Lewis County, KY Weather And Climate Synopsis

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Updated Friday, January 17, 2020

...Wintry Mix Tonight Turning To Rain Thru Saturday; Very Cold Sunday...

Clouds will increase today ahead of our next system. Expect rain showers, possibly mixed with a little bit of snow or sleet, to begin tonight. Any wintry precipitation will quickly transition to rain and continue through much of the day tomorrow. A cold front will push through the region tomorrow night and bring very cold air to the region by Sunday.

Precipitation this evening may begin briefly as a wintry mix, mainly north of Interstate 64. No snow or ice accumulation is expected due to warm ground temperatures, and a quick change to all rain.

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Regional Hourly Observations For LEWIS County, Kentucky
Issued at 100 PM EST FRI JAN 17 2020
LEXINGTON        N/A     35  18  49 E8G18     30.63F WCI  29          
COVINGTON      CLOUDY    30  15  53 E13       30.65F WCI  20          
FRANKFORT      FAIR      33  19  56 E12G18    30.64F WCI  24          

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Current Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Conditions in Kentucky
Based on observations at 100pm EST, Friday January 17, 2020

Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 38 degrees west, near 35 degrees central, and near 35 degrees east. Current sky conditions are cloudy west, not available central, and fair east. In the west, relative humidity is near 50%, and the dew point is near 21 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 49%, and the dew point is near 18 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 52%, and the dew point is near 19 degrees. Current drying conditions are fair west, good central, and fair east. Tobacco stripping conditions are unfavorable west, unfavorable central, and marginal east. Winds are from the east at 15 mph west, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. The wind chill is near 29 degrees west. Winds are from the east at 8 mph with gusts at 18 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. The wind chill is near 29 degrees central. Winds are variable at 5 mph east, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The wind chill is near 31 degrees 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 38 degrees at Paducah. The lowest temperature is 30 degrees at Covington.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook For LEWIS County, Kentucky
500 AM EST Fri Jan 17 2020

 DAY ONE  Today and tonight.

The probability for widespread hazardous weather is low.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Saturday through Thursday.

The probability for widespread hazardous weather is low.


Spotter activation is not expected at this time.

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7-Day Forecast For LEWIS County, KY
1202 PM EST Fri Jan 17 2020

Mostly cloudy. Highs in the upper 30s. East winds around 5 mph.

Cloudy. A slight chance of snow in the evening, then rain likely after midnight. Lows in the lower 30s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.

Rain, warmer with highs around 50. Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph. Chance of rain 100 percent.

Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain in the evening. Lows in the lower 20s. West winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph. Chance of rain 30 percent.

Mostly cloudy in the morning, then becoming partly cloudy. Much cooler with highs in the upper 20s. West winds 10 to 15 mph.

Partly cloudy. Lows around 15.

Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 20s.

Partly cloudy. Lows 15 to 20.

Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 30s.

Mostly clear. Lows around 20.

Mostly sunny in the morning, then becoming partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 40s.

Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 20s.

Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 40s.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For LEWIS County, Kentucky
                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   JAN 22-26    JAN 24-30    JAN       JAN-MAR                      
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   Temperature:      Above       Normal     Normal     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)

Hydrological Drought (PDSI) Situation:

Current Long-term Hydrological Moisture Status: VERY MOIST SPELL      (PDSI=   3.58)
Rainfall Needed:  0.00 inches ABOVE NORMAL

Crop Moisture (CMI) Situation:

Current Short-term Crop Moisture Status: More Dry Weather Needed, Work Delayed        (CMI=   2.85)
Change From Previous Week: DRIER      SOILS ( -0.68)

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 01-10-2020 to 01-16-2020

Temperatures for the period averaged 51 degrees across the state which was 18 degrees warmer than normal and 8 degrees warmer than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 56 in the West to 61 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 13 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 17 degrees warmer than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 41 degrees in the West to 45 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 15 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 22 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 79 degrees at LOUISA 1S and the extreme low was 27 degrees at CARBONDALE ASOS.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 1.90 inches statewide which was 1.04 inches above normal and 220% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 2.78 inches, Central 2.03 inches, Bluegrass 1.26 inches and East 1.52 inches, which was 1.88, 1.11, 0.52 and 0.63 inches above normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.38 inches at BIG SANDY to a high of 4.39 inches at CAPE GIRARDEAU ASOS.

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Almanac Information
Friday January 17, 2020 the 17th Day of Year

Declination -20.630000
Distance 0.999725 AU
Rise 07:53 EST Set 17:45 EST
Transit Meridian 12:48 EST
Civil Twilight Begins 07:25 EST Ends 18:13 EST

Normal Max/Min Temperature for Today: 41 / 22

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...

A luminous snowstorm occurred in Vermont and New Hampshire. Saint Elmo's
fire appeared as static discharges on roof peaks, fence posts, and the hats
and fingers of people. Thunderstorms prevailed over central New England.
(David Ludlum)
The mercury dipped to 17 degrees below zero at Millsboro DE to establish a
state record. (The Weather Channel)
A single storm unloaded 77.5 inches of snow at Summit MT to establish a
state record. (The Weather Channel)
Strong chinook winds caused severe wind damage in Boulder CO. Wind gusts to
118 mph was recorded on the roof of the Environmental Research Laboratories
(ERL), and a wind gust to 137 mph was measured atop the roof of the NCAR
building (in the southwest part of the city, 600 feet above ground level).
The high winds uprooted trees and damage roofs. (Storm Data)
A winter storm spread snow from the Southern Rockies into the Middle
Mississippi Valley and southwestern sections of the Great Lakes Region, and
freezing rain across Texas and oklahoma. Snowfall totals ranged up to 16
inches at Tulia TX, with 12 inches at Wellington KS. (National Weather
Summary) (Storm Data)
A Pacific storm battered the southern coast of California. Winds gusting to
65 mph uprooted trees in San Diego. Los Angeles reported an all-time record
low baromteric pressure reading of 29.25 inches. (National Weather Summary)
(Storm Data)
Strong chinook winds along the eastern slopes of the Rockies gusted to 90
mph near Rollinsville CO, and reached 94 mph near Big Timber MT. Heavy snow
blanketed parts of the Upper Mississippi Valley, with eight inches reported
in Douglas County WI. (National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
Twenty cities across the southeastern half of the country reported record
high temperatures for the date. Record highs included 61 degrees at
Williamstown PA and 85 degrees at Brownsville TX. Evening thunderstorms
produced large hail and damaging winds from eastern Texas to Mississippi.
(National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
Bowling Green received 1.37" of liquid equivalent precipitation on January 
17, setting a new record for the date.  The old record was 1.25" set in 
1990. (Louisville NWS)
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