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Mouseover to pause!......Kentucky Short-term forecast... Western KY .TODAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. ISOLATED RAIN SHOWERS AND SNOW SHOWERS LATE IN THE MORNING. HIGHS IN THE MID 40S. NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 20 PERCENT. Central KY .THIS AFTERNOON...PARTLY CLOUDY THROUGH MIDDAY THEN BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY. A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS AND SNOW SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 40S. NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 MPH. Eastern KY .THIS AFTERNOON...MUCH COOLER. MOSTLY CLOUDY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGHS IN THE MID 40S. LIGHT WINDS. CHANCE OF RAIN 30 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