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Here are the local conditions for central Kentucky and Lexington...



600 AM EST WED NOV 22 2017
...CENTRAL KENTUCKY...
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
MT STERLING*   CLOUDY    34  30  86 N7        30.21R WCI  28          
DANVILLE*      CLEAR     30  27  86 N8        30.22R WCI  23          
LEXINGTON      CLEAR     30  25  81 NW6       30.22R WCI  24          
FRANKFORT      CLEAR     30  23  75 NW6       30.22R WCI  24          
LOUISVILLE     CLEAR     32  23  69 N13       30.26R WCI  22          
LEBANON*         N/A     28  25  86 NW8       30.24R WCI  20          
GLASGOW*       CLEAR     32  28  84 N12       30.23R WCI  23          
BOWLING GREEN  CLEAR     33  26  75 N5        30.26R WCI  29          

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Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Kentucky


Based on observations at 600am EST, Wednesday November 22, 2017

Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 29 degrees west, near 30 degrees central, and near 40 degrees east. Current sky conditions are clear west, clear central, and cloudy east. In the west, relative humidity is near 69%, and the dew point is near 20 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 81%, and the dew point is near 25 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 79%, and the dew point is near 34 degrees. Current drying conditions are fair west, poor central, and fair east. Tobacco stripping conditions are marginal west, favorable central, and marginal east. Winds are from the north at 8 mph west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The wind chill is near 21 degrees west. Winds are from the northwest at 6 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The wind chill is near 24 degrees central. Winds are variable at 3 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 40 degrees at Jackson. The lowest temperature is 28 degrees at Fort Knox.

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FXUS63 KLMK 221106
AFDLMK

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Louisville KY
606 AM EST Wed Nov 22 2017

...Updated Aviation Discussion...

.Short Term...(Today through Thursday)
Issued at 215 AM EST Wed Nov 22 2017

Breezy conditions were accompanying the cold front passing through 
the region early this morning.  With the front just past the area 
now, will see NW wind gusts diminish toward sunrise. 

While a few clouds may linger this morning, most of the day will be 
sunny.  The colder airmass ushered in by the overnight cold front 
passage will pull high temps back into the low to mid 40s today.

Sfc high pressure will be in place tonight and for Thanksgiving Day 
resulting in dry conditions and mostly clear skies.  Temps should 
drop off quite a bit tonight under good rad cooling with lows 
ranging through the 20s.  As we enter return flow Thanksgiving Day, 
temps should warm some back into the mid 40s to around 50 for highs.

.Long Term...(Thursday night through Tuesday)
Issued at 215 AM EST Wed Nov 22 2017

Friday - Saturday...

Friday continues to look sunny and warmer.  High temps will range 
through the 50s.  Fri night into Sat morning a cold front will pass 
through the region bringing a slight chance for a sprinkle or shower 
over southeast IN/northern Bluegrass in KY.  However, the model 
consensus remains dry so will keep the forecast dry as well.

Saturday will be partly cloudy especially during the morning hours 
closer to the frontal passage.  The cold air behind the front will 
lag behind quite a bit so Saturday's high temps still look to range 
through the 50s. 

Sunday - Tuesday...

The cold air behind the Sat morning front will finally arrive early 
Sun resulting in a chilly start in the upper 20s/lower 30s.  Highs 
on Sun will fall back into the 40s.

Continued dry weather looks likely for the start of the work week as 
sfc high pressure moves through Mon and then return flow starts 
again Tues.  Temps will be on a warming trend through mid week ahead 
of a deep low pressure system and strong cold front that could bring 
showers/storms to the Ohio Valley by mid week.

&&

.Aviation...(12Z TAF Issuance)
Issued at 605 AM EST Wed Nov 22 2017

VFR is forecast for this TAF period.  Will have to watch for the 
potential of MVFR strato-cu developing late this afternoon across 
southern IN and northern KY.  Northerly winds will persist between 6-
10 kts today turning light or calm this evening.

&&

.LMK WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
IN...None.
KY...None.
&&

$$

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And here's the Central Kentucky Forecast...

Wed Nov 22 02:16:31 EST 2017

Fayette-
Including the city of Lexington
216 AM EST Wed Nov 22 2017

.TODAY...Partly cloudy in the morning then clearing. Highs in the
lower 40s. North winds 5 to 10 mph. 
.TONIGHT...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 20s. Northeast winds up
to 5 mph. 
.THANKSGIVING DAY...Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 40s. South
winds up to 5 mph. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Lows around 30. South winds up to
5 mph. 
.FRIDAY...Sunny. Highs in the mid 50s. South winds 5 to 10 mph. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 40s. 
.SATURDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 50s. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Lows around 30. 
.SUNDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 40s. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 20s. 
.MONDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs around 50. 
.MONDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 30s. 
.TUESDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 50s. 


And the Medium- and long-Range Outlook for Kentucky...


                             KENTUCKY                                                                     
                 ---------------------------------------------
                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                NOV 27-DEC 1 NOV 29-DEC 5    NOV       NOV-JAN                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:      Above        Above     Normal      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Below       Normal     Normal     Normal                      

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