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The Weather and Climate of Kentucky

Kentucky's location within the broad, central part of the country provides an ideal place for the state to experience a wide variety of weather. It is one of the battleground states for cold, dry air moving south from Canada and warm, moist air moving north from the Gulf of Mexico. Each year, many cyclones cross the state and tap these disparate air masses to create a vast range of weather conditions.

JERRY HILL is a Certified Consulting Meteorologist who served as the NWS Agricultural Meteorologist and Acting State Climatologist at the University of Kentucky in Lexington.

H. H. MICHAEL MOGIL is a Certified Consulting Meteorologist and weather educator who lives in Naples, Florida.

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