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Updated Wednesday, January 18, 2017

...Dry Today, Rains Return Tonight Thru The Weekend...

The Bluegrass state will get a dry day today with afternoon temperatures several degrees warmer than normal. However, rounds of showers, and even some thunderstorms, are expected from late tonight into Friday morning and again over the weekend. Temperatures will be very mild this weekend.

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Regional Hourly Observations For HARDIN County, Kentucky
Issued at 100 PM EST WED JAN 18 2017
NORTH CENTRAL KENTUCKY
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
LOUISVILLE/SDF CLOUDY    44  35  70 NW7       30.22F                  
LOUISVILLE/LOU CLOUDY    43  35  73 W9        30.22F                  
FORT KNOX      CLOUDY    42  35  76 W5        30.20S                  

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Current Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Conditions in Kentucky
Based on observations at 100pm EST, Wednesday January 18, 2017

Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 44 degrees west, near 43 degrees central, and near 43 degrees east. Current sky conditions are cloudy west, cloudy central, and cloudy east. In the west, relative humidity is near 76%, and the dew point is near 37 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 76%, and the dew point is near 36 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 79%, and the dew point is near 37 degrees. Current drying conditions are fair west, fair central, and fair east. Tobacco stripping conditions are marginal west, marginal central, and marginal east. Winds are calm west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the west at 7 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the northwest 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 47 degrees at Bowling Green. The lowest temperature is 40 degrees at Covington.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook For HARDIN County, Kentucky
331 AM EST WED JAN 18 2017 /231 AM CST WED JAN 18 2017/

 DAY ONE  TODAY AND TONIGHT.

NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY.

MODERATE TO HEAVY RAINFALL THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT MAY RESULT
IN LOCALIZED FLOODING AND RISES ON CREEKS AND SMALL STREAMS.
RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 1 TO 1.5 INCHES ARE EXPECTED THROUGH FRIDAY
MORNING. 

SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE SUNDAY AS A STRONG LOW
PRESSURE SYSTEM AND COLD FRONT APPROACH THE AREA  BUT NO SEVERE
WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT ANTICIPATED.

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7-Day Forecast For HARDIN County, KY
1113 AM EST WED JAN 18 2017

THIS AFTERNOON
MOSTLY CLOUDY. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S. WEST WINDS UP TO 5 MPH.

TONIGHT
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. SOUTHEAST WINDS UP TO 5 MPH.

THURSDAY
RAIN SHOWERS. HIGHS IN THE MID 50S. EAST WINDS UP TO 10 MPH. CHANCE OF SHOWERS 90 PERCENT.

THURSDAY NIGHT
SHOWERS AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. NEAR STEADY TEMPERATURE IN THE LOWER 50S. SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 90 PERCENT.

FRIDAY
PARTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.

FRIDAY NIGHT
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 50.

SATURDAY
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 30 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S.

SATURDAY NIGHT
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS AROUND 50.

SUNDAY
CLOUDY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S.

SUNDAY NIGHT
SHOWERS LIKELY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. CHANCE OF SHOWERS 70 PERCENT.

MONDAY
SHOWERS LIKELY. HIGHS IN THE MID 50S. CHANCE OF SHOWERS 70 PERCENT.

MONDAY NIGHT
RAIN SHOWERS LIKELY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. CHANCE OF SHOWERS 70 PERCENT.

TUESDAY
PARTLY CLOUDY. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For HARDIN County, Kentucky
                             KENTUCKY                                                                     
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                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   JAN 23-27 JAN 25-JAN 31    JAN       JAN-MAR                      
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   Temperature:      Above       Normal     Normal      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Above        Below     Normal      Above                      

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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=   2.06)
Rainfall Needed:  0.00 inches ABOVE NORMAL


Crop Moisture (CMI) Situation:
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Current Short-term Crop Moisture Status: Too Wet, Some Standing Water                 (CMI=   2.77)
Change From Previous Week: WETTER     SOILS (  0.43)

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 01-11-2017 to 01-17-2017

Temperatures for the period averaged 50 degrees across the state which was 17 degrees warmer than normal and 26 degrees warmer than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 54 in the West to 58 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 11 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 14 degrees warmer than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 41 degrees in the West to 46 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 16 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 23 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 73 degrees at POPLAR BLUFF ASOS and the extreme low was 29 degrees at CARROLLTON 2E.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 2.15 inches statewide which was 1.29 inches above normal and 250% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 2.13 inches, Central 2.38 inches, Bluegrass 2.24 inches and East 1.83 inches, which was 1.23, 1.47, 1.5 and 0.94 inches above normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.90 inches at CARBONDALE ASOS to a high of 3.41 inches at LIBERTY 3SW.

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Almanac Information
Wednesday January 18, 2017 the 18th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination -20.280000
Distance 0.999725 AU
Rise 07:52 EST Set 17:47 EST
Transit Meridian 12:49 EST
Civil Twilight Begins 07:24 EST Ends 18:14 EST

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Normal Max/Min Temperature for Today: 41 / 22
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Time in ET -- and will vary due to location and
elevation -- Priddy

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Weather History...



JANUARY 18TH
HISTORICAL WEATHER FACTS
...1857...
A great cold storm swept across the Atlantic Seaboard. Snowfall totals of
12 inches were common, whole gales caused shipwrecks and damage property on
islands, and temperatures near zero prevailed from Virginia northward.
Great drifts of snow blocked transportation. Richmond VA was cut off from
Washington DC for a week. (David Ludlum)
...1973...
A baby was carried 300 to 400 yards by the strong winds of a tornado at
Corey LA, yet received only minor injuries. (The Weather Channel)
...1987...
A storm in the south central U.S. blanketed Oklahoma City with eight inches
of snow, their highest total since 1948. Snowfall totals in Oklahoma ranged
up to 13 inches at Gage, with drifts five feet high. Roof collapses across
the state resulted in seven million dollars damage. (National Weather
Summary) (Storm Data)
...1988...
A storm in the southwestern U.S. produced a 15 to 20 foot surf along the
southern coast of California resulting in more than fifty million dollars
damage. A small tornado in Orange County CA lifted a baseball dugout
fifteen feet into the air and deposited it in the street, 150 yards away.
The same storm also produced 26 inches of snow at Duck Creek UT. (National
Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
...1989...
While fair and mild weather prevailed across the forty-eight states, bitter
cold gripped Alaska. The high temperature for the day at Fairbanks was 30
degrees below zero. Thunderstorms along the western Gulf coast drenched
parts of southwest Houston with more than four inches of rain. (National
Weather Summary)
...1990...
A winter storm produced heavy snow and high winds across the southwestern
U.S. Snowfall totals ranged up to 18 inches at Lake Arrowhead CA and
Ashford AZ. High winds in New Mexico gusted to 100 mph east of Albuquerque.
Unseasonably warm weather continued from Texas to the Atlantic coast.
Twenty cities reported record high temperatures for the date including
Roanoke VA with a reading of 71 degrees. (National Weather Summary) (Storm
Data)
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