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



1000 AM EDT THU SEP 21 2017
NORTHEAST KENTUCKY
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
LEXINGTON      SUNNY     77  69  76 CALM      30.14R                  
COVINGTON      SUNNY     76  72  87 S5        30.12R                  
FRANKFORT      SUNNY     76  68  76 CALM      30.12R                  

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Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Kentucky


Based on observations at 1000am EDT, Thursday September 21, 2017

Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 80 degrees west, near 77 degrees central, and near 72 degrees east. Current sky conditions are sunny west, sunny central, and sunny east. In the west, relative humidity is near 74%, and the dew point is near 71 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 76%, and the dew point is near 69 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 84%, and the dew point is near 67 degrees. Current drying conditions are fair west, fair central, and poor east. The livestock heat stress category is no stress west, no stress central, and no stress east. Winds are from the southwest at 6 mph west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are calm 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 80 degrees at Paducah and Hopkinsville. The lowest temperature is 70 degrees at Somerset.

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Updated Thursday, September 21, 2017

...Heat and Humidity Continue Into The Weekend...

High pressure keeps the bulk of the forecast mainly dry with summer like warmth. An isolated shower or storm is still possible, especially during the heat of the day. A cold front does approach, and starts to increase the chance of rain, by next Wednesday. It should cooldown after its passage.

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996 
FXUS63 KLMK 210929
AFDLMK

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Louisville KY
529 AM EDT Thu Sep 21 2017

...Updated Aviation Discussion...

.Short Term...(Today through Friday)
Issued at 312 AM EDT Thu Sep 21 2017

Patchy morning fog is possible once again. A couple of spots have 
gone down below a mile, however fog isn't nearly as progressed or 
widespread as it was last night at this time. So, don't plan any 
additional products unless something changes in the pre-dawn hours.

Strong upper ridging becomes a bit better established over the Ohio 
River Valley today. This will lead to another hot and humid day, 
with a small chance at an afternoon shower or storm. 1000-850mb 
thicknesses rise ever so slightly today, so expect a degree or two 
bump in many spots. This will put most areas in the upper 80s, with 
a few typical warm spots likely touching 90. As far as the 20% 
chance of rain goes, the lack of any notable triggering features 
will make it difficult to pin down an area. So, elected to paint 
most of the CWA with a slight chance from midday through the early 
evening hours. Forecast soundings show a slight subsidence 
inversion, but the overall thermodynamic profile is mostly uncapped 
and should be able to kick off some convection with heating and 
local effects.

Any diurnally driven showers/storms will quickly die off this 
evening, with another quiet night in store. Other than some patchy 
fog, expect mostly clear skies with lows dropping into the mid and 
upper 60s.

Friday will be a dry and hot day with a touch less humidity. High 
temps will still be mostly in the upper 80s, with a few spots 
touching 90.

.Long Term...(Friday night through Wednesday)
Issued at 312 AM EDT Thu Sep 21 2017

Strong upper ridging will hold over our area, with the center 
shifting through the Great Lakes over the weekend and into early 
next week. The ridge then begins to break down by later Tuesday into 
Wednesday as a strong trough moves into the north central part of 
the CONUS.

Overall, we'll stay under the influence of the ridge, helping to 
keep us mainly dry and above normal for temperatures. Highs will be 
in the mid to upper 80s through the weekend, possibly touching 90 in 
a few spots. Then by early next week the ridge weakens a bit and 
expect temps more in the mid 80s. These values are near 10 degrees 
above normal for this time of year. Lows will mostly be in the low 
and mid 60s each night.

We've had a dry forecast going, and see no reason to change that. A 
stray shower or storm could pop during and afternoon, but the lack 
of any mentionable triggering and fairly weak instability/mid level 
lapse rates will be a limiting factor.

&&

.Aviation...(06Z TAF Issuance)
Issued at 530 AM EDT Thu Sep 21 2017

Have continued to fine tune the visibility forecast based on current 
trends. Still we should see VFR conditions at all sites by mid 
morning. Cannot rule out an isolated storm this afternoon, but 
coverage/confidence too low to put in this set of TAFs. Expect 
potential for some fog again Friday morning.

&&

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

$$

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Long Term...BJS
Aviation...RJS


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And here's the Central Kentucky Forecast...

Thu Sep 21 10:09:25 EDT 2017

Fayette-
Including the city of Lexington
1009 AM EDT Thu Sep 21 2017

.THIS AFTERNOON...Partly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of showers
and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 80s. Light
winds becoming northeast up to 5 mph in the afternoon. 
.TONIGHT...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 60s. East winds up to
5 mph. 
.FRIDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 80s. East winds up to
5 mph. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 60s. Northeast
winds up to 5 mph. 
.SATURDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 80s. Northeast winds
up to 5 mph. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 60s. 
.SUNDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 80s. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 60s. 
.MONDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 80s. 
.MONDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 60s. 
.TUESDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 80s. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 60s. 
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 80s. 


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


                             KENTUCKY                                                                     
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                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
               SEP 26-SEP 30 SEP 28-OCT 4    SEP       SEP-NOV                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:      Above        Below      Below      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Below        Below      Above      Above                      

....  Medium and long range outlooks provided by NCEP/K. Thomas Priddy

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