Oldham County, KY Weather And Climate Synopsis


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Updated Friday, August 1, 2014

...Drought Expands across Western Kentucky...

Pleasant temperatures will continue today into the weekend. Despite a return to the middle 80s, humidity values will continue to remain seasonably low. Shower and thunderstorm chances will make a return today into Saturday, but coverage is expected to remain isolated to scattered.

The beginning of August has been met with an unusually cool pattern. Partly cloudy skies are expected across the region today. Some isolated afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms will be possible across the region as some weak upper air disturbances move through the region. Dry conditions are expected for tonight and isolated to scattered showers and thunderstorms are expected again on Saturday. Surface winds will be light and variable this morning and become light out of the northeast this afternoon. Afternoon dewpoints will remain in the the lower 60s which will keep afternoon humidities around 40 percent.

The latest update to the US Drought Monitor shows 14% of the state as now showing signs of a 'Moderate Drought.' Most is located across West-Central portions of Kentucky that missed out on showers this past weekend. Western Kentucky is now over 2 inches below normal for the month of July.

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ISSUED AT 12:00 UTC ON FRIDAY AUG 01 2014
DAY FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY
EDT 3HR 11A 2P 5P 8P 11P 2A 5A 8A 11A 2P 5P 8P 11P 2A 5A 8A 11A 2P 5P 8P
MAX/MIN -- -- 83° -- -- -- -- 63° -- -- 81° -- -- -- -- 63° -- -- 83° --
TEMP 76° 83° 83° 79° 70° 67° 63° 65° 74° 81° 81° 79° 72° 67° 65° 65° 72° 79° 83° 81°
SKY COVER 38% 48% 46% 44% 49% 53% 52% 50% 54% 58% 55% 52% 68% 43% 50% 40% 35% 44% 38% 32%
Clouds
DEW PT 61° 58° 59° 61° 61° 61° 61° 63° 65° 61° 61° 63° 63° 61° 61° 61° 61° 61° 61° 63°
RH 57% 43% 45% 56% 72% 84% 96% 93% 71% 52% 50% 57% 72% 81% 90% 89% 68% 52% 47% 54%
POP 12HR -- -- -- 18% -- -- -- 18% -- -- -- 24% -- -- -- 23% -- -- -- 9%
RAIN/SNOW (liq.equ) -- 0.00in -- 0.00in -- 0.02in -- 0.00in -- 0.00in -- 0.03in -- 0.01in -- 0.01in -- 0.00in -- 0.00in
SNOWFALL -- 0in -- 0in -- 0in -- 0in -- 0in -- 0in -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
WIND SPEED(MPH) 5 2 5 5 2 2 1 2 5 6 7 5 5 2 2 2 5 6 6 5
WIND Gust(MPH) 6 5 6 6 5 5 2 5 6 7 7 7 7 5 5 5 7 7 7 7
WIND DIR NE NE NE NE NE E E NE NE N N N NE NE NE N N N NE NE
DEW -- -- -- -- Lgt Dew Lgt Dew Hvy Dew Hvy Dew Lgt Dew -- -- -- Lgt Dew Lgt Dew Hvy Dew Hvy Dew -- -- -- --
HeatIndex 76 82 83 79 70 67 63 65 74 82 82 79 72 67 65 65 72 81 83 82
Rain Showers -- -- Isolated Isolated Isolated -- -- -- -- Isolated Isolated Slight Chance Slight Chance Slight Chance Slight Chance -- -- -- -- --
Thunder Storm -- -- Isolated Isolated Isolated -- -- -- -- Isolated Isolated Slight Chance Slight Chance Slight Chance Slight Chance -- -- -- -- --
WIND CHILL -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
SPRAY COND
DRY COND
LIVESTOCK HEATSTRESS 71.93 75.41 75.68 74.11 68.28 66.28 62.91 64.76 71.58 75.14 74.89 74.22 69.97 66.14 64.66 64.62 69.68 73.67 75.95 75.38



DAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY
EDT 6HR 2A 8A 2P 8P 2A 8A 2P 8P 2A 8A 2P 8P 2A 8A 2P 8P
MAX/MIN -- 63° 85° -- -- 63° 88° -- -- 67° 90° -- -- 68° 85° --
TEMP 67° 65° 81° 83° 68° 65° 85° 85° 72° 68° 85° 86° 72° 70° 83° 83°
SKY COVER 24% 14% 23% 16% 11% 15% 29% 22% 26% 35% 40% 35% 33% 46% 50% 64%
Clouds
DEW PT 61° 61° 59° 61° 61° 61° 59° 61° 61° 63° 61° 61° 61° 63° 65° 65°
RH 81% 86% 47% 47% 75% 87% 42% 45% 68% 81% 43% 43% 68% 78% 55% 53%
POP 12HR -- 8% -- 4% -- 5% -- 5% -- 7% -- 10% -- 10% -- 28%
RAIN/SNOW (liq.equ) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
SNOWFALL -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
WIND SPEED(MPH) 2 2 6 5 2 2 5 5 2 2 7 5 6 6 8 7
WIND DIR E NE NE NE E SE NW NW S SW W SW SW SW SW SW
HeatIndex 67 65 82 83 68 65 84 86 72 68 86 87 72 70 84 85
Rain Showers -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Chance Chance Chance
Thunder Storm -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Chance Chance Chance
WIND CHILL -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
SPRAY COND
DRY COND
LIVESTOCK HEATSTRESS 66.14 64.52 74.53 75.95 66.73 64.56 76.64 77.07 69.68 67.04 76.79 77.47 69.68 68.64 77.01 76.74

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Regional Hourly Observations For OLDHAM County, Kentucky
Issued at 900 AM EDT FRI AUG 01 2014
NORTH CENTRAL KENTUCKY
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
LOUISVILLE/SDF MOSUNNY   72  62  71 CALM      30.11R                  
LOUISVILLE/LOU SUNNY     70  61  73 CALM      30.12R                  
FORT KNOX      SUNNY     68  62  81 CALM      30.10S                  

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Current Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Conditions in Kentucky
Based on observations at 900am EDT, Friday August 01, 2014

Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 71 degrees west, near 72 degrees central, and near 69 degrees east. Current sky conditions are mostly sunny west, sunny central, and sunny east. In the west, relative humidity is near 81%, and the dew point is near 65 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 76%, and the dew point is near 64 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 75%, and the dew point is near 61 degrees. Current drying conditions are poor west, fair central, and fair east. The livestock heat stress category is no stress west, no stress central, and no stress east. Winds are calm 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 72 degrees at Louisville International and Lexington. The lowest temperature is 67 degrees at Frankfort.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook For OLDHAM County, Kentucky
342 AM EDT FRI AUG 1 2014 /242 AM CDT FRI AUG 1 2014/

 DAY ONE  TODAY AND TONIGHT.

ISOLATED SHOWERS AND A FEW THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE ACROSS
THE OUTLOOK AREA THIS AFTERNOON AND INTO THE EARLY EVENING HOURS.
ORGANIZED SEVERE WEATHER IS NOT ANTICIPATED. ANY STORM WILL BE
CAPABLE OF BRIEF HEAVY RAINS AND CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  SATURDAY THROUGH THURSDAY.

A CHANCE EXISTS FOR SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT AS MULTIPLE UPPER
LEVEL DISTURBANCES MOVE THROUGH THE REGION. SEVERE WEATHER IS NOT
ANTICIPATED, BUT ANY THUNDERSTORM WILL BE CAPABLE OF CLOUD TO
GROUND LIGHTNING AND BRIEF HEAVY RAINFALL.

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT ANTICIPATED.

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7-Day Forecast For OLDHAM County, KY
334 AM EDT FRI AUG 1 2014

TODAY
PARTLY CLOUDY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S. NORTHEAST WINDS UP TO 5 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 20 PERCENT.

TONIGHT
PARTLY CLOUDY WITH ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. NORTHEAST WINDS UP TO 5 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 20 PERCENT.

SATURDAY
PARTLY CLOUDY WITH ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S. NORTHEAST WINDS UP TO 5 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 20 PERCENT.

SATURDAY NIGHT
PARTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. NORTHEAST WINDS UP TO 5 MPH.

SUNDAY
PARTLY CLOUDY. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S. NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.

SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 80S.

TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 60S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 80S.

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

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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 6-AUG 10 AUG 8-AUG 14   AUG        AUG-OCT                      
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   Temperature:      Below       Normal      Above     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=  -1.04)
Rainfall Needed:  2.41 inches ABOVE NORMAL


Crop Moisture (CMI) Situation:
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Current Short-term Crop Moisture Status: Prospects Improved But Rain Still Needed     (CMI=  -0.33)
Change From Previous Week: WETTER     SOILS (  0.03)

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 07-25-2014 to 07-31-2014

Temperatures for the period averaged 70 degrees across the state which was 6 degrees cooler than normal and 4 degrees cooler than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 85 in the West to 78 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 4 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 9 degrees cooler than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 60 degrees in the West to 59 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 7 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 5 degrees cooler than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 97 degrees at HARTFORD 3E and the extreme low was 48 degrees at BLACK MOUNTAIN ARC.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.96 inches statewide which was 0.02 inches below normal and 98% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 0.16 inches, Central 1.16 inches, Bluegrass 1.28 inches and East 1.24 inches, which was -0.78, 0.18, 0.31 and 0.22 inches respectively from normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.00 inches at BENTON 4N to a high of 3.28 inches at FORT KNOX.

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Almanac Information
Friday August 01, 2014 the 213th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination 17.770000
Distance 0.999716 AU
Rise 06:42 EDT Set 20:47 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:44 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:14 EDT Ends 21:15 EDT

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Normal Max/Min Temperature for Today: 87 / 64
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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 1ST...HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1897...
Bowling Green's warmest low temperature on record: 81 degrees. (NWS Louisville)
...1898...
The period covered by an official weather forecast was increased from 36 
hours to 48 hours. (NWS Louisville)
...1900...
The temperature at Louisville climbed to at least 90 degrees, which it 
would do again for a total of 21 days in a row, a record (which would 
be tied the very next year). (NWS Louisville)
...1954...
Mount Rainier in Washington State was still covered with sixteen inches of
snow at the 5500 foot level following a big snow season. (David Ludlum)
...1985...
A nearly stationary thunderstorm deluged Cheyenne WY with rain and hail.
Six inches of rain fell in six hours producing the most damaging flash
flood of record for the state. Two to five feet of hail covered the ground
following the storm, which claimed twelve lives, and caused 65 million
dollars property damage. (Storm Data)
...1986...
A powerful thunderstorm produced 100 mph winds and large hail in eastern
Kansas and southwestern Missouri causing 71 million dollars damage, and
injuring nineteen persons. It was one of the worst thunderstorms of record
for Kansas. Crops were mowed to the ground in places and roofs blown off
buildings along its path, 150 miles long and 30 miles wide, from near
Abilene to southeast of Pittsburg. (The Weather Channel)
...1987...
Record heat gripped parts of the Midwest. A dozen cities reported record
high temperatures for the date, including Lincoln NE with a reading of 105
degrees, Moline IL with an afternoon high of 103 degrees, and Burlington IA
with a reading of 102 degrees. (The National Weather Summary)
...1988...
Two dozen cities in the Upper Midwest reported record high temperatures for
the date, including La Crosse WI with a reading of 105 degrees. Highs of
103 degrees at Milwaukee WI and South Bend IND were records for the month
of August. (The National Weather Summary)
...1989...
Hurricane Chantal made landfall along the Upper Texas coast about sunrise.
Chantal deluged parts of Galveston Island and southeastern Texas with 8 to
12 inches of rain. Unofficial totals ranged up to twenty inches. Winds
gusted to 82 mph at Galveston, and reached 76 mph in the Houston area.
Tides were 5 to 7 feet high. The hurricane claimed two lives, and caused
100 million dollars damage. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)