Pike County, KY Weather And Climate Synopsis

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Updated Thursday, September 20, 2018

...Hot And Mostly Dry Today; Cooler This Weekend...

Hot and dry weather can be expected again today, though a change in the weather is expected late Friday into Saturday morning as a cold front moves into the region. Showers and storms will be possible ahead of this front, and unsettled weather could continue into the weekend.

A few strong to severe storms will be possible Friday afternoon and evening, with locally gusty winds, heavy rainfall, and lightning being the main threats.

Additional rounds of thunderstorms through Wednesday will produce 2 to 4 inches of total rainfall, with locally higher amounts possible. Localized flooding is likely where heavier and/or repeated rainfall occurs.

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Regional Hourly Observations For PIKE County, Kentucky
Issued at 100 PM EDT THU SEP 20 2018
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Current Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Conditions in Kentucky
Based on observations at 100pm EDT, Thursday September 20, 2018

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Hazardous Weather Outlook For PIKE County, Kentucky
410 AM EDT Thu Sep 20 2018

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight.

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Friday through Wednesday.

Thunderstorms will be possible Friday through Saturday and again
Monday and Wednesday, mainly during the afternoon and early 
evening hours.


Spotter activation is not anticipated.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

7-Day Forecast For PIKE County, KY
1053 AM EDT Thu Sep 20 2018

Warm, sunny. Highs around 90. Light winds.

Mostly clear. Areas of valley fog late. Lows in the upper 60s. Light winds.

Warm. Mostly sunny. Areas of valley fog early. Highs in the upper 80s. Light winds.

Partly cloudy in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. A 50 percent chance of showers. Patchy valley fog late. Lows in the upper 60s. Light winds.

Mostly cloudy. Patchy valley fog early. A chance of showers in the morning, then a chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 70s. Light winds. Chance of rain 50 percent.

Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers. Patchy valley fog. Lows in the lower 60s.

Cloudy with showers likely. Highs in the lower 70s. Chance of rain 70 percent.

Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers. Patchy valley fog. Lows in the lower 60s.

Partly sunny with a chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 70s. Chance of rain 40 percent.

Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers. Patchy valley fog. Lows in the mid 60s.

Partly sunny with a 40 percent chance of showers. Highs in the upper 70s.

Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers. Patchy valley fog. Lows in the mid 60s.

Mostly cloudy with showers likely and a slight chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 70s. Chance of rain 60 percent.

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 
                   SEP 25-29 SEP 27-OCT 3    SEP       SEP-NOV                      
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   Temperature:      Above        Below      Above      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Above        Above     Normal     Normal                      

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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: NEAR NORMAL           (PDSI=  -0.58)
Rainfall Needed:  0.93 inches ABOVE NORMAL

Crop Moisture (CMI) Situation:

Current Short-term Crop Moisture Status: Moisture Adequate For Present Needs          (CMI=   0.24)
Change From Previous Week: WETTER     SOILS (  0.48)

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 09-13-2018 to 09-19-2018

Temperatures for the period averaged 77 degrees across the state which was 8 degrees warmer than normal and 6 degrees warmer than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 90 in the West to 84 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 8 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 4 degrees warmer than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 66 degrees in the West to 68 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 7 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 12 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 97 degrees at MADISONVILLE 4S and the extreme low was 58 degrees at BRANDENBURG 4SW.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.49 inches statewide which was 0.35 inches below normal and 59% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 0.03 inches, Central 0.23 inches, Bluegrass 0.66 inches and East 1.03 inches, which was -0.82, -0.70, -0.09 and 0.21 inches respectively from normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.00 inches at BENTON 4N to a high of 2.44 inches at MOREHEAD 4NE.

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Almanac Information
Thursday September 20, 2018 the 263th Day of Year

Declination 0.710000
Distance 0.999719 AU
Rise 07:25 EDT Set 19:38 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:31 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 07:00 EDT Ends 20:03 EDT

Normal Max/Min Temperature for Today: 78 / 55

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 tornado traveled 275 miles across Lake Ontario, New York and Lake
Champlain. (Sandra and TI Richard Sanders - 1987)
A hurricane which hit Miami FL on the 18th, pounded Pensacola with wind
gusts to 152 mph. Winds raged in excess of 100 mph for four hours, and
above 75 mph for 20 hours. (The Weather Channel)
Hurricane Beulah moved into South Texas, and torrential rains from the
hurricane turned the rich agricultural areas of South Texas into a large
lake. Hurricane Beulah also spawned a record 115 tornadoes. (David Ludlum)
The temperature at West Yellowstone MT plunged to six degrees below zero,
while the temperature at San Francisco CA soared to 94 degrees. (The
Weather Channel)
Afternoon and evening thunderstorms produced severe weather in Oklahoma and
west Texas. In Oklahoma, a thunderstorm at Seiling produced three inches of
rain in one hour, golf ball size hail, and wind gusts to 60 mph which
collapsed a tent at the state fair injuring nine persons. (The National
Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
Showers and thunderstorms produced locally heavy rains in central Wyoming,
and snow in some of the higher elevations. Casper WY reported 1.75 inches
of rain in 24 hours, and a thunder- storm north of the Wild Horse Reservoir
produced 1.90 inches of rain in just forty minutes.
Hugo jilted Iris. Hurricane Hugo churned toward the South Atlantic Coast,
gradually regaining strength along the way. Tropical Storm Iris got too
close to Hugo, and began to weaken. A cold front brought strong and gusty
winds to the Great Basin and the Southern Plateau Region, with wind gusts
to 44 mph reported at Kingman AZ. (The National Weather Summary)
Thunderstorm winds gusting to 115 mph snapped telephone poles in Brandenburg 
(Meade County), Kentucky. (NWS Louisville)
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