Nelson County, KY Weather And Climate Synopsis


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Updated Monday Evening, August 3, 2020

...Showers And Storms This Evening And Tuesday...

Scattered showers and storms will be possible this evening and Tuesday as a cold front pushes through the Ohio Valley, with best coverage during the afternoon hours. For the rest of the week, expect September-like temperatures and lower humidity levels through Thursday.

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Regional Hourly Observations For NELSON County, Kentucky
Issued at 500 PM EDT MON AUG 03 2020
NORTH CENTRAL KENTUCKY
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
LOUISVILLE/SDF LGT RAIN  77  69  76 W10       29.93S                  
LOUISVILLE/LOU CLOUDY    79  67  66 W7        29.94R                  
FORT KNOX      LGT RAIN  70  68  94 CALM      29.96F                  

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Current Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Conditions in Kentucky
Based on observations at 500pm EDT, Monday August 03, 2020

Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 86 degrees west, near 81 degrees central, and near 84 degrees east. Current sky conditions are sunny west, mostly sunny central, and mostly sunny east. In the west, relative humidity is near 52%, and the dew point is near 67 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 58%, and the dew point is near 65 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 45%, and the dew point is near 61 degrees. Current drying conditions are fair west, fair central, and good east. The livestock heat stress category is no stress west, no stress central, and no stress east. Winds are from the west at 10 mph west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the west at 3 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are variable at 3 mph east, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 87 degrees at Bowling Green. The lowest temperature is 68 degrees at Henderson.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook For NELSON County, Kentucky
331 PM EDT Mon Aug 3 2020 /231 PM CDT Mon Aug 3 2020/

 DAY ONE  Tonight.

Scattered thunderstorms will continue through sunset. A few of the 
stronger storms will be capable of producing locally gusty winds.
Storms training over the same areas may also result in localized
flooding. 

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Tuesday through Sunday.

Scattered thunderstorms are possible again on Tuesday, mainly during
the afternoon hours. A few of the stronger storms will be capable of
producing locally gusty winds. Scattered afternoon thunderstorms will
then be possible this weekend. 
 
 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Spotter activation in not anticipated.

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7-Day Forecast For NELSON County, KY
326 PM EDT Mon Aug 3 2020

TONIGHT
Partly cloudy. A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening. Patchy fog after midnight. Lows in the mid 60s. Northwest winds up to 5 mph in the evening becoming light.

TUESDAY
Partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Patchy fog. Highs in the upper 70s. Northwest winds up to 5 mph.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Lows around 60. North winds up to 5 mph.

WEDNESDAY
Partly cloudy. Highs around 80. Northeast winds up to 5 mph.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows around 60. Northeast winds up to 5 mph.

THURSDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 80s.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 60s.

FRIDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 80s.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 60s.

SATURDAY
Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 80s.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 60s.

SUNDAY
Partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 60s.

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

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For NELSON County, Kentucky
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Drought Status For NELSON 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: NEAR NORMAL           (PDSI=   1.92)
Rainfall Needed:  0.00 inches ABOVE NORMAL


Crop Moisture (CMI) Situation:
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Current Short-term Crop Moisture Status: Favorable For Normal Growth And Fieldwork    (CMI=   0.07)
Change From Previous Week: DRIER      SOILS ( -0.10)

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 07-27-2020 to 08-02-2020

Temperatures for the period averaged 77 degrees across the state which was 0 degrees from normal and 2 degrees cooler than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 85 in the West to 83 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 4 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 4 degrees cooler than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 70 degrees in the West to 68 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 3 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 4 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 95 degrees at KOOMER RIDGE and the extreme low was 0 degrees at BOWLING GREEN 4E.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 2.45 inches statewide which was 1.48 inches above normal and 252% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 2.45 inches, Central 2.24 inches, Bluegrass 2.69 inches and East 2.43 inches, which was 1.52, 1.28, 1.73 and 1.39 inches above normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.61 inches at BOWLING GREEN 4E to a high of 5.43 inches at CARROLLTON 2E.

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Almanac Information
Monday August 03, 2020 the 216th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination 17.100000
Distance 0.999716 AU
Rise 06:44 EDT Set 20:44 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:44 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:16 EDT Ends 21:12 EDT

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Normal Max/Min Temperature for Today: 87 / 64
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Weather History...



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AUGUST 3RD...HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1885...
A tornado hit Philadelphia and Camden along its eight mile path. (David
Ludlum)
...1970...
Hurricane Celia struck the coast of Texas producing wind gusts to 161 mph
at Corpus Christi, and estimated wind gusts of 180 mph at Arkansas Pass.
The hurricane was the most destructive of record along the Texas coast
causing 454 million dollars damage, and also claimed eleven lives. (David
Ludlum) (The Weather Channel)
...1987...
A severe thunderstorm moved across Cheyenne WY during the mid afternoon.
The thunderstorm produced hailstones up to two inches in diameter causing
more than 37 million dollars damage.

The eastern U.S. sweltered in the heat. A dozen cities reported record high
temperatures for the date, including Paducah KY with a reading of 102
degrees. Beckley WV established an all- time record with an afternoon high
of 93 degrees. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)
...1988...
Thunderstorms developing ahead of a slow moving cold front produced severe
weather from the Central High Plains to the Upper Great Lakes Region.
Thunderstorms around Fort Collins CO produced wind gusts to 74 mph along
with marble size hail. Sixteen persons were injured in the storm, most of
whom were accidently locked out of their office building, having evacuated
it when the fire alarm went off, apparently triggered by lightning. (Storm
Data) (The National Weather Summary)
..1989...
Thunderstorms representing what remained of Hurricane Chantal drenched
Wichita KS with 2.20 inches of rain in four hours during the early morning.
Thunderstorms developing in Minnesota produced wind gusts to 85 mph at
Baudette during the afternoon, and softball size hail at Lake Kabetogama,
during the evening. Jamestown ND reported a record hot afternoon high of
103 degrees. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)

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