Russell County, KY Weather And Climate Synopsis


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Updated Thursday Evening, February 21, 2019

...Dry Today, Rain Returns Later Tonight West & Statewide Friday...
...Flood Watch Continues Into This Morning...
...Additional Heavy Rainfall and Thunderstorms This Weekend...
...Renewed Flood And River Flood Expected For Weekend And Into Next Week...

Kentucky got a much needed break from the rainfall today, but unfortunately, another significant round of rainfall is on the way. Widespread light rain is expected to expand across the area starting this evening and into the overnight/tomorrow. Not anticipating additional flooding with this round, but that changes Friday night and Saturday.

Strong southerly flow will transport an abundant amount of moisture into the area starting Friday night. Widespread rains return, but this time, could be moderate to heavy at times. 1 to 2 inches will be possible. Attention then turns to later that evening and overnight where there is the potential for severe weather and more flooding. Some tornadoes and damgaging winds will be possible. All together, 1 to 3+ inches is not out of the question over the next couple days. This rain will cause areal flooding and possibly some flash flooding, while keeping river levels high. Producers should continue to maintain livestock at higher ground!

Dry conditions return Sunday and into the early stages of next work week.

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Regional Hourly Observations For RUSSELL County, Kentucky
Issued at 300 AM EST FRI FEB 22 2019
SOUTHEAST KENTUCKY
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
JACKSON        CLOUDY    40  40 100 NE5       30.22F FOG              
LONDON         CLOUDY    43  43 100 CALM      30.20F                  
SOMERSET       DRIZZLE   43  43 100 NE7       30.21F                  
MIDDLESBORO    RAIN      45  45 100 CALM      30.22R                  
MONTICELLO     CLOUDY    44  42  93 VRB5      30.20F                  

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Current Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Conditions in Kentucky
Based on observations at 300am EST, Friday February 22, 2019

Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 41 degrees west, near 42 degrees central, and near 40 degrees east. Current sky conditions are cloudy west, cloudy central, and cloudy east. In the west, relative humidity is near 73%, and the dew point is near 33 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 76%, and the dew point is near 35 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 100%, and the dew point is near 40 degrees. Current drying conditions are fair west, fair central, and poor east. There is patchy fog east. Winds are from the east at 9 mph west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are calm central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the northeast 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 43 degrees at Somerset, London, Hopkinsville, and Bowling Green. The lowest temperature is 38 degrees at Covington.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook For RUSSELL County, Kentucky
337 AM EST Fri Feb 22 2019 /237 AM CST Fri Feb 22 2019/

   FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH LATE
SATURDAY NIGHT  

This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of south central
Indiana and Central Kentucky.

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight.

Area rivers will remain high from recent rainfall. See our webpage 
for the most recent updates to river flood advisories and flood 
warnings.

Heavy rain is expected to begin late tonight, with the highest 
amounts expected near the Tennessee border. With the ground already 
saturated, areal flooding is the main threat with some flash flooding
possible.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Saturday through Thursday.

Heavy rain will continue Saturday morning, with 1 to 2 inches of
additional rainfall expected. Areal and renewed small stream flooding
is likely, with localized flash flooding possible. 

Strong to severe thunderstorms are possible Saturday evening as a 
strong cold front moves through the area. The strongest cells will
be capable of producing locally damaging wind gusts and brief spin-up
tornadoes. Briefly torrential rainfall could result in additional
flooding. 

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Spotters will be needed Friday night through Saturday night to 
report heavy rain, flooding, and possibly severe weather.

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7-Day Forecast For RUSSELL County, KY
218 AM CST Fri Feb 22 2019


FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING

TODAY
Chance of showers in the morning, then showers likely in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 40s. East winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of showers 70 percent.

TONIGHT
Showers. Lows in the mid 40s. East winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of showers near 100 percent.

SATURDAY
Showers and chance of thunderstorms. Some thunderstorms may produce heavy rainfall. Highs in the upper 60s. South winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation near 100 percent.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Showers and chance of thunderstorms. Some thunderstorms may produce heavy rainfall. Lows around 50. South winds 15 to 20 mph. Chance of precipitation near 100 percent.

SUNDAY
Partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 50s. West winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts to around 35 mph.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Colder. Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 20s.

MONDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 40s.

MONDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 20s.

TUESDAY
Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 50s.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain showers. Lows in the mid 30s.

WEDNESDAY
Partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of rain showers. Highs in the mid 50s.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of rain showers. Lows in the mid 30s.

THURSDAY
Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 40s.

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


Medium & Long Range Outlook For RUSSELL County, Kentucky
                             KENTUCKY                                                                     
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                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                FEB 27-MAR 3  MAR 1-MAR 7    FEB       FEB-APR                      
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   Temperature:      Below        Below     Normal      Below                      
 Precipitation:      Below       Normal      Above      Below                      

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Drought Status For RUSSELL 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: VERY MOIST SPELL      (PDSI=   3.50)
Rainfall Needed:  0.00 inches ABOVE NORMAL


Crop Moisture (CMI) Situation:
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Current Short-term Crop Moisture Status: Favorable, Except Still Too Wet In Spots     (CMI=   1.25)
Change From Previous Week: DRIER      SOILS ( -1.10)

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 02-14-2019 to 02-20-2019

Temperatures for the period averaged 40 degrees across the state which was 2 degrees warmer than normal and no change to the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 45 in the West to 49 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 5 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 1 degrees cooler than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 32 degrees in the West to 33 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 3 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 7 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 62 degrees at FRANKFORT and the extreme low was 18 degrees at BURLINGTON 4S.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 2.50 inches statewide which was 1.59 inches above normal and 275% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 2.53 inches, Central 2.63 inches, Bluegrass 1.89 inches and East 2.93 inches, which was 1.51, 1.65, 1.11 and 2.08 inches above normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.90 inches at CARBONDALE ASOS to a high of 4.62 inches at HICKMAN 2E.

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Almanac Information
Friday February 22, 2019 the 53th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination -9.920000
Distance 0.999723 AU
Rise 07:19 EST Set 18:25 EST
Transit Meridian 12:51 EST
Civil Twilight Begins 06:54 EST Ends 18:51 EST

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Normal Max/Min Temperature for Today: 50 / 27
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Weather History...



FEBRUARY 22ND
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1773...
The memorable "Cold Sabbath" in New England history. Many persons froze
extremities while going to church. (David Ludlum)
...1936...
Although heat and dust prevailed in the spring and summer, early 1936
brought record cold to parts of the U.S. Sioux Center IA reported 42 inches
of snow on the ground, a state record. (20th-22nd) (The Weather Channel)
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