Nelson County, KY Weather And Climate Synopsis

(Click image to zoom) or Click Here

36 Hr. Forecast Map
All Radar images NOAA/UKAWC
All Satellite images NOAA

County Hazardous Weather Outlook County Weather for Emergency Managers County Drought Status
Weather Summary County Ag Weather Advisory Hourly Observations Nowcast 7 Day Forecast Medium & Long Range Outlook
Precipitation Report Kentucky Climate Summary GIS Estimates Almanac Precision Ag., Lawn & Garden Forecast Historical Facts

Palmer Drought Index

Crop Moisture Index
Also see:

NWS: Calculated Soil Moisture.
UKAWC: NEW weather pages here...

A joint service of the UK Ag Weather Center and the National Weather Service.

Updated Monday Evening, January 25, 2021

...Rain sticking around through tonight, dry tomorrow...

Widespread showers with some embedded storms continue to progress across the eastern half of the state early this evening. Coverage becomes more scattered to the west and eventually pushes east of the state late tonight and into early tomorrow morning. Much of the state has already seen 1 to 3+ inches of rainfall. The highest totals have been located across SW KY where Flash Flood Warnings and Flood Advisories are in effect. If you encounter a flooded road, turn around and find an alternative route.

After a dry Tuesday, precipitation returns on Wednesday. This event will feature a mix of precipitation with snow across Northern KY and rain to the south. Saying that, this looks to be a light accumulation event. We do dry out the rest of the work week, but looking ahead, outlooks hint at the wet pattern continuing into the first week of February.

(New) Ag Weather web site, Next 48 hours in Kentucky, All States,

Latest UK Weather Articles

USDA's Ag Weather:National Ag. Weather Outlook, International Ag. Weather Summary ,International Highlights , Next Weather Event?
Current Surface Map, Regional, Composite, TWC, Yesterday's Highs, Lows ,
Upper Air,Scientific Discussion from NWS

Click here for UKAWC Point Agricultural, Lawn & Garden Forecast/Outlook in case of corrupt tables.

Regional Hourly Observations For NELSON County, Kentucky
Issued at 100 AM EST TUE JAN 26 2021
LOUISVILLE/SDF DRIZZLE   40  38  93 N5        29.62F                  
LOUISVILLE/LOU CLOUDY    40  37  89 NE3       29.62F                  
FORT KNOX      CLOUDY    40  40 100 CALM      29.61  FOG              

KY Round-up, Current Temperatures, Dewpoint, Rh, Wind, Regional Obs., Station Model, NWS Louisville
Meteograms: Paducah , Evansville , Bowling Green , Hopkinsville , Frankfort , Louisville , Lexington , Covington , Jackson , London , About Meteograms

Current Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Conditions in Kentucky
Based on observations at 100am EST, Tuesday January 26, 2021

Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 44 degrees west, near 43 degrees central, and near 51 degrees east. Current sky conditions are fog west, cloudy central, and light rain east. In the west, relative humidity is near 96%, and the dew point is near 43 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 97%, and the dew point is near 42 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 92%, and the dew point is near 49 degrees. Current drying conditions are poor west, poor central, and poor east. Tobacco stripping conditions are favorable west, favorable central, and favorable east. Visibility is less than one mile west. Winds are from the west at 6 mph west, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to fog. Winds are from the east at 5 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the south at 6 mph east, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to light rain. The livestock cold stress index is in the no stress category west, no stress category central, and no stress category east. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 58 degrees at London. The lowest temperature is 35 degrees at Covington.

List of Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Observations in Kentucky

UKAWC Radar, NWS Radar (NEW!), SPC Radar, SkyWarn, NEXRAD,
Hazardous Weather Outlook For NELSON County, Kentucky
404 PM EST Mon Jan 25 2021 /304 PM CST Mon Jan 25 2021/

 DAY ONE  Tonight.

Widespread soaking rainfall will continue until early evening, with
localized heavy rainfall possible later in the evening. Minor
flooding of low-lying areas will be possible where heavy rain falls
repeatedly. The best chance of flooding or ponding will be south of
the Western Kentucky and Bluegrass Parkways. 

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Tuesday through Sunday.

Minor snow accumulations are possible Wednesday afternoon into
Wednesday night, mainly across southern Indiana and north central 


Spotters are encouraged to report any observed flooding through

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

7-Day Forecast For NELSON County, KY
353 PM EST Mon Jan 25 2021

Showers and chance of thunderstorms in the evening, then chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight. Areas of fog through the night. Lows in the lower 40s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph shifting to the southwest after midnight. Chance of precipitation near 100 percent.

Partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 50s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 30s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of rain showers and snow showers. Highs in the upper 30s. North winds up to 10 mph.

Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of light freezing rain and snow showers. Lows in the lower 20s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 30s.

Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 20s.

Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 40s.

Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 20s.

Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers possibly mixed with snow showers. Highs in the upper 40s. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.

Rain showers. Near steady temperature in the lower 40s. Chance of showers 80 percent.

Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers. Highs in the lower 50s.

Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 30s.

Partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 40s.

Day 1 Precip, Day 2, 5 Day Total, Days 1-5, ALL

Medium & Long Range Outlook For NELSON County, Kentucky
                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                JAN 31-FEB 4  FEB 2-FEB 8    JAN       JAN-MAR                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:      Above        Above      Above      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Above        Above      Above      Above                      

....  Medium and long range outlooks provided by NCEP/K. Thomas Priddy
TWC Jet, 15-Day Jet,Trend, Max/Mins
6 to 10 Day , 8 to 14 Day , Text, 30-Day Outook, 90-Day Outook, 120-Day Outlook

Drought Status For NELSON County, Kentucky
(Based on the latest Palmer Drought Severity and Crop Moisture Indices)

Hydrological Drought (PDSI) Situation:

Current Long-term Hydrological Moisture Status: NEAR NORMAL           (PDSI=   1.94)
Rainfall Needed:  0.00 inches ABOVE NORMAL

Crop Moisture (CMI) Situation:

Current Short-term Crop Moisture Status: Favorable For Normal Growth And Fieldwork    (CMI=   0.70)
Change From Previous Week: DRIER      SOILS ( -0.47)

Note: Due to rainfall variability within each climate division, check Precip Reports/GIS Estimates and the Kentucky Climate Summary for the latest moisture information for this county.

Additional Drought Info.: UKAWC Drought Page

Kentucky Climate Summary
Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period 01-18-2021 to 01-24-2021

Temperatures for the period averaged 36 degrees across the state which was 3 degrees warmer than normal and 2 degrees warmer than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 45 in the West to 42 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 2 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 1 degrees cooler than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 31 degrees in the West to 28 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 6 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 6 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 55 degrees at BOWLING GREEN APT and the extreme low was 5 degrees at PIKEVILLE 13S.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.17 inches statewide which was 0.65 inches below normal and 21% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 0.25 inches, Central 0.25 inches, Bluegrass 0.07 inches and East 0.12 inches, which was 0.62, 0.62, 0.64 and 0.71 inches below normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.01 inches at LOUISA 1S to a high of 0.43 inches at MAYFIELD 6SW.

Kentucky Climate Summaries: Last day, Last 3 days, 7 days, 14, 21, 30, 60, 90 days
Yesterday's Weather Data, Kentucky Climate in Review

Almanac Information
Tuesday January 26, 2021 the 26th Day of Year

Declination -18.380000
Distance 0.999724 AU
Rise 07:47 EST Set 17:56 EST
Transit Meridian 12:51 EST
Civil Twilight Begins 07:20 EST Ends 18:23 EST

Normal Max/Min Temperature for Today: 43 / 22

Calculations made for central point in Kentucky
Time in ET -- and will vary due to location and
elevation -- Priddy

Sunrise/Sunset/Moonrise/Moonset Computation (USN)
What the Moon looks like right now (USN)

On This Day In

Weather History...

The Rolling Fork River in Kentucky set a record crest at Boston, KY with a 
stage of 55.2 feet. (NWS Louisville)
Lexington, KY's snowiest day: 13.4 inches. (NWS Louisville)
A paralyzing blizzard struck the Midwest. One to three feet of snow fell in
Michigan, and 20 to 40 inches was reported across Indiana. Winds reached 70
mph in Michigan, and gusted above 100 mph in Ohio. The high winds produced
snow drifts twenty feet high in Michigan and Indiana stranding thousands on
the interstate highways. Temperatures in Ohio dropped from the 40s to near
zero during the storm. (David Ludlum)
UKAWC Briefing Page

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