Nelson County, KY Weather And Climate Synopsis

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Updated Wednesday Evening, April 26, 2017

...Showers & Storms later Today thru Friday...

The chance for showers will increase overnight as a line of showers and storms moves slowly across the state, lasting into Thursday morning. Much of the rest of the day looks to remain dry. This will signal the start of a rather active pattern ahead with multiple rounds of rainfall.

The 7-day rainfall forecast maps are consistently indicating significant rainfall over much of Kentucky over the next week. The potential for additional flooding will increase significantly by the weekend. The repetitive heavy rain events expected have the potential for widespread significant flooding, particularly in the western third of the state.

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Regional Hourly Observations For NELSON County, Kentucky
Issued at 500 PM EDT WED APR 26 2017
LOUISVILLE/SDF PTSUNNY   85  55  35 S18G25    29.58F                  
LOUISVILLE/LOU SUNNY     85  57  38 S9G23     29.58F                  
FORT KNOX      CLOUDY    82  54  37 S16G24    29.59F                  

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Current Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Conditions in Kentucky
Based on observations at 500pm EDT, Wednesday April 26, 2017

Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 80 degrees west, near 82 degrees central, and near 83 degrees east. Current sky conditions are cloudy west, sunny central, and cloudy east. In the west, relative humidity is near 54%, and the dew point is near 62 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 30%, and the dew point is near 48 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 36%, and the dew point is near 54 degrees. Current drying conditions are fair west, very good central, and good east. Winds are variable at 7 mph west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the south at 17 mph with gusts at 24 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Winds are variable at 5 mph east, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 85 degrees at Louisville International and Louisville Bowman. The lowest temperature is 80 degrees at Paducah.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook For NELSON County, Kentucky
255 PM EDT Wed Apr 26 2017 /155 PM CDT Wed Apr 26 2017/

 DAY ONE  Tonight.

A few thunderstorms are expected after Midnight as a cold front 
moves into the region. Some of the stronger storms could produce 
gusty winds and heavy rain.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Thursday through Tuesday.

Thunderstorms will continue to move east through the region early 
Thursday morning with a few strong storms possible.

Additional rounds of thunderstorms are possible Friday late afternoon
through the weekend. While confidence is low regarding exact timing 
of storms, the environment could support strong to severe 
thunderstorms Friday through Sunday. 


Spotter activation may be needed for stronger winds late tonight and
again Friday late afternoon  through the weekend.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

7-Day Forecast For NELSON County, KY
248 PM EDT Wed Apr 26 2017

Partly cloudy. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms after midnight. Lows in the lower 60s. South winds 10 to 20 mph. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.

Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 60s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 30 mph. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.

Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 50s. South winds up to 5 mph.

Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 80s. South winds 5 to 10 mph.

Showers and thunderstorms likely. Lows in the mid 60s. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.

Partly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s.

Partly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 60s.

Partly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s.

Showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 50s. Chance of precipitation 80 percent.

Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 60s.

Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 40s.

Partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 70s.

Partly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 50s.

Partly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 70s.

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

Medium & Long Range Outlook For NELSON County, Kentucky
                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                 MAY 2-MAY 6 MAY 4-MAY 10    MAY       MAY-JUL                      
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   Temperature:      Below        Below      Above      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Above        Above     Normal     Normal                      

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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=  -0.88)
Rainfall Needed:  2.70 inches ABOVE NORMAL

Crop Moisture (CMI) Situation:

Current Short-term Crop Moisture Status: Prospects Above Normal, Some Fields Too Wet  (CMI=   1.53)
Change From Previous Week: WETTER     SOILS (  1.39)

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 04-19-2017 to 04-25-2017

Temperatures for the period averaged 61 degrees across the state which was 4 degrees warmer than normal and 6 degrees cooler than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 71 in the West to 69 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 0 degrees from normal in the West to 1 degrees cooler than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 53 degrees in the West to 54 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 5 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 12 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 85 degrees at LOUISVILLE APT and the extreme low was 0 degrees at ALEXANDRIA 5NW.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 1.55 inches statewide which was 0.54 inches above normal and 153% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 1.60 inches, Central 1.27 inches, Bluegrass 0.76 inches and East 2.59 inches, which was 0.43, 0.25, -0.17 and 1.66 inches respectively from normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.26 inches at CARLISLE 5SW to a high of 6.19 inches at WHITLEY CITY 3N.

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Almanac Information
Wednesday April 26, 2017 the 116th Day of Year

Declination 13.910000
Distance 0.999718 AU
Rise 06:47 EDT Set 20:25 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:36 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:20 EDT Ends 20:52 EDT

Normal Max/Min Temperature for Today: 72 / 49

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...

Killer frosts were reported in the Deep South. The frost was quite severe
around Huntsville AL, and highlighted a backward spring in the South that
year. (David Ludlum)
An unusually strong occluded front swept out of the Gulf of Alaska and
produced the first April thunderstorm of record at Fairbanks. Pea size hail
fell northeast of Fairbanks from thunderstorms whose tops were less than
8000 feet. (The Weather Channel)
Severe thunderstorms associated with an intense cyclone spawned a total of
forty-seven tornadoes in two days from Louisiana to Upper Michigan. The
tornadoes killed 16 persons and injured 259 others. (Storm Data)

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