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Current Conditions

  • 73°
  • Mostly Cloudy
  • Wind: NNW 7 mph
  • Humidity: 49%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 53°
  • Pressure: 30.07 in. 0

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5 Day Forecast

  • Tuesday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 75 °
  • Low: 57 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Wednesday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 79 °
  • Low: 57 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Thursday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 82 °
  • Low: 63 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Friday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 82 °
  • Low: 61 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Saturday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 84 °
  • Low: 61 °
  • Chance of T-Storms

Forecast for Lexington, Kentucky

Updated: 5:00 PM EDT on July 29, 2014

  • Tuesday

    Partly cloudy. Fog early. High of 75F. Winds from the NW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 57F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Partly cloudy. High of 79F. Winds from the West at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 57F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy. High of 82F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday Night

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

  • Friday

    Partly cloudy. High of 82F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain after midnight. Low of 61F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Saturday

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain. High of 84F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Saturday Night

    Clear with a chance of a thunderstorm. Low of 61F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Sunday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 82F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Sunday Night

    Clear. Low of 64F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Monday

    Clear. High of 84F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. Low of 66F. Winds from the NE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Tuesday

    Partly cloudy. High of 84F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Clear. Low of 61F. Winds from the NE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Clear. High of 82F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Clear. Low of 64F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday

    Clear. High of 79F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Clear with a chance of a thunderstorm. Fog overnight. Low of 57F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Friday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 79F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Friday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Fog overnight. Low of 63F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Saturday

    Clear with a chance of rain. High of 79F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Saturday Night

    Clear. Low of 63F. Winds less than 5 mph.

Severe Weather Alert Descriptions

 Record Report  Statement as of 04:27 PM EDT on July 29, 2014


... Record low temperature set at Lexington KY...

a record low temperature of 51 degrees was set at Lexington KY today.
This breaks the old record of 54 set in 2013.




 Local Storm Report 



07/27/2014 1135 am

Lexington, Fayette County.

Thunderstorm wind damage, reported by NWS storm survey.


            Straight line winds damaged around six homes and downed
            many trees between Masterson station park and Highlands
            Park. Winds were generally around 70 mph... with peak
            winds around 95 mph at Highlands Park. Golfball size
            hail also fell.




07/27/2014 1139 am

5 miles NNW of Lexington, Fayette County.

Hail e1.75 inch, reported by County official.


            Significant damage to corn... soybean... and Tobacco
            crops at UK north research farm. Reported by University
            ag dept.




07/27/2014 1140 am

Lexington, Fayette County.

Hail e1.75 inch, reported by public.





07/27/2014 1150 am

Lexington, Fayette County.

Thunderstorm wind damage, reported by broadcast media.


            A brick building destroyed along with several downed
            trees in the mark Avenue area




07/27/2014 1152 am

Lexington, Fayette County.

Thunderstorm wind damage, reported by NWS employee.


            Several trees down in the Newtown Pike-Interstate 75
            area along with one inch hail




07/27/2014 1155 am

Lexington, Fayette County.

Thunderstorm wind damage, reported by public.


            Downed trees and 1.75 inch hail near the Junction of
            Interstate 75 and Interstate 64




07/27/2014 1135 am

Lexington, Fayette County.

Thunderstorm wind damage, reported by NWS storm survey.


            Straight line winds damaged around six homes and downed
            many trees between Masterson station park and Highlands
            Park. Winds were generally around 70 mph... with peak
            winds around 95 mph at Highlands Park. Golfball size
            hail also fell.




07/27/2014 1139 am

5 miles NNW of Lexington, Fayette County.

Hail e1.75 inch, reported by County official.


            Significant damage to corn... soybean... and Tobacco
            crops at UK north research farm. Reported by University
            ag dept.




07/27/2014 1140 am

Lexington, Fayette County.

Hail e1.75 inch, reported by public.





07/27/2014 1150 am

Lexington, Fayette County.

Thunderstorm wind damage, reported by broadcast media.


            A brick building destroyed along with several downed
            trees in the mark Avenue area




07/27/2014 1152 am

Lexington, Fayette County.

Thunderstorm wind damage, reported by NWS employee.


            Several trees down in the Newtown Pike-Interstate 75
            area along with one inch hail




07/27/2014 1155 am

Lexington, Fayette County.

Thunderstorm wind damage, reported by public.


            Downed trees and 1.75 inch hail near the Junction of
            Interstate 75 and Interstate 64




07/27/2014 1139 am

5 miles NNW of Lexington, Fayette County.

Hail e1.75 inch, reported by County official.


            Significant damage to corn... soybean... and Tobacco
            crops at UK north research farm. Reported by University
            ag dept.





07/27/2014 1135 am

Lexington, Fayette County.

Thunderstorm wind damage, reported by NWS storm survey.


            Straight line winds damaged around six homes and downed
            many trees between Masterson station park and Highlands
            Park. Winds were generally around 70 mph... with peak
            winds around 95 mph at Highlands Park. Golfball size
            hail also fell.




07/27/2014 1140 am

Lexington, Fayette County.

Hail e1.75 inch, reported by public.





07/27/2014 1150 am

Lexington, Fayette County.

Thunderstorm wind damage, reported by broadcast media.


            A brick building destroyed along with several downed
            trees in the mark Avenue area




07/27/2014 1152 am

Lexington, Fayette County.

Thunderstorm wind damage, reported by NWS employee.


            Several trees down in the Newtown Pike-Interstate 75
            area along with one inch hail




07/27/2014 1155 am

Lexington, Fayette County.

Thunderstorm wind damage, reported by public.


            Downed trees and 1.75 inch hail near the Junction of
            Interstate 75 and Interstate 64




07/27/2014 1135 am

Lexington, Fayette County.

Thunderstorm wind damage, reported by NWS storm survey.


            Straight line winds damaged around six homes and downed
            many trees between Masterson station park and Highlands
            Park. Winds were generally around 70 mph... with peak
            winds around 95 mph at Highlands Park. Golfball size
            hail also fell.




07/27/2014 1140 am

Lexington, Fayette County.

Hail e1.75 inch, reported by public.





07/27/2014 1150 am

Lexington, Fayette County.

Thunderstorm wind damage, reported by broadcast media.


            A brick building destroyed along with several downed
            trees in the mark Avenue area




07/27/2014 1152 am

Lexington, Fayette County.

Thunderstorm wind damage, reported by NWS employee.


            Several trees down in the Newtown Pike-Interstate 75
            area along with one inch hail




07/27/2014 1155 am

Lexington, Fayette County.

Thunderstorm wind damage, reported by public.


            Downed trees and 1.75 inch hail near the Junction of
            Interstate 75 and Interstate 64




07/27/2014 1135 am

Lexington, Fayette County.

Thunderstorm wind damage, reported by NWS storm survey.


            Straight line winds damaged around six homes and downed
            many trees between Masterson station park and Highlands
            Park. Winds were generally around 70 mph... with peak
            winds around 95 mph at Highlands Park. Golfball size
            hail also fell.




07/27/2014 1140 am

Lexington, Fayette County.

Hail e1.75 inch, reported by public.





07/27/2014 1150 am

Lexington, Fayette County.

Thunderstorm wind damage, reported by broadcast media.


            A brick building destroyed along with several downed
            trees in the mark Avenue area




07/27/2014 1152 am

Lexington, Fayette County.

Thunderstorm wind damage, reported by NWS employee.


            Several trees down in the Newtown Pike-Interstate 75
            area along with one inch hail




07/27/2014 1155 am

Lexington, Fayette County.

Thunderstorm wind damage, reported by public.


            Downed trees and 1.75 inch hail near the Junction of
            Interstate 75 and Interstate 64




07/27/2014 1135 am

Lexington, Fayette County.

Thunderstorm wind damage, reported by NWS storm survey.


            Straight line winds damaged around six homes and downed
            many trees between Masterson station park and Highlands
            Park. Winds were generally around 70 mph... with peak
            winds around 95 mph at Highlands Park. Golfball size
            hail also fell.





07/27/2014 1155 am

Lexington, Fayette County.

Thunderstorm wind damage, reported by public.


            Downed trees and 1.75 inch hail near the Junction of
            Interstate 75 and Interstate 64





07/27/2014 1150 am

Lexington, Fayette County.

Thunderstorm wind damage, reported by broadcast media.


            A brick building destroyed along with several downed
            trees in the mark Avenue area





07/27/2014 1152 am

Lexington, Fayette County.

Thunderstorm wind damage, reported by NWS employee.


            Several trees down in the Newtown Pike-Interstate 75
            area along with one inch hail





07/27/2014 1140 am

Lexington, Fayette County.

Hail e1.75 inch, reported by public.






07/27/2014 1140 am

Lexington, Fayette County.

Lightning, reported by public.


            Windows of home broken by large hail in North Lexington




Personal Weather Stations

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Location: Plainview, Lexington, KY

Updated: 4:37 PM EDT

Temperature: 77.7 °F Dew Point: 58 °F Humidity: 51% Wind: ESE at 1.1 mph Pressure: 29.89 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 79 °F Graphs

Location: Montclair, Lexington, KY

Updated: 4:48 PM EDT

Temperature: 74.1 °F Dew Point: 56 °F Humidity: 53% Wind: ENE at 4.7 mph Pressure: 29.90 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 77 °F Graphs

Location: Fayette Co Board of Ed, Lexington, KY

Updated: 3:47 PM CDT

Temperature: 73.2 °F Dew Point: 53 °F Humidity: 50% Wind: Calm Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 77 °F Graphs

Location: Clearwater, Lexington, KY

Updated: 4:40 PM EDT

Temperature: 72.3 °F Dew Point: 50 °F Humidity: 46% Wind: NW at 3.0 mph Pressure: 29.95 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 77 °F Graphs

Location: Open Gates, Lexington, KY

Updated: 4:50 PM EDT

Temperature: 71.3 °F Dew Point: 55 °F Humidity: 57% Wind: WNW at 1.0 mph Pressure: 30.04 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 76 °F Graphs

Location: Gleneagles, Lexington, KY

Updated: 4:45 PM EDT

Temperature: 75.9 °F Dew Point: 54 °F Humidity: 47% Wind: East at 1.6 mph Pressure: 29.93 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 78 °F Graphs

Location: Eastland, Lexington, KY

Updated: 4:39 PM EDT

Temperature: 72.9 °F Dew Point: 56 °F Humidity: 55% Wind: WSW at 7.8 mph Pressure: 29.84 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 77 °F Graphs

Location: Beaumont, Lexington, KY

Updated: 4:50 PM EDT

Temperature: 73.3 °F Dew Point: 46 °F Humidity: 38% Wind: NNE at 5.0 mph Pressure: 30.07 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 77 °F Graphs

Location: Richmond Estates, Lexington, KY

Updated: 4:50 PM EDT

Temperature: 75.0 °F Dew Point: 58 °F Humidity: 56% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.05 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 78 °F Graphs

Location: Rosalie, Lexington, KY

Updated: 4:50 PM EDT

Temperature: 75.8 °F Dew Point: 57 °F Humidity: 53% Wind: North at 3.0 mph Pressure: 30.00 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 78 °F Graphs

Location: Stonegate, Versailles, KY

Updated: 4:50 PM EDT

Temperature: 72.0 °F Dew Point: 54 °F Humidity: 54% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.88 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 77 °F Graphs

Location: Old Friends, Georgetown, KY

Updated: 4:50 PM EDT

Temperature: 71.8 °F Dew Point: 52 °F Humidity: 50% Wind: North at 8.3 mph Pressure: 30.10 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 77 °F Graphs

Location: Georgetown, KY

Updated: 4:37 PM EDT

Temperature: 71.8 °F Dew Point: 57 °F Humidity: 59% Wind: East at 1.7 mph Pressure: 29.89 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 76 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 4:50 PM EDT

Temperature: 74.3 °F Dew Point: 56 °F Humidity: 52% Wind: NE at 4.7 mph Pressure: 29.98 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 77 °F Graphs

Location: Rocky Fork, Lancaster, KY

Updated: 4:50 PM EDT

Temperature: 72.1 °F Dew Point: 54 °F Humidity: 52% Wind: NNE at 1.1 mph Pressure: 30.06 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 77 °F Graphs

Location: Scott County EMA/OHS, Georgetown, KY

Updated: 4:50 PM EDT

Temperature: 74.0 °F Dew Point: 55 °F Humidity: 51% Wind: NNW at 6.0 mph Pressure: 30.08 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 77 °F Graphs

Location: City Hall, Richmond, KY

Updated: 4:50 PM EDT

Temperature: 73.2 °F Dew Point: 54 °F Humidity: 51% Wind: WSW at 3.0 mph Pressure: 30.01 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 77 °F Graphs

Location: Ruckerville, Winchester, KY

Updated: 4:50 PM EDT

Temperature: 69.3 °F Dew Point: 58 °F Humidity: 66% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.99 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Anderson County, Lawrenceburg, KY

Updated: 3:09 PM EDT

Temperature: 71.5 °F Dew Point: 56 °F Humidity: 58% Wind: NW at 3.0 mph Pressure: 30.05 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 76 °F Graphs

Location: Frankfort, Kentucky East: Twin Hollies Server, Frankfort, KY

Updated: 4:50 PM EDT

Temperature: 74.5 °F Dew Point: 52 °F Humidity: 45% Wind: West at 8.7 mph Pressure: 30.05 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 77 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Louisville Kentucky 
311 PM EDT Tue Jul 29 2014 


Short term (now through Wednesday night)... 
issued at 308 PM EDT Tue Jul 29 2014 


It has been quite pleasant for late July today with current 
temperatures in the low to mid 70s across the region and dewpoints 
in the lower 50s. As of 3 PM the only potential record low maximum 
temperature is at Frankfort. The current temperature there is 72 and 
the record is 74, set in 1994 (and previous years). 


The upper level low will remain in place for the short term period. 
At the surface, high pressure will continue to build in from the 
west tonight. Dewpoints are expected to start rising slowly tonight 
into tomorrow, though they should still only be in the upper 50s to 
lower 60s. We will see good radiational cooling tonight with mostly 
clear skies and light and variable to calm winds. Lows will be a bit 
warmer than last night, dropping into the mid 50s to around 60. Some 
patchy fog may be possible in river valleys tonight. Below are the 
current record and forecast low temperatures for tomorrow. 


Record forecast 


Bowling green: 53, 1965 58 
frankfort: 50, 1965 55 
louisville: 55, 1965 61 
lexington: 51, 1965 58 


Tomorrow will be a few degrees warmer than today with highs in the 
upper 70s to lower 80s expected. As a wave drops through the upper 
level trough it could bring a few showers to the far northern border 
of our forecast area, so added in slight chance pops there. These 
will only last for a few hours in the afternoon. Otherwise, dry 
conditions are expected. Lows tomorrow night will be in the upper 
50s to lower 60s. 


Long term (thursday through tuesday)... 
issued at 253 PM EDT Tue Jul 29 2014 


The synoptic pattern at the start of the long term period will 
feature continued upper-level troughing over the region, which will 
slowly begin to break down through the long term period. This will 
mean a gradual warmup through the extended, as highs climb back 
closer to normal values. 


Much of the long term period will remain dry, except perhaps from 
Friday into Saturday. Another reinforcing shortwave trough will 
dive south into the Ohio Valley, helping to once again carve out the 
upper low over the region. This cold core aloft may be enough to 
spark some mainly diurnally-driven isolated to scattered showers and 
thunderstorms. However, deep moisture will continue to remain 
limited to the southeast, as pwats over the Ohio Valley will only be 
around 1.25 inches. So despite the upper-level support, this lack 
of moisture coupled with a very disorganized surface pressure 
pattern should mean convection will struggle to become too 
widespread. 


As mentioned above, temperatures through the period will slowly 
begin to moderate. Highs in the mid 80s will persist late this week 
into the weekend, before temperature begin to climb back into the 
upper 80s and lower 90s by early next week. Overnight lows will be 
in the low to mid 60s. 


&& 


Aviation (18z taf update)... 
issued at 1251 PM EDT Tue Jul 29 2014 


High pressure will build in through this taf period. Winds will be 
out of the northwest at 7-9 knots through the afternoon, becoming 
light and variable to calm tonight. They will shift to more westerly 
tomorrow. Scattered cu will develop this afternoon and should 
dissipate overnight. With high pressure overhead, some light fog 
will be possible at bwg and Lex tomorrow morning. 


&& 


Lmk watches/warnings/advisories... 
Kentucky...none. 
In...none. 
&& 


$$ 


Short term........eer 
long term.........Kjd 
aviation..........eer 










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