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Updated Tuesday Evening, February 23, 2021
…ABOVE normal temperatures the next couple days…
Max temperatures has risen into the middle 50s to middle 60s today across the state. These above normal temperatures stick around tomorrow, ahead of a weak cold front pushing through the region. Not expecting much, if any accumulations with this frontal passage.
While temperatures do take a slight step back for the second half of the work week, attention will turn to several waves of RAINFALL that will pass through the region starting Friday and lasting through the weekend. We are still several days out from the start of the event, but current forecast points to the potential for 1.5+ inches for most of the state. Stay tuned as we move forward this week for adjustments to the forecast. This will likely create a muddy mess for livestock producers. Specialists advise to start thinking about rotating where they feed cattle in the following article from UK Ag Communications here.
Outlooks continue to hint at higher confidence in above normal temperatures and precipitation through the first week of March.National Ag. Weather Outlook, International Ag. Weather Summary ,International Highlights , Next Weather Event?
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Upper Air,Scientific Discussion from NWS Click here for UKAWC Point Agricultural, Lawn & Garden Forecast/Outlook in case of corrupt tables. Regional Hourly Observations For CLARK County, Kentucky
Issued at 200 AM EST WED FEB 24 2021
NORTHEAST KENTUCKY CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS LEXINGTON MOCLDY 41 31 67 SE8 29.99S COVINGTON MOCLDY 41 24 51 S7 29.94F FRANKFORT MOCLDY 36 28 73 CALM 29.97S
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Across Kentucky…temperatures are near 54 degrees west, near 41 degrees central, and near 44 degrees east. Current sky conditions are clear west, mostly cloudy central, and mostly cloudy east. In the west, relative humidity is near 45%, and the dew point is near 33 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 67%, and the dew point is near 31 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 53%, and the dew point is near 28 degrees. Current drying conditions are good west, fair central, and fair east. Winds are from the southwest at 12 mph with gusts at 20 mph west, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Winds are from the southeast at 8 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the south at 6 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 Paducah. The lowest temperature is 33 degrees at London.
UKAWC Radar, NWS Radar (NEW!), SPC Radar, SkyWarn, NEXRAD, Hazardous Weather Outlook For CLARK County, Kentucky
314 PM EST Tue Feb 23 2021 /214 PM CST Tue Feb 23 2021/ DAY ONE Tonight. No hazardous weather is expected at this time. DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN Wednesday through Monday. No hazardous weather is expected at this time. SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT Spotter activation is not expected.
Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 30s. South winds up to 10 mph.
Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain showers. Highs around 60. Temperatures falling into the 50s in the afternoon. Southwest winds 10 to 20 mph with gusts to around 35 mph.
Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain showers. Lows in the upper 20s. North winds 5 to 10 mph.
Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 40s. North winds up to 5 mph.
Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 20s. Northeast winds up to 5 mph.
Partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of rain showers. Highs in the mid 40s.
Partly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of rain showers. Near steady temperature around 40.
Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers. Highs in the mid 50s.
Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers. Lows in the lower 40s.
Showers likely. Highs in the mid 50s. Chance of showers 70 percent.
Showers likely. Near steady temperature in the upper 40s. Chance of showers 70 percent.
Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers. Highs in the mid 50s.
Partly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain showers. Lows in the mid 30s.
Partly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of rain showers. Highs in the upper 40s.
Medium & Long Range Outlook For CLARK County, Kentucky KENTUCKY ——————————————— 6 TO 10 DAY 8 TO 14 DAY 30 DAY 90 DAY MAR 1-MAR 5 MAR 3-MAR 9 JAN JAN-MAR ———– ———– ——– ——— Temperature: Above Above Above Above Precipitation: Above Above Above Above …. Medium and long range outlooks provided by NCEP/K. Thomas Priddy TWC Jet, 15-Day Jet,Trend, Max/Mins
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Drought Status For CLARK County, Kentucky
(Based on the latest Palmer Drought Severity and Crop Moisture Indices) BLUEGRASS KY CLIMATE DIVISION Hydrological Drought (PDSI) Situation: ———————————————————————————— Current Long-term Hydrological Moisture Status: NEAR NORMAL (PDSI= 0.88) Rainfall Needed: 0.00 inches ABOVE NORMAL Crop Moisture (CMI) Situation: ———————————————————————————————————- Current Short-term Crop Moisture Status: Prospects Above Normal, Some Fields Too Wet (CMI= 1.47) Change From Previous Week: WETTER SOILS ( 0.05)
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.
Additional Drought Info.: UKAWC Drought Page
Temperatures for the period averaged 25 degrees across the state which was 14 degrees cooler than normal and 2 degrees cooler than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 33 in the West to 36 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 18 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 14 degrees cooler than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 14 degrees in the West to 20 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 16 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 6 degrees cooler than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 56 degrees at POPLAR BLUFF ASOS and the extreme low was -6 degrees at HENDERSON 5E.
Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.71 inches statewide which was 0.21 inches below normal and 77% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 0.33 inches, Central 0.68 inches, Bluegrass 0.57 inches and East 1.25 inches, which was -0.71, -0.31, -0.22 and 0.39 inches respectively from normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.11 inches at CARBONDALE ASOS to a high of 2.50 inches at HARDINSBURG 5SW.