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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Last 3 Days Extreme low temps

Last 7 Days Extreme low temps

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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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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...Partly sunny. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s. Southwest winds around 10 mph. Central KY .TODAY...Partly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s. South winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 30 mph. Eastern KY .TODAY...Warm. Partly sunny. Patchy valley fog early. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 80s. Southwest winds around 10 mph.


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

7-Day Weather Forecast:


WEST:

Thu May 23 04:31:55 EDT 2019 McCracken- Including the city of Paducah 331 AM CDT Thu May 23 2019 .TODAY...Partly sunny. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s. Southwest winds around 10 mph. .TONIGHT...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 60s. South winds around 5 mph. .FRIDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs around 90. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. .FRIDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 60s. South winds 5 to 10 mph. .SATURDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 80s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. .SATURDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 60s. .SUNDAY...Partly sunny. Highs in the upper 80s. .SUNDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 60s. .MEMORIAL DAY...Partly sunny. Highs in the upper 80s. .MONDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 60s. .TUESDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 80s. .TUESDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of showers after midnight. Lows in the upper 60s. .WEDNESDAY...Partly sunny. A chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 80s. Chance of precipitation 30 percent.

CENTRAL:

Thu May 23 03:30:21 EDT 2019 Fayette- Including the city of Lexington 330 AM EDT Thu May 23 2019 .TODAY...Partly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s. South winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 30 mph. .TONIGHT...Partly cloudy with chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 60s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 40 percent. .FRIDAY...Partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s. Southwest winds up to 5 mph. .FRIDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 60s. South winds up to 5 mph. .SATURDAY...Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s. Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph. .SATURDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 60s. .SUNDAY...Partly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s. .SUNDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 60s. .MEMORIAL DAY...Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s. .MONDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 60s. .TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 80s. .TUESDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 60s. .WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s.

EAST:

Thu May 23 04:00:55 EDT 2019 Jackson- Including the cities of McKee and Annville 400 AM EDT Thu May 23 2019 .TODAY...Warm. Mostly sunny. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms late. Highs in the upper 80s. Southwest winds around 10 mph. .TONIGHT...Partly cloudy in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. Patchy valley fog near dawn. Lows in the mid 60s. Light winds. .FRIDAY...Warm. Partly sunny. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s. Light winds. .FRIDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 60s. Light winds. .SATURDAY...Mostly sunny. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning. Highs in the upper 80s. Southwest winds around 10 mph. .SATURDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 60s. .SUNDAY...Mostly sunny with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s. .SUNDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 60s. .MEMORIAL DAY...Mostly sunny with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s. .MONDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 60s. .TUESDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 80s. .TUESDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 60s. .WEDNESDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 80s.

7-Day Hazardous Weather Outlook:


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Thu May 23 04:59:55 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- 359 AM CDT Thu May 23 2019 This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of southern Illinois, southwest Indiana, western Kentucky, and southeast Missouri. .DAY ONE...Today and Tonight A small chance of thunderstorms is forecast today and tonight. The best chance of storms will be along and north of Interstate 64, in southern Illinois and southwest Indiana. There is a marginal risk a storm may become severe, with damaging winds and large hail as the primary severe weather hazards. Otherwise, locally heavy rain and lightning will be the primary storm hazards. Refer to the latest river flood warnings and statements for details on area river flooding. .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Friday through Wednesday There is an almost daily chance of thunderstorms during the period from Saturday to Wednesday, with the main chance being during the heat of the day. While an isolated strong storm capable of producing gusty winds and hail cannot be ruled out, most storms will have locally heavy rain and lightning as their primary hazards. Detailed information on area river flooding can be found on the latest updated river flood warnings and statements. .SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT... Spotter activation is not anticipated.

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Thu May 23 03:45:45 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 345 AM EDT Thu May 23 2019 /245 AM CDT Thu May 23 2019/ This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of south central Indiana and Central Kentucky. .DAY ONE...Today and Tonight. An approaching cold front will bring chances of scattered storms this afternoon mainly north of I64 with locally gusty winds being the main threat. .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Friday through Wednesday. Isolated to widely scattered storms are forecast Friday afternoon through Tuesday. The best coverage appears to be on Friday morning and then again on Sunday as a couple of frontal boundaries approach the region and provide focus for storm development. The main threats with these storms will be brief heavy rainfall and gusty winds. .SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT... Spotter activation is not anticipated.

EAST:

Wed May 22 15:21:22 EDT 2019

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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
321 PM EDT Wed May 22 2019

This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of eastern Kentucky.

.DAY ONE...Tonight.

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Thursday through Tuesday.

Thunderstorms will be possible, mainly during the afternoon and
evening hours, Thursday through Tuesday. A thunderstorm or two 
could produce strong gusty winds on Thursday, mainly north of the 
Mountain Parkway.

.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 MAY 28-JUN 1 MAY 30-JUN 5 JUN JUN-AUG ----------- ----------- -------- --------- Temperature: Above Above Normal Above Precipitation: Above Above Normal Above .... Medium and long range outlooks provided by NCEP/K. Thomas Priddy

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