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Updated Friday Evening, June 22, 2018

...Storms Expected Into The Weekend...

Isolated to scattered showers and storms will remain in the forecst this evening, before diminishing overnight. Just like previous days, storms will be capable of heavy rain, gusty winds, and cloud to ground lightning. Scattered chances then remain in the forecast through the weekend. Temperatures stay in the 80s, but begin to increase back into the 90s over the next work week.

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Regional Hourly Observations For LAUREL County, Kentucky
Issued at 400 PM EDT FRI JUN 22 2018
...EASTERN KENTUCKY...
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
JACKSON          N/A     83  65  54 VRB3      29.75F                  
LONDON         PTSUNNY   76  67  73 VRB6      29.77F                  
SOMERSET*        N/A     82  61  47 SW10G16   29.74F                  
MONTICELLO*      N/A     82  63  52 SW18G26   29.76S                  
WILLIAMSBURG*    N/A     77  70  78 CALM      29.77F                  
MIDDLESBORO*   CLOUDY    72  70  94 CALM      29.82R                  
HARLAN APT*    MOCLDY    81  63  53 CALM      29.79F                  
PIKE CO APT*     N/A     76  67  72 S5        29.78F                  
BIG SANDY APT*   N/A     82  69  66 S7        29.76F                  
MOREHEAD APT*    N/A     81  63  54 SW9G16    29.75F                  
ASHLAND*         N/A     84  71  65 SE7       29.71F                  

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Current Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Conditions in Kentucky
Based on observations at 400pm EDT, Friday June 22, 2018

Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 78 degrees west, near 80 degrees central, and near 83 degrees east. Current sky conditions are cloudy west, fair central, and fair east. In the west, relative humidity is near 63%, and the dew point is near 65 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 64%, and the dew point is near 67 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 54%, and the dew point is near 65 degrees. Current drying conditions are fair west, fair central, and fair east. The livestock heat stress category is no stress west, no stress central, and no stress east. Winds are from the west at 9 mph west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the south at 8 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are variable at 3 mph east, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 83 degrees at Jackson and Bowling Green. The lowest temperature is 74 degrees at Louisville Bowman.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook For LAUREL County, Kentucky
335 PM EDT Fri Jun 22 2018

 DAY ONE  Tonight.

Thunderstorms will be possible through this evening. Some of these
may contain strong wind gusts, as well as locally heavy rainfall,
which could result in isolated flash flooding.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Saturday through Thursday.

Thunderstorms will be possible at times from Saturday through 
Thursday, mainly in the afternoon and evening.

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Spotters are asked to report any incidents of severe weather or 
flooding this evening. 

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7-Day Forecast For LAUREL County, KY
347 PM EDT Fri Jun 22 2018

TONIGHT
Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening. A slight chance of showers near dawn. Patchy valley fog late. Lows in the mid 60s. Light winds. Chance of rain 50 percent.

SATURDAY
Partly sunny. Patchy valley fog early. A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s. Southwest winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain 40 percent.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 60s. Light winds. Chance of rain 50 percent.

SUNDAY
Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then showers and thunderstorms likely in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 80s. Light winds. Chance of rain 60 percent.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 60s. Light winds.

MONDAY
Partly sunny with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s.

MONDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 60s.

TUESDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 80s.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 60s.

WEDNESDAY
Partly sunny with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 60s.

THURSDAY
Mostly sunny with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 60s.

FRIDAY
Partly sunny with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s.

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


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 
                JUN 28-JUL 2 JUN 30-JUL 6    JUL       JUL-SEP                      
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   Temperature:      Above        Above      Above      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Above        Above     Normal     Normal                      

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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: NEAR NORMAL           (PDSI=  -1.60)
Rainfall Needed:  4.69 inches ABOVE NORMAL


Crop Moisture (CMI) Situation:
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Current Short-term Crop Moisture Status: Prospects Improved But Rain Still Needed     (CMI=  -0.08)
Change From Previous Week: WETTER     SOILS (  0.08)

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 06-15-2018 to 06-21-2018

Temperatures for the period averaged 79 degrees across the state which was 6 degrees warmer than normal and 2 degrees warmer than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 90 in the West to 88 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 4 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 4 degrees warmer than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 71 degrees in the West to 66 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 7 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 7 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 97 degrees at BOWLING GREEN APT and the extreme low was 56 degrees at PAINTSVILLE 4W.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.67 inches statewide which was 0.33 inches below normal and 67% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 0.75 inches, Central 0.47 inches, Bluegrass 0.81 inches and East 0.65 inches, which was 0.24, 0.53, 0.2 and 0.37 inches below normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.00 inches at LONDON to a high of 3.61 inches at VANCEBURG 6W.

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Almanac Information
Friday June 22, 2018 the 173th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination 23.430000
Distance 0.999716 AU
Rise 06:16 EDT Set 21:05 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:40 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 05:46 EDT Ends 21:35 EDT

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Normal Max/Min Temperature for Today: 86 / 63
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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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JUNE 22ND...HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1947...
Twelve inches of rain fell in forty-two minutes at Holt MO establishing a
world rainfall record. That record was tied on January 24-25, 1956, at the
Kilauea Sugar Plantation in Hawaii, as their state record was established
with 38 inches of rain in 24 hours. (The Weather Channel)
...1972...
Hurricane Agnes deluged Pennsylvania and New York State with torrential
rains resulting in the most costly flood in U.S. history. In the Middle
Susquehanna Valley of Pennsylvania, 24 hour rainfall amounts were generally
8 to 12 inches, with up to 19 inches in extreme southwestern Schuylkill
County. At Wilkes-Barre PA the dike was breached destroying much of the
town. Flooding resulted in 117 deaths and 3.1 billion dollars damage.
(David Ludlum)
...1981...
A young woman from Lubbock TX was struck by lightning. The bolt of
lightning struck just above her right shoulder near her neck, and passed
right to left through her body, tearing her warm-ups, causing her tennis
shoes to explode, and lifting her two feet into the air. (The Weather
Channel)
...1992...
Record cold prevailed in the eastern U.S. with 67 low temperature records for 
the date tied or broken.  Indianapolis, Indiana dipped to 37 degrees to set a 
new all-time record low temperature for June and the coldest summer temperature 
ever.  In sharp contrast, it was a furnace in the Pacific Northwest with Eugene 
and Medford, Oregon setting new all-time record high temperatures for June with 
102 and 111 degrees, respectively.

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