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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!


Current Weather Related Press Releases here.
Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Kentucky

Based on observations at 500pm EDT, Tuesday August 04, 2015

Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 93 degrees west, near 84 degrees central, and near 75 degrees east. Current sky conditions are mostly sunny west, mostly sunny central, and partly sunny east. In the west, relative humidity is near 53%, and the dew point is near 74 degrees. The heat index is near 103 degrees west. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 56%, and the dew point is near 67 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 81%, and the dew point is near 69 degrees. Current drying conditions are fair west, fair central, and poor east. The livestock heat stress category is emergency west, no stress central, and no stress east. Winds are from the southwest at 9 mph west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the west at 9 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the southeast at 3 mph east, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 93 degrees at Paducah. The lowest temperature is 73 degrees at 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 Tuesday Evening, August 4, 2015

...Scattered Storms Continue this Evening...

Scattered showers and storms will continue to be possible this evening across mainly areas south of I-64. Storms will be capable of very heavy rain at times. Look for conditions to become dry overnight, before a slow moving disturbance brings renewed chances for the second half of the work week. The most widespread activity is expected Wednesday night through Thursday. A Flash Flood Watch has been issued for much of the area through early Friday with another 1.5 to 2+ inches possible.

The associated cloud cover will keep temperatures below seasonable norms through Friday. Look for highs only in the upper 70s to mid 80s to end the work week.

Specific and detailed weather forecast information is available in your precision agriculture, lawn and garden forecast.

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 Across the Commonwealth...
Western KY .TONIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 70S. EAST WINDS 5 MPH. Central KY ...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY EVENING THROUGH .TONIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 60S. NORTHWEST WINDS UP TO 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTH AFTER MIDNIGHT. Eastern KY ...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY EVENING THROUGH .TONIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN MOSTLY CLOUDY. MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS NEAR DAWN. PATCHY VALLEY FOG NEAR DAWN. LOWS IN THE UPPER 60S. LIGHT WINDS. CHANCE OF RAIN 20 PERCENT.

This week in Kentucky's growing season


USDA's Kentucky Crop and Weather Report
Released: August 3, 2015 Issue: 22-15

Agricultural News: Kentucky experienced above normal temperatures and below normal 
rainfall over the past week. Precipitation for the week totaled 0.77 inches, 0.20 
inches below normal. Temperatures averaged 78 degrees for the week, 2 degrees above 
normal. Topsoil moisture was rated 0 percent very short, 5 percent short, 71 percent 
adequate and 24 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture was rated 0 percent very short, 3 
percent short, 78 percent adequate, and 19 percent surplus. Days suitable for 
fieldwork averaged 5.4 out of a possible seven. 

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

Climate Summaries By Climate Disision: All Summaries for Kentucky
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Kentucky Crop Calendar Here.

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