Hardin County, KY Weather And Climate Synopsis

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Updated Wednesday Evening, March 22, 2017

...Mostly Sunny And Cool Temperatures Today..

Another freeze warning is in effect tonight for primarily the eastern half of Kentucky as lows will dip into the middle 20s to lower 30s. While it will be cool tonight, a warming trend looks to start tomorrow. Back into the upper 50s to middle 60s on Thursday and 60s and 70s by Friday. Dry conditions remain through Friday, before chances increase over the weekend.

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Regional Hourly Observations For HARDIN County, Kentucky
Issued at 1200 AM EDT THU MAR 23 2017
LOUISVILLE/SDF PTCLDY    38  18  44 NE8       30.45S WCI  32          
LOUISVILLE/LOU CLEAR     38  20  48 NE6       30.45F WCI  33          
FORT KNOX      CLEAR     38  19  46 NE8       30.40F WCI  32          

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Current Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Conditions in Kentucky
Based on observations at 1200am EDT, Thursday March 23, 2017

Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 44 degrees west, near 31 degrees central, and near 36 degrees east. Current sky conditions are clear west, clear central, and clear east. In the west, relative humidity is near 41%, and the dew point is near 22 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 61%, and the dew point is near 19 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 40%, and the dew point is near 14 degrees. Current drying conditions are good west, fair central, and good east. Winds are from the northeast at 5 mph west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the northeast at 10 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The wind chill is near 22 degrees central. Winds are variable at 6 mph east, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The wind chill is near 31 degrees east. The livestock cold stress index is in the no stress category west, no stress category central, and no stress category east. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 44 degrees at Paducah and Hopkinsville. The lowest temperature is 31 degrees at Lexington.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook For HARDIN County, Kentucky
343 PM EDT Wed Mar 22 2017 /243 PM CDT Wed Mar 22 2017/

 DAY ONE  Tonight.

No hazardous weather is expected at this time. 

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Thursday through Tuesday.

A series of systems will bring scattered thunderstorms to the region
this weekend and into early next week. 


Spotter activation is not anticipated. 

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7-Day Forecast For HARDIN County, KY
950 PM EDT Wed Mar 22 2017

Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 30s. East winds 5 to 10 mph.

Partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 60s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.

Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 40s. South winds 5 to 15 mph.

Partly cloudy. Highs around 70. South winds 10 to 15 mph.

Mostly cloudy. Lows in the upper 50s. South winds 5 to 10 mph.

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

Showers and chance of thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 50s. Chance of precipitation 90 percent.

Mostly cloudy with chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms. Highs around 70. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.

Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 50s.

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

Showers likely and chance of thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 50s. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.

Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers. Highs in the upper 60s.

Partly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers. Lows in the upper 40s.

Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers. Highs in the mid 60s.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For HARDIN County, Kentucky
                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                MAR 28-APR 1 MAR 30-APR 5    MAR       MAR-MAY                      
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   Temperature:      Above        Above      Above      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Above        Above     Normal     Normal                      

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Drought Status For HARDIN 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=   0.48)
Rainfall Needed:  0.00 inches ABOVE NORMAL

Crop Moisture (CMI) Situation:

Current Short-term Crop Moisture Status: Favorable, Except Still Too Wet In Spots     (CMI=   1.37)
Change From Previous Week: DRIER      SOILS ( -0.20)

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 03-15-2017 to 03-21-2017

Temperatures for the period averaged 43 degrees across the state which was 4 degrees cooler than normal and 2 degrees warmer than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 58 in the West to 51 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 2 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 8 degrees cooler than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 36 degrees in the West to 30 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 2 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 3 degrees cooler than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 84 degrees at PADUCAH ASOS and the extreme low was 8 degrees at PIKEVILLE 13S.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.53 inches statewide which was 0.5 inches below normal and 51% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 0.37 inches, Central 0.57 inches, Bluegrass 0.42 inches and East 0.77 inches, which was 0.72, 0.52, 0.51 and 0.24 inches below normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.05 inches at LOUISVILLE APT to a high of 1.92 inches at WHITLEY CITY 3N.

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Almanac Information
Thursday March 23, 2017 the 82th Day of Year

Declination 1.500000
Distance 0.999721 AU
Rise 06:36 EDT Set 18:54 EDT
Transit Meridian 12:44 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:11 EDT Ends 19:19 EDT

Normal Max/Min Temperature for Today: 60 / 36

Calculations made for central point in Kentucky
Time in ET -- and will vary due to location and
elevation -- Priddy

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