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Mouseover to pause!......Kentucky Short-term forecast... Western KY .TODAY...Partly sunny. Highs in the lower 70s. East winds 5 to 10 mph. Central KY .TODAY...Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 60s. East winds 5 to 10 mph. Eastern KY .THIS AFTERNOON...Sunny. Highs in the lower 70s. 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 04-20-2018 to 04-20-2018

Temperatures for the period averaged 48 degrees across the state which was 8 degrees cooler than normal and 6 degrees cooler than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 65 in the West to 62 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 5 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 8 degrees cooler than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 35 degrees in the West to 30 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 67 degrees at CAPE GIRARDEAU ASOS and the extreme low was 24 degrees at MONTICELLO AWOS.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.00 inches statewide which was 0.14 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 0.16, 0.14, 0.13 and 0.13 inches below normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.00 inches at ALBANY 1N to a high of 0.02 inches at CADIZ 4SW.


3-day Summary: Kentucky Climate Summary

Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period 04-18-2018 to 04-20-2018

Temperatures for the period averaged 51 degrees across the state which was 6 degrees cooler than normal and 2 degrees warmer than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 65 in the West to 67 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 5 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 2 degrees cooler than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 42 degrees in the West to 36 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 5 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 5 degrees cooler than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 83 degrees at JACKSON and the extreme low was 24 degrees at MONTICELLO AWOS.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.06 inches statewide which was 0.36 inches below normal and 14% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 0.00 inches, Central 0.03 inches, Bluegrass 0.14 inches and East 0.08 inches, which was 0.48, 0.39, 0.25 and 0.31 inches below normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.00 inches at BENTON 4N to a high of 0.38 inches at FRANKFORT.


7-day Summary: Kentucky Climate Summary

Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period 04-14-2018 to 04-20-2018

Temperatures for the period averaged 50 degrees across the state which was 6 degrees cooler than normal and no change to the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 61 in the West to 64 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 9 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 39 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 5 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 2 degrees cooler than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 86 degrees at LOUISA 1S and the extreme low was 22 degrees at MONTICELLO AWOS.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 1.48 inches statewide which was 0.49 inches above normal and 150% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 1.57 inches, Central 1.48 inches, Bluegrass 1.50 inches and East 1.37 inches, which was 0.45, 0.49, 0.6 and 0.44 inches above normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.00 inches at MONTICELLO AWOS to a high of 3.59 inches at WHITLEY CITY 3N.


14-day Summary: Kentucky Climate Summary

Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period 04-07-2018 to 04-20-2018

Temperatures for the period averaged 50 degrees across the state which was 5 degrees cooler than normal and 2 degrees warmer than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 60 in the West to 62 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 9 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 6 degrees cooler than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 40 degrees in the West to 38 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 5 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 2 degrees cooler than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 86 degrees at LOUISA 1S and the extreme low was 18 degrees at MONTICELLO AWOS.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 1.63 inches statewide which was 0.37 inches below normal and 82% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 1.63 inches, Central 1.61 inches, Bluegrass 1.65 inches and East 1.62 inches, which was 0.65, 0.42, 0.17 and 0.25 inches below normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.21 inches at MONTICELLO AWOS to a high of 4.36 inches at WHITLEY CITY 3N.


21-day Summary: Kentucky Climate Summary

Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period 03-31-2018 to 04-20-2018

Temperatures for the period averaged 49 degrees across the state which was 5 degrees cooler than normal and 2 degrees warmer than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 60 in the West to 62 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 8 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 5 degrees cooler than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 40 degrees in the West to 38 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 4 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 1 degrees cooler than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 86 degrees at LOUISA 1S and the extreme low was 18 degrees at MONTICELLO AWOS.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 3.05 inches statewide which was 0.05 inches above normal and 102% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 2.77 inches, Central 2.86 inches, Bluegrass 3.27 inches and East 3.29 inches, which was -0.60, -0.21, 0.55 and 0.47 inches respectively from normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 1.60 inches at MONTICELLO AWOS to a high of 6.58 inches at WHITLEY CITY 3N.


Month-to-date Summary: Kentucky Climate Summary

Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period 04-01-2018 to 04-20-2018

Temperatures for the period averaged 49 degrees across the state which was 5 degrees cooler than normal . High temperatures averaged from 59 in the West to 62 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 9 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 5 degrees cooler than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 40 degrees in the West to 38 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 4 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 1 degrees cooler than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 86 at LOUISA 1S and the extreme low was 18 at MONTICELLO AWOS.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 3.04 inches statewide which was 0.19 inches above normal and 107% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 2.76 inches, Central 2.86 inches, Bluegrass 3.26 inches and East 3.28 inches, which was -0.45, -0.06, 0.67 and 0.60 inches respectively from normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 1.59 inches at MONTICELLO AWOS to a high of 6.54 inches at WHITLEY CITY 3N.


30-day Summary: Kentucky Climate Summary

Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period 03-22-2018 to 04-20-2018

Temperatures for the period averaged 49 degrees across the state which was 4 degrees cooler than normal and 2 degrees warmer than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 59 in the West to 60 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 7 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 39 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 2 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 1 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 86 degrees at LOUISA 1S and the extreme low was 16 degrees at CYNTHIANA 8N.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 5.89 inches statewide which was 1.57 inches above normal and 136% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 5.44 inches, Central 6.12 inches, Bluegrass 5.91 inches and East 6.08 inches, which was 0.65, 1.65, 1.99 and 1.97 inches above normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 3.71 inches at MIDDLESBORO AWOS to a high of 10.12 inches at WHITLEY CITY 3N.


60-day Summary: Kentucky Climate Summary

Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period 02-20-2018 to 04-20-2018

Temperatures for the period averaged 48 degrees across the state which was 0 degrees from normal . High temperatures averaged from 58 in the West to 58 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 40 degrees in the West to 38 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 86 at LOUISA 1S and the extreme low was 15 at MONTICELLO AWOS.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 11.77 inches statewide which was 3.22 inches above normal and 138% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 13.17 inches, Central 12.51 inches, Bluegrass 11.57 inches and East 9.83 inches, which was 3.81, 3.56, 3.88 and 1.63 inches above normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 5.93 inches at MONTICELLO AWOS to a high of 16.67 inches at WHITLEY CITY 3N.


90-day Summary: Kentucky Climate Summary

Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period 01-21-2018 to 04-20-2018

Temperatures for the period averaged 46 degrees across the state which was 2 degrees warmer than normal . High temperatures averaged from 55 in the West to 56 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 38 degrees in the West to 37 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 3 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 at LOUISA 1S and the extreme low was 5 at CARBONDALE ASOS.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 17.28 inches statewide which was 5.06 inches above normal and 141% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 17.17 inches, Central 18.30 inches, Bluegrass 16.61 inches and East 17.04 inches, which was 3.8, 5.38, 5.74 and 5.31 inches above normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 10.79 inches at MONTICELLO AWOS to a high of 27.21 inches at WHITLEY CITY 3N.


120-day Summary: Kentucky Climate Summary

Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period 12-22-2017 to 04-20-2018

Temperatures for the period averaged 41 degrees across the state which was 0 degrees from normal . High temperatures averaged from 50 in the West to 51 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 33 degrees in the West to 32 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 0 degrees from normal in the West to 3 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 86 at LOUISA 1S and the extreme low was -17 at MONTICELLO AWOS.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 20.84 inches statewide which was 4.8 inches above normal and 130% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 21.60 inches, Central 22.03 inches, Bluegrass 19.50 inches and East 20.23 inches, which was 4.22, 5.01, 5.32 and 4.66 inches above normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 10.94 inches at MONTICELLO AWOS to a high of 31.07 inches at WHITLEY CITY 3N.


180-day Summary: Kentucky Climate Summary

Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period 10-23-2017 to 04-20-2018

Temperatures for the period averaged 42 degrees across the state which was 1 degrees cooler than normal . High temperatures averaged from 52 in the West to 52 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 34 degrees in the West to 34 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 0 degrees from normal in the West to 4 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 86 at LOUISA 1S and the extreme low was -17 at MONTICELLO AWOS.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 25.79 inches statewide which was 1.77 inches above normal and 107% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 26.80 inches, Central 26.99 inches, Bluegrass 24.89 inches and East 24.47 inches, which was 0.36, 1.51, 3.73 and 1.49 inches above normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 14.09 inches at MONTICELLO AWOS to a high of 36.31 inches at WHITLEY CITY 3N.

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