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Mouseover to pause!......Kentucky Short-term forecast... Western KY .TONIGHT...Cloudy. Areas of freezing drizzle in the evening, then a chance of rain...possibly mixed with freezing rain and freezing drizzle after midnight. Lows around 30. East winds around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation 40 percent. Central KY .TONIGHT...Mostly clear in the evening, then mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain after midnight. Lows in the lower 30s. East winds 5 to 10 mph. Eastern KY .TONIGHT...Mostly cloudy in the evening, then a 20 percent chance of rain near dawn. Lows in the lower 30s. Light winds. ...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 02-15-2019 to 02-15-2019

Temperatures for the period averaged 45 degrees across the state which was 8 degrees warmer than normal and 6 degrees warmer than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 52 in the West to 56 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 3 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 7 degrees warmer than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 30 degrees in the West to 43 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 1 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 18 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 59 degrees at BARBOURVILLE 3E and the extreme low was 24 degrees at CARBONDALE ASOS.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.04 inches statewide which was 0.09 inches below normal and 31% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 0.10 inches, Central 0.04 inches, Bluegrass 0.00 inches and East 0.01 inches, which was 0.04, 0.1, 0.11 and 0.11 inches below normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.00 inches at ALEXANDRIA 5NW to a high of 0.43 inches at BOWLING GREEN 4E.


3-day Summary: Kentucky Climate Summary

Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period 02-13-2019 to 02-15-2019

Temperatures for the period averaged 42 degrees across the state which was 4 degrees warmer than normal and 4 degrees warmer than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 51 in the West to 52 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 2 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 4 degrees warmer than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 34 degrees in the West to 34 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 6 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 9 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 62 degrees at FRANKFORT and the extreme low was 24 degrees at CARBONDALE ASOS.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.04 inches statewide which was 0.35 inches below normal and 10% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 0.10 inches, Central 0.04 inches, Bluegrass 0.00 inches and East 0.01 inches, which was 0.33, 0.38, 0.33 and 0.35 inches below normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.00 inches at ALEXANDRIA 5NW to a high of 0.43 inches at BOWLING GREEN 4E.


7-day Summary: Kentucky Climate Summary

Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period 02-09-2019 to 02-15-2019

Temperatures for the period averaged 40 degrees across the state which was 4 degrees warmer than normal and 12 degrees cooler than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 48 in the West to 49 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 0 degrees from normal in the West to 1 degrees warmer than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 33 degrees in the West to 33 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 5 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 8 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 65 degrees at WHITESBURG 2NW and the extreme low was 12 degrees at BURLINGTON 4S.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 2.47 inches statewide which was 1.56 inches above normal and 273% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 3.29 inches, Central 2.71 inches, Bluegrass 2.20 inches and East 1.68 inches, which was 2.28, 1.72, 1.42 and 0.84 inches above normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 1.13 inches at SOMERSET AWOS to a high of 5.04 inches at MURRAY 1W.


14-day Summary: Kentucky Climate Summary

Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period 02-02-2019 to 02-15-2019

Temperatures for the period averaged 46 degrees across the state which was 10 degrees warmer than normal and 16 degrees warmer than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 53 in the West to 56 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 6 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 9 degrees warmer than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 37 degrees in the West to 38 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 10 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 14 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 76 degrees at BOONEVILLE 2S and the extreme low was 12 degrees at BURLINGTON 4S.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 4.67 inches statewide which was 2.9 inches above normal and 263% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 5.95 inches, Central 5.15 inches, Bluegrass 4.09 inches and East 3.48 inches, which was 3.99, 3.21, 2.56 and 1.81 inches above normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 2.55 inches at MT STERLING AWOS to a high of 8.41 inches at MURRAY 1W.


21-day Summary: Kentucky Climate Summary

Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period 01-26-2019 to 02-15-2019

Temperatures for the period averaged 40 degrees across the state which was 5 degrees warmer than normal and 2 degrees warmer than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 48 in the West to 50 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 2 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 4 degrees warmer than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 32 degrees in the West to 32 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 6 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 9 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 76 degrees at BOONEVILLE 2S and the extreme low was -9 degrees at BURLINGTON 4S.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 4.75 inches statewide which was 2.17 inches above normal and 184% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 6.04 inches, Central 5.23 inches, Bluegrass 4.20 inches and East 3.55 inches, which was 3.23, 2.43, 1.97 and 1.09 inches above normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 2.62 inches at MONTICELLO AWOS to a high of 8.59 inches at MURRAY 1W.


Month-to-date Summary: Kentucky Climate Summary

Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period 02-01-2019 to 02-15-2019

Temperatures for the period averaged 45 degrees across the state which was 10 degrees warmer than normal . High temperatures averaged from 53 in the West to 55 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 6 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 8 degrees warmer than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 36 degrees in the West to 37 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 9 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 13 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 76 at BOONEVILLE 2S and the extreme low was 12 at BURLINGTON 4S.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 4.69 inches statewide which was 2.79 inches above normal and 247% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 5.98 inches, Central 5.16 inches, Bluegrass 4.12 inches and East 3.49 inches, which was 3.89, 3.09, 2.48 and 1.7 inches above normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 2.57 inches at BIG SANDY to a high of 8.48 inches at MURRAY 1W.


30-day Summary: Kentucky Climate Summary

Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period 01-17-2019 to 02-15-2019

Temperatures for the period averaged 38 degrees across the state which was 4 degrees warmer than normal and 2 degrees cooler than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 46 in the West to 48 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 30 degrees in the West to 30 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 4 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 7 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 76 degrees at BOONEVILLE 2S and the extreme low was -9 degrees at BURLINGTON 4S.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 7.23 inches statewide which was 3.6 inches above normal and 199% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 8.43 inches, Central 7.73 inches, Bluegrass 6.54 inches and East 6.24 inches, which was 4.5, 3.81, 3.4 and 2.71 inches above normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 4.67 inches at TRIANGLE MOUNTAIN to a high of 11.58 inches at MURRAY 1W.


60-day Summary: Kentucky Climate Summary

Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period 12-18-2018 to 02-15-2019

Temperatures for the period averaged 39 degrees across the state which was 4 degrees warmer than normal . High temperatures averaged from 47 in the West to 48 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 2 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 3 degrees warmer than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 32 degrees in the West to 32 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 6 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 8 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 11.64 inches statewide which was 4.11 inches above normal and 155% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 11.98 inches, Central 12.45 inches, Bluegrass 10.75 inches and East 11.37 inches, which was 3.93, 4.32, 4.22 and 3.96 inches above normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 7.88 inches at TRIANGLE MOUNTAIN to a high of 15.53 inches at ALBANY 1N.


90-day Summary: Kentucky Climate Summary

Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period 11-18-2018 to 02-15-2019

Temperatures for the period averaged 40 degrees across the state which was 3 degrees warmer than normal . High temperatures averaged from 47 in the West to 48 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 0 degrees from normal in the West to 1 degrees warmer than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 33 degrees in the West to 33 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 4 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 7 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 88 at PEABODY and the extreme low was -9 at BURLINGTON 4S.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 15.40 inches statewide which was 3.41 inches above normal and 128% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 16.15 inches, Central 15.97 inches, Bluegrass 14.17 inches and East 15.30 inches, which was 3.04, 3.05, 3.8 and 3.72 inches above normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 10.19 inches at TRIANGLE MOUNTAIN to a high of 20.25 inches at MURRAY 1W.


120-day Summary: Kentucky Climate Summary

Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period 10-19-2018 to 02-15-2019

Temperatures for the period averaged 42 degrees across the state which was 1 degrees warmer than normal . High temperatures averaged from 49 in the West to 50 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 35 degrees in the West to 34 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 3 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 5 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 21.24 inches statewide which was 5.89 inches above normal and 138% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 22.40 inches, Central 21.97 inches, Bluegrass 20.13 inches and East 20.47 inches, which was 5.46, 5.59, 6.74 and 5.79 inches above normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 13.88 inches at TRIANGLE MOUNTAIN to a high of 26.76 inches at WHITLEY CITY 3N.


180-day Summary: Kentucky Climate Summary

Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period 08-20-2018 to 02-15-2019

Temperatures for the period averaged 52 degrees across the state which was 2 degrees warmer than normal . High temperatures averaged from 60 in the West to 60 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 1 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 1 degrees cooler than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 44 degrees in the West to 44 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 4 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 7 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 31.95 inches statewide which was 9.8 inches above normal and 144% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 30.72 inches, Central 32.59 inches, Bluegrass 32.94 inches and East 31.57 inches, which was 7.08, 8.94, 13.16 and 10.06 inches above normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 23.75 inches at OWENSBORO AWSS to a high of 39.58 inches at WHITLEY CITY 3N.

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