LaRue County, KY Weather And Climate Synopsis


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Updated Monday Evening, May 22, 2017
...Cool and Dry Conditions Today and Tomorrow...

Other than some isolated showers/storms across Southern Kentucky tomorrow, look for most to remain dry until chances increase Tuesday night and into Wednesday. This looks to signal the start of yet another active period ahead. Temperatures look to run below normal through Thursday, before seeing a warming trend heading into the holiday weekend.

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Regional Hourly Observations For LARUE County, Kentucky
Issued at 700 PM EDT MON MAY 22 2017
NORTH CENTRAL KENTUCKY
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
LOUISVILLE/SDF PTSUNNY   72  47  40 E3        30.01F                  
LOUISVILLE/LOU SUNNY     72  47  40 CALM      30.02F                  
FORT KNOX      CLOUDY    68  49  49 SE3       30.00S                  

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Current Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Conditions in Kentucky
Based on observations at 700pm EDT, Monday May 22, 2017

Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 74 degrees west, near 68 degrees central, and near 66 degrees east. Current sky conditions are cloudy west, cloudy central, and cloudy east. In the west, relative humidity is near 32%, and the dew point is near 43 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 45%, and the dew point is near 46 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 63%, and the dew point is near 53 degrees. Current drying conditions are good west, good central, and fair east. The livestock heat stress category is no stress west, no stress central, and no stress east. Winds are variable at 3 mph west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the east at 6 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 74 degrees at Paducah. The lowest temperature is 64 degrees at Somerset.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook For LARUE County, Kentucky
241 PM EDT Mon May 22 2017 /141 PM CDT Mon May 22 2017/

 DAY ONE  Tonight.

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Tuesday through Sunday.

Isolated to widely scattered thunderstorms are possible Wednesday as
low pressure moves through the region. This low pressure will produce
gusty winds and the stronger storms may also produce localized
flooding, especially should they fall over areas that received heavy
rainfall a few days ago. 

Chances for storms return for the holiday weekend as a stationary
frontal boundary somewhere over the Ohio Valley serves as a focus for
development.

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Spotters activation is not planned at this time. 

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7-Day Forecast For LARUE County, KY
233 PM EDT Mon May 22 2017

TONIGHT
Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 50s. Northeast winds up to 5 mph.

TUESDAY
Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 70s. East winds up to 5 mph.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 50s. Southeast winds up to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.

WEDNESDAY
Showers likely and slight chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 60s. Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers. Lows in the lower 50s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

THURSDAY
Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers. Highs in the upper 60s.

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

FRIDAY
Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 70s.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 60s.

SATURDAY
Partly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 80s.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 60s.

SUNDAY
Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs around 80.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 60s.

MEMORIAL DAY
Partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 70s.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For LARUE County, Kentucky
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                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                MAY 28-JUN 1 MAY 30-JUN 5    MAY       MAY-JUL                      
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   Temperature:     Normal       Normal      Below      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Above        Above     Normal     Normal                      

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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: NEAR NORMAL           (PDSI=  -0.19)
Rainfall Needed:  0.00 inches ABOVE NORMAL


Crop Moisture (CMI) Situation:
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Current Short-term Crop Moisture Status: Favorable, Except Still Too Wet In Spots     (CMI=   1.10)
Change From Previous Week: DRIER      SOILS ( -0.42)

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 05-15-2017 to 05-21-2017

Temperatures for the period averaged 74 degrees across the state which was 9 degrees warmer than normal and 10 degrees warmer than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 84 in the West to 83 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 6 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 6 degrees warmer than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 66 degrees in the West to 62 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 10 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 12 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 92 degrees at EVANSVILLE ASOS and the extreme low was 50 degrees at BARBOURVILLE 3E.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 1.31 inches statewide which was 0.18 inches above normal and 115% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 0.72 inches, Central 1.79 inches, Bluegrass 1.29 inches and East 1.45 inches, which was -0.43, 0.60, 0.21 and 0.33 inches respectively from normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.02 inches at PADUCAH ASOS to a high of 5.99 inches at SCOTTSVILLE 2W.

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Almanac Information
Monday May 22, 2017 the 142th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination 20.620000
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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Weather History...



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MAY 22ND...HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1876...
Denver CO was drenched with 6.53 inches of rain in 24 hours, an all-time
record for that location. (The Weather Channel)
...1911...
The temperature at Lewiston ME soared to 101 degrees. It was the hottest
temperature ever recorded in New England during the month of May. (David
Ludlum)
...1987...
A powerful tornado virtually wiped the small southwest Texas community of
Saragosa off the map. The twister destroyed eighty- five percent of the
structures in the town killing thirty persons and injuring 121 others in
the town of population 183. The tornado hurled trucks and autos through
adobe and wood- frame homes, with some vehicles blown 500 feet. (The
National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

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