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Weather Synopsis For Kentucky
Current Weather-Related Press Releases | Crop Status & Current USDA's Kentucky Weather & Crop Report

From the Agricultural Weather Center, in the University of Kentucky, College of Agriculture, Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering Department... here is your Ag Weather Synopsis for Kentucky compiled by Meteorologist Matt Dixon and Research & Extension Agricultural Meteorologist and Director of the UK Ag Weather Center, Tom Priddy ... To send us questions/comments, click here!


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Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Kentucky

Based on observations at 100am EDT, Saturday April 30, 2016

Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 61 degrees west, near 61 degrees central, and near 61 degrees east. Current sky conditions are cloudy west, cloudy central, and cloudy east. In the west, relative humidity is near 87%, and the dew point is near 57 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 70%, and the dew point is near 51 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 67%, and the dew point is near 50 degrees. Current drying conditions are poor west, fair central, and fair east. Winds are from the east at 7 mph west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the east at 9 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are calm east, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 65 degrees at Louisville International and Bowling Green. The lowest temperature is 61 degrees at Paducah, Lexington, Jackson, and Henderson. Click here for the entire list of ag. weather observations across Kentucky. [MP3] here.

From the UK Agricultural Weather Center, here is your Ag weather synopsis.


Updated Friday Evening, April 29, 2016

...Mostly Dry Conditions Today; Unsettled Weather For The Weekend...

This evening, overnight, and into the weekend will feature another round of active weather with multiple opportunities for rainfall. Overall, looking at another 1+ inches this weekend across much of the state. Refer here for more detailed timing information in your own Point Ag Forecast. Over the past 3 days, the state has averaged 1.54 inches with highest values in the Bluegrass region and Central Kentucky. Looking ahead, outlooks point to below normal precipitation in the 1 to 2 week time period.


Western KY:
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Eastern KY:

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 Across the Commonwealth...
Western KY .TONIGHT...A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING... THEN SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 90 PERCENT. Central KY .OVERNIGHT...CLOUDY WITH SCATTERED SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID 50S. LIGHT NORTHEAST WINDS. CHANCE OF SHOWERS 30 PERCENT. Eastern KY .TONIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY. ISOLATED SHOWERS NEAR DAWN. LOWS IN THE MID 50S. LIGHT WINDS. CHANCE OF RAIN 20 PERCENT.

This week in Kentucky's growing season


USDA's Kentucky Crop and Weather Report
Released: April 25, 2016 Issue: 08-16

Agricultural News: Kentucky experienced well above normal temperatures and below 
normal precipitation over the past week. Precipitation for the week totaled 0.58 
inches, 0.43 inches below normal. Temperatures averaged 64 degrees for the week, 7 
degrees above normal. Topsoil moisture was rated 2 percent very short, 17 percent 
short, 70 percent adequate and 11 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture was rated 2 
percent very short, 15 percent short, 76 percent adequate, and 7 percent surplus. 
Days suitable for fieldwork averaged 5.6 out of a possible seven.

More here.



 

New Percent of Normal Rainfall Maps available for NWS and Ky Mesonet weather stations updated daily ... here....
All temperature and rainfall maps, tables and summaries ... here....

Summary of Kentucky Mesonet & NWS Weather Stations for various time periods for entire state:

Climate Summaries By Climate Disision: All Summaries for Kentucky
More KY Climate Info, PointAgCast, Rainfall@yourFarm, Mobile.


Kentucky Crop Calendar Here.

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