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...Mostly cloudy. Patchy fog in the morning. Highs in the upper 80s. Calm winds in the morning becoming southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon. Central KY .TODAY...Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Areas of fog in the morning. Highs in the lower 80s. Northeast winds up to 5 mph. Eastern KY .TODAY...Mostly cloudy. Areas of fog early. A chance of showers through the day. A slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 80s. Light winds. Chance of rain 30 percent.


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

7-Day Weather Forecast:


WEST:

Sun Aug 19 04:52:23 EDT 2018 McCracken- Including the city of Paducah 352 AM CDT Sun Aug 19 2018 .TODAY...Mostly cloudy. Patchy fog in the morning. Highs in the upper 80s. Calm winds in the morning becoming southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon. .TONIGHT...Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 70s. Southeast winds around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation 40 percent. .MONDAY...Showers likely and a chance of thunderstorms in the morning, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 80s. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 70 percent. .MONDAY NIGHT...Showers likely and a chance of thunderstorms in the evening, then partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers after midnight. Lows in the upper 60s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 60 percent. .TUESDAY...Partly sunny. Highs in the lower 80s. West winds 5 to 10 mph. .TUESDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 60s. .WEDNESDAY...Partly sunny. Highs in the lower 80s. .WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Lows around 60. .THURSDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 80s. .THURSDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 60s. .FRIDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 80s. .FRIDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 60s. .SATURDAY...Partly sunny. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning. Highs in the upper 80s.

CENTRAL:

Sun Aug 19 02:56:31 EDT 2018 Fayette- Including the city of Lexington 256 AM EDT Sun Aug 19 2018 .TODAY...Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Areas of fog in the morning. Highs in the lower 80s. Northeast winds up to 5 mph. .TONIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 60s. East winds up to 5 mph. .MONDAY...Partly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s. South winds up to 10 mph. .MONDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy with chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 70s. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 50 percent. .TUESDAY...Showers likely and chance of thunderstorms. Highs around 80. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation 70 percent. .TUESDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 60s. .WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 70s. .WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 50s. .THURSDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 70s. .THURSDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 50s. .FRIDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 80s. .FRIDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 60s. .SATURDAY...Partly cloudy with chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 80s. Chance of precipitation 30 percent.

EAST:

Sun Aug 19 04:09:16 EDT 2018 Jackson- Including the cities of McKee and Annville 409 AM EDT Sun Aug 19 2018 .TODAY...Mostly cloudy. Areas of fog early. A slight chance of showers in the morning, then a chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 80s. Light winds. Chance of rain 30 percent. .TONIGHT...Partly cloudy. Areas of fog. Lows in the upper 60s. Light winds. .MONDAY...Partly sunny. Areas of fog early. A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s. Light winds. Chance of rain 50 percent. .MONDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms in the evening, then a chance of showers late. Lows around 70. Light winds. Chance of rain 50 percent. .TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Showers likely and a slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning, then a chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs around 80. Southwest winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain 60 percent. .TUESDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers. Lows in the mid 60s. .WEDNESDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 70s. .WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Patchy fog. Lows in the upper 50s. .THURSDAY...Sunny. Highs in the upper 70s. .THURSDAY NIGHT...Clear. Patchy fog. Lows 53 to 58. .FRIDAY...Sunny. Highs in the lower 80s. .FRIDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 60s. .SATURDAY...Partly sunny with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 80s.

7-Day Hazardous Weather Outlook:


WEST:

Sun Aug 19 05:39:46 EDT 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- 439 AM CDT Sun Aug 19 2018 This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of southern Illinois, southwestern Indiana, western Kentucky, and southeastern Missouri. .DAY ONE...Today and Tonight Patchy dense fog will linger for an hour or two after daybreak this morning. .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Monday through Saturday Thunderstorms are expected over all or part of the region from Monday through Monday night, and isolated thunderstorms may occur in the easternmost counties Tuesday. An isolated strong or severe thunderstorm or two is possible Monday afternoon and evening, with strong wind as the primary hazard. There may be pockets of heavy rainfall also. Thunderstorm activity is forecast to return to the region on Saturday. .SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT... Spotter activation is not anticipated.

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Sun Aug 19 03:13:30 EDT 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 313 AM EDT Sun Aug 19 2018 /213 AM CDT Sun Aug 19 2018/ This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of south central Indiana and Central Kentucky. .DAY ONE...Today and Tonight. Pockets of locally dense fog may reduce visibilities to a half mile or less in a few spots this morning. .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Monday through Saturday. Thunderstorms are possible Monday into Tuesday. A few stronger storms will produce gusty winds and locally heavy rainfall. .SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT... Spotters should report any high rainfall amounts, flooding, and strong wind gusts or damage Monday into Tuesday.

EAST:

Sun Aug 19 04:11:46 EDT 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
411 AM EDT Sun Aug 19 2018

This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of eastern Kentucky.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight.

Areas of dense fog have developed across portions of eastern
Kentucky this morning. This fog is expected to dissipate in most 
areas around 9 AM.

Thunderstorms are possible this afternoon and evening.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Monday through Saturday.

Thunderstorms are also possible at times Monday through Tuesday
and again on Saturday, mainly during the afternoon and evening 
hours.

.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 AUG 24-28 AUG 26-SEP 1 AUG AUG-OCT ----------- ----------- -------- --------- Temperature: Normal Above Above Above Precipitation: Below Above Normal Normal .... Medium and long range outlooks provided by NCEP/K. Thomas Priddy

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