Henderson County, KY Weather And Climate Synopsis

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Updated Thursday Evening, April 26, 2018

...Light Showers across Southern Kentucky today...

As of 4 PM, some light rainfall accumulations are being seen near the Kentucky- Tennessee border. Any showers look to stay confined to the southern half of the state and taper off tonight. Most accumulations will stay less than a tenth of an inch. Lows will drop into the middle 40s to around 50.

The warming trend continues tomorrow, before a slight cool down over the weekend. 70s and potentially, low 80s next week. Other than a slight chance for light showers across the eastern half of Kentucky tomorrow, mostly dry conditions are expected through at least next Tuesday.

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Regional Hourly Observations For HENDERSON County, Kentucky
Issued at 400 AM EDT FRI APR 27 2018
PADUCAH        FAIR      53  45  74 SW6       29.87F                  
HENDERSON      FAIR      50  43  77 SW5       29.86F                  
OWENSBORO      FAIR      48  41  76 CALM      29.86S                  
HOPKINSVILLE   FAIR      48  48 100 SW5       29.87S                  
BOWLING GREEN  FAIR      48  47  96 SW3       29.86R FOG              
GLASGOW        FOG       46  46 100 CALM      29.85S VSB<1/4          

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Current Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Conditions in Kentucky
Based on observations at 400am EDT, Friday April 27, 2018

Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 53 degrees west, near 50 degrees central, and near 50 degrees east. Current sky conditions are fair west, fair central, and cloudy east. In the west, relative humidity is near 74%, and the dew point is near 45 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 89%, and the dew point is near 47 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 96%, and the dew point is near 49 degrees. Current drying conditions are fair west, poor central, and poor east. There is patchy fog east. Winds are from the southwest at 6 mph west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the south at 6 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the west at 3 mph east, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 53 degrees at Paducah. The lowest temperature is 45 degrees at Fort Knox.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook For HENDERSON County, Kentucky
247 PM CDT Thu Apr 26 2018

 DAY ONE  Tonight

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Friday through Wednesday

A chance of thunderstorms is forecast next Wednesday. Some of 
these storms could produce heavy rain, especially over southeast 
Missouri and southern Illinois. There is a small potential for 
severe storms. At this time, it is still to early to determine the
mode of convective activity.


Spotter activation is not anticipated at this time.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

7-Day Forecast For HENDERSON County, KY
1046 PM CDT Thu Apr 26 2018

Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 40s. Calm winds late in the evening becoming west around 5 mph after midnight.

Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 70s. West winds 5 to 10 mph.

Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 40s. West winds around 5 mph.

Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 60s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

Clear. Lows in the upper 30s. North winds 5 to 10 mph.

Sunny. Highs in the lower 60s.

Clear. Lows in the lower 40s.

Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 70s.

Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 50s.

Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 70s.

Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 60s.

Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 70s. Chance of precipitation 40 percent.

Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 60s. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.

Showers and thunderstorms likely. Highs in the mid 70s. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.

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

Medium & Long Range Outlook For HENDERSON County, Kentucky
                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                 MAY 2-MAY 6 MAY 4-MAY 10    APR       APR-JUN                      
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   Temperature:      Above        Below      Below      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Above        Above      Above      Above                      

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Drought Status For HENDERSON 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=   1.64)
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=   1.16)
Change From Previous Week: DRIER      SOILS ( -1.14)

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 04-19-2018 to 04-25-2018

Temperatures for the period averaged 54 degrees across the state which was 3 degrees cooler than normal and 4 degrees cooler than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 64 in the West to 64 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 7 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 6 degrees cooler than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 47 degrees in the West to 44 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 1 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 2 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 76 degrees at PAINTSVILLE 4W and the extreme low was 24 degrees at MONTICELLO AWOS.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 1.34 inches statewide which was 0.33 inches above normal and 132% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 2.01 inches, Central 1.04 inches, Bluegrass 1.20 inches and East 1.12 inches, which was 0.84, 0.02, 0.27 and 0.19 inches above normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.27 inches at FORT KNOX to a high of 5.04 inches at MAYFIELD 6SW.

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Almanac Information
Friday April 27, 2018 the 117th Day of Year

Declination 14.150000
Distance 0.999718 AU
Rise 06:46 EDT Set 20:26 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:35 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:19 EDT Ends 20:53 EDT

Normal Max/Min Temperature for Today: 72 / 49

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...

A tornado struck Kirksville MO killing 34 persons and destroying 300
buildings. (David Ludlum)
The temperature at Pahala, located on the main island of Hawaii, soared to
100 degrees to establish a state record. (The Weather Channel)
...1938...Bowling Green's warmest April low: 69 degrees.
(NWS Louisville)
...1937...Beginning today, Bowling Green received 10 consecutive 
days with measurable precipitation, a record.
(NWS Louisville)	
A destructive tornado swept across Rogers County and Mayes County in
Oklahoma. The tornado struck the town of Pryor killing 52 persons and
causing two million dollars damage. (David Ludlum)
A tornado tore through Green and Adair counties with F4 
damage in its wake. Two and a half million dollars in damage 
was done along the 14 mile long path. Six people were killed 
and 58 hurt. The twister dropped to earth near Bramlett and 
proceeded to Vester and Christine. The six fatalities 
occurred in the Mount Pleasant Church area along KY 551 north 
of Columbia. In Butler and Warren counties a tornado did F3 
damage, killing one person and costing two and a half million 
dollars. South View (Butler County) and Riverside (Warren 
County) were struck. A tornado of F1 strength injured 2 
people in Harrison County IN between Mauckport and Laconia. 
Debris from a demolished barn was carried a quarter mile. An 
F3 tornado did damage in Ohio and Butler counties. It touched 
down near Island Lake along Wysox Road in Ohio County and 
moved east near Logansport and Little Bend, lifting just 
outside of Morgantown. An asphalt shingle was found embedded 
two inches deep into an oak tree. An F4 tornado killed two 
people in Russell County. It began east of Russell Springs 
and moved through Salem to Faubush. The two fatalities 
occurred when a farm was swept away at Gosser Ridge near 
Dorena. At one point there were actually two distinct paths, 
as two funnels moved parallel to each other. (NWS Louisville)

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