Clark County, KY Weather And Climate Synopsis

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Updated Thursday Evening, April 19, 2018

...Freeze Warning and Frost Advisory In Effect for Tonight & Friday Morning... of tomorrow, Kentucky is officially one full month in to spring. The problem feels like winter. Freeze Warnings and Frost Advisories are in effect for tonight with lows dipping into the upper 20s to middle 30s, coldest temperatures across Eastern Kentucky. This could cause damage to sensitive vegetation.

Is this out of the norm? Depends where you live. Looking at spring freeze/frost occurence data, Western and Central Kentucky typically see the last freeze of the spring season over the first and second weeks of April. For much of the Bluegrass and Eastern Kentucky, that date is pushed back to the latter half of April. Not saying it will happen, but many across Kentucky have had freezes occur into May. It just does not occur that often.

Getting back to the forecast, the seasonably cool weather continues into the weekend. Patchy frost will again be possible tomorrow night. Dry conditions continue through Sunday, before chances increase for the start of the work week.

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Regional Hourly Observations For CLARK County, Kentucky
Issued at 500 PM EDT THU APR 19 2018
LEXINGTON      PTSUNNY   49  32  52 N10       30.29R                  
COVINGTON      FAIR      52  28  39 NW10      30.26S                  
FRANKFORT      FAIR      50  29  44 NW6       30.28S                  

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Current Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Conditions in Kentucky
Based on observations at 500pm EDT, Thursday April 19, 2018

Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 52 degrees west, near 49 degrees central, and near 46 degrees east. Current sky conditions are partly sunny west, partly sunny central, and cloudy east. In the west, relative humidity is near 48%, and the dew point is near 33 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 52%, and the dew point is near 32 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 53%, and the dew point is near 30 degrees. Current drying conditions are good west, fair central, and fair east. Winds are from the north at 15 mph with gusts at 23 mph west, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Winds are from the north at 10 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are variable at 5 mph east, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 54 degrees at Louisville International. The lowest temperature is 45 degrees at London.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook For CLARK County, Kentucky
338 PM EDT Thu Apr 19 2018


This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of south central
Indiana and Central Kentucky.

 DAY ONE  Tonight.

Freezing temperatures and patchy frost later tonight into Friday 
morning could damage sensitive vegetation, especially in sheltered
valleys of southeast Indiana and the Bluegrass region of Kentucky. 

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Friday through Wednesday.

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.


Spotter activation is not needed at this time.

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7-Day Forecast For CLARK County, KY
323 PM EDT Thu Apr 19 2018


Mostly clear. Areas of frost after midnight. Lows in the lower 30s. North winds up to 10 mph.

Sunny. Patchy frost. Highs in the upper 50s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph.

Clear. Areas of frost. Lows in the mid 30s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph.

Mostly sunny. Areas of frost. Highs in the mid 60s. East winds 5 to 10 mph.

Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 40s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph.

Mostly cloudy. Highs in the mid 60s.

Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers. Lows in the upper 40s.

Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers. Highs in the lower 60s.

Cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers. Lows in the upper 40s.

Cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers. Highs in the mid 60s.

Cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers. Lows in the upper 40s.

Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers. Highs in the lower 60s.

Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers. Lows in the mid 40s.

Partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers. Highs in the mid 60s.

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

Medium & Long Range Outlook For CLARK County, Kentucky
                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   APR 25-29 APR 27-MAY 3    APR       APR-JUN                      
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   Temperature:     Normal       Normal      Below      Above                      
 Precipitation:     Normal       Normal      Above      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: UNUSUAL MOIST SPELL   (PDSI=   2.33)
Rainfall Needed:  0.00 inches ABOVE NORMAL

Crop Moisture (CMI) Situation:

Current Short-term Crop Moisture Status: Favorable, Except Still Too Wet In Spots     (CMI=   1.90)
Change From Previous Week: DRIER      SOILS ( -0.73)

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 04-12-2018 to 04-18-2018

Temperatures for the period averaged 56 degrees across the state which was 0 degrees from normal and 12 degrees warmer than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 67 in the West to 69 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 2 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 1 degrees warmer than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 47 degrees in the West to 45 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 1 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 5 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 86 degrees at LOUISA 1S and the extreme low was 22 degrees at MONTICELLO AWOS.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 1.43 inches statewide which was 0.43 inches above normal and 143% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 1.58 inches, Central 1.45 inches, Bluegrass 1.38 inches and East 1.29 inches, which was 0.45, 0.43, 0.47 and 0.34 inches above normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.00 inches at MONTICELLO AWOS to a high of 3.57 inches at WHITLEY CITY 3N.

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Almanac Information
Thursday April 19, 2018 the 109th Day of Year

Declination 11.510000
Distance 0.999719 AU
Rise 06:57 EDT Set 20:19 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:37 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:30 EDT Ends 20:45 EDT

Normal Max/Min Temperature for Today: 70 / 46

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...

The first engagement of the Revolutionary War took place under clear crisp
weather at Lexington-Concord. (Sandra and TI Richard Sanders - 1987)
The temperature at Sodus NY soared to 95 degrees. The next day Albany NY
reported a record for April of 93 degrees. (The Weather Channel)
Glenrock WY received 41 inches of snow in just 24 hours, and a storm total
of 58 inches, to establish two state records. (18th-20th) (David Ludlum)
(The Weather Channel)
The northeastern U.S. was in the midst of an early season heat wave, and
the Boston Marathon took place in 90 degree heat. At Providence RI the
mercury hit 98 degrees. (David Ludlum)

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