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

This AM. low temps

Last 3 Days Extreme low temps

Last 7 Days Extreme low temps

Last 14 Days Extreme low temps

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 State 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...Cloudy. A 20 percent chance of light rain and drizzle in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 40s. South winds around 10 mph. Central KY .TONIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Chance of drizzle after midnight. Near steady temperature in the mid 40s. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 30 percent. Eastern KY .TONIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Areas of drizzle late. Lows in the lower 40s. Light winds.


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

7-Day Weather Forecast:


WEST:

Sat Jan 20 04:03:40 EST 2018 McCracken- Including the city of Paducah 303 AM CST Sat Jan 20 2018 .TODAY...Cloudy. A 20 percent chance of light rain and drizzle in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 40s. South winds around 10 mph. .TONIGHT...Cloudy with a 20 percent chance of light rain and drizzle. Patchy fog after midnight. Lows in the lower 40s. South winds 5 to 10 mph. .SUNDAY...Patchy fog in the morning. Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of light rain. Highs in the mid 50s. South winds around 10 mph. .SUNDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of showers in the evening, then showers likely and a slight chance of thunderstorms after midnight. Lows in the lower 50s. South winds 10 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation 70 percent. .MONDAY...Mostly cloudy. Showers in the morning, then a slight chance of showers in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 50s. Southwest winds 10 to 20 mph with gusts to around 35 mph. Chance of precipitation 80 percent. .MONDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 30s. .TUESDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 40s. .TUESDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 20s. .WEDNESDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 40s. .WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 20s. .THURSDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 50s. .THURSDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 30s. .FRIDAY...Partly sunny. Highs in the mid 50s.

CENTRAL:

Sat Jan 20 15:28:19 EST 2018 Fayette- Including the city of Lexington 328 PM EST Sat Jan 20 2018 .TONIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Chance of drizzle after midnight. Near steady temperature in the mid 40s. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 30 percent. .SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of rain and drizzle. Highs in the mid 50s. South winds 5 to 15 mph. .SUNDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Lows in the upper 40s. South winds 5 to 10 mph. .MONDAY...Showers. Highs around 60. South winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 30 mph. Chance of showers 90 percent. .MONDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain showers. Lows in the upper 30s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 30 mph. .TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Highs in the lower 40s. .TUESDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 20s. .WEDNESDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 40s. .WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 20s. .THURSDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 40s. .THURSDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Lows around 30. .FRIDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 50s. .FRIDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s. .SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of rain showers. Highs in the mid 50s.

EAST:

Sat Jan 20 15:29:45 EST 2018 Jackson- Including the cities of McKee and Annville 329 PM EST Sat Jan 20 2018 .TONIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Areas of drizzle. A slight chance of rain late. Lows in the lower 40s. Light winds. Chance of rain 20 percent. .SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of rain in the morning. Highs in the mid 50s. South winds around 10 mph. .SUNDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 40s. Light winds. .MONDAY...Partly sunny with a chance of showers in the morning, then showers in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 60s. South winds around 10 mph. Gusts up to 25 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain 90 percent. .MONDAY NIGHT...Rain showers in the evening, then a chance of rain showers late. Lows in the upper 30s. Southwest winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain 80 percent. .TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain showers. Highs in the mid 40s. .TUESDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 20s. .WEDNESDAY...Sunny. Highs in the mid 40s. .WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 20s. .THURSDAY...Sunny. Highs in the mid 40s. .THURSDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 20s. .FRIDAY...Sunny. Highs in the mid 50s. .FRIDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s. .SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain showers. Highs in the mid 50s.

7-Day Hazardous Weather Outlook:


WEST:

Sat Jan 20 04:19:51 EST 2018 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- 319 AM CST Sat Jan 20 2018 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. .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Sunday through Friday There is a small chance of thunderstorms forecast for southeast Missouri, southern Illinois, and western Kentucky for Sunday night. Locally heavy rainfall will be the main hazard Sunday night into Monday morning, particularly over southeast Missouri. .SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT... Spotter activation is not anticipated.

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Sat Jan 20 04:11:05 EST 2018 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 410 AM EST Sat Jan 20 2018 /310 AM CST Sat Jan 20 2018/ 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...Sunday through Friday. Wind gusts around 30-35 mph are possible Monday into Tuesday morning as a cold front pushes through the region. .SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT... Spotter activation will not be needed.

EAST:

Sat Jan 20 15:11:35 EST 2018

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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
311 PM EST Sat Jan 20 2018

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...Sunday through Friday.

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

.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 JAN 25-29 JAN 27-FEB 2 FEB JAN-MAR ----------- ----------- -------- --------- Temperature: Above Above Normal Normal Precipitation: Above Above Above Above .... Medium and long range outlooks provided by NCEP/K. Thomas Priddy

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