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Updated Monday Evening, February 27, 2017

...Strong to Severe Storms Possible Tuesday & Wednesday...

Scattered showers and isolated storms return to the area overnight and continue over the next couple days. Strong to severe storms will the be possible Tuesday afternoon and continuing through Wednesday ahead of a strong cold front. Gusty winds continues to remain the highest threat, but large hail and a tornado cannot be ruled out. Overall, looking at one to two inches over the next couple days.

Behind the boundary, much cooler and drier air works into the region, keeping the area mostly dry through the rest of the week.

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Regional Hourly Observations For BOONE County, Kentucky
Issued at 700 PM EST MON FEB 27 2017
...SOUTHERN OHIO/WEST VIRGINIA...
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
COVINGTON      MOCLDY    46  41  82 SE7       30.18S                  
COLUMBUS       CLOUDY    46  41  82 SE7       30.23S                  
DAYTON         MOCLDY    45  41  86 SE5       30.19S                  
WILMINGTON     PTCLDY    42  41  96 SE8       30.20S                  
HUNTINGTON     CLOUDY    48  38  68 E7        30.23F                  
CHARLESTON     CLOUDY    49  38  65 CALM      30.26R                  
PINEVILLE*     CLOUDY    48  33  55 MISG      30.32R                  
BECKLEY        CLOUDY    48  24  39 S6        30.26S                  
BLUEFIELD      CLOUDY    48  18  30 S7G18     30.29R                  
LOGAN CO APT*  CLOUDY    52  30  43 CALM      30.25S                  

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Current Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Conditions in Kentucky
Based on observations at 700pm EST, Monday February 27, 2017

Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 62 degrees west, near 52 degrees central, and near 51 degrees east. Current sky conditions are clear west, clear central, and mostly cloudy east. In the west, relative humidity is near 55%, and the dew point is near 46 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 61%, and the dew point is near 39 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 44%, and the dew point is near 30 degrees. Current drying conditions are fair west, fair central, and good east. Winds are from the south at 5 mph west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the south at 8 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are variable at 3 mph east, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The livestock cold stress index is in the no stress category west, no stress category central, and no stress category east. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 62 degrees at Paducah. The lowest temperature is 46 degrees at Covington.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook For BOONE County, Kentucky
534 PM EST Mon Feb 27 2017

 DAY ONE  Tonight.

Hazardous weather is not expected at this time.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Tuesday through Sunday.

A chance of showers and thunderstorms will develop Tuesday as a warm
front lifts north across the region. Widespread showers and 
thunderstorms will then overspread the area Tuesday night and 
continue into Wednesday as a cold front sags slowly southeast into 
the Ohio Valley. There is a chance that some of the storms may become
severe, especially Tuesday night into the day on Wednesday. In 
addition, heavy rain will also be possible, leading to the potential 
for localized flooding.

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Spotter activation is not expected at this time.

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7-Day Forecast For BOONE County, KY
632 PM EST Mon Feb 27 2017

TONIGHT
Mostly cloudy this evening, then partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers after midnight. Mild. Lows in the mid 40s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20 percent.

TUESDAY
Showers likely in the morning, then showers with a chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Much warmer with highs in the upper 60s. South winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 90 percent.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Showers likely with a chance of thunderstorms in the evening, then showers with thunderstorms likely after midnight. Much warmer with lows in the lower 60s. South winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph. Chance of rain 90 percent.

WEDNESDAY
Becoming partly cloudy in the afternoon. Showers and thunderstorms. Mild. Highs in the mid 60s. Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph. Chance of rain 100 percent.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Much colder with lows in the lower 30s. West winds 10 to 15 mph.

THURSDAY
Mostly sunny. Much colder with highs in the upper 40s.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. A chance of rain showers in the evening, then a chance of rain and snow showers after midnight. Lows around 30. Chance of precipitation 40 percent.

FRIDAY
Partly cloudy in the morning, then clearing. Highs in the lower 40s.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear in the evening, then becoming partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 20s.

SATURDAY
Partly cloudy in the morning, then clearing. Warmer with highs in the mid 50s.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Not as cold with lows in the lower 40s.

SUNDAY
Partly cloudy. Mild. Highs in the lower 60s.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. A chance of showers after midnight. Mild. Lows in the upper 40s. Chance of rain 30 percent.

MONDAY
Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers. Mild. Highs in the lower 60s.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For BOONE County, Kentucky
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                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                 MAR 5-MAR 9 MAR 7-MAR 13    FEB       FEB-APR                      
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   Temperature:      Above       Normal     Normal     Normal                      
 Precipitation:     Normal        Below     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=  -0.95)
Rainfall Needed:  2.38 inches ABOVE NORMAL


Crop Moisture (CMI) Situation:
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Current Short-term Crop Moisture Status: Favorable For Normal Growth And Fieldwork    (CMI=   0.11)
Change From Previous Week: DRIER      SOILS ( -0.36)

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 02-20-2017 to 02-26-2017

Temperatures for the period averaged 55 degrees across the state which was 14 degrees warmer than normal and 10 degrees warmer than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 66 in the West to 67 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 13 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 15 degrees warmer than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 46 degrees in the West to 43 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 15 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 15 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 82 degrees at HARTFORD 3E and the extreme low was 16 degrees at LEITCHFIELD 3W.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.41 inches statewide which was 0.56 inches below normal and 42% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 0.11 inches, Central 0.33 inches, Bluegrass 0.47 inches and East 0.75 inches, which was 0.98, 0.71, 0.37 and 0.15 inches below normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.02 inches at MARION 4NE to a high of 1.19 inches at BARBOURVILLE 3E.

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Almanac Information
Monday February 27, 2017 the 58th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination -7.870000
Distance 0.999723 AU
Rise 07:12 EST Set 18:31 EST
Transit Meridian 12:50 EST
Civil Twilight Begins 06:46 EST Ends 18:56 EST

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Normal Max/Min Temperature for Today: 51 / 28
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Calculations made for central point in Kentucky
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elevation -- Priddy

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Weather History...



FEBRUARY 27TH
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1717...
What was perhaps the greatest snow in New England history commenced on this
date. During a ten day period a series of four snowstorms dumped three feet
of snow upon Boston, and the city was snowbound for two weeks. Up to six
feet of snow was reported farther to the north, and drifts covered many one
story homes. (David Ludlum)
...1969...
A record snowstorm in Maine came to an end. Two to four feet of snow buried
southern and central Maine, with a state record of 57 inches reported at
West Forks. Drifts covered many single story homes, and the weight of the
snow collapsed many roofs. Two to four feet of snow also buried
northeastern Vermont and northeastern Massachusetts. In New Hampshire,
Mount Washington NH reported 97.8 inches of snow, a record storm total for
New England. (24th-28th) (David Ludlum) (The Weather Channel)
...1987...
A storm spread heavy snow into the Central High Plains Region, and produced
severe thunderstorms in the Southern Plains. Snowfall totals in western
Nebraska ranged up to 19 inches at Sydney. Severe thunderstorms in Oklahoma
produced baseball size hail at Stringtown and Atoka. A storm in the eastern
U.S. produced heavy rain over the Carolinas and heavy snow in the southern
Appalachians and piedmont region. Five inches of rain left four feet of
water in the streets of Greenville SC. Snowfall totals in southwestern
Virginia ranged up to 20 inches. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm
Data)
...1988...
Thunderstorms along a cold front produced heavy rain in southern
California, with up to 2.52 inches reported in Ventura County. Strong winds
accompanying the rain gusted to 55 mph in the Tehachapi Mountains. Rapid
City SD established a February record with an afternoon high of 75 degrees.
(The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
...1989...
Rain and snow prevailed in the southeastern U.S. Up to eight inches of snow
blanketed north central Tennessee, and snowfall totals in western North
Carolina ranged up to 14 inches at Mount Mitchell. (The National Weather
Summary) (Storm Data)
...1990...
A winter storm produced heavy snow in southeastern Colorado, with 12 inches
reported at Lamar. The same storm produced severe thunderstorms over the
Southern High Plains, with wind gusts to 93 mph reported at the White Sands
Missile Range in New Mexico. Low pressure brought high winds to the Prince
William Sound area of Alaska. Big River Lakes reported wind gusts to 92
mph. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
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