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Regional Hourly Observations For PIKE County, Kentucky
Issued at 800 PM EST SAT JAN 19 2019
JACKSON        CLOUDY    51  50  96 VRB5      29.43F                  
LONDON         CLOUDY    54  51  90 S8        29.41S                  
SOMERSET*      RAIN      52  52 100 SW7       29.42S                  
MONTICELLO*    HVY RAIN  55  53  93 W23G32    29.43R                  
WILLIAMSBURG*  MOCLDY    54  52  94 S3        29.43S                  
MIDDLESBORO*   RAIN      51  51 100 SE3       29.48F                  
HARLAN APT*    CLOUDY    52  49  89 S3        29.47F                  
PIKE CO APT*   RAIN      50  50 100 SE7       29.49F                  
BIG SANDY APT* LGT RAIN  52  52 100 SE20G25   29.43F                  
MOREHEAD APT*  CLOUDY    50  48  93 SE3       29.42F                  
ASHLAND*       LGT RAIN  49  48  97 S8        29.42F                  

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Current Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Conditions in Kentucky
Based on observations at 800pm EST, Saturday January 19, 2019

Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 30 degrees west, near 46 degrees central, and near 51 degrees east. Current sky conditions are light snow west, light rain central, and cloudy east. In the west, relative humidity is near 85%, and the dew point is near 26 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 89%, and the dew point is near 43 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 96%, and the dew point is near 50 degrees. Current drying conditions are poor west, poor central, and poor east. Tobacco stripping conditions are favorable west, favorable central, and favorable east. Winds are from the north at 23 mph with gusts at 33 mph west, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds and light snow. The wind chill is near 17 degrees west. Winds are from the north at 13 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds and light rain. Winds are variable at 5 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 54 degrees at London. The lowest temperature is 29 degrees at Henderson.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook For PIKE County, Kentucky
400 PM EST Sat Jan 19 2019


This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of eastern Kentucky.

 DAY ONE  This Afternoon through Tonight.

Times of moderate to heavy rain could lead to localized flooding
into this evening. A sharp cold front will then bring frigid
temperatures and some light snow accumulations to the area 
tonight. Winds could gust to as high as 40 mph late this evening
and early overnight. From this, blowing snow and reduced 
visibilities will be possible overnight along with icy spots on 
area roads. 

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Sunday through Friday.

A sharp cold front will lead to some additional light snow 
accumulations Sunday. This will be followed by a quick burst of 
very cold air with wind chills down into the single digits to near
zero Sunday night and Monday morning.

Accumulating snow will also be possible Wednesday night into 
Thursday, as another potent area of low pressure moves across the


Spotters are asked to call in snowfall reports tonight into

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

7-Day Forecast For PIKE County, KY
410 PM EST Sat Jan 19 2019


Rain showers, then snow showers late. Patchy fog. Little or no snow accumulation. Lows in the mid 20s. South winds around 10 mph shifting to the northwest late. Chance of precipitation near 100 percent.

Much cooler. Snow showers in the morning, then a chance of snow showers in the afternoon. Snow accumulation up to 1 inch. Highs in the upper 20s. Northwest winds around 10 mph. Chance of snow 90 percent.

Cold. Mostly cloudy in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. Flurries possible in the evening. Lows around 10 above. Northwest winds around 10 mph in the evening becoming light.

Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 20s. Light winds.

Mostly clear. Lows in the upper teens. Light winds.

Warmer. Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 40s.

Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of rain. Lows in the mid 30s.

Rain. Highs in the lower 50s. Chance of rain 80 percent.

Rain with snow likely. Lows in the lower 30s. Chance of precipitation 80 percent.

Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain or snow. Highs in the upper 30s.

Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of snow or rain. Lows in the mid 20s.

Partly sunny with a 20 percent chance of rain or snow. Highs in the mid 30s.

Mostly cloudy. Lows around 20.

Partly sunny. Flurries possible. Highs in the lower 30s.

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

Medium & Long Range Outlook For PIKE County, Kentucky
                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   JAN 25-29 JAN 27-FEB 2    JAN       JAN-MAR                      
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   Temperature:      Below        Below      Below      Below                      
 Precipitation:     Normal        Below      Below      Below                      

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

Hydrological Drought (PDSI) Situation:

Current Long-term Hydrological Moisture Status: EXTREME MOIST SPELL   (PDSI=   4.14)
Rainfall Needed:  0.00 inches ABOVE NORMAL

Crop Moisture (CMI) Situation:

Current Short-term Crop Moisture Status: More Dry Weather Needed, Work Delayed        (CMI=   1.97)
Change From Previous Week: DRIER      SOILS ( -1.08)

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 01-12-2019 to 01-18-2019

Temperatures for the period averaged 36 degrees across the state which was 3 degrees warmer than normal and 4 degrees cooler than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 41 in the West to 38 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 2 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 5 degrees cooler than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 35 degrees in the West to 32 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 10 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 9 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 50 degrees at POPLAR BLUFF ASOS and the extreme low was 14 degrees at CINCINNATI.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.80 inches statewide which was 0.05 inches below normal and 94% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 0.71 inches, Central 0.82 inches, Bluegrass 0.80 inches and East 0.85 inches, which was -0.18, -0.08, 0.07 and -0.03 inches respectively from normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.00 inches at WHITLEY CITY 3N to a high of 1.21 inches at HINDMAN 5N.

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Almanac Information
Saturday January 19, 2019 the 19th Day of Year

Declination -20.170000
Distance 0.999725 AU
Rise 07:52 EST Set 17:47 EST
Transit Meridian 12:49 EST
Civil Twilight Begins 07:24 EST Ends 18:15 EST

Normal Max/Min Temperature for Today: 41 / 22

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...

The famous "cold day" in New England. Gale force winds wrecked homes, and
accompanied a sudden overnight drop in temperature of 50 degrees. Tradgedy
struck Sanbornton NH where three chidren froze to death. (David Ludlum)
Giant Forest CA received 60 inches of snow in just 24 hours, a state
record, and the second highest 24 hour total of record for the U.S. (David
Snowflakes were observed at Homestead and Miami Beach in extreme southern
Florida. (David Ludlum)
A storm tracking toward the northeastern U.S. produced up to 14 inches of
snow in northern Indiana. Peru IN reported a foot of snow. Six cities in
Florida reported new record high temperatures for the date. The afternoon
high of 88 degrees at Miami equalled their record for the month of January.
(National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
A powerful storm hit the central U.S. producing blizzard conditions in the
Central High Plains, and severe thunderstorms in the Lower Mississippi
Valley. Snowfall totals ranged up to 36 inches at Wolf Creek Pass CO, with
31 inches at Elsmere NE. Tornadoes claimed five lives in Tennessee, and a
tornado at Cullman AL injured 35 persons. (National Weather Summary) (Storm
The high temperature for the day at Fairbanks AK was a frigid 41 degrees
below zero, and the morning low of 24 degrees below zero at Anchorage AK
was their coldest reading in fourteen years. (National Weather Summary)
Thunderstorms produced large hail and damaging winds in eastern Texas and
Louisiana. Tornadoes at Garland TX and Apple Springs TX each injured one
person. Heavy snow spread from the Southern and Central Rockies into the
Great Plains. Storm totals in New Mexico reached 36 inches at Gascon.
Totals in the Central Plains ranged up to 15 inches near McCook NE and
Garden City KS. (National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
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