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Updated Tuesday Evening, January 23, 2018
...Mostly Cloudy & Cooler Today...

Kentucky is roughly 20 degrees cooler than yesterday with the passage of a cold front. As of 430 PM, most of the state sits in the upper 30s to low 40s. Lows tonight will dip into the middle to upper 20s with some stray light wintry precipitation. Not expecting impacts with the warm ground temperatures in place.

After another similar cool day tomorrow, warmer temperatures arrive again for the end of the work week, along with dry conditions.


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Regional Hourly Observations For CLARK County, Kentucky
Issued at 800 PM EST TUE JAN 23 2018
NORTHEAST KENTUCKY
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
LEXINGTON      CLOUDY    38  30  73 W10       30.09R WCI  31          
COVINGTON      LGT RAIN  36  32  85 W17G25    30.04R WCI  26          
FRANKFORT      CLOUDY    37  30  75 W9        30.09R WCI  30          

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Current Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Conditions in Kentucky
Based on observations at 800pm EST, Tuesday January 23, 2018

Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 38 degrees west, near 38 degrees central, and near 38 degrees east. Current sky conditions are cloudy west, cloudy central, and cloudy east. In the west, relative humidity is near 67%, and the dew point is near 28 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 73%, and the dew point is near 30 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 70%, and the dew point is near 29 degrees. Current drying conditions are fair west, fair central, and fair east. Tobacco stripping conditions are marginal west, marginal central, and marginal east. Winds are from the north at 3 mph west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the west at 10 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The wind chill is near 31 degrees central. Winds are variable at 6 mph with gusts at 21 mph east, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. The wind chill is near 33 degrees east. 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 40 degrees at London. The lowest temperature is 34 degrees at Fort Knox.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook For CLARK County, Kentucky
339 PM EST Tue Jan 23 2018 /239 PM CST Tue Jan 23 2018/

 DAY ONE  Tonight.

Gusty west winds with peak gusts of 25 to 35 mph will continue 
across southern Indiana and central Kentucky through this evening.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Wednesday through Monday.

No hazardous weather is expected at this time. 

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Spotter activation will not be needed.

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7-Day Forecast For CLARK County, KY
549 PM EST Tue Jan 23 2018

TONIGHT
Cloudy. Slight chance of light sleet, rain showers and snow showers in the evening, then chance of flurries and slight chance of light sleet after midnight. Lows in the upper 20s. West winds 5 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation 20 percent.

WEDNESDAY
Mostly cloudy. Chance of flurries and sprinkles. Highs in the upper 30s. West winds 5 to 10 mph.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 20s. West winds up to 10 mph.

THURSDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 40s. Southwest winds up to 10 mph.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Clear. Lows in the lower 30s. South winds around 5 mph.

FRIDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 50s.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers. Lows in the lower 40s.

SATURDAY
Showers likely. Highs in the upper 50s. Chance of showers 60 percent.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Showers likely. Lows in the lower 40s. Chance of showers 70 percent.

SUNDAY
Partly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers. Highs around 50.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of snow showers possibly mixed with rain showers. Lows in the upper 20s.

MONDAY
Partly cloudy. Highs around 40.

MONDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 20s.

TUESDAY
Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 40s.

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

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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=   0.37)
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=   0.61)
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 01-16-2018 to 01-22-2018

Temperatures for the period averaged 32 degrees across the state which was 1 degrees cooler than normal and 4 degrees cooler than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 39 in the West to 43 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 4 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 0 degrees from normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 23 degrees in the West to 22 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 2 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 1 degrees cooler than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 68 degrees at LOUISA 1S and the extreme low was -17 degrees at MONTICELLO AWOS.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.29 inches statewide which was 0.54 inches below normal and 35% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 0.52 inches, Central 0.27 inches, Bluegrass 0.17 inches and East 0.18 inches, which was 0.36, 0.61, 0.55 and 0.67 inches below normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.04 inches at MONTICELLO AWOS to a high of 0.78 inches at PADUCAH ASOS.

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Almanac Information
Tuesday January 23, 2018 the 23th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination -19.200000
Distance 0.999724 AU
Rise 07:49 EST Set 17:52 EST
Transit Meridian 12:50 EST
Civil Twilight Begins 07:22 EST Ends 18:19 EST

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Normal Max/Min Temperature for Today: 42 / 22
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Calculations made for central point in Kentucky
Time in ET -- and will vary due to location and
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Weather History...



JANUARY 23RD
HISTORICAL WEATHER FACTS
...1780...
The coldest day of the coldest month of record in the northeastern U.S. A
British Army thermometer in New York City registered a reading of 16
degrees below zero. During that infamous hard winter the harbor was frozen
solid for five weeks, and the port was cut off from sea supply. (David
Ludlum)
...1971...
The temperature at Prospect Creek AK plunged to 80 degrees below zero, the
coldest reading of record for the United States. (David Ludlum)
...1987...
Strong winds ushered bitterly cold air into the north central U.S., and
produced snow squalls in the Great Lakes Region. Snowfall totals in
northwest Lower Michigan ranged up to 17 inches in Leelanau County. Wind
chill temperatures reached 70 degrees below zero at Sault Ste Marie MI and
Hibbing MN. (National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
...1988...
Northeastern Colorado experienced its most severe windstorm in years. A
wind gust to 92 mph was recorded at Boulder CO before the anenometer blew
away, and in the mountains, a wind gust to 120 mph was reported at Mines
Peak. The high winds blew down a partially constructed viaduct east of
Boulder, as nine unanchored concrete girders, each weighing forty-five
tons, were blown off their supports. (National Weather Summary) (Storm
Data)
...1989...
Low pressure brought heavy snow to Wyoming, with 18 inches reported at the
Shoshone National Forest, and 17 inches in the Yellowstone Park area.
Gunnison CO, with a low of 19 degrees below zero, was the cold spot in the
nation for the twelfth day in a row. (National Weather Summary) (Storm
Data)
...1990...
A Pacific cold front brought strong and gusty winds to the northwestern
U.S. Winds in southeastern Idaho gusted to 62 mph at Burley. Strong winds
also prevailed along the eastern slopes of the northern and central
Rockies. Winds in Wyoming gusted to 74 mph in Goshen County. (National
Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
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