Bell County, KY Weather And Climate Synopsis

(Click image to zoom) or Click Here

36 Hr. Forecast Map
All Radar images NOAA/UKAWC
All Satellite images NOAA

County Hazardous Weather Outlook County Weather for Emergency Managers County Drought Status
Weather Summary County Ag Weather Advisory Hourly Observations Nowcast 7 Day Forecast Medium & Long Range Outlook
Precipitation Report Kentucky Climate Summary GIS Estimates Almanac Precision Ag., Lawn & Garden Forecast Historical Facts

Palmer Drought Index

Crop Moisture Index
Also see:

NWS: Calculated Soil Moisture.
UKAWC: NEW weather pages here...

A joint service of the UK Ag Weather Center and the National Weather Service.

Updated Tuesday Evening, January 23, 2018
...Mostly Cloudy & Cooler Today...

Kentucky is roughly 20 degrees cooler than yesterday with the passage of a cold front. As of 430 PM, most of the state sits in the upper 30s to low 40s. Lows tonight will dip into the middle to upper 20s with some stray light wintry precipitation. Not expecting impacts with the warm ground temperatures in place.

After another similar cool day tomorrow, warmer temperatures arrive again for the end of the work week, along with dry conditions.

Kentucky Weather Forecast

Kentucky Weather Forecast

Western KY:
Central KY:
Eastern KY:

Specific and detailed farm-by-farm weather forecast information is available in your
Point Ag Forecast. New County Ag Weather Page, Current Conditions:Kentucky, U.S.

(New) Ag Weather web site, Next 48 hours in Kentucky, All States,

Latest UK Weather Articles

USDA's Ag Weather:National Ag. Weather Outlook, International Ag. Weather Summary ,International Highlights , Next Weather Event?
Current Surface Map, Regional, Composite, TWC, Yesterday's Highs, Lows ,
Upper Air,Scientific Discussion from NWS

Click here for UKAWC Point Agricultural, Lawn & Garden Forecast/Outlook in case of corrupt tables.

Regional Hourly Observations For BELL County, Kentucky
Issued at 200 AM EST WED JAN 24 2018
JACKSON        LGT SNOW  32  30  92 W10G21    30.15R FOG     WCI  24  
LONDON         CLOUDY    33  27  78 W7        30.20R WCI  27          
SOMERSET*      CLOUDY    32  27  80 W12G20    30.25R WCI  23          
WILLIAMSBURG*  CLOUDY    32  30  93 W6        30.21R WCI  26          
MIDDLESBORO*   CLOUDY    35  31  85 W6        30.20R WCI  30          
HARLAN APT*    CLOUDY    34  32  93 SW6       30.16R WCI  29          
PIKE CO APT*   CLOUDY    33  32  96 SW5G17    30.12R WCI  28          
BIG SANDY APT* CLOUDY    35  31  84 W7        30.13R WCI  29          
MOREHEAD APT*  CLOUDY    34  27  75 W8G18     30.17R WCI  27          
ASHLAND*       CLOUDY    36  30  79 W12       30.14R WCI  28          

KY Round-up, Current Temperatures, Dewpoint, Rh, Wind, Regional Obs., Station Model, NWS Louisville
Meteograms: Paducah , Evansville , Bowling Green , Hopkinsville , Frankfort , Louisville , Lexington , Covington , Jackson , London , About Meteograms

Current Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Conditions in Kentucky
Based on observations at 200am EST, Wednesday January 24, 2018

Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 29 degrees west, near 33 degrees central, and near 32 degrees east. Current sky conditions are fair west, cloudy central, and light snow east. In the west, relative humidity is near 85%, and the dew point is near 25 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 75%, and the dew point is near 26 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 92%, and the dew point is near 30 degrees. Current drying conditions are poor west, fair central, and poor east. Tobacco stripping conditions are favorable west, marginal central, and favorable east. There is patchy fog east. Winds are from the southwest at 3 mph west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the west at 9 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The wind chill is near 25 degrees central. Winds are from the west at 10 mph with gusts at 21 mph east, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds and light snow. The wind chill is near 24 degrees east. The livestock cold stress index is in the no stress category west, no stress category central, and no stress category east. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 37 degrees at Hopkinsville and Bowling Green. The lowest temperature is 29 degrees at Paducah.

List of Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Observations in Kentucky

UKAWC Radar, NWS Radar (NEW!), SPC Radar, SkyWarn, NEXRAD,
Hazardous Weather Outlook For BELL County, Kentucky
936 PM EST Tue Jan 23 2018

 DAY ONE  Tonight.

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Wednesday through Monday.

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.


Spotter activation is not anticipated.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

7-Day Forecast For BELL County, KY
937 PM EST Tue Jan 23 2018

Cloudy. Isolated rain or snow showers until early morning, then scattered flurries late. Lows around 30. Light winds becoming northwest around 10 mph late. Chance of precipitation 20 percent.

Mostly cloudy. Scattered flurries through the day. Scattered sprinkles in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 30s. Light winds.

Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 20s. Light winds.

Sunny. Highs in the upper 40s. Light winds.

Clear. Lows in the mid 20s. Light winds.

Sunny. Highs in the mid 50s.

Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s.

Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain showers. Highs in the lower 50s.

Cloudy with rain showers likely. Lows in the lower 40s. Chance of rain 70 percent.

Partly sunny with showers likely. Highs in the lower 50s. Chance of rain 60 percent.

Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of rain or snow showers. Lows in the upper 20s.

Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 40s.

Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 20s.

Sunny. Highs in the upper 40s.

Day 1 Precip, Day 2, 5 Day Total, Days 1-5, ALL

Medium & Long Range Outlook For BELL County, Kentucky
                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                JAN 29-FEB 2 JAN 31-FEB 6    FEB       FEB-APR                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:      Above        Above     Normal     Normal                      
 Precipitation:      Above        Above      Above      Above                      

....  Medium and long range outlooks provided by NCEP/K. Thomas Priddy
TWC Jet, 15-Day Jet,Trend, Max/Mins
6 to 10 Day , 8 to 14 Day , Text, 30-Day Outook, 90-Day Outook, 120-Day Outlook

Drought Status For BELL County, Kentucky
(Based on the latest Palmer Drought Severity and Crop Moisture Indices)

Hydrological Drought (PDSI) Situation:

Current Long-term Hydrological Moisture Status: NEAR NORMAL           (PDSI=   0.47)
Rainfall Needed:  0.00 inches ABOVE NORMAL

Crop Moisture (CMI) Situation:

Current Short-term Crop Moisture Status: Favorable For Normal Growth And Fieldwork    (CMI=   0.58)
Change From Previous Week: DRIER      SOILS ( -0.38)

Note: Due to rainfall variability within each climate division, check Precip Reports/GIS Estimates and the Kentucky Climate Summary for the latest moisture information for this county.

Additional Drought Info.: UKAWC Drought Page

Kentucky Climate Summary
Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period 01-16-2018 to 01-22-2018

Temperatures for the period averaged 32 degrees across the state which was 1 degrees cooler than normal and 4 degrees cooler than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 39 in the West to 43 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 4 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 0 degrees from normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 23 degrees in the West to 22 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 2 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 1 degrees cooler than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 68 degrees at LOUISA 1S and the extreme low was -17 degrees at MONTICELLO AWOS.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.29 inches statewide which was 0.54 inches below normal and 35% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 0.52 inches, Central 0.27 inches, Bluegrass 0.17 inches and East 0.18 inches, which was 0.36, 0.61, 0.55 and 0.67 inches below normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.04 inches at MONTICELLO AWOS to a high of 0.78 inches at PADUCAH ASOS.

Kentucky Climate Summaries: Last day, Last 3 days, 7 days, 14, 21, 30, 60, 90 days
Yesterday's Weather Data, Kentucky Climate in Review

Almanac Information
Wednesday January 24, 2018 the 24th Day of Year

Declination -18.960000
Distance 0.999724 AU
Rise 07:49 EST Set 17:53 EST
Transit Meridian 12:50 EST
Civil Twilight Begins 07:21 EST Ends 18:20 EST

Normal Max/Min Temperature for Today: 42 / 22

Calculations made for central point in Kentucky
Time in ET -- and will vary due to location and
elevation -- Priddy

Sunrise/Sunset/Moonrise/Moonset Computation (USN)
What the Moon looks like right now (USN)

On This Day In

Weather History...

The temperature at Browning MT plunged 100 degrees in just 24 hours, from
44 degrees above zero to 56 degrees below zero. It was a record 24 hour
temperature drop for the U.S. (Weather Channel) (National Severe Storms
Forecast Center)
Snowstorms hit the northeastern U.S. and the Pacific Northwest producing
record 24 hour snowfall totals of 23 inches at Portland ME and 52 inches at
Winthrop MA. (David Ludlum)
UKAWC Briefing Page

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