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Serving Kentucky residents
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Mouseover to pause!......Kentucky Short-term forecast... Western KY .TODAY...Partly sunny. Isolated showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 80s. Southwest winds around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation 20 percent. Central KY .THIS AFTERNOON...Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 80s. West winds 5 to 10 mph. Eastern KY .REST OF TODAY...Mostly cloudy early then becoming partly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms early. Highs in the mid 80s. 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 06-23-2018 to 06-23-2018

Temperatures for the period averaged 74 degrees across the state which was 0 degrees from normal and 2 degrees cooler than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 84 in the West to 83 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 3 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 65 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 0 degrees from normal in the West to 5 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 88 degrees at BURKESVILLE 3W and the extreme low was 62 degrees at BARBOURVILLE 3E.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.07 inches statewide which was 0.08 inches below normal and 47% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 0.03 inches, Central 0.02 inches, Bluegrass 0.01 inches and East 0.20 inches, which was -0.12, -0.12, -0.14 and 0.05 inches respectively from normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.00 inches at ALBANY 1N to a high of 0.74 inches at MCKEE 5S.


3-day Summary: Kentucky Climate Summary

Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period 06-21-2018 to 06-23-2018

Temperatures for the period averaged 75 degrees across the state which was 1 degrees warmer than normal and 6 degrees cooler than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 83 in the West to 82 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 4 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 2 degrees cooler than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 67 degrees in the West to 68 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 2 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 8 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 88 degrees at BURKESVILLE 3W and the extreme low was 62 degrees at BARBOURVILLE 3E.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.89 inches statewide which was 0.45 inches above normal and 201% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 1.03 inches, Central 0.75 inches, Bluegrass 0.94 inches and East 0.84 inches, which was 0.59, 0.31, 0.5 and 0.39 inches above normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.00 inches at FRANKFORT 7S to a high of 2.16 inches at CYNTHIANA 8N.


7-day Summary: Kentucky Climate Summary

Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period 06-17-2018 to 06-23-2018

Temperatures for the period averaged 78 degrees across the state which was 4 degrees warmer than normal and 2 degrees warmer than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 87 in the West to 86 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 0 degrees from normal in the West to 2 degrees warmer than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 70 degrees in the West to 68 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 6 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 8 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 97 degrees at BOWLING GREEN APT and the extreme low was 61 degrees at MCKEE 5S.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 1.07 inches statewide which was 0.05 inches above normal and 105% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 1.06 inches, Central 0.93 inches, Bluegrass 1.18 inches and East 1.13 inches, which was 0.05, -0.08, 0.16 and 0.10 inches respectively from normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.07 inches at BARBOURVILLE 3E to a high of 3.93 inches at VANCEBURG 6W.


14-day Summary: Kentucky Climate Summary

Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period 06-10-2018 to 06-23-2018

Temperatures for the period averaged 77 degrees across the state which was 4 degrees warmer than 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 2 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 2 degrees warmer than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 70 degrees in the West to 66 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 6 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 7 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 97 degrees at BOWLING GREEN APT and the extreme low was 56 degrees at PAINTSVILLE 4W.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 2.26 inches statewide which was 0.22 inches above normal and 111% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 2.15 inches, Central 1.90 inches, Bluegrass 2.70 inches and East 2.28 inches, which was 0.17, -0.14, 0.64 and 0.21 inches respectively from normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.17 inches at MONTICELLO AWOS to a high of 4.94 inches at MOREHEAD 4NE.


21-day Summary: Kentucky Climate Summary

Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period 06-03-2018 to 06-23-2018

Temperatures for the period averaged 76 degrees across the state which was 4 degrees warmer than normal and 8 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 3 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 2 degrees warmer than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 68 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 6 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 97 degrees at BOWLING GREEN APT and the extreme low was 49 degrees at CYNTHIANA 8N.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 2.36 inches statewide which was 0.76 inches below normal and 76% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 2.33 inches, Central 1.95 inches, Bluegrass 2.73 inches and East 2.42 inches, which was 0.69, 1.18, 0.43 and 0.74 inches below normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.38 inches at MONTICELLO AWOS to a high of 5.13 inches at MOREHEAD 4NE.


Month-to-date Summary: Kentucky Climate Summary

Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period 06-01-2018 to 06-23-2018

Temperatures for the period averaged 76 degrees across the state which was 4 degrees warmer than normal . High temperatures averaged from 88 in the West to 84 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 3 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 1 degrees warmer than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 68 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 6 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 97 at BOWLING GREEN APT and the extreme low was 49 at CYNTHIANA 8N.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 2.74 inches statewide which was 0.69 inches below normal and 80% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 2.58 inches, Central 2.65 inches, Bluegrass 3.01 inches and East 2.70 inches, which was 0.75, 0.81, 0.45 and 0.78 inches below normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.76 inches at MONTICELLO AWOS to a high of 6.10 inches at EVANSVILLE ASOS.


30-day Summary: Kentucky Climate Summary

Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period 05-25-2018 to 06-23-2018

Temperatures for the period averaged 76 degrees across the state which was 5 degrees warmer than normal and 8 degrees warmer than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 88 in the West to 84 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 4 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 2 degrees warmer than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 68 degrees in the West to 64 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 6 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 7 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 97 degrees at BOWLING GREEN APT and the extreme low was 49 degrees at CYNTHIANA 8N.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 4.51 inches statewide which was 0.04 inches below normal and 99% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 4.98 inches, Central 4.38 inches, Bluegrass 4.42 inches and East 4.26 inches, which was 0.55, -0.23, -0.13 and -0.34 inches respectively from normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 1.31 inches at POPLAR BLUFF ASOS to a high of 9.20 inches at EVANSVILLE ASOS.


60-day Summary: Kentucky Climate Summary

Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period 04-25-2018 to 06-23-2018

Temperatures for the period averaged 72 degrees across the state which was 5 degrees warmer than normal . High temperatures averaged from 84 in the West to 81 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 4 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 3 degrees warmer than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 64 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 8 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 97 at BOWLING GREEN APT and the extreme low was 28 at BOONEVILLE 2S.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 7.84 inches statewide which was 1.42 inches below normal and 85% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 7.84 inches, Central 7.50 inches, Bluegrass 8.45 inches and East 7.58 inches, which was 1.6, 2.02, 0.51 and 1.55 inches below normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 3.27 inches at MONTICELLO AWOS to a high of 14.60 inches at MOREHEAD 4NE.


90-day Summary: Kentucky Climate Summary

Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period 03-26-2018 to 06-23-2018

Temperatures for the period averaged 65 degrees across the state which was 3 degrees warmer than normal . High temperatures averaged from 76 in the West to 75 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 54 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 97 at BOWLING GREEN APT and the extreme low was 18 at MONTICELLO AWOS.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 13.91 inches statewide which was 0.34 inches above normal and 102% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 14.61 inches, Central 13.38 inches, Bluegrass 14.40 inches and East 13.27 inches, which was 0.33, -0.57, 1.53 and 0.08 inches respectively from normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 7.48 inches at MONTICELLO AWOS to a high of 20.88 inches at MOREHEAD 4NE.


120-day Summary: Kentucky Climate Summary

Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period 02-24-2018 to 06-23-2018

Temperatures for the period averaged 60 degrees across the state which was 2 degrees warmer than normal . High temperatures averaged from 71 in the West to 70 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 0 degrees from normal in the West to 0 degrees from normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 52 degrees in the West to 49 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 3 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 5 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 97 at BOWLING GREEN APT and the extreme low was 15 at MONTICELLO AWOS.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 18.48 inches statewide which was 0.63 inches above normal and 104% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 18.98 inches, Central 18.36 inches, Bluegrass 18.55 inches and East 18.01 inches, which was 0.11, -0.10, 1.83 and 0.66 inches respectively from normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 10.39 inches at MONTICELLO AWOS to a high of 24.72 inches at MOREHEAD 4NE.


180-day Summary: Kentucky Climate Summary

Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period 12-26-2017 to 06-23-2018

Temperatures for the period averaged 52 degrees across the state which was 2 degrees warmer than normal . High temperatures averaged from 62 in the West to 61 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 44 degrees in the West to 42 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 3 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 5 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 97 at BOWLING GREEN APT and the extreme low was -17 at MONTICELLO AWOS.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 27.82 inches statewide which was 2.48 inches above normal and 110% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 29.26 inches, Central 27.98 inches, Bluegrass 27.36 inches and East 26.67 inches, which was 2.34, 1.44, 4.16 and 1.97 inches above normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 15.69 inches at MONTICELLO AWOS to a high of 35.99 inches at WHITLEY CITY 3N.

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