Jefferson County, KY Weather And Climate Synopsis

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Regional Hourly Observations For JEFFERSON County, Kentucky
Issued at 900 PM EST THU FEB 22 2024
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FORT KNOX      LGT RAIN  55  54  94 W9        29.62F                  

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Current Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Conditions in Kentucky
Based on observations at 900pm EST, Thursday February 22, 2024

Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 57 degrees west. Current sky condition is cloudy west.In the west, relative humidity is near 88%, and the dew point is near 54 degrees. Current drying conditions are poor west, unavailable central, and unavailable east. Winds are from the southwest at 7 mph west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are unavailable central. Winds are unavailable east. The livestock cold stress index is in the no stress category west, unavailable category central, and unavailable category east. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 57 degrees at Paducah and Hopkinsville. The lowest temperature is 55 degrees at Fort Knox.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook For JEFFERSON County, Kentucky
301 PM EST Thu Feb 22 2024 /201 PM CST Thu Feb 22 2024/

 DAY ONE  This afternoon and tonight.

Isolated non-severe thunderstorms are expected this evening. The 
strongest storms could produce heavy rainfall, gusty winds, and small

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Friday through Wednesday.

Light wintry precipitation is possible Saturday morning. Little or 
no snow accumulation is expected. 

Heavy rain and thunderstorms are possible on Wednesday. Continue to
monitor updated forecasts for added detail.


Spotter activation is not expected at this time.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

7-Day Forecast For JEFFERSON County, KY
915 PM EST Thu Feb 22 2024

Colder. Mostly cloudy. Rain showers likely and chance of thunderstorms early in the evening. Lows in the lower 40s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.

Sunny. Highs in the mid 50s. West winds 5 to 15 mph.

Partly cloudy in the evening, then mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain showers after midnight. Lows in the lower 30s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

Colder. Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 40s. North winds 5 to 15 mph.

Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 20s. North winds up to 5 mph shifting to the south after midnight.

Not as cool. Sunny. Highs in the upper 50s.

Not as cool. Partly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of rain showers in the evening. Lows in the mid 40s.

Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 60s.

Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and slight chance of thunderstorms after midnight. Lows in the mid 50s. Chance of precipitation 40 percent.

Breezy. Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 60s. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.

Breezy. Showers likely and slight chance of thunderstorms in the evening, then showers likely after midnight. Lows in the upper 50s. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.

Breezy. Rain showers likely. Near steady temperature in the lower 60s. Chance of showers 70 percent.

Breezy. Much colder. Rain showers likely in the evening, then partly cloudy with chance of rain showers after midnight. Lows in the lower 30s. Chance of showers 70 percent.

Cooler. Mostly sunny with a 20 percent chance of rain showers. Highs in the upper 40s.

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

Medium & Long Range Outlook For JEFFERSON County, Kentucky
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                FEB 28-MAR 3  MAR 1-MAR 7    JUN       JUN-AUG                      
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   Temperature:      Above        Above     Normal      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Above       Normal      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 02-15-2024 to 02-21-2024

Temperatures for the period averaged 39 degrees across the state which was 0 degrees from normal and 10 degrees cooler than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 54 in the West to 53 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 4 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 4 degrees warmer than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 28 degrees in the West to 26 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 2 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 1 degrees cooler than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 74 degrees at PADUCAH ASOS and the extreme low was 11 degrees at HARTFORD 3E.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.27 inches statewide which was 0.73 inches below normal and 27% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 0.14 inches, Central 0.30 inches, Bluegrass 0.26 inches and East 0.37 inches, which was 0.86, 0.8, 0.63 and 0.63 inches below normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.01 inches at MURRAY 1W to a high of 0.71 inches at STANFORD 4NE.

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Almanac Information
Thursday February 22, 2024 the 53th Day of Year

Declination -10.000000
Distance 0.999723 AU
Rise 07:19 EST Set 18:25 EST
Transit Meridian 12:51 EST
Civil Twilight Begins 06:54 EST Ends 18:50 EST

Normal Max/Min Temperature for Today: 50 / 27

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...

The memorable "Cold Sabbath" in New England history. Many persons froze
extremities while going to church. (David Ludlum)
Although heat and dust prevailed in the spring and summer, early 1936
brought record cold to parts of the U.S. Sioux Center IA reported 42 inches
of snow on the ground, a state record. (20th-22nd) (The Weather Channel)
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