dewpoints higher than expected today

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dewpoints today are in the 75-79 range allowing for an even higher projected max heat index. heat index values should range from 103 in the northeast to 112 in the Bowling green and Louisville metro regions. An excessive heat warning is in effect for most of the region.

current heat index

from the ky mesonet

allow extreme caution when outside today.

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2 Responses to “dewpoints higher than expected today”

  1. mitchg Says:

    areas along the ky/oh/wv line from cincy to ashland may get clipped by a cluster of storms with some gusty winds chances are less than 50%.

  2. mitchg Says:

    …A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR NORTHWESTERN
    PIKE AND EASTERN FLOYD COUNTIES UNTIL 400 PM EDT…

    AT 319 PM EDT…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
    SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING WALNUT SIZE HAIL…AND
    DESTRUCTIVE WINDS IN EXCESS OF 70 MPH. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR
    COAL RUN…OR 6 MILES NORTH OF PIKEVILLE. MOVEMENT WAS NEARLY
    STATIONARY.

    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN JACKSON KY HAS ISSUED A

    * FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR…
    EAST CENTRAL FLOYD COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST KENTUCKY…
    NORTHERN PIKE COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST KENTUCKY…

    * UNTIL 830 PM EDT

    * AT 244 PM EDT…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED
    THUNDERSTORMS WITH VERY HEAVY RAINFALL TRAINING ACROSS THE
    WARNED AREA. DOPPLER RADAR ESTIMATES THAT AS MUCH AS TWO INCHES OF
    RAIN HAVING FALLEN NEAR GULNARE IN THE PAST HALF HOUR…WITH ONE
    TO TWO INCHES HAVING FALLEN ACROSS MUCH OF THE WARNED AREA.
    RAINFALL OF AS MUCH AS TWO TO THREE INCHES COULD FALL IN THE NEXT
    HOUR AND A HALF ACROSS PARTS OF THE WARNED AREA…EPSECIALLY
    NEAR GULNARE…ZEBULON AND META.

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