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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 GRAVES County, Kentucky
Issued at 1200 PM EDT SUN JUL 23 2017
WESTERN AND SOUTH CENTRAL KENTUCKY
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
PADUCAH        SUNNY     86  69  56 SE13      29.88F HX  90           
HENDERSON      MOSUNNY   80  72  76 E7        29.93R                  
OWENSBORO      CLOUDY    79  71  76 VRB3      29.92R                  
HOPKINSVILLE   PTSUNNY   87  73  64 E5        29.91S HX  94           
BOWLING GREEN  PTSUNNY   81  72  74 E8        29.94S                  
GLASGOW        CLOUDY    80  68  67 E7        29.94F                  

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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 GRAVES County, Kentucky
940 AM CDT Sun Jul 23 2017

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight

An Excessive Heat Warning remains in effect today for areas
southwest of a line from Albion and Mount Carmel Illinois to
Owensboro Kentucky. Heat indices are expected to peak between 101
and 107 degrees in the warning area. 

Scattered thunderstorms will continue today, and isolated storms
may briefly pulse up to severe levels. Damaging winds will be the
primary hazard. Localized flooding is also possible, especially 
where heavy rainfall has occurred this morning in southwest 
Indiana and parts of southern Illinois.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Monday through Saturday

A small chance of thunderstorms exists for the southern half of
the region Monday and Tuesday. A chance of thunderstorms continues
for the region from Tuesday night through Friday. The best chance
of storms will be late Thursday through Friday as a front pushes 
slowly south across the area. Isolated strong storms capable of 
frequent lightning, locally heavy rain and gusty winds cannot be 
ruled out.

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Spotter activation is not anticipated. However, spotters should 
monitor the weather and remain alert for the possibility of 
locally very heavy rainfall and isolated wind damage.

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7-Day Forecast For GRAVES County, KY
930 AM CDT Sun Jul 23 2017


EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING

TODAY
Partly sunny with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 90s. West winds 5 to 10 mph. Highest heat index readings around 108.

TONIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening, then partly cloudy after midnight. Lows in the lower 70s. Southwest winds around 5 mph.

MONDAY
Partly sunny. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs around 90. West winds around 5 mph. Highest heat index readings around 101.

MONDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening. Lows in the lower 70s. North winds 5 mph in the evening shifting to the northeast after midnight.

TUESDAY
Partly sunny with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs around 90. North winds 5 mph. Highest heat index readings around 101.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 70s.

WEDNESDAY
Mostly sunny. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 90s.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 70s.

THURSDAY
Partly sunny with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 90s.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 70s.

FRIDAY
Partly sunny with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 60s.

SATURDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 80s.

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


Medium & Long Range Outlook For GRAVES County, Kentucky
                             KENTUCKY                                                                     
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                 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 GRAVES County, Kentucky
(Based on the latest Palmer Drought Severity and Crop Moisture Indices)
WESTERN   KY CLIMATE DIVISION

Hydrological Drought (PDSI) Situation:
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Current Long-term Hydrological Moisture Status: NEAR NORMAL           (PDSI=  -1.13)
Rainfall Needed:  2.90 inches ABOVE NORMAL


Crop Moisture (CMI) Situation:
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Current Short-term Crop Moisture Status: Favorable For Normal Growth And Fieldwork    (CMI=   0.02)
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 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

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SUN
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

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Normal Max/Min Temperature for Today: 88 / 65
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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...



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JULY 23RD...HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1788...
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)
...1898...
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)
...1923...
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)
...1987...
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)
...1988...
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)
...1989...
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
Data)

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