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Kentucky Agricultural Situation Report (AgSitRep):
Kentucky Crop and Weather Report
Issued 4:00 P.M., October 16, 2017 33-17
Agricultural News: Kentucky experienced above normal temperatures and rainfall over
the past week. Precipitation for the week totaled 1.05 inches, 0.32 inches above
normal. Temperatures averaged 68 degrees for the week, 9 degrees above normal.
Topsoil moisture was rated 1 percent very short, 12 percent short, 73 percent
adequate and 14 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture was rated 2 percent very short, 12
percent short, 77 percent adequate, and 9 percent surplus. Days suitable for
fieldwork averaged 3.9 out of a possible seven.
Wet conditions remained for a second straight week with the passage of a couple
frontal systems. The first arrived on Tuesday as a warm front lifted north across
the area. Widespread showers slowly pushed east/northeast across Kentucky during the
day, before eventually becoming scattered overnight. The trailing cold front arrived
on Wednesday and with moisture trapped in the low levels, mostly cloudy skies
remained through Thursday. Skies cleared for the end of the workweek and start of
the weekend with above normal temperatures returning to the area, but a secondary
cold front quickly followed on Sunday. While accumulations were light with the
frontal passage, winds became gusty behind the front at 30 to 40+ mph, ushering
significantly cooler air into the area.
Primary activities this week included harvesting corn and soybeans, planting winter
wheat, and cutting and stripping tobacco. Widespread rainfall across much of the
state left some low-lying corn and soybean fields in standing water. Fieldwork was
delayed as a result of showers this week, and any resulting damage continues to be
evaluated. Pasture and hay fields had been showing signs of stress from previous dry
weather, but recent precipitation has started to improve conditions.
Kentucky Climate Update.
This week in Kentucky's growing season
30-Day Percent of Normal Rainfall Map:(Updated daily - Based on PM Obs.)
Summary of Kentucky Mesonet & NWS Weather Stations for various time periods for entire state:(Updated daily - Based on PM Obs.)
Climate Summaries By Climate Disision:
Ag Weather Center, Department of Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky