Scott County, KY Weather And Climate Synopsis

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Updated Thursday, November 15, 2018

...Winter Weather Advisory Has Been Extended West, Ends Central & East This Morning...

An early season winter storm is bringing impacts to the region this morning, although things should slowly improve through midday. Another round of light snow and lingering freezing drizzle could bring some minor accumulations again later this afternoon into the evening. A Winter Weather Advisory has been extended for much of Kentucky. Click here for the latest Winter Warnings/Advisory.

Freezing rain will end this morning as temperatures slowly rise above freezing. Some slick spots will remain, along with downed limbs and power outages.

Another round of light snow and lingering freezing drizzle is possible this afternoon into the evening hours. A dusting to a third of an inch of snow is possible mainly on grassy and elevated surfaces.

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Regional Hourly Observations For SCOTT County, Kentucky
Issued at 1000 AM EST THU NOV 15 2018
LEXINGTON      MIX PCPN  34  31  88 SW7       30.07R FOG     WCI  28  
COVINGTON      LGT RAIN  34  32  92 SE9       30.05S FOG     WCI  27  
FRANKFORT      CLOUDY    34  33  96 SW5       30.07S FOG     WCI  30  

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Current Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Conditions in Kentucky
Based on observations at 1000am EST, Thursday November 15, 2018

Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 30 degrees west, near 34 degrees central, and near 37 degrees east. Current sky conditions are cloudy west, mixed precipitation central, and light rain 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 88%, and the dew point is near 31 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 96%, and the dew point is near 36 degrees. Current drying conditions are poor west, poor central, and poor east. Tobacco stripping conditions are favorable west, favorable central, and favorable east. There is patchy fog west and central. Visibility is less than one mile east. Winds are from the southwest at 9 mph west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The wind chill is near 22 degrees west. Winds are from the southwest at 7 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to mixed precipitation. The wind chill is near 28 degrees central. Winds are from the east at 3 mph east, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to light rain. 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 38 degrees at London. The lowest temperature is 30 degrees at Paducah, Hopkinsville, and Henderson.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook For SCOTT County, Kentucky
1003 AM EST Thu Nov 15 2018 /903 AM CST Thu Nov 15 2018/

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight.

Another round of light snow and lingering freezing drizzle is
possible this afternoon into the evening hours. Some light
accumulations of snow may be possible, mainly on grassy and elevated

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Friday through Wednesday.

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.


Spotters are encouraged to report precipitation type and
accumulations to the National Weather Service in Louisville this

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7-Day Forecast For SCOTT County, KY
1002 AM EST Thu Nov 15 2018

Rain late in the morning, then rain possibly mixed with snow in the afternoon. Little or no new snow accumulation. Highs in the upper 30s. Southeast winds up to 5 mph shifting to the southwest in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation 90 percent.

Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of light freezing drizzle and light snow. Lows in the upper 20s. West winds 10 to 15 mph.

Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 40s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

Partly cloudy. Lows around 30. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 40s. South winds up to 5 mph.

Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 30s.

Mostly cloudy. Highs in the upper 40s.

Cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain showers possibly mixed with snow showers. Lows in the lower 30s.

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

Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 20s.

Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 40s.

Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 20s.

Mostly sunny. Highs around 50.

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

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

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

Hydrological Drought (PDSI) Situation:

Current Long-term Hydrological Moisture Status: VERY MOIST SPELL      (PDSI=   3.59)
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=   1.72)
Change From Previous Week: WETTER     SOILS (  1.18)

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 11-08-2018 to 11-14-2018

Temperatures for the period averaged 37 degrees across the state which was 12 degrees cooler than normal and 16 degrees cooler than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 42 in the West to 44 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 19 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 17 degrees cooler than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 30 degrees in the West to 33 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 10 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 3 degrees cooler than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 60 degrees at WHITESBURG 2NW and the extreme low was 0 degrees at MONTICELLO AWOS.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.83 inches statewide which was 0.01 inches above normal and 101% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 0.50 inches, Central 0.97 inches, Bluegrass 0.55 inches and East 1.31 inches, which was -0.48, 0.11, -0.16 and 0.57 inches respectively from normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.00 inches at CARBONDALE ASOS to a high of 2.01 inches at WHITLEY CITY 3N.

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Almanac Information
Thursday November 15, 2018 the 319th Day of Year

Declination -18.720000
Distance 0.999723 AU
Rise 07:20 EST Set 17:26 EST
Transit Meridian 12:23 EST
Civil Twilight Begins 06:53 EST Ends 17:53 EST

Normal Max/Min Temperature for Today: 58 / 36

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 record lake-effect snowstorm at Watertown NY produced 45 inches in 24
hours. The storm total was 49 inches. (14th-15th) (David Ludlum) (The
Weather Channel)
A surprise snow and ice coating paralyzed Boston during the evening rush
hour. (David Ludlum)
Thunderstorms spawned twenty-two tornadoes in eastern Texas, Louisiana and
Oklahoma. A tornado moving out of northeastern Texas killed one person and
injured ninety-six others around Shreveport LA causing more than five
million dollars damage. Tornadoes in Texas claimed ten lives, and injured
191 persons. A tornado caused more than nineteen million dollars damage
around Palestine TX.
Severe thunderstorms spawned eighteen tornadoes in Mississippi and seven in
Georgia the next day, and thunderstorms in southeastern Texas produced wind
gusts to 102 mph at Galveston, and wind gusts to 110 mph at Bay City,
killing one person. There were a total of forty-nine tornadoes in the south
central U.S. in two days. The tornadoes claimed eleven lives, injured 303
persons, and caused more than seventy million dollars damage. (Storm Data)
(The National Weather Summary)
Numerous tornadoes and severe thunderstorms ripped throught MO, IL, IN, TN and
West Kentucky, killing two people and injuring over 40. UKAWC
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