Oldham County, KY Weather And Climate Synopsis


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 315 AM CDT Thu Aug 21 2014

Showers and thunderstorms moved across portions of the area during the daytime hours on Wednesday. Some of these storms lingered well into the evening hours in parts of western KY. By late evening and into the overnight hours, another cluster of storms developed to our west and moved east into parts of southern IL and southwest IN. These storms produced a lot of lightning, very heavy rain and gusty winds. By 300 am, the rain was mainly confined to far southeast Illinois, southwest Indiana and adjacent parts of western KY. Temperatures were generally in the 70s with a light south wind.

High pressure aloft will be building northward from the Gulf Coast region as we head through the rest of the week. This will result in the first extended heat wave of the Summer. High temperatures will be in the lower to mid 90s today and rise into the mid and upper 90s by Friday and into the weekend.

We can also expect afternoon heat indices to run in the 100 to 105 degree range for several days in a row. Therefore, a heat advisory continues for the entire four state region, lasting through Saturday afternoon. The chances for shower and thunderstorms will also be dwindling this week as the high pressure system expands over the region.

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ISSUED AT 10:00 UTC ON THURSDAY AUG 21 2014
DAY THURSDAY
EDT 3HR 7A 8A 9A 10A 11A NOON 1P 2P 3P 4P 5P 6P 7P
MAX/MIN -- 68° -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 88°
TEMP 72° 72° 74° 77° 79° 83° 85° 86° 88° 86° 85° 85° 85°
SKY COVER 79% 75% 70% 68% 68% 69% 70% 71% 70% 68% 66% 64% 62%
Clouds
DEW PT 70° 70° 70° 72° 72° 72° 72° 72° 72° 70° 70° 70° 70°
RH 93% 96% 90% 82% 78% 71% 67% 61% 58% 59% 59% 58% 63%
POP 12HR -- 13% -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
RAIN/SNOW (liq.equ) -- 0.01in -- -- -- -- -- 0.05in -- -- -- -- --
SNOWFALL -- 0in -- -- -- -- -- 0in -- -- -- -- --
WIND SPEED(MPH) 2 5 5 6 6 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 6
WIND Gust(MPH) 6 6 7 7 7 8 9 10 10 9 9 8 7
WIND DIR SW SW SW SW SW SW SW SW SW SW SW SW SW
DEW Hvy Dew Mod Dew Mod Dew Mod Dew Lgt Dew -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
HeatIndex 72 74 77 84 88 91 93 94 92 90 90 90 87
Rain Showers -- Slight Chance Slight Chance Slight Chance Chance Chance Chance Chance Chance Chance Chance Chance Chance
Thunder Storm -- Slight Chance Slight Chance Slight Chance Chance Chance Chance Chance Chance Chance Chance Chance Chance
WIND CHILL -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
SPRAY COND
DRY COND
LIVESTOCK HEATSTRESS 71.49 71.71 73.16 75.20 76.56 79.14 80.24 80.17 81.25 79.87 79.09 78.95 79.67



DAY FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY
EDT 6HR 8P 9P 10P 11P MIDN 1A 2A 3A 4A 5A 6A 7A 8A 9A 10A 11A NOON 1P 2P 3P 4P 5P 6P 8P 11P 2A 5A 8A 11A 2P 5P 8P 2A 8A 2P 8P 2A 8A 2P 8P 2A 8A 2P 8P 2A 8A 2P 8P
MAX/MIN -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 72° -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 90° -- -- -- -- 74° -- -- 92° -- -- 74° 92° -- -- 72° 90° -- -- 72° 90° -- -- 70° 88° --
TEMP 83° 81° 79° 79° 77° 76° 76° 74° 74° 72° 72° 72° 74° 76° 79° 83° 85° 88° 90° 90° 90° 88° 88° 86° 81° 77° 76° 76° 83° 90° 90° 85° 77° 76° 90° 85° 76° 74° 88° 85° 76° 74° 85° 81° 74° 72° 85° 81°
SKY COVER 61% 61% 60% 59% 58% 57% 57% 57% 56% 55% 54% 53% 53% 53% 54% 55% 56% 57% 58% 57% 55% 54% 52% 54% 52% 51% 51% 52% 51% 49% 51% 53% 44% 31% 48% 45% 33% 40% 25% 29% 34% 38% 40% 36% 36% 46% 52% 46%
Clouds
DEW PT 70° 70° 70° 70° 70° 70° 70° 70° 70° 70° 70° 70° 70° 70° 70° 72° 72° 72° 72° 72° 72° 72° 72° 72° 72° 72° 72° 72° 72° 74° 74° 74° 72° 72° 72° 70° 72° 72° 70° 70° 70° 68° 70° 68° 68° 67° 68° 68°
RH 66% 72% 76% 76% 78% 81% 81% 84% 87% 93% 93% 93% 90% 82% 73% 69% 62% 61% 57% 56% 55% 57% 57% 63% 77% 82% 87% 87% 72% 59% 57% 67% 81% 87% 57% 61% 84% 90% 55% 60% 81% 84% 60% 64% 82% 84% 58% 66%
POP 12HR 39% -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 25% -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 23% -- -- -- 39% -- -- -- 35% -- 20% -- 24% -- 11% -- 20% -- 16% -- 20% -- 14% -- 24%
RAIN/SNOW (liq.equ) 0.06in -- -- -- -- -- 0.01in -- -- -- -- -- 0.02in -- -- -- -- -- 0.02in -- -- -- -- 0.04in -- 0.09in -- 0.11in -- 0.04in -- 0.08in -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
SNOWFALL 0in -- -- -- -- -- 0in -- -- -- -- -- 0in -- -- -- -- -- 0in -- -- -- -- 0in -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
WIND SPEED(MPH) 6 5 5 5 2 2 2 5 5 5 5 6 6 7 7 7 7 8 8 8 8 7 7 5 5 2 5 5 6 6 6 5 2 2 6 7 5 2 5 6 2 5 6 5 5 5 7 6
WIND DIR SW SW SW SW SW SW SW SW SW SW SW SW SW SW SW SW SW SW SW SW SW SW SW W SW SW SW SW W W W NW SW SW W NW NE E NW W SE S SW SE SE S SW S
HeatIndex 85 79 79 77 76 76 74 74 72 72 72 74 76 83 88 92 95 98 99 97 96 96 94 94 85 77 76 76 88 99 100 94 77 76 98 91 76 74 95 89 76 74 91 85 74 72 88 84
Rain Showers Chance Chance Chance Chance Chance Slight Chance Slight Chance Slight Chance Slight Chance Slight Chance Slight Chance Slight Chance Slight Chance Slight Chance Slight Chance Slight Chance Slight Chance Slight Chance Slight Chance Slight Chance Slight Chance Slight Chance Slight Chance Chance Chance Chance Chance Chance Chance Chance Chance Slight Chance Slight Chance Slight Chance Slight Chance -- -- Slight Chance Slight Chance Slight Chance Slight Chance Slight Chance Slight Chance -- -- Chance Chance Chance
Thunder Storm Chance Chance Chance Chance Chance Slight Chance Slight Chance Slight Chance Slight Chance Slight Chance Slight Chance Slight Chance Slight Chance Slight Chance Slight Chance Slight Chance Slight Chance Slight Chance Slight Chance Slight Chance Slight Chance Slight Chance Slight Chance Chance Chance Chance Chance Chance Chance Chance Chance Slight Chance Slight Chance Slight Chance Slight Chance -- -- Slight Chance Slight Chance Slight Chance Slight Chance Slight Chance Slight Chance -- -- Chance Chance Chance
WIND CHILL -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
SPRAY COND
DRY COND
LIVESTOCK HEATSTRESS 78.47 77.58 76.33 76.33 74.80 74.20 74.20 72.66 72.91 71.49 71.49 71.49 73.16 74.30 76.00 78.87 79.52 81.74 82.62 82.45 82.28 81.09 81.09 80.46 78.19 75.20 74.77 74.77 79.27 82.96 82.62 80.24 75.10 74.77 82.62 79.38 74.49 73.16 80.77 79.24 74.20 72.66 79.24 76.60 72.50 70.84 78.95 76.85

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Regional Hourly Observations For OLDHAM County, Kentucky
Issued at 800 AM EDT THU AUG 21 2014
NORTH CENTRAL KENTUCKY
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
LOUISVILLE/SDF CLOUDY    72  69  90 SW5       30.04R                  
LOUISVILLE/LOU PTSUNNY   73  69  87 S5        30.05R                  
FORT KNOX      MOCLDY    71  71 100 S8        30.05R                  

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Current Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Conditions in Kentucky
Based on observations at 800am EDT, Thursday August 21, 2014

Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 78 degrees west, near 71 degrees central, and near 67 degrees east. Current sky conditions are clear west, partly sunny central, and mostly sunny east. In the west, relative humidity is near 84%, and the dew point is near 73 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 87%, and the dew point is near 67 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 90%, and the dew point is near 64 degrees. Current drying conditions are poor west, poor 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 7 mph west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the southwest at 5 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 78 degrees at Paducah. The lowest temperature is 66 degrees at Somerset.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook For OLDHAM County, Kentucky
340 AM EDT THU AUG 21 2014 /240 AM CDT THU AUG 21 2014/

 DAY ONE  TODAY AND TONIGHT.

AN UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE IS EXPECTED TO CAUSE SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS TODAY AND TONIGHT  ESPECIALLY ACROSS SOUTHERN
INDIANA AND THE BLUEGRASS REGION. STORMS COULD BECOME STRONG THIS
AFTERNOON AND EVENING  WITH DAMAGING WINDS  LARGE HAIL  AND
LOCALIZED HEAVY RAIN POSSIBLE.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY.

SCATTERED AFTERNOON AND EVENING STORMS ARE POSSIBLE FRIDAY THROUGH
WEDNESDAY AS WE REMAIN IN A MOIST  UNSTABLE ATMOSPHERE. SOME
STORMS COULD BECOME STRONG WITH GUSTY WINDS  TORRENTIAL
RAINFALL  AND DANGEROUS LIGHTNING.

SUMMER HEAT WILL ARRIVE THIS WEEKEND. EXPECT HIGH TEMPERATURES
SOLIDLY IN THE 90S OVER THE AREA STARTING FRIDAY AND LASTING
THROUGH THE BEGINNING OF NEXT WEEK. HOT TEMPERATURES AND ELEVATED
HUMIDITY WILL RESULT IN HEAT INDICES PEAKING IN THE 100 TO 105
RANGE EACH AFTERNOON AND EVENING THROUGH AT LEAST MONDAY.

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

SPOTTERS ARE REQUESTED TO REPORT TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN
LOUISVILLE ANY WIND DAMAGE  HAIL  OR FLOODING TODAY.

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7-Day Forecast For OLDHAM County, KY
323 AM EDT THU AUG 21 2014

EARLY THIS MORNING
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. SOUTHWEST WINDS UP TO 5 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 30 PERCENT.

TODAY
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS UNTIL MIDDAY

THEN PARTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 80S. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 40 PERCENT.

TONIGHT
PARTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS

THEN SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOWS IN THE LOWER 70S. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 30 PERCENT.

FRIDAY
PARTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 90S. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.

FRIDAY NIGHT
PARTLY CLOUDY WITH A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 70S. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.

SATURDAY
PARTLY CLOUDY WITH A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 90S. WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.

SATURDAY NIGHT
PARTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 70S.

SUNDAY
PARTLY CLOUDY WITH A 30 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 90S.

SUNDAY NIGHT
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 70S.

MONDAY
PARTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 90S.

MONDAY NIGHT
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 70S.

TUESDAY
PARTLY CLOUDY WITH A 30 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 80S.

TUESDAY NIGHT
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 70S.

WEDNESDAY
PARTLY CLOUDY WITH A 30 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 80S.

Day 1 Precip, Day 2, 5 Day Total, Days 1-5, ALL


Medium & Long Range Outlook For OLDHAM County, Kentucky
                             KENTUCKY                                                                     
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                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   AUG 26-30 AUG 28-SEP 3   AUG        AUG-OCT                      
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   Temperature:      Above        Below     Normal     Normal                      
 Precipitation:      Above        Above     Normal     Normal                      

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

Hydrological Drought (PDSI) Situation:
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Current Long-term Hydrological Moisture Status: NEAR NORMAL           (PDSI=  -1.12)
Rainfall Needed:  2.46 inches ABOVE NORMAL


Crop Moisture (CMI) Situation:
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Current Short-term Crop Moisture Status: Prospects Improved But Rain Still Needed     (CMI=  -0.21)
Change From Previous Week: WETTER     SOILS (  0.17)

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 08-13-2014 to 08-19-2014

Temperatures for the period averaged 72 degrees across the state which was 4 degrees cooler than normal and 4 degrees cooler than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 84 in the West to 79 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 4 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 7 degrees cooler than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 64 degrees in the West to 62 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 2 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 1 degrees cooler than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 93 degrees at PADUCAH ASOS and the extreme low was 48 degrees at CYNTHIANA 8N.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 1.03 inches statewide which was 0.17 inches above normal and 120% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 1.17 inches, Central 1.30 inches, Bluegrass 0.58 inches and East 1.06 inches, which was 0.39, 0.45, -0.29 and 0.13 inches respectively from normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.00 inches at POPLAR BLUFF ASOS to a high of 5.01 inches at GREENVILLE 6N.

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Almanac Information
Thursday August 21, 2014 the 233th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination 11.800000
Distance 0.999717 AU
Rise 06:59 EDT Set 20:23 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:41 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:33 EDT Ends 20:49 EDT

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Normal Max/Min Temperature for Today: 85 / 62
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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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AUGUST 21ST...HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1883...
A tornado hit Rochester MN killing 31 persons and wrecking 1351 dwellings.
(David Ludlum)
...1888...
A tornado swarm occurred in Maryland and Delaware. Many waterspouts were
seen over Chesapeake Bay. (Sandra and TI Richard Sanders - 1987)
...1918...
A tornado struck Tyler MN killing 36 persons and destroying most of the
business section of the town resulting in a million dollars damage. (David
Ludlum)
...1983...
The temperature at Fayetteville NC soared to 110 degrees to establish a
state record. (The Weather Channel)
...1987...
Early morning thunderstorms produced severe weather in eastern Iowa and
west central Illinois. Thunderstorms produced wind gusts to 82 mph at
Moline IL, and tennis ball size hail at Independence IA. Rock Island IL was
drenched with 3.70 inches of rain. Total damage for the seven county area
of west central Illinois was estimated at twelve million dollars. (National
Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
...1988...
Thunderstorms spawned several tornadoes in Iowa, produced wind gusts to 63
mph in the Council Bluffs area, and drenched Sioux Center IA with up to
6.61 inches of rain. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)
...1989...
Afternoon and evening thunderstorms produced severe weather from Kansas to
Minnesota and North Dakota. Thunderstorms in Minnesota produced baseball
size hail from Correll to north of Appleton. Thunderstorms in north central
Kansas produced wind gusts higher than 100 mph at Wilson Dam. Thunderstorms
around Lincoln NE produced baseball size hail and up to five inches of
rain, and Boone NE was deluged with five inches of rain in an hour and a
half. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)