Caldwell County, KY Weather And Climate Synopsis

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Updated Wednesday Evening, May 23, 2018

...Drier Conditions Today & Thursday...

High pressure will continue to keep Kentucky dry through tomorrow with a bit less muggy air in place. Look for highs tomorrow in the low to middle 80s. The dry pattern will not last long as chances return to the forecast on Friday and remain on a daily basis into next week. Not looking at a wash out, but each day will carry isolated to scattered chances, much like was seen this previous week. Torrential rainfall, gusty winds, and cloud to ground lightning will all be a possibility.

Temperatures will remain in the 80s over the weekend. In addition to elevated dewpoints, Kentucky is looking at a hot and humid Memorial Day weekend.

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Regional Hourly Observations For CALDWELL County, Kentucky
Issued at 400 AM EDT THU MAY 24 2018
PADUCAH        FAIR      67  65  93 CALM      30.09R                  
HENDERSON      NOT AVBL                                               
OWENSBORO      FAIR      69  61  75 NE6       30.12R                  
HOPKINSVILLE   FAIR      71  65  80 E3        30.08S                  
BOWLING GREEN  FAIR      67  64  90 CALM      30.10F                  
GLASGOW        FAIR      66  60  81 NE6       30.11F                  

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Current Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Conditions in Kentucky
Based on observations at 400am EDT, Thursday May 24, 2018

Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 67 degrees west, near 65 degrees central, and near 61 degrees east. Current sky conditions are fair west, fair central, and fair east. In the west, relative humidity is near 93%, and the dew point is near 65 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 72%, and the dew point is near 56 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 87%, and the dew point is near 57 degrees. Current drying conditions are poor west, fair central, and poor east. The livestock heat stress category is no stress west, no stress central, and no stress east. Winds are calm west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the east at 8 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are calm east, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 71 degrees at Hopkinsville. The lowest temperature is 61 degrees at Jackson.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook For CALDWELL County, Kentucky
323 PM CDT Wed May 23 2018

 DAY ONE  This Afternoon and Tonight

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Thursday through Tuesday

Scattered thunderstorms are expected Friday into Tuesday, mainly 
during the heat of the day. Locally heavy rain, gusty winds and 
deadly lightning will be the primary concerns.


Spotter activation will not be needed.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

7-Day Forecast For CALDWELL County, KY
319 PM CDT Wed May 23 2018

Mostly clear. Patchy fog after midnight. Lows in the mid 60s. Northeast winds around 5 mph in the evening becoming calm after midnight.

Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 80s. Northeast winds around 5 mph.

Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 60s. East winds around 5 mph.

Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 80s. Southwest winds 5 mph.

Partly cloudy. A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight. Lows in the upper 60s. South winds around 5 mph.

Partly sunny with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s.

Partly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight. Lows in the upper 60s.

Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s.

Mostly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening. Lows in the upper 60s.

Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s.

Mostly cloudy. Lows in the upper 60s.

Partly sunny with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s.

Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 60s.

Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For CALDWELL County, Kentucky
                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                MAY 29-JUN 2 MAY 31-JUN 6    MAY       MAY-JUL                      
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   Temperature:      Above        Above      Above      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Above        Above      Below      Above                      

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

Hydrological Drought (PDSI) Situation:

Current Long-term Hydrological Moisture Status: NEAR NORMAL           (PDSI=   0.91)
Rainfall Needed:  0.00 inches ABOVE NORMAL

Crop Moisture (CMI) Situation:

Current Short-term Crop Moisture Status: Favorable For Normal Growth And Fieldwork    (CMI=   0.30)
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 05-16-2018 to 05-22-2018

Temperatures for the period averaged 73 degrees across the state which was 8 degrees warmer than normal and 2 degrees cooler than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 83 in the West to 82 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 4 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 5 degrees warmer than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 66 degrees in the West to 63 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 10 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 12 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 91 degrees at LOUISVILLE APT and the extreme low was 53 degrees at BLACK MOUNTAIN ARC.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 1.71 inches statewide which was 0.58 inches above normal and 151% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 1.66 inches, Central 1.21 inches, Bluegrass 2.30 inches and East 1.65 inches, which was 0.53, 0.02, 1.22 and 0.52 inches above normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.35 inches at KOOMER RIDGE to a high of 4.49 inches at HENDERSON 5E.

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Almanac Information
Thursday May 24, 2018 the 144th Day of Year

Declination 20.950000
Distance 0.999717 AU
Rise 06:21 EDT Set 20:50 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:35 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 05:52 EDT Ends 21:19 EDT

Normal Max/Min Temperature for Today: 80 / 57

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...

Six inches of snow blanketed Kentucky. Just four days earlier as much as
ten inches of snow had fallen across Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia. Six
days earlier a violent storm had wrecked nine ships on Lake Michigan.
(David Ludlum)
... 1925...
Lexington, KY's latest snowflakes (just a trace fell). (Louisville NWS)
A tornado touched down near the town of Pratt KS and traveled at the
incredibly slow speed of just 5 mph. (The Weather Channel)
Hail fell near Ada OK to a depth of six to eight inches, and rainfall
runoff left drifts of hail up to five feet high. (The Weather Channel)
In the Memorial Tournament, Tom Watson shot a 69 in the second round 
in rain, freezing temperatures, and 30 mph winds in Dublin, Ohio. That was 
10 strokes better than the average of the rest of the golfers that day. He 
continued to play well and won the tournament. He said he was used to it 
since he is from Kansas City.
... 2000...
A tornado (F0) touched down briefly along Liberty Church Road in Auburn 
(Logan County), KY. An F0 tornado also quickly touched down in Bowling Green.
(NWS Louisville)
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