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Updated Sunday Evening, February 18, 2018

...Near 80's By Tuesday!!! Second Half Looks Very Wet But Warm ...

Rain will move in late tonight and into Monday morning with lows in the mid 40s to low 50s tonight. Temperatures will hit the 70s Monday and will make a run for 80 degrees on Tuesday! The second half of the week looks quite wet, but still warm. Beginning on Monday and extending into next weekend, the state will see a prolonged period of rainfall, heavy at times, especially west.

Several rounds of rainfall are likely mid week onward across Kentucky. The axis of heaviest rainfall looks to be across western Kentucky where in excess of 3+ inches are possible. With soils saturated and area streams and rivers running high, additional flooding is likely where the heaviest rainfall occurs.

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Regional Hourly Observations For LEWIS County, Kentucky
Issued at 700 PM EST SUN FEB 18 2018
LEXINGTON      FAIR      48  31  51 E5        30.19S                  
COVINGTON      CLOUDY    43  34  70 SE8       30.18F                  
FRANKFORT      FAIR      47  31  53 SE5       30.17F                  

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Current Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Conditions in Kentucky
Based on observations at 700pm EST, Sunday February 18, 2018

Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 53 degrees west, near 48 degrees central, and near 49 degrees east. Current sky conditions are cloudy west, fair central, and fair east. In the west, relative humidity is near 46%, and the dew point is near 33 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 51%, and the dew point is near 31 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 48%, and the dew point is near 30 degrees. Current drying conditions are good west, fair central, and good east. Winds are from the south at 8 mph west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the east at 5 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are variable at 3 mph east, where conditions are favorable for spraying. 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 54 degrees at Hopkinsville. The lowest temperature is 43 degrees at Covington.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook For LEWIS County, Kentucky
344 PM EST Sun Feb 18 2018

 DAY ONE  Tonight.

Some river flooding will persist. Please check our web site at 
www.weather.gov/iln for more information on the river flooding.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Monday through Saturday.

Additional rainfall is expected Tuesday night into Saturday. This 
will lead to rises on area creeks and streams, along with the 
potential for flooding, including at locations along the Ohio River.


Spotter activation is not expected at this time.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

7-Day Forecast For LEWIS County, KY
637 PM EST Sun Feb 18 2018

Cloudy. A chance of showers after midnight. Mild. Lows in the mid 40s. Temperatures rising to around 50 after midnight. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.

Mostly cloudy. Showers likely in the morning. Much warmer with highs around 70. South winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.

Mostly cloudy. Warmer with lows in the upper 50s. South winds around 10 mph.

Partly cloudy. Mild. Highs in the upper 70s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

Partly cloudy. A slight chance of rain after midnight. Mild. Lows in the lower 60s. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20 percent.

A chance of rain in the morning, then showers in the afternoon. Mild. Highs in the lower 70s. Temperatures falling into the lower 60s in the afternoon. Chance of rain 80 percent.

Showers, colder with lows in the upper 40s. Chance of rain 90 percent.

Cloudy. Showers likely in the morning, then a chance of rain in the afternoon. Not as warm with highs in the mid 50s. Chance of rain 70 percent.

Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain after midnight. Mild. Lows in the mid 40s. Chance of rain 40 percent.

Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain in the morning, then showers likely in the afternoon. Mild. Highs in the mid 60s. Chance of rain 60 percent.

Cloudy. A chance of rain in the evening, then rain likely after midnight. Mild. Lows in the mid 50s. Chance of rain 60 percent.

Rain likely. Mild. Highs in the upper 60s. Chance of rain 60 percent.

Rain likely. Mild. Lows in the lower 50s. Chance of rain 60 percent.

Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of rain. Mild. Highs in the lower 60s.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For LEWIS County, Kentucky
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               FEB 24-FEB 28 FEB 26-MAR 4    MAR       MAR-MAY                      
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   Temperature:      Above        Above     Normal      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Above        Above      Above      Above                      

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

Hydrological Drought (PDSI) Situation:

Current Long-term Hydrological Moisture Status: UNUSUAL MOIST SPELL   (PDSI=   2.24)
Rainfall Needed:  0.00 inches ABOVE NORMAL

Crop Moisture (CMI) Situation:

Current Short-term Crop Moisture Status: Excessively Wet, Some Fields Flooded         (CMI=   4.13)
Change From Previous Week: WETTER     SOILS (  3.33)

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 02-11-2018 to 02-17-2018

Temperatures for the period averaged 47 degrees across the state which was 10 degrees warmer than normal and 12 degrees warmer than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 53 in the West to 57 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 4 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 9 degrees warmer than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 38 degrees in the West to 42 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 10 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 17 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 77 degrees at BOONEVILLE 2S and the extreme low was 19 degrees at CAPE GIRARDEAU ASOS.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 2.34 inches statewide which was 1.43 inches above normal and 258% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 1.55 inches, Central 2.17 inches, Bluegrass 2.62 inches and East 3.01 inches, which was 0.54, 1.18, 1.84 and 2.16 inches above normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 1.07 inches at POPLAR BLUFF ASOS to a high of 4.71 inches at BARBOURVILLE 3E.

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Almanac Information
Sunday February 18, 2018 the 49th Day of Year

Declination -11.280000
Distance 0.999723 AU
Rise 07:24 EST Set 18:21 EST
Transit Meridian 12:52 EST
Civil Twilight Begins 06:58 EST Ends 18:47 EST

Normal Max/Min Temperature for Today: 48 / 26

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...

While much of the central and eastern U.S. was recovering from the most
severe cold wave of modern history, the temperature at San Francisco soared
to 80 degrees to establish a record for month of February. (David Ludlum)
Some of the higher elevations of California were in the midst of a five day
storm which produced 189 inches of snow, a single storm record for North
America. (13th-19th) (David Ludlum)
A small but intense low pressure system combined with northerly upslope
winds to produce eight inches of snow in five hours at Meeteetsie WY,
located southeast of Cody. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
Thunderstorms soaked the Central Gulf Coast Region with heavy rain. Totals
in southern Louisiana ranged up to 8.50 inches near the town of Ridge, with
6.55 inches at Plaguemine. Thunderstorms in northern Florida drenched
Apalachicola with 5.41 inches of rain in 24 hours, and produced wind gusts
to 75 mph at Mayo. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
Low pressure off the coast of North Carolina brought freezing rain and
heavy snow to Virginia and the Carolinas. Snowfall totals in Virginia
ranged up to 18 inches at Franklin. Freezing rain reached a thickness of
two inches around Charlotte NC. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
An intense but slow moving Pacific storm worked its way across Utah over a
two day period. The storm blanketed the valleys with 4 to 12 inches of
snow, and produced up to 42 inches of snow in the mountains. Heavy snow
also fell across northern Arizona. Williams received 22 inches of snow, and
12 inches was reported along the south rim of the Grand Canyon. (The
National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
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