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Mouseover to pause!......Kentucky Short-term forecast... Western KY .TONIGHT...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 60s. Southeast winds around 5 mph in the evening becoming calm after midnight. Central KY .TONIGHT...Mostly clear. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening. Lows in the mid 60s. East winds up to 5 mph. Eastern KY .TONIGHT...Mostly clear. Areas of dense valley fog late. Lows in the mid 60s. 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 09-19-2017 to 09-19-2017

Temperatures for the period averaged 73 degrees across the state which was 5 degrees warmer than normal and no change to the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 86 in the West to 82 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 5 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 3 degrees warmer than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 67 degrees in the West to 62 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 10 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 7 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 92 degrees at POPLAR BLUFF ASOS and the extreme low was 58 degrees at PAINTSVILLE 4W.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.28 inches statewide which was 0.16 inches above normal and 233% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 0.41 inches, Central 0.29 inches, Bluegrass 0.36 inches and East 0.04 inches, which was 0.29, 0.16, 0.25 and -0.08 inches respectively from normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.00 inches at BIG SANDY to a high of 2.03 inches at FRANKLIN 4SW.


3-day Summary: Kentucky Climate Summary

Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period 09-17-2017 to 09-19-2017

Temperatures for the period averaged 73 degrees across the state which was 5 degrees warmer than normal and 6 degrees warmer than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 87 in the West to 82 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 5 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 2 degrees warmer than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 65 degrees in the West to 60 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 7 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 5 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 92 degrees at POPLAR BLUFF ASOS and the extreme low was 55 degrees at MONTICELLO AWOS.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.32 inches statewide which was 0.03 inches below normal and 90% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 0.56 inches, Central 0.32 inches, Bluegrass 0.36 inches and East 0.04 inches, which was 0.20, -0.07, 0.04 and -0.31 inches respectively from normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.00 inches at BIG SANDY to a high of 2.03 inches at FRANKLIN 4SW.


7-day Summary: Kentucky Climate Summary

Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period 09-13-2017 to 09-19-2017

Temperatures for the period averaged 70 degrees across the state which was 1 degrees warmer than normal and 8 degrees warmer than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 83 in the West to 78 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 1 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 2 degrees cooler than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 63 degrees in the West to 59 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 4 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 3 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 92 degrees at POPLAR BLUFF ASOS and the extreme low was 53 degrees at CINCINNATI.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.74 inches statewide which was 0.1 inches below normal and 88% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 0.96 inches, Central 0.81 inches, Bluegrass 0.80 inches and East 0.39 inches, which was 0.11, -0.12, 0.05 and -0.43 inches respectively from normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.04 inches at POPLAR BLUFF ASOS to a high of 2.31 inches at FRANKLIN 4SW.


14-day Summary: Kentucky Climate Summary

Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period 09-06-2017 to 09-19-2017

Temperatures for the period averaged 66 degrees across the state which was 4 degrees cooler than normal and 4 degrees cooler than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 79 in the West to 74 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 5 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 7 degrees cooler than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 57 degrees in the West to 55 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 3 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 2 degrees cooler than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 92 degrees at POPLAR BLUFF ASOS and the extreme low was 42 degrees at CAPE GIRARDEAU ASOS.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 1.07 inches statewide which was 0.58 inches below normal and 65% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 1.30 inches, Central 1.23 inches, Bluegrass 1.12 inches and East 0.62 inches, which was 0.35, 0.6, 0.38 and 1 inches below normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.05 inches at POPLAR BLUFF ASOS to a high of 2.65 inches at GREENVILLE 6N.


21-day Summary: Kentucky Climate Summary

Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period 08-30-2017 to 09-19-2017

Temperatures for the period averaged 67 degrees across the state which was 4 degrees cooler than normal and 8 degrees cooler than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 79 in the West to 75 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 6 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 7 degrees cooler 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 3 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 1 degrees cooler than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 92 degrees at POPLAR BLUFF ASOS and the extreme low was 42 degrees at CAPE GIRARDEAU ASOS.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 4.40 inches statewide which was 2 inches above normal and 183% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 4.22 inches, Central 6.88 inches, Bluegrass 3.91 inches and East 2.60 inches, which was 1.88, 4.23, 1.68 and 0.2 inches above normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.35 inches at POPLAR BLUFF ASOS to a high of 10.51 inches at RUSSELLVILLE 2W.


Month-to-date Summary: Kentucky Climate Summary

Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period 09-01-2017 to 09-20-2017

Temperatures for the period averaged 67 degrees across the state which was 4 degrees cooler than normal . High temperatures averaged from 80 in the West to 75 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 4 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 7 degrees cooler than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 58 degrees in the West to 56 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 3 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 2 degrees cooler than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 93 at CAPE GIRARDEAU ASOS and the extreme low was 42 at CAPE GIRARDEAU ASOS.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 4.24 inches statewide which was 1.93 inches above normal and 183% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 3.97 inches, Central 6.73 inches, Bluegrass 3.85 inches and East 2.40 inches, which was 1.7, 4.18, 1.72 and 0.1 inches above normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.06 inches at POPLAR BLUFF ASOS to a high of 10.30 inches at GLASGOW 11W.


30-day Summary: Kentucky Climate Summary

Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period 08-21-2017 to 09-19-2017

Temperatures for the period averaged 68 degrees across the state which was 4 degrees cooler than normal and 6 degrees cooler than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 81 in the West to 77 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 5 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 6 degrees cooler than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 60 degrees in the West to 58 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 94 degrees at MADISONVILLE 4S and the extreme low was 42 degrees at CAPE GIRARDEAU ASOS.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 5.21 inches statewide which was 1.8 inches above normal and 153% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 4.86 inches, Central 7.42 inches, Bluegrass 4.88 inches and East 3.68 inches, which was 1.61, 3.74, 1.64 and 0.2 inches above normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.36 inches at POPLAR BLUFF ASOS to a high of 11.46 inches at RUSSELLVILLE 2W.


60-day Summary: Kentucky Climate Summary

Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period 07-22-2017 to 09-19-2017

Temperatures for the period averaged 71 degrees across the state which was 3 degrees cooler than normal . High temperatures averaged from 83 in the West to 80 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 4 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 5 degrees cooler than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 63 degrees in the West to 61 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 1 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 0 degrees from normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 99 at EVANSVILLE ASOS and the extreme low was 42 at CAPE GIRARDEAU ASOS.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 10.20 inches statewide which was 2.83 inches above normal and 138% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 7.97 inches, Central 11.80 inches, Bluegrass 9.89 inches and East 11.13 inches, which was 0.98, 4.21, 2.72 and 3.4 inches above normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 2.85 inches at POPLAR BLUFF ASOS to a high of 15.90 inches at RUSSELLVILLE 2W.


90-day Summary: Kentucky Climate Summary

Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period 06-22-2017 to 09-19-2017

Temperatures for the period averaged 73 degrees across the state which was 2 degrees cooler than normal . High temperatures averaged from 84 in the West to 81 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 4 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 4 degrees cooler 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 0 degrees from normal in the West to 1 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 99 at EVANSVILLE ASOS and the extreme low was 42 at CAPE GIRARDEAU ASOS.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 14.87 inches statewide which was 3.26 inches above normal and 128% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 12.06 inches, Central 17.31 inches, Bluegrass 15.19 inches and East 14.93 inches, which was 0.88, 5.46, 3.87 and 2.83 inches above normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 5.21 inches at CAPE GIRARDEAU ASOS to a high of 22.01 inches at RUSSELLVILLE 2W.


120-day Summary: Kentucky Climate Summary

Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period 05-23-2017 to 09-19-2017

Temperatures for the period averaged 72 degrees across the state which was 2 degrees cooler than normal . High temperatures averaged from 84 in the West to 81 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 3 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 3 degrees cooler than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 64 degrees in the West to 62 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 0 degrees from normal in the West to 2 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 99 at EVANSVILLE ASOS and the extreme low was 42 at CAPE GIRARDEAU ASOS.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 19.61 inches statewide which was 3.43 inches above normal and 121% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 16.78 inches, Central 22.03 inches, Bluegrass 19.32 inches and East 20.31 inches, which was 1.15, 5.53, 3.45 and 3.59 inches above normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 7.68 inches at CAPE GIRARDEAU ASOS to a high of 27.81 inches at ALBANY 1N.


180-day Summary: Kentucky Climate Summary

Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period 03-24-2017 to 09-19-2017

Temperatures for the period averaged 69 degrees across the state which was 1 degrees warmer than normal . High temperatures averaged from 80 in the West to 78 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 1 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 2 degrees cooler than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 61 degrees in the West to 59 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 2 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 5 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 99 at EVANSVILLE ASOS and the extreme low was 0 at ALEXANDRIA 5NW.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 30.11 inches statewide which was 4.93 inches above normal and 120% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 26.76 inches, Central 32.58 inches, Bluegrass 29.71 inches and East 31.37 inches, which was 1.28, 6.76, 5.55 and 6.09 inches above normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 19.46 inches at CALHOUN 5NW to a high of 39.03 inches at ALBANY 1N.

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