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Updated Wednesday Evening, August 31, 2016

...Warm, Humid And A Chance Of Storms Today; Then Cooler!...

Look for scattered showers and storms to push southeast this evening, ahead of a weak cold front. Some storms will contain heavy rainfall and possibly gusty winds. Some isolated activity could last into the overnight and into Thursday morning, but most should be dry by later tomorrow. Following the boundary, much cooler and less humid air will filter into the area. Highs Thursday and Friday will only rise into the upper 70s to lower 80s. Dry conditions are the expected for much of the upcoming week.


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Regional Hourly Observations For HARDIN County, Kentucky
Issued at 1100 PM EDT WED AUG 31 2016
NORTH CENTRAL KENTUCKY
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
LOUISVILLE/SDF MOCLDY    78  71  79 NE3       29.96S                  
LOUISVILLE/LOU CLOUDY    75  72  90 CALM      29.97R                  
FORT KNOX      PTCLDY    71  71  98 NW1       29.96S                  

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Current Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Conditions in Kentucky
Based on observations at 1100pm EDT, Wednesday August 31, 2016

Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 75 degrees west, near 72 degrees central, and near 75 degrees east. Current sky conditions are partly cloudy west, partly cloudy central, and cloudy east. In the west, relative humidity is near 84%, and the dew point is near 70 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 84%, and the dew point is near 67 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 81%, and the dew point is near 69 degrees. Current drying conditions are poor west, poor central, and poor east. The livestock heat stress category is no stress west, no stress central, and no stress east. Winds are from the north at 5 mph west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are calm 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 79 degrees at Owensboro. The lowest temperature is 71 degrees at Fort Knox.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook For HARDIN County, Kentucky
841 PM EDT WED AUG 31 2016 /741 PM CDT WED AUG 31 2016/

 DAY ONE  TONIGHT.

NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME. 

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY.

NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT EXPECTED.

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7-Day Forecast For HARDIN County, KY
549 PM EDT WED AUG 31 2016

TONIGHT
PARTLY CLOUDY IN THE EVENING THEN BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. AREAS OF FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOWS IN THE UPPER 60S. NORTH WINDS UP TO 5 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 40 PERCENT.

THURSDAY
PARTLY CLOUDY. AREAS OF FOG. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S. NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.

THURSDAY NIGHT
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S. NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.

FRIDAY
MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S. NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.

FRIDAY NIGHT
CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S. NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.

SATURDAY
MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S.

SATURDAY NIGHT
CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 60.

SUNDAY
MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S.

SUNDAY NIGHT
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 60S.

LABOR DAY
MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 80S.

MONDAY NIGHT
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 60S.

TUESDAY
PARTLY CLOUDY. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 80S.

TUESDAY NIGHT
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 70S.

WEDNESDAY
PARTLY CLOUDY. HIGHS AROUND 90.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For HARDIN County, Kentucky
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                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                SEP 6-SEP 10 SEP 8-SEP 14    SEP       SEP-NOV                      
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   Temperature:      Above        Above     Normal      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Below       Normal     Normal      Below                      

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Drought Status For HARDIN County, Kentucky
(Based on the latest Palmer Drought Severity and Crop Moisture Indices)
CENTRAL   KY CLIMATE DIVISION

Hydrological Drought (PDSI) Situation:
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Current Long-term Hydrological Moisture Status: UNUSUAL MOIST SPELL   (PDSI=   2.53)
Rainfall Needed:  0.00 inches ABOVE NORMAL


Crop Moisture (CMI) Situation:
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Current Short-term Crop Moisture Status: Favorable, Except Still Too Wet In Spots     (CMI=   1.41)
Change From Previous Week: DRIER      SOILS ( -0.75)

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 08-24-2016 to 08-30-2016

Temperatures for the period averaged 80 degrees across the state which was 6 degrees warmer than normal and 6 degrees warmer than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 91 in the West to 90 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 3 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 5 degrees warmer than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 71 degrees in the West to 68 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 7 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 7 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 96 degrees at KOOMER RIDGE and the extreme low was 59 degrees at PAINTSVILLE 4W.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.37 inches statewide which was 0.38 inches below normal and 50% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 0.57 inches, Central 0.20 inches, Bluegrass 0.46 inches and East 0.26 inches, which was 0.1, 0.58, 0.28 and 0.53 inches below normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.00 inches at BARBOURVILLE 3E to a high of 3.28 inches at ALEXANDRIA 5NW.

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Almanac Information
Wednesday August 31, 2016 the 244th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination 8.110000
Distance 0.999718 AU
Rise 07:08 EDT Set 20:08 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:38 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:42 EDT Ends 20:34 EDT

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Normal Max/Min Temperature for Today: 83 / 60
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Weather History...



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AUGUST 31ST...HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1915...
The temperature at Bartlesville OK dipped to 38 degrees to establish a
state record for the month of August. (The Weather Channel)
...1954...
Hurricane Carol swept across eastern New England killing sixty persons and
causing 450 million dollars damage. It was the first of three hurricanes to
affect New England that year. (David Ludlum)
...1971...
The low of 84 degrees and high of 108 degrees at Death Valley CA were the
coolest of the month. The average daily high was 115.7 degrees that August,
and the average daily low was 93.4 degrees. (The Weather Channel)
...1984...
Lightning ignited several forest fires in Montana, one of which burned
through 100,000 acres of timber and grassland. (The Weather Channel)
...1987...
Eight cities in Washington and Oregon reported record high temperatures for
the date, including Eugene OR and Portland OR with afternoon highs of 102
degrees. The high of 102 degrees at Portland smashed their previous record
for the date by twelve degrees. Frost was reported in South Dakota.
Aberdeen SD established a record for the month of August with a morning low
of 32 degrees, and Britton SD dipped to 31 degrees. (The National Weather
Summary)
...1988...
August ended on a relatively mild and tranquil note for most of the nation.
Forest fires in the northwestern U.S. scorched 180,000 acres of land during
the last week of August. (The National Weather Summary)
...1989...
Thunderstorms developing along a stationary front spread severe weather
from Minnesota to Indiana through the course of the day and night.
Thunderstorms in Minnesota produced baseball size hail near Saint Michael
and Hutchinson, and drenched Moose Lake with nine inches of rain in six
hours. Tucson AZ hit 100 degrees for a record 79th time in the year,
surpassing a record established the previous year. (The National Weather
Summary) (Storm Data)

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