Rockcastle County, KY Weather And Climate Synopsis


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Updated Monday Evening, February 19, 2018

...Near 80's By Tuesday!!! Very Wet But Warm Wednesday to the Weekend ...

As of 4:30 PM, most of the state had gotten into the 70s today. Quite the warmth for the middle of February! Amazingly, Kentucky will actually get warmer tomorrow. After only falling into the 60s overnight, look for highs in the mid to upper 70s tomorrow with strong southwest winds in place. Gusts over 30 mph from time to time are expected. Could see temperatures hit 80 for some.

After a couple days of dry weather, rain again makes a return tomorrow night. Chances will then stick around through the end of the week with multiple rounds in the forecast. Rain could be moderate to heavy at times. Looking at the potential for 2 to 5+ inches of additional rainfall. Higher totals to the west. This will likely result in more flooding across the area.


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Regional Hourly Observations For ROCKCASTLE County, Kentucky
Issued at 200 AM EST TUE FEB 20 2018
SOUTHEAST KENTUCKY
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
JACKSON        MOCLDY    65  53  65 S8        30.22S                  
LONDON         MOCLDY    63  53  70 S5        30.23R                  
SOMERSET       CLOUDY    63  54  72 MISG      30.23R                  
MIDDLESBORO    FAIR      61  55  82 SE3       30.28R                  
MONTICELLO     NOT AVBL                                               

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Current Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Conditions in Kentucky
Based on observations at 200am EST, Tuesday February 20, 2018

Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 69 degrees west, near 63 degrees central, and near 65 degrees east. Current sky conditions are fair west, fair central, and mostly cloudy east. In the west, relative humidity is near 67%, and the dew point is near 58 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 78%, and the dew point is near 56 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 65%, and the dew point is near 53 degrees. Current drying conditions are fair west, fair central, and fair east. Winds are from the south at 12 mph with gusts at 22 mph west, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Winds are from the south at 16 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Winds are from the south at 8 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 69 degrees at Paducah and Hopkinsville. The lowest temperature is 62 degrees at Covington.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook For ROCKCASTLE County, Kentucky
354 PM EST Mon Feb 19 2018

 DAY ONE  Tonight.

High water is expected along portions of the Kentucky and 
Cumberland River basins tonight.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Tuesday through Sunday.

Thunderstorms are possible Wednesday into Wednesday evening and
again on Friday. 

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Spotter activation is not anticipated at this time.

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7-Day Forecast For ROCKCASTLE County, KY
1041 PM EST Mon Feb 19 2018

REST OF TONIGHT
Partly cloudy then becoming mostly cloudy. Lows in the upper 50s. South winds around 10 mph.

TUESDAY
Warm. Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 70s. South winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy in the evening, then a 20 percent chance of showers near dawn. Lows in the lower 60s. South winds around 10 mph.

WEDNESDAY
Showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 70s. Southwest winds around 10 mph shifting to the west in the afternoon. Chance of rain 80 percent.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Showers. Lows in the lower 50s. Light winds. Chance of rain 90 percent.

THURSDAY
Showers. Highs around 60. Chance of rain 90 percent.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers. Lows in the mid 50s.

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

FRIDAY NIGHT
Cloudy with showers likely. Lows in the upper 50s. Chance of rain 70 percent.

SATURDAY
Showers. Highs in the upper 60s. Chance of rain 80 percent.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Showers. Lows in the mid 50s. Chance of rain 90 percent.

SUNDAY
Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers. Highs in the mid 60s.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers. Lows in the lower 40s.

MONDAY
Sunny. Highs in the upper 50s.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For ROCKCASTLE County, Kentucky
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   Temperature:      Above        Above     Normal      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Above       Normal      Above      Above                      

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Drought Status For ROCKCASTLE County, Kentucky
(Based on the latest Palmer Drought Severity and Crop Moisture Indices)
EASTERN   KY CLIMATE DIVISION

Hydrological Drought (PDSI) Situation:
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Current Long-term Hydrological Moisture Status: UNUSUAL MOIST SPELL   (PDSI=   2.68)
Rainfall Needed:  0.00 inches ABOVE NORMAL


Crop Moisture (CMI) Situation:
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Current Short-term Crop Moisture Status: Excessively Wet, Some Fields Flooded         (CMI=   4.17)
Change From Previous Week: WETTER     SOILS (  0.04)

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 02-12-2018 to 02-18-2018

Temperatures for the period averaged 47 degrees across the state which was 10 degrees warmer than normal and 10 degrees warmer than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 56 in the West to 56 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 7 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 7 degrees warmer than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 38 degrees in the West to 40 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 9 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 15 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 77 degrees at BOONEVILLE 2S and the extreme low was 19 degrees at CAPE GIRARDEAU ASOS.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 1.71 inches statewide which was 0.81 inches above normal and 189% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 1.27 inches, Central 1.55 inches, Bluegrass 2.02 inches and East 2.00 inches, which was 0.26, 0.57, 1.24 and 1.16 inches above normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.92 inches at FORT CAMPBELL to a high of 3.06 inches at WHITLEY CITY 3N.

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Almanac Information
Tuesday February 20, 2018 the 51th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination -10.560000
Distance 0.999723 AU
Rise 07:21 EST Set 18:23 EST
Transit Meridian 12:51 EST
Civil Twilight Begins 06:56 EST Ends 18:49 EST

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Normal Max/Min Temperature for Today: 49 / 27
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FEBRUARY 20TH
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1805...
The Potomac River was opened after being closed by ice for a period of two
months. (Sandra and TI Richard Sanders - 1987)
...1898...
Eastern Wisconsin experienced their biggest snowstorm of record. Racine
received thirty inches, and drifts around Milwaukee measured fifteen feet
high. (David Ludlum)
...1953...
A snowstorm in Nebraska, South Dakota, Iowa and Minnesota produced drifts
ten feet high which derailed trains. (David Ludlum)
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