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Kentucky Agricultural Situation Report (AgSitRep):
Agricultural Situation Report: November 23, 2015
(USDA's Crop Report with comments from Tom Priddy & Matt Dixon, UK Ag. Weather)
Agricultural News: Kentucky experienced above normal temperatures and precipitation
over the past week. Precipitation for the week totaled 1.68 inches, 0.70 inches above
normal. Temperatures averaged 49 degrees for the week, 3 degrees above normal.
Topsoil moisture was rated 2 percent very short, 10 percent short, 75 percent
adequate and 13 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 4.1 out of a possible seven. Grain harvest is winding down with
unharvested corn and soybean fields in need of dry conditions or frozen ground to
allow combines to get back in fields. Tobacco stripping is progressing well with some
reports of fat stems. Pastures are holding steady at mostly good to fair condition.
A couple cold fronts this past week led to above normal precipitation for much of the
Bluegrass State, in addition to some of the coldest temperatures of the fall season.
After some light rain to start the week, a plume of moisture ahead of a cold front on
Wednesday led to widespread light to moderate rainfall across the area. This plume
slowly shifted east through the day with totals ranging between 1 and 2 inches for
much of Kentucky. After a brief period of dry conditions to end the work week,
another cold front pushed through the area on Saturday. This boundary once again
sparked scattered to numerous showers across the Bluegrass State. While totals were
not as significant, this system sent temperatures plummeting and led to the first
snow showers of the season for some areas. Lows on Saturday night dipped into the
20s, while highs on Sunday did not get out of the 30s.
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:
Ag Weather Center, Department of Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky