Lewis County, KY Weather And Climate Synopsis

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Regional Hourly Observations For LEWIS County, Kentucky
Issued at 200 AM EDT MON MAY 01 2017
LEXINGTON      CLOUDY    70  61  73 S15       29.77S                  
COVINGTON      CLOUDY    70  62  76 S24       29.73F                  
FRANKFORT      LGT RAIN  70  62  76 S10       29.75F                  

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Current Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Conditions in Kentucky
Based on observations at 200am EDT, Monday May 01, 2017

Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 59 degrees west, near 70 degrees central, and near 73 degrees east. Current sky conditions are clear west, cloudy central, and cloudy east. In the west, relative humidity is near 62%, and the dew point is near 46 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 73%, and the dew point is near 61 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 57%, and the dew point is near 57 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 southwest at 9 mph with gusts at 17 mph west, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Winds are from the south at 15 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Winds are from the southeast at 8 mph east, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 73 degrees at Jackson. The lowest temperature is 59 degrees at Paducah.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook For LEWIS County, Kentucky
414 PM EDT Sun Apr 30 2017

 DAY ONE  This Afternoon and Tonight.

There is a low probability for widespread hazardous weather.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Monday through Saturday.

Wind gusts up to 40 MPH are possible on Monday and Tuesday.


Spotter activation is not expected at this time.

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7-Day Forecast For LEWIS County, KY
132 AM EDT Mon May 1 2017

Showers and thunderstorms. Near steady temperatures around 70. South winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 90 percent.

Showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then showers likely in the afternoon. Colder with highs in the lower 70s. Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 35 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain 90 percent.

Partly cloudy. Much colder with lows in the upper 40s. Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 35 mph in the evening.

Partly cloudy in the morning, then becoming mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 60s. West winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.

Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 40s. West winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 35 mph, diminishing to around 5 mph after midnight.

Partly cloudy in the morning, then mostly cloudy with a chance of showers in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 60s. Chance of rain 40 percent.

Showers. Lows in the upper 40s. Chance of rain 80 percent.

Showers. Highs in the lower 60s. Chance of rain 90 percent.

Showers. Lows in the upper 40s. Chance of rain 80 percent.

Showers likely. Highs around 60. Chance of rain 60 percent.

Mostly cloudy in the evening, then becoming partly cloudy. A 50 percent chance of showers. Lows in the mid 40s.

Partly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers. Highs in the mid 60s.

Partly cloudy. A chance of showers in the evening. Lows in the mid 40s. Chance of rain 30 percent.

Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 60s.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For LEWIS County, Kentucky
                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                MAY 6-MAY 10 MAY 8-MAY 14    MAY       MAY-JUL                      
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   Temperature:      Below        Below      Above      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Below        Below     Normal     Normal                      

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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: NEAR NORMAL           (PDSI=  -0.73)
Rainfall Needed:  1.89 inches ABOVE NORMAL

Crop Moisture (CMI) Situation:

Current Short-term Crop Moisture Status: Prospects Above Normal, Some Fields Too Wet  (CMI=   1.18)
Change From Previous Week: WETTER     SOILS (  0.65)

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 04-23-2017 to 04-29-2017

Temperatures for the period averaged 64 degrees across the state which was 5 degrees warmer than normal and 2 degrees cooler than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 74 in the West to 74 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 54 degrees in the West to 53 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 5 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 10 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 92 degrees at BURKESVILLE 3W and the extreme low was 35 degrees at BURLINGTON 4S.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 1.09 inches statewide which was 0.04 inches above normal and 104% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 1.24 inches, Central 0.60 inches, Bluegrass 1.16 inches and East 1.37 inches, which was 0.04, -0.47, 0.19 and 0.40 inches respectively from normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.03 inches at HARRODSBURG 3N to a high of 4.88 inches at LA GRANGE 6NW.

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Almanac Information
Monday May 01, 2017 the 121th Day of Year

Declination 15.450000
Distance 0.999718 AU
Rise 06:41 EDT Set 20:30 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:35 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:14 EDT Ends 20:57 EDT

Normal Max/Min Temperature for Today: 74 / 50

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Time in ET -- and will vary due to location and
elevation -- Priddy

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Weather History...

The Connecticut River reached a level of nearly twenty-nine feet at
Hartford (the highest level of record up until that time). The record
height was reached in the midst of a great New England flood which followed
sixty-six hours of steady rain. (David Ludlum)
Snow, ice and sleet brought winter back to parts of southeast Minnesota.
Minneapolis received three inches of snow to tie their May record which was
established in 1892. (1st-2nd) (The Weather Channel)
The temperature at Polebridge MT dipped to 5 degrees below zero to esablish
a state record for the month of May. (The Weather Channel)

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