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Updated Wednesday Evening, June 3, 2020

...Scattered Showers & Thunderstorms Possible Tonight...

Other than some radar returns across South Central Kentucky, most will likely see a fifth straight day of dry conditions. Chances will increase significantly on Thursday. Scattered to numerous showers and storms are anticipated. Some strong to severe activity cannot be ruled out. Heavy rain will be the main threat, but high winds and some hail is also on the table. Look for this scattered activity to continue both Friday and Saturday afternoons. If you haven't baled and stored hay already, do so as soon as possible.

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Regional Hourly Observations For SIMPSON County, Kentucky
Issued at 100 AM EDT THU JUN 04 2020
PADUCAH        MOCLDY    75  66  73 SW7       29.84S                  
HENDERSON      CLOUDY    76  67  73 SW5       29.84R                  
OWENSBORO      MOCLDY    76  67  73 S5        29.85R                  
HOPKINSVILLE   PTCLDY    75  70  83 SW9       29.86F                  
BOWLING GREEN  MOCLDY    75  69  81 S6        29.88F                  
GLASGOW        MOCLDY    72  59  63 S3        29.90S                  

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Current Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Conditions in Kentucky
Based on observations at 100am EDT, Thursday June 04, 2020

Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 75 degrees west, near 70 degrees central, and near 74 degrees east. Current sky conditions are mostly cloudy west, mostly cloudy central, and clear east. In the west, relative humidity is near 73%, and the dew point is near 66 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 81%, and the dew point is near 64 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 71%, and the dew point is near 64 degrees. Current drying conditions are fair west, poor central, and fair east. The livestock heat stress category is no stress west, no stress central, and no stress east. Winds are from the southwest at 7 mph west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the south at 8 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are calm east, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 77 degrees at Louisville International. The lowest temperature is 68 degrees at Somerset.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook For SIMPSON County, Kentucky
930 PM EDT Wed Jun 3 2020 /830 PM CDT Wed Jun 3 2020/

 DAY ONE  Tonight.

Isolated thunderstorms will be possible late tonight in southern
Indiana, mainly after 2-3 AM EDT. An isolated storm may produce 
heavy rainfall, gusty winds, and lightning. 

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Thursday through Tuesday.

Scattered strong thunderstorms are possible Thursday afternoon and
evening, mainly after 2 PM EDT. Strong to marginally severe storms
will be capable of torrential rainfall, locally damaging winds, small
hail, and frequent lightning. 

Scattered storms will be possible Friday through Saturday, with the 
best chances being in the afternoon and evening hours. Gusty winds, 
heavy downpours, and lightning will be the main threats in the 
strongest storms. 


Spotters are encouraged to pass along any reports of severe weather
they encounter.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

7-Day Forecast For SIMPSON County, KY
829 PM CDT Wed Jun 3 2020

Partly cloudy. Lows around 70. Southwest winds around 5 mph.

Showers likely and chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 60 percent.

Partly cloudy with chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows around 70. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.

Partly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s. Southwest winds around 5 mph.

Partly cloudy with chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows around 70. Southwest winds up to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.

Partly cloudy with chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 90s. Chance of precipitation 30 percent.

Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 60s.

Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 80s.

Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 60s.

Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s.

Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows around 70.

Partly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s.

Partly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 60s.

Partly cloudy with chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 80s. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.

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

Medium & Long Range Outlook For SIMPSON County, Kentucky
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                    JUN 9-13    JUN 11-17    JUN       JUN-AUG                      
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   Temperature:     Normal        Below     Normal      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Above        Below      Above      Above                      

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Drought Status For SIMPSON 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=   1.39)
Rainfall Needed:  0.00 inches ABOVE NORMAL

Crop Moisture (CMI) Situation:

Current Short-term Crop Moisture Status: Favorable For Normal Growth And Fieldwork    (CMI=   0.07)
Change From Previous Week: DRIER      SOILS ( -0.49)

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 05-27-2020 to 06-02-2020

Temperatures for the period averaged 69 degrees across the state which was 0 degrees from normal and no change to the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 79 in the West to 79 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 3 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 1 degrees cooler than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 60 degrees in the West to 58 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 0 degrees from normal in the West to 3 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 90 degrees at LOUISVILLE APT and the extreme low was 41 degrees at OWINGSVILLE 4S.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.46 inches statewide which was 0.65 inches below normal and 41% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 0.65 inches, Central 0.71 inches, Bluegrass 0.21 inches and East 0.26 inches, which was 0.44, 0.44, 0.88 and 0.86 inches below normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.00 inches at MIDDLESBORO AWOS to a high of 2.65 inches at CAPE GIRARDEAU ASOS.

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Almanac Information
Thursday June 04, 2020 the 156th Day of Year

Declination 22.600000
Distance 0.999716 AU
Rise 06:16 EDT Set 20:58 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:36 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 05:46 EDT Ends 21:28 EDT

Normal Max/Min Temperature for Today: 83 / 60

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 hurricane struck Long Island NY leveling trees and causing damage to ships. 
The early season hurricane, which originated around Cuba, caused major damage 
along the Atlantic coast from Charleston SC to New York City. Many were lost at 
sea. (David Ludlum)

Iowa's "Commanche Tornado", with wind speeds estimated in excess of 300 mph, was 
unquestionably one of the worst experienced by early settlers, with nearly a 
million dollars damage. (The Weather Channel)

A tornado (F4) tracked 32 miles through St Croix and Dunn Counties in Wisconsin, 
killing 20 people and injuring 110.

A four day storm began over New England which produced up to 14 inches of rain 
in southern Connecticut breaching twenty-three dams and breaking two others. 
Damage was estimated at more than 276 million dollars. (David

The temperature reached a stifling 102 degrees at Lakeland, Florida, setting a 
new high for the month of June as well as establishing a new all-time high for 
any month. The previous high for June was 100 set most recently on the 17th in 
1981. The previous all-time hottest day occurred on July 21, 1942 with a reading 
of 101 degrees.

During the early morning hours Harlan County, KY experienced a serious flash 
flood as two and a half inches of rain fell in a short time near Wallins Creek. 
Roads became flooded and blocked by debris in the area. This also affected the 
roads in Flatten Fork...Terry's Fork...School House Hollow and Newbury Saylor 
Hollow. At least one car was damaged by the flood waters as it surrounded 
numerous homes throughout the area.  

Severe thunderstorms were widespread from Missouri and Arkansas eastward to the 
Mid Atlantic states with more than 260 reports of severe weather, including over 
two dozen tornadoes. An early morning mesoscale convective complex over 
southern Missouri and north Arkansas moved eastward and evolved into a vicious 
derecho, traversing eastward across Kentucky in excess at 80 mph at one point.  
Wind gusts reached 100 mph near Elizabethtown, Kentucky. Damage was widespread. 
30 homes and mobile homes suffered major damage in Butler County. Over 75 
percent of the roads in the county were blocked due to downed trees. 4.5 inch 
diameter hail fell at Smith Mountain Lake in Virginia. Total damage from the 
high winds at hail in Virginia was 60 million dollars, with 21 million of that 
occurred in the city of Lynchburg. 3.5 inch diameter hail was reported in Davie 
County in North Carolina.                                                     

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