Clark County, KY Weather And Climate Synopsis

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Updated Monday Morning, April 12, 2021

...Mostly dry, cooler week ahead...

As of 10AM, mostly cloudy skies remain across the NE portion of KY, while the rest of the state is seeing sunny skies. Look for these clouds to push off to the east later this afternoon. Highs will jump into the middle 60s to middle 70s, highest across Western/West-Central KY and lowest across the NE.

Outside of some light isolated to scattered rain showers tomorrow, the rest of the week looks to run mostly dry and cooler. Highs will run in the 60s and lows will run in the 40s most of the time. Saying that, portions of the eastern half of the state could see some middle 30s mix into the forecast on Thursday and Friday morning, introducing the possibility of some patchy frost.

Outlooks keep this cooler and drier trend in place through the 3rd week of April.

Now is the time to be scouting alfalfa weevil. Most of the state has now exceeded 190 degree days. More information on when and how to scout the pest can be found here. A map showing insect degree day accumulations for alfalfa weevil can be accessed here.

Wheat specialists also say now is the time to scout for any freeze damage after lows in the 20s about a week and a half ago. More info here.

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Regional Hourly Observations For CLARK County, Kentucky
Issued at 900 PM EDT MON APR 12 2021
LEXINGTON      CLEAR     60  41  49 NW3       29.94R                  
COVINGTON      PTCLDY    60  40  47 NW6       29.93R                  
FRANKFORT      CLEAR     62  43  49 W5        29.93R                  

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Current Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Conditions in Kentucky
Based on observations at 900pm EDT, Monday April 12, 2021

Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 62 degrees west, near 60 degrees central, and near 62 degrees east. Current sky conditions are partly cloudy west, clear central, and clear east. In the west, relative humidity is near 64%, and the dew point is near 50 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 49%, and the dew point is near 41 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 42%, and the dew point is near 39 degrees. Current drying conditions are fair west, good central, and good east. Winds are calm west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the northwest at 3 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are variable at 3 mph east, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 66 degrees at Hopkinsville. The lowest temperature is 60 degrees at Lexington, Fort Knox, and Covington.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook For CLARK County, Kentucky
250 PM EDT Mon Apr 12 2021 /150 PM CDT Mon Apr 12 2021/

 DAY ONE  Tonight.

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Tuesday through Sunday.

Patchy frost is possible Thursday and Friday morning in portions of 
Southern Indiana and Central Kentucky.


Spotter activation is not anticipated at this time.

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7-Day Forecast For CLARK County, KY
249 PM EDT Mon Apr 12 2021

Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 40s. Northwest winds up to 10 mph.

Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers. Highs in the mid 60s. Northwest winds up to 5 mph.

Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers. Lows in the upper 40s. Northwest winds up to 5 mph.

Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers. Highs in the lower 60s. West winds up to 10 mph.

Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s. Northwest winds up to 10 mph.

Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 50s.

Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 30s.

Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 60s.

Partly cloudy. Lows around 40.

Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers. Highs in the lower 60s.

Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 40s.

Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers. Highs in the lower 60s.

Partly cloudy. Lows around 40.

Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 60s.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For CLARK County, Kentucky
                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   APR 18-22    APR 20-26    APR       APR-JUN                      
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   Temperature:      Below        Below      Above      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Below        Below     Normal      Above                      

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Drought Status For CLARK 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=   1.31)
Rainfall Needed:  0.00 inches ABOVE NORMAL

Crop Moisture (CMI) Situation:

Current Short-term Crop Moisture Status: Prospects Above Normal, Some Fields Too Wet  (CMI=   1.40)
Change From Previous Week: WETTER     SOILS (  0.01)

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 04-05-2021 to 04-11-2021

Temperatures for the period averaged 63 degrees across the state which was 10 degrees warmer than normal and 16 degrees warmer than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 76 in the West to 75 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 9 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 9 degrees warmer than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 54 degrees in the West to 50 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 86 degrees at EVANSVILLE ASOS and the extreme low was 33 degrees at BARBOURVILLE 3E.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.79 inches statewide which was 0.2 inches below normal and 79% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 0.63 inches, Central 0.74 inches, Bluegrass 0.93 inches and East 0.84 inches, which was -0.50, -0.28, 0.03 and -0.09 inches respectively from normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.12 inches at OWENSBORO AWSS to a high of 1.68 inches at MAYFIELD 6SW.

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Almanac Information
Monday April 12, 2021 the 102th Day of Year

Declination 9.140000
Distance 0.999719 AU
Rise 07:06 EDT Set 20:13 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:38 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:40 EDT Ends 20:38 EDT

Normal Max/Min Temperature for Today: 67 / 44

Calculations made for central point in Kentucky
Time in ET -- and will vary due to location and
elevation -- Priddy

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peak gust of 231 mph, the highest wind speed ever clocked in the world.
(David Ludlum)
A record high temperature of 85 degrees was recorded at the Jackson Weather 

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