Oldham County, KY Weather And Climate Synopsis


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Updated Thursday, May 28, 2015

...Unsettled Weather Pattern Continues...

Dry conditions are expected in western sections of the Bluegrass state today. For the remainder of the state, scattered storms are expected to occur on and off throughout the day as an upper level disturbance approaches from the south and a weak surface front approaches from the north. Storms are expected to remain below severe limits today.

An unsettled weather pattern will continue through the weekend with storm chances daily. The best days for numerous showers and storms look to be Saturday and Sunday.
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Regional Hourly Observations For OLDHAM County, Kentucky
Issued at 300 PM EDT THU MAY 28 2015
NORTH CENTRAL KENTUCKY
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
LOUISVILLE/SDF CLOUDY    79  67  66 SE7       30.18F                  
LOUISVILLE/LOU PTSUNNY   78  66  66 VRB7      30.19F                  
FORT KNOX      MOSUNNY   78  67  68 SE10      30.17S                  

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Current Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Conditions in Kentucky
Based on observations at 300pm EDT, Thursday May 28, 2015

Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 83 degrees west, near 78 degrees central, and near 78 degrees east. Current sky conditions are mostly sunny west, partly sunny central, and cloudy east. In the west, relative humidity is near 54%, and the dew point is near 65 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 68%, and the dew point is near 67 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 63%, and the dew point is near 65 degrees. Current drying conditions are fair west, fair central, and fair east. The livestock heat stress category is no stress west, no stress central, and no stress east. Winds are from the south at 9 mph west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the south 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 83 degrees at Paducah and Owensboro. The lowest temperature is 72 degrees at Somerset.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook For OLDHAM County, Kentucky
258 PM EDT THU MAY 28 2015 /158 PM CDT THU MAY 28 2015/

 DAY ONE  TONIGHT.

OUTSIDE OF A FEW ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS THIS AFTERNOON  NO
HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY.

SCATTERED TO NUMEROUS THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED FRIDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH SUNDAY OVER SOUTHERN INDIANA AND CENTRAL KENTUCKY. WIDESPREAD
SEVERE WEATHER IS NOT EXPECTED  ALTHOUGH A FEW STRONG STORMS MAY
PRODUCE GUSTY WINDS AND HAIL. IN ADDITION  PERIODS OF VERY HEAVY
RAIN COULD CAUSE ISOLATED FLOOD CONCERNS.

SCATTERED MAINLY AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING THUNDERSTORMS ARE
POSSIBLE MONDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY.

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT ANTICIPATED AT THIS TIME.

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7-Day Forecast For OLDHAM County, KY
253 PM EDT THU MAY 28 2015

TONIGHT
PARTLY CLOUDY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS

THEN ISOLATED SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. SOUTHEAST WINDS UP TO 5 MPH. CHANCE OF RAIN 20 PERCENT.

FRIDAY
PARTLY SUNNY WITH SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S. SOUTH WINDS UP TO 10 MPH. CHANCE OF RAIN 50 PERCENT.

FRIDAY NIGHT
PARTLY CLOUDY WITH SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 60S. SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. CHANCE OF RAIN 40 PERCENT.

SATURDAY
MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS UNTIL MIDDAY
THEN SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. CHANCE OF RAIN 70 PERCENT.

SATURDAY NIGHT
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. CHANCE OF RAIN 60 PERCENT.

SUNDAY
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S. CHANCE OF RAIN 70 PERCENT.

SUNDAY NIGHT
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS AROUND 60.

MONDAY
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S.

MONDAY NIGHT
PARTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S.

TUESDAY
PARTLY SUNNY WITH A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S.

TUESDAY NIGHT
PARTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 60S.

WEDNESDAY
PARTLY SUNNY WITH A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
PARTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 60S.

THURSDAY
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 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 
                 JUN 2-JUN 6 JUN 4-JUN 10   JUN        JUN-AUG                      
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   Temperature:      Above        Above     Normal     Normal                      
 Precipitation:     Normal       Normal      Above     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=  -1.11)
Rainfall Needed:  2.91 inches ABOVE NORMAL


Crop Moisture (CMI) Situation:
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Current Short-term Crop Moisture Status: Topsoil Moisture Short, Germination Slow     (CMI=  -0.22)
Change From Previous Week: DRIER      SOILS ( -0.23)

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 05-21-2015 to 05-27-2015

Temperatures for the period averaged 66 degrees across the state which was 1 degrees cooler than normal and 4 degrees cooler than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 76 in the West to 78 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 4 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 0 degrees from normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 58 degrees in the West to 55 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 1 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 3 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 88 degrees at LOUISA 1S and the extreme low was 36 degrees at CYNTHIANA 8N.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.79 inches statewide which was 0.32 inches below normal and 71% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 1.00 inches, Central 1.05 inches, Bluegrass 0.79 inches and East 0.32 inches, which was 0.1, 0.11, 0.28 and 0.8 inches below normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.12 inches at BARBOURVILLE 3E to a high of 2.33 inches at CAMPBELLSVILLE 7W.

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Almanac Information
Thursday May 28, 2015 the 148th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination 21.570000
Distance 0.999716 AU
Rise 06:19 EDT Set 20:53 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:35 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 05:50 EDT Ends 21:22 EDT

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Normal Max/Min Temperature for Today: 81 / 58
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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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MAY 28TH...HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1942...
The latest snowstorm of record for the state of Iowa left ten inches at
LeMars, eight inches at Cherokee, and 7.5 inches at Waukon. Afternoon highs
were in the lower 30s in parts of northwestern Iowa. (The Weather Channel)
...1947...
A storm produced heavy snow across Wisconsin, with ten inches reported at
Gay Mills. The snow damaged fruit and other trees, and downed power lines.
The storm was followed by the coldest weather of the month for much of the
High Plains Region and Missouri Valley. Williston ND reported a low of 21
degrees the morning of the 28th, and the next morning Cheyenne WY reported
a morning low of 16 above zero. (David Ludlum)