Jefferson County, KY Weather And Climate Synopsis


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Regional Hourly Observations For JEFFERSON County, Kentucky
Issued at 1000 PM EDT MON MAY 23 2022
NORTH CENTRAL KENTUCKY
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
LOUISVILLE/SDF MOCLDY    63  50  62 NE8       30.17R                  
LOUISVILLE/LOU CLOUDY    63  50  62 NE6       30.17S                  
FORT KNOX      CLOUDY    59  50  72 NE7       30.15S                  

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Current Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Conditions in Kentucky
Based on observations at 1000pm EDT, Monday May 23, 2022

Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 63 degrees west, near 58 degrees central, and near 55 degrees east. Current sky conditions are clear west, cloudy central, and cloudy east. In the west, relative humidity is near 62%, and the dew point is near 50 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 86%, and the dew point is near 54 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 93%, and the dew point is near 53 degrees. Current drying conditions are fair west, poor central, and poor east. The livestock heat stress category is no stress west, no stress central, and no stress east. Winds are from the east at 10 mph west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the northeast at 7 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 63 degrees at Paducah, Louisville International, and Louisville Bowman. The lowest temperature is 55 degrees at Jackson.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook For JEFFERSON County, Kentucky
330 PM EDT Mon May 23 2022 /230 PM CDT Mon May 23 2022/

 DAY ONE  Tonight.

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Tuesday through Sunday.

A few thunderstorms Wednesday into Wednesday evening could be strong
to severe with locally gusty winds. Thunderstorm chances will
continue on Thursday, but strong storms appear less likely. 

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Spotter activation may be needed Wednesday.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook


7-Day Forecast For JEFFERSON County, KY
325 PM EDT Mon May 23 2022

TONIGHT
Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 50s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph.

TUESDAY
Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 70s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers. Lows in the mid 60s. East winds 5 to 10 mph.

WEDNESDAY
Showers with thunderstorms likely. Highs in the mid 80s. South winds 5 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation 80 percent.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Showers with thunderstorms likely. Lows in the upper 60s. South winds 5 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation 80 percent.

THURSDAY
Showers and chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 70s. Chance of precipitation 90 percent.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 50s. Chance of precipitation 40 percent.

FRIDAY
Partly cloudy with chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 70s. Chance of precipitation 30 percent.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 50s.

SATURDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 70s.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows around 60.

SUNDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 80s.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 60s.

MEMORIAL DAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 80s.

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


Medium & Long Range Outlook For JEFFERSON County, Kentucky
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                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
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   Temperature:      Above        Above     Normal      Above                      
 Precipitation:     Normal        Above      Above      Above                      

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


Crop Moisture (CMI) Situation:
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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 05-16-2022 to 05-22-2022

Temperatures for the period averaged 71 degrees across the state which was 6 degrees warmer than normal and 2 degrees warmer than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 80 in the West to 81 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 1 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 4 degrees warmer than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 60 degrees in the West to 61 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 4 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 10 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 91 degrees at BIG SANDY and the extreme low was 30 degrees at MORGANFIELD 4E.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 1.07 inches statewide which was 0.06 inches below normal and 94% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 1.41 inches, Central 0.64 inches, Bluegrass 1.42 inches and East 0.80 inches, which was 0.28, -0.55, 0.34 and -0.33 inches respectively from normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.02 inches at WHITLEY CITY 3N to a high of 4.10 inches at CINCINNATI.

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Almanac Information
Monday May 23, 2022 the 143th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination 20.770000
Distance 0.999717 AU
Rise 06:22 EDT Set 20:49 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:35 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 05:53 EDT Ends 21:18 EDT

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Normal Max/Min Temperature for Today: 80 / 57
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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...



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MAY 23RD...HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1878...
An F4 tornado struck Mineral Point, WI killing 17 and injuring 45. A record 
book was carried 60 miles from a schoolhouse. In Primrose Township, the 
deed to Chandler Farm was found 10 miles away. (NWS Louisville)
...1882...
An unusual late season snow blanketed eastern Iowa, with four to six inches
reported around Washington. (David Ludlum) (The Weather Channel)
...1953...
The temperature at Hollis OK soared from a morning low of 70 degrees to an
afternoon high of 110 degrees to establish a state record for the month of
May. (The Weather Channel)
...2000...
An F3 tornado moved through the northeast and east sections of Leitchfield 
KY. An F0 tornado was spotted at Priceville KY. An F0 tornado touched down 
briefly in Taylor County. (NWS Louisville)

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