Nelson County, KY Weather And Climate Synopsis

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Updated Monday Evening, November 22, 2021

Very cold night ahead

Fairly chilly ahead for Kentucky. Clear skies tonight will yield low temperatures in the low to mid 20s for much of Kentucky, some low lying and sheltered locations even dipping into the upper teens. Highs will then struggle in the 40s tomorrow, before taking a step higher on Wednesday. This is all ahead of a cold front, which will pass through the area on Thanksgiving. Quarter inch + in play for much of Kentucky.

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Regional Hourly Observations For NELSON County, Kentucky
Issued at 1200 PM EST SUN DEC 05 2021
LOUISVILLE/SDF PTSUNNY   56  38  50 S6        30.00F                  
LOUISVILLE/LOU PTSUNNY   57  40  52 S8        30.00F                  
FORT KNOX      MOSUNNY   59  44  57 SE9       29.98F                  

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Current Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Conditions in Kentucky
Based on observations at 1200pm EST, Sunday December 05, 2021

Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 58 degrees west, near 54 degrees central, and near 53 degrees east. Current sky conditions are light rain west, sunny central, and cloudy east. In the west, relative humidity is near 90%, and the dew point is near 55 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 57%, and the dew point is near 39 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 54%, and the dew point is near 37 degrees. Current drying conditions are poor west, fair central, and fair east. Tobacco stripping conditions are favorable west, marginal central, and marginal east. There is patchy fog west. Winds are from the south at 7 mph west, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to light rain. Winds are from the south at 12 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the south at 3 mph 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 66 degrees at Bowling Green. The lowest temperature is 47 degrees at Covington.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook For NELSON County, Kentucky
1220 PM EST Sun Dec 5 2021 /1120 AM CST Sun Dec 5 2021/

 DAY ONE  This Afternoon and Tonight.

Widespread showers and storms are expected tonight ahead of a cold
front. Some of the storms could become strong to severe with
localized damaging winds being the main threat. Brief tornadoes can
also not be ruled out. Outside of showers and storms, gusty winds 
between 30 and 40 mph will be possible at times this evening.

Overall, 1 to 2 inches of rain is expected through Monday morning
with a few localized amounts over 2 inches possible across far
southern KY. While flooding is not a major concern, a few nuisance
water issues could arise. 

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Monday through Saturday.

There is potential for minor snow accumulation late Tuesday night
into Wednesday morning. Confidence remains low in amounts and
potential impact. 


Spotters may be needed to report instances of heavy rain or gusty
winds late Sunday into Monday.

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7-Day Forecast For NELSON County, KY
1031 AM EST Sun Dec 5 2021

Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 60s. Southeast winds up to 10 mph shifting to the south with gusts to around 30 mph in the afternoon.

Showers and chance of thunderstorms. Lows around 50. South winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts to around 40 mph. Chance of precipitation near 100 percent.

Rain showers likely and chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 50s. Temperatures falling into the 40s in the afternoon. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 30 mph. Chance of precipitation 60 percent.

Colder. Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 20s. Northwest winds up to 5 mph with gusts to around 20 mph.

Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 30s. Northeast winds up to 5 mph.

Cloudy with a 40 percent chance of snow showers. Lows in the upper 20s.

Partly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of snow showers possibly mixed with rain showers and. Highs in the lower 40s.

Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 20s.

Partly cloudy. Highs around 50.

Partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers. Near steady temperature in the mid 40s.

Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers. Highs in the lower 60s.

Showers likely. Near steady temperature in the upper 50s. Chance of showers 60 percent.

Showers likely and slight chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 60s. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For NELSON County, Kentucky
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                   DEC 10-14    DEC 12-18    JUN       JUN-AUG                      
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   Temperature:      Above        Above     Normal      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Above       Normal      Above      Above                      

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Drought Status For NELSON County, Kentucky
(Based on the latest Palmer Drought Severity and Crop Moisture Indices)

Hydrological Drought (PDSI) Situation:

Current Long-term Hydrological Moisture Status: NEAR NORMAL           (PDSI=   1.08)
Rainfall Needed:  0.00 inches ABOVE NORMAL

Crop Moisture (CMI) Situation:

Current Short-term Crop Moisture Status: Favorable For Normal Growth And Fieldwork    (CMI=   0.56)
Change From Previous Week: DRIER      SOILS ( -0.49)

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 11-28-2021 to 12-04-2021

Temperatures for the period averaged 48 degrees across the state which was 6 degrees warmer than normal and 8 degrees warmer than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 62 in the West to 59 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 9 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 6 degrees warmer than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 38 degrees in the West to 36 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 4 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 5 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 78 degrees at POPLAR BLUFF ASOS and the extreme low was 16 degrees at BRANDENBURG 4SW.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.02 inches statewide which was 1.07 inches below normal and 2% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 0.04 inches, Central 0.00 inches, Bluegrass 0.01 inches and East 0.01 inches, which was 1.23, 1.16, 0.91 and 1 inches below normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.00 inches at ALBANY 1N to a high of 0.18 inches at HICKMAN 2E.

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Almanac Information
Sunday December 05, 2021 the 339th Day of Year

Declination -22.510000
Distance 0.999724 AU
Rise 07:40 EST Set 17:18 EST
Transit Meridian 12:29 EST
Civil Twilight Begins 07:12 EST Ends 17:47 EST

Normal Max/Min Temperature for Today: 50 / 29

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 big snowstorm in the southeastern U.S. produced 11 inches at Montgomery
AL, 18.5 inches at Rome GA, and 22.5 inches at Knoxville TN. (Sandra and TI
Richard Sanders - 1987)
The temperature at Enosburg Falls soared to 72 degrees to establish a state
record for Vermont for the month of December. (The Weather Channel)
A killer tornado hit Vicksburg MS killing 38 persons, injuring 270 others,
and causing 25 million dollars damage, the most damage since the
forty-seven days of continuous shelling the town received in the Civil War.
(David Ludlum)
Heavy snow blanketed parts of the north central U.S., and freezing drizzle
produced a coat of ice up to half an inch thick in northwestern Minnesota
and eastern North Dakota. Snowfall totals ranged up to seven inches at
Grand Rapids MN, and 12 inches at Seney MI. High winds in the north central
U.S. gusted to 63 mph at Pellston MI, and reached 70 mph at Makinaw Bridge
MI. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
There was only a "flurry" of activity, as for much of the nation winter
remained on hold. The cold and snow of winter was primarily confined to the
northeastern U.S. Five cities in the north central U.S. reported record
high temperatures for the date, including Norfolk NE with a reading of 65
degrees. (The National Weather Summary)
A warm Pacific storm system brought high winds and heavy rain to western
Washington and western Oregon. Up to ten inches of rain deluged the western
slopes of the Cascade Mountain Range in Washington State over a three day
period, and 500 persons had to be evacuated due to flooding along the
Skagit River. Up to five inches of rain drenched northwest Oregon, and
winds gusted to 71 mph at Netarts. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm
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