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Current Conditions

  • 53°
  • Clear
  • Wind: NNE 4 mph
  • Humidity: 59%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 39°
  • Pressure: 30.25 in. +

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5 Day Forecast

  • Wednesday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 59 °
  • Low: 34 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Thursday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 61 °
  • Low: 41 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Friday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 63 °
  • Low: 45 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Saturday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 70 °
  • Low: 45 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Sunday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 66 °
  • Low: 48 °
  • Partly Cloudy

Forecast for Frankfort, Kentucky

Updated: 5:00 PM EDT on October 22, 2014

Frost advisory in effect from 5 am to 9 am EDT Thursday...
  • Wednesday

    Partly cloudy. High of 59F. Winds from the North at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 34F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday

    Clear in the morning, then partly cloudy. High of 61F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Clear. Low of 41F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday

    Overcast in the morning, then clear. High of 63F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 45F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Saturday

    Partly cloudy. Fog early. High of 70F. Winds from the WSW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 45F. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday

    Partly cloudy. High of 66F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 48F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Monday

    Partly cloudy. High of 72F. Winds from the SSE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Mostly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 54F. Winds from the South at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Mostly cloudy. High of 72F. Breezy. Winds from the SSW at 20 to 25 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Fog overnight. Low of 52F. Winds from the SW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 70% with rainfall amounts near 0.7 in. possible.

  • Wednesday

    Overcast with a chance of rain. High of 66F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

  • Wednesday Night

    Overcast. Low of 50F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. High of 64F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Thursday Night

    Mostly cloudy. Low of 45F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. High of 63F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Friday Night

    Mostly cloudy. Low of 46F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday

    Partly cloudy. High of 63F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Clear. Low of 46F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday

    Clear. High of 61F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Clear. Low of 46F. Winds from the SSE at 5 to 10 mph.

Severe Weather Alert Descriptions

 Frost Advisory  Statement as of 2:23 PM CDT on October 22, 2014/


... Frost advisory in effect from 5 am EDT /4 am CDT/ to 9 am EDT
/8 am CDT/ Thursday...

The National Weather Service in Louisville has issued a frost
advisory... which is in effect from 5 am EDT /4 am CDT/ to 9 am
EDT /8 am CDT/ Thursday.

* Temperatures... low temperatures will fall into the 32 to 39
degree range Thursday morning.

* Timing... frost formation is expected early Thursday during the
pre-dawn hours through sunrise.

* Impacts... frost could damage sensitive vegetation if not
protected.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A frost advisory means that frost is possible. Sensitive outdoor
plants may be killed if left uncovered.





Personal Weather Stations

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Location: Anderson County, Lawrenceburg, KY

Updated: 7:51 PM EDT

Temperature: 51.7 °F Dew Point: 43 °F Humidity: 72% Wind: ENE at 2.0 mph Pressure: 30.24 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Cloverbrook Farms, Shelbyville, KY

Updated: 7:51 PM EDT

Temperature: 50.5 °F Dew Point: 37 °F Humidity: 59% Wind: North at 3.5 mph Pressure: 29.99 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Stonegate, Versailles, KY

Updated: 7:51 PM EDT

Temperature: 50.5 °F Dew Point: 44 °F Humidity: 79% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.06 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Gallaway Rd. Stamping Gnd., KY, Georgetown, KY

Updated: 7:47 PM EDT

Temperature: 51.6 °F Dew Point: 44 °F Humidity: 76% Wind: NE at 3.7 mph Pressure: 30.17 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Shelbyville, KY

Updated: 7:51 PM EDT

Temperature: 48.5 °F Dew Point: 40 °F Humidity: 71% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.14 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 48 °F Graphs

Location: Georgetown, KY

Updated: 7:37 PM EDT

Temperature: 51.3 °F Dew Point: 45 °F Humidity: 79% Wind: ENE at 2.2 mph Pressure: 30.06 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Wind Hill Farm, Shelbyville, KY

Updated: 7:50 PM EDT

Temperature: 45.3 °F Dew Point: 40 °F Humidity: 83% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.23 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 45 °F Graphs

Location: Old Friends, Georgetown, KY

Updated: 7:51 PM EDT

Temperature: 51.4 °F Dew Point: 44 °F Humidity: 75% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.29 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Rosalie, Lexington, KY

Updated: 7:50 PM EDT

Temperature: 51.4 °F Dew Point: 44 °F Humidity: 77% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.20 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Northwest Shelby County KY, Shelbyville, KY

Updated: 7:49 PM EDT

Temperature: 47.1 °F Dew Point: 38 °F Humidity: 72% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.10 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 47 °F Graphs

Location: Scott County EMA/OHS, Georgetown, KY

Updated: 7:51 PM EDT

Temperature: 53.0 °F Dew Point: 46 °F Humidity: 77% Wind: NNW at 3.0 mph Pressure: 30.27 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: North Elkhorn Creek, Georgetown, KY

Updated: 7:49 PM EDT

Temperature: 51.3 °F Dew Point: 42 °F Humidity: 71% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.21 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Hunters Ln, Simpsonville, KY

Updated: 7:51 PM EDT

Temperature: 46.4 °F Dew Point: 41 °F Humidity: 83% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.26 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 46 °F Graphs

Location: Garden Meadows, Lexington, KY

Updated: 7:51 PM EDT

Temperature: 50.7 °F Dew Point: 43 °F Humidity: 76% Wind: WSW at 1.7 mph Pressure: 29.24 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Beaumont, Lexington, KY

Updated: 7:51 PM EDT

Temperature: 52.4 °F Dew Point: 39 °F Humidity: 61% Wind: ENE at 3.5 mph Pressure: 30.27 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Louisville Kentucky 
719 PM EDT Wed Oct 22 2014 


..updated aviation discussion... 


Short term (now through Thursday night)... 
issued at 310 am EDT Wed Oct 22 2014 


..frost advisory in effect for late tonight into Thursday morning... 


Upper level ridging aloft and sfc high pressure will move into the 
Ohio Valley late tonight providing for good subsidence across the 
region. Clear skies and light winds are expected overnight and 
combined with the subsidence, this should provide an ideal rad 
cooling night causing sfc temps to fall into the 33-39 degree range 
with perhaps valley/sheltered locations dipping closer to the 
freezing mark. These temps combined with low level moisture should 
result in frost formation. However, the extent of frost formation 
is unknown since current dewpts are running in the 35-40 degree 
range and overnight dewpts are not expected to drop below freezing. 
This may result in a heavy dew and perhaps some light fog and 
prevent frost formation. Will go ahead and issue a frost advy from 
9z-13z late tonight into tomorrow morning though assuming at least 
areas of frost will form in rural locations. Those with sensitive 
outdoor plants should take precautions to protect them from frost. 


After a chilly start Thursday, expect temps to warm into the upper 
50s and lower 60s thurs afternoon. Upper level clouds will increase 
throughout the day. 


Thursday night a dry front will approach the area bringing increased 
cloudiness. Low temps will range from the mid 40s west of I-65 to 
upper 30s/lower 40s east of I-65. 


Long term (friday through wednesday)... 
issued at 245 PM EDT Wed Oct 22 2014 


Main forecast concerns in the long term are a shortwave trough 
passing through Friday then the next chance for rain during the 
middle of next week. 


A shortwave trough that currently resides across the northern 
rockies will advance eastward across the Great Lakes region 
Thursday, then dip southeast toward the Ohio River valley on Friday. 
22.12z guidance continues to show a spread in regard to its 
strength, with the European model (ecmwf) the stronger outlier. However, its solution 
has trended weaker and flatter compared to the 00z run. Despite the 
upper level forcing, high pressure at the surface and the drier 
mid-levels are expected to keep sensible weather limited to just 
passing mid/high level clouds Friday. Given this trend and 
environment, continued a dry forecast Friday for the area. 


In the wake of this system, northwest flow aloft will remain in 
place through Sunday with the 500 mb ridge axis extending along the 
mid-Mississippi River valley. At the surface, a weak front 
approaches the region on Saturday and again with very little 
moisture in place, it is expected to pass through dry. 


Upper level pattern transitions from zonal to southwesterly late in 
the weekend through the first part of next week as a deeper 
shortwave trough advances through the Central Plains. This system 
looks to have more moisture return, as it pushes a front through the 
region Tuesday afternoon into Wednesday. Still some timing and 
placement differences between the 22.12z guidance but a model 
consensus of 30 to 50 percent chances spreading west to east Tuesday 
through Wednesday, highest on Tuesday night, looks appropriate at 
this time. Soundings show little to no instability, so have kept 
thunder mention out of the forecast at this point. 


Temperature wise, plan on a steady warm up Friday through early next 
week, with the exception Sunday as cooler air slides in the wake of 
the Saturday frontal passage. Readings will rise above normal with 
the warmest day expected Monday with middle 70s common. 


&& 


Aviation (00z taf update)... 
updated at 700 PM EDT Wed Oct 22 2014 


Clear skies are expected at sdf and bwg tonight and Thursday with no 
obstructions to visibilities. 


Persistent low strato-cu continues at Lex, with the west edge of the 
cloud shield just to the west of the Airport. Ceilings are currently 
right near 3k feet, near the MVFR-VFR threshold. Clearing at Lex 
will slowly develop this evening with clear skies expected towards 
midnight and for much of Thursday. 


Expect light northeasterly winds of 5kt or less overnight and 
Thursday morning before becoming light and variable by afternoon. 
With nearly calm winds expected overnight at bwg and Lex, some light 
patchy fog may develop towards morning and bring a possibility of 
MVFR visibilities, which will improve shortly after sunrise. 


&& 


Lmk watches/warnings/advisories... 
Kentucky...frost advisory from 5 am EDT /4 am CDT/ to 9 am EDT /8 am CDT/ 
Thursday for kyz023>043-045>049-053>057-061>067-070>078-081- 
082. 


In...frost advisory from 5 am EDT /4 am CDT/ to 9 am EDT /8 am CDT/ 
Thursday for inz076>079-083-084-089>092. 


&& 


$$ 


Short term........ams 
long term.........Eer 
aviation..........jsd 



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