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Mouseover to pause!......Kentucky Short-term forecast... Western KY .TODAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 90S. CALM WINDS IN THE MORNING BECOMING SOUTHWEST AROUND 5 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. Central KY .TODAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 80S. NORTHEAST WINDS UP TO 5 MPH. Eastern KY .TODAY...WARM...SUNNY. PATCHY DENSE VALLEY FOG EARLY. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 80S. 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: September 19, 2016
(USDA's Crop Report with comments from Tom Priddy & Matt Dixon, UK Ag. Weather)

Agricultural News: Kentucky experienced above normal temperatures and rainfall over 
the past week. Precipitation for the week totaled 1.05 inches, 0.21 inches above 
normal. Temperatures averaged 74 degrees for the week, 5 degrees above normal. 
Topsoil moisture was rated 3 percent very short, 16 percent short, 73 percent 
adequate and 8 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture was rated 1 percent very short, 14 
percent short, 77 percent adequate, and 8 percent surplus. Days suitable for 
fieldwork averaged 6.0 out of a possible seven.

Dry conditions continued through the first half of the work week as the Bluegrass 
State remained under the influence of high pressure. After a relatively cool day on 
Monday, temperatures increased on Tuesday and stayed that way through much of the 
period. This led to a 11th straight week of near to above normal temperatures that 
extends back into early July. Bottom line, it has been a warm summer. Showers and 
storms returned over the latter half of the work week and into the weekend. Ahead of 
a weak cold front, winds turned to the southwest, pulling moisture back into the 
area. A solid band of showers developed within this flow and slowly inched eastward 
over the course of the weekend. Conditions had been starting to turn dry with three 
straight weeks of below normal precipitation. The US Drought Monitor even introduced 
a couple small areas of 'Abnormally Dry' Conditions in South-Central and Eastern 
Kentucky. For the week, the band of showers helped push the state rainfall average 
over an inch, which was nearly a quarter inch above normal.

Primary activities this week included cutting hay and tobacco, harvesting corn, and 
seeding fall alfalfa and grass fields. Early corn yields are reported to be mostly 
good. Harvest has also begun on some early soybean fields, with average or above-
average yield expectations. Dry conditions during the week led to crops drying down 
quicker than normal, with some producers reporting reductions in kernel fill. 
Pastures are drying as well. The fall calving season is underway.
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