Benton, KY

4:07 PM CDT on August 20, 2019 (GMT -0500)
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Elev 456 ft 36.85 °N, 88.35 °W | Updated 1 minute ago

Partly Cloudy
Partly Cloudy
95.8 °F
Feels Like 113 °F
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0
Wind Variable Wind from WNW
Gusts 1.0 mph

Today
High -- | Low -- °F
--% Chance of Precip.
Yesterday
High -- | Low -- °F
Precip. -- in
Pressure 30.02 in
Visibility 10.0 miles
Clouds Few 4900 ft
Heat Index 113 °F
Dew Point 78 °F
Humidity 57%
Rainfall 0.00 in
Snow Depth Not available.
6:14 AM 7:38 PM
Waning Gibbous, 76% visible
METAR KCEY 202055Z AUTO 23008KT 10SM FEW049 35/22 A3002 RMK AO1
Pressure 30.02 in
Visibility 10.0 miles
Clouds Few 4900 ft
Heat Index 113 °F
Dew Point 78 °F
Humidity 57%
Rainfall 0.00 in
Snow Depth Not available.
6:14 AM 7:38 PM
Waning Gibbous, 76% visible
METAR KCEY 202055Z AUTO 23008KT 10SM FEW049 35/22 A3002 RMK AO1

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Severe Thunderstorm Watch
Issued: 3:57 PM CDT Aug. 20, 2019 – National Weather Service

Severe Thunderstorm Watch 604 remains in effect until 800 PM CDT

KY
. Kentucky counties included are

Adair Allen Anderson
Ballard Barren Bourbon
Boyle Breckinridge Bullitt
Butler Caldwell Carlisle
Casey Clark Clinton
Crittenden Cumberland Daviess
Edmonson Fayette Franklin
Fulton Garrard Graves
Grayson green Hancock
Hardin Harrison Hart
Henderson Henry Hickman
Hopkins Jefferson Jessamine
LaRue Lincoln Livingston
Logan Lyon McCracken
McLean Madison Marion
Marshall Meade Mercer
Metcalfe Monroe Muhlenberg
Nelson Nicholas Ohio
Oldham Russell Scott
Shelby Simpson Spencer
Taylor Trimble Union
Warren Washington Webster
Woodford




Special Statement
Issued: 3:31 PM CDT Aug. 20, 2019 – National Weather Service

At 330 PM, a band of strong thunderstorms extended from near
Marble Hill and Cape Girardeau Missouri, to Metropolis Illinois to
Calhoun Kentucky. Movement was south, southeast up to 30 mph.
Numerous reports of 35 to 55 mph winds, with isolated gusts to 60
mph have been received, resulting in isolated wind damage, mainly
down tree limbs, and isolated utility issues.

The storms will continue southward through 430 PM, and affect
areas from Greenville Missouri to Cairo Illinois, and in west
Kentucky from around Paducah east to Madisonville and Greenville.
Again, minor tree damage and isolated power outages may result
from the strong winds.

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect until 800 PM. Continue
to monitor NOAA Weather Radio or local media for the latest on
this weather situation.


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331 PM CDT Tue Aug 20 2019

At 330 PM, a band of strong thunderstorms extended from near
Marble Hill and Cape Girardeau Missouri, to Metropolis Illinois to
Calhoun Kentucky. Movement was south, southeast up to 30 mph.
Numerous reports of 35 to 55 mph winds, with isolated gusts to 60
mph have been received, resulting in isolated wind damage, mainly
down tree limbs, and isolated utility issues.

The storms will continue southward through 430 PM, and affect
areas from Greenville Missouri to Cairo Illinois, and in west
Kentucky from around Paducah east to Madisonville and Greenville.
Again, minor tree damage and isolated power outages may result
from the strong winds.

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect until 800 PM. Continue
to monitor NOAA Weather Radio or local media for the latest on
this weather situation.


08

254 PM CDT Tue Aug 20 2019

... Hot and humid conditions expected again Wednesday...

High temperatures in the lower 90s are forecast on Wednesday.
Factor in the extreme humidity, and it will feel like it is 100
degrees or greater. The worst conditions are expected over
southeast Missouri and The Purchase area of western Kentucky.

There is potential for scattered showers and thunderstorms to
develop on Wednesday. If showers and storms develop, the clouds
may help keep high temperatures down a couple of degrees or more.
If we do not see much cloud development, a heat advisory might be
issued for part or all of the area.

The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will create
a situation in which heat illnesses are possible. Drink plenty of
fluids, take frequent breaks in the shade or air-conditioning,
and wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when possible.

Try to reschedule strenuous activities to the early morning or
evening. Check up on relatives and neighbors. Make sure outdoor
pets have an adequate supply of fresh water.



254 PM CDT Tue Aug 20 2019

... Hot and humid conditions expected again Wednesday...

High temperatures in the lower 90s are forecast on Wednesday.
Factor in the extreme humidity, and it will feel like it is 100
degrees or greater. The worst conditions are expected over
southeast Missouri and The Purchase area of western Kentucky.

There is potential for scattered showers and thunderstorms to
develop on Wednesday. If showers and storms develop, the clouds
may help keep high temperatures down a couple of degrees or more.
If we do not see much cloud development, a heat advisory might be
issued for part or all of the area.

The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will create
a situation in which heat illnesses are possible. Drink plenty of
fluids, take frequent breaks in the shade or air-conditioning,
and wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when possible.

Try to reschedule strenuous activities to the early morning or
evening. Check up on relatives and neighbors. Make sure outdoor
pets have an adequate supply of fresh water.