Jefferson County, KY Weather And Climate Synopsis

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Regional Hourly Observations For JEFFERSON County, Kentucky
Issued at 300 PM EDT MON JUN 05 2023
LOUISVILLE/SDF PTSUNNY   87  61  41 N9        29.93F                  
LOUISVILLE/LOU PTSUNNY   85  59  41 NW3       29.94F                  
FORT KNOX      MOSUNNY   84  56  37 N6        29.93S                  

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Current Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Conditions in Kentucky
Based on observations at 300pm EDT, Monday June 05, 2023

Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 89 degrees west, near 84 degrees central, and near 80 degrees east. Current sky conditions are sunny west, partly sunny central, and mostly sunny east. In the west, relative humidity is near 32%, and the dew point is near 56 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 33%, and the dew point is near 52 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 36%, and the dew point is near 51 degrees. Current drying conditions are good west, good central, and good east. The livestock heat stress category is no stress west, no stress central, and no stress east. Winds are from the northeast at 7 mph west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the north at 5 mph 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 89 degrees at Paducah. The lowest temperature is 79 degrees at Covington.

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NWS Radar (NEW!), Bowling Green, KY Regional Radar,
Hazardous Weather Outlook For JEFFERSON County, Kentucky
238 PM EDT Mon Jun 5 2023 /138 PM CDT Mon Jun 5 2023/

 DAY ONE  Tonight.

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Tuesday through Sunday.

Scattered showers and a few thunderstorms will be Wednesday morning
and afternoon as a cold front pushes through the region. Brief heavy
rainfall, gusty winds, and lightning would be the main threats in any
storms. Severe weather is very unlikely.

Another round of showers and thunderstorms will be possible across
the outlook are on Sunday.


Spotter activation is not anticipated.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

7-Day Forecast For JEFFERSON County, KY
236 PM EDT Mon Jun 5 2023

Partly cloudy. Hazy. Lows in the upper 50s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph.

Mostly sunny. Hazy. Highs in the mid 80s. North winds around 5 mph.

Hazy in the evening. Partly cloudy in the evening, then mostly cloudy with a slight chance of showers after midnight. Lows in the lower 60s. Northwest winds around 5 mph. Chance of rain 20 percent.

Mostly cloudy in the morning, then becoming partly sunny. A slight chance of thunderstorms. A chance of showers. Cooler with highs in the mid 70s. Northeast winds around 5 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.

Mostly clear. A chance of showers in the evening. Lows in the lower 50s. North winds around 5 mph. Chance of rain 30 percent.

Sunny. Highs in the upper 70s.

Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 50s.

Sunny. Highs in the lower 80s.

Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 50s.

Sunny. Highs in the mid 80s.

Partly cloudy. A chance of showers after midnight. Lows in the lower 60s. Chance of rain 30 percent.

Partly sunny. A chance of showers in the morning, then showers likely with a chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 80s. Chance of rain 60 percent.

Mostly cloudy. Showers likely with a chance of thunderstorms in the evening, then a chance of showers with a slight chance of thunderstorms after midnight. Lows in the upper 50s. Chance of rain 60 percent.

Mostly sunny with a 20 percent chance of showers. Highs around 80.

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

Medium & Long Range Outlook For JEFFERSON County, Kentucky
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                   JUN 10-14    JUN 12-18    JUN       JUN-AUG                      
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   Temperature:      Below        Below     Normal      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Above        Above      Above      Above                      

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Drought Status For JEFFERSON 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=   1.08)
Rainfall Needed:  0.00 inches ABOVE NORMAL

Crop Moisture (CMI) Situation:

Current Short-term Crop Moisture Status: Favorable For Normal Growth And Fieldwork    (CMI=   0.56)
Change From Previous Week: DRIER      SOILS ( -0.49)

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.

Additional Drought Info.: UKAWC Drought Page

Kentucky Climate Summary
Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period 05-29-2023 to 06-04-2023

Temperatures for the period averaged 72 degrees across the state which was 2 degrees warmer than normal and 8 degrees warmer than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 88 in the West to 83 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 6 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 3 degrees warmer than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 61 degrees in the West to 57 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 0 degrees from normal in the West to 0 degrees from normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 95 degrees at PADUCAH ASOS and the extreme low was 49 degrees at PIKEVILLE 13S.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.07 inches statewide which was 1.01 inches below normal and 6% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 0.06 inches, Central 0.13 inches, Bluegrass 0.03 inches and East 0.08 inches, which was 0.99, 0.99, 1.05 and 0.99 inches below normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.00 inches at ALEXANDRIA 5NW to a high of 0.76 inches at HARDINSBURG 5SW.

Kentucky Climate Summaries: Last day, Last 3 days, 7 days, 14, 21, 30, 60, 90 days
Yesterday's Weather Data, Kentucky Climate in Review

Almanac Information
Monday June 05, 2023 the 156th Day of Year

Declination 22.630000
Distance 0.999716 AU
Rise 06:16 EDT Set 20:58 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:37 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 05:46 EDT Ends 21:28 EDT

Normal Max/Min Temperature for Today: 83 / 60

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

Sunrise/Sunset/Moonrise/Moonset Computation (USN)
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Weather History...

Frost was reported from Iowa to New England. The temperature dipped to 25
degrees in New York State, and up to two inches of snow blanketed Ohio. The
cold and snow damaged the wheat crop. (David Ludlum)
Helena MT was deluged with 3.67 inches of rain to establish their all-time
24 hour rainfall record. (4th-5th) (The Weather Channel)
A tornado struck the town of Warren AR killing 83 persons. There were 125
deaths that day in a tornado outbreak across Missouri and Arkansas. (David
Residents near Topeka KS reported disk-shaped hailstones six to ten inches
in diameter, and two to three inches thick. The hailstorm was accompanied
by a tornado. (The Weather Channel)
Tropical Storm Allison came ashore on the Texas Gulf coast. Parts of Texas 
and Louisiana received over 30 inches of rain in less than a weeks time. At 
least 17 people lost their lives in the flooding. Damages reached $6 
billion, making it the most costily tropical storm in history. In 1989, the 
area had been hit by another Tropical Storm Allison.
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