Kentucky Mesonet(WKU)

Summaries of Kentucky Weather data are provided by the University of Kentucky, College of Agriculture, Ag. Weather Center. For raw data from the Kentucky Mesonet, contact the Kentucky Mesonet at: 270.745.4567 kymesonet@wku.edu


Kentucky Ag Models

A cooperation between the UK Ag Weather Center, Kentucky Mesonet, and the National Weather Service

Irrigation Manager:

Evapotranspiration is a general way to estimate how much moisture or water your farm is losing on a daily basis. Comparing this data to the daily rainfall totals can give an idea as to whether irrigation is necessary and if so, how much. This program was developed to aid the grower in this aspect of farm management, while at the same time, saving money. In this model, a grower can obtain a variety of information in relation to irrigation purposes ranging from evapotranspiration estimates, rainfall totals, to a generalized moisture surplus or deficit over a specific time period (Model).

Plant Disease and Insect Prediction Models:

In cooperation with specialists across the College of Agriculture at the University of Kentucky, models were created to predict the onset of particular diseases and insects related to apples, pears, peaches, grapes, and turf grass. Each model contains a brief description of the disease or insect, in addition to the current risk for a certain location, preventative measures, and spraying applications (Model).

Degree Day Models:

Models were developed to allow Kentucky growers to utilize the calculation of growing degree days (GDDs) in a variety of applications. This ranges from calculating the amount of GDDs accumulated since corn planting to estimating the onset of a particular pest. Maps are also included for comparison across the Commonwealth (Model).

Burley Curing Model:

Proper curing of burley tobacco depends as much on management and facilities as it does on the weather. Each year there are good and poor periods of curing weather, but overall, the natural air curing in Kentucky and surrounding states produces high quality burley tobacco. The following model gives real time guidance on curing management based on real-time data from the Kentucky Mesonet and the UK Point Ag Forecast (Model).



Residental Energy Model: Heating & Cooling Degree Days

Summary of Kentucky Mesonet & NWS Weather Stations for various time periods for entire state:(Updated daily - Based on PM Obs.)
LAST n DAYS1371421306090120180360
AVE TEMP7878787674757574726660
DEPART.3320-2 -1 -1 0124
PRECIP0.010.030.841.453.294.989.1614.3619.6728.2344.63
DEPART.-0.11 -0.34 -0.02 -0.30 0.601.040.981.622.232.21-3.66
%NORM88988312212611211311310892

Climate Summaries By Climate Disision: West, Center, Bluegrass, East


Daily AM Data Summary Tables for Mesonet Sites and NWS Stations: (Departure from climate divisional normals recently added)
last 3, 7, 14, 21, 30, 60, 90, 120, Kentucky Mesonet: http://www.kymesonet.org


Kentucky Climate Maps & Narratives (NWS + Kentucky Mesonet Stations, 24 Hour Period, 7 PM to 7 PM):
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Daily PM Data Summary Tables for Mesonet Sites: (Departure from climate divisional normals recently added)
last 3, 7, 14, 21, 30, 60, 90, 120, 180 days.

Daily PM Climate Narratives for Mesonet Sites: (Departure from climate divisional normals recently added)
last 3, 7, 14, 21, 30, 60, 90, 120, 180 days.


KY PM Daily Data: Click here for KY PM daily data


UKAWC: Kydata database (NWS + Ag Weather Stations)
UKAWC: Regional Precipitation Summary, Graphics
UKAWC Regional Ag Weather Summary (Select Format): Spring , Summer , Fall
Kentucky Weather & Crop Report (Current & previous issues),
UKAWC Kentucky Current Growing Season Summary: [Weekly | Monthly ], Past Years, Past Forecast Maps

Kentucky Monthly Statewide Data
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Rainfall Totals Temperature Ranking

Kentucky Monthly Climate Division Data
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1895-Present Monthly Rainfall West (CD-1), Graph Central (CD-2),Graph Bluegrass (CD-3),Graph East (CD-4),Graph
1895-Present Monthly Temperature West (CD-1),Graph Central (CD-2),Graph Bluegrass (CD-3),Graph East (CD-4),Graph