Breathitt County, KY Weather And Climate Synopsis

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Updated Saturday Evening, February 17, 2018

...Rain Ending From West to East Tonight; Next Week Warming Trend ...

Precipitation will end from west to east this evening. High pressure will move in for Sunday providing a dry day. Temperatures will warm under a light southerly flow. The next rounds of precipitation will arrive early Monday in stronger southerly flow. Beginning on Monday and extending into next weekend, the state will see a prolonged period of rainfall, heavy at times, especially west.

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Regional Hourly Observations For BREATHITT County, Kentucky
Issued at 100 AM EST SUN FEB 18 2018
JACKSON        CLOUDY    41  38  89 MISG      30.19R                  
LONDON         CLOUDY    43  38  82 W10       30.22R                  
SOMERSET       CLOUDY    41  39  93 W7        30.26R                  
MIDDLESBORO    CLOUDY    46  42  85 NW13      30.22R                  
MONTICELLO     NOT AVBL                                               

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Current Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Conditions in Kentucky
Based on observations at 100am EST, Sunday February 18, 2018

Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 33 degrees west, near 38 degrees central, and near 41 degrees east. Current sky conditions are fair west, mostly cloudy central, and cloudy east. In the west, relative humidity is near 88%, and the dew point is near 30 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 82%, and the dew point is near 33 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 89%, and the dew point is near 38 degrees. Current drying conditions are poor west, poor central, and poor east. There is patchy fog west. Winds are calm west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the west at 9 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The wind chill is near 31 degrees central. Winds are unavailable east. 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 43 degrees at London. The lowest temperature is 32 degrees at Henderson.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook For BREATHITT County, Kentucky
733 PM EST Sat Feb 17 2018

 DAY ONE  Tonight.

Significant rises along portions of the Kentucky, Red, and 
Cumberland River basins are expected tonight.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Sunday through Friday.

High water is expected along portions of the Kentucky, Red, and 
Cumberland River basins Sunday into Monday. 

Thunderstorms are possible Wednesday into Wednesday evening. 


Spotter activation is not anticipated at this time.

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7-Day Forecast For BREATHITT County, KY
721 PM EST Sat Feb 17 2018

Cloudy. Patchy drizzle in the evening. Patchy fog through the night. Lows in the mid 30s. West winds around 10 mph in the evening becoming light.

Mostly sunny. Patchy fog early. Highs in the mid 50s. Light winds.

Partly cloudy in the evening, then a slight chance of rain showers. Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain showers late. Patchy fog near dawn. Lows around 40 in the valleys and in the upper 40s on the ridges. Light winds. Chance of rain 50 percent.

Mostly cloudy. A 40 percent chance of showers in the morning. Highs in the lower 70s. South winds around 10 mph.

Mostly cloudy. Lows in the upper 50s. Light winds.

Hot. Mostly sunny. Highs around 80.

Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers. Lows in the lower 60s.

Mostly cloudy with showers likely and a chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 70s. Chance of rain 70 percent.

Showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 40s. Chance of rain 90 percent.

Cloudy with showers likely. Highs in the upper 50s. Chance of rain 70 percent.

Mostly cloudy. Lows in the upper 40s.

Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers. Highs in the upper 60s.

Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers. Lows in the mid 50s.

Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers. Highs in the mid 60s.

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

Medium & Long Range Outlook For BREATHITT County, Kentucky
                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   FEB 23-27 FEB 25-MAR 3    FEB       FEB-APR                      
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   Temperature:      Above        Above     Normal     Normal                      
 Precipitation:      Above        Above      Above      Above                      

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Drought Status For BREATHITT County, Kentucky
(Based on the latest Palmer Drought Severity and Crop Moisture Indices)

Hydrological Drought (PDSI) Situation:

Current Long-term Hydrological Moisture Status: UNUSUAL MOIST SPELL   (PDSI=   2.24)
Rainfall Needed:  0.00 inches ABOVE NORMAL

Crop Moisture (CMI) Situation:

Current Short-term Crop Moisture Status: Excessively Wet, Some Fields Flooded         (CMI=   4.13)
Change From Previous Week: WETTER     SOILS (  3.33)

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 02-10-2018 to 02-16-2018

Temperatures for the period averaged 48 degrees across the state which was 11 degrees warmer than normal and 16 degrees warmer than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 54 in the West to 59 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 6 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 11 degrees warmer than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 38 degrees in the West to 43 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 10 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 18 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 77 degrees at BOONEVILLE 2S and the extreme low was 19 degrees at CAPE GIRARDEAU ASOS.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 2.51 inches statewide which was 1.6 inches above normal and 277% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 1.41 inches, Central 2.63 inches, Bluegrass 2.47 inches and East 3.53 inches, which was 0.4, 1.64, 1.69 and 2.68 inches above normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.51 inches at POPLAR BLUFF ASOS to a high of 5.45 inches at BARBOURVILLE 3E.

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Almanac Information
Sunday February 18, 2018 the 49th Day of Year

Declination -11.280000
Distance 0.999723 AU
Rise 07:24 EST Set 18:21 EST
Transit Meridian 12:52 EST
Civil Twilight Begins 06:58 EST Ends 18:47 EST

Normal Max/Min Temperature for Today: 48 / 26

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...

While much of the central and eastern U.S. was recovering from the most
severe cold wave of modern history, the temperature at San Francisco soared
to 80 degrees to establish a record for month of February. (David Ludlum)
Some of the higher elevations of California were in the midst of a five day
storm which produced 189 inches of snow, a single storm record for North
America. (13th-19th) (David Ludlum)
A small but intense low pressure system combined with northerly upslope
winds to produce eight inches of snow in five hours at Meeteetsie WY,
located southeast of Cody. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
Thunderstorms soaked the Central Gulf Coast Region with heavy rain. Totals
in southern Louisiana ranged up to 8.50 inches near the town of Ridge, with
6.55 inches at Plaguemine. Thunderstorms in northern Florida drenched
Apalachicola with 5.41 inches of rain in 24 hours, and produced wind gusts
to 75 mph at Mayo. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
Low pressure off the coast of North Carolina brought freezing rain and
heavy snow to Virginia and the Carolinas. Snowfall totals in Virginia
ranged up to 18 inches at Franklin. Freezing rain reached a thickness of
two inches around Charlotte NC. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
An intense but slow moving Pacific storm worked its way across Utah over a
two day period. The storm blanketed the valleys with 4 to 12 inches of
snow, and produced up to 42 inches of snow in the mountains. Heavy snow
also fell across northern Arizona. Williams received 22 inches of snow, and
12 inches was reported along the south rim of the Grand Canyon. (The
National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
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