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Regional Hourly Observations For LAUREL County, Kentucky
Issued at 800 AM EST TUE DEC 10 2019
...EASTERN KENTUCKY...
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
JACKSON        RAIN      46  45  96 W10G28    29.96R FOG              
LONDON         RAIN      44  42  93 W14G23    30.04R FOG              
SOMERSET*      RAIN      37  37 100 SW9       30.10R WCI  31          
MONTICELLO*    CLOUDY    38  36  92 W14G21    30.12R WCI  30          
WILLIAMSBURG*  CLOUDY    45  45 100 W9        30.06R                  
MIDDLESBORO*   RAIN      53  53 100 CALM      29.98R                  
HARLAN APT*    CLOUDY    51  49  92 W9G20     29.98R                  
PIKE CO APT*   RAIN      52  52 100 W9        29.92R                  
BIG SANDY APT* RAIN      51  51 100 W10       29.93R                  
MOREHEAD APT*  CLOUDY    39  34  81 W5G12     30.03R                  
ASHLAND*       LGT RAIN  46  41  81 W16G24    29.97R                  

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Current Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Conditions in Kentucky
Based on observations at 800am EST, Tuesday December 10, 2019

Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 31 degrees west, near 36 degrees central, and near 46 degrees east. Current sky conditions are fair west, cloudy central, and rain east. In the west, relative humidity is near 52%, and the dew point is near 15 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 73%, and the dew point is near 28 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 96%, and the dew point is near 45 degrees. Current drying conditions are fair west, fair central, and poor east. Tobacco stripping conditions are marginal west, marginal central, and favorable east. There is patchy fog east. Winds are from the north at 10 mph west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The wind chill is near 22 degrees west. Winds are from the west at 8 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The wind chill is near 30 degrees central. Winds are from the west at 10 mph with gusts at 28 mph east, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds and rain. 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 46 degrees at Jackson. The lowest temperature is 29 degrees at Owensboro and Henderson.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook For LAUREL County, Kentucky
439 AM EST Tue Dec 10 2019

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight.

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Wednesday through Monday.

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Spotter activation is not anticipated.

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7-Day Forecast For LAUREL County, KY
358 AM EST Tue Dec 10 2019

TODAY
Rain in the morning, then rain or snow in the afternoon. No snow accumulation. Highs in the lower 50s. Northwest winds around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation near 100 percent.

TONIGHT
Cooler. Cloudy with a 20 percent chance of snow in the evening, then mostly cloudy. Lows in the lower 20s. Light winds.

WEDNESDAY
Sunny. Highs around 40. Light winds.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Clear. Lows in the lower 20s. Light winds.

THURSDAY
Sunny. Highs in the upper 40s. Light winds.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of rain. Lows in the lower 30s.

FRIDAY
Cloudy with rain likely. Highs in the mid 40s. Chance of rain 60 percent.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain. Lows in the lower 40s.

SATURDAY
Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers. Highs around 50.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of rain showers. Lows in the mid 30s.

SUNDAY
Partly sunny. Highs in the mid 40s.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain or snow. Lows in the mid 30s.

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

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For LAUREL County, Kentucky
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                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   DEC 15-19    DEC 17-23    DEC       DEC-FEB                      
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   Temperature:     Normal        Above      Above      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Above        Above     Normal      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=   2.37)
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=   1.75)
Change From Previous Week: DRIER      SOILS ( -1.59)

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 12-02-2019 to 12-08-2019

Temperatures for the period averaged 41 degrees across the state which was 0 degrees from normal and 6 degrees cooler than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 52 in the West to 47 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 1 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 5 degrees cooler than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 33 degrees in the West to 32 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 0 degrees from normal in the West to 2 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 63 degrees at FORT CAMPBELL and the extreme low was 19 degrees at CARLISLE 5SW.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.11 inches statewide which was 0.97 inches below normal and 10% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 0.05 inches, Central 0.06 inches, Bluegrass 0.15 inches and East 0.16 inches, which was 1.19, 1.1, 0.77 and 0.85 inches below normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.00 inches at PADUCAH ASOS to a high of 0.51 inches at VANCEBURG 6W.

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Almanac Information
Tuesday December 10, 2019 the 344th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination -22.960000
Distance 0.999724 AU
Rise 07:44 EST Set 17:19 EST
Transit Meridian 12:31 EST
Civil Twilight Begins 07:15 EST Ends 17:47 EST

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Normal Max/Min Temperature for Today: 48 / 28
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Time in ET -- and will vary due to location and
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Weather History...



DECEMBER 10TH
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1699...
A severe ice storm hit Boston MA causing much damage to orchards. (The
Weather Channel)
...1946...
The temperature at New York City soared to 70 degrees. (David Ludlum)
...1949...
The barometric pressure at Las Vegas NV reached a record low reading of
29.17 inches (987.8 millibars). (The Weather Channel)
...1987...
A cold front brought high winds to the eastern slopes of the Northern and
Central Rockies. Winds gusted to 97 mph at Mines Peak CO. In Wyoming, up to
a foot of snow blanketed the Teton Village Ski Resort, northwest of
Jackson. Strong chinook winds in the Central High Plains Region, gusting to
61 mph at Scottsbluff NE, warmed temperatures to near 70 degrees. (Storm
Data) (The National Weather Summary)
...1988...
Squalls produced heavy snow in the Lower Great Lakes Region. Totals in
northeastern Ohio ranged up to 14 inches at Harpersfield, and totals in
western New York State ranged up to 14 inches at Sodus. In the snowbelt of
Upper Michigan, the Ontonogon area reported two feet of snow in two days.
(Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)
...1989...
Heavy snow fell across the northern and central mountains of Colorado, with
24 inches reported at Steamboat Springs. Six to twelve inches of snow fell
in the Denver and Boulder area delaying plane flights and snarling traffic.
Heavy snow also spread across the Central Plains into the Mississippi
Valley. Winner SD received 11 inches of snow, and more than ten inches of
snow was reported north of Sioux City IA. (The National Weather Summary)
(Storm Data)
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