winds 5 to 10 mph.

FRIDAY
Areas of fog in the morning. Mostly sunny with a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then partly cloudy with showers and thunderstorms likely in the afternoon. Humid with highs in the upper 80s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60 percent.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with showers and thunderstorms likely in the evening, then partly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight. Lows in the lower 60s. West winds 5 to 10 mph, becoming north after midnight. Chance of rain 60 percent.

SATURDAY
Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers. Cooler with highs around 70. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers in the evening, then partly cloudy after midnight. Lows in the mid 50s. Chance of rain 30 percent.

SUNDAY
Partly cloudy. Highs around 70.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight. Lows in the upper 50s. Chance of rain 40 percent.

MONDAY
Partly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 70s. Chance of rain 50 percent.

MONDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 60s. Chance of rain 50 percent.

TUESDAY
Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then showers and thunderstorms likely in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 70s. Chance of rain 60 percent.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy. Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly in the evening. Lows in the lower 60s. Chance of rain 60 percent.

WEDNESDAY
Mostly cloudy in the morning, then becoming partly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 70s. Chance of rain 50 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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   Temperature:      Above        Below      Above      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Above        Above     Normal     Normal                      

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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=   1.91)
Rainfall Needed:  0.00 inches ABOVE NORMAL


Crop Moisture (CMI) Situation:
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Current Short-term Crop Moisture Status: Favorable, Except Still Too Wet In Spots     (CMI=   0.98)
Change From Previous Week: DRIER      SOILS ( -0.46)

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 09-13-2018 to 09-19-2018

Temperatures for the period averaged 77 degrees across the state which was 8 degrees warmer than normal and 6 degrees warmer than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 90 in the West to 84 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 8 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 4 degrees warmer than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 66 degrees in the West to 68 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 7 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 12 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 97 degrees at MADISONVILLE 4S and the extreme low was 58 degrees at BRANDENBURG 4SW.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.49 inches statewide which was 0.35 inches below normal and 59% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 0.03 inches, Central 0.23 inches, Bluegrass 0.66 inches and East 1.03 inches, which was -0.82, -0.70, -0.09 and 0.21 inches respectively from normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.00 inches at BENTON 4N to a high of 2.44 inches at MOREHEAD 4NE.

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Almanac Information
Thursday September 20, 2018 the 263th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination 0.710000
Distance 0.999719 AU
Rise 07:25 EDT Set 19:38 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:31 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 07:00 EDT Ends 20:03 EDT

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Normal Max/Min Temperature for Today: 78 / 55
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Weather History...



SEPTEMBER 20TH
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1845...
A tornado traveled 275 miles across Lake Ontario, New York and Lake
Champlain. (Sandra and TI Richard Sanders - 1987)
...1926...
A hurricane which hit Miami FL on the 18th, pounded Pensacola with wind
gusts to 152 mph. Winds raged in excess of 100 mph for four hours, and
above 75 mph for 20 hours. (The Weather Channel)
...1967...
Hurricane Beulah moved into South Texas, and torrential rains from the
hurricane turned the rich agricultural areas of South Texas into a large
lake. Hurricane Beulah also spawned a record 115 tornadoes. (David Ludlum)
...1983...
The temperature at West Yellowstone MT plunged to six degrees below zero,
while the temperature at San Francisco CA soared to 94 degrees. (The
Weather Channel)
...1987...
Afternoon and evening thunderstorms produced severe weather in Oklahoma and
west Texas. In Oklahoma, a thunderstorm at Seiling produced three inches of
rain in one hour, golf ball size hail, and wind gusts to 60 mph which
collapsed a tent at the state fair injuring nine persons. (The National
Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
...1988...
Showers and thunderstorms produced locally heavy rains in central Wyoming,
and snow in some of the higher elevations. Casper WY reported 1.75 inches
of rain in 24 hours, and a thunder- storm north of the Wild Horse Reservoir
produced 1.90 inches of rain in just forty minutes.
...1989...
Hugo jilted Iris. Hurricane Hugo churned toward the South Atlantic Coast,
gradually regaining strength along the way. Tropical Storm Iris got too
close to Hugo, and began to weaken. A cold front brought strong and gusty
winds to the Great Basin and the Southern Plateau Region, with wind gusts
to 44 mph reported at Kingman AZ. (The National Weather Summary)
...2000...
Thunderstorm winds gusting to 115 mph snapped telephone poles in Brandenburg 
(Meade County), Kentucky. (NWS Louisville)
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