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Mouseover to pause!......Kentucky Short-term forecast... Western KY .TODAY...Showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning, then partly sunny in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 60s. South winds around 20 mph with gusts to around 35 mph. Chance of precipitation near 100 percent. Central KY .TODAY...Partly cloudy in the morning, then cloudy with showers and chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 60s. South winds 15 to 20 mph. Chance of precipitation 80 percent. Eastern KY .TODAY...Warm. Mostly sunny in the morning, then cloudy with a chance of showers in the afternoon. Showers and a chance of thunderstorms late. Highs in the mid 60s. South winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain 80 percent. ...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 01-20-2018 to 01-20-2018

Temperatures for the period averaged 44 degrees across the state which was 11 degrees warmer than normal and 28 degrees warmer than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 49 in the West to 55 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 6 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 12 degrees warmer than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 35 degrees in the West to 32 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 10 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 10 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 60 degrees at BURKESVILLE 3W and the extreme low was 21 degrees at JACKSON 3SE.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.00 inches statewide which was 0.12 inches below normal and 0% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 0.00 inches, Central 0.00 inches, Bluegrass 0.00 inches and East 0.00 inches, which was 0.13, 0.13, 0.1 and 0.12 inches below normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.00 inches at ALBANY 1N to a high of 0.00 inches at ALBANY 1N.


3-day Summary: Kentucky Climate Summary

Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period 01-18-2018 to 01-20-2018

Temperatures for the period averaged 30 degrees across the state which was 3 degrees cooler than normal and 16 degrees warmer than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 41 in the West to 44 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 2 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 1 degrees warmer than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 19 degrees in the West to 17 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 6 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 6 degrees cooler than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 60 degrees at BURKESVILLE 3W and the extreme low was -6 degrees at MONTICELLO AWOS.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.01 inches statewide which was 0.34 inches below normal and 3% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 0.00 inches, Central 0.00 inches, Bluegrass 0.00 inches and East 0.03 inches, which was 0.37, 0.38, 0.3 and 0.33 inches below normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.00 inches at ALBANY 1N to a high of 0.16 inches at PEABODY.


7-day Summary: Kentucky Climate Summary

Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period 01-14-2018 to 01-20-2018

Temperatures for the period averaged 22 degrees across the state which was 11 degrees cooler than normal and 16 degrees cooler than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 30 in the West to 34 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 13 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 9 degrees cooler than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 13 degrees in the West to 12 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 12 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 11 degrees cooler than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 60 degrees at BURKESVILLE 3W and the extreme low was -17 degrees at MONTICELLO AWOS.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.15 inches statewide which was 0.69 inches below normal and 18% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 0.15 inches, Central 0.15 inches, Bluegrass 0.16 inches and East 0.16 inches, which was 0.73, 0.74, 0.56 and 0.7 inches below normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.01 inches at FORT CAMPBELL to a high of 0.43 inches at JACKSON AIRPORT.


14-day Summary: Kentucky Climate Summary

Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period 01-07-2018 to 01-20-2018

Temperatures for the period averaged 30 degrees across the state which was 3 degrees cooler than normal and 8 degrees warmer than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 38 in the West to 42 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 5 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 1 degrees cooler than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 22 degrees in the West to 21 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 3 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 2 degrees cooler than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 74 degrees at LOUISA 1S and the extreme low was -17 degrees at MONTICELLO AWOS.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 1.43 inches statewide which was 0.28 inches below normal and 83% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 2.25 inches, Central 1.18 inches, Bluegrass 1.22 inches and East 1.06 inches, which was 0.45, -0.64, -0.25 and -0.71 inches respectively from normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.15 inches at MONTICELLO AWOS to a high of 3.86 inches at CINCINNATI.


21-day Summary: Kentucky Climate Summary

Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period 12-31-2017 to 01-20-2018

Temperatures for the period averaged 24 degrees across the state which was 10 degrees cooler than normal and 20 degrees cooler than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 33 in the West to 35 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 10 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 9 degrees cooler than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 17 degrees in the West to 16 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 9 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 7 degrees cooler than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 74 degrees at LOUISA 1S and the extreme low was -17 degrees at MONTICELLO AWOS.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 1.43 inches statewide which was 1.18 inches below normal and 55% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 2.25 inches, Central 1.19 inches, Bluegrass 1.22 inches and East 1.07 inches, which was 0.48, 1.6, 1.03 and 1.6 inches below normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.15 inches at MONTICELLO AWOS to a high of 3.86 inches at CINCINNATI.


Month-to-date Summary: Kentucky Climate Summary

Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period 01-01-2018 to 01-20-2018

Temperatures for the period averaged 25 degrees across the state which was 8 degrees cooler than normal . High temperatures averaged from 33 in the West to 36 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 10 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 8 degrees cooler than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 17 degrees in the West to 16 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 9 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 7 degrees cooler than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 74 at LOUISA 1S and the extreme low was -17 at MONTICELLO AWOS.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 1.43 inches statewide which was 1.05 inches below normal and 58% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 2.25 inches, Central 1.19 inches, Bluegrass 1.22 inches and East 1.07 inches, which was 0.35, 1.46, 0.91 and 1.47 inches below normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.15 inches at MONTICELLO AWOS to a high of 3.86 inches at CINCINNATI.


30-day Summary: Kentucky Climate Summary

Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period 12-22-2017 to 01-20-2018

Temperatures for the period averaged 26 degrees across the state which was 8 degrees cooler than normal and 16 degrees cooler than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 34 in the West to 36 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 10 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 8 degrees cooler than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 19 degrees in the West to 19 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 7 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 5 degrees cooler than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 74 degrees at LOUISA 1S and the extreme low was -17 degrees at MONTICELLO AWOS.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 3.56 inches statewide which was 0.26 inches below normal and 93% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 4.43 inches, Central 3.73 inches, Bluegrass 2.89 inches and East 3.19 inches, which was 0.42, -0.37, -0.43 and -0.65 inches respectively from normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.15 inches at MONTICELLO AWOS to a high of 5.86 inches at MURRAY 1W.


60-day Summary: Kentucky Climate Summary

Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period 11-22-2017 to 01-20-2018

Temperatures for the period averaged 34 degrees across the state which was 3 degrees cooler than normal . High temperatures averaged from 44 in the West to 44 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 3 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 4 degrees cooler than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 26 degrees in the West to 25 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 3 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 2 degrees cooler than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 74 at LOUISA 1S and the extreme low was -17 at MONTICELLO AWOS.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 4.31 inches statewide which was 3.97 inches below normal and 52% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 5.30 inches, Central 4.51 inches, Bluegrass 3.59 inches and East 3.85 inches, which was 3.74, 4.39, 3.56 and 4.17 inches below normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.35 inches at MONTICELLO AWOS to a high of 7.40 inches at MURRAY 1W.


90-day Summary: Kentucky Climate Summary

Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period 10-23-2017 to 01-20-2018

Temperatures for the period averaged 39 degrees across the state which was 3 degrees cooler than normal . High temperatures averaged from 48 in the West to 49 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 5 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 4 degrees cooler than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 31 degrees in the West to 30 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 2 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 0 degrees from normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 81 at BOWLING GREEN APT and the extreme low was -17 at MONTICELLO AWOS.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 8.51 inches statewide which was 3.29 inches below normal and 72% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 9.63 inches, Central 8.69 inches, Bluegrass 8.28 inches and East 7.43 inches, which was 3.44, 3.87, 2.01 and 3.83 inches below normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 3.30 inches at MONTICELLO AWOS to a high of 12.32 inches at CINCINNATI.


120-day Summary: Kentucky Climate Summary

Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period 09-23-2017 to 01-20-2018

Temperatures for the period averaged 46 degrees across the state which was 1 degrees cooler than normal . High temperatures averaged from 56 in the West to 56 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 2 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 2 degrees cooler than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 37 degrees in the West to 36 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 0 degrees from normal in the West to 2 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 104 at BOONEVILLE 2S and the extreme low was -17 at MONTICELLO AWOS.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 11.69 inches statewide which was 3.41 inches below normal and 77% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 13.02 inches, Central 11.93 inches, Bluegrass 11.53 inches and East 10.28 inches, which was 3.47, 4.1, 1.84 and 4.22 inches below normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 5.43 inches at MONTICELLO AWOS to a high of 20.85 inches at GREENVILLE 6N.


180-day Summary: Kentucky Climate Summary

Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period 07-25-2017 to 01-20-2018

Temperatures for the period averaged 54 degrees across the state which was 2 degrees cooler than normal . High temperatures averaged from 65 in the West to 64 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 3 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 3 degrees cooler than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 46 degrees in the West to 44 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 0 degrees from normal in the West to 1 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 104 at BOONEVILLE 2S and the extreme low was -17 at MONTICELLO AWOS.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 21.27 inches statewide which was 1.14 inches below normal and 95% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 20.75 inches, Central 23.26 inches, Bluegrass 20.48 inches and East 20.60 inches, which was -2.71, -0.34, 0.03 and -1.55 inches respectively from normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 10.28 inches at POPLAR BLUFF ASOS to a high of 31.06 inches at GREENVILLE 6N.

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