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Kentucky Climate Update

This web page will provide users with an indepth view of the current climatological situation in Kentucky. Climate related graphs and maps will be update daily, weekly and monthly to provide Kentucky residents the latest information for Kentucky's past, present and future climate status. Sources are from UKAWC, NWS, NCEP, CPC, NCDC, USGS and the Kentucky Climate Center. Let us know if there are addition items you would like to see on this page. Tom Priddy, Director UK Ag. Weather Center. Click any image to enlarge. Additional drought information is available here.

Click here for the latest Weekly Kentucky Weather Summary, and click here for the latest Monthly Kentucky Climate Report. For Past Years Click here.





Climate Summaries By Climate Disision: West, Central, Bluegrass, East, All



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Click here for the Weekly Palmer Drought and Crop Moisture data for Kentucky
Kentucky Hydrologic and Agricultural Drought Status:

Date: Monday Jul 15 2019
Re: Palmer Drought (PDSI)/Crop Moisture (CMI) Indices

Above Normal Temperatures and Below Normal Rainfall:

Conditions were drier across the area this period, while summer heat remained 
entrenched across the area. High temperatures consistently reached into the upper 
80s to lower 90s. Some even reaching the middle 90s across Western Kentucky. 
Combined with dewpoints in the 70s, the livestock heat stress index remained elevated 
in the danger to emergency categories. Most of the rainfall for the period fell 
midweek with summer-time afternoon thunderstorms on Wednesday and followed by a cold 
front pushing through the area on Thursday. Coverage remained isolated to scattered 
with the state average for the week only coming in at 0.59 inches. Most of the 
activity fell across Southwestern, South-Central, and Eastern Kentucky. North-
Central Kentucky and the Northern Bluegrass missed on most of the rain.

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: UNUSUAL MOIST SPELL

WEST KY Crop Moisture status is: Favorable For Normal Growth And Fieldwork
CENTRAL KY Crop Moisture status is: Favorable For Normal Growth And Fieldwork
BLUEGRASS KY Crop Moisture status is: Topsoil Moisture Short, Germination Slow
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 19 OF THE 2019 GROWING SEASON IS THE WEEK ENDING 13 JUL 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               80.6  0.37  0.00  7.51  83.5 1.58 0.00  0.10  -0.47    1.78    0.97 P
KY  2 CENTRAL               79.9  0.69  0.00  7.72  85.7 1.50 0.00  0.36  -0.51    2.18    2.67 P
KY  3 BLUEGRASS             79.0  0.30  0.00  6.56  72.8 1.47 0.00 -0.24  -0.78    0.57    1.62 P
KY  4 EASTERN               77.7  1.01  0.00  4.62  77.1 1.43 0.00  0.06  -0.57    1.95    2.13 P


 
Note: In the "Precip Needed to End Drought" column...that rainfall is needed ABOVE NORMAL./K. Thomas Priddy, UKAWC


Daily Streamflow Conditions/ Map of below normal 7-day average streamflow compared to historical streamflow for the day of the year (Kentucky)



30 Day Outlook Discussion Here
90 Day Outlook Discussion Here

Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Kentucky
Based on observations at 800pm EDT, Saturday July 20, 2019

Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 89 degrees west, near 91 degrees central, and near 88 degrees east. Current sky conditions are fair west, fair central, and fair east. In the west, relative humidity is near 59%, and the dew point is near 73 degrees. The heat index is near 97 degrees west. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 53%, and the dew point is near 72 degrees. The heat index is near 98 degrees central. In the east, relative humidity is near 65%, and the dew point is near 75 degrees. The heat index is near 97 degrees east. Current drying conditions are fair west, fair central, and fair east. The livestock heat stress category is danger west, danger central, and danger east. Winds are calm west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the west at 5 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are calm east, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 91 degrees at Louisville International, Lexington, and Bowling Green. The lowest temperature is 82 degrees at London.

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Kentucky State Forecast

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Fayette County Precision Ag. Weather Forecast

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