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Mouseover to pause!......Kentucky Short-term forecast... Western KY .TONIGHT...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 60s. Calm winds. Central KY .TODAY...Mostly sunny. Patchy fog in the morning. Highs in the upper 80s. Southwest winds up to 5 mph. Eastern KY .REST OF TONIGHT...Mostly clear. Areas of fog. Lows 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., August 14, 2017 24-17

Agricultural News: Kentucky experienced below normal temperatures and above normal 
rainfall over the past week. Precipitation for the week totaled 1.50 inches, 0.60 
inches above normal. Temperatures averaged 72 degrees for the week, 4 degrees below 
normal. Topsoil moisture was rated 3 percent very short, 22 percent short, 72 percent 
adequate and 3 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture was rated 4 percent very short, 24 
percent short, 70 percent adequate, and 2 percent surplus. Days suitable for 
fieldwork averaged 5.6 out of a possible seven.

Carrying over from the previous period, widespread showers continued to fall early 
Monday with a passing area of low pressure. Scattered coverage remained later in the 
day before diminishing going into Tuesday with high pressure building into the 
Bluegrass State. After a couple of dry days, isolated to scattered showers returned 
Thursday through Saturday, ending with the passage of a weak cold front. Central and 
Eastern Kentucky were the focus for any accumulations. Overall, Eastern Kentucky 
came out well ahead of other portions of Kentucky, averaging over 2.5 inches for the 
week. The active pattern led to a second straight week of unseasonably cool 
temperatures.  

Primary activities this week included cutting hay, topping and cutting tobacco, and 
monitoring fields for disease. Corn harvesting has begun in areas that received 
favorable weather. Some producers reported corn stress due to dry weather during 
pollination. Double crop soybeans are also struggling in some areas due to heat and 
dry weather. Even with the sometimes adverse conditions, corn was rated seventy nine 
percent good to excellent. Soybeans were rated as seventy four percent good to excellent. 
Tobacco was in mostly good to fair condition based on producer reports.

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