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Mouseover to pause!......Kentucky Short-term forecast... Western KY .TODAY...Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 40s. Northwest winds around 10 mph. Central KY .THIS AFTERNOON...Colder. Cloudy late in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Slight chance of sprinkles late in the morning. Near steady temperature in the upper 30s. West winds 10 to 15 mph. Eastern KY .TODAY...Much cooler. Mostly cloudy. Sprinkles possible early. Highs around 40. West 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 11-18-2017 to 11-18-2017

Temperatures for the period averaged 58 degrees across the state which was 12 degrees warmer than normal and 18 degrees warmer than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 69 in the West to 66 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 12 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 9 degrees warmer than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 44 degrees in the West to 51 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 7 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 17 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 75 degrees at POPLAR BLUFF ASOS and the extreme low was 37 degrees at PAINTSVILLE 4W.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.29 inches statewide which was 0.15 inches above normal and 211% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 0.32 inches, Central 0.40 inches, Bluegrass 0.41 inches and East 0.02 inches, which was 0.16, 0.26, 0.29 and -0.11 inches respectively from normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.00 inches at BARBOURVILLE 3E to a high of 0.85 inches at CARROLLTON 2E.


3-day Summary: Kentucky Climate Summary

Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period 11-16-2017 to 11-18-2017

Temperatures for the period averaged 49 degrees across the state which was 2 degrees warmer than normal and 6 degrees warmer than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 59 in the West to 59 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 1 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 1 degrees warmer 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 1 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 7 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 75 degrees at POPLAR BLUFF ASOS and the extreme low was 26 degrees at CALHOUN 5NW.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.29 inches statewide which was 0.12 inches below normal and 71% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 0.32 inches, Central 0.41 inches, Bluegrass 0.42 inches and East 0.03 inches, which was -0.15, -0.02, 0.06 and -0.35 inches respectively from normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.00 inches at BARBOURVILLE 3E to a high of 0.85 inches at CARROLLTON 2E.


7-day Summary: Kentucky Climate Summary

Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period 11-12-2017 to 11-18-2017

Temperatures for the period averaged 46 degrees across the state which was 2 degrees cooler than normal and 4 degrees cooler than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 56 in the West to 55 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 38 degrees in the West to 39 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 1 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 4 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 75 degrees at POPLAR BLUFF ASOS and the extreme low was 25 degrees at PAINTSVILLE 4W.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.53 inches statewide which was 0.39 inches below normal and 58% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 0.55 inches, Central 0.62 inches, Bluegrass 0.79 inches and East 0.16 inches, which was -0.53, -0.34, 0.00 and -0.67 inches respectively from normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.00 inches at MONTICELLO AWOS to a high of 1.36 inches at CARROLLTON 2E.


14-day Summary: Kentucky Climate Summary

Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period 11-05-2017 to 11-18-2017

Temperatures for the period averaged 48 degrees across the state which was 1 degrees cooler than normal and 6 degrees cooler than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 56 in the West to 56 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 5 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 5 degrees cooler than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 41 degrees in the West to 40 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 81 degrees at BOWLING GREEN APT and the extreme low was 22 degrees at PAINTSVILLE 4W.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 1.44 inches statewide which was 0.26 inches below normal and 85% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 1.61 inches, Central 1.34 inches, Bluegrass 2.00 inches and East 0.82 inches, which was -0.38, -0.44, 0.51 and -0.72 inches respectively from normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.33 inches at JACKSON AIRPORT to a high of 4.03 inches at BURLINGTON 4S.


21-day Summary: Kentucky Climate Summary

Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period 10-29-2017 to 11-18-2017

Temperatures for the period averaged 49 degrees across the state which was 1 degrees cooler than normal and 20 degrees cooler than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 58 in the West to 58 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 4 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 4 degrees cooler than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 42 degrees in the West to 42 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 1 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 6 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 81 degrees at BOWLING GREEN APT and the extreme low was 22 degrees at PAINTSVILLE 4W.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 2.07 inches statewide which was 0.39 inches below normal and 84% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 2.31 inches, Central 2.02 inches, Bluegrass 2.87 inches and East 1.08 inches, which was -0.53, -0.55, 0.68 and -1.17 inches respectively from normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.43 inches at JACKSON AIRPORT to a high of 4.76 inches at LA GRANGE 6NW.


Month-to-date Summary: Kentucky Climate Summary

Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period 11-01-2017 to 11-18-2017

Temperatures for the period averaged 50 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 44 degrees in the West to 43 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 81 at BOWLING GREEN APT and the extreme low was 22 at PAINTSVILLE 4W.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 2.05 inches statewide which was 0.08 inches below normal and 96% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 2.31 inches, Central 2.02 inches, Bluegrass 2.86 inches and East 1.03 inches, which was -0.16, -0.21, 0.97 and -0.91 inches respectively from normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.41 inches at JACKSON AIRPORT to a high of 4.76 inches at LA GRANGE 6NW.


30-day Summary: Kentucky Climate Summary

Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period 10-20-2017 to 11-18-2017

Temperatures for the period averaged 51 degrees across the state which was 1 degrees cooler than normal and 16 degrees cooler than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 60 in the West to 60 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 4 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 4 degrees cooler than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 43 degrees in the West to 42 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 1 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 4 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 83 degrees at CAPE GIRARDEAU ASOS and the extreme low was 22 degrees at PAINTSVILLE 4W.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 4.09 inches statewide which was 0.7 inches above normal and 121% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 4.49 inches, Central 4.15 inches, Bluegrass 4.62 inches and East 3.10 inches, which was 0.62, 0.64, 1.58 and -0.03 inches respectively from normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 1.97 inches at JACKSON AIRPORT to a high of 6.79 inches at LA GRANGE 6NW.


60-day Summary: Kentucky Climate Summary

Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period 09-20-2017 to 11-18-2017

Temperatures for the period averaged 59 degrees across the state which was 2 degrees warmer than normal . High temperatures averaged from 70 in the West to 70 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 50 degrees in the West to 49 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 104 at BOONEVILLE 2S and the extreme low was 22 at PAINTSVILLE 4W.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 7.25 inches statewide which was 0.5 inches above normal and 107% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 7.72 inches, Central 7.39 inches, Bluegrass 7.90 inches and East 6.00 inches, which was 0.40, 0.32, 1.73 and -0.45 inches respectively from normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 3.90 inches at POPLAR BLUFF ASOS to a high of 15.16 inches at GREENVILLE 6N.


90-day Summary: Kentucky Climate Summary

Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period 08-21-2017 to 11-18-2017

Temperatures for the period averaged 62 degrees across the state which was 0 degrees from normal . High temperatures averaged from 74 in the West to 72 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 1 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 2 degrees cooler than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 53 degrees in the West to 52 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 1 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 4 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 104 at BOONEVILLE 2S and the extreme low was 22 at PAINTSVILLE 4W.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 12.46 inches statewide which was 2.3 inches above normal and 123% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 12.58 inches, Central 14.81 inches, Bluegrass 12.78 inches and East 9.68 inches, which was 2.00, 4.06, 3.37 and -0.24 inches respectively from normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 4.26 inches at POPLAR BLUFF ASOS to a high of 21.70 inches at GREENVILLE 6N.


120-day Summary: Kentucky Climate Summary

Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period 07-22-2017 to 11-18-2017

Temperatures for the period averaged 66 degrees across the state which was 0 degrees from normal . High temperatures averaged from 77 in the West to 75 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 57 degrees in the West to 55 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 2 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 3 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 104 at BOONEVILLE 2S and the extreme low was 22 at PAINTSVILLE 4W.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 17.45 inches statewide which was 3.32 inches above normal and 124% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 15.69 inches, Central 19.19 inches, Bluegrass 17.79 inches and East 17.13 inches, which was 1.37, 4.53, 4.45 and 2.95 inches above normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 6.75 inches at POPLAR BLUFF ASOS to a high of 25.37 inches at GREENVILLE 6N.


180-day Summary: Kentucky Climate Summary

Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period 05-23-2017 to 11-18-2017

Temperatures for the period averaged 68 degrees across the state which was 0 degrees from normal . High temperatures averaged from 79 in the West to 77 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 60 degrees in the West to 57 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 2 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 3 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 104 at BOONEVILLE 2S and the extreme low was 22 at PAINTSVILLE 4W.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 26.86 inches statewide which was 3.93 inches above normal and 117% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 24.50 inches, Central 29.42 inches, Bluegrass 27.22 inches and East 26.30 inches, which was 1.55, 5.86, 5.17 and 3.13 inches above normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 12.61 inches at CAPE GIRARDEAU ASOS to a high of 39.01 inches at GREENVILLE 6N.

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