Franklin County, KY Weather And Climate Synopsis

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Updated Sunday evening, May 28, 2017
...A Sunny And Mild Memorial Day Ahead...

Scattered showers and thunderstorms will be possible into the evening. A few strong storms may produce gusty winds across Kentucky, but organized severe weather is not expected. Skies will clear overnight, with a sunny and mild Memorial Day on tap.

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Regional Hourly Observations For FRANKLIN County, Kentucky
Issued at 900 PM EDT SUN MAY 28 2017
MT STERLING*   PTCLDY    68  63  83 W8        29.88R                  
FLEMING/MASON* CLOUDY    68  62  82 W9G17     29.86R                  
DANVILLE*      CLOUDY    70  63  78 W7        29.91R                  
LEXINGTON      CLEAR     69  61  75 SW8       29.87R                  
FRANKFORT      CLOUDY    71  61  70 SW6       29.84R                  
LOUISVILLE     MOCLDY    73  64  73 SW10      29.84R                  
LEBANON*         N/A     68  63  83 S6        29.88S                  
GLASGOW*       MOCLDY    70  63  78 CALM      29.88F                  
BOWLING GREEN  MOCLDY    74  65  73 SW7       29.88F                  

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Current Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Conditions in Kentucky
Based on observations at 900pm EDT, Sunday May 28, 2017

Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 70 degrees west, near 69 degrees central, and near 68 degrees east. Current sky conditions are clear west, clear central, and mostly cloudy east. In the west, relative humidity is near 87%, and the dew point is near 66 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 75%, and the dew point is near 61 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 78%, and the dew point is near 61 degrees. Current drying conditions are poor west, fair central, and fair east. The livestock heat stress category is no stress west, no stress central, and no stress east. Winds are calm west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the southwest at 8 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 74 degrees at Louisville Bowman and Bowling Green. The lowest temperature is 68 degrees at Jackson.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook For FRANKLIN County, Kentucky
941 PM EDT Sun May 28 2017 /841 PM CDT Sun May 28 2017/

 DAY ONE  Tonight.

Isolated storms will be possible through late evening. The strongest
storms could produce small hail, brief heavy rainfall and gusty 

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Monday through Saturday.

Scattered thunderstorms will again be possible Wednesday and late in
the week ahead of a pair of cold fronts.


Spotter activation is not expected at this time.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

7-Day Forecast For FRANKLIN County, KY
922 PM EDT Sun May 28 2017

Partly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms. Patchy fog after midnight. Lows in the lower 60s. West winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 30 percent.

Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 70s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 50s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 70s. West winds 5 to 10 mph.

Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 50s. Southwest winds up to 5 mph.

Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 70s.

Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 50s.

Partly cloudy. Highs around 80.

Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 60s.

Partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs around 80.

Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 60s.

Showers likely and chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 70s. Chance of precipitation 60 percent.

Mostly cloudy with chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 60s. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.

Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 70s.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For FRANKLIN County, Kentucky
                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                 JUN 3-JUN 7 JUN 5-JUN 11    JUN       JUN-AUG                      
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   Temperature:      Below        Below      Above      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Above        Above     Normal     Normal                      

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

Hydrological Drought (PDSI) Situation:

Current Long-term Hydrological Moisture Status: NEAR NORMAL           (PDSI=  -0.86)
Rainfall Needed:  2.30 inches ABOVE NORMAL

Crop Moisture (CMI) Situation:

Current Short-term Crop Moisture Status: Favorable For Normal Growth And Fieldwork    (CMI=   0.43)
Change From Previous Week: DRIER      SOILS ( -0.49)

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 05-21-2017 to 05-27-2017

Temperatures for the period averaged 66 degrees across the state which was 1 degrees cooler than normal and 8 degrees cooler than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 76 in the West to 72 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 4 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 6 degrees cooler than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 58 degrees in the West to 58 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 1 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 6 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 88 degrees at EVANSVILLE ASOS and the extreme low was 46 degrees at MONTICELLO AWOS.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 1.95 inches statewide which was 0.84 inches above normal and 175% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 1.15 inches, Central 2.19 inches, Bluegrass 2.41 inches and East 2.04 inches, which was 0.05, 1.03, 1.34 and 0.92 inches above normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.08 inches at CAPE GIRARDEAU ASOS to a high of 4.56 inches at CARROLLTON 2E.

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Almanac Information
Sunday May 28, 2017 the 148th Day of Year

Declination 21.650000
Distance 0.999716 AU
Rise 06:19 EDT Set 20:53 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:35 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 05:49 EDT Ends 21:23 EDT

Normal Max/Min Temperature for Today: 81 / 58

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 latest snowstorm of record for the state of Iowa left ten inches at
LeMars, eight inches at Cherokee, and 7.5 inches at Waukon. Afternoon highs
were in the lower 30s in parts of northwestern Iowa. (The Weather Channel)
A storm produced heavy snow across Wisconsin, with ten inches reported at
Gay Mills. The snow damaged fruit and other trees, and downed power lines.
The storm was followed by the coldest weather of the month for much of the
High Plains Region and Missouri Valley. Williston ND reported a low of 21
degrees the morning of the 28th, and the next morning Cheyenne WY reported
a morning low of 16 above zero. (David Ludlum)

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