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

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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)

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All Climate Resources

From the Kentucky Crop Calendar:

Monthly Crop Calendar....Click here.


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East:

Synopsis...
   
Updated Sunday Evening, October 22, 2017
...Rain And Cooler Temperatures To Start The Work Week...

A low pressure system will bring rain to the area tonight and Monday with one to two inches of rain expected. A cold front will pass through the region tomorrow bringing continued breezy conditions and cooler temperatures for the beginning of the week. Expect on and off continued rain showers through Tuesday.

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. Current Conditions Kentucky, U.S.




Short Term Forecast for the Commonwealth:

Western KY .TONIGHT...Cloudy. Showers likely in the evening, then a chance of showers after midnight. Lows in the lower 50s. Northwest winds around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation 70 percent. Central KY .TONIGHT...Partly cloudy in the evening, then mostly cloudy with showers likely after midnight. Lows in the lower 60s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of showers 70 percent. Eastern KY .TONIGHT...Partly cloudy in the evening, then mostly cloudy with a slight chance of showers late. Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers near dawn. Lows in the upper 50s. Light winds. Chance of rain 50 percent.


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

7-Day Weather Forecast:


WEST:

Sun Oct 22 16:13:05 EDT 2017 McCracken- Including the city of Paducah 312 PM CDT Sun Oct 22 2017 .TONIGHT...Cloudy. Showers likely in the evening, then a chance of showers after midnight. Lows in the lower 50s. Northwest winds around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation 70 percent. .MONDAY...Partly sunny with a 40 percent chance of showers. Highs in the mid 60s. West winds around 10 mph. .MONDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 40s. West winds around 5 mph. .TUESDAY...Partly sunny. Highs in the upper 50s. West winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 30 mph. .TUESDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph. .WEDNESDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 50s. .WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Clear. Lows in the lower 40s. .THURSDAY...Sunny. Highs around 70. .THURSDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 40s. .FRIDAY...Partly sunny with a 40 percent chance of showers. Highs in the lower 60s. .FRIDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain showers. Lows in the upper 30s. .SATURDAY...Partly sunny with a 20 percent chance of rain showers. Highs in the lower 50s. .SATURDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain showers. Lows in the mid 30s. .SUNDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 50s.

CENTRAL:

Sun Oct 22 15:38:40 EDT 2017 Fayette- Including the city of Lexington 338 PM EDT Sun Oct 22 2017 .LATE THIS AFTERNOON...Mostly sunny early in the afternoon then becoming partly cloudy. South winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 30 mph. .TONIGHT...Partly cloudy in the evening, then mostly cloudy with showers likely after midnight. Lows in the lower 60s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of showers 70 percent. .MONDAY...Showers. Highs in the upper 60s. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of showers 90 percent. .MONDAY NIGHT...Showers likely. Lows in the upper 40s. Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph. Chance of showers 70 percent. .TUESDAY...Partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers. Highs in the upper 50s. West winds 5 to 15 mph with gusts to around 30 mph. .TUESDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s. West winds 5 to 10 mph with gusts to around 25 mph. .WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 50s. .WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s. .THURSDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 60s. .THURSDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 40s. .FRIDAY...Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers. Highs in the mid 60s. .FRIDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers. Lows in the lower 40s. .SATURDAY...Partly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers. Highs in the upper 50s. .SATURDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain showers. Lows in the upper 30s. .SUNDAY...Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain showers. Highs in the mid 50s.

EAST:

Sun Oct 22 15:58:35 EDT 2017 Jackson- Including the cities of McKee and Annville 358 PM EDT Sun Oct 22 2017 .TONIGHT...Partly cloudy in the evening, then mostly cloudy with a chance of showers late. Mostly cloudy with showers likely near dawn. Lows in the upper 50s. Light winds. Chance of rain 60 percent. .MONDAY...Showers. Highs in the upper 60s. South winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain 90 percent. .MONDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers in the evening, then a slight chance of showers near dawn. Lows in the mid 40s. Light winds. Chance of rain 50 percent. .TUESDAY...Partly sunny. A chance of showers in the morning, then a slight chance of showers in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 50s. West winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain 30 percent. .TUESDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s. Light winds. .WEDNESDAY...Partly sunny. Highs in the lower 50s. .WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Patchy frost. Lows in the upper 30s. .THURSDAY...Sunny. Highs in the lower 60s. .THURSDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 40s. .FRIDAY...Mostly sunny with a 20 percent chance of showers. Highs in the mid 60s. .FRIDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers. Lows in the lower 40s. .SATURDAY...Partly sunny with a 50 percent chance of showers. Highs in the upper 50s. .SATURDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain showers. Lows in the upper 30s. .SUNDAY...Mostly sunny with a 40 percent chance of rain showers. Highs in the mid 50s.

7-Day Hazardous Weather Outlook:


WEST:

Sun Oct 22 11:34:10 EDT 2017 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- 1032 AM CDT Sun Oct 22 2017 This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of southern Illinois, southwest Indiana, western Kentucky, and southeast Missouri. .DAY ONE...Today and Tonight There is a slight chance for thunderstorms today. Severe storms are not anticipated. .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Monday through Saturday No hazardous weather is expected at this time. .SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT... Spotter activation is not anticipated.

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Sun Oct 22 15:58:29 EDT 2017 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 358 PM EDT Sun Oct 22 2017 /258 PM CDT Sun Oct 22 2017/ This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of south central Indiana and Central Kentucky. .DAY ONE...Tonight. Widespread showers are expected tonight with the potential for locally heavy rain. .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Monday through Saturday. Locally heavy rain will be possible Monday, especially in the morning hours. Total rainfall amounts from Sunday night through Monday afternoon are expected to be between 1 and 2 inches, with locally higher amounts possible across central Kentucky. .SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT... Spotters are encouraged to report rainfall amounts. && More information, along with other weather, hydrological and climate information can be found, at weather.gov/louisville.

EAST:

Sun Oct 22 15:56:07 EDT 2017

Fleming-Montgomery-Bath-Rowan-Estill-Powell-Menifee-Rockcastle-
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Elliott-Morgan-Johnson-Wolfe-Magoffin-Floyd-Lee-Breathitt-Knott-
Owsley-Perry-Clay-Leslie-Letcher-Martin-Pike-
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
355 PM EDT Sun Oct 22 2017

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...Monday through Saturday.

Frost will be possible Thursday morning, particularly in the 
sheltered valley areas.

.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 OCT 28-NOV 1 OCT 30-NOV 5 NOV NOV-JAN ----------- ----------- -------- --------- Temperature: Below Below Normal Above Precipitation: Above Below Normal Normal .... Medium and long range outlooks provided by NCEP/K. Thomas Priddy

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