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Regional Hourly Observations For WHITLEY County, Kentucky
Issued at 900 AM EDT SAT JUL 22 2017
...EASTERN KENTUCKY...
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
JACKSON        SUNNY     78  72  81 CALM      30.02R                  
LONDON         SUNNY     79  72  79 SW5       30.03R                  
SOMERSET*      CLOUDY    77  73  88 CALM      30.03R                  
MONTICELLO*    SUNNY     82  75  79 W10       30.03R                  
WILLIAMSBURG*  SUNNY     77  75  94 CALM      30.04R                  
MIDDLESBORO*   MOSUNNY   74  73  96 CALM      30.06R                  
HARLAN APT*    CLOUDY    72  70  94 CALM      30.06S VSB 1/2          
MOREHEAD APT*  CLOUDY    79  72  78 SW8       30.00R                  
ASHLAND*         N/A    N/A N/A N/A MISG        N/A                   

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Current Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Conditions in Kentucky
Based on observations at 900am EDT, Saturday July 22, 2017

Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 83 degrees west, near 79 degrees central, and near 78 degrees east. Current sky conditions are sunny west, cloudy central, and sunny east. In the west, relative humidity is near 77%, and the dew point is near 75 degrees. The heat index is near 90 degrees west. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 82%, and the dew point is near 73 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 81%, and the dew point is near 72 degrees. Current drying conditions are fair west, poor central, and poor east. The livestock heat stress category is danger west, no stress central, and no stress east. Conditions are hazy central. Winds are from the southwest at 8 mph west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the southwest 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 86 degrees at Louisville International. The lowest temperature is 77 degrees at Somerset.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook For WHITLEY County, Kentucky
425 AM EDT Sat Jul 22 2017

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight.

Thunderstorms are possible today and tonight with some of them
potentially organized and strong. The main threat will be damaging
wind gusts with hail and excessive rains a secondary concern. 

Heat and humidity will build up again today with afternoon
temperatures in the low 90s most places and maximum heat values 
from 100 to 105 degrees. 

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Sunday through Friday.

Thunderstorms will be possible at times through Monday night. A 
few strong storms may occur, as well, producing gusty winds and 
locally heavy rainfall. 

Thunderstorms will also be possible generally south of the 
Mountain Parkway Tuesday and Wednesday. The threat of
thunderstorms returns to the entire area for Thursday and Friday.

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Spotter activation may be needed for storm activity later today 
and again on Sunday.

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7-Day Forecast For WHITLEY County, KY
400 AM EDT Sat Jul 22 2017

TODAY
Warm. Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 90s. Light winds.

TONIGHT
Partly cloudy. Patchy valley fog late. Isolated showers and thunderstorms near dawn. Lows in the lower 70s. Light winds. Chance of rain 20 percent.

SUNDAY
Mostly sunny in the morning then becoming mostly cloudy. Scattered showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then numerous showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs around 90. Light winds. Chance of rain 60 percent.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy. Thunderstorms likely and a chance of showers in the evening, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms late. Lows in the lower 70s. Light winds. Chance of rain 60 percent.

MONDAY
Partly sunny. A chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 80s. Light winds. Chance of rain 30 percent.

MONDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows around 70.

TUESDAY
Mostly sunny with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Patchy valley fog. Lows in the upper 60s.

WEDNESDAY
Mostly sunny with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 60s.

THURSDAY
Partly sunny with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 60s.

FRIDAY
Partly sunny with showers and thunderstorms likely. Highs in the mid 80s. Chance of rain 60 percent.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For WHITLEY County, Kentucky
                             KENTUCKY                                                                     
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                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
               JUL 27-JUL 31 JUL 29-AUG 4    AUG       AUG-OCT                      
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   Temperature:     Normal       Normal      Above      Above                      
 Precipitation:     Normal       Normal     Normal     Normal                      

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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: NEAR NORMAL           (PDSI=  -0.37)
Rainfall Needed:  0.00 inches ABOVE NORMAL


Crop Moisture (CMI) Situation:
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Current Short-term Crop Moisture Status: Favorable For Normal Growth And Fieldwork    (CMI=  -0.00)
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 07-15-2017 to 07-21-2017

Temperatures for the period averaged 78 degrees across the state which was 1 degrees warmer than normal and no change to the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 90 in the West to 88 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 0 degrees from normal in the West to 1 degrees warmer than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 69 degrees in the West to 66 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 1 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 2 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 98 degrees at EVANSVILLE ASOS and the extreme low was 58 degrees at HENDERSON 5E.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.18 inches statewide which was 0.8 inches below normal and 18% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 0.18 inches, Central 0.01 inches, Bluegrass 0.19 inches and East 0.33 inches, which was 0.76, 0.99, 0.76 and 0.69 inches below normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.00 inches at ALBANY 1N to a high of 2.43 inches at PIKEVILLE 13S.

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Almanac Information
Saturday July 22, 2017 the 203th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination 20.030000
Distance 0.999716 AU
Rise 06:34 EDT Set 20:56 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:44 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:05 EDT Ends 21:24 EDT

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Normal Max/Min Temperature for Today: 88 / 65
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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...



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JULY 22ND...HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1901...
Richmond, Kentucky's hottest temperature on record: 108 degrees. 
(NWS Louisville)
...1918...
A single bolt of lightning struck 504 sheep dead in their tracks at the
Wasatch National Forest in Utah. Sheep often herd together in storms, and
as a result the shock from the lightning bolt was passed from one animal to
another. (David Ludlum)
...1986...
Hurricane Estelle passed 120 miles south of the Hawaiian Islands creating a
ten to twenty foot surf. The large swells resulted from a combination of
high tides, a full moon, and 50 mph winds. The hurricane also deluged Oahu
Island with as much as 6.86 inches of rain on the 24th and 25th of the
month. (Storm Data)
...1987...
Barrow AK receives 1.38 inches in 24 hours on the 21st and 22nd, an
all-time record for that location. The average annual precipitation for
Barrow is just 4.75 inches. Thunderstorms in Montana produced 4 to 6 inches
of rain in Glacier County causing extensive flooding along Divide Creek.
Missoula MT received 1.71 inches of rain in 24 hours, a record for the
month of July. (The National Weather Summary) (The Weather Channel)
...1988...
Six cities in the south central U.S. reported record low temperatures for
the date, including Pueblo CO with a reading of 48 degrees. Thunderstorms
over the Atlantic Coast Region drenched Wilmington NC with 6.49 inches of
rain in about eight hours. (The National Weather Summary)
...1989...
Showers and thunderstorms prevailed across the southeastern third of the
country. Afternoon thunderstorms in Florida produced wind gusts to 86 mph
at Zephyrhills, and gusts to 92 mph at Carrollwood and Lutz. Thunderstorm
winds gusting to 69 mph at Crystal Lake damaged nineteen mobile homes.
(Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)
...1995...
A Louisville man was slightly injured when lightning struck a utility pole 
and traveled through the phone lines into his living room. Lightning also 
damaged a house in Bardstown (Nelson County). (NWS Louisville)
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Lexington Area  (ThreadEx Station)
Daily Almanac
Date: Jul 22, 2011

Daily Values         Observed    Normal       Record/Year    Prev Year
Max Temperature           -         86        102 in 1901          89
Min Temperature           -         67         50 in 1947          71
Avg Temperature           -         77       88.5 in 1983        80.0
Precipitation             -       0.15       2.35 in 1892        0.01
New Snowfall              -        0.0        0.0 in 2010+        0.0
Snow Depth                -          -          0 in 2010+          0
HDD (base 65)             -          0          4 in 1947           0
CDD (base 65)             -         12         24 in 1983          15

Month-To-Date        Observed    Normal       Record/Year    Prev Year
Avg Max Temperature    88.0       85.9       95.6 in 1936        87.6
Avg Min Temperature    68.3       66.1       59.8 in 1947        67.5
Avg Temperature        78.2       75.9       82.1 in 1936        77.5
Total Precipitation    3.88       3.49       9.56 in 1896        5.45
Total Snowfall          0.0        0.0        0.0 in 2011         0.0
Avg Snow Depth            0          -          0 in 2010           0
Total HDD                 0          1         10 in 1972           0
Total CDD               283        244        383 in 1936         282

+ indicates record also occurred in previous years (last occurrence listed).

This station's record may include data from more than one, possibly incompatible, 
locations. It reflects the longest available record for the Lexington Area.
Normals used in this product are from LEXINGTON BLUEGRASS AP

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