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Kentucky Agricultural Situation Report (AgSitRep):

Kentucky Crop and Weather Report
Issued 4:00 P.M., May 15, 2017 11-17

Agricultural News: Kentucky experienced near normal temperatures and rainfall over 
the past week. Precipitation for the week totaled 1.05 inches, 0.05 inches below 
normal. Temperatures averaged 64 degrees for the week, 1 degrees above normal. 
Topsoil moisture was rated 2 percent short, 70 percent adequate and 28 percent 
surplus. Subsoil moisture was rated 2 percent short, 81 percent adequate, and 17 
percent surplus. Days suitable for fieldwork averaged 4.2 out of a possible seven.

The Bluegrass State remained in an active pattern for the workweek as a frontal 
boundary slowly worked north and south across the Lower Ohio Valley. Most of the 
showers and storms were seen across the northern half of the state to start the 
period, but slowly shifted south into the latter half of the workweek. Widespread 
showers and storms developed Thursday and Friday with some producing torrential 
rainfall and gusty winds at times. After three straight weeks with rainfall totals 
averaging above 1.5 inches, Western Kentucky finally got a break, only averaging less 
than a half inch for the week. The rest of the state was over an inch.  Conditions 
then finally became dry heading into the weekend with mostly clear skies and 
temperatures on the rise. Temperature-wise, the week started with well below normal 
temperatures in place. Clear skies led to temperatures plummeting Monday morning 
across the eastern half of Kentucky. Many dipped into the 30s. Otherwise, highs rose 
back into the 70s and 80s for much of the period.

Primary activities this week included corn and soybean planting, spraying, and hay 
cutting. There were a few days of relief from the wet weather that allowed farmers to 
resume fieldwork. Tobacco setting is moving forward steadily as farmers are 
optimizing their time when the weather permits. Tobacco transplant supplies were 
reported as 1 percent very short, 3 percent short, 89 percent adequate, and 7 percent 
surplus. Twelve percent of tobacco transplants were under 2 inches, with 37 percent 
between 2-4 inches, and 51 percent over 4 inches. 
2012-13 Archive, Kentucky Climate Update.

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30-Day Percent of Normal Rainfall Map:(Updated daily - Based on PM Obs.)

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Climate Summaries By Climate Disision: West, Central, Bluegrass, East, All

Ag Weather Center, Department of Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky