Drought Conditions Raising Concerns in Western, Central Kentucky

Thanks to Stu Johnson, Kentucky Public Radio Kentucky farmers are concerned about an early drought that’s affecting western and central sections of the state. A level one drought has been declared for 24 counties, meaning conditions have developed that affect soil moisture and vegetative health. University of Kentucky Agricultural Meteorologist Tom Priddy says the drought […]

Unusually High Rainfall Totals Could Prevent Drought

For the month of June, the Louisville-area has tallied almost three times more rain than average. National Weather Service meteorologist Don Kirkpatrick says so far this month, Louisville has received more than seven-and-a-half inches of rain, well above the average of two-point-seven inches. Kirkpatrick says the extra precipitation is helpful. “It bodes well for us […]

Southeast U.S. Already Feeling Climate Change

Researchers with the U.S. Global Change Research Program say the country is already feeling the impacts of climate change. In the southeast, they found that average annual temperatures decreased between 1901 and 1970. But since then temperatures have increased nearly two degrees Fahrenheit.