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Weather Synopsis For Kentucky
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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 300pm EST, Sunday February 14, 2016

Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 27 degrees west, near 21 degrees central, and near 20 degrees east. Current sky conditions are freezing rain west, light snow central, and cloudy east. In the west, relative humidity is near 89%, and the dew point is near 24 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 74%, and the dew point is near 14 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 71%, and the dew point is near 12 degrees. Current drying conditions are poor west, fair central, and fair east. There is patchy fog west. Winds are from the east at 7 mph west, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to freezing rain. The wind chill is near 19 degrees west. Winds are from the southeast at 8 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to light snow. The wind chill is near 11 degrees central. Winds are unavailable east. The livestock cold stress index is in the no stress category west, no stress category central, and no stress category east. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 27 degrees at Paducah and Hopkinsville. The lowest temperature is 18 degrees at Covington. 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 Sunday, February 14, 2016

......Winter Storm To Bring Accumulating Snow To The Region Today And Tonight...

A winter storm will begin today into tonight. A band of light to moderate snow will push across the region, with the worst travel conditions expected late this afternoon into this evening. 2 to 4 inches of snow are likely across northern KY, with higher amounts of 3 to 5 inches expected across central and southern KY. A wintry mix of precipitation is expected across the region on Monday followed by a change over back to snow Monday night. A look ahead shows a moderating trend in temperatures by the end of the week when we could see temperatures back in the 50s and 60s.

With seasonal temperatures next week, the expended period of livestock cold stress will come to an end. Until then cold temperatures and wind chill temperatures today will drop the Livestock Stress Index into Emergency this morning and Danger thru this evening. Livestock producers are cautioned to take those steps necessary to protect their livestock during this period of cold weather today and this evening.

Livestock safety tips:

Livestock producers should provide plenty of unfrozen water for their animals. Also, extra feed, wind breaks and/or shelter are most helpful for livestock. Producers may want to consider moving livestock closer to the farmstead, especially newborn and cattle soon to be birthing. Families should take similar precautions for their outdoor pets.

The biggest thing for producers to do is to make sure animals have good hay and feed and that they have a good wind break. Keeping cattle dry, fed and comfortable goes a long way in protecting them from cold spells like this.

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 Across the Commonwealth...
Western KY ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 AM CST MONDAY... .TODAY...FREEZING RAIN...SNOW AND SLEET LATE IN THE MORNING... THEN FREEZING RAIN...POSSIBLY MIXED WITH SLEET IN THE AFTERNOON. NEW SNOW AND SLEET ACCUMULATION OF 1 TO 2 INCHES. TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATION 1 TO 4 INCHES. NEW ICE ACCUMULATION OF LESS THAN ONE QUARTER OF AN INCH. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 30S. SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION NEAR 100 PERCENT. Central KY ...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM EST MONDAY... .THIS AFTERNOON...SNOW. NEW SNOW ACCUMULATION AROUND 2 INCHES. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 20S. EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. CHANCE OF SNOW NEAR 100 PERCENT. Eastern KY ...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO .TODAY...SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS LATE IN THE MORNING. SNOW IN THE AFTERNOON. SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 1 TO 2 INCHES. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 20S. LIGHT WINDS. CHANCE OF SNOW 90 PERCENT.

This week in Kentucky's growing season


USDA's Kentucky Crop and Weather Report
Released: November 30, 2015 Issue: 39-15

Agricultural News: Kentucky experienced above normal temperatures and rainfall over 
the past week. Precipitation for the week totaled 1.15 inches, 0.10 inches above 
normal. Temperatures averaged 50 degrees for the week, 6 degrees above normal. 
Topsoil moisture was rated 1 percent very short, 7 percent short, 73 percent adequate 
and 19 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture was rated 1 percent very short, 10 percent 
short, 78 percent adequate, and 11 percent surplus. Days suitable for fieldwork 
averaged 4.0 out of a possible seven. Many producers have completed their grain 
harvest. However, there were a few fields remaining to be harvested in some 
locations. Tobacco stripping continues to progress well. Pastures are holding steady 
at mostly good to fair condition. Livestock are reported to be in mostly good 
condition with fall breeding taking place. Hay and roughage supplies were reported as 
1 percent very short, 8 percent short, 82 percent adequate, and 9 percent surplus.

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