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Updated Thursday Evening, October 18, 2018

...Frost Advisory Again Tonight; Rain Returns Later Friday...

Mostly clear skies combined with nearly calm winds will set the stage for the possibility of patchy frost across the eastern half of Kentucky tonight. Lows in this area will range in the low to middle 30s and increase farther west.

Clouds will then go on the increase tomorrow with an approaching cold front. This boundary will bring light showers to the area beginning tomorrow afternoon and lasting into the early stages of Saturday. Winds become breezy on Saturday afternoon and evening with gusts in the middle 20s to around 30 at times.

The recent stretch of chilly October weather will continue through the extended portion of the forecast. The latest medium-range outlooks continue the cooler than normal conditions thru the end of October.

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Regional Hourly Observations For CLINTON County, Kentucky
Issued at 800 PM EDT THU OCT 18 2018
SOUTHEAST KENTUCKY
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
JACKSON        FAIR      47  33  58 CALM      30.42R                  
LONDON         FAIR      47  39  74 N5        30.41R                  
SOMERSET       FAIR      48  36  61 NE5       30.42S                  
MIDDLESBORO    FAIR      49  43  80 CALM      30.41R                  
MONTICELLO     FAIR      43  38  82 NW8       30.42S                  

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Current Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Conditions in Kentucky
Based on observations at 800pm EDT, Thursday October 18, 2018

Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 52 degrees west, near 48 degrees central, and near 47 degrees east. Current sky conditions are fair west, fair central, and fair east. In the west, relative humidity is near 58%, and the dew point is near 38 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 53%, and the dew point is near 32 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 58%, and the dew point is near 33 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 northeast at 3 mph west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the northeast at 5 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 54 degrees at Louisville International. The lowest temperature is 42 degrees at Fort Knox.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook For CLINTON County, Kentucky
313 PM EDT Thu Oct 18 2018 /213 PM CDT Thu Oct 18 2018/

 DAY ONE  Tonight.

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Friday through Wednesday.

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Spotter activation is not anticipated.

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7-Day Forecast For CLINTON County, KY
208 PM CDT Thu Oct 18 2018

TONIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 40s. East winds up to 5 mph.

FRIDAY
Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain showers. Highs in the upper 60s. Southwest winds up to 10 mph.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Showers. Lows in the lower 50s. West winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of showers 90 percent.

SATURDAY
Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers. Highs around 60. West winds 5 to 10 mph.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 30s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

SUNDAY
Sunny. Patchy frost. Highs around 50.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Clear. Areas of frost. Lows in the lower 30s.

MONDAY
Mostly sunny. Areas of frost. Highs in the lower 60s.

MONDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 40s.

TUESDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 60s.

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

WEDNESDAY
Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 60s.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers. Lows in the mid 40s.

THURSDAY
Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers. Highs in the lower 60s.

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


Medium & Long Range Outlook For CLINTON County, Kentucky
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                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   OCT 24-28 OCT 26-NOV 1    OCT       OCT-DEC                      
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   Temperature:      Below        Below      Above      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Above        Above     Normal     Normal                      

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

Hydrological Drought (PDSI) Situation:
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Current Long-term Hydrological Moisture Status: NEAR NORMAL           (PDSI=   1.63)
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=   0.70)
Change From Previous Week: DRIER      SOILS ( -0.55)

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 10-11-2018 to 10-17-2018

Temperatures for the period averaged 52 degrees across the state which was 6 degrees cooler than normal and 24 degrees cooler than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 59 in the West to 61 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 14 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 10 degrees cooler than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 44 degrees in the West to 47 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 3 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 4 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 74 degrees at BOWLING GREEN APT and the extreme low was 34 degrees at CALHOUN 5NW.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 1.50 inches statewide which was 0.78 inches above normal and 209% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 1.27 inches, Central 2.10 inches, Bluegrass 1.13 inches and East 1.51 inches, which was 0.53, 1.37, 0.44 and 0.8 inches above normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.00 inches at MONTICELLO AWOS to a high of 3.77 inches at BURKESVILLE 3W.

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Almanac Information
Thursday October 18, 2018 the 291th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination -9.960000
Distance 0.999721 AU
Rise 07:50 EDT Set 18:56 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:23 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 07:25 EDT Ends 19:22 EDT

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Normal Max/Min Temperature for Today: 69 / 46
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Weather History...



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OCTOBER 18TH
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1906...
A hurricane struck South Florida drowning 124 persons stranded in the
Florida Keys. (David Ludlum)
...1910...
Northeasterly winds as high as 70 mph (from a hurricane moving northward up
the Florida peninsula) carried water out of Tampa Bay and the Hillsboro
River. The water level lowered to nine feet below mean low water. Forty
ships were grounded.
(The Weather Channel)
...1930...
A big early season lake effect snowburst on the lee shores of Lake Erie and
Lake Ontario produced 47 inches at Governeur NY and 48 inches just south of
Buffalo. (David Ludlum)
...1987...
Thunderstorms in northeastern Texas produced golf ball size hail at
Atlanta, along with wind gusts to 86 mph, and four inches of rain. Damage
from the storm was estimated at more than a million dollars. Sunny and mild
weather continued across much of the rest of the nation. (The National
Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
...1988...
Eight cities in the southwestern U.S. reported record high temperatures for
the date, including Red Bluff CA with a reading of 96 degrees. (The
National Weather Summary)
...1989...
Unseasonably cold air began to invade the central and eastern U.S. Light
snow fell across northern Maine, and snow was also reported in the Great
Lakes Region, including the Chicago area. Bismarck ND was the cold spot in
the nation with a low of 9 degrees above zero. Five cities in Florida
reported record high readings for the date, as temperatures warmed above 80
degrees. Miami FL reported a record high of 90 degrees. (The National
Weather Summary)

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