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Mouseover to pause!......Kentucky Short-term forecast... Western KY .TODAY...CLOUDY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. HIGHS AROUND 80. WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. Central KY ...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING... .THIS AFTERNOON...SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. SOME THUNDERSTORMS MAY PRODUCE HEAVY RAINFALL. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S. SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 80 PERCENT. Eastern KY ...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING... .THIS AFTERNOON...WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON...THEN NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LATE. LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL POSSIBLE. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S. LIGHT WINDS. CHANCE OF RAIN 80 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: June 29, 2015
(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 1.25 inches, 0.25 inches above 
normal. Temperatures averaged 76 degrees for the week, 2 degrees above normal. 
Topsoil moisture was rated 1 percent very short, 10 percent short, 77 percent 
adequate and 12 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture was rated 1 percent very short, 12 
percent short, 82 percent adequate, and 5 percent surplus. Days suitable for 
fieldwork averaged 4.7 out of a possible seven. 

Multiple disturbances and frontal boundaries passed through the Bluegrass State this 
past week, leading to a second straight period of above normal rainfall. In doing so, 
the US Drought Monitor diminished the coverage of Moderate Drought across the area, 
down to 11%. The most widespread rainfall came later in the day on Friday and 
lasting into Saturday as the Commonwealth remained within a moist and unstable air 
mass. Overall, the state averaged 1.25 inches. Looking at temperatures, it was 
quite the difference between start to end. Much of the work week saw highs peak in 
the middle 80s to low 90s across the Lower Ohio Valley. High humidity made it feel 
more like 100 at times. This helped push the livestock stock heat stress index into 
the emergency category for the first time this year. Behind the passage of a cold 
front on Saturday, temperatures took a downward turn. Highs stayed in the middle 70s 
to low 80s Saturday and Sunday, along with much less humidity.

Primary activities this week included planting soybeans and tobacco, harvesting 
wheat, and baling hay. Some areas of the state are dry while others have received 
adequate rain from storms and spotty showers. Wheat harvest is in full swing and 
progressing well. Test weights, as well as yields, are reportedly very good. Later 
wheat has higher incidence of head scab in some areas. Double crop soybeans are being 
planted as wheat is harvested. Early soybeans are now starting to bloom. Soybean 
average height was 9 inches, same as last year. Palmer amaranth being reported in 
some fields. The average height of tobacco in the field was 17 inches, compared to 12 
inches last week and 18 inches last year at this time. Very warm and humid conditions, 
especially early in the week, resulted in continued heat stress for livestock.
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