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Regional Hourly Observations For UNION County, Kentucky
Issued at 800 PM EST SAT JAN 19 2019
WESTERN AND SOUTH CENTRAL KENTUCKY
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
PADUCAH        LGT SNOW  30  26  85 N23G33    29.78R VSB 1   WCI  17  
HENDERSON      LGT SNOW  29  28  96 NW15G29   29.71R VSB 3/4 WCI  18  
OWENSBORO      LGT SNOW  32  30  93 N18G28    29.63R FOG     WCI  20  
HOPKINSVILLE   LGT SNOW  33  32  98 NW15G24   29.65R FOG     WCI  22  
BOWLING GREEN  CLOUDY    41  37  86 NW13G25   29.53R                  
GLASGOW        LGT RAIN  42  40  96 NW13G22   29.47R                  

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Current Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Conditions in Kentucky
Based on observations at 800pm EST, Saturday January 19, 2019

Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 30 degrees west, near 46 degrees central, and near 51 degrees east. Current sky conditions are light snow west, light rain central, and cloudy 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 89%, and the dew point is near 43 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 96%, and the dew point is near 50 degrees. Current drying conditions are poor west, poor central, and poor east. Tobacco stripping conditions are favorable west, favorable central, and favorable east. Winds are from the north at 23 mph with gusts at 33 mph west, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds and light snow. The wind chill is near 17 degrees west. Winds are from the north at 13 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds and light rain. Winds are variable 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 54 degrees at London. The lowest temperature is 29 degrees at Henderson.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook For UNION County, Kentucky
204 PM CST Sat Jan 19 2019

 DAY ONE  This Afternoon and Tonight

The heavy rainfall potential continues for mainly western 
Kentucky this afternoon, where localized rainfall totals may be 
enhanced due to a slight chance of thunderstorms. Forecast storm 
total rainfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches should not cause widespread
flood issues, though some lowland flooding or ponding of water on
roadways may occur. 

As Arctic air surges in on gusty northwest winds, rain will 
change to snow this afternoon and evening. Please refer to the 
Winter Storm Warning and Winter Weather Advisory for specific details
on all the expected impacts as this occurs, which include snow 
accumulations, gusty winds, sub freezing temperatures, and 
bitterly cold wind chills. 

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Sunday through Friday

As rain changes to snow Tuesday night into Wednesday, some
accumulations may be possible.

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Spotter reports of snowfall, gusty winds, and associated impacts
can be relayed to your local NWS office.

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7-Day Forecast For UNION County, KY
417 PM CST Sat Jan 19 2019


WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT CST TONIGHT

TONIGHT
Breezy. Snow in the evening. Snow may be heavy at times in the evening. Total snow accumulations from 4 to 8 inches. Lows around 18. North winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to around 40 mph. Chance of precipitation near 100 percent.

SUNDAY
Partly sunny. Highs in the mid 20s. North winds 10 to 15 mph.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. Lows around 14. Northeast winds around 5 mph.

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR DAY
Partly sunny. Highs around 30. East winds 5 to 10 mph.

MONDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 20s. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph.

TUESDAY
Mostly cloudy. A 50 percent chance of rain showers in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 40s.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Showers. Lows in the upper 30s. Chance of precipitation near 100 percent.

WEDNESDAY
Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain showers

possibly mixed with snow showers in the morning, then a chance of snow showers in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 30s. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 20s.

THURSDAY
Partly sunny. Highs in the mid 30s.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 20s.

FRIDAY
Partly sunny. Highs around 30.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. A 30 percent chance of snow showers after midnight. Lows around 17.

SATURDAY
Partly sunny with a 30 percent chance of snow showers. Highs around 30.

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


Medium & Long Range Outlook For UNION County, Kentucky
                             KENTUCKY                                                                     
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                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   JAN 25-29 JAN 27-FEB 2    JAN       JAN-MAR                      
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   Temperature:      Below        Below      Below      Below                      
 Precipitation:     Normal        Below      Below      Below                      

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

Hydrological Drought (PDSI) Situation:
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Current Long-term Hydrological Moisture Status: NEAR NORMAL           (PDSI=   1.80)
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=   1.58)
Change From Previous Week: DRIER      SOILS ( -0.62)

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 01-12-2019 to 01-18-2019

Temperatures for the period averaged 36 degrees across the state which was 3 degrees warmer than normal and 4 degrees cooler than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 41 in the West to 38 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 2 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 5 degrees cooler than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 35 degrees in the West to 32 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 10 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 9 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 50 degrees at POPLAR BLUFF ASOS and the extreme low was 14 degrees at CINCINNATI.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.80 inches statewide which was 0.05 inches below normal and 94% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 0.71 inches, Central 0.82 inches, Bluegrass 0.80 inches and East 0.85 inches, which was -0.18, -0.08, 0.07 and -0.03 inches respectively from normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.00 inches at WHITLEY CITY 3N to a high of 1.21 inches at HINDMAN 5N.

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Almanac Information
Saturday January 19, 2019 the 19th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination -20.170000
Distance 0.999725 AU
Rise 07:52 EST Set 17:47 EST
Transit Meridian 12:49 EST
Civil Twilight Begins 07:24 EST Ends 18:15 EST

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Normal Max/Min Temperature for Today: 41 / 22
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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...



JANUARY 19TH
HISTORICAL WEATHER FACTS
...1810...
The famous "cold day" in New England. Gale force winds wrecked homes, and
accompanied a sudden overnight drop in temperature of 50 degrees. Tradgedy
struck Sanbornton NH where three chidren froze to death. (David Ludlum)
...1933...
Giant Forest CA received 60 inches of snow in just 24 hours, a state
record, and the second highest 24 hour total of record for the U.S. (David
Ludlum)
...1977...
Snowflakes were observed at Homestead and Miami Beach in extreme southern
Florida. (David Ludlum)
...1987...
A storm tracking toward the northeastern U.S. produced up to 14 inches of
snow in northern Indiana. Peru IN reported a foot of snow. Six cities in
Florida reported new record high temperatures for the date. The afternoon
high of 88 degrees at Miami equalled their record for the month of January.
(National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
...1988...
A powerful storm hit the central U.S. producing blizzard conditions in the
Central High Plains, and severe thunderstorms in the Lower Mississippi
Valley. Snowfall totals ranged up to 36 inches at Wolf Creek Pass CO, with
31 inches at Elsmere NE. Tornadoes claimed five lives in Tennessee, and a
tornado at Cullman AL injured 35 persons. (National Weather Summary) (Storm
Data)
...1989...
The high temperature for the day at Fairbanks AK was a frigid 41 degrees
below zero, and the morning low of 24 degrees below zero at Anchorage AK
was their coldest reading in fourteen years. (National Weather Summary)
...1990...
Thunderstorms produced large hail and damaging winds in eastern Texas and
Louisiana. Tornadoes at Garland TX and Apple Springs TX each injured one
person. Heavy snow spread from the Southern and Central Rockies into the
Great Plains. Storm totals in New Mexico reached 36 inches at Gascon.
Totals in the Central Plains ranged up to 15 inches near McCook NE and
Garden City KS. (National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
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