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Ag Weather Update

Matt Dixon, Meteorologist

UK Ag Weather Center

Updated 2-1-22

Past Conditions

We’ve officially closed out the second month of meteorological winter and what a winter it has been so far! This past week kept with the trend of weekly snowstorms as the eastern half of Kentucky saw impactful conditions on Friday and Friday night. This event was a bit different. Winter weather advisories were issued for intense bursts of snow showers, leading to reduced visibilities and travel impacts. The Louisville Metro area even had a snow squall warning in the early evening hours for white-out conditions. Accumulations ranged from not much at all to 3+ inches with the scattered nature of the snow bursts. Lexington Bluegrass Airport was one of the areas that got intense snow, picking up 3.1 inches. 


This added to an already very snowy month of January. Overall, Lexington received 17.1 inches for the month, which would be good for the 7th snowiest January of all time. Below is a look at other snowfall totals across the state.


While portions of Kentucky received significant snowfall, the liquid equivalent wasn’t much across the state. In fact, Kentucky saw a third straight week of below normal precipitation. Over the past three weeks, the state is running about 1.5 inches below normal, but with the wet start to the month, there is no reason to complain!

Outside of precipitation, it was another cold week for the area. Overall, the state average temperature was six degrees below normal. Following the snow squalls on Friday, areas across the eastern half of the state didn’t get out of the single digits that night. The Lewis County Mesonet station in Vanceburg dropped all the way to -7! Looking at the data, you have to go back to January 2019 in finding a lower number, when the Burlington Mesonet station dropped to -8. Anyone else not liking their electric bill right now?!?

Data for the Past 7 Days 

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