Drought Conditions Continue

Cody's Corner

Fall 2016 has featured nothing but extremes; record setting temps in October and now bone dry conditions in November. The warm, dry weather looks to continue through the rest of the week with a chance for some much needed rain Friday night.

Here is a look at a few maps from the US Drought Monitor showing almost all of Kentucky experiencing drought conditions and even parts of Southern Indiana.

  • Yellow: Abnormally Dry
  • Light Brown: Moderate Drought
  • Orange: Severe Drought

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Overall the weather this past week has been typical of Mid-November with cold frosty mornings and mild afternoons. This week will be even warmer with temperatures nearing record territory again by Friday. The map below from the SPC shows a trough of low pressure over the Eastern US while a ridge of high pressure is over the West. This ridge will move over the Ohio Valley during the next couple days…

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