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Mouseover to pause!......Kentucky Short-term forecast... Western KY .TONIGHT...CLEAR...THEN BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY LATE. LOWS IN THE LOWER 70S. NORTH WINDS 5 MPH BECOMING CALM. Central KY .TONIGHT...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 60S. NORTHEAST WINDS UP TO 5 MPH. Eastern KY .TONIGHT...MOSTLY CLEAR. PATCHY DENSE VALLEY FOG LATE. LOWS IN THE UPPER 60S. 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: August 29, 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 0.33 inches, 0.47 
inches below normal. Temperatures averaged 77 degrees for the week, 2 degrees above 
normal. Topsoil moisture was rated 0 percent very short, 4 percent short, 77 percent 
adequate and 19 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture was rated 0 percent very short, 5 
percent short, 76 percent adequate, and 19 percent surplus. Days suitable for 
fieldwork averaged 5.6 out of a possible seven.

High pressure at the surface and aloft led to a mostly dry week for the Commonwealth. 
The state only averaged a little over a quarter of an inch for the week, which was 
about a half inch below normal. After a couple dry days on Monday and Tuesday, 
rainfall remained isolated to scattered in coverage for the rest of the week. While 
it was mostly dry, summertime temperatures and humidity made a return. Highs were 
only in the upper 70s to middle 80s on Monday, but the cooler temperatures were short 
lived. As high pressure moved east on Tuesday, winds shifted to the south, opening 
the door to a warming trend and much more humid conditions. Heat indices increased to 
around 100 by late in the work week and into the weekend with highs topping out in 
the low to middle 90s, once again creating stressful conditions for livestock. This 
pushed the Bluegrass State to an eighth straight week of near to above normal 

Primary activities this week included cutting hay, topping and cutting tobacco. 
Disease and insect pressure continues for field crops. Soybeans were sprayed with 
fungicides and insecticides where needed. Some tobacco fields are a complete loss due 
to wet weather and disease. The corn harvest has begun in a few areas. Pasture 
conditions remain in mostly good to excellent condition. Hot and humid weather 
continues to be stressful for livestock. Producers are getting equipment ready 
for the upcoming harvest.

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