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Updated Friday, April 26, 2019

...Breezy With Showers Ending, Decreasing Clouds Today...

Clearning in the west, widespread showers will move through the central & eastern region early this morning. Clouds will decrease from west to east and skies will become mostly sunny by afternoon. Gusty northwest winds are expected with sustained speeds of 15-20 MPH with gusts to 30 MPH at times. The winds will slacken off after sunset. Saturday will start off dry, but a weak frontal boundary will push in late in the day and may kick off a few showers.

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Regional Hourly Observations For LEWIS County, Kentucky
Issued at 1000 AM EDT FRI APR 26 2019
NORTHEAST KENTUCKY
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
LEXINGTON      CLOUDY    52  45  77 W16G30    29.70R                  
COVINGTON      LGT RAIN  50  46  86 NW18G32   29.65R                  
FRANKFORT      CLOUDY    53  46  77 NW13G40   29.72R                  

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Current Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Conditions in Kentucky
Based on observations at 1000am EDT, Friday April 26, 2019

Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 58 degrees west, near 52 degrees central, and near 57 degrees east. Current sky conditions are fair west, cloudy central, and cloudy east. In the west, relative humidity is near 66%, and the dew point is near 47 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 77%, and the dew point is near 45 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 89%, and the dew point is near 54 degrees. Current drying conditions are fair west, fair central, and poor east. Winds are from the west at 14 mph with gusts at 23 mph west, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Winds are from the west at 16 mph with gusts at 30 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Winds are variable at 5 mph east, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 60 degrees at Bowling Green. The lowest temperature is 50 degrees at Covington.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook For LEWIS County, Kentucky
415 AM EDT Fri Apr 26 2019

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight.

Rain is expected to continue this morning and possibly into the
afternoon. With conditions already very wet, this rain may lead to
flooding in some locations.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Saturday through Thursday.

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Spotters are encouraged to report rainfall amounts to the National
Weather Service.

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7-Day Forecast For LEWIS County, KY
950 AM EDT Fri Apr 26 2019

REST OF TODAY
Showers, cooler with highs around 60. West winds around 15 mph with gusts up to 35 mph. Chance of rain 100 percent.

TONIGHT
Mostly clear. A chance of showers in the evening. Lows in the mid 40s. West winds 10 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph in the evening. Chance of rain 40 percent.

SATURDAY
Mostly sunny in the morning, then partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 60s. West winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20 percent.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers. Lows in the lower 50s. South winds 10 to 15 mph.

SUNDAY
Partly cloudy. A slight chance of showers in the morning. Highs in the lower 60s. West winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 30 mph, becoming northwest with gusts up to 20 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain 20 percent.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 40s.

MONDAY
Partly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Warmer with highs in the mid 70s. Chance of rain 30 percent.

MONDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening, then a chance of showers after midnight. Warmer with lows in the upper 50s. Chance of rain 30 percent.

TUESDAY
Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 70s.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy in the evening, then becoming partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 50s.

WEDNESDAY
Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 70s. Chance of rain 30 percent.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening, then a chance of showers after midnight. Unseasonably warm with lows in the lower 60s. Chance of rain 30 percent.

THURSDAY
Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers in the morning, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 70s. Chance of rain 40 percent.

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


Medium & Long Range Outlook For LEWIS County, Kentucky
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                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                 MAY 1-MAY 5  MAY 3-MAY 9    MAY       MAY-JUL                      
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   Temperature:      Above        Above      Above      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Above        Above     Normal      Above                      

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Drought Status For LEWIS 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: VERY MOIST SPELL      (PDSI=   3.35)
Rainfall Needed:  0.00 inches ABOVE NORMAL


Crop Moisture (CMI) Situation:
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Current Short-term Crop Moisture Status: Moisture Adequate For Present Needs          (CMI=   0.88)
Change From Previous Week: WETTER     SOILS (  0.29)

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 04-18-2019 to 04-24-2019

Temperatures for the period averaged 59 degrees across the state which was 2 degrees warmer than normal and 2 degrees cooler than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 70 in the West to 72 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 1 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 2 degrees warmer than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 49 degrees in the West to 49 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 2 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 7 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 86 degrees at LOUISA 1S and the extreme low was 32 degrees at HARTFORD 3E.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 1.86 inches statewide which was 0.86 inches above normal and 186% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 2.46 inches, Central 2.22 inches, Bluegrass 1.86 inches and East 0.90 inches, which was 1.30, 1.22, 0.94 and -0.02 inches respectively from normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.40 inches at WILLIAMSBURG AWOS to a high of 3.91 inches at BRANDENBURG 4SW.

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Almanac Information
Friday April 26, 2019 the 116th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination 13.750000
Distance 0.999718 AU
Rise 06:48 EDT Set 20:25 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:36 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:21 EDT Ends 20:52 EDT

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Normal Max/Min Temperature for Today: 72 / 49
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Time in ET -- and will vary due to location and
elevation -- Priddy

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Weather History...



APRIL 26TH
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1834...
Killer frosts were reported in the Deep South. The frost was quite severe
around Huntsville AL, and highlighted a backward spring in the South that
year. (David Ludlum)
...1978...
An unusually strong occluded front swept out of the Gulf of Alaska and
produced the first April thunderstorm of record at Fairbanks. Pea size hail
fell northeast of Fairbanks from thunderstorms whose tops were less than
8000 feet. (The Weather Channel)
...1984...
Severe thunderstorms associated with an intense cyclone spawned a total of
forty-seven tornadoes in two days from Louisiana to Upper Michigan. The
tornadoes killed 16 persons and injured 259 others. (Storm Data)

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