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Mouseover to pause!......Kentucky Short-term forecast... Western KY .TODAY...Showers in the morning, then showers likely and a slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 70s. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 90 percent. Central KY ...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON... .REST OF TODAY...Showers late in the morning, then showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Some thunderstorms may produce heavy rainfall in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 70s. Southeast winds 5 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation near 100 percent. Eastern KY ...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING... .REST OF TODAY...Showers likely and a slight chance of thunderstorms early, then showers and a chance of thunderstorms during the afternoon. Some thunderstorms may produce heavy rainfall early. Some thunderstorms may produce heavy rainfall during the afternoon. Highs in the mid 70s. Light winds. 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 09-23-2018 to 09-23-2018

Temperatures for the period averaged 66 degrees across the state which was 0 degrees from normal and 8 degrees cooler than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 70 in the West to 69 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 62 degrees in the West to 63 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 6 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 10 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 76 degrees at YELLOW CREEK and the extreme low was 57 degrees at ALEXANDRIA 5NW.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 1.02 inches statewide which was 0.9 inches above normal and 850% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 0.57 inches, Central 1.04 inches, Bluegrass 1.23 inches and East 1.23 inches, which was 0.45, 0.91, 1.12 and 1.11 inches above normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.00 inches at CARBONDALE ASOS to a high of 3.03 inches at CARLISLE 5SW.


3-day Summary: Kentucky Climate Summary

Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period 09-21-2018 to 09-23-2018

Temperatures for the period averaged 70 degrees across the state which was 3 degrees warmer than normal and 10 degrees cooler than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 78 in the West to 76 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 65 degrees in the West to 66 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 94 degrees at CADIZ 4SW and the extreme low was 57 degrees at ALEXANDRIA 5NW.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 1.75 inches statewide which was 1.39 inches above normal and 486% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 1.45 inches, Central 2.06 inches, Bluegrass 1.80 inches and East 1.68 inches, which was 1.09, 1.66, 1.47 and 1.33 inches above normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.16 inches at CINCINNATI to a high of 5.14 inches at MUNFORDVILLE 6E.


7-day Summary: Kentucky Climate Summary

Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period 09-17-2018 to 09-23-2018

Temperatures for the period averaged 75 degrees across the state which was 8 degrees warmer than normal and 4 degrees warmer than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 86 in the West to 81 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 5 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 2 degrees warmer than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 66 degrees in the West to 67 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 99 degrees at MADISONVILLE 4S and the extreme low was 57 degrees at ALEXANDRIA 5NW.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 2.19 inches statewide which was 1.36 inches above normal and 263% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 1.48 inches, Central 2.29 inches, Bluegrass 2.46 inches and East 2.52 inches, which was 0.63, 1.38, 1.71 and 1.7 inches above normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.29 inches at EVANSVILLE ASOS to a high of 5.20 inches at MUNFORDVILLE 6E.


14-day Summary: Kentucky Climate Summary

Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period 09-10-2018 to 09-23-2018

Temperatures for the period averaged 73 degrees across the state which was 4 degrees warmer than normal and 6 degrees cooler than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 84 in the West to 80 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 2 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 0 degrees from normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 64 degrees in the West to 66 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 6 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 10 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 99 degrees at MADISONVILLE 4S and the extreme low was 52 degrees at CALHOUN 5NW.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 2.35 inches statewide which was 0.68 inches above normal and 140% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 1.49 inches, Central 2.32 inches, Bluegrass 2.52 inches and East 3.07 inches, which was -0.21, 0.47, 1.01 and 1.43 inches respectively from normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.32 inches at EVANSVILLE ASOS to a high of 5.21 inches at MUNFORDVILLE 6E.


21-day Summary: Kentucky Climate Summary

Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period 09-03-2018 to 09-23-2018

Temperatures for the period averaged 75 degrees across the state which was 5 degrees warmer than normal and no change to the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 85 in the West to 83 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 2 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 2 degrees warmer than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 66 degrees in the West to 67 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 6 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 10 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 99 degrees at MADISONVILLE 4S and the extreme low was 52 degrees at CALHOUN 5NW.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 4.86 inches statewide which was 2.4 inches above normal and 198% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 3.37 inches, Central 3.99 inches, Bluegrass 7.12 inches and East 4.97 inches, which was 0.93, 1.27, 4.88 and 2.54 inches above normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 1.31 inches at EDMONTON 5W to a high of 11.97 inches at OWINGSVILLE 4S.


Month-to-date Summary: Kentucky Climate Summary

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

Temperatures for the period averaged 75 degrees across the state which was 4 degrees warmer than normal . High temperatures averaged from 86 in the West to 83 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 2 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 1 degrees warmer than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 66 degrees in the West to 67 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 6 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 10 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 99 at MADISONVILLE 4S and the extreme low was 52 at CALHOUN 5NW.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 5.09 inches statewide which was 2.41 inches above normal and 190% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 3.38 inches, Central 4.04 inches, Bluegrass 7.53 inches and East 5.41 inches, which was 0.74, 1.09, 5.07 and 2.76 inches above normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 1.32 inches at EDMONTON 5W to a high of 12.70 inches at OWINGSVILLE 4S.


30-day Summary: Kentucky Climate Summary

Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period 08-25-2018 to 09-23-2018

Temperatures for the period averaged 76 degrees across the state which was 4 degrees warmer than normal and 2 degrees warmer than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 87 in the West to 84 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 2 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 2 degrees warmer than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 67 degrees in the West to 67 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 99 degrees at MADISONVILLE 4S and the extreme low was 52 degrees at CALHOUN 5NW.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 5.56 inches statewide which was 2.14 inches above normal and 163% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 3.82 inches, Central 4.74 inches, Bluegrass 7.83 inches and East 5.85 inches, which was 0.51, 1.01, 4.64 and 2.41 inches above normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 1.37 inches at EDMONTON 5W to a high of 12.81 inches at OWINGSVILLE 4S.


60-day Summary: Kentucky Climate Summary

Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period 07-26-2018 to 09-23-2018

Temperatures for the period averaged 75 degrees across the state which was 2 degrees warmer than normal . High temperatures averaged from 86 in the West to 84 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 1 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 0 degrees from normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 67 degrees in the West to 66 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 99 at MADISONVILLE 4S and the extreme low was 49 at MCKEE 5S.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 10.24 inches statewide which was 2.94 inches above normal and 140% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 7.10 inches, Central 9.75 inches, Bluegrass 14.44 inches and East 9.67 inches, which was 0.14, 2.19, 7.39 and 2.05 inches above normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 3.49 inches at MORGANFIELD 4E to a high of 19.62 inches at OWINGSVILLE 4S.


90-day Summary: Kentucky Climate Summary

Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period 06-26-2018 to 09-23-2018

Temperatures for the period averaged 76 degrees across the state which was 2 degrees warmer than normal . High temperatures averaged from 87 in the West to 84 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 0 degrees from normal in the West to 1 degrees cooler than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 68 degrees in the West to 66 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 99 at MADISONVILLE 4S and the extreme low was 49 at MCKEE 5S.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 14.88 inches statewide which was 3.37 inches above normal and 129% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 10.62 inches, Central 14.84 inches, Bluegrass 19.30 inches and East 14.74 inches, which was -0.47, 3.04, 8.13 and 2.76 inches respectively from normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 5.38 inches at MORGANFIELD 4E to a high of 25.05 inches at OWINGSVILLE 4S.


120-day Summary: Kentucky Climate Summary

Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period 05-27-2018 to 09-23-2018

Temperatures for the period averaged 76 degrees across the state which was 2 degrees warmer than normal . High temperatures averaged from 87 in the West to 84 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 0 degrees from normal in the West to 0 degrees from normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 68 degrees in the West to 66 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 4 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 6 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 99 at MADISONVILLE 4S and the extreme low was 49 at CYNTHIANA 8N.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 20.59 inches statewide which was 4.56 inches above normal and 128% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 16.84 inches, Central 20.82 inches, Bluegrass 24.73 inches and East 19.97 inches, which was 1.35, 4.45, 9.03 and 3.41 inches above normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 8.83 inches at MONTICELLO AWOS to a high of 31.55 inches at MOREHEAD 4NE.


180-day Summary: Kentucky Climate Summary

Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period 03-28-2018 to 09-23-2018

Temperatures for the period averaged 71 degrees across the state which was 2 degrees warmer than normal . High temperatures averaged from 82 in the West to 80 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 0 degrees from normal in the West to 0 degrees from normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 63 degrees in the West to 60 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 4 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 5 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 99 at MADISONVILLE 4S and the extreme low was 18 at MONTICELLO AWOS.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 29.94 inches statewide which was 4.87 inches above normal and 119% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 26.26 inches, Central 29.70 inches, Bluegrass 34.56 inches and East 29.24 inches, which was 0.93, 3.98, 10.5 and 4.07 inches above normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 15.24 inches at MONTICELLO AWOS to a high of 44.04 inches at MOREHEAD 4NE.

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