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Kentucky Agricultural Situation Report (AgSitRep):
Kentucky Crop and Weather Report
Issued 4:00 P.M., November 20, 2017 38-17
Agricultural News: Kentucky experienced below normal temperatures and rainfall over
the past week. Precipitation for the week totaled 0.65 inches, 0.29 inches below
normal. Temperatures averaged 45 degrees for the week, 2 degrees below normal.
Topsoil moisture was rated 2 percent short, 81 percent adequate and 17 percent
surplus. Subsoil moisture was rated 3 percent short, 84 percent adequate, and 13
percent surplus. Days suitable for fieldwork averaged 3.9 out of a possible seven.
A good stretch of dry conditions has been hard to find as of late. The Bluegrass
State saw a couple more frontal systems pass through the area keeping soil conditions
on the moist side. The first round occurred on Wednesday with a passing cold front.
Much of the state stayed under a quarter inch. The more significant system arrived on
Saturday. Winds became very breezy for an extended period of time ahead of, along,
and behind a strong cold front. A Wind Advisory was issued with gusts topping 40 mph
at times. A strong to severe line of showers and storms accompanied the frontal
boundary, producing damaging winds in isolated spots and a few weak tornadoes. In
addition to the rainfall on Wednesday, much of Kentucky saw at least a half inch for
Primary activities for the week included the continued harvesting of corn and
soybeans, tobacco stripping, and seeding of winter wheat. Farmers have had a
difficult time getting into fields as wet conditions persist and continue to hamper
progress. Corn harvest, soybean harvest, and wheat seeding are all behind both the
five year average and the previous year at this time. Some farmers have begun feeding
hay to cattle, however many rotational grazers won’t begin for another couple of
weeks. Planted winter wheat and pastures remain in
mostly good condition.
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