Meade County, KY Weather And Climate Synopsis


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Regional Hourly Observations For MEADE County, Kentucky
Issued at 100 PM EST SAT DEC 15 2018
NORTH CENTRAL KENTUCKY
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
LOUISVILLE/SDF CLOUDY    51  48  89 N8        29.88F FOG              
LOUISVILLE/LOU CLOUDY    52  47  83 N7        29.88F                  
FORT KNOX      CLOUDY    50  50 100 N8        29.87F FOG              

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Current Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Conditions in Kentucky
Based on observations at 100pm EST, Saturday December 15, 2018

Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 51 degrees west, near 53 degrees central, and near 52 degrees east. Current sky conditions are cloudy west, cloudy central, and cloudy east. In the west, relative humidity is near 89%, and the dew point is near 48 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 89%, and the dew point is near 50 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 93%, and the dew point is near 50 degrees. Current drying conditions are poor west, poor central, and poor east. Tobacco stripping conditions are favorable west, favorable central, and favorable east. There is patchy fog east. Winds are from the north at 9 mph west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are calm central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are calm 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 57 degrees at Bowling Green. The lowest temperature is 47 degrees at Covington.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook For MEADE County, Kentucky
311 AM EST Sat Dec 15 2018 /211 AM CST Sat Dec 15 2018/

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight.

Bands of moderate rain will bring reduced visibilities and ponding 
of water during the most intense rainfall. 

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Sunday through Friday.

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Spotter activation is not expected at this time.

will
be in liquid form. 

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Spotter activation is not expected at this time.

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7-Day Forecast For MEADE County, KY
309 AM EST Sat Dec 15 2018

TODAY
Rain. Patchy fog. Near steady temperature in the upper 40s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Gusts up to 25 mph in the morning. Chance of rain near 100 percent.

TONIGHT
Cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain showers. Lows around 40. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

SUNDAY
Partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 50s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 30s. West winds 5 to 10 mph.

MONDAY
Sunny. Highs in the upper 40s. West winds 5 to 10 mph.

MONDAY NIGHT
Clear. Lows in the upper 20s.

TUESDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 40s.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Lows around 30.

WEDNESDAY
Partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 50s.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers. Lows around 40.

THURSDAY
Showers likely. Highs in the lower 50s. Chance of showers 60 percent.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Rain showers likely. Lows in the upper 30s. Chance of showers 70 percent.

FRIDAY
Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain showers. Highs in the mid 40s.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For MEADE County, Kentucky
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                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   DEC 20-24    DEC 22-28    DEC   DEC18-FEB19                      
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   Temperature:      Above        Above      Above     Normal                      
 Precipitation:      Below       Normal     Normal      Below                      

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Drought Status For MEADE County, Kentucky
(Based on the latest Palmer Drought Severity and Crop Moisture Indices)
CENTRAL   KY CLIMATE DIVISION

Hydrological Drought (PDSI) Situation:
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Current Long-term Hydrological Moisture Status: EXTREME MOIST SPELL   (PDSI=   4.11)
Rainfall Needed:  0.00 inches ABOVE NORMAL


Crop Moisture (CMI) Situation:
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Current Short-term Crop Moisture Status: Too Wet, Some Standing Water                 (CMI=   2.78)
Change From Previous Week: WETTER     SOILS (  0.97)

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 12-08-2018 to 12-14-2018

Temperatures for the period averaged 38 degrees across the state which was 1 degrees cooler than normal and 4 degrees cooler than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 46 in the West to 44 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 3 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 5 degrees cooler than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 32 degrees in the West to 31 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 1 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 3 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 63 degrees at BOWLING GREEN APT and the extreme low was 11 degrees at MONTICELLO AWOS.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.75 inches statewide which was 0.3 inches below normal and 72% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 1.02 inches, Central 0.69 inches, Bluegrass 0.13 inches and East 1.17 inches, which was -0.12, -0.45, -0.79 and 0.18 inches respectively from normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.01 inches at ALEXANDRIA 5NW to a high of 2.27 inches at WHITLEY CITY 3N.

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Almanac Information
Saturday December 15, 2018 the 349th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination -23.300000
Distance 0.999725 AU
Rise 07:48 EST Set 17:20 EST
Transit Meridian 12:33 EST
Civil Twilight Begins 07:19 EST Ends 17:49 EST

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Normal Max/Min Temperature for Today: 46 / 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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Weather History...



DECEMBER 15TH
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1839...
The first of triple storms hit Massachusetts Bay. The storm produced whole
gales, and more than 20 inches of snow in interior New England. There was
great loss of life at Gloucester MA. (David Ludlum)
...1901...
An intense cold front swept across the eastern U.S. The cold front produced
heavy rain in Louisiana, and heavy snow in the northeastern U.S. (David
Ludlum)
...1945...
A record December snowstorm buried Buffalo NY under 36.6 inches of snow,
with unofficial totals south of the city ranging up to 70 inches. Travel
was brought to a halt by the storm. (14th-17th) (The Weather Channel)
...1987...
A major winter storm hit the Great Lakes Region, intensifying explosively
as it crossed northern Illinois. High winds and heavy snow created blizzard
conditions in southeastern Wisconsin. Winds gusted to 73 mph, and snowfall
totals ranged up to 17 inches at LaFarge. The barometric pressure at
Chicago IL dropped three quarters of an inch in six hours to 28.96 inches,
a record low reading for December. Up to a foot of snow blanketed northern
Illinois, and winds in the Chicago area gusted to 75 mph. O'Hare Airport in
Chicago was closed for several hours, for only the fourth time in twenty
years. High winds derailed train cars at Avon IN. Light winds and partly
sunny skies were reported near the center of the storm, a feature typical
of tropical storms. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
...1988...
High pressure in the Pacific Northwest and low pressure in the southwestern
U.S. combined to produced high winds from Utah to California. Winds gusting
to 70 mph in the San Francisco area left nearly 300,000 residents without
electricity. Winds in Utah gusted to 105 mph at Centerville. (The National
Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
...1989...
A couple of low pressure systems spread heavy snow across the northeastern
U.S. Up to two feet of snow was reported along Lake Erie in northeastern
Ohio, and up to ten inches was reported in Connecticut. Heavy snow squalls
developed over Michigan for the third day in a row. Three Oaks MI reported
25 inches of snow in two days. Twenty-six cities in the north central U.S.
reported record low temperatures for the date. The low of 10 degrees below
zero at Wichita KS was a December record for that location. (The National
Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
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