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Updated Tuesday Evening, December 18, 2018

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

Mostly clear skies will push lows back into the low to middle 30s tonight. Highs then rise into the middle 50s to low 60s tomorrow with continued dry conditions. Enjoy the day as wet weather returns for the second half of the work week. Rain will be widespread at times and a mix with snow cannot be ruled out on Friday. Otherwise, dry conditions then return for the weekend, but with cooler conditions in place.

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Regional Hourly Observations For WHITLEY County, Kentucky
Issued at 400 PM EST TUE DEC 18 2018
...EASTERN KENTUCKY...
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
JACKSON          N/A     44  27  51 NE5       30.13F                  
LONDON           N/A     47  24  40 E6        30.11F                  
SOMERSET*        N/A     46  30  53 N3        30.13S                  
WILLIAMSBURG*    N/A     48  28  46 NE3       30.10S                  
MIDDLESBORO*     N/A     52  29  40 NE5       30.10F                  
HARLAN APT*      N/A     49  30  47 NE5       30.09F                  
PIKE CO APT*     N/A     43  25  48 CALM      30.14F                  
BIG SANDY APT*   N/A     45  25  45 E3        30.16F                  
MOREHEAD APT*    N/A     46  25  42 CALM      30.16F                  
ASHLAND*         N/A     45  28  51 CALM      30.19F                  

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Current Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Conditions in Kentucky
Based on observations at 400pm EST, Tuesday December 18, 2018

Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 51 degrees west, near 46 degrees central, and near 44 degrees east. Current sky conditions are fair west, fair central, and fair east. In the west, relative humidity is near 44%, and the dew point is near 30 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 55%, and the dew point is near 31 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 51%, and the dew point is near 27 degrees. Current drying conditions are good west, fair central, and fair east. Tobacco stripping conditions are unfavorable west, marginal central, and marginal east. Winds are from the east at 3 mph west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the northeast at 7 mph 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 51 degrees at Paducah. The lowest temperature is 43 degrees at Covington.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook For WHITLEY County, Kentucky
345 PM EST Tue Dec 18 2018

 DAY ONE  Tonight.

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Wednesday through Monday.

Heavy rain is expected Thursday and Friday. This could lead to a 
period of high water along streams and rivers.

Some light accumulating snow is possible Friday night, mainly in 
the higher terrain closer to the Virginia border.

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Spotter activation is not anticipated.

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7-Day Forecast For WHITLEY County, KY
341 PM EST Tue Dec 18 2018

TONIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 20s. Light winds.

WEDNESDAY
Sunny. Highs in the upper 50s. Light winds.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of rain late. A chance of rain near dawn. Lows in the lower 40s. Light winds. Chance of rain 40 percent.

THURSDAY
Rain. Highs around 50. Light winds. Chance of rain 90 percent.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Rain. Lows in the lower 40s. Light winds. Chance of rain near 100 percent.

FRIDAY
Rain. Highs in the lower 40s. Chance of rain near 100 percent.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with snow or rain likely. Lows in the upper 20s. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.

SATURDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 40s.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 20s.

SUNDAY
Partly sunny. Highs in the upper 40s.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 20s.

MONDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 40s.

MONDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Lows around 30.

CHRISTMAS DAY
Partly sunny with a 20 percent chance of rain. Highs in the lower 50s.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For WHITLEY County, Kentucky
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                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   DEC 24-28 DEC 26-JAN 1    DEC   DEC18-FEB19                      
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   Temperature:      Above        Above      Above     Normal                      
 Precipitation:      Above        Above     Normal      Below                      

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

Hydrological Drought (PDSI) Situation:
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Current Long-term Hydrological Moisture Status: VERY MOIST SPELL      (PDSI=   3.89)
Rainfall Needed:  0.00 inches ABOVE NORMAL


Crop Moisture (CMI) Situation:
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Current Short-term Crop Moisture Status: Too Wet, Some Standing Water                 (CMI=   1.99)
Change From Previous Week: WETTER     SOILS (  0.83)

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

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SUN
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

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Normal Max/Min Temperature for Today: 45 / 26
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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...



DECEMBER 18TH
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1957...
A tornado swept across Jackson County, Williamson County and Franklin
County in southern Illinois killing eleven persons. (David Ludlum)
...1981...
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
Ludlum)
...1983...
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)
...1984...
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)
...1986...
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)
...1987...
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)
...1988...
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)
...1989...
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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