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Updated Wednesday Evening, October 17, 2018

...Frost Advisory Tonight And Early Thursday Morning For Much of Kentucky...

Behind a dry cold front, temperatures are expected to drop well into the 30s tonight. A Frost Advisory has been issued for the majority of the state, while a Freeze Warning is even in effect for Northern Kentucky as temperatures drop into the lower 30s. Time to protect sensitive vegetation.

Below normal temperatures hang around for Thursday with another shot at frost development on Friday morning, but a bit more patchy in nature. The recent stretch of chilly October weather will continue through the extended portion of the forecast. The latest medium-range outlooks continue the cooler than normal conditions thru the end of October.

Rain returns on Friday and Friday night with the passage of another cold front through the area.

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Regional Hourly Observations For MERCER County, Kentucky
Issued at 300 AM EDT THU OCT 18 2018
NORTHEAST KENTUCKY
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
LEXINGTON      FAIR      42  34  73 NE10      30.46R                  
COVINGTON      MOCLDY    41  32  70 NE7       30.46F                  
FRANKFORT      FAIR      44  34  67 NE6       30.46R                  

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Current Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Conditions in Kentucky
Based on observations at 300am EDT, Thursday October 18, 2018

Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 44 degrees west, near 42 degrees central, and near 44 degrees east. Current sky conditions are fair west, fair central, and fair east. In the west, relative humidity is near 85%, and the dew point is near 40 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 73%, and the dew point is near 34 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 70%, and the dew point is near 35 degrees. Current drying conditions are poor west, fair central, and fair east. Tobacco stripping conditions are favorable west, marginal central, and marginal east. Winds are calm west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the northeast at 10 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are calm east, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 48 degrees at Owensboro. The lowest temperature is 41 degrees at Fort Knox and Covington.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook For MERCER County, Kentucky
328 AM EDT Thu Oct 18 2018 /228 AM CDT Thu Oct 18 2018/

   FROST ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM EDT /9 AM CDT/ THIS
MORNING  

This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of south central
Indiana and Central Kentucky.

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight.

Low temperatures this morning will bottom out in the mid 30s to lower
40s. Some frost is possible, though it will not be widespread. 

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Friday through Wednesday.

Temperatures near freezing will be possible Monday morning, 
especially in the Bluegrass region of Kentucky.

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Spotter activation is not anticipated.

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7-Day Forecast For MERCER County, KY
322 AM EDT Thu Oct 18 2018


FROST ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM EDT THIS MORNING

TODAY
Partly cloudy in the morning then clearing. Areas of frost in the morning. Highs in the mid 50s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph.

TONIGHT
Clear. Areas of frost. Lows in the mid 30s. East winds around 5 mph.

FRIDAY
Partly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of rain showers. Areas of frost. Highs in the mid 60s. South winds 5 to 10 mph.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Showers. Lows in the upper 40s. West winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of showers 80 percent.

SATURDAY
Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers. Highs in the upper 50s. West winds 5 to 15 mph.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 30s.

SUNDAY
Sunny. Highs in the upper 40s.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Clear. Areas of frost. Lows in the lower 30s.

MONDAY
Sunny. Widespread frost. Highs in the upper 50s.

MONDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Lows around 40.

TUESDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs around 60.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 30s.

WEDNESDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 50s.

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


Medium & Long Range Outlook For MERCER County, Kentucky
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                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   OCT 23-27 OCT 25-OCT 31    OCT       OCT-DEC                      
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   Temperature:      Below        Below      Above      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Above        Above     Normal     Normal                      

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

Hydrological Drought (PDSI) Situation:
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Current Long-term Hydrological Moisture Status: UNUSUAL MOIST SPELL   (PDSI=   2.87)
Rainfall Needed:  0.00 inches ABOVE NORMAL


Crop Moisture (CMI) Situation:
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Current Short-term Crop Moisture Status: Favorable, Except Still Too Wet In Spots     (CMI=   1.05)
Change From Previous Week: DRIER      SOILS ( -0.64)

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 10-10-2018 to 10-16-2018

Temperatures for the period averaged 56 degrees across the state which was 2 degrees cooler than normal and 20 degrees cooler than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 61 in the West to 63 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 12 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 8 degrees cooler than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 48 degrees in the West to 50 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 0 degrees from normal in the West to 6 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 85 degrees at BOONEVILLE 2S and the extreme low was 35 degrees at BURLINGTON 4S.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 1.58 inches statewide which was 0.86 inches above normal and 218% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 1.38 inches, Central 2.15 inches, Bluegrass 1.23 inches and East 1.56 inches, which was 0.64, 1.41, 0.53 and 0.84 inches above normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.00 inches at MONTICELLO AWOS to a high of 3.79 inches at BURKESVILLE 3W.

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Almanac Information
Thursday October 18, 2018 the 291th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination -9.960000
Distance 0.999721 AU
Rise 07:50 EDT Set 18:56 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:23 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 07:25 EDT Ends 19:22 EDT

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Normal Max/Min Temperature for Today: 69 / 46
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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...



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OCTOBER 18TH
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1906...
A hurricane struck South Florida drowning 124 persons stranded in the
Florida Keys. (David Ludlum)
...1910...
Northeasterly winds as high as 70 mph (from a hurricane moving northward up
the Florida peninsula) carried water out of Tampa Bay and the Hillsboro
River. The water level lowered to nine feet below mean low water. Forty
ships were grounded.
(The Weather Channel)
...1930...
A big early season lake effect snowburst on the lee shores of Lake Erie and
Lake Ontario produced 47 inches at Governeur NY and 48 inches just south of
Buffalo. (David Ludlum)
...1987...
Thunderstorms in northeastern Texas produced golf ball size hail at
Atlanta, along with wind gusts to 86 mph, and four inches of rain. Damage
from the storm was estimated at more than a million dollars. Sunny and mild
weather continued across much of the rest of the nation. (The National
Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
...1988...
Eight cities in the southwestern U.S. reported record high temperatures for
the date, including Red Bluff CA with a reading of 96 degrees. (The
National Weather Summary)
...1989...
Unseasonably cold air began to invade the central and eastern U.S. Light
snow fell across northern Maine, and snow was also reported in the Great
Lakes Region, including the Chicago area. Bismarck ND was the cold spot in
the nation with a low of 9 degrees above zero. Five cities in Florida
reported record high readings for the date, as temperatures warmed above 80
degrees. Miami FL reported a record high of 90 degrees. (The National
Weather Summary)

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