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Regional Hourly Observations For LEWIS County, Kentucky
Issued at 500 PM EST SUN FEB 23 2020
NORTHEAST KENTUCKY
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
LEXINGTON      CLOUDY    53  21  28 SW16G22   30.08S                  
COVINGTON      PTSUNNY   53  22  29 SW13      30.04F                  
FRANKFORT      CLOUDY    55  23  28 SW10      30.07R                  

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Current Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Conditions in Kentucky
Based on observations at 500pm EST, Sunday February 23, 2020

Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 47 degrees west, near 53 degrees central, and near 56 degrees east. Current sky conditions are light rain west, cloudy central, and partly sunny east. In the west, relative humidity is near 71%, and the dew point is near 38 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 28%, and the dew point is near 21 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 24%, and the dew point is near 20 degrees. Current drying conditions are fair west, very good central, and very good east. Winds are from the southwest at 8 mph west, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to light rain. Winds are from the southwest at 16 mph with gusts at 22 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Winds are unavailable east. 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 56 degrees at Louisville International, Louisville Bowman, and Jackson. The lowest temperature is 47 degrees at Paducah.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook For LEWIS County, Kentucky
500 AM EST Sun Feb 23 2020

 DAY ONE  Today and tonight.

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Monday through Saturday.

The probability for widespread hazardous weather is low.

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Spotter activation is not expected at this time.

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7-Day Forecast For LEWIS County, KY
301 PM EST Sun Feb 23 2020

TONIGHT
Partly cloudy this evening, then mostly cloudy with a slight chance of rain after midnight. Warmer with lows in the upper 30s. Southwest winds around 5 mph. Chance of rain 20 percent.

MONDAY
Rain. Highs in the upper 40s. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 80 percent.

MONDAY NIGHT
Rain, mild. Lows in the lower 40s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 100 percent.

TUESDAY
Mostly cloudy. Rain likely, mainly in the morning. Mild with highs in the upper 50s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph with gusts up to 20 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain after midnight. Mild with lows around 40. Southwest winds around 5 mph. Chance of rain 30 percent.

WEDNESDAY
Rain likely. Highs in the upper 40s. Chance of rain 60 percent.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Cloudy. Rain likely with a chance of snow in the evening, then a chance of snow after midnight. Cooler with lows in the upper 20s. Chance of precipitation 60 percent.

THURSDAY
Mostly cloudy in the morning, then becoming partly cloudy. Cooler with highs in the mid 30s.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 20s.

FRIDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 30s.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Lows around 20.

SATURDAY
Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 30s.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy in the evening, then clearing. Lows around 20.

SUNDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 30s.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For LEWIS County, Kentucky
                             KENTUCKY                                                                     
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                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                FEB 29-MAR 4  MAR 2-MAR 8    FEB       FEB-APR                      
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   Temperature:     Normal        Above      Above     Normal                      
 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)
EASTERN   KY CLIMATE DIVISION

Hydrological Drought (PDSI) Situation:
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Current Long-term Hydrological Moisture Status: EXTREME MOIST SPELL   (PDSI=   4.38)
Rainfall Needed:  0.00 inches ABOVE NORMAL


Crop Moisture (CMI) Situation:
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Current Short-term Crop Moisture Status: Excessively Wet, Some Fields Flooded         (CMI=   4.55)
Change From Previous Week: WETTER     SOILS (  1.10)

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 02-16-2020 to 02-22-2020

Temperatures for the period averaged 39 degrees across the state which was 0 degrees from normal and 2 degrees warmer than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 50 in the West to 50 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 1 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 0 degrees from normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 31 degrees in the West to 30 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 1 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 4 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 68 degrees at FORT CAMPBELL and the extreme low was 11 degrees at CYNTHIANA 8N.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.37 inches statewide which was 0.55 inches below normal and 40% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 0.35 inches, Central 0.42 inches, Bluegrass 0.29 inches and East 0.41 inches, which was 0.69, 0.57, 0.5 and 0.45 inches below normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.01 inches at CARBONDALE ASOS to a high of 0.93 inches at ELKTON 5SW.

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Almanac Information
Sunday February 23, 2020 the 54th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination -9.640000
Distance 0.999723 AU
Rise 07:18 EST Set 18:26 EST
Transit Meridian 12:51 EST
Civil Twilight Begins 06:53 EST Ends 18:51 EST

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Normal Max/Min Temperature for Today: 50 / 27
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Calculations made for central point in Kentucky
Time in ET -- and will vary due to location and
elevation -- Priddy

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FEBRUARY 23RD...HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS...WITH KENTUCKY HIGHLIGHS...
...1802...
A great snowstorm raged along the New England coast producing 48 inches
of snow north of Boston. Three large ships from Salem were wrecked
along Cape Cod. (David Ludlum)
...1936...
A severe blizzard in the Sierra Nevada Range closed Donner Pass. It
stranded 750 motorists and claimed seven lives. (David Ludlum)
---------- KENTUCKY CLIMATE HIGHLIGHTS ---------
...FEBRUARY 1899...
February.  "The month will go down in Kentucky history as 'the
cold February'.  From the 9th to the 14th was a period of
unprecedented cold; the temperature in many portions of the State
going to 20 to 30 degrees below zero," and to -33 degrees F at
Sandy Hook on 2/11/1899.  In at least one location, "the Kentucky
River, solidly frozen, was possible for team and wagon."
Priddy, UKAWC
...1996...
The mercury climbed to 79 degrees at the Jackson KY NWS Weather Office. This 
reading represents the warmest February temperature ever recorded at the Jackson 
Weather Office since climate records begin in 1981.
(NWS Jackson, KY)
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