Monday, August19, 2019

Marine Weather and Tides
Hardinsburg, KY

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Sunrise 7:01AMSunset 8:33PM Monday August 19, 2019 11:50 PM EDT (03:50 UTC) Moonrise 9:59PMMoonset 9:42AM Illumination 79% Phase: Waning Gibbous; Moon at 19 days in cycle
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7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Hardinsburg, KY
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Area Discussion for - Louisville, KY
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national weather service louisville ky
731 pm edt Mon aug 19 2019

Updated aviation discussion...

Short term (this evening through Tuesday)
updated at 305 pm edt Mon aug 19 2019

Hot and muggy tomorrow with potential for strong to severe

it's another hot one out there. Obs coming in from southern indiana
and central kentucky show widespread low 90s, with a few areas
inching into the mid 90s in central kentucky. Dewpoints in the upper
60s and low 70s are pushing the heat indices into the low 100s. Some
very narrow mesoscale boundaries are showing up on satellite where
weak convergence has led to some towering CU and even a few short
lived showers and thunderstorms in central ky near the i-75
corridor. Expect coverage for the remainder of the afternoon to be
very isolated and mainly confined to central kentucky.

After the Sun GOES down, we should see the diurnal CU dissipate and
give way to mostly clear skies. Expect most of the overnight hours
to remain dry, though a few models hint at some isolated showers and
storms developing in our northern tier of southern indiana counties
close to sunrise. Will keep the forecast dry for now, but something
to potentially watch.

Any showers and storms that develop to our north should dissipate by
mid morning. Another hot and muggy day looks to be in store, though
we could be dealing with some potentially stormy weather in the late
afternoon. Many models are in excellent agreement of an MCS bowing
segment developing in iowa during the early morning hours tomorrow
and progressively tracking through the midwest into the ohio valley
during the daytime hours. The environment ahead of this system will
be supportive of severe weather in the midwest, though some
uncertainty exists on its severity by the time it arrives into our
region. Most models bring it into southern indiana by about 21z
during peak heating instability, which theoretically would be a
favorable time for storm severity... But a few of the high-res
models actually weaken the line of convection as it enters southern
indiana. Given the environment in place, would tend to think that
the line would still pack a punch when it arrives. The main threats
would be damaging wind gusts, though large hail would be possible in
some of the more discrete cells ahead of the line or stronger
embedded cells within the line. As it progresses into central
kentucky, it should weaken as daytime heating is lost and the
nocturnal inversion transitions the convection from surface based to
elevated. The SPC day 2 outlook looks to cover the threat well in
our area, though would not be surprised to see some of the higher
probabilities expanded southeastward in future updates.

Long term (Tuesday night through Monday)
updated at 255 pm edt Mon aug 19 2019
unsettled weather is expected for much of the mid-week period as a
broad upper trof digs into the great lakes and much of the eastern
conus. A series of disturbances will bring multiple rounds of
showers and thunderstorms, but the specific timing remains a bit
uncertain. Still look for the best chance of precip to be Wednesday
night and Thursday as a sfc boundary hangs up over the ohio valley.

Not too impressed with svr potential in this time frame, but slow
storm motion and an increasingly juicy atmosphere will support a
threat for at least localized flooding.

The front is slow to depart Thursday night Friday, so we'll hang on
to chance pops in this time frame. Will carry the highest chances
across south central kentucky as the deeper moisture and forcing
start to be suppressed.

For the weekend, the medium-range models continue to dry out with
each run, as upper trofiness and sfc high pressure over the great
lakes start to win out. However, the in-house model consensus hangs
on to solid chance pops all weekend. Given the lack of QPF in the
models and the ongoing drought, will write this off to too many
older wet solutions going into the blend. Will limit pops to a
diurnally-driven 20-30% chance, mainly focused across south-central

Wednesday appears to be the last hot day for a while as the
southeast CONUS ridge really starts to break down from there. The
weekend will feature temps several degrees below normal, and with
dewpoints dropping down to near 60, Saturday in particular could
turn into real chamber of commerce weather, especially in indiana
and northern kentucky.

Aviation (00z TAF issuance)
updated at 730 pm edt Mon aug 19 2019
vfr conditions are expected for much of the TAF period with sfc high
pressure and upper level ridging over the region. The next taf
concern will come tomorrow afternoon evening as a complex of storms
dives southeast into southern in central ky. MVFR conditions and
gusty winds can be expected with any t-storms tomorrow. Winds are
expected to become light vrb or westerly overnight. SW winds 6-8 kts
are expected for tomorrow.

Lmk watches warnings advisories
In... None.

Ky... None.

Short term... Dm
long term... Ras
aviation... Ams

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Fort Knox, KY34 mi1.9 hrsW 310.00 miFair78°F72°F82%1017.1 hPa

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