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Mouseover to pause!......Kentucky Short-term forecast... Western KY .TONIGHT...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 50. EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. Central KY .TONIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. Eastern KY ...FROST ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM TO 10 AM EDT WEDNESDAY... .REST OF TONIGHT...MOSTLY CLEAR. PATCHY VALLEY FOG. AREAS OF VALLEY FROST NEAR DAWN. LOWS IN THE MID 30S IN THE VALLEYS AND IN THE LOWER 40S ON THE RIDGES. LIGHT WINDS. ...The mission of the UK Agricultural Weather Program/Center is to provide educational resources through the development of agricultural weather products and services that minimize weather surprise to Kentucky residents relative to their agricultural needs... Detailed forecast information is available in your Precision Ag Weather forecast here... -=-=-=-=-=-=-=--=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- Long-range outlooks here.

Kentucky Agricultural Situation Report (AgSitRep):

Agricultural Situation Report: October 24, 2016
(USDA's Crop Report with comments from Tom Priddy & Matt Dixon, UK Ag. Weather)

Agricultural News: Kentucky experienced above normal temperatures and below normal 
rainfall over the past week. Precipitation for the week totaled 0.66 inches, 0.04 
inches below normal. Temperatures averaged 65 degrees for the week, 8 degrees above 
normal. Topsoil moisture was rated 10 percent very short, 35 percent short, 52 
percent adequate and 3 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture was rated 7 percent very 
short, 34 percent short, 56 percent adequate, and 3 percent surplus. Days suitable 
for fieldwork averaged 5.6 out of a possible seven.

This past week started off with very warm temperatures in place on Monday and 
Tuesday, some even record breaking. Highs rose into the mid to upper 80s for much of 
the state behind breezy southwest flow and mostly sunny skies. A cold front then 
pushed through the Lower Ohio Valley over the second half of the work week, bringing 
some much needed rainfall to the Commonwealth. While Western and Central Kentucky 
averaged around a quarter to half inch, the Bluegrass and Eastern Kentucky were 
closer to an inch. Prior to the event, the state had gone four straight weeks of 
much below normal precipitation. The US Drought Monitor expanded ‘Abnormally Dry’ 
conditions across almost the entirety of the state, while ‘Moderate Drought’ 
continued to increase in coverage across Southeastern Kentucky. Behind the cold 
front, much cooler air spilled into the Bluegrass State. Highs on Friday and 
Saturday only got into the upper 50s to middle 60s. Skies cleared from west to east 
on Friday night with lows dropping into the upper 30s to lower 40s.  Several 
locations across Eastern Kentucky dropped into the middle 30s on Saturday night, some 
reporting frost.

Primary activities this week included harvesting corn and soybeans, planting wheat 
and cover crops, and stripping tobacco. The lack of moisture is of concern for 
germination of new seedings. Most pastures are in need of rain as well. Livestock 
producers have started feeding hay.
2012-13 Archive, 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: West, Central, Bluegrass, East, All

Ag Weather Center, Department of Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky