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Weather Synopsis For Kentucky
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From the Agricultural Weather Center, in the University of Kentucky, College of Agriculture, Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering Department... here is your Ag Weather Synopsis for Kentucky compiled by Meteorologist Matt Dixon and Research & Extension Agricultural Meteorologist and Director of the UK Ag Weather Center, Tom Priddy ... To send us questions/comments, click here!

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Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Kentucky

Based on observations at 500pm EDT, Thursday August 16, 2018

Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 87 degrees west, near 80 degrees central, and near 81 degrees east. Current sky conditions are fair west, fair central, and fair east. In the west, relative humidity is near 64%, and the dew point is near 74 degrees. The heat index is near 95 degrees west. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 71%, and the dew point is near 70 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 76%, and the dew point is near 73 degrees. Current drying conditions are fair west, fair central, and fair east. The livestock heat stress category is danger west, no stress central, and no stress east. Winds are from the southwest at 9 mph west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the south at 14 mph with gusts at 23 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Winds are variable at 3 mph east, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 89 degrees at Bowling Green. The lowest temperature is 71 degrees at London. Click here for the entire list of ag. weather observations across Kentucky. [MP3] here.

Updated Thursday Evening, August 16, 2018

...Waves Of Rainfall Into The Weekend...

Kentucky has entered into a rather active pattern over much of the upcoming week. Just today, counties along the river across North Central Kentucky recieved in upwards of 2 inches in spots. While numerous showers and storms exit Eastern Kentucky this evening, the current thinking is for scattered coverage to remain overnight, before another round of elevated coverage tomorrow. As was the case today, storms will be capable of producing very heavy rainfall and could lead to localized flooding.

Shower and storm chances then continue through the weekend and into the upcoming work week. Sunday appears to be the one day through the period where Kentucky could see a break.

Kentucky Forecast

Western KY:
Central KY:
Eastern KY:

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Click here to see the forecast locations for rain, snow and a winter mix in Kentucky.
here to see the forecast temperatures for Kentucky.

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 Across the Commonwealth...
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.


New Percent of Normal Rainfall Maps available for NWS and Ky Mesonet weather stations updated daily ... here....
All temperature and rainfall maps, tables and summaries ... here....

Summary of Kentucky Mesonet & NWS Weather Stations for various time periods for entire state:

Climate Summaries By Climate Disision: All Summaries for Kentucky
More KY Climate Info, PointAgCast, Mobile.

Kentucky Crop Calendar Here.

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