Clark County, KY Weather And Climate Synopsis


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Updated Friday, September 18, 2020

...Dry Into Next Week; With Much Cooler, Fall-Like Temperatures...

Spectacular Fall weather this weekend!
Much cooler and drier air will be moving into the area through the weekend. Dewpoints today will drop into the 40s with gusty northeast winds. Dewpoints will drop even further on Saturday with slightly less gusty northeast winds. No rain is forecast through the middle of next week as dew points and temperatures increase.

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Regional Hourly Observations For CLARK County, Kentucky
Issued at 800 AM EDT FRI SEP 18 2020
NORTHEAST KENTUCKY
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
LEXINGTON      CLOUDY    57  52  83 N12       30.11R                  
COVINGTON      FAIR      55  46  71 NE16      30.15R                  
FRANKFORT      FAIR      58  50  75 N7        30.12R                  

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Current Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Conditions in Kentucky
Based on observations at 800am EDT, Friday September 18, 2020

Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 60 degrees west, near 57 degrees central, and near 58 degrees east. Current sky conditions are fair west, cloudy central, and cloudy east. In the west, relative humidity is near 83%, and the dew point is near 55 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 83%, and the dew point is near 52 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 84%, and the dew point is near 53 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. Winds are from the north at 6 mph west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the north at 12 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 61 degrees at London, Hopkinsville, and Bowling Green. The lowest temperature is 55 degrees at Covington.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook For CLARK County, Kentucky
313 AM EDT Fri Sep 18 2020 /213 AM CDT Fri Sep 18 2020/

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight.

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Saturday through Thursday.

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.
 
 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Spotter activation is not anticipated.

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7-Day Forecast For CLARK County, KY
313 AM EDT Fri Sep 18 2020

TODAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 60s. North winds 5 to 15 mph.

TONIGHT
Clear. Lows in the mid 40s. Northeast winds 5 to 15 mph.

SATURDAY
Sunny. Highs in the upper 60s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Clear. Lows in the lower 40s. Northeast winds up to 10 mph.

SUNDAY
Sunny. Highs in the lower 70s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Clear. Lows in the mid 40s.

MONDAY
Sunny. Highs in the lower 70s.

MONDAY NIGHT
Clear. Lows in the lower 40s.

TUESDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 70s.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 40s.

WEDNESDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 70s.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 50s.

THURSDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 70s.

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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 
                   SEP 23-27 SEP 25-OCT 1    AUG       AUG-OCT                      
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   Temperature:     Normal        Above      Above      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Below        Below      Above      Above                      

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

Hydrological Drought (PDSI) Situation:
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Current Long-term Hydrological Moisture Status: NEAR NORMAL           (PDSI=   1.53)
Rainfall Needed:  0.00 inches ABOVE NORMAL


Crop Moisture (CMI) Situation:
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Current Short-term Crop Moisture Status: Moisture Adequate For Present Needs          (CMI=   0.00)
Change From Previous Week: WETTER     SOILS (  0.15)

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 09-11-2020 to 09-17-2020

Temperatures for the period averaged 72 degrees across the state which was 2 degrees warmer than normal and no change to the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 83 in the West to 79 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 0 degrees from normal in the West to 2 degrees cooler than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 64 degrees in the West to 64 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 5 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 8 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 91 degrees at PEABODY and the extreme low was 47 degrees at CARLISLE 5SW.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 1.05 inches statewide which was 0.21 inches above normal and 125% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 0.33 inches, Central 1.05 inches, Bluegrass 1.18 inches and East 1.64 inches, which was -0.53, 0.11, 0.43 and 0.82 inches respectively from normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.00 inches at CALHOUN 5NW to a high of 4.94 inches at MCKEE 5S.

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Almanac Information
Friday September 18, 2020 the 262th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination 1.290000
Distance 0.999719 AU
Rise 07:24 EDT Set 19:40 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:32 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:58 EDT Ends 20:05 EDT

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Normal Max/Min Temperature for Today: 78 / 55
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Weather History...



SEPTEMBER 18TH
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1926...
The great "Miami Hurricane" produced winds reaching 138 mph which drove
ocean waters into the Biscayne Bay drowning 135 persons. The eye of the
hurricane passed over Miami, at which time the barometric pressure reached
27.61 inches. Tides up to twelve feet high accompanied the hurricane, which
claimed a total of 372 lives. (David Ludlum) (The Weather Channel)
...1987...
Early morning thunderstorms in northern Texas produced wind gusts to 65 mph
at Sulphur Springs, and 2.50 inches of rain in one hour at Commerce, which
caused widespread street flooding. Bonham TX received 4.50 inches of rain
which also resulted in widespread street flooding as Pig Branch overflowed
its banks. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)
...1988...
A strong cold front produced severe thunderstorms in the north central U.S.
High winds behind the cold front gusted to 92 mph at Fort Collins CO, and
up to a foot of snow blanketed the mountains of Montana, with seven inches
reported at Great Falls. High winds in Colorado caused three million
dollars damage. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)
...1989...
Hurricane Hugo hit Puerto Rico, producing wind gusts to 92 mph at San Juan,
and wind gusts to 120 mph at Roosevelt Roads. Hugo produced a storm surge
of four to six feet, and northeastern sections of the island were deluged
with more than ten inches of rain. Hugo claimed the lives of a dozen
persons in Puerto Rico, and caused a bilion dollars damage, including 100
million dollars damage to crops. Thunderstorms representing what remained
of Hurricane Octave continued to bring heavy rain to the valleys of
northern California. Heavier 24 hour rainfall totals included 3.15 inches
at Redding, and 2.66 inches at Red Bluff. (The National Weather Summary)
(Storm Data)
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