LaRue County, KY Weather And Climate Synopsis


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Regional Hourly Observations For LARUE County, Kentucky
Issued at 500 AM EST SAT DEC 16 2017
NORTH CENTRAL KENTUCKY
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
LOUISVILLE/SDF CLEAR     36  25  64 SW12      30.12S WCI  28          
LOUISVILLE/LOU CLEAR     35  26  69 SW10      30.13S WCI  27          
FORT KNOX      CLEAR     31  23  73 S8        30.11S WCI  23          

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Current Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Conditions in Kentucky
Based on observations at 500am EST, Saturday December 16, 2017

Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 34 degrees west, near 32 degrees central, and near 29 degrees east. Current sky conditions are partly cloudy west, clear central, and cloudy east. In the west, relative humidity is near 69%, and the dew point is near 25 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 69%, and the dew point is near 23 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 69%, and the dew point is near 20 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 from the south at 6 mph west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The wind chill is near 29 degrees west. Winds are from the south at 10 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The wind chill is near 24 degrees central. Winds are variable 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 36 degrees at Louisville International. The lowest temperature is 28 degrees at Somerset.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook For LARUE County, Kentucky
257 AM EST Sat Dec 16 2017 /157 AM CST Sat Dec 16 2017/

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight.

No hazardous weather is expected at this time. 

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Sunday through Friday.

No hazardous weather is expected at this time. 

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Spotter activation is not anticipated.

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7-Day Forecast For LARUE County, KY
257 AM EST Sat Dec 16 2017

TODAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 50s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

TONIGHT
Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s. South winds 5 to 10 mph.

SUNDAY
Rain showers likely. Highs in the mid 40s. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of showers 70 percent.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Cloudy. Lows around 40. South winds around 5 mph.

MONDAY
Mostly cloudy. Highs in the lower 50s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

MONDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 40s.

TUESDAY
Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 50s.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s.

WEDNESDAY
Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain showers. Highs around 50.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain showers. Lows in the mid 30s.

THURSDAY
Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 50s.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers. Lows in the lower 40s.

FRIDAY
Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of rain showers. Highs in the lower 50s.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For LARUE County, Kentucky
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   Temperature:     Normal        Below     Normal      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Above        Above     Normal      Above                      

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Drought Status For LARUE 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=   2.16)
Rainfall Needed:  0.00 inches ABOVE NORMAL


Crop Moisture (CMI) Situation:
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Current Short-term Crop Moisture Status: Moisture Adequate For Present Needs          (CMI=   0.67)
Change From Previous Week: WETTER     SOILS (  0.58)

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 12-08-2017 to 12-14-2017

Temperatures for the period averaged 32 degrees across the state which was 7 degrees cooler than normal and 12 degrees cooler than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 46 in the West to 42 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 3 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 7 degrees cooler than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 24 degrees in the West to 24 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 7 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 4 degrees cooler than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 68 degrees at POPLAR BLUFF ASOS and the extreme low was 11 degrees at PAINTSVILLE 4W.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.01 inches statewide which was 1.04 inches below normal and 1% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 0.00 inches, Central 0.00 inches, Bluegrass 0.03 inches and East 0.02 inches, which was 1.14, 1.14, 0.89 and 0.97 inches below normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.00 inches at ALBANY 1N to a high of 0.07 inches at LOUISA 1S.

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Almanac Information
Saturday December 16, 2017 the 350th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination -23.350000
Distance 0.999725 AU
Rise 07:49 EST Set 17:20 EST
Transit Meridian 12:34 EST
Civil Twilight Begins 07:20 EST Ends 17:49 EST

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Normal Max/Min Temperature for Today: 45 / 27
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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...



DECEMBER 16TH
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1835...
New England experienced one of their coldest days of record. At noon on
that bitterly cold Wednesday the mercury stood at four degrees below at
Boston, 15 degrees below at Norfolk CT, and 17 degrees below at Hanover NH.
The temperature at Boston was 12 degrees below zero by sunset. Gale force
winds accompanied the severe cold, and that night a great New York City
fire destroyed much of the financial district. (David Ludlum)
...1869...
A bill was introduced in the House of Representatives, 41st Congress, 
calling for the taking [of] meteorological observations at the military 
stations in the interior of the continent, and for giving notice on the 
northern lakes and Atlantic seaboard of the approach and force of storms. 
This would be signed in to law February 9, 1870, by President Grant, 
establishing what would come to be called the National Weather Service. You 
can see the actual bill on-line at: 
 here.
...1917...
An ice jam closed the Ohio River between Warsaw KY and Rising Sun IN. The
thirty foot high ice jam held for 58 days, and backed up the river a
distance of 100 miles. (David Ludlum)
...1987...
A Pacific storm battered the coast of California with rain and high winds,
and dumped heavy snow on the mountains of California. Winds along the coast
gusted to 70 mph at Point Arguello, and winds in the Tehachapi Mountains of
southern California gusted to 100 mph at Wheeler Ridge. Snowfall totals
ranged up to 24 inches at Mammoth Mountain. Snow fell for two minutes at
Malibu Beach, and Disneyland was closed due to the weather for only the
second time in twenty-four years. A winter storm which began in the
Southern Rockies four days earlier finished its course producing snow and
high winds in New England. Snowfall totals ranged up to 19 inches at
Blanchard ME. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
...1988...
Fairbanks AK reported freezing rain and record warm temperatures. The
afternoon high of 41 degrees was 43 degrees above normal. Snow and high
winds continued to plague the mountains of southern California. Mount
Wilson CA reported two inches of rain in six hours during the early
morning, and a storm total of more than 3.50 inches of rain. (The National
Weather Summary)
...1989...
Fifty-seven cities from the Southern and Central Plains to the Appalachians
reported record low temperatures for the date, including North Platte NE
with a reading of 17 degrees below zero. Squalls in the Great Lakes Region
produced 18 inches of snow at Syracuse NY, and 30 inches at Carlisle IND.
Low pressure brought heavy snow to northern New England, with 18 inches
reported at Derby VT and Saint Johnsbury VT. (The National Weather Summary)
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