Kentucky Monthly Weather Summary

For the Period: June 2019 Below Normal Temperatures and Much Above Normal Precipitation: After a slightly dry May, June went in the other direction. In fact, it ended up being the third wettest June of all time for the Bluegrass State with an average of 7.78 inches, but still quite a ways from the all-time wettest. This was set in 1928 when Kentucky sat at 11.67 inches. Normal is only 4.25 for June! While this was a statewide event with just about everyone seeing significant rainfall, Central Kentucky was tops on the list. This area averaged 4.14 inches between the 3rd and the 9th and followed that up with 4.15 inches between the 17th and 23rd. The active pattern did not let up until the last week of June, in which farmers finally got a window to get in the fields. The Kentucky Crop Progress and Condition Report, released on June 30th, mentioned some of the impacts from the wet month: low lying fields flooded, soybeans rotting in the ground before emerging, and over- maturity of hay due to the prolonged wet spell. Saying that, crop condition percentages remained overwhelmingly in the fair/good/excellent categories. Looking back a little farther, this is the fourth wettest January-June stretch with a state average of 34.88 inches. As wet as it was in 2018, Kentucky is even wetter this year. The consistent rainfall kept temperatures slightly below normal for the month, but that turned over the last week of June. Heat really built into the state with highs consistently getting in the upper 80s to low 90s. Combined with higher humidity, the livestock heat stress index jumped into the danger category each afternoon and evening.

2019 Monthly Summary Archive


Past Years Growing Season Summary

KY Precipitation Departures

KY Temperature Departures