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Updated Thursday Evening, April 19, 2018

...Freeze Warning and Frost Advisory In Effect for Tonight & Friday Morning...

Well...as of tomorrow, Kentucky is officially one full month in to spring. The problem is....it feels like winter. Freeze Warnings and Frost Advisories are in effect for tonight with lows dipping into the upper 20s to middle 30s, coldest temperatures across Eastern Kentucky. This could cause damage to sensitive vegetation.

Is this out of the norm? Depends where you live. Looking at spring freeze/frost occurence data, Western and Central Kentucky typically see the last freeze of the spring season over the first and second weeks of April. For much of the Bluegrass and Eastern Kentucky, that date is pushed back to the latter half of April. Not saying it will happen, but many across Kentucky have had freezes occur into May. It just does not occur that often.

Getting back to the forecast, the seasonably cool weather continues into the weekend. Patchy frost will again be possible tomorrow night. Dry conditions continue through Sunday, before chances increase for the start of the work week.

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Regional Hourly Observations For BREATHITT County, Kentucky
Issued at 500 PM EDT THU APR 19 2018
...EASTERN KENTUCKY...
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
JACKSON        CLOUDY    46  30  53 VRB5      30.25R                  
LONDON         CLOUDY    45  31  58 N10       30.28R                  
SOMERSET*      CLOUDY    45  30  57 N7G16     30.31S                  
MONTICELLO*    CLOUDY    45  31  58 N14G20    30.32R                  
WILLIAMSBURG*  CLOUDY    45  30  57 NW9       30.28R                  
MIDDLESBORO*   CLOUDY    47  31  53 N8G18     30.26R                  
HARLAN APT*    CLOUDY    44  27  51 NW10G16   30.25R                  
PIKE CO APT*   CLOUDY    44  31  61 W7        30.23S                  
BIG SANDY APT* CLOUDY    47  32  56 NW5       30.24R                  
MOREHEAD APT*  CLOUDY    50  30  46 NW12G18   30.28S                  
ASHLAND*       PTSUNNY   48  33  56 NW10G20   30.25S                  

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Current Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Conditions in Kentucky
Based on observations at 500pm EDT, Thursday April 19, 2018

Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 52 degrees west, near 49 degrees central, and near 46 degrees east. Current sky conditions are partly sunny west, partly sunny central, and cloudy east. In the west, relative humidity is near 48%, and the dew point is near 33 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 52%, and the dew point is near 32 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 53%, and the dew point is near 30 degrees. Current drying conditions are good west, fair central, and fair east. Winds are from the north at 15 mph with gusts at 23 mph west, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Winds are from the north at 10 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are variable at 5 mph east, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 54 degrees at Louisville International. The lowest temperature is 45 degrees at Somerset and London.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook For BREATHITT County, Kentucky
356 PM EDT Thu Apr 19 2018

   FREEZE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM TO 10 AM EDT FRIDAY  

This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of eastern Kentucky.

 DAY ONE  Tonight.

Frost and below freezing temperatures are expected in the valleys late
tonight into early Friday morning.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Friday through Wednesday.

Frost and near freezing temperatures are likely in the valleys 
late Friday night into early Saturday morning. 

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Spotter activation is not anticipated.

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7-Day Forecast For BREATHITT County, KY
348 PM EDT Thu Apr 19 2018


FREEZE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM TO 10 AM EDT FRIDAY

TONIGHT
Mostly clear. Areas of frost late. Lows in the lower 30s. Light winds.

FRIDAY
Sunny. Areas of frost early. Highs around 60. Light winds.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Clear. Areas of frost near dawn. Lows in the mid 30s. Light winds.

SATURDAY
Sunny. Highs in the mid 60s. Light winds.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 40s. Light winds.

SUNDAY
Mostly cloudy. Highs in the upper 60s.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers. Lows in the upper 40s.

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

MONDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers. Lows in the upper 40s.

TUESDAY
Cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers. Highs in the mid 60s.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers. Lows in the upper 40s.

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

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers. Lows in the mid 40s.

THURSDAY
Mostly sunny with a 30 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
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                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   APR 25-29 APR 27-MAY 3    APR       APR-JUN                      
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   Temperature:     Normal       Normal      Below      Above                      
 Precipitation:     Normal       Normal      Above      Above                      

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

Hydrological Drought (PDSI) Situation:
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Current Long-term Hydrological Moisture Status: UNUSUAL MOIST SPELL   (PDSI=   2.66)
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=   1.68)
Change From Previous Week: DRIER      SOILS ( -0.97)

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 04-12-2018 to 04-18-2018

Temperatures for the period averaged 56 degrees across the state which was 0 degrees from normal and 12 degrees warmer than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 67 in the West to 69 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 2 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 1 degrees warmer than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 47 degrees in the West to 45 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 1 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 5 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 86 degrees at LOUISA 1S and the extreme low was 22 degrees at MONTICELLO AWOS.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 1.43 inches statewide which was 0.43 inches above normal and 143% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 1.58 inches, Central 1.45 inches, Bluegrass 1.38 inches and East 1.29 inches, which was 0.45, 0.43, 0.47 and 0.34 inches above normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.00 inches at MONTICELLO AWOS to a high of 3.57 inches at WHITLEY CITY 3N.

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Almanac Information
Thursday April 19, 2018 the 109th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination 11.510000
Distance 0.999719 AU
Rise 06:57 EDT Set 20:19 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:37 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:30 EDT Ends 20:45 EDT

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Normal Max/Min Temperature for Today: 70 / 46
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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...



APRIL 19TH
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1775...
The first engagement of the Revolutionary War took place under clear crisp
weather at Lexington-Concord. (Sandra and TI Richard Sanders - 1987)
...1941...
The temperature at Sodus NY soared to 95 degrees. The next day Albany NY
reported a record for April of 93 degrees. (The Weather Channel)
...1973...
Glenrock WY received 41 inches of snow in just 24 hours, and a storm total
of 58 inches, to establish two state records. (18th-20th) (David Ludlum)
(The Weather Channel)
...1976...
The northeastern U.S. was in the midst of an early season heat wave, and
the Boston Marathon took place in 90 degree heat. At Providence RI the
mercury hit 98 degrees. (David Ludlum)

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