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Weather Synopsis For Kentucky
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From the Agricultural Weather Center, in the University of Kentucky, College of Agriculture, Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering Department... here is your Ag Weather Synopsis for Kentucky compiled by Meteorologist Matt Dixon and Research & Extension Agricultural Meteorologist and Director of the UK Ag Weather Center, Tom Priddy ... To send us questions/comments, click here!

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Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Kentucky

Based on observations at 600pm EDT, Thursday April 18, 2019

Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 64 degrees west, near 79 degrees central, and near 81 degrees east. Current sky conditions are light rain west, fair central, and fair east. In the west, relative humidity is near 90%, and the dew point is near 61 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 40%, and the dew point is near 53 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 30%, and the dew point is near 47 degrees. Current drying conditions are poor west, good central, and very good east. Winds are from the southwest at 9 mph west, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to light rain. Winds are from the south at 12 mph with gusts at 24 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Winds are from the south at 12 mph with gusts at 21 mph east, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 81 degrees at Jackson. The lowest temperature is 63 degrees at Owensboro and Henderson. Click here for the entire list of ag. weather observations across Kentucky. [MP3] here.

Updated Thursday Evening, April 18, 2019

...Wet & Windy End Of The Week...

As of late afternoon, radar shows showers progressing across Western Kentucky, while the rest of the state remains dry. Temperatures has risen into the 70s and 80s across the eastern half of KY, even hitting 87 in Lawrence County according to the Kentucky Mesonet.

A Flash Flood Watch is now in effect for much of Western Kentucky with more rain on the way. In fact, the showers mentioned above will intensify and move east overnight. Activity continues through Friday and into Saturday. 1 to 2+ inches is still forecast for portions of Western/Central Kentucky and extending northeast into the Bluegrass. The good news is that Sunday will be dry and warmer.

Kentucky Weather Forecast

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Central KY:
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Click here to see the forecast locations for rain, snow and a winter mix in Kentucky.
here to see the forecast temperatures for Kentucky.

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 Across the Commonwealth...
Western KY ...FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING... .TONIGHT...Showers. Lows in the mid 40s. North winds around 15 mph with gusts to around 30 mph. Chance of precipitation near 100 percent. Central KY .TONIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the evening, then showers and slight chance of thunderstorms after midnight. Lows in the upper 50s. South winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 30 mph. Chance of precipitation 90 percent. Eastern KY .TONIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Showers likely late. Lows in the lower 60s. Light winds becoming south around 10 mph late. Chance of rain 70 percent.


New Percent of Normal Rainfall Maps available for NWS and Ky Mesonet weather stations updated daily ... here....
All temperature and rainfall maps, tables and summaries ... here....

Summary of Kentucky Mesonet & NWS Weather Stations for various time periods for entire state:

Climate Summaries By Climate Disision: All Summaries for Kentucky
More KY Climate Info, PointAgCast, Mobile.

Kentucky Crop Calendar Here.

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