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Mouseover to pause!......Kentucky Short-term forecast... Western KY .TONIGHT...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 30s. East winds around 5 mph. Central KY ...FROST ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM TO 10 AM EDT FRIDAY... .TONIGHT...Clear. Areas of frost after midnight. Lows in the mid 30s. East winds up to 5 mph. Eastern KY ...FROST ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM TO 10 AM EDT FRIDAY... .TONIGHT...Cold, clear. Patchy valley fog. Areas of frost late. Lows in the lower 30s in the valleys and in the upper 30s on the ridges. 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 10-17-2018 to 10-17-2018

Temperatures for the period averaged 52 degrees across the state which was 5 degrees cooler than normal and no change to the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 67 in the West to 65 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 5 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 5 degrees cooler than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 36 degrees in the West to 42 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 10 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 0 degrees from normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 71 degrees at POPLAR BLUFF ASOS and the extreme low was 34 degrees at CALHOUN 5NW.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.01 inches statewide which was 0.09 inches below normal and 10% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 0.00 inches, Central 0.00 inches, Bluegrass 0.00 inches and East 0.02 inches, which was 0.11, 0.1, 0.09 and 0.08 inches below normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.00 inches at ALEXANDRIA 5NW to a high of 0.07 inches at YELLOW CREEK.


3-day Summary: Kentucky Climate Summary

Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period 10-15-2018 to 10-17-2018

Temperatures for the period averaged 52 degrees across the state which was 6 degrees cooler than normal and no change to the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 59 in the West to 62 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 13 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 8 degrees cooler than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 41 degrees in the West to 48 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 6 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 6 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 74 degrees at WHITESBURG 2NW and the extreme low was 34 degrees at CALHOUN 5NW.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.78 inches statewide which was 0.48 inches above normal and 256% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 0.59 inches, Central 1.33 inches, Bluegrass 0.53 inches and East 0.67 inches, which was 0.27, 1.02, 0.24 and 0.37 inches above normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.00 inches at MONTICELLO AWOS to a high of 2.48 inches at RUSSELLVILLE 2W.


7-day Summary: Kentucky Climate Summary

Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period 10-11-2018 to 10-17-2018

Temperatures for the period averaged 52 degrees across the state which was 6 degrees cooler than normal and 24 degrees cooler than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 59 in the West to 61 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 14 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 10 degrees cooler than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 44 degrees in the West to 47 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 3 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 4 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 74 degrees at BOWLING GREEN APT and the extreme low was 34 degrees at CALHOUN 5NW.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 1.50 inches statewide which was 0.78 inches above normal and 209% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 1.27 inches, Central 2.10 inches, Bluegrass 1.13 inches and East 1.51 inches, which was 0.53, 1.37, 0.44 and 0.8 inches above normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.00 inches at MONTICELLO AWOS to a high of 3.77 inches at BURKESVILLE 3W.


14-day Summary: Kentucky Climate Summary

Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period 10-04-2018 to 10-17-2018

Temperatures for the period averaged 64 degrees across the state which was 4 degrees warmer than normal and 8 degrees cooler than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 73 in the West to 73 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 1 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 1 degrees warmer than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 56 degrees in the West to 56 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 7 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 11 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 92 degrees at GREENVILLE 6N and the extreme low was 34 degrees at CALHOUN 5NW.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 1.89 inches statewide which was 0.38 inches above normal and 125% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 1.39 inches, Central 2.39 inches, Bluegrass 1.71 inches and East 2.06 inches, which was -0.16, 0.83, 0.28 and 0.57 inches respectively from normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.00 inches at MONTICELLO AWOS to a high of 4.43 inches at LEXINGTON APT.


21-day Summary: Kentucky Climate Summary

Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period 09-27-2018 to 10-17-2018

Temperatures for the period averaged 66 degrees across the state which was 6 degrees warmer than normal and 12 degrees cooler than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 75 in the West to 74 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 0 degrees from normal in the West to 1 degrees warmer than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 57 degrees in the West to 57 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 7 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 11 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 92 degrees at GREENVILLE 6N and the extreme low was 34 degrees at CALHOUN 5NW.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 2.66 inches statewide which was 0.34 inches above normal and 115% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 1.81 inches, Central 3.06 inches, Bluegrass 2.14 inches and East 3.64 inches, which was -0.57, 0.64, -0.04 and 1.34 inches respectively from normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.60 inches at CARROLLTON 2E to a high of 6.00 inches at HINDMAN 5N.


Month-to-date Summary: Kentucky Climate Summary

Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period 10-01-2018 to 10-17-2018

Temperatures for the period averaged 66 degrees across the state which was 6 degrees warmer than normal . High temperatures averaged from 75 in the West to 74 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 1 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 2 degrees warmer than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 58 degrees in the West to 57 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 9 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 12 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 92 at GREENVILLE 6N and the extreme low was 34 at CALHOUN 5NW.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 2.06 inches statewide which was 0.22 inches above normal and 112% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 1.47 inches, Central 2.64 inches, Bluegrass 1.89 inches and East 2.23 inches, which was -0.42, 0.73, 0.15 and 0.40 inches respectively from normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.23 inches at MONTICELLO AWOS to a high of 4.89 inches at LEXINGTON APT.


30-day Summary: Kentucky Climate Summary

Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period 09-18-2018 to 10-17-2018

Temperatures for the period averaged 68 degrees across the state which was 6 degrees warmer than normal and 8 degrees cooler than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 78 in the West to 76 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 2 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 2 degrees warmer than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 60 degrees in the West to 60 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 8 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 12 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 99 degrees at MADISONVILLE 4S and the extreme low was 34 degrees at CALHOUN 5NW.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 6.42 inches statewide which was 3.02 inches above normal and 189% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 5.44 inches, Central 7.37 inches, Bluegrass 6.15 inches and East 6.71 inches, which was 1.97, 3.76, 3 and 3.35 inches above normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 1.72 inches at OWENSBORO AWSS to a high of 11.01 inches at MUNFORDVILLE 6E.


60-day Summary: Kentucky Climate Summary

Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period 08-19-2018 to 10-17-2018

Temperatures for the period averaged 72 degrees across the state which was 4 degrees warmer than normal . High temperatures averaged from 82 in the West to 80 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 1 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 1 degrees warmer than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 63 degrees in the West to 63 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 6 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 9 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 99 at MADISONVILLE 4S and the extreme low was 34 at CALHOUN 5NW.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 10.72 inches statewide which was 3.9 inches above normal and 157% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 8.31 inches, Central 10.62 inches, Bluegrass 12.83 inches and East 11.12 inches, which was 1.6, 3.33, 6.4 and 4.25 inches above normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 4.44 inches at MONTICELLO AWOS to a high of 18.84 inches at OWINGSVILLE 4S.


90-day Summary: Kentucky Climate Summary

Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period 07-20-2018 to 10-17-2018

Temperatures for the period averaged 73 degrees across the state which was 2 degrees warmer than normal . High temperatures averaged from 83 in the West to 81 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 1 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 1 degrees cooler than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 65 degrees in the West to 64 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 5 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 7 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 99 at MADISONVILLE 4S and the extreme low was 34 at CALHOUN 5NW.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 16.64 inches statewide which was 5.84 inches above normal and 154% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 11.24 inches, Central 16.83 inches, Bluegrass 21.46 inches and East 17.03 inches, which was 0.76, 5.61, 11.09 and 5.9 inches above normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 7.12 inches at OWENSBORO AWSS to a high of 28.24 inches at OWINGSVILLE 4S.


120-day Summary: Kentucky Climate Summary

Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period 06-20-2018 to 10-17-2018

Temperatures for the period averaged 74 degrees across the state which was 2 degrees warmer than normal . High temperatures averaged from 85 in the West to 82 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 0 degrees from normal in the West to 1 degrees cooler than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 66 degrees in the West to 65 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 4 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 7 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 99 at MADISONVILLE 4S and the extreme low was 34 at CALHOUN 5NW.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 21.85 inches statewide which was 6.78 inches above normal and 145% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 17.06 inches, Central 22.59 inches, Bluegrass 25.82 inches and East 21.93 inches, which was 2.35, 7.1, 11.27 and 6.41 inches above normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 10.66 inches at MONTICELLO AWOS to a high of 31.57 inches at OWINGSVILLE 4S.


180-day Summary: Kentucky Climate Summary

Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period 04-21-2018 to 10-17-2018

Temperatures for the period averaged 73 degrees across the state which was 4 degrees warmer than normal . High temperatures averaged from 84 in the West to 82 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 1 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 1 degrees warmer than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 65 degrees in the West to 63 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 5 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 7 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 99 at MADISONVILLE 4S and the extreme low was 26 at BOONEVILLE 2S.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 29.95 inches statewide which was 5.62 inches above normal and 123% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 25.84 inches, Central 30.26 inches, Bluegrass 34.21 inches and East 29.48 inches, which was 1.6, 5.24, 10.76 and 4.89 inches above normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 15.25 inches at MONTICELLO AWOS to a high of 41.75 inches at MOREHEAD 4NE.

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