Grant County, KY Weather And Climate Synopsis

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Updated Sunday, July 23, 2017
...Showers and T-storoms Today; Heavy Rain Possible! Excessive Heat Warning West...

It will be hot and muggy once again today, though there will be scattered storms around to provide some relief.

Excessive Heat Warning in effect through early this evening in the west and west-central along with a Heat Advisory in parts of south-central Kentucky. For the remainder of the Bluegrass state, a band of thunderstorms with very heavy rain and numerous lightning strikes will continue eastward today. Some ponding of water will be possible with these storms.

This will push the livestock heat stress index into the danger to emergency category across the west sections of the state. Livestock, horses, and pets will all be susceptible during this period. Producers are urged to take precautions.

The trend for the upcoming week is for more normal temperatures and humidity levels. Though isolated storms will be possible most days, the best chance for rain will be Thursday and Friday.

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Regional Hourly Observations For GRANT County, Kentucky
Issued at 1200 PM EDT SUN JUL 23 2017
LEXINGTON      LGT RAIN  71  67  87 CALM      29.91F                  
COVINGTON      LGT RAIN  72  71  97 W15       29.89F                  
FRANKFORT      CLOUDY    72  68  87 CALM      29.89F                  

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Current Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Conditions in Kentucky
Based on observations at 1200pm EDT, Sunday July 23, 2017

Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 86 degrees west, near 71 degrees central, and near 78 degrees east. Current sky conditions are sunny west, light rain central, and cloudy east. In the west, relative humidity is near 56%, and the dew point is near 69 degrees. The heat index is near 90 degrees west. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 87%, and the dew point is near 67 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 73%, and the dew point is near 69 degrees. Current drying conditions are fair west, poor central, and fair east. The livestock heat stress category is danger west, no stress central, and no stress east. Winds are from the southeast at 13 mph west, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Winds are calm central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to light rain. Winds are from the west at 14 mph with gusts at 24 mph east, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 87 degrees at Hopkinsville. The lowest temperature is 71 degrees at Lexington.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook For GRANT County, Kentucky
1134 AM EDT Sun Jul 23 2017


This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for Southeast Indiana, Northeast 
Kentucky, Northern Kentucky and Southwest Ohio.

 DAY ONE  This Afternoon and Tonight.

Please listen to NOAA Weather Radio or go to on the
Internet for more information about the following hazards.

   Flash Flood Watch.

In addition to heavy rainfall, some thunderstorms may reach severe
limits into this evening with damaging winds being the primary 
severe weather threat.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Monday through Saturday.

The probability for widespread hazardous weather is low.


Spotters are asked to report significant weather conditions.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

7-Day Forecast For GRANT County, KY
1030 AM EDT Sun Jul 23 2017


Showers with thunderstorms likely. Locally heavy rainfall possible. Highs in the mid 80s. West winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 90 percent.

Partly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly in the evening. Muggy. Lows around 70. West winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40 percent.

Partly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Humid with highs in the mid 80s. West winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30 percent.

Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 60s. North winds around 5 mph.

Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 80s. Northeast winds around 5 mph.

Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 60s.

Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 80s.

Mostly clear in the evening, then becoming partly cloudy. Lows around 70.

Partly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then mostly cloudy with showers and thunderstorms likely in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 80s. Chance of rain 70 percent.

Mostly cloudy. Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly in the evening. Lows in the upper 60s. Chance of rain 60 percent.

Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then partly cloudy in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 80s. Chance of rain 40 percent.

Partly cloudy in the evening, then clearing. Lows in the mid 60s.

Partly cloudy in the morning, then clearing. Highs in the lower 80s.

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

Medium & Long Range Outlook For GRANT County, Kentucky
                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                JUL 28-AUG 1 JUL 30-AUG 5    AUG       AUG-OCT                      
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   Temperature:      Below        Below      Above      Above                      
 Precipitation:     Normal       Normal     Normal     Normal                      

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Drought Status For GRANT 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=  -0.66)
Rainfall Needed:  1.44 inches ABOVE NORMAL

Crop Moisture (CMI) Situation:

Current Short-term Crop Moisture Status: Favorable For Normal Growth And Fieldwork    (CMI=   0.28)
Change From Previous Week: DRIER      SOILS ( -0.58)

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 07-16-2017 to 07-22-2017

Temperatures for the period averaged 79 degrees across the state which was 2 degrees warmer than normal and 2 degrees warmer than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 92 in the West to 90 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 2 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 3 degrees warmer than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 69 degrees in the West to 66 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 1 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 2 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 99 degrees at EVANSVILLE ASOS and the extreme low was 58 degrees at HENDERSON 5E.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.11 inches statewide which was 0.86 inches below normal and 11% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 0.17 inches, Central 0.01 inches, Bluegrass 0.23 inches and East 0.03 inches, which was 0.76, 0.98, 0.71 and 0.98 inches below normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.00 inches at ALBANY 1N to a high of 1.34 inches at ALEXANDRIA 5NW.

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Almanac Information
Sunday July 23, 2017 the 204th Day of Year

Declination 19.820000
Distance 0.999716 AU
Rise 06:34 EDT Set 20:55 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:44 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:06 EDT Ends 21:23 EDT

Normal Max/Min Temperature for Today: 88 / 65

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...

A weather diary kept by George Washington recorded that the center of a
hurricane passed directly over his Mount Vernon home. The hurricane crossed
eastern North Carolina and Virginia before moving into the Central
Appalachians. Norfolk VA reported houses destroyed, trees uprooted, and
crops leveled to the ground. (David Ludlum)
A two hour thunderstorm deluged Atlanta GA with 4.32 inches of rain. More
than a foot of water flooded Union Depot. Many street car motors burned out
while trying to run through flooded streets. It grew so dark before the
afternoon storm that gas lights were needed. (The Weather Channel)
Sheridan WY was drenched with 4.41 inches of rain, an all-time 24 hour
record for that location. Associated flooding washed out 20 miles of
railroad track. (22nd-23rd) (The Weather Channel)
Thunderstorms produced a record ten inches of rain in six and a half hours
at Minneapolis MN, including 5.26 inches in two hours. Flash flooding
claimed two lives and caused 21.3 million dollars damage. Streets in
Minneapolis became rushing rivers, parking lots became lakes, and storm
sewers spouted like geysers. A tornado hit Maple Grove MN causing five
million dollars damage. Baseball size hail was reported at Olivia MN. (The
National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
Thunderstorms produced severe weather in Lower Michigan and northern Ohio,
over eastern sections of the Dakotas, and over the Central High Plains
Region. Showers and thunderstorms soaked Wilmington NC with another two
inches of rain, following six and a half inches the previous day. (The
National Weather Summary)
Morning thunderstorms in the central U.S. drenched central Oklahoma with up
to six inches of rain. Afternoon thunderstorms produced wind gusts to 85
mph at Fort Smith AR. Evening thunderstorms over Florida spawned a tornado
which touched down three times in south Fort Myers causing nearly three
quarters of a million dollars damage. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm

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