Russell County, KY Weather And Climate Synopsis

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Updated Tuesday, December 18, 2018

...Fair Today, Widespread Rain At Mid-Week...

High pressure will control Ohio Valley weather today providing dry and mild weather through Wednesday. Clouds will be on the increase during the day Wednesday as deeper-layer moisture begins to surge northward out of the Gulf of Mexico.

Widespread rain is expected Thursday and Friday. A little wet snow mix possible Friday. Fair again next weekend with colder temperatures returning for the weekend.

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Regional Hourly Observations For RUSSELL County, Kentucky
Issued at 1200 PM EST TUE DEC 18 2018
MT STERLING*     N/A     41  32  70 SE3       30.24F                  
FLEMING/MASON*   N/A     38  31  76 SE3       30.24F                  
DANVILLE*        N/A     37  32  81 E3        30.23F                  
LEXINGTON        N/A     41  31  67 VRB3      30.22F                  
FRANKFORT        N/A     40  32  73 VRB3      30.22F                  
LOUISVILLE     PTSUNNY   43  31  62 CALM      30.24F                  
LEBANON*         N/A     41  37  87 SE3       30.23F                  
GLASGOW*         N/A     46  32  60 E5        30.21F                  
BOWLING GREEN    N/A     46  33  60 E8        30.20F                  

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Current Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Conditions in Kentucky
Based on observations at 1200pm EST, Tuesday December 18, 2018

Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 44 degrees west, near 41 degrees central, and near 39 degrees east. Current sky conditions are fair west, fair central, and fair east. In the west, relative humidity is near 62%, and the dew point is near 32 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 67%, and the dew point is near 31 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 67%, and the dew point is near 29 degrees. Current drying conditions are fair west, fair central, and fair east. Tobacco stripping conditions are marginal west, marginal central, and marginal east. Winds are from the east at 5 mph west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are variable at 3 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are variable at 3 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 46 degrees at Bowling Green. The lowest temperature is 39 degrees at Jackson and Covington.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook For RUSSELL County, Kentucky
338 AM EST Tue Dec 18 2018 /238 AM CST Tue Dec 18 2018/

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight.

Patchy dense fog can be expected early this morning, especially in
valleys and along streams.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Wednesday through Monday.

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.


Spotters are welcome to report fog this morning.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

7-Day Forecast For RUSSELL County, KY
835 AM CST Tue Dec 18 2018

Mostly sunny late in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Highs around 50. Northeast winds up to 5 mph.

Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 30s. East winds up to 5 mph.

Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 50s. South winds up to 10 mph.

Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers. Lows in the lower 40s. South winds around 5 mph.

Showers. Highs in the lower 50s. East winds around 5 mph. Chance of showers 90 percent.

Showers. Lows in the lower 40s. Chance of showers 90 percent.

Rain showers. Highs in the mid 40s. Chance of showers 90 percent.

Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers possibly mixed with snow showers and. Lows in the upper 20s. Chance of precipitation 30 percent.

Partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 40s.

Partly cloudy. Lows around 30.

Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain showers. Highs in the upper 40s.

Partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of rain showers. Lows in the lower 30s.

Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 40s.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For RUSSELL County, Kentucky
                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   DEC 23-27 DEC 25-DEC 31    DEC   DEC18-FEB19                      
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   Temperature:      Above        Above      Above     Normal                      
 Precipitation:      Above        Above     Normal      Below                      

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Drought Status For RUSSELL 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=   3.98)
Rainfall Needed:  0.00 inches ABOVE NORMAL

Crop Moisture (CMI) Situation:

Current Short-term Crop Moisture Status: Prospects Above Normal, Some Fields Too Wet  (CMI=   1.86)
Change From Previous Week: WETTER     SOILS (  0.32)

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 12-11-2018 to 12-17-2018

Temperatures for the period averaged 44 degrees across the state which was 6 degrees warmer than normal and 12 degrees warmer than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 53 in the West to 50 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 5 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 1 degrees warmer than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 37 degrees in the West to 37 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 7 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 10 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 63 degrees at BOWLING GREEN APT and the extreme low was 11 degrees at MONTICELLO AWOS.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 1.45 inches statewide which was 0.44 inches above normal and 143% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 2.02 inches, Central 0.99 inches, Bluegrass 1.21 inches and East 1.59 inches, which was 0.92, -0.12, 0.33 and 0.63 inches respectively from normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.21 inches at SCOTTSVILLE 2W to a high of 3.41 inches at MORGANFIELD 4E.

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Almanac Information
Tuesday December 18, 2018 the 352th Day of Year

Declination -23.400000
Distance 0.999725 AU
Rise 07:50 EST Set 17:21 EST
Transit Meridian 12:35 EST
Civil Twilight Begins 07:21 EST Ends 17:50 EST

Normal Max/Min Temperature for Today: 45 / 26

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 swept across Jackson County, Williamson County and Franklin
County in southern Illinois killing eleven persons. (David Ludlum)
A heavy lake-effect snow blanketed the southern and southeast shores of
Lake Michigan leaving up to 22 inches of snow at Valparaiso IND. (David
Record cold hit the north central states. At Havre MT the mercury plunged
to a record reading of 34 degrees below zero. (Sandra and TI Richard
Sanders - 1987)
A storm over southern California left up to 16 inches of snow in the
mountains and upper deserts, with 13 inches reported at Lancaster. Edwards
Air Force Base was closed, and Interstate 5 was closed from Castaic to the
Tehachapis Mountains. (18th-19th) (The Weather Channel)
A strong winter storm, which developed off the coast of New Jersey and
moved out to sea, lashed the northeastern U.S. with high winds, heavy rain,
and heavy snow. The storm left snowfall amounts of up to 30 inches in
Vermont, 24 inches in Massachusetts, and 20 inches in New Hampshire. The
highest rainfall amounts approached four inches in southern New England,
where winds gusted to 70 mph. (Storm Data)
A weakening storm moved into the Rocky Mountain Region producing six inches
of snow at the Platoro Reservoir in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado. The
storm then spread rain and drizzle across the Southern High Plains into the
Middle Mississippi Valley, with thunderstorms over Texas. (Storm Data) (The
National Weather Summary)
Warm weather prevailed in the central U.S. while cool weather prevailed
across the eastern states. Sheridan WY, with a record warm afternoon high
of 68 degrees, was seven degrees warmer than Key West FL. (The National
Weather Summary)
A winter storm moving out of the Great Plains Region spread freezing rain,
sleet and snow across parts of the southeastern U.S. Freezing rain resulted
in 170 auto accidents in the Memphis area during the evening hours.
Unseasonably warm weather continued ahead of arctic cold front. Miami FL
equalled their record for December with an afternoon high of 87 degrees.
(Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)
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