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Updated Monday Evening, June 18, 2018

...Hot And Humid With Isolated To Scattered Storms Today & Tomorrow...

Isolated storms have popped up across Kentucky during the heat of the afternoon. Look for these storms to persist during the evening hours, before tapering overnight. Storms will continue to be capable of producing heavy rain as the state sits in a very moist air mass.

Speaking of heat, highs have reached into the upper 80s to low 90s this afternoon with heat indices around 100 for much of Kentucky. This has pushed the livestock heat stress index into the Danger category this afternoon. This will likely be the case again tomorrow, before a bit more clouds and more storm coverage keeps temperatures a bit lower over the second half of the week.

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Regional Hourly Observations For CLARK County, Kentucky
Issued at 1000 PM EDT MON JUN 18 2018
NORTHEAST KENTUCKY
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
LEXINGTON      FAIR      79  69  71 SW6       30.05R                  
COVINGTON      FAIR      83  71  67 SW5       30.01R                  
FRANKFORT      FAIR      79  69  71 SW7       30.03R                  

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Current Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Conditions in Kentucky
Based on observations at 1000pm EDT, Monday June 18, 2018

Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 83 degrees west, near 79 degrees central, and near 78 degrees east. Current sky conditions are fair west, fair central, and fair east. In the west, relative humidity is near 64%, and the dew point is near 70 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 71%, and the dew point is near 69 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 71%, and the dew point is near 68 degrees. Current drying conditions are fair west, fair central, and fair east. The livestock heat stress category is no stress west, no stress central, and no stress east. Winds are from the south at 3 mph west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the southwest at 6 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 87 degrees at Louisville International. The lowest temperature is 78 degrees at Jackson.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook For CLARK County, Kentucky
335 PM EDT Mon Jun 18 2018 /235 PM CDT Mon Jun 18 2018/

 DAY ONE  This Afternoon and Tonight.

Isolated to scattered thunderstorms will be possible across the
outlook area this afternoon and evening. Locally heavy rainfall,
gusty winds, and frequent lightning will be the main threats.

In addition, heat index values will top out in the upper 90s to near
100 degrees. Take necessary precautions if planning to be outdoors
this afternoon. 

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Tuesday through Sunday.

Another hot and humid day is expected on Tuesday with afternoon heat
indices topping out in the upper 90s to near 100.

The latest weather forecasts suggests that the overall weather
pattern will become quite unsettled for the mid to late week period.
Thunderstorms will be possible each day from Wednesday through
Friday. Some strong storms will be possible during the period.
However, torrential rainfall, gusty winds, and frequent lightning
will be the main weather hazards.  

Training of storms will be possible Wednesday through Friday and this
may result in localized flood issues in some areas.

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Spotter activation may be required later this week as the weather
pattern becomes more active. 

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7-Day Forecast For CLARK County, KY
325 PM EDT Mon Jun 18 2018

TONIGHT
Mostly clear. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening. Lows around 70. Southwest winds up to 5 mph.

TUESDAY
Partly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s. West winds up to 5 mph.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows around 70. Southwest winds up to 5 mph.

WEDNESDAY
Partly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s. West winds 5 to 10 mph.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with showers and thunderstorms likely. Lows in the upper 60s. West winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 60 percent.

THURSDAY
Showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 80s. Chance of precipitation 80 percent.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Showers and thunderstorms likely. Lows in the upper 60s. Chance of precipitation 60 percent.

FRIDAY
Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Showers and thunderstorms likely. Lows in the upper 60s. Chance of precipitation 60 percent.

SATURDAY
Partly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 60s.

SUNDAY
Partly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 60s.

MONDAY
Showers and thunderstorms likely. Highs in the mid 80s. Chance of precipitation 60 percent.

Day 1 Precip, Day 2, 5 Day Total, Days 1-5, ALL


Medium & Long Range Outlook For CLARK County, Kentucky
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                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   JUN 24-28 JUN 26-JUL 2    JUN       JUN-AUG                      
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   Temperature:      Above        Above      Above      Above                      
 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=  -0.39)
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=   0.01)
Change From Previous Week: DRIER      SOILS ( -0.33)

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 06-11-2018 to 06-17-2018

Temperatures for the period averaged 77 degrees across the state which was 5 degrees warmer than normal and 4 degrees warmer than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 90 in the West to 85 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 5 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 2 degrees warmer than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 70 degrees in the West to 65 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 7 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 7 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 97 degrees at BOWLING GREEN APT and the extreme low was 56 degrees at PAINTSVILLE 4W.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 1.03 inches statewide which was 0.01 inches above normal and 101% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 0.97 inches, Central 0.87 inches, Bluegrass 1.31 inches and East 0.98 inches, which was 0.00, -0.15, 0.28 and -0.06 inches respectively from normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.00 inches at MONTICELLO AWOS to a high of 3.88 inches at STANFORD 4NE.

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Almanac Information
Monday June 18, 2018 the 169th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination 23.420000
Distance 0.999716 AU
Rise 06:16 EDT Set 21:04 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:39 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 05:45 EDT Ends 21:34 EDT

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Normal Max/Min Temperature for Today: 85 / 62
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Calculations made for central point in Kentucky
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elevation -- Priddy

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JUNE 18TH...HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1875...
A severe coastal storm (or possible hurricane) struck the Atlantic coast
from Cape Cod to Nova Scotia. Eastport ME reported wind gusts to 57 mph.
(David Ludlum)
...1958...
Hailstones up to four inches in diameter killed livestock as a storm passed
from Joliet to Belfry in Carbon County MT. (The Weather Channel)
...1970...
Wind and rain, and hail up to seven inches deep, caused more than five
million dollars damage at Oberlin KS. (The Weather Channel)

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