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Updated Tuesday Evening, August 22, 2017

...Rain chances increase today...

The focus as of 4 PM is on two bands of showers and storms progressing to the SE ahead of a cold front. Activity will continue into the overnight, before diminishing across Southeastern Kentucky tomorrow morning. Could still see some strong to severe activity this afternoon with damaging winds as the main threat. Otherwise, most can expect a round of heavy rain with any passing storm.

Much cooler and drier air then filters into the area for the remainder of the week. Highs in the middle 70s to low 80s and lows in the 50s will be common.

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Regional Hourly Observations For LEE County, Kentucky
Issued at 800 PM EDT TUE AUG 22 2017
SOUTHEAST KENTUCKY
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
JACKSON        CLOUDY    74  72  93 CALM      29.97R                  
LONDON         CLOUDY    79  72  79 SW3       29.96F                  
SOMERSET       MOCLDY    79  68  69 SW5       29.94F                  
MIDDLESBORO    PTCLDY    74  73  96 CALM      29.99S                  
MONTICELLO     CLOUDY    80  72  76 VRB5      29.95F                  

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Current Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Conditions in Kentucky
Based on observations at 800pm EDT, Tuesday August 22, 2017

Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 82 degrees west, near 73 degrees central, and near 74 degrees east. Current sky conditions are mostly cloudy west, mostly cloudy central, and cloudy east. In the west, relative humidity is near 62%, and the dew point is near 68 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 90%, and the dew point is near 70 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 93%, and the dew point is near 72 degrees. Current drying conditions are fair west, poor central, and poor east. The livestock heat stress category is no stress west, no stress central, and no stress east. Winds are from the north at 8 mph west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the south 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 82 degrees at Paducah. The lowest temperature is 72 degrees at Frankfort and Fort Knox.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook For LEE County, Kentucky
806 PM EDT Tue Aug 22 2017

   SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 462 IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM EDT THIS
EVENING  

This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of eastern Kentucky.

 DAY ONE  Tonight.

Thunderstorms are expected through this evening. Some storms 
could be strong to severe, with damaging winds and heavy rainfall 
the main threats.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Wednesday through Monday.

Thunderstorms are possible at times from Sunday afternoon through
Monday.

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Spotters are encouraged to report any instances of wind damage or
flooding through this evening.

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7-Day Forecast For LEE County, KY
810 PM EDT Tue Aug 22 2017


SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 462 IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM EDT THIS EVENING

TONIGHT
Periods of showers and thunderstorms in the evening, then scattered showers. Some thunderstorms may produce damaging winds in the evening. Lows in the mid 60s. Light winds. Chance of rain 90 percent.

WEDNESDAY
Partly sunny in the morning then clearing. Highs in the upper 70s. Light winds.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Patchy valley fog near dawn. Lows in the upper 50s. Light winds.

THURSDAY
Sunny. Highs in the mid 70s. Light winds.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 50s. Light winds.

FRIDAY
Sunny. Highs in the upper 70s.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 50s.

SATURDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 70s.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 50s.

SUNDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs around 80.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers. Lows around 60.

MONDAY
Partly sunny with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 70s.

MONDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows around 60.

TUESDAY
Partly sunny with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 70s.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For LEE County, Kentucky
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                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                AUG 28-SEP 1 AUG 30-SEP 5    AUG       AUG-OCT                      
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   Temperature:      Below        Below      Above      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Above        Above     Normal     Normal                      

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Drought Status For LEE 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=   1.08)
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=   1.01)
Change From Previous Week: DRIER      SOILS ( -0.38)

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 08-15-2017 to 08-21-2017

Temperatures for the period averaged 78 degrees across the state which was 2 degrees warmer than normal and 4 degrees warmer than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 89 in the West to 86 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 1 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 0 degrees from normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 69 degrees in the West to 68 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 3 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 6 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 96 degrees at LOUISVILLE APT and the extreme low was 48 degrees at BURKESVILLE 3W.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.84 inches statewide which was 0.02 inches below normal and 98% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 0.42 inches, Central 0.78 inches, Bluegrass 0.86 inches and East 1.32 inches, which was -0.36, -0.08, -0.01 and 0.39 inches respectively from normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.00 inches at HICKMAN 2E to a high of 3.76 inches at SOMERSET.

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Almanac Information
Tuesday August 22, 2017 the 234th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination 11.370000
Distance 0.999717 AU
Rise 07:00 EDT Set 20:21 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:41 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:34 EDT Ends 20:48 EDT

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Normal Max/Min Temperature for Today: 85 / 62
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Calculations made for central point in Kentucky
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elevation -- Priddy

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Weather History...



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AUGUST 22ND...HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1816...
The growing season for corn was cut short as damaging frosts were reported
from North Carolina to interior New England. (David Ludlum)
...1923...
The temperature at Anchorage AK reached 82 degrees, a record for August for
the location which was later tied on the 2nd in 1978. (The Weather Channel)
...1987...
A cold front lowered temperatures 20 to 40 degrees across the north central
U.S., and produced severe thunderstorms in Ohio and Lower Michigan. An
early morning thunderstorm near Sydney MI produced high winds which spun a
car around 180 degrees. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
...1988...
Afternoon highs of 88 degrees at Astoria OR and 104 degrees at Medford OR
were records for the date, and the number of daily record highs across the
nation since the first of June topped the 2000 mark. (The National Weather
Summary)
...1989...
Evening thunderstorms in the central U.S. produced golf ball size hail at
May City IA, and wind gusts to 66 mph at Balltown IA. Lightning struck a
barn in Fayette County IA killing 750 hogs. Evening thunderstorms in
Montana produced wind gusts to 70 mph at Havre. (The National Weather
Summary) (Storm Data)

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