Lee County, KY Weather And Climate Synopsis

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Updated Friday, October 20, 2017
...Mostly Sunny And Warmer Through Saturday...

Autumn-like weather will continue into the weekend. Rain chances ramp up west of I-65 on Saturday evening/Sunday, and a round of rainfall is likely for everyone Sunday evening into Monday. Temperatures will drop below normal Tuesday through the end of next week.

The updated long-range outlook for the coming winter indicated the Southern Ocillation will be a factor to deal with this winter. The potential development of La Nina puts Kentucky in line to see a warmer and wetter than normal winter. More info here.

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Regional Hourly Observations For LEE County, Kentucky
Issued at 1200 PM EDT FRI OCT 20 2017
JACKSON        SUNNY     65  51  60 CALM      30.34F                  
LONDON         SUNNY     65  50  58 S3        30.33F                  
SOMERSET       SUNNY     63  50  63 CALM      30.33F                  
MIDDLESBORO    SUNNY     54  50  87 CALM      30.35F                  
MONTICELLO     SUNNY     66  55  67 VRB7      30.33F                  

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Current Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Conditions in Kentucky
Based on observations at 1200pm EDT, Friday October 20, 2017

Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 69 degrees west, near 70 degrees central, and near 65 degrees east. Current sky conditions are cloudy west, sunny central, and sunny east. In the west, relative humidity is near 54%, and the dew point is near 52 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 52%, and the dew point is near 52 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 60%, and the dew point is near 51 degrees. Current drying conditions are fair west, fair central, and fair east. Tobacco stripping conditions are marginal west, marginal central, and marginal east. Winds are from the southwest at 6 mph west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are calm 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 71 degrees at Henderson. The lowest temperature is 63 degrees at Somerset.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook For LEE County, Kentucky
820 AM EDT Fri Oct 20 2017

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight.

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Saturday through Thursday.

Areas of frost will be possible Thursday morning, especially in
sheltered valleys.


Spotter activation is not anticipated.

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7-Day Forecast For LEE County, KY
1106 AM EDT Fri Oct 20 2017

Warm, sunny. Highs in the upper 70s. Light winds.

Mostly clear. Areas of fog late. Lows in the upper 40s. Light winds.

Warm, sunny. Areas of fog early. Highs in the upper 70s. Light winds.

Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 50s. Light winds.

Sunny. Highs in the upper 70s. Light winds.

Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers. Lows in the upper 50s.

Showers. Highs around 70. Chance of rain 90 percent.

Showers. Lows around 50. Chance of rain 80 percent.

Partly sunny with a 50 percent chance of showers. Highs in the lower 60s.

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

Mostly sunny with a 20 percent chance of rain showers. Highs in the mid 50s.

Cold. Partly cloudy. Areas of frost. Lows in the mid 30s.

Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 60s.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For LEE County, Kentucky
                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   OCT 25-29 OCT 27-NOV 2    NOV       NOV-JAN                      
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   Temperature:      Below        Below     Normal      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Below        Below     Normal     Normal                      

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Drought Status For LEE County, Kentucky
(Based on the latest Palmer Drought Severity and Crop Moisture Indices)

Hydrological Drought (PDSI) Situation:

Current Long-term Hydrological Moisture Status: NEAR NORMAL           (PDSI=   1.52)
Rainfall Needed:  0.00 inches ABOVE NORMAL

Crop Moisture (CMI) Situation:

Current Short-term Crop Moisture Status: Prospects Above Normal, Some Fields Too Wet  (CMI=   1.21)
Change From Previous Week: WETTER     SOILS (  1.17)

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 10-13-2017 to 10-19-2017

Temperatures for the period averaged 59 degrees across the state which was 2 degrees warmer than normal and 10 degrees cooler than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 74 in the West to 73 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 2 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 3 degrees warmer than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 47 degrees in the West to 47 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 0 degrees from normal in the West to 4 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 90 degrees at CAPE GIRARDEAU ASOS and the extreme low was 33 degrees at CAPE GIRARDEAU ASOS.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.15 inches statewide which was 0.55 inches below normal and 21% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 0.10 inches, Central 0.08 inches, Bluegrass 0.04 inches and East 0.40 inches, which was 0.64, 0.64, 0.63 and 0.29 inches below normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.00 inches at BRANDENBURG 4SW to a high of 1.02 inches at PIKEVILLE 13S.

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Almanac Information
Friday October 20, 2017 the 293th Day of Year

Declination -10.760000
Distance 0.999721 AU
Rise 07:53 EDT Set 18:53 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:23 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 07:27 EDT Ends 19:19 EDT

Normal Max/Min Temperature for Today: 68 / 45

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...

An exceedingly great storm struck eastern New England causing extensive
coastal damage from Massachusetts to Maine, and the highest tide in 47
years. (David Ludlum)
Remnants of Pacific Hurricane Tico caused extensive flooding in central and
south central Oklahoma. Oklahoma City set daily rainfall records with 1.45
inch on the 19th, and 6.28 inches on the 20th. (17th-21st) (The Weather
Cold arctic air invaded the Upper Midwest, and squalls in the Lake Superior
snowbelt produced heavy snow in eastern Ashland County and northern Iron
County of Wisconsin. Totals ranged up to 18 inches at Mellen. In the
western U.S., the record high of 69 degrees at Seattle WA was their
twenty-fifth of the year, their highest number of record highs for any
given year. Bakersfield CA reported a record 146 days in a row with daily
highs 80 degrees or above. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
Unseasonably warm weather continued in the western U.S. In California,
afternoon highs of 96 degrees at Redding and Red Bluff were records for the
date. (The National Weather Summary)
Forty-nine cities reported record low temperatures for the date as readings
dipped into the 20s and 30s across much of the south central and
southeastern U.S. Lows of 32 degrees at Lake Charles LA and 42 degrees at
Lakeland FL were records for October, and Little Rock AR reported their
earliest freeze of record. Snow blanketed the higher elevations of Georgia
and the Carolinas. Melbourne FL dipped to 47 degrees shortly before
midnight to surpass the record low established that morning. Showers and
thunderstorms brought heavy rain to parts of the northeastern U.S. Autumn
leaves on the ground clogged drains and ditches causing flooding. Up to
4.10 inches of rain soaked southern Vermont in three days. Flood waters
washed 600 feet of railroad track, resulting in a train derailment. (The
National Weather Summary)(Storm Data)

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