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Mouseover to pause!......Kentucky Short-term forecast... Western KY .TONIGHT...Partly cloudy in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 70s. Southwest winds up to 10 mph. Central KY .TONIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 70s. South winds 5 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation 40 percent. Eastern KY .TONIGHT...Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening, then showers likely and a slight chance of thunderstorms late. Lows around 70. Light winds. Chance of rain 70 percent. ...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 08-14-2018 to 08-14-2018

Temperatures for the period averaged 75 degrees across the state which was 0 degrees from normal and 2 degrees warmer than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 88 in the West to 85 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 64 degrees in the West to 63 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 2 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 0 degrees from normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 94 degrees at MADISONVILLE 4S and the extreme low was 59 degrees at RICHMOND 8E.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.01 inches statewide which was 0.11 inches below normal and 8% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 0.02 inches, Central 0.00 inches, Bluegrass 0.00 inches and East 0.00 inches, which was 0.09, 0.12, 0.12 and 0.13 inches below normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.00 inches at ALBANY 1N to a high of 0.34 inches at POPLAR BLUFF ASOS.


3-day Summary: Kentucky Climate Summary

Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period 08-12-2018 to 08-14-2018

Temperatures for the period averaged 74 degrees across the state which was 2 degrees cooler than normal and 2 degrees cooler than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 88 in the West to 84 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 0 degrees from normal in the West to 2 degrees cooler than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 64 degrees in the West to 63 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 2 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 0 degrees from normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 94 degrees at MADISONVILLE 4S and the extreme low was 58 degrees at RICHMOND 8E.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.04 inches statewide which was 0.33 inches below normal and 11% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 0.02 inches, Central 0.02 inches, Bluegrass 0.08 inches and East 0.03 inches, which was 0.32, 0.34, 0.29 and 0.38 inches below normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.00 inches at ALEXANDRIA 5NW to a high of 1.26 inches at CARROLLTON 2E.


7-day Summary: Kentucky Climate Summary

Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period 08-08-2018 to 08-14-2018

Temperatures for the period averaged 75 degrees across the state which was 0 degrees from normal and 2 degrees cooler than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 87 in the West to 83 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 1 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 3 degrees cooler than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 67 degrees in the West to 66 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 94 degrees at MADISONVILLE 4S and the extreme low was 58 degrees at RICHMOND 8E.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.98 inches statewide which was 0.1 inches above normal and 111% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 0.89 inches, Central 0.90 inches, Bluegrass 0.99 inches and East 1.12 inches, which was 0.06, 0.04, 0.12 and 0.15 inches above normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.03 inches at CALHOUN 5NW to a high of 3.94 inches at PIKEVILLE 13S.


14-day Summary: Kentucky Climate Summary

Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period 08-01-2018 to 08-14-2018

Temperatures for the period averaged 76 degrees across the state which was 0 degrees from normal and no change to the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 88 in the West to 84 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 0 degrees from normal in the West to 2 degrees cooler than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 67 degrees in the West to 66 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 97 degrees at MADISONVILLE 4S and the extreme low was 56 degrees at MAYFIELD 6SW.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 1.75 inches statewide which was 0.08 inches below normal and 95% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 1.42 inches, Central 1.62 inches, Bluegrass 2.09 inches and East 1.85 inches, which was -0.33, -0.16, 0.29 and -0.16 inches respectively from normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.03 inches at EVANSVILLE ASOS to a high of 5.72 inches at SCOTTSVILLE 2W.


21-day Summary: Kentucky Climate Summary

Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period 07-25-2018 to 08-14-2018

Temperatures for the period averaged 75 degrees across the state which was 1 degrees cooler than normal and 4 degrees cooler than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 87 in the West to 84 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 2 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 2 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 0 degrees from normal in the West to 2 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 97 degrees at MADISONVILLE 4S and the extreme low was 55 degrees at HENDERSON 5E.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 2.48 inches statewide which was 0.33 inches below normal and 88% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 1.90 inches, Central 2.10 inches, Bluegrass 3.46 inches and East 2.44 inches, which was -0.78, -0.66, 0.69 and -0.59 inches respectively from normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.44 inches at BOWLING GREEN 5S to a high of 8.00 inches at FRANKFORT 7S.


Month-to-date Summary: Kentucky Climate Summary

Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period 08-01-2018 to 08-15-2018

Temperatures for the period averaged 76 degrees across the state which was 0 degrees from normal . High temperatures averaged from 88 in the West to 84 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 0 degrees from normal in the West to 2 degrees cooler than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 67 degrees in the West to 66 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 97 at MADISONVILLE 4S and the extreme low was 56 at MAYFIELD 6SW.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 1.87 inches statewide which was 0.09 inches below normal and 96% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 1.65 inches, Central 1.78 inches, Bluegrass 2.15 inches and East 1.90 inches, which was -0.21, -0.12, 0.22 and -0.24 inches respectively from normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.11 inches at OWENSBORO AWSS to a high of 5.85 inches at SCOTTSVILLE 2W.


30-day Summary: Kentucky Climate Summary

Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period 07-16-2018 to 08-14-2018

Temperatures for the period averaged 76 degrees across the state which was 0 degrees from normal and 2 degrees cooler than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 87 in the West to 84 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 2 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 3 degrees cooler than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 67 degrees in the West to 65 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 97 degrees at MADISONVILLE 4S and the extreme low was 54 degrees at MOREHEAD 4NE.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 4.50 inches statewide which was 0.44 inches above normal and 111% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 2.24 inches, Central 4.05 inches, Bluegrass 6.44 inches and East 5.26 inches, which was -1.63, 0.01, 2.45 and 0.93 inches respectively from normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.72 inches at CAMPBELLSVILLE 7W to a high of 11.62 inches at VANCEBURG 6W.


60-day Summary: Kentucky Climate Summary

Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period 06-16-2018 to 08-14-2018

Temperatures for the period averaged 77 degrees across the state which was 2 degrees warmer than normal . High temperatures averaged from 88 in the West to 85 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 69 degrees in the West to 66 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 3 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 4 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 98 at CAPE GIRARDEAU ASOS and the extreme low was 54 at MOREHEAD 4NE.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 9.53 inches statewide which was 1.2 inches above normal and 114% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 7.94 inches, Central 9.73 inches, Bluegrass 10.56 inches and East 9.88 inches, which was -0.17, 1.44, 2.36 and 1.17 inches respectively from normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 4.70 inches at OWENSBORO AWSS to a high of 17.77 inches at VANCEBURG 6W.


90-day Summary: Kentucky Climate Summary

Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period 05-17-2018 to 08-14-2018

Temperatures for the period averaged 76 degrees across the state which was 2 degrees warmer than normal . High temperatures averaged from 88 in the West to 84 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 2 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 0 degrees from normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 68 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 5 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 98 at CAPE GIRARDEAU ASOS and the extreme low was 36 at SHELBYVILLE 10W.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 14.40 inches statewide which was 1.4 inches above normal and 111% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 13.30 inches, Central 14.30 inches, Bluegrass 15.59 inches and East 14.43 inches, which was 0.63, 1.2, 2.78 and 1.01 inches above normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 7.74 inches at MONTICELLO AWOS to a high of 22.37 inches at FRANKFORT 7S.


120-day Summary: Kentucky Climate Summary

Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period 04-17-2018 to 08-14-2018

Temperatures for the period averaged 73 degrees across the state which was 3 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 62 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 4 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 6 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 98 at CAPE GIRARDEAU ASOS and the extreme low was 22 at MONTICELLO AWOS.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 17.61 inches statewide which was 0.04 inches above normal and 100% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 16.68 inches, Central 17.33 inches, Bluegrass 19.04 inches and East 17.38 inches, which was -1.05, -0.48, 2.00 and -0.33 inches respectively from normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 10.00 inches at MONTICELLO AWOS to a high of 26.63 inches at MOREHEAD 4NE.


180-day Summary: Kentucky Climate Summary

Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period 02-16-2018 to 08-14-2018

Temperatures for the period averaged 64 degrees across the state which was 2 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 cooler than normal in the West to 0 degrees from normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 56 degrees in the West to 54 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 3 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 6 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 98 at CAPE GIRARDEAU ASOS and the extreme low was 15 at MONTICELLO AWOS.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 30.64 inches statewide which was 4.57 inches above normal and 118% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 30.88 inches, Central 31.04 inches, Bluegrass 31.96 inches and East 28.70 inches, which was 3.86, 4.29, 7.3 and 2.83 inches above normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 17.33 inches at MONTICELLO AWOS to a high of 39.19 inches at FRANKFORT 7S.

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