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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!
|Current Weather Related Press Releases here.|
Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Kentucky|
Based on observations at 300pm EST, Sunday February 14, 2016
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:
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.
Specific and detailed weather forecast information is available in your precision agriculture, lawn and garden forecast.
Specific and detailed farm-by-farm weather forecast information is available in your Point Ag Forecast. Current Conditions Kentucky, U.S.
The UK PointAgCast is available for Kentucky and the entire nation here!
View the webcast here . or
click for West, Central or East for the 7-day text forecast. Or next 48 hrs here.
Click here to see the forecast locations for rain, snow and a winter mix in Kentucky.
Click here to see the forecast temperatures for Kentucky.
Across the Commonwealth...
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. More here.
All temperature and rainfall maps, tables and summaries ... here....
Summary of Kentucky Mesonet & NWS Weather Stations for various time periods for entire state:
Kentucky Crop Calendar Here.
Ag Weather Center, Department of Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky