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Mouseover to pause!......Kentucky Short-term forecast... Western KY ...DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM CST SUNDAY... .TONIGHT...Mostly clear. Patchy dense fog. Lows in the lower 30s. Southwest winds around 5 mph. Central KY .OVERNIGHT...Cloudy early in the evening then clearing. Scattered sprinkles early in the evening. Patchy fog through the night. Lows in the lower 30s. West winds 5 to 10 mph. Eastern KY .TONIGHT...Cloudy. Patchy drizzle in the evening. Patchy fog through the night. Lows in the mid 30s. West winds around 10 mph in the evening becoming light. ...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 02-16-2018 to 02-16-2018

Temperatures for the period averaged 54 degrees across the state which was 16 degrees warmer than normal and 8 degrees cooler than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 69 in the West to 69 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 19 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 20 degrees warmer than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 40 degrees in the West to 42 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 11 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 17 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 72 degrees at LOUISA 1S and the extreme low was 37 degrees at ALEXANDRIA 5NW.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.70 inches statewide which was 0.57 inches above normal and 549% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 0.44 inches, Central 0.65 inches, Bluegrass 1.03 inches and East 0.67 inches, which was 0.3, 0.51, 0.92 and 0.55 inches above normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.13 inches at HICKMAN 2E to a high of 1.66 inches at VANCEBURG 6W.


3-day Summary: Kentucky Climate Summary

Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period 02-14-2018 to 02-16-2018

Temperatures for the period averaged 58 degrees across the state which was 20 degrees warmer than normal and 20 degrees warmer than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 68 in the West to 68 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 19 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 19 degrees warmer than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 50 degrees in the West to 50 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 21 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 25 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 77 degrees at BOONEVILLE 2S and the extreme low was 34 degrees at BRANDENBURG 4SW.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 1.05 inches statewide which was 0.66 inches above normal and 271% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 0.69 inches, Central 0.93 inches, Bluegrass 1.53 inches and East 1.06 inches, which was 0.26, 0.5, 1.2 and 0.7 inches above normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.28 inches at FORT CAMPBELL to a high of 2.17 inches at CARROLLTON 2E.


7-day Summary: Kentucky Climate Summary

Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period 02-10-2018 to 02-16-2018

Temperatures for the period averaged 48 degrees across the state which was 11 degrees warmer than normal and 16 degrees warmer than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 54 in the West to 59 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 6 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 11 degrees warmer than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 38 degrees in the West to 43 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 10 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 18 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 77 degrees at BOONEVILLE 2S and the extreme low was 19 degrees at CAPE GIRARDEAU ASOS.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 2.51 inches statewide which was 1.6 inches above normal and 277% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 1.41 inches, Central 2.63 inches, Bluegrass 2.47 inches and East 3.53 inches, which was 0.4, 1.64, 1.69 and 2.68 inches above normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.51 inches at POPLAR BLUFF ASOS to a high of 5.45 inches at BARBOURVILLE 3E.


14-day Summary: Kentucky Climate Summary

Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period 02-03-2018 to 02-16-2018

Temperatures for the period averaged 40 degrees across the state which was 4 degrees warmer than normal and no change to the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 48 in the West to 51 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 1 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 4 degrees warmer than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 31 degrees in the West to 34 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 4 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 10 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 77 degrees at BOONEVILLE 2S and the extreme low was 5 degrees at CARBONDALE ASOS.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 3.79 inches statewide which was 2.02 inches above normal and 214% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 2.28 inches, Central 4.08 inches, Bluegrass 3.58 inches and East 5.21 inches, which was 0.32, 2.14, 2.05 and 3.54 inches above normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.71 inches at POPLAR BLUFF ASOS to a high of 7.64 inches at BARBOURVILLE 3E.


21-day Summary: Kentucky Climate Summary

Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period 01-27-2018 to 02-16-2018

Temperatures for the period averaged 40 degrees across the state which was 5 degrees warmer than normal and 12 degrees warmer than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 47 in the West to 49 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 1 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 3 degrees warmer than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 31 degrees in the West to 32 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 4 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 9 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 77 degrees at BOONEVILLE 2S and the extreme low was 5 degrees at CARBONDALE ASOS.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 4.65 inches statewide which was 2.06 inches above normal and 179% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 2.96 inches, Central 5.02 inches, Bluegrass 4.41 inches and East 6.19 inches, which was 0.12, 2.19, 2.17 and 3.72 inches above normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 1.10 inches at POPLAR BLUFF ASOS to a high of 9.01 inches at BARBOURVILLE 3E.


Month-to-date Summary: Kentucky Climate Summary

Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period 02-01-2018 to 02-16-2018

Temperatures for the period averaged 39 degrees across the state which was 4 degrees warmer than normal . High temperatures averaged from 47 in the West to 50 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 0 degrees from normal in the West to 3 degrees warmer than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 30 degrees in the West to 33 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 3 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 9 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 77 at BOONEVILLE 2S and the extreme low was 5 at CARBONDALE ASOS.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 3.98 inches statewide which was 1.96 inches above normal and 197% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 2.36 inches, Central 4.24 inches, Bluegrass 3.74 inches and East 5.56 inches, which was 0.13, 2.03, 1.99 and 3.65 inches above normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.71 inches at POPLAR BLUFF ASOS to a high of 8.14 inches at BARBOURVILLE 3E.


30-day Summary: Kentucky Climate Summary

Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period 01-18-2018 to 02-16-2018

Temperatures for the period averaged 40 degrees across the state which was 6 degrees warmer than normal and 12 degrees warmer than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 48 in the West to 50 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 3 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 5 degrees warmer than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 31 degrees in the West to 31 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 5 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 8 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 77 degrees at BOONEVILLE 2S and the extreme low was -6 degrees at MONTICELLO AWOS.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 4.88 inches statewide which was 1.24 inches above normal and 134% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 3.42 inches, Central 5.20 inches, Bluegrass 4.58 inches and East 6.34 inches, which was -0.52, 1.26, 1.43 and 2.81 inches respectively from normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 1.74 inches at POPLAR BLUFF ASOS to a high of 9.04 inches at BARBOURVILLE 3E.


60-day Summary: Kentucky Climate Summary

Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period 12-19-2017 to 02-16-2018

Temperatures for the period averaged 34 degrees across the state which was 0 degrees from normal . High temperatures averaged from 41 in the West to 44 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 4 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 1 degrees cooler than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 26 degrees in the West to 26 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 77 at BOONEVILLE 2S and the extreme low was -17 at MONTICELLO AWOS.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 8.48 inches statewide which was 0.96 inches above normal and 113% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 7.91 inches, Central 8.99 inches, Bluegrass 7.46 inches and East 9.55 inches, which was -0.12, 0.88, 0.94 and 2.15 inches respectively from normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 4.11 inches at MONTICELLO AWOS to a high of 13.16 inches at WHITLEY CITY 3N.


90-day Summary: Kentucky Climate Summary

Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period 11-19-2017 to 02-16-2018

Temperatures for the period averaged 36 degrees across the state which was 1 degrees cooler than normal . High temperatures averaged from 45 in the West to 46 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 2 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 1 degrees cooler than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 28 degrees in the West to 27 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 1 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 1 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 77 at BOONEVILLE 2S and the extreme low was -17 at MONTICELLO AWOS.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 9.34 inches statewide which was 2.64 inches below normal and 78% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 8.72 inches, Central 9.75 inches, Bluegrass 8.23 inches and East 10.65 inches, which was 4.38, 3.16, 2.13 and 0.92 inches below normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 4.86 inches at CARBONDALE ASOS to a high of 14.46 inches at WHITLEY CITY 3N.


120-day Summary: Kentucky Climate Summary

Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period 10-20-2017 to 02-16-2018

Temperatures for the period averaged 40 degrees across the state which was 0 degrees from normal . High temperatures averaged from 49 in the West to 50 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 2 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 1 degrees cooler than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 32 degrees in the West to 31 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 83 at CAPE GIRARDEAU ASOS and the extreme low was -17 at MONTICELLO AWOS.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 13.43 inches statewide which was 1.95 inches below normal and 87% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 13.21 inches, Central 13.90 inches, Bluegrass 12.85 inches and East 13.75 inches, which was 3.76, 2.52, 0.56 and 0.96 inches below normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 7.22 inches at MONTICELLO AWOS to a high of 18.14 inches at WHITLEY CITY 3N.


180-day Summary: Kentucky Climate Summary

Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period 08-21-2017 to 02-16-2018

Temperatures for the period averaged 49 degrees across the state which was 0 degrees from normal . High temperatures averaged from 60 in the West to 59 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 41 degrees in the West to 40 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 1 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 3 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 104 at BOONEVILLE 2S and the extreme low was -17 at MONTICELLO AWOS.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 21.80 inches statewide which was 0.35 inches below normal and 98% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 21.30 inches, Central 24.56 inches, Bluegrass 21.01 inches and East 20.32 inches, which was -2.37, 0.90, 1.24 and -1.18 inches respectively from normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 9.53 inches at POPLAR BLUFF ASOS to a high of 31.24 inches at GREENVILLE 6N.

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