Hardin County, KY Weather And Climate Synopsis

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Updated Monday Evening, February 27, 2017

...Strong to Severe Storms Possible Tuesday & Wednesday...

Scattered showers and isolated storms return to the area overnight and continue over the next couple days. Strong to severe storms will the be possible Tuesday afternoon and continuing through Wednesday ahead of a strong cold front. Gusty winds continues to remain the highest threat, but large hail and a tornado cannot be ruled out. Overall, looking at one to two inches over the next couple days.

Behind the boundary, much cooler and drier air works into the region, keeping the area mostly dry through the rest of the week.

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Regional Hourly Observations For HARDIN County, Kentucky
Issued at 700 PM EST MON FEB 27 2017
LOUISVILLE/SDF PTCLDY    56  36  47 SE8       30.14S                  
LOUISVILLE/LOU CLEAR     56  38  50 SE3       30.15S                  
FORT KNOX      CLEAR     54  39  57 SE5       30.13R                  

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Current Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Conditions in Kentucky
Based on observations at 700pm EST, Monday February 27, 2017

Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 62 degrees west, near 52 degrees central, and near 51 degrees east. Current sky conditions are clear west, clear central, and mostly cloudy east. In the west, relative humidity is near 55%, and the dew point is near 46 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 61%, and the dew point is near 39 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 44%, and the dew point is near 30 degrees. Current drying conditions are fair west, fair central, and good east. Winds are from the south at 5 mph west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the south at 8 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are variable at 3 mph east, where conditions are favorable for spraying. 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 62 degrees at Paducah. The lowest temperature is 46 degrees at Covington.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook For HARDIN County, Kentucky
338 PM EST Mon Feb 27 2017 /238 PM CST Mon Feb 27 2017/

 DAY ONE  Tonight.

Isolated thunderstorms will be possible after midnight tonight. No
severe weather is expected. 

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Tuesday through Sunday.

Multiple rounds of thunderstorms will be possible Tuesday afternoon
through Wednesday morning as a cold front crosses the region.
Isolated strong storms will be possible Tuesday afternoon, but the
main severe weather threat will be from late Tuesday night into
Wednesday morning. Damaging winds, large hail, and a tornado or two 
will all be possible.


Spotters may be needed Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

7-Day Forecast For HARDIN County, KY
738 PM EST Mon Feb 27 2017

Partly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight. Lows in the mid 40s. South winds 5 to 10 mph.

Showers and chance of thunderstorms. Highs around 70. South winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation 80 percent.

Showers with thunderstorms likely. Lows in the lower 60s. South winds 15 to 20 mph. Chance of precipitation 80 percent.

Showers with thunderstorms likely. Highs in the upper 60s. Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts to around 35 mph. Chance of precipitation 90 percent.

Colder. Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 30s. West winds 5 to 15 mph with gusts to around 30 mph.

Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 50s.

Mostly clear with a 20 percent chance of rain. Lows in the lower 30s.

Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 40s.

Mostly clear. Lows around 30.

Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 50s.

Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 40s.

Partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 60s.

Partly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers. Lows in the lower 50s.

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

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

Medium & Long Range Outlook For HARDIN County, Kentucky
                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                 MAR 5-MAR 9 MAR 7-MAR 13    FEB       FEB-APR                      
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   Temperature:      Above       Normal     Normal     Normal                      
 Precipitation:     Normal        Below     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=   0.31)
Rainfall Needed:  0.00 inches ABOVE NORMAL

Crop Moisture (CMI) Situation:

Current Short-term Crop Moisture Status: Favorable For Normal Growth And Fieldwork    (CMI=   0.38)
Change From Previous Week: DRIER      SOILS ( -0.50)

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 02-20-2017 to 02-26-2017

Temperatures for the period averaged 55 degrees across the state which was 14 degrees warmer than normal and 10 degrees warmer than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 66 in the West to 67 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 13 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 15 degrees warmer than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 46 degrees in the West to 43 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 15 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 15 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 82 degrees at HARTFORD 3E and the extreme low was 16 degrees at LEITCHFIELD 3W.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.41 inches statewide which was 0.56 inches below normal and 42% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 0.11 inches, Central 0.33 inches, Bluegrass 0.47 inches and East 0.75 inches, which was 0.98, 0.71, 0.37 and 0.15 inches below normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.02 inches at MARION 4NE to a high of 1.19 inches at BARBOURVILLE 3E.

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Almanac Information
Monday February 27, 2017 the 58th Day of Year

Declination -7.870000
Distance 0.999723 AU
Rise 07:12 EST Set 18:31 EST
Transit Meridian 12:50 EST
Civil Twilight Begins 06:46 EST Ends 18:56 EST

Normal Max/Min Temperature for Today: 51 / 28

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...

What was perhaps the greatest snow in New England history commenced on this
date. During a ten day period a series of four snowstorms dumped three feet
of snow upon Boston, and the city was snowbound for two weeks. Up to six
feet of snow was reported farther to the north, and drifts covered many one
story homes. (David Ludlum)
A record snowstorm in Maine came to an end. Two to four feet of snow buried
southern and central Maine, with a state record of 57 inches reported at
West Forks. Drifts covered many single story homes, and the weight of the
snow collapsed many roofs. Two to four feet of snow also buried
northeastern Vermont and northeastern Massachusetts. In New Hampshire,
Mount Washington NH reported 97.8 inches of snow, a record storm total for
New England. (24th-28th) (David Ludlum) (The Weather Channel)
A storm spread heavy snow into the Central High Plains Region, and produced
severe thunderstorms in the Southern Plains. Snowfall totals in western
Nebraska ranged up to 19 inches at Sydney. Severe thunderstorms in Oklahoma
produced baseball size hail at Stringtown and Atoka. A storm in the eastern
U.S. produced heavy rain over the Carolinas and heavy snow in the southern
Appalachians and piedmont region. Five inches of rain left four feet of
water in the streets of Greenville SC. Snowfall totals in southwestern
Virginia ranged up to 20 inches. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm
Thunderstorms along a cold front produced heavy rain in southern
California, with up to 2.52 inches reported in Ventura County. Strong winds
accompanying the rain gusted to 55 mph in the Tehachapi Mountains. Rapid
City SD established a February record with an afternoon high of 75 degrees.
(The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
Rain and snow prevailed in the southeastern U.S. Up to eight inches of snow
blanketed north central Tennessee, and snowfall totals in western North
Carolina ranged up to 14 inches at Mount Mitchell. (The National Weather
Summary) (Storm Data)
A winter storm produced heavy snow in southeastern Colorado, with 12 inches
reported at Lamar. The same storm produced severe thunderstorms over the
Southern High Plains, with wind gusts to 93 mph reported at the White Sands
Missile Range in New Mexico. Low pressure brought high winds to the Prince
William Sound area of Alaska. Big River Lakes reported wind gusts to 92
mph. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
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