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Mouseover to pause!......Kentucky Short-term forecast... Western KY .TODAY...Partly sunny. Highs in the upper 70s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Central KY .TODAY...Partly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 70s. Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph. Eastern KY .TODAY...Warm. Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 80s. Southwest winds around 10 mph. ...The mission of the UK Agricultural Weather Program/Center is to provide educational resources through the development of agricultural weather products and services that minimize weather surprise to Kentucky residents relative to their agricultural needs... Detailed forecast information is available in your Precision Ag Weather forecast here... -=-=-=-=-=-=-=- ... -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- Long-range outlooks here.

Climate Narratives (1 day thru 180 days summaries) (Based on 24-hour period PM Obs.)

1-day Summary: Kentucky Climate Summary

Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period 04-21-2019 to 04-21-2019

Temperatures for the period averaged 54 degrees across the state which was 3 degrees cooler than normal and 6 degrees warmer than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 75 in the West to 63 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 4 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 7 degrees cooler than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 37 degrees in the West to 41 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 10 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 0 degrees from normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 78 degrees at MAYFIELD 6SW and the extreme low was 32 degrees at HARTFORD 3E.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.01 inches statewide which was 0.13 inches below normal and 7% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 0.00 inches, Central 0.02 inches, Bluegrass 0.01 inches and East 0.01 inches, which was 0.17, 0.12, 0.12 and 0.12 inches below normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.00 inches at ALEXANDRIA 5NW to a high of 0.07 inches at TRIANGLE MOUNTAIN.


3-day Summary: Kentucky Climate Summary

Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period 04-19-2019 to 04-21-2019

Temperatures for the period averaged 51 degrees across the state which was 6 degrees cooler than normal and 10 degrees cooler than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 62 in the West to 61 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 9 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 9 degrees cooler than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 41 degrees in the West to 46 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 6 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 5 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 78 degrees at MAYFIELD 6SW and the extreme low was 32 degrees at HARTFORD 3E.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 1.63 inches statewide which was 1.21 inches above normal and 386% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 1.72 inches, Central 2.13 inches, Bluegrass 1.79 inches and East 0.87 inches, which was 1.23, 1.71, 1.4 and 0.48 inches above normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.18 inches at CARBONDALE ASOS to a high of 3.66 inches at BRANDENBURG 4SW.


7-day Summary: Kentucky Climate Summary

Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period 04-15-2019 to 04-21-2019

Temperatures for the period averaged 56 degrees across the state which was 0 degrees from normal and 6 degrees cooler than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 67 in the West to 67 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 3 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 2 degrees cooler than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 46 degrees in the West to 46 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 1 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 5 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 85 degrees at BIG SANDY and the extreme low was 30 degrees at CARBONDALE ASOS.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 1.78 inches statewide which was 0.8 inches above normal and 181% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 2.25 inches, Central 2.20 inches, Bluegrass 1.79 inches and East 0.88 inches, which was 1.12, 1.21, 0.89 and -0.04 inches respectively from normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.40 inches at WILLIAMSBURG AWOS to a high of 3.84 inches at GREENVILLE 6N.


14-day Summary: Kentucky Climate Summary

Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period 04-08-2019 to 04-21-2019

Temperatures for the period averaged 59 degrees across the state which was 4 degrees warmer than normal and 8 degrees warmer than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 70 in the West to 71 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 1 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 3 degrees warmer than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 49 degrees in the West to 50 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 3 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 10 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 86 degrees at JACKSON AIRPORT and the extreme low was 30 degrees at CARBONDALE ASOS.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 3.38 inches statewide which was 1.38 inches above normal and 169% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 4.17 inches, Central 3.91 inches, Bluegrass 3.07 inches and East 2.36 inches, which was 1.88, 1.88, 1.24 and 0.49 inches above normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 1.44 inches at LOUISA 1S to a high of 5.54 inches at GREENVILLE 6N.


21-day Summary: Kentucky Climate Summary

Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period 04-01-2019 to 04-21-2019

Temperatures for the period averaged 57 degrees across the state which was 3 degrees warmer than normal and 18 degrees warmer than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 68 in the West to 69 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 0 degrees from normal in the West to 2 degrees warmer than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 47 degrees in the West to 47 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 2 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 8 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 86 degrees at JACKSON AIRPORT and the extreme low was 19 degrees at PIKEVILLE 13S.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 3.94 inches statewide which was 0.95 inches above normal and 132% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 4.56 inches, Central 4.70 inches, Bluegrass 3.64 inches and East 2.86 inches, which was 1.18, 1.64, 0.92 and 0.05 inches above normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 1.71 inches at BIG SANDY to a high of 5.99 inches at BRANDENBURG 4SW.


Month-to-date Summary: Kentucky Climate Summary

Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period 04-01-2019 to 04-21-2019

Temperatures for the period averaged 57 degrees across the state which was 3 degrees warmer than normal . High temperatures averaged from 68 in the West to 69 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 0 degrees from normal in the West to 2 degrees warmer than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 47 degrees in the West to 47 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 2 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 8 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 86 at JACKSON AIRPORT and the extreme low was 19 at PIKEVILLE 13S.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 3.94 inches statewide which was 0.95 inches above normal and 132% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 4.56 inches, Central 4.70 inches, Bluegrass 3.64 inches and East 2.86 inches, which was 1.18, 1.64, 0.92 and 0.05 inches above normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 1.71 inches at BIG SANDY to a high of 5.99 inches at BRANDENBURG 4SW.


30-day Summary: Kentucky Climate Summary

Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period 03-23-2019 to 04-21-2019

Temperatures for the period averaged 55 degrees across the state which was 2 degrees warmer than normal and 14 degrees warmer than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 66 in the West to 67 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 0 degrees from normal in the West to 2 degrees warmer than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 45 degrees in the West to 44 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 2 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 6 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 86 degrees at JACKSON AIRPORT and the extreme low was 19 degrees at PIKEVILLE 13S.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 5.04 inches statewide which was 0.72 inches above normal and 117% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 5.85 inches, Central 5.66 inches, Bluegrass 5.11 inches and East 3.55 inches, which was 1.05, 1.20, 1.20 and -0.55 inches respectively from normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 2.11 inches at BIG SANDY to a high of 7.61 inches at BRANDENBURG 4SW.


60-day Summary: Kentucky Climate Summary

Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period 02-21-2019 to 04-21-2019

Temperatures for the period averaged 48 degrees across the state which was 0 degrees from normal . High temperatures averaged from 59 in the West to 59 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 3 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 2 degrees cooler than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 39 degrees in the West to 39 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 0 degrees from normal in the West to 5 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 86 at JACKSON AIRPORT and the extreme low was 0 at MONTICELLO AWOS.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 9.43 inches statewide which was 0.87 inches above normal and 110% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 10.74 inches, Central 10.17 inches, Bluegrass 8.68 inches and East 8.11 inches, which was 1.36, 1.22, 0.97 and -0.10 inches respectively from normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 6.21 inches at TRIANGLE MOUNTAIN to a high of 13.82 inches at MURRAY 1W.


90-day Summary: Kentucky Climate Summary

Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period 01-22-2019 to 04-21-2019

Temperatures for the period averaged 45 degrees across the state which was 1 degrees warmer than normal . High temperatures averaged from 55 in the West to 56 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 2 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 0 degrees from normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 36 degrees in the West to 36 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 1 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 5 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 86 at JACKSON AIRPORT and the extreme low was -9 at BURLINGTON 4S.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 17.66 inches statewide which was 5.42 inches above normal and 144% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 20.11 inches, Central 18.98 inches, Bluegrass 15.78 inches and East 15.77 inches, which was 6.7, 6.04, 4.89 and 4.04 inches above normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 11.51 inches at TRIANGLE MOUNTAIN to a high of 26.00 inches at MURRAY 1W.


120-day Summary: Kentucky Climate Summary

Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period 12-23-2018 to 04-21-2019

Temperatures for the period averaged 44 degrees across the state which was 2 degrees warmer than normal . High temperatures averaged from 52 in the West to 54 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 1 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 1 degrees warmer than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 36 degrees in the West to 36 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 3 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 7 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 87 at PEABODY and the extreme low was -9 at BURLINGTON 4S.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 22.67 inches statewide which was 6.63 inches above normal and 141% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 24.84 inches, Central 24.34 inches, Bluegrass 20.44 inches and East 21.07 inches, which was 7.44, 7.33, 6.25 and 5.51 inches above normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 15.07 inches at TRIANGLE MOUNTAIN to a high of 31.68 inches at MURRAY 1W.


180-day Summary: Kentucky Climate Summary

Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period 10-24-2018 to 04-21-2019

Temperatures for the period averaged 44 degrees across the state which was 1 degrees warmer than normal . High temperatures averaged from 52 in the West to 53 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 2 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 1 degrees cooler than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 36 degrees in the West to 36 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 2 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 6 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 109 at LA GRANGE 6NW and the extreme low was -9 at BURLINGTON 4S.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 32.86 inches statewide which was 8.81 inches above normal and 137% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 35.22 inches, Central 34.45 inches, Bluegrass 30.51 inches and East 31.24 inches, which was 8.73, 8.93, 9.32 and 8.23 inches above normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 21.41 inches at TRIANGLE MOUNTAIN to a high of 42.81 inches at MURRAY 1W.

Ag Weather Center, Department of Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky