Kentucky Climate Update
Date: Monday Nov 11 2019 Re: Palmer Drought (PDSI)/Crop Moisture (CMI) Indices Below Normal Temperatures and Rainfall: Following a dry and fairly warm start to the period, a cold front moved through the area on Thursday. This boundary brought a round of widespread showers to the region with accumulations between 0.5 to 1.25 inches for much of the state, highest totals across Western Kentucky. Much cooler air of Canadian origin then filtered into Kentucky that night and into Friday. In fact, temperatures both Friday and Saturday mornings dropped into the low to middle 20s. A handful of locations even dropped into the upper teens. Conditions remained dry for the weekend with temperatures going on the increase, back to seasonable norms. WEST KY Long-term Hydrological Moisture status is: NEAR NORMAL CENTRAL KY Long-term Hydrological Moisture status is: UNUSUAL MOIST SPELL BLUEGRASS KY Long-term Hydrological Moisture status is: NEAR NORMAL EAST KY Long-term Hydrological Moisture status is: NEAR NORMAL WEST KY Crop Moisture status is: Prospects Above Normal, Some Fields Too Wet CENTRAL KY Crop Moisture status is: Favorable, Except Still Too Wet In Spots BLUEGRASS KY Crop Moisture status is: Moisture Adequate For Present Needs EAST KY Crop Moisture status is: Favorable For Normal Growth And Fieldwork Rainfall needed above normal to end the hydrological drought: West 0.00 inches, Central 0.00 inches, Bluegrass 0.00 inches and East 0.00 inches. WEEKLY PALMER DROUGHT AND CROP MOISTURE DATA FOR THE CLIMATE DIVISIONS IN THE CENTRAL REGION CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER, NCEP, NWS, NOAA WEEK 36 OF THE 2019 GROWING SEASON IS THE WEEK ENDING 9 NOV 2019 SOIL PCT MONTH PRELIM-P PRECIP MOISTURE FIELD CHANGE MOIST FINAL -F NEEDED UPPER LOWER CAP. POT RUN CROP FROM ANOM PALMER TO END TEMP PCPN LAYER LAYER END EVAP OFF MOIST PREV (Z) DROUGHT DROUGHT ST CD CLIMATE DIVISION (F) (IN) (IN) (IN) WEEK (IN) (IN) INDEX WEEK INDEX INDEX (IN) KY 1 WESTERN 42.8 1.16 1.00 7.54 94.9 0.11 0.00 1.50 0.30 4.68 1.82 F KY 2 CENTRAL 42.5 0.66 1.00 8.00 100.0 0.11 0.00 1.29 -0.33 3.87 2.44 P KY 3 BLUEGRASS 41.5 0.67 1.00 6.87 87.4 0.10 0.00 0.83 0.01 3.76 1.80 F KY 4 EASTERN 42.1 0.46 1.00 4.61 93.4 0.10 0.00 0.58 -0.08 3.93 1.52 PNote: In the "Precip Needed to End Drought" column...that rainfall is needed ABOVE NORMAL./K. Thomas Priddy, UKAWC
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Updated Thursday, November 14, 2019
...A Gradual Warming Trend Returning To Seasonal Temperatures...
Winds will remain out of the south today ahead of a weak cold front. Very little moisture is associated with the front, and other than some mid to high level clouds, not expecting any rainfall with the front. Winds will shift to the northwest behind the front this evening. Cool and dry conditions should continue through the remainder of the week.
Clear skies will lead to seasonably cold temperatures for the next few days. Expect a gradual warming with dry conditions through the end of the work week.
The medium range outlook appears pretty quiet with temperatures slowly trending
back toward normal values. Right now the forecast calls for dry weather,
although a few small chances for rain may occur early to middle next week.
Weather Forecast Across The Commonwealth Of Kentucky
Fayette County Precision Ag. Weather Forecast