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Mouseover to pause!......Kentucky Short-term forecast... Western KY ...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM CST THURSDAY... .TONIGHT...SNOW. SNOW MAY BE HEAVY AT TIMES LATE IN THE EVENING. NEW SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 3 TO 4 INCHES. TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATION 6 TO 10 INCHES. LOWS AROUND 17. NORTH WINDS 10 TO 20 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH LATE IN THE EVENING. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 100 PERCENT. Central KY ...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM EST THURSDAY... .OVERNIGHT...COLDER. WIDESPREAD HEAVY SNOW. NEW SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 5 TO 6 INCHES. LOWS AROUND 16. NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. CHANCE OF SNOW NEAR 100 PERCENT. Eastern KY ...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM EST THURSDAY... ...FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING... .REST OF TONIGHT...MUCH COLDER. RAIN POSSIBLY MIXED WITH SLEET THROUGH AROUND MIDNIGHT...THEN SNOW LATE. SNOW AND SLEET ACCUMULATION AROUND 3 INCHES. LOWS AROUND 20. NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION NEAR 100 PERCENT. ...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: November 24, 2014
(USDA's Crop Report with comments from Tom Priddy & Matt Dixon, UK Ag. Weather)

***Last Issue of the Year. Publication of the 2015 series will begin about the 
first week of April.***

Agricultural News: Kentucky experienced below normal temperatures and above normal 
precipitation over the past week. Precipitation for the week totaled 1.05 inches, 
0.06 inches above normal. Temperatures averaged 35 degrees for the week, 11 degrees 
below normal. Topsoil moisture was rated 2 percent very short, 7 percent short, 74 
percent adequate and 17 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture was rated 2 percent very 
short, 9 percent short, 80 percent adequate, and 9 percent surplus. Days suitable for 
fieldwork averaged 4.2 out of a possible seven. Hay and roughage supplies were 
reported as 1 percent very short, 12 percent short, 78 percent adequate, and 9 
percent surplus. 

A winter-like weather pattern was the highlight of this past period. The work week 
started off with an early season winter storm as low pressure meandered along the 
Appalachian Mountains. Record cold air filtered into Kentucky on the backside of the 
system, transitioning any rain to snow as Monday morning progressed. Snowfall totals 
were most significant along the Ohio River, where most locations saw 3 to 5 inches. 
Accumulations then gradually decreased to the southeast. Attention then turned toward 
the northwest as the Commonwealth got another shot of Arctic air. Lows fell into the 
teens Monday and Tuesday night. Some locations even dipped into the single digits. 
Highs on Tuesday were only in the 20s, which was roughly 30 degrees below normal. 
Wind chills dipped into the single digits for an extended period of time, prompting 
the livestock cold stress index to fall into the emergency category. Temperatures 
were finally on the upward swing on Friday and eventually went above normal over the 
weekend. Widespread rain showers developed on Sunday and helped to end a 4 week span
of below normal precipitation as the state averaged slightly more than an inch.

Primary activities this week included harvesting crops and stripping tobacco. Recent 
cold temperatures may impact young wheat depending on the timing of emergence.
2012-13 Archive, Kentucky Climate Update.

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