Oldham County, KY Weather And Climate Synopsis


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Updated Thursday, October 30, 2014

...The Coldest Temperatures Of The Season So Far Friday Night And Saturday Night...

Surface high pressure will be in control of the region today providing light west-northwest winds. A series of upper level disturbances and a potent cold front will impact the area Friday and Friday night bringing rain, windy conditions and even some light snow. A hard freeze is expected Sunday morning.

The rather cool and dry trend will continue today, before the pattern changes to end the work week. A cold front pushing through the area on Halloween will spread scattered to numerous light showers across much of the eastern half of the state.

Temperatures will drop rather quickly behind the front with breezy northwest winds. It is possible that some light snow mixes in later Friday night. Lows will typically drop to around freezing, but breezy conditions will make it feel more like the mid to upper 20s at times.

Surface high pressure will then once again move in for the upcoming weekend. Temperatures will be very cool with highs Saturday only peaking in the 40s, before dropping into the upper 20s to low 30s that night and signaling the end of the growing season.

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Regional Hourly Observations For OLDHAM County, Kentucky
Issued at 100 PM EDT THU OCT 30 2014
NORTH CENTRAL KENTUCKY
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
LOUISVILLE/SDF MOSUNNY   54  35  48 VRB6      30.15F                  
LOUISVILLE/LOU SUNNY     52  36  54 CALM      30.16F                  
FORT KNOX      MOSUNNY   51  35  54 VRB1      30.13F                  

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Current Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Conditions in Kentucky
Based on observations at 100pm EDT, Thursday October 30, 2014

Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 57 degrees west, near 50 degrees central, and near 51 degrees east. Current sky conditions are sunny west, cloudy central, and mostly sunny east. In the west, relative humidity is near 51%, and the dew point is near 39 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 54%, and the dew point is near 34 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 52%, and the dew point is near 34 degrees. Current drying conditions are fair west, fair central, and fair east. Tobacco stripping conditions are marginal west, marginal central, and marginal east. Winds are calm west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the southwest at 3 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 57 degrees at Paducah and Hopkinsville. The lowest temperature is 50 degrees at Lexington and Frankfort.

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403 AM EDT THU OCT 30 2014 /303 AM CDT THU OCT 30 2014/

 DAY ONE  TODAY AND TONIGHT.

NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY.

A BAND OF SNOW IS POSSIBLE OVER PARTS OF EAST CENTRAL KENTUCKY
LATE FRIDAY NIGHT INTO EARLY SATURDAY MORNING  WITH UP TO A HALF
INCH TO INCH OF ACCUMULATION POSSIBLE IN A FEW SPOTS  MAINLY ON
GRASSY AREAS.

SUB-FREEZING TEMPERATURES (25 TO 30) ARE EXPECTED FOR A FEW HOURS
EARLY SUNDAY MORNING IN MANY LOCATIONS WHICH COULD EFFECTIVELY
END THE GROWING SEASON.

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SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT ANTICIPATED AT THIS TIME.

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7-Day Forecast For OLDHAM County, KY
852 AM EDT THU OCT 30 2014

TODAY
MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S. NORTH WINDS UP TO 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE WEST IN THE AFTERNOON.

TONIGHT
MOSTLY CLOUDY. ISOLATED SHOWERS

THEN SCATTERED SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. LIGHT WINDS. CHANCE OF SHOWERS 50 PERCENT.

FRIDAY
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SCATTERED SHOWERS. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S. NORTHWEST WINDS UP TO 10 MPH INCREASING TO AROUND 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. CHANCE OF SHOWERS 50 PERCENT.

FRIDAY NIGHT
CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS

THEN CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S. NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 40 PERCENT.

SATURDAY
MOSTLY CLOUDY. HIGHS IN THE MID 40S. NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.

SATURDAY NIGHT
MOSTLY CLEAR. AREAS OF FROST. LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S.

SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT
PARTLY CLOUDY. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S. LOWS IN THE MID 30S.

MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT
PARTLY CLOUDY. HIGHS AROUND 60. LOWS IN THE MID 40S.

TUESDAY
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 30 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S.

TUESDAY NIGHT
SHOWERS LIKELY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. CHANCE OF SHOWERS 60 PERCENT.

WEDNESDAY
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. HIGHS IN THE MID 50S.

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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 
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   Temperature:      Above        Above      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=   0.76)
Rainfall Needed:  0.00 inches ABOVE NORMAL


Crop Moisture (CMI) Situation:
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Current Short-term Crop Moisture Status: Favorable For Normal Growth And Fieldwork    (CMI=   0.65)
Change From Previous Week: DRIER      SOILS ( -0.58)

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 10-23-2014 to 10-29-2014

Temperatures for the period averaged 58 degrees across the state which was 3 degrees warmer than normal and 4 degrees warmer than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 72 in the West to 69 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 4 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 2 degrees warmer than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 48 degrees in the West to 46 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 3 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 6 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 85 degrees at LOUISVILLE APT and the extreme low was 31 degrees at BRANDENBURG 4SW.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.45 inches statewide which was 0.29 inches below normal and 61% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 0.44 inches, Central 0.27 inches, Bluegrass 0.27 inches and East 0.81 inches, which was -0.38, -0.48, -0.41 and 0.11 inches respectively from normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.01 inches at RICHMOND 8E to a high of 1.59 inches at BARBOURVILLE 3E.

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Almanac Information
Thursday October 30, 2014 the 303th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination -14.080000
Distance 0.999722 AU
Rise 07:03 EDT Set 17:41 EDT
Transit Meridian 12:22 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:36 EDT Ends 18:07 EDT

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Normal Max/Min Temperature for Today: 64 / 41
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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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OCTOBER 30TH
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1925...
Nashville TN was blanketed with an inch of snow, their earliest measurable
snow of record. (The Weather Channel)
...1947...
The Donora PA smog disaster finally came to an end. For five days an
inversion trapped impurities in the lower atmosphere over the Monongahela
Valley killing 20 persons, and leaving more than 2000 others sick.
(26th-30th) (David Ludlum) (The Weather Channel)
...1987...
Severe thunderstorms in Oklahoma produced golf ball size hail and wind
gusts to 74 mph near the town of Gould. Unseasonably warm weather prevailed
across the central U.S. Temperatures warmed into the 80s form Texas to the
Lower Missouri Valley. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)
...1988...
Ten cities in the Upper Midwest reported record low temperatures for the
date. The morning low of 20 degrees at South Bend IND was a record for
October, and lows of 18 degrees at Grand Rapids MI and 20 degrees at Fort
Wayne IND equalled records for October. The low of 2 degrees at
International Falls MN smashed their previous record for the date by 11
degrees. Syracuse NY received 2.9 inches of snow to establish a record for
October with 5.7 inches for the month. (The National Weather Summary)
(Storm Data)
...1989...
Temperatures soared into the 70s in the northeastern U.S. The record high
of 73 degrees at Alpena MI marked their sixth straight day of record
warmth. In the western U.S., Klamath Falls OR reported a record low of 19
degrees. (The National Weather Summary)