UK Spring Ag. Update
Spring Ag. Update

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...Frost/Freeze Impact on Kentucky Agriculture...

The purpose of the web site is to summarize the latest information and
comments from Kentucky agricultural specialists concerning the impact frost and
freezing temperatures would have on Kentucky agriculture as Spring progresses.
Updates will occur on Monday and Friday.

...Call (859)-327-9119 cell if you have questions or comments...


...Spring 2013 Frost/Freeze Impact on Kentucky Ag for NWS Offices...

Latest Update is: April 8, 2013...

Headlines are needed across the state!.


Next Update is: None until Fall 2013


Frost/Freeze Comments, Suggestions, and Summary

Frost/Freeze Summary:
Tom Priddy at (859)-257-3000 x 245 or Matt Dixon at x 244

Small Grains (including wheat and barley) :
Dr Herbek: (859)-257-9503 x 205

Large Grains (corn)(Corn Degree Day Calculator):
Dr. Chad Lee: (859)-338-5500
(04-03-2013) - Dr. Lee indicated that very little corn has been planted due to cool and wet soils. Maybe a few 1000 ac. have been planted in southern Kentucky counties. Too early for headlines!

Horticulture, Fruit Trees, Home Gardening:
Dr. John Strang: (859)-257-5685

(04/04/2013) - According to Dr. Strang... peaches, pears and apples blossoms are starting to open up this week. Headlines needed!

State FSA Office:
Mr. Bob Finch: (859)-224-7696

Note to Specialists: if possible please email me your comments on Sunday(s)...and many thanks!


Crop Summary: This week in Kentucky's growing season




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.

More here.
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Maps and Information


Kentucky Spring Freeze Info

Alfalfa Weevil Degree Days

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Click here for Alfalfa Weevil Degree Days (Base 48). When 190 AWDD's accumulate, UK Extension Entomologists recommend that producers start checking alfalfa fields for weevile egg hatch. Alfalfa weevil degree day totals for this year for NWS weather stations are available here. County by county estimates are available here. Click here for further information concerning alfalfa weevil growth and development. Click here for Kentucky's average frost/freeze dates.


Paducah NWS: 270-744-6440, Louisville NWS: 502-969-8842, Jackson NWS: 606-666-2560
Charleston NWS: 304-746-0180, Wilmington NWS: 937-383-0031


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Past 7 Days Data for Selected Locations:

Past 14 days data here, 28 Days here.

Kentucky Weekly Temperature and Rainfall Departures since Jan. 1 (Click image to enlarge)

KY Weekly Rainfall Departures


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All Climate Resources

From the Kentucky Crop Calendar:

Monthly Crop Calendar....Click here.


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Synopsis...
   
Updated Friday, March 22, 2019

...Dry Today & Saturday, Seasonal Temperatures Into The Weekend...

Dry weather ahead for today and Saturday. Gusty northwest winds Friday afternoon to early evening. High pressure centers over the region Saturday with clear skies and light winds. Rain chances return Sunday afternoon through early Tuesday morning with a chance of thunderstorms Monday afternoon.

The medium-range outlooks for the period March 27th, to the following April 4th, call for Near normal temperatures and Above normal rainfall.

Kentucky Weather Forecast

Western KY:
Central KY:
Eastern KY:

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.




Short Term Forecast for the Commonwealth:

Western KY .TODAY...Sunny. Highs in the mid 60s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Central KY .TODAY...Partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 50s. West winds 5 to 15 mph shifting to the northwest 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Eastern KY .REST OF TODAY...Partly cloudy. Sprinkles possible during the afternoon. Highs around 50. West winds around 10 mph. Gusts up to 25 mph during the afternoon.


And here's Kentucky's medium and long range outlook! Click here.

7-Day Weather Forecast:


WEST:

Fri Mar 22 04:15:20 EDT 2019 McCracken- Including the city of Paducah 315 AM CDT Fri Mar 22 2019 .TODAY...Sunny. Highs in the mid 60s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph. .TONIGHT...Clear. Lows in the lower 30s. Northeast winds around 5 mph. .SATURDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 60s. East winds around 5 mph. .SATURDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Lows in the lower 40s. East winds around 5 mph. .SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning, then a chance of showers in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 60s. South winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation 40 percent. .SUNDAY NIGHT...Showers likely and a chance of thunderstorms in the evening, then showers after midnight. Lows in the lower 50s. Chance of precipitation 80 percent. .MONDAY...Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers. Highs around 60. .MONDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s. .TUESDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 50s. .TUESDAY NIGHT...Clear. Lows in the lower 30s. .WEDNESDAY...Sunny. Highs around 60. .WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 40s. .THURSDAY...Partly sunny. Highs in the upper 60s.

CENTRAL:

Fri Mar 22 03:03:41 EDT 2019 Fayette- Including the city of Lexington 303 AM EDT Fri Mar 22 2019 .TODAY...Partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 50s. West winds 5 to 15 mph shifting to the northwest 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. .TONIGHT...Clear. Lows in the mid 20s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph with gusts to around 25 mph. .SATURDAY...Sunny. Highs in the lower 50s. North winds up to 5 mph. .SATURDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 30s. East winds up to 5 mph. .SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of rain showers. Highs in the lower 60s. South winds 5 to 10 mph. .SUNDAY NIGHT...Showers likely. Lows in the upper 40s. Chance of showers 70 percent. .MONDAY...Showers likely. Highs in the upper 50s. Chance of showers 70 percent. .MONDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows around 30. Temperatures rising into the 40s after midnight. .TUESDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 40s. .TUESDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 20s. .WEDNESDAY...Sunny. Highs in the mid 50s. .WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 30s. .THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 60s.

EAST:

Fri Mar 22 12:50:58 EDT 2019 Jackson- Including the cities of McKee and Annville 1250 PM EDT Fri Mar 22 2019 .THIS AFTERNOON...Mostly sunny early then becoming partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 50s. West winds around 10 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph. .TONIGHT...Clear. Widespread frost late. Lows in the upper 20s. Northwest winds around 10 mph in the evening becoming light. .SATURDAY...Sunny. Widespread frost early. Highs in the mid 50s. Light winds. .SATURDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Widespread frost late. Lows in the mid 30s. Light winds. .SUNDAY...Partly sunny. Areas of frost in the morning. A 30 percent chance of rain showers in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 60s. Light winds. .SUNDAY NIGHT...Showers. Lows in the upper 40s. Chance of rain 80 percent. .MONDAY...Showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 50s. Chance of rain near 100 percent. .MONDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of rain showers. Lows in the mid 30s. .TUESDAY...Sunny. Highs around 50. .TUESDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 20s. .WEDNESDAY...Sunny. Widespread frost. Highs in the lower 60s. .WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Areas of frost. Lows in the mid 30s. .THURSDAY...Sunny. Highs in the lower 70s.

7-Day Hazardous Weather Outlook:


WEST:

Fri Mar 22 04:49:40 EDT 2019 Jefferson-Wayne IL-Edwards-Wabash-Perry IL-Franklin-Hamilton- White-Jackson-Williamson-Saline-Gallatin-Union-Johnson-Pope- Hardin-Alexander-Pulaski-Massac-Gibson-Pike-Posey-Vanderburgh- Warrick-Spencer-Fulton-Hickman-Carlisle-Ballard-McCracken-Graves- Livingston-Marshall-Calloway-Crittenden-Lyon-Trigg-Caldwell- Union KY-Webster-Hopkins-Christian-Henderson-Daviess-McLean- Muhlenberg-Todd-Perry MO-Bollinger-Cape Girardeau-Wayne MO-Carter- Ripley-Butler-Stoddard-Scott-Mississippi-New Madrid- 349 AM CDT Fri Mar 22 2019 This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of southern Illinois, southwest Indiana, western Kentucky, and southeast Missouri. .DAY ONE...Today and Tonight No hazardous weather is expected at this time. Moderate flooding continues on the Mississippi River and the Ohio River downstream of Paducah to Cairo. Minor flooding continues on a few other rivers. Please refer to flood statements for more details. .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Saturday through Thursday There is a chance for a few thunderstorms Sunday and Sunday night. Severe weather is not expected. Flooding will continue on several rivers. Please refer to flood statements for details. .SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT... Spotter activation will not be needed.

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Fri Mar 22 04:28:21 EDT 2019 Orange-Washington-Scott-Jefferson-Dubois-Crawford-Perry-Harrison- Floyd-Clark-Hancock-Breckinridge-Meade-Ohio-Grayson-Hardin-Bullitt- Oldham-Trimble-Henry-Shelby-Franklin-Spencer-Anderson-Woodford- Fayette-Bourbon-Nicholas-Nelson-Mercer-Jessamine-Larue-Marion-Boyle- Garrard-Madison-Butler-Edmonson-Hart-Green-Taylor-Casey-Lincoln- Logan-Warren-Simpson-Allen-Barren-Monroe-Metcalfe-Adair-Russell- Cumberland-Clinton- Including the cities of Paoli, Salem, Scottsburg, Madison, Jasper, English, Tell City, Corydon, New Albany, Jeffersonville, Lewisport, Hawesville, Hardinsburg, Brandenburg, Hartford, Leitchfield, Elizabethtown, Shepherdsville, Louisville, La Grange, Bedford, Milton, New Castle, Shelbyville, Frankfort, Georgetown, Cynthiana, Taylorsville, Lawrenceburg, Versailles, Lexington, Paris, Carlisle, Bardstown, Springfield, Harrodsburg, Nicholasville, Winchester, Hodgenville, Lebanon, Danville, Lancaster, Richmond, Morgantown, Brownsville, Horse Cave, Greensburg, Campbellsville, Liberty, Stanford, Russellville, Bowling Green, Franklin, Providence, Scottsville, Glasgow, Tompkinsville, Edmonton, Columbia, Jamestown, Burkesville, and Albany 428 AM EDT Fri Mar 22 2019 /328 AM CDT Fri Mar 22 2019/ This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of south central Indiana and Central Kentucky. .DAY ONE...Today and Tonight. No hazardous weather is expected at this time. .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Saturday through Thursday. No hazardous weather is expected at this time. .SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT... Spotter activation will not be needed.

EAST:

Fri Mar 22 04:00:25 EDT 2019

Fleming-Montgomery-Bath-Rowan-Estill-Powell-Menifee-Rockcastle-
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Including the cities of Flemingsburg, Camargo, Jeffersonville, 
Mount Sterling, Owingsville, Morehead, Irvine, Ravenna, 
Clay City, Stanton, Frenchburg, Brodhead, Mount Vernon, McKee, 
Annville, Burnside, Somerset, London, Monticello, Stearns, 
Whitley City, Corbin, Williamsburg, Barbourville, Middlesboro, 
Pineville, Cumberland, Harlan, Sandy Hook, West Liberty, 
Paintsville, Campton, Salyersville, Prestonsburg, Wheelwright, 
Beattyville, Jackson, Hindman, Pippa Passes, Booneville, Hazard, 
Manchester, Hyden, Jenkins, Whitesburg, Inez, Coal Run, 
Elkhorn City, Pikeville, and South Williamson
400 AM EDT Fri Mar 22 2019

This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of eastern Kentucky.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight.

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Saturday through Thursday.

Freezing temperatures and frost are expected Friday night,
Saturday night, Tuesday night, and Wednesday night.

Thunderstorms will be possible during the day Monday, mainly 
across the Cumberland Valley.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation is not anticipated.


Kentucky Medium & Long Range Outlook:

KENTUCKY --------------------------------------------- 6 TO 10 DAY 8 TO 14 DAY 30 DAY 90 DAY MAR 27-MAR 31 MAR 29-APR 4 MAR MAR-MAY ----------- ----------- -------- --------- Temperature: Normal Normal Below Above Precipitation: Above Above Above Above .... Medium and long range outlooks provided by NCEP/K. Thomas Priddy

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