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Updated Monday, April 23, 2018

....Wet Start to the Work Week...

Widespread light to moderate showers continue across the eastern half of the state this morning. Numerous showers are likely today, although there will be relatively brief dry stretches as well. These will continue into tomorrow as low pressure is slow to move out of the area. Widespread totals of 1 to 2+ inches are expected when it is all said and done. Winds will be breezy out of the east. A few rumbles of thunder will also be possible this afternoon in southern Kentucky.

Conditions look to then dry off going into Thursday, but this will only be temporary as more rain chances arrive for Friday. Clouds and rainfall will keep temperatures below normal, but steady through the week with highs in the 60s and lows in the 40s/50s through Friday. Normal highs for the last week of April are in the upper 60s to low 70s.

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Regional Hourly Observations For LAUREL County, Kentucky
Issued at 1200 PM EDT MON APR 23 2018
...EASTERN KENTUCKY...
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
JACKSON        LGT RAIN  54  51  90 MISG      30.11F                  
LONDON         PTSUNNY   60  32  34 SE12G23   30.07F                  
SOMERSET*      CLOUDY    61  54  77 SE7       30.06F                  
MONTICELLO*    CLOUDY    61  52  72 SE18G26   30.05S                  
WILLIAMSBURG*  PTSUNNY   61  50  67 SE15G24   30.07R                  
MIDDLESBORO*   LGT RAIN  57  50  77 SE3       30.13R                  
HARLAN APT*    CLOUDY    58  46  65 SE15G32   30.13R                  
PIKE CO APT*   LGT RAIN  53  49  86 E15       30.15F                  
BIG SANDY APT* RAIN      54  50  87 SE7       30.16F                  
MOREHEAD APT*  RAIN      54  52  94 VRB7G14   30.14F                  
ASHLAND*       LGT RAIN  59  51  75 SE7       30.19R                  

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Current Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Conditions in Kentucky
Based on observations at 1200pm EDT, Monday April 23, 2018

Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 61 degrees west, near 56 degrees central, and near 54 degrees east. Current sky conditions are rain west, rain central, and light rain east. In the west, relative humidity is near 93%, and the dew point is near 59 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 90%, and the dew point is near 53 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 90%, and the dew point is near 51 degrees. Current drying conditions are poor west, poor central, and poor east. There is patchy fog west. Winds are from the east at 8 mph west, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to rain. Winds are from the east at 9 mph with gusts at 21 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds and rain. Winds are unavailable east. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 64 degrees at Bowling Green. The lowest temperature is 54 degrees at Jackson and Covington.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook For LAUREL County, Kentucky
556 AM EDT Mon Apr 23 2018

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight.

An isolated thunderstorm is possible this afternoon and evening.
Winds could gust up to 30 mph through early this evening. 

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Tuesday through Sunday.

Thunderstorms are possible on Tuesday.

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Spotter activation is not anticipated at this time.

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7-Day Forecast For LAUREL County, KY
1147 AM EDT Mon Apr 23 2018

REST OF TODAY
Cloudy. A chance of showers in the early afternoon, then showers likely and a slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 60s. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.

TONIGHT
Cloudy. A chance of showers in the evening, then showers likely. Lows in the lower 50s. East winds around 10 mph in the evening becoming light. Chance of rain 70 percent.

TUESDAY
Showers in the morning, then showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Patchy valley fog early. Patchy valley fog late. Highs in the mid 60s. Light winds. Chance of rain 80 percent.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers. Lows in the lower 50s. Light winds.

WEDNESDAY
Cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers. Highs in the lower 60s. Light winds.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers. Lows in the mid 40s.

THURSDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 60s.

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

FRIDAY
Partly sunny with a 20 percent chance of rain showers. Highs in the upper 60s.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain showers. Lows in the upper 30s.

SATURDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 60s.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 40s.

SUNDAY
Sunny. Highs around 70.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For LAUREL County, Kentucky
                             KENTUCKY                                                                     
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                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                APR 28-MAY 2 APR 30-MAY 6    APR       APR-JUN                      
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   Temperature:      Below       Normal      Below      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Below        Below      Above      Above                      

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Drought Status For LAUREL County, Kentucky
(Based on the latest Palmer Drought Severity and Crop Moisture Indices)
EASTERN   KY CLIMATE DIVISION

Hydrological Drought (PDSI) Situation:
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Current Long-term Hydrological Moisture Status: UNUSUAL MOIST SPELL   (PDSI=   2.66)
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=   1.68)
Change From Previous Week: DRIER      SOILS ( -0.97)

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 04-16-2018 to 04-22-2018

Temperatures for the period averaged 50 degrees across the state which was 6 degrees cooler than normal and 6 degrees cooler than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 63 in the West to 64 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 7 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 5 degrees cooler than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 40 degrees in the West to 36 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 7 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 5 degrees cooler than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 83 degrees at JACKSON and the extreme low was 22 degrees at MONTICELLO AWOS.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.29 inches statewide which was 0.7 inches below normal and 29% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 0.62 inches, Central 0.16 inches, Bluegrass 0.19 inches and East 0.19 inches, which was 0.52, 0.83, 0.72 and 0.73 inches below normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.00 inches at CAMPBELLSVILLE 7W to a high of 1.74 inches at MAYFIELD 6SW.

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Almanac Information
Monday April 23, 2018 the 113th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination 12.860000
Distance 0.999719 AU
Rise 06:51 EDT Set 20:22 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:36 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:25 EDT Ends 20:49 EDT

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Normal Max/Min Temperature for Today: 71 / 47
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APRIL 23RD
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1885...
The city of Denver CO was in the midst of a storm which produced 23 inches
of snow in 24 hours, and at Idaho Springs CO produced 32 inches of snow.
(David Ludlum)
...1910...
The temperature at the Civic Center in Los Angeles CA hit 100 degrees to
establish an April record for the city. (The Weather Channel)

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