Nelson County, KY Weather And Climate Synopsis


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Regional Hourly Observations For NELSON County, Kentucky
Issued at 300 PM EDT MON APR 15 2024
NORTH CENTRAL KENTUCKY
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
LOUISVILLE/SDF MOSUNNY   85  60  42 SW7       29.92F                  
LOUISVILLE/LOU SUNNY     83  62  49 S10       29.92F                  
FORT KNOX      NOT AVBL                                               

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Current Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Conditions in Kentucky
Based on observations at 300pm EDT, Monday April 15, 2024

Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 81 degrees west, near 81 degrees central, and near 84 degrees east. Current sky conditions are mostly sunny west, sunny central, and mostly sunny east. In the west, relative humidity is near 56%, and the dew point is near 64 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 56%, and the dew point is near 64 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 42%, and the dew point is near 59 degrees. Current drying conditions are fair west, fair central, and good east. Winds are variable at 3 mph west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the southwest at 12 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are unavailable east. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 85 degrees at Louisville International. The lowest temperature is 81 degrees at Paducah and Lexington.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook For NELSON County, Kentucky
135 PM EDT Mon Apr 15 2024 /1235 PM CDT Mon Apr 15 2024/

 DAY ONE  This Afternoon and Tonight.

There is chance of severe weather this evening due to thunderstorms 
developing along a frontal zone. The most likely areas will be across
southern Indiana and north central Kentucky, and the most likely
timing will be between 7pm and 11pm EDT. Large hail will be the main
threat, with damaging winds also possible.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Tuesday through Sunday.

Two waves of scattered storms are expected Tuesday night through 
Wednesday evening. These storms may become strong or severe, with 
all severe hazards as well as heavy rain and lightning possible.
While severe weather is possible with the first wave late Tuesday
night, the greatest severe potential should be Wednesday afternoon
and evening.

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Spotter activation may be needed this evening, late Tuesday night,
and Wednesday afternoon and evening.

GENERAL STORM MOTION OF THE DAY:

Storm motion this evening will be from west to east around 10 to 20
mph.

Any users of this storm motion must be aware that thunderstorm activity
can be erratic and constantly evolving.  Please use this with caution
and be prepared for changing conditions.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook


7-Day Forecast For NELSON County, KY
403 AM EDT Mon Apr 15 2024

TODAY
Sunny early in the morning then becoming partly sunny. A 20 percent chance of thunderstorms late in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 80s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

TONIGHT
Partly cloudy with chance of thunderstorms in the evening, then mostly cloudy with slight chance of thunderstorms after midnight. Lows in the lower 60s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph shifting to the southeast after midnight. Chance of thunderstorms 30 percent.

TUESDAY
Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning, then slight chance of showers in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 80s. South winds 5 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation 20 percent.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers in the evening, then chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms after midnight. Lows in the lower 60s. South winds 10 to 20 mph. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.

WEDNESDAY
Breezy. Partly sunny with a 50 percent chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 70s. South winds 15 to 25 mph.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with chance of thunderstorms in the evening, then mostly clear with chance of rain showers after midnight. Lows in the lower 50s. Chance of precipitation 40 percent.

THURSDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 70s.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers in the evening, then chance of rain showers and slight chance of thunderstorms after midnight. Lows in the mid 50s. Chance of precipitation 40 percent.

FRIDAY
Partly sunny. Chance of rain showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning, then chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 70s. Chance of precipitation 40 percent.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 50s.

SATURDAY
Cooler. Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 60s.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy. Chance of thunderstorms in the evening, then slight chance of thunderstorms after midnight. Lows in the mid 40s. Chance of thunderstorms 30 percent.

SUNDAY
Partly sunny. A 20 percent chance of rain showers in the morning. Highs in the lower 60s.

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


Medium & Long Range Outlook For NELSON County, Kentucky
                             KENTUCKY                                                                     
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                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   APR 20-24    APR 22-28    JUN       JUN-AUG                      
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   Temperature:      Below        Above     Normal      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Below       Normal      Above      Above                      

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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=   1.08)
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=   0.56)
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.

Additional Drought Info.: UKAWC Drought Page


Kentucky Climate Summary
Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period 04-08-2024 to 04-14-2024

Temperatures for the period averaged 61 degrees across the state which was 6 degrees warmer than normal and 10 degrees warmer than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 71 in the West to 70 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 3 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 2 degrees warmer than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 53 degrees in the West to 50 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 8 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 9 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 86 degrees at YELLOW CREEK and the extreme low was 34 degrees at BURKESVILLE 3W.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 1.71 inches statewide which was 0.65 inches above normal and 161% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 1.69 inches, Central 1.65 inches, Bluegrass 2.04 inches and East 1.44 inches, which was 0.56, 0.56, 1.01 and 0.43 inches above normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.52 inches at FRANKLIN 4SW to a high of 3.17 inches at MADISONVILLE 4S.

Kentucky Climate Summaries: Last day, Last 3 days, 7 days, 14, 21, 30, 60, 90 days
Yesterday's Weather Data, Kentucky Climate in Review


Almanac Information
Monday April 15, 2024 the 106th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination 10.310000
Distance 0.999719 AU
Rise 07:01 EDT Set 20:16 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:38 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:35 EDT Ends 20:42 EDT

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Normal Max/Min Temperature for Today: 69 / 45
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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...



APRIL 15TH
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1921...
Two mile high Silver Lake CO received 76 inches of snow in 24 hours, the
heaviest 24 hour total of record for North America. The storm left a total
of 87 inches in twenty-seven and a half hours. (David Ludlum)
...1927...
New Orleans LA was drenched with 14.01 inches of rain, which established a
24 hour rainfall record for the state. (The Weather Channel)
...1949...
A hailstone five inches by five and a half inches in size, and weighing
four pounds, was measured at Troy NY. (The Weather Channel)
...1958...
A tornado 300 yards in width skipped along a five mile path near Frostproof
FL. A 2500 gallon water tank was found one mile from its original position
(it is not known how much water was in the tank at the time). (The Weather
Channel)

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