Updated Wednesday Evening, March 21, 2018
...Snow tapering off, but dropping into the 20s tonight...
Precipitation will wane this evening and overnight with clouds clearing.
This will set up a cold night ahead with temperatures dropping into the 20s.
Possibly some low to middle 20s where the greatest snow pack exists.
UK Horticulture specialist point to
plasticulture strawberry growers at the most risk as blooms are killed at 30
degrees F. With these forecast temperatures, plantings will need protected. More
information on potential damage to winter wheat can be found here.
The bad news is the active pattern is not over as the next significant
round arrives Friday night and into Saturday. This system could bring in upwards
of 1 to 2 inches for much of Kentucky, in addition to some wintry weather mixed in.
Kentucky State Forecast
Specific and detailed farm-by-farm weather forecast information is available in your Point Ag Forecast. New County Ag Weather Page,
Current Conditions:Kentucky, U.S.
USDA's Kentucky Crop and Weather Report
Released: May 31, 2016 Issue: 13-16
Agricultural News: Kentucky experienced above normal temperatures and near normal
rainfall over the past week. Precipitation for the week totaled 1.09 inches, 0.02
inches below normal. Temperatures averaged 70 degrees for the week, 2 degrees above
normal. Topsoil moisture was rated 3 percent short, 63 percent adequate and 34
percent surplus. Subsoil moisture was rated 2 percent short, 70 percent adequate, and
28 percent surplus. Days suitable for fieldwork averaged 3.1 out of a possible seven.
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