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Kentucky Climate Update

This web page will provide users with an indepth view of the current climatological situation in Kentucky. Climate related graphs and maps will be update daily, weekly and monthly to provide Kentucky residents the latest information for Kentucky's past, present and future climate status. Sources are from UKAWC, NWS, NCEP, CPC, NCDC, USGS and the Kentucky Climate Center. Let us know if there are addition items you would like to see on this page. Tom Priddy, Director UK Ag. Weather Center. Click any image to enlarge. Additional drought information is available here.

Click here for the latest Weekly Kentucky Weather Summary, and click here for the latest Monthly Kentucky Climate Report. For Past Years Click here.





Climate Summaries By Climate Disision: West, Central, Bluegrass, East, All



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Click here for the SOI trend graph
Click here for the Weekly Palmer Drought and Crop Moisture data for Kentucky
Kentucky Hydrologic and Agricultural Drought Status:

Date: Monday Aug 5 2019
Re: Palmer Drought (PDSI)/Crop Moisture (CMI) Indices

Near Normal Temperatures and Below Normal Rainfall:

Overall, the state averaged 0.67 inches for the week, which is about a third of an 
inch below normal. Coverage was more of the hit or miss variety, with isolated to 
scattered showers and storms in place most of the week. While some areas saw very 
little, others that got caught underneath slow-moving cells saw more than 1.5 inches. 
Portions of North-Central Kentucky have trended to the drier side over the past two
weeks with rainfall departure of 1 to 2 inches below normal. Temperatures ran 
around normal for the period with highs consistently getting into the middle 80s to 
low 90s. 

WEST KY Long-term Hydrological Moisture status is: NEAR NORMAL
CENTRAL KY Long-term Hydrological Moisture status is: NEAR NORMAL
BLUEGRASS KY Long-term Hydrological Moisture status is: NEAR NORMAL
EAST KY Long-term Hydrological Moisture status is: NEAR NORMAL

WEST KY Crop Moisture status is: Favorable For Normal Growth And Fieldwork
CENTRAL KY Crop Moisture status is: Topsoil Moisture Short, Germination Slow
BLUEGRASS KY Crop Moisture status is: Topsoil Moisture Short, Germination Slow
EAST KY Crop Moisture status is: Topsoil Moisture Short, Germination Slow

Rainfall needed above normal to end the hydrological drought: West 0.00 inches, 
Central 0.00 inches, Bluegrass 0.00 inches and East 0.00 inches.

       WEEKLY PALMER DROUGHT AND CROP MOISTURE DATA FOR THE CLIMATE DIVISIONS IN THE CENTRAL REGION
                                CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER, NCEP, NWS, NOAA
                    WEEK 22 OF THE 2019 GROWING SEASON IS THE WEEK ENDING 3 AUG 2019
                                           SOIL     PCT                           MONTH  PRELIM-P  PRECIP
                                         MOISTURE  FIELD                  CHANGE  MOIST  FINAL -F  NEEDED
                                       UPPER LOWER  CAP.  POT  RUN  CROP   FROM    ANOM  PALMER    TO END
                            TEMP  PCPN LAYER LAYER  END  EVAP  OFF MOIST   PREV    (Z)   DROUGHT   DROUGHT
ST CD CLIMATE DIVISION       (F)  (IN)  (IN)  (IN)  WEEK (IN) (IN) INDEX   WEEK   INDEX  INDEX      (IN)
KY  1 WESTERN               77.3  0.26  0.00  6.72  74.7 1.33 0.00  0.12  -0.30   -0.18    1.12 P
KY  2 CENTRAL               77.4  0.30  0.00  6.00  66.6 1.34 0.00 -0.28  -0.35   -1.53    1.65 P
KY  3 BLUEGRASS             76.5  0.58  0.00  5.72  63.5 1.31 0.00 -0.41  -0.24   -1.62    0.99 P
KY  4 EASTERN               75.4  0.56  0.00  3.94  65.6 1.28 0.00 -0.09  -0.34   -0.65    1.59 P


 
Note: In the "Precip Needed to End Drought" column...that rainfall is needed ABOVE NORMAL./K. Thomas Priddy, UKAWC


Daily Streamflow Conditions/ Map of below normal 7-day average streamflow compared to historical streamflow for the day of the year (Kentucky)



30 Day Outlook Discussion Here
90 Day Outlook Discussion Here

Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Kentucky
Based on observations at 900pm EDT, Saturday August 17, 2019

Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 84 degrees west, near 83 degrees central, and near 80 degrees east. Current sky conditions are fair west, fair central, and fair east. In the west, relative humidity is near 65%, and the dew point is near 71 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 60%, and the dew point is near 68 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 62%, and the dew point is near 66 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 5 mph west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the south at 7 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are calm east, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 88 degrees at Louisville International. The lowest temperature is 79 degrees at Somerset.

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Kentucky State Forecast

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Fayette County Precision Ag. Weather Forecast

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