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Mouseover to pause!......Kentucky Short-term forecast... Western KY .TODAY...Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 60s. Southeast winds around 5 mph. Central KY .TODAY...Sunny. Patchy frost and fog in the morning. Highs in the mid 60s. South winds up to 5 mph. Eastern KY .REST OF TODAY...Sunny. Patchy valley fog late in the morning. Highs in the mid 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):

 
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.
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