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Current Conditions

  • 72°
  • Clear
  • Wind: Calm
  • Humidity: 64%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 59°
  • Pressure: 30.14 in. 0

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5 Day Forecast

  • Thursday
  • Clear
  • High: 80 °
  • Low: 60 °
  • Clear
  • Friday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 75 °
  • Low: 52 °
  • Chance of T-Storms
  • Saturday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 65 °
  • Low: 42 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Sunday
  • Clear
  • High: 70 °
  • Low: 49 °
  • Clear
  • Monday
  • Clear
  • High: 73 °
  • Low: 52 °
  • Clear

Forecast for Somerset, Kentucky

Updated: 11:59 am EDT on October 8, 2015

  • This Afternoon

    Warm. Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 80s. Light winds.

  • Tonight

    Milder. Mostly cloudy. Lows in the lower 60s. Light winds.

  • Friday

    Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms late in the morning. Occasional showers and isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 70s. West winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain 80 percent.

  • Friday Night

    Cooler...cloudy. Numerous showers in the evening...then a slight chance of rain late. Lows in the lower 50s. Light winds. Chance of rain 70 percent.

  • Saturday

    Cooler. Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 60s. Light winds.

  • Saturday Night

    Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 40s.

  • Sunday

    Sunny. Highs in the upper 60s.

  • Sunday Night

    Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 50s.

  • Columbus Day

    Mostly sunny with a 20 percent chance of showers. Highs in the lower 70s.

  • Monday Night

    Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers. Lows in the lower 50s.

  • Tuesday

    Sunny. Highs around 70.

  • Tuesday Night

    Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 40s.

  • Wednesday

    Sunny. Highs in the upper 60s.

Severe Weather Alert Descriptions

 Public Information Statement  Statement as of 8:53 am EDT on October 7, 2015

... Fire weather/fire prevention awareness week continues today with
a look at red flag warning an extreme fire weather condition...

In cooperation with federal and state land management agencies...
such as the Kentucky division of forestry... the Daniel Boone
National Forest... the Jefferson National Forest... the Big South Fork
National River and Recreation Area... and the Cumberland Gap National
Historical Park... the National Weather Service will issue red flag
warnings to highlight extreme fire weather conditions when warranted.

Red flag warnings are issued whenever humidities are very low... 25
percent or lower... wind speeds are expected to be high... and Forest
fuels... such as fallen leaves and brush... are dry. These conditions
combined together could result in extreme fire behavior and rapid
fire growth.

Thunderstorms with limited rainfall can also increase the threat for
wildfires. When Forest fuels are dry... cloud to ground lightning can
ignite trees and brush to start Forest fires. However... wildfires
caused by lightning are rare in the Appalachians and the Ohio
Valley. On average... less than one percent of all wildfires in
Kentucky are caused by lightning each year. However... in 2007... with
a drought and dry fuel in place... an inordinately high amount of
lighting fires were reported in Kentucky and nearby states.

It is important to be alert to the increased threat of wildfires
during red flag warning conditions... especially those whose home is
in a forested area... or those planning on visiting forests. Keep in
touch with local... state... and federal fire or land management
agencies... as well as County officials about possible burning
restrictions and preparedness actions.

Also... stay abreast of the latest forecast from your National
Weather Service by listening to NOAA Weather Radio or visiting the
following website... www.Crh.NOAA.Gov/jkl or www.Weather.Gov (all
lower case) or listen to local radio and TV stations.

The following are some debris burning safety tips to help protect
life and property from wildfires:

1. Before burning... contact the Kentucky division for air quality
and the Kentucky division for waste management along with County
officials to inquire about any burn bans that may be in effect.

2. Become familiar with burning Laws and regulations. Between
February 15th and April 30th and between October 1st and December
15th... Kentucky state law forbids burning within 150 feet of
Woodland or brush land... except between 6 PM and 6 am local time or
if the ground is snow covered.

3. Before you burn... remember to clear the ground of flammable
material at least 10 feet beyond the area to be burned.

4. Keep tools and water on hand while burning and never leave a fire

5. Pay attention to current and forecast weather conditions.

6. Stay with the fire until it is out.

The topic for Friday will be... the Spring and fall fire weather


For additional fire weather information... please go to the following
website: www.Weather.Gov/jkl/fire (all lower case).

Personal Weather Stations

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Location: APRSWXNET, Acorn, KY

Updated: 11:51 AM EDT

Temperature: 75 °F Dew Point: 62 °F Humidity: 63% Wind: West at 2 mph Pressure: 30.06 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 77 °F Graphs

Location: RMR - Somerset, Ferguson, KY

Updated: 12:12 PM EDT

Temperature: 78.6 °F Dew Point: 64 °F Humidity: 62% Wind: SE at 1.0 mph Pressure: 30.11 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 80 °F Graphs

Location: hidden valley farms, Somerset, KY

Updated: 12:12 PM EDT

Temperature: 76.8 °F Dew Point: 64 °F Humidity: 65% Wind: South at 2.7 mph Pressure: 28.04 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 79 °F Graphs

Location: Old Decker Road, Bronston, KY

Updated: 12:16 PM EDT

Temperature: 75.9 °F Dew Point: 66 °F Humidity: 71% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.97 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 77 °F Graphs


Updated: 12:16 PM EDT

Temperature: 77.9 °F Dew Point: 60 °F Humidity: 54% Wind: South at 6.9 mph Pressure: 30.00 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 79 °F Graphs

Location: Waste Water Treatment Plant, Science Hill, KY

Updated: 12:15 PM EDT

Temperature: 76.2 °F Dew Point: 63 °F Humidity: 64% Wind: SSW at 2.0 mph Pressure: 30.00 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 78 °F Graphs

Location: Denny Subdivision, Mount Vernon, KY

Updated: 12:15 PM EDT

Temperature: 75.4 °F Dew Point: 62 °F Humidity: 64% Wind: WSW at 5.4 mph Pressure: 30.13 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 77 °F Graphs

Location: Maretburg, Mount Vernon, KY

Updated: 12:13 PM EDT

Temperature: 81.7 °F Dew Point: 62 °F Humidity: 52% Wind: South at 5.3 mph Pressure: 29.85 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 83 °F Graphs

Location: South Corbin, Corbin, KY

Updated: 12:15 PM EDT

Temperature: 79.2 °F Dew Point: 64 °F Humidity: 59% Wind: SE at 2.0 mph Pressure: 30.08 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 81 °F Graphs

Location: South Fork Furniture, Liberty, KY

Updated: 12:14 PM EDT

Temperature: 80.2 °F Dew Point: 63 °F Humidity: 56% Wind: NW at 3.0 mph Pressure: 30.08 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 82 °F Graphs

Location: Tattersall, Corbin, KY

Updated: 12:13 PM EDT

Temperature: 74.1 °F Dew Point: 62 °F Humidity: 67% Wind: SSW at 1.7 mph Pressure: 30.00 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 76 °F Graphs

Location: MSWO, London, KY

Updated: 12:16 PM EDT

Temperature: 75.6 °F Dew Point: 57 °F Humidity: 52% Wind: WSW at 6.5 mph Pressure: 30.12 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 78 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion

Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Jackson Kentucky 
1158 am EDT Thursday Oct 8 2015 

issued at 1158 am EDT Thursday Oct 8 2015 

Clouds have stayed away thus far have adjusted sky 
cover down into the early afternoon hours. Also tweaked 
temperatures down a few degrees as we are now warming as quickly 
as expected. Latest NAM shows some convection moving in after 00z 
this will have to monitor model trends to see if this 
idea catches on. As of right now...will maintain rain chances for 
late tonight. 

Update issued at 730 am EDT Thursday Oct 8 2015 

No real changes to the forecast were needed this morning as 
everything seems to be on track. Still anticipating a Friday 
morning arrival to the precipitation. Otherwise...have uploaded the 
latest observations to the grids and sent them to ndfd and web 


Short term...(today through friday) 
issued at 359 am EDT Thursday Oct 8 2015 

Current conditions across the area feature some cloud cover 
crossing the MS River Valley associated with a weak disturbance. 
Also...high pressure...centered over the Great Lakes region will 
slowly be shifting east through the period. The cloud cover moving 
through has hindered the fog development across the area a tad 
heading into the morning hours. 

Trough the day on Thursday...high pressure will slide off to the 
east and middle and upper cloud cover increase through the afternoon. 
Low level flow will increase throughout the day as well with 
southwest winds up to 10 knots developing. Forcing increasing 
through the evening as the front approaches will allow for shower 
development along the eastern ridges bordering Virginia. Heading into 
Friday morning short term models have the approaching cold front 
moving in a bit quick with showers and possible thunderstorms 
developing and moving into the area by 12z or just after on Friday 
morning. As of right now...timing and severity of any 
thunderstorms by Friday afternoon seem to the main forecast issue. 

By Friday...between 12z and 15z the bulk of the precipitation will begin 
moving through the area. Consensus of the models would suggest 
categorical probability of precipitation through the day. As the front begins to move 
through Friday afternoon...timing seems favorable for the peak 
heating of the day. In fact...a decent gradient is present with 
the front and model soundings have been indicating near 2000 j/kg 
cape. Some storms that develop at this juncture may be strong with 
some gusty winds the main threat Friday afternoon. 

Long term...(friday night through wednesday) 
issued at 359 am EDT Thursday Oct 8 2015 

The models are in pretty good agreement aloft for the extended 
portion of the forecast. They all depict a digging trough moving 
through the Ohio and Tennessee Valley at the start of the 
weekend...slightly stronger in the 00z European model (ecmwf) than the others. This 
will be followed by rising heights from the Southern Plains and the 
weakening of that to the east. Attention then turns to 
the next stronger wave that will be moving through the northern 
plains Sunday night. This feature sweeps into the Ohio Valley later 
Monday...strongest and slower in the Canadian model than the more 
similar GFS and European model (ecmwf). Will lean on the model consensus led by those 
non-Canadian models. After a period of lower heights...more zonal 
flow will establish itself over the region through the middle of 
next week. In general...the model consensus seemed reasonable for 
the bulk of the long term portion of the forecast. 

Sensible weather will feature a slowing cold front exiting east 
Kentucky from Friday night through Saturday morning. Cooler and dry 
weather follows for the rest of the weekend and into the start of 
the next week thanks to high pressure passing through the area. 
Decent upper level dynamics will then move into the Ohio Valley 
Monday evening and overnight with a round of convection 
anticipated...though limited by the relatively dry air in place 
throughout Kentucky. This front will provide another reinforcing 
shot of cool air to the state for Tuesday into Wednesday as this 
latest high pressure area dries US out. 

Mainly adjusted the forecast to account for ridge to valley 
temperature differences at night...particularly out ahead of the 
cold fronts. Also fine tuned the probability of precipitation to line up better with the 
expected frontal passage times. 


Aviation...(for the 12z tafs through 12z Friday morning) 
issued at 730 am EDT Thursday Oct 8 2015 

High pressure still hanging on over the area will continue through 
today. Cloud cover will begin to increase through the day in the 
upper levels and then some middle and lower level cloud cover by 
later tonight as a front begins to move into the area. Winds 
through the day and into tonight will be light but will begin to 
shift through to the south and southwest through the day and 


Jkl watches/warnings/advisories... 


short term...shallenberger 
long term...greif 

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