Butler County, KY Weather And Climate Synopsis


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Updated Monday Evening, February 19, 2018

...Near 80's By Tuesday!!! Very Wet But Warm Wednesday to the Weekend ...

As of 4:30 PM, most of the state had gotten into the 70s today. Quite the warmth for the middle of February! Amazingly, Kentucky will actually get warmer tomorrow. After only falling into the 60s overnight, look for highs in the mid to upper 70s tomorrow with strong southwest winds in place. Gusts over 30 mph from time to time are expected. Could see temperatures hit 80 for some.

After a couple days of dry weather, rain again makes a return tomorrow night. Chances will then stick around through the end of the week with multiple rounds in the forecast. Rain could be moderate to heavy at times. Looking at the potential for 2 to 5+ inches of additional rainfall. Higher totals to the west. This will likely result in more flooding across the area.


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Regional Hourly Observations For BUTLER County, Kentucky
Issued at 200 AM EST TUE FEB 20 2018
WESTERN AND SOUTH CENTRAL KENTUCKY
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
PADUCAH        FAIR      69  58  67 S12G22    30.01S                  
HENDERSON      FAIR      66  58  75 S16G23    30.04R                  
OWENSBORO      FAIR      66  58  75 S16       30.06S                  
HOPKINSVILLE   FAIR      69  57  65 S14G25    30.10S                  
BOWLING GREEN  FAIR      67  56  67 S13       30.14S                  
GLASGOW        FAIR      63  56  77 S8        30.16S                  

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Current Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Conditions in Kentucky
Based on observations at 200am EST, Tuesday February 20, 2018

Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 69 degrees west, near 63 degrees central, and near 65 degrees east. Current sky conditions are fair west, fair central, and mostly cloudy east. In the west, relative humidity is near 67%, and the dew point is near 58 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 78%, and the dew point is near 56 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 65%, and the dew point is near 53 degrees. Current drying conditions are fair west, fair central, and fair east. Winds are from the south at 12 mph with gusts at 22 mph west, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Winds are from the south at 16 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Winds are from the south at 8 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 69 degrees at Paducah and Hopkinsville. The lowest temperature is 62 degrees at Covington.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook For BUTLER County, Kentucky
944 PM EST Mon Feb 19 2018 /844 PM CST Mon Feb 19 2018/

 DAY ONE  Tonight.

No hazardous weather is expected at this time. 

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Tuesday through Sunday.

Wind gusts around 35 mph are expected from late morning through
sunset on Tuesday.

Several rounds of rainfall are likely from mid week through the
weekend across southern Indiana and central Kentucky. The axis of 
heaviest rainfall looks to be across southern Indiana and west 
central Kentucky where in excess of 3 inches is possible. With soils 
saturated and area streams and rivers running high, additional 
flooding is likely where the heaviest rainfall occurs. 

South winds may gust to 35 to 40 MPH Tuesday.

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Spotter activation is not anticipated at this time.

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7-Day Forecast For BUTLER County, KY
219 PM CST Mon Feb 19 2018

TONIGHT
Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 60s. South winds 10 to 15 mph.

TUESDAY
Breezy. Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 70s. South winds 15 to 25 mph.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Showers likely. Lows in the lower 60s. South winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of showers 70 percent.

WEDNESDAY
Showers and slight chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 60s. Temperatures falling into the 50s in the afternoon. West winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation near 100 percent.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Showers. Lows in the mid 40s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of showers near 100 percent.

THURSDAY
Showers likely and slight chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 50s. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers. Lows in the mid 50s.

FRIDAY
Showers. Highs around 70. Chance of showers 80 percent.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Showers. Lows in the mid 50s. Chance of showers 80 percent.

SATURDAY
Showers and slight chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 60s. Chance of precipitation 90 percent.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Showers. Lows in the mid 50s. Chance of showers 90 percent.

SUNDAY
Partly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers. Highs in the lower 60s.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers. Lows in the lower 40s.

MONDAY
Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 50s.

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


Medium & Long Range Outlook For BUTLER County, Kentucky
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                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                FEB 25-MAR 1 FEB 27-MAR 5    MAR       MAR-MAY                      
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   Temperature:      Above        Above     Normal      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Above       Normal      Above      Above                      

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

Hydrological Drought (PDSI) Situation:
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Current Long-term Hydrological Moisture Status: UNUSUAL MOIST SPELL   (PDSI=   2.39)
Rainfall Needed:  0.00 inches ABOVE NORMAL


Crop Moisture (CMI) Situation:
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Current Short-term Crop Moisture Status: Excessively Wet, Some Fields Flooded         (CMI=   3.46)
Change From Previous Week: WETTER     SOILS (  0.23)

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 02-12-2018 to 02-18-2018

Temperatures for the period averaged 47 degrees across the state which was 10 degrees warmer than normal and 10 degrees warmer than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 56 in the West to 56 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 7 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 7 degrees warmer than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 38 degrees in the West to 40 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 9 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 15 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 1.71 inches statewide which was 0.81 inches above normal and 189% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 1.27 inches, Central 1.55 inches, Bluegrass 2.02 inches and East 2.00 inches, which was 0.26, 0.57, 1.24 and 1.16 inches above normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.92 inches at FORT CAMPBELL to a high of 3.06 inches at WHITLEY CITY 3N.

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Almanac Information
Tuesday February 20, 2018 the 51th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination -10.560000
Distance 0.999723 AU
Rise 07:21 EST Set 18:23 EST
Transit Meridian 12:51 EST
Civil Twilight Begins 06:56 EST Ends 18:49 EST

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Normal Max/Min Temperature for Today: 49 / 27
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Weather History...



FEBRUARY 20TH
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1805...
The Potomac River was opened after being closed by ice for a period of two
months. (Sandra and TI Richard Sanders - 1987)
...1898...
Eastern Wisconsin experienced their biggest snowstorm of record. Racine
received thirty inches, and drifts around Milwaukee measured fifteen feet
high. (David Ludlum)
...1953...
A snowstorm in Nebraska, South Dakota, Iowa and Minnesota produced drifts
ten feet high which derailed trains. (David Ludlum)
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