Grant County, KY Weather And Climate Synopsis


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Updated Friday, September 22, 2017
...Unseasonably Hot and Humid Conditions Continue Into The Weekend...

High pressure remains in control today, and through the weekend. This will continue to yield hot and somewhat humid conditions along with a few very isolated showers or a storm each afternoon and early evening. Highs today will top out in the upper 80s in the east to low 90s in the west. Any noticeable surface wind should be very light out of the east-northeast. Relief from the heat will arrive late next week.

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Regional Hourly Observations For GRANT County, Kentucky
Issued at 1100 AM EDT FRI SEP 22 2017
NORTHEAST KENTUCKY
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
LEXINGTON      SUNNY     82  70  66 NE5       30.14S                  
COVINGTON      PTSUNNY   81  70  69 CALM      30.14R                  
FRANKFORT      SUNNY     82  67  60 CALM      30.12S                  

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Current Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Conditions in Kentucky
Based on observations at 1100am EDT, Friday September 22, 2017

Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 84 degrees west, near 82 degrees central, and near 77 degrees east. Current sky conditions are sunny west, sunny central, and sunny east. In the west, relative humidity is near 67%, and the dew point is near 72 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 66%, and the dew point is near 70 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 73%, 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 danger west, no stress central, and no stress east. Winds are calm 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 85 degrees at Owensboro. The lowest temperature is 77 degrees at Somerset, London, and Jackson.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook For GRANT County, Kentucky
300 AM EDT Fri Sep 22 2017

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight.

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Saturday through Thursday.

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Spotter activation is not expected at this time.

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7-Day Forecast For GRANT County, KY
1020 AM EDT Fri Sep 22 2017

REST OF TODAY
Mostly sunny late this morning, then becoming partly cloudy. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms this afternoon. Hot with highs in the lower 90s. Northeast winds around 5 mph. Chance of rain 20 percent.

TONIGHT
Mostly clear. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening. Lows in the mid 60s. East winds around 5 mph in the evening, becoming light and variable. Chance of rain 20 percent.

SATURDAY
Sunny. Highs in the upper 80s. Light and variable winds, becoming northeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Clear. Lows in the lower 60s. East winds around 5 mph.

SUNDAY
Sunny. Highs in the upper 80s. East winds around 5 mph.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Clear. Lows in the lower 60s.

MONDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 80s.

MONDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 60s.

TUESDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 80s.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 60s.

WEDNESDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 80s.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Lows around 60.

THURSDAY
Partly cloudy. A chance of showers in the morning. Highs in the mid 70s. Chance of rain 30 percent.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For GRANT County, Kentucky
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   Temperature:      Above        Below      Below      Above                      
 Precipitation:     Normal        Below      Above      Above                      

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Drought Status For GRANT 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=   0.53)
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=   0.27)
Change From Previous Week: DRIER      SOILS ( -0.40)

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 09-15-2017 to 09-21-2017

Temperatures for the period averaged 73 degrees across the state which was 5 degrees warmer than normal and 10 degrees warmer than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 88 in the West to 83 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 6 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 3 degrees warmer than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 64 degrees in the West to 61 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 6 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 6 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 94 degrees at OWENSBORO AWSS and the extreme low was 53 degrees at CINCINNATI.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.35 inches statewide which was 0.48 inches below normal and 42% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 0.57 inches, Central 0.33 inches, Bluegrass 0.39 inches and East 0.10 inches, which was 0.28, 0.58, 0.35 and 0.72 inches below normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.00 inches at CAMPBELLSVILLE 7W to a high of 2.03 inches at FRANKLIN 4SW.

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Almanac Information
Friday September 22, 2017 the 265th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination -0.150000
Distance 0.999719 AU
Rise 07:27 EDT Set 19:34 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:30 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 07:02 EDT Ends 19:59 EDT

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Normal Max/Min Temperature for Today: 77 / 54
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Weather History...



SEPTEMBER 22ND
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1869...
Cleveland Abbe began forecasting weather, in Cincinnati. (NWS Louisville)
...1890...
A severe hailstorm struck Strawberry AZ. Fives days after the storm hail
still lay in drifts 12 to 18 inches deep. (The Weather Channel)
...1913...
Des Moines IA experienced their earliest freeze of record. (The Weather
Channel)
...1961...
Hurricane Esther made a near complete circle south of Cape Cod. The
hurricane then passed over Cape Cod and hit Maine. Its energy was largely
spent over the North Atlantic Ocean, however, heavy rains over Maine
resulted in widespread local flooding of cellars, low roads, and
underpasses. (David Ludlum)
...1983...
Forty-one cities reported record cold temperatures during the morning.
Houston TX hit 50 degrees, and Williston ND plunged to 19 degrees. (The
Weather Channel)
...1987...
Hurricane Emily, the first hurricane to roam the Carribean in nearly six
years, made landfall over the Dominican Republic late in the day, packing
125 mph winds. Emily killed three persons and caused thirty million dollars
damage. A record high of 92 degrees at Miami FL was their fifth in a row.
(Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)
...1988...
An early morning thunderstorm produced baseball size hail at Plainview, in
Hale County TX. Late in the evening more thunderstorms in the Southern High
Plains Region produced wind gusts to 75 mph at Plainview TX and Crosby TX.
(Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)
...1989...
Hurricane Hugo quickly lost strength over South Carolina, but still was a
tropical storm as it crossed into North Carolina, just west of Charlotte,
at about 7 AM. Winds around Charlotte reached 69 mph, with gusts to 99 mph.
Eighty percent of the power was knocked out to Charlotte and Mecklenburg
County. Property damage in North Carolina was 210 million dollars, and
damage to crops was 97 million dollars. The strongest storm surge occurred
along the southern coast shortly after midnight, reaching nine feet above
sea level at ocean Isle and Sunset Beach. Hugo killed one person and
injured fifteen others in North Carolina. Strong northwesterly winds
ushered unseasonably cold air into the north central U.S., in time for the
official start of autumn, at 8:20 PM (CDT). Squalls produced light snow in
northern Wisconsin. Winds in Wisconsin gusted to 52 mph at Rhinelander.
(Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)
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