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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.
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Tom Priddy, Director UK Ag. Weather Center.
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Click here for the latest Weekly Kentucky Weather Summary, and click
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Climate Summaries By Climate Disision:
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 Dec 11 2017
Re: Palmer Drought (PDSI)/Crop Moisture (CMI) Indices
Below Normal Temperatures and Precipitation:
The Commonwealth got a taste of winter with below normal temperatures in place and
even some early season snowfall. Precipitation came in a couple different rounds,
one on Monday night/Tuesday and the other on Saturday. The first brought a round of
widespread showers and gusty winds along a cold front. Most received between a half
to three quarters inch. High temperatures cooled back into the 40s on Wednesday, but
the state received another reinforcing shot of cold air on Thursday. Highs from
Thursday onward stayed in the 30s for most, with lows dropping into the teens at
times. Saturday brought the second round of precipitation, but with cold air already
in place, snow accumulated for many locations. With that said, most accumulations
were under a half inch.
WEST KY Long-term Hydrological Moisture status is: NEAR NORMAL
CENTRAL KY Long-term Hydrological Moisture status is: UNUSUAL MOIST SPELL
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: Moisture Adequate For Present Needs
CENTRAL KY Crop Moisture status is: Moisture Adequate For Present Needs
BLUEGRASS KY Crop Moisture status is: Moisture Adequate For Present Needs
EAST KY Crop Moisture status is: Moisture Adequate For Present Needs
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 41 OF THE 2017 GROWING SEASON IS THE WEEK ENDING 9 DEC 2017
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 40.6 0.72 1.00 8.00 100.0 0.07 0.39 0.68 0.58 -0.29 1.24 P
KY 2 CENTRAL 39.0 0.69 1.00 8.00 100.0 0.05 0.44 0.67 0.58 -0.35 2.16 P
KY 3 BLUEGRASS 38.2 0.61 1.00 8.00 100.0 0.05 0.39 0.58 0.34 0.17 1.37 P
KY 4 EASTERN 38.8 0.56 1.00 5.00 100.0 0.05 0.32 0.53 0.49 -0.39 1.54 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 200am EST, Sunday December 17, 2017
Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 44 degrees west, near 37 degrees central, and near 39 degrees east. Current sky conditions are cloudy west, partly cloudy central, and cloudy east. In the west, relative humidity is near 55%, and the dew point is near 29 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 70%, and the dew point is near 28 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 62%, and the dew point is near 27 degrees. Current drying conditions are fair west, fair central, and fair east. Tobacco stripping conditions are marginal west, marginal central, and marginal east. Winds are calm west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the south at 9 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The wind chill is near 30 degrees central. Winds are from the southwest at 3 mph east, where conditions are favorable for spraying. 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 44 degrees at Paducah. The lowest temperature is 31 degrees at London.
for the entire list of ag. weather observations across Kentucky.
Kentucky State Forecast
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Fayette County Precision Ag. Weather Forecast
Ag Weather Center, Department of Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky