Floyd County, KY Weather And Climate Synopsis

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Updated Friday, April 26, 2019

...Breezy With Showers Ending, Decreasing Clouds Today...

Clearning in the west, widespread showers will move through the central & eastern region early this morning. Clouds will decrease from west to east and skies will become mostly sunny by afternoon. Gusty northwest winds are expected with sustained speeds of 15-20 MPH with gusts to 30 MPH at times. The winds will slacken off after sunset. Saturday will start off dry, but a weak frontal boundary will push in late in the day and may kick off a few showers.

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Regional Hourly Observations For FLOYD County, Kentucky
Issued at 1000 AM EDT FRI APR 26 2019
JACKSON        CLOUDY    57  54  89 VRB5      29.62F                  
LONDON         LGT RAIN  54  53  97 NW17G29   29.71R FOG              
SOMERSET*      CLOUDY    54  50  87 W14G20    29.77R                  
MONTICELLO*    CLOUDY    55  51  86 W14G28    29.79R                  
WILLIAMSBURG*  CLOUDY    55  55 100 W13G24    29.72R                  
MIDDLESBORO*   CLOUDY    60  53  76 W7G16     29.70S                  
HARLAN APT*    CLOUDY    56  54  90 W8        29.68S                  
PIKE CO APT*   CLOUDY    58  53  85 W10       29.62S                  
BIG SANDY APT* LGT RAIN  56  55  94 W8G17     29.61R                  
MOREHEAD APT*  LGT RAIN  50  48  93 NW17G26   29.65R                  
ASHLAND*       CLOUDY    57  54  89 W13G20    29.55R                  

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Current Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Conditions in Kentucky
Based on observations at 1000am EDT, Friday April 26, 2019

Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 58 degrees west, near 52 degrees central, and near 57 degrees east. Current sky conditions are fair west, cloudy central, and cloudy east. In the west, relative humidity is near 66%, and the dew point is near 47 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 77%, and the dew point is near 45 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 89%, and the dew point is near 54 degrees. Current drying conditions are fair west, fair central, and poor east. Winds are from the west at 14 mph with gusts at 23 mph west, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Winds are from the west at 16 mph with gusts at 30 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Winds are variable at 5 mph east, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 60 degrees at Bowling Green. The lowest temperature is 50 degrees at Covington.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook For FLOYD County, Kentucky
339 AM EDT Fri Apr 26 2019

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight.

Thunderstorms are possible today, mainly in far eastern Kentucky.

Northwest winds gusting up to 30 mph are possible today. 

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Saturday through Thursday.

Thunderstorms are possible Thursday, mainly during the afternoon
and evening.


Spotter activation is not anticipated.

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7-Day Forecast For FLOYD County, KY
334 AM EDT Fri Apr 26 2019

Becoming partly sunny in the afternoon. Showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 60s. West winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph. Chance of rain 90 percent.

Cooler. Mostly clear. A 20 percent chance of rain showers in the evening. Lows in the upper 30s in the valleys and in the lower 40s on the ridges. West winds around 10 mph in the evening becoming light.

Sunny in the morning then becoming partly sunny. Highs in the upper 60s. Light winds.

Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers. Lows in the mid 50s. Light winds becoming southwest around 10 mph late.

Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 60s. West winds around 10 mph.

Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 40s.

Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 80s.

Mostly cloudy. Lows in the upper 50s.

Partly sunny. Highs in the lower 80s.

Mostly cloudy. Lows in the upper 50s.

Partly sunny. Highs in the mid 80s.

Mostly cloudy. Lows 58 to 63.

Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 80s.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For FLOYD County, Kentucky
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                 MAY 1-MAY 5  MAY 3-MAY 9    MAY       MAY-JUL                      
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   Temperature:      Above        Above      Above      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Above        Above     Normal      Above                      

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Drought Status For FLOYD County, Kentucky
(Based on the latest Palmer Drought Severity and Crop Moisture Indices)

Hydrological Drought (PDSI) Situation:

Current Long-term Hydrological Moisture Status: VERY MOIST SPELL      (PDSI=   3.35)
Rainfall Needed:  0.00 inches ABOVE NORMAL

Crop Moisture (CMI) Situation:

Current Short-term Crop Moisture Status: Moisture Adequate For Present Needs          (CMI=   0.88)
Change From Previous Week: WETTER     SOILS (  0.29)

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 04-18-2019 to 04-24-2019

Temperatures for the period averaged 59 degrees across the state which was 2 degrees warmer than normal and 2 degrees cooler than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 70 in the West to 72 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 1 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 2 degrees warmer than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 49 degrees in the West to 49 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 2 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 7 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 32 degrees at HARTFORD 3E.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 1.86 inches statewide which was 0.86 inches above normal and 186% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 2.46 inches, Central 2.22 inches, Bluegrass 1.86 inches and East 0.90 inches, which was 1.30, 1.22, 0.94 and -0.02 inches respectively from normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.40 inches at WILLIAMSBURG AWOS to a high of 3.91 inches at BRANDENBURG 4SW.

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Almanac Information
Friday April 26, 2019 the 116th Day of Year

Declination 13.750000
Distance 0.999718 AU
Rise 06:48 EDT Set 20:25 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:36 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:21 EDT Ends 20:52 EDT

Normal Max/Min Temperature for Today: 72 / 49

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Time in ET -- and will vary due to location and
elevation -- Priddy

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Weather History...

Killer frosts were reported in the Deep South. The frost was quite severe
around Huntsville AL, and highlighted a backward spring in the South that
year. (David Ludlum)
An unusually strong occluded front swept out of the Gulf of Alaska and
produced the first April thunderstorm of record at Fairbanks. Pea size hail
fell northeast of Fairbanks from thunderstorms whose tops were less than
8000 feet. (The Weather Channel)
Severe thunderstorms associated with an intense cyclone spawned a total of
forty-seven tornadoes in two days from Louisiana to Upper Michigan. The
tornadoes killed 16 persons and injured 259 others. (Storm Data)

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