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Regional Hourly Observations For CLARK County, Kentucky
Issued at 700 AM EDT SUN AUG 19 2018
NORTHEAST KENTUCKY
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
LEXINGTON      FAIR      67  65  93 CALM      29.95R FOG              
COVINGTON      FAIR      70  67  90 NE6       29.96R                  
FRANKFORT      FOG       67  66  97 NW3       29.94R VSB 1/4          

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Current Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Conditions in Kentucky
Based on observations at 700am EDT, Sunday August 19, 2018

Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 69 degrees west, near 67 degrees central, and near 69 degrees east. Current sky conditions are fair west, fair central, and cloudy east. In the west, relative humidity is near 96%, and the dew point is near 68 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 93%, and the dew point is near 65 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 96%, and the dew point is near 68 degrees. Current drying conditions are poor west, poor central, and poor east. The livestock heat stress category is no stress west, no stress central, and no stress east. There is patchy fog across the state. Winds are calm west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are calm 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 Louisville International and Louisville Bowman. The lowest temperature is 64 degrees at Henderson.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook For CLARK County, Kentucky
313 AM EDT Sun Aug 19 2018 /213 AM CDT Sun Aug 19 2018/

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight.

Pockets of locally dense fog may reduce visibilities to a half mile
or less in a few spots this morning. 

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Monday through Saturday.

Thunderstorms are possible Monday into Tuesday. A few stronger storms
will produce gusty winds and locally heavy rainfall. 

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Spotters should report any high rainfall amounts, flooding, and 
strong wind gusts or damage Monday into Tuesday.

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7-Day Forecast For CLARK County, KY
256 AM EDT Sun Aug 19 2018

TODAY
Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Areas of fog in the morning. Highs in the lower 80s. Northeast winds up to 5 mph.

TONIGHT
Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 60s. East winds up to 5 mph.

MONDAY
Partly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s. South winds up to 10 mph.

MONDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 70s. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.

TUESDAY
Showers likely and chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 80s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.

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

WEDNESDAY
Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 70s.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 50s.

THURSDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 70s.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 50s.

FRIDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 80s.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 60s.

SATURDAY
Partly cloudy with chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 80s. Chance of precipitation 30 percent.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For CLARK County, Kentucky
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                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   AUG 24-28 AUG 26-SEP 1    AUG       AUG-OCT                      
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   Temperature:     Normal        Above      Above      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Below        Above     Normal     Normal                      

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

Hydrological Drought (PDSI) Situation:
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Current Long-term Hydrological Moisture Status: NEAR NORMAL           (PDSI=  -0.25)
Rainfall Needed:  0.00 inches ABOVE NORMAL


Crop Moisture (CMI) Situation:
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Current Short-term Crop Moisture Status: Favorable For Normal Growth And Fieldwork    (CMI=   0.16)
Change From Previous Week: DRIER      SOILS ( -0.19)

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 08-11-2018 to 08-17-2018

Temperatures for the period averaged 75 degrees across the state which was 0 degrees from normal and 4 degrees cooler than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 87 in the West to 84 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 1 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 2 degrees cooler than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 68 degrees in the West to 65 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 2 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 2 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 94 degrees at MADISONVILLE 4S and the extreme low was 58 degrees at RICHMOND 8E.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 1.56 inches statewide which was 0.7 inches above normal and 181% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 0.84 inches, Central 2.07 inches, Bluegrass 2.71 inches and East 0.63 inches, which was 0.04, 1.23, 1.84 and -0.31 inches respectively from normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.05 inches at MIDDLESBORO AWOS to a high of 6.78 inches at CINCINNATI.

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Almanac Information
Sunday August 19, 2018 the 231th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination 12.450000
Distance 0.999717 AU
Rise 06:57 EDT Set 20:26 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:41 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:31 EDT Ends 20:52 EDT

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Normal Max/Min Temperature for Today: 85 / 62
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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...



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AUGUST 19TH...HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1788...
A small but powerful hurricane inflicted great havoc upon forests along a
narrow track from New Jersey to Maine. A similar storm track today would
cause extreme disaster in the now populated area. (David Ludlum)
...1969...
'Never say die' Camille let loose a cloudburst in Virginia resulting in
flash floods and landslides which killed 151 persons and cause 140 million
dollars damage. Massies Hill VA received 27 inches of rain. (David Ludlum)
...1986...
The temperature at San Antonio TX soared to an all-time record high of 108
degrees. (Sandra and TI Richard Sanders - 1987)
...1987...
Thunderstorms moving out of southeastern Nebraska spread severe weather
into eastern Kansas and western Missouri during the day. Thunderstorms in
Nebraska produced hail three inches in diameter at Albion, and high winds
which downed a large tent at Waterloo injuring a dozen persons.
Thunderstorms in Kansas produced baseball size hail northwest of Topeka,
and wind gusts to 80 mph at Fulton. Ten persons were injured in a
thunderstorm at Princeton KS, and damage to crops in southern Franklin
County KS was estimated at 3.5 million dollars. (Storm Data) (The National
Weather Summary)
...1988...
Raleigh NC reported a record hot temperature reading of 103 degrees.
Afternoon thunderstorms in Oklahoma produced wind gusts to 75 mph in
southern Pittsburgh County. Thunderstorms in Indiana produced 4.50 inches
of rain at Morgantown. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)
...1989...
Early morning thunderstorms deluged southeastern Delaware with six to ten
inches of rain in four to six hours, with local reports of 13 to 20 inches
of rain. Twenty-six major roads were closed or damaged, and fourteen
bridges were washed out. Flooding caused nearly four million dollars damage
to local businesses. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)
...1999...A tornado (F0) touched down briefly near Crab Orchard (Lincoln, 
County, KY), rendering a trailer unsalvageable. The roof of the trailer was 
blown 200 feet. (NWS Louisville)

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