Carter 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 CARTER County, Kentucky
Issued at 200 AM EST TUE FEB 20 2018
LEXINGTON      FAIR      63  56  78 S16       30.15F                  
COVINGTON      CLOUDY    62  57  83 S14       30.10S                  
FRANKFORT      FAIR      64  54  69 S9        30.12S                  

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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 CARTER County, Kentucky
204 AM EST Mon Feb 19 2018

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight.

Hazardous weather is not expected at this time.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Tuesday through Sunday.

Periods of rain, some heavy at times, is expected Wednesday into 
Thursday, with additional rounds of rain expected Friday into the 
weekend. This could create additional flooding issues across the
region. Although exact details are still uncertain, southeast Ohio,
and areas near to the Ohio River look to be most vulnerable.
Additional flood headlines may be necessary. 


Weather spotters are encouraged to report significant weather
 conditions according to Standard Operating Procedures.

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7-Day Forecast For CARTER County, KY
233 AM EST Tue Feb 20 2018

Partly cloudy and not as cool. Near steady temperature around 60. South winds 5 to 10 mph with gusts up to 20 mph.

Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 80s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph with gusts up to 25 mph.

Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 60s. South winds 5 to 10 mph with gusts up to 20 mph.

Partly sunny with a chance of showers with a slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning, then mostly cloudy with showers in the afternoon. Not as warm with highs in the lower 70s. Temperature falling into the lower 60s in the afternoon. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 30 mph, becoming northwest 5 to 10 mph with gusts up to 20 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain 80 percent.

Showers likely. Much cooler with lows in the mid 40s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.

Showers. Much cooler with highs in the lower 50s. Chance of rain 80 percent.

Cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers. Near steady temperature in the upper 40s.

Showers likely. Much warmer with highs in the lower 70s. Chance of rain 60 percent.

Cloudy. A chance of showers in the evening, then showers likely after midnight. Lows in the mid 50s. Chance of rain 70 percent.

Showers. Highs in the upper 60s. Lows in the lower 50s. Chance of rain 80 percent.

Mostly cloudy with showers likely in the morning, then partly sunny in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 60s. Chance of rain 60 percent.

Partly cloudy. Lows around 40. Highs around 60.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For CARTER County, Kentucky
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   Temperature:      Above        Above     Normal      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Above       Normal      Above      Above                      

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Drought Status For CARTER 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=   2.68)
Rainfall Needed:  0.00 inches ABOVE NORMAL

Crop Moisture (CMI) Situation:

Current Short-term Crop Moisture Status: Excessively Wet, Some Fields Flooded         (CMI=   4.17)
Change From Previous Week: WETTER     SOILS (  0.04)

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

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

Normal Max/Min Temperature for Today: 49 / 27

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Time in ET -- and will vary due to location and
elevation -- Priddy

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Weather History...

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