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...Patchy dense fog in the morning. Partly sunny in the morning, then cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers late in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 70s. North winds around 5 mph. Central KY .TODAY...Cloudy. Chance of sprinkles in the morning, then slight chance of showers in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 60s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of showers 20 percent. Eastern KY .TODAY...Cloudy with scattered showers. Highs in the lower 60s. Light winds. Chance of rain 30 percent.


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

7-Day Weather Forecast:


WEST:

Wed Apr 25 04:26:16 EDT 2018 McCracken- Including the city of Paducah 326 AM CDT Wed Apr 25 2018 .TODAY...Patchy dense fog in the morning. Partly sunny in the morning, then cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers late in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 70s. North winds around 5 mph. .TONIGHT...Cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers. Lows in the upper 40s. North winds around 5 mph. .THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy. A 40 percent chance of showers in the morning. Highs in the upper 60s. North winds 5 to 10 mph. .THURSDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 40s. Northwest winds 5 mph. .FRIDAY...Partly sunny. Highs in the upper 60s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. .FRIDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 40s. .SATURDAY...Sunny. Highs around 70. .SATURDAY NIGHT...Clear. Lows in the mid 40s. .SUNDAY...Sunny. Highs in the lower 70s. .SUNDAY NIGHT...Clear. Lows around 50. .MONDAY...Sunny. Highs in the upper 70s. .MONDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 50s. .TUESDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs around 80.

CENTRAL:

Wed Apr 25 03:18:36 EDT 2018 Fayette- Including the city of Lexington 318 AM EDT Wed Apr 25 2018 .TODAY...Cloudy. Chance of sprinkles in the morning, then slight chance of showers in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 60s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of showers 20 percent. .TONIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 40s. North winds up to 5 mph. .THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 60s. East winds around 5 mph. .THURSDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 40s. North winds up to 5 mph. .FRIDAY...Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers. Highs in the mid 60s. West winds 5 to 10 mph. .FRIDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 40s. .SATURDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 60s. .SATURDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Lows around 40. .SUNDAY...Sunny. Highs in the mid 60s. .SUNDAY NIGHT...Clear. Lows in the lower 40s. .MONDAY...Sunny. Highs in the lower 70s. .MONDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 50s. .TUESDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 70s.

EAST:

Wed Apr 25 04:17:25 EDT 2018 Jackson- Including the cities of McKee and Annville 417 AM EDT Wed Apr 25 2018 .TODAY...Cloudy with isolated showers. Highs in the lower 60s. Light winds. Chance of rain 20 percent. .TONIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Patchy fog late. Lows in the upper 40s. Light winds. .THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy. Isolated showers late in the morning. Scattered showers in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 60s. Light winds. Chance of rain 30 percent. .THURSDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain in the evening, then a slight chance of rain late. Lows in the mid 40s. Light winds. Chance of rain 40 percent. .FRIDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 60s. Light winds. .FRIDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 40s. .SATURDAY...Sunny. Highs in the upper 60s. .SATURDAY NIGHT...Clear. Lows 40 to 45. .SUNDAY...Sunny. Highs in the upper 60s. .SUNDAY NIGHT...Clear. Lows in the lower 40s. .MONDAY...Sunny. Highs in the mid 70s. .MONDAY NIGHT...Clear. Lows 48 to 53. .TUESDAY...Sunny. Highs in the upper 70s.

7-Day Hazardous Weather Outlook:


WEST:

Wed Apr 25 04:37:11 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- 337 AM CDT Wed Apr 25 2018 This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of southern Illinois, southwest Indiana, western Kentucky, and southeast Missouri. .DAY ONE...Today and Tonight Patchy dense fog may slow the morning commute in some locations early this morning. Please refer to the Special Weather Statement for more details. .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Thursday through Tuesday No hazardous weather is expected at this time. .SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT... Spotter activation will not be needed.

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Wed Apr 25 03:30:44 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 330 AM EDT Wed Apr 25 2018 /230 AM CDT Wed Apr 25 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...Thursday through Tuesday. No hazardous weather is expected at this time. .SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT... Spotter activation will not be needed at this time.

EAST:

Wed Apr 25 04:18:40 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
418 AM EDT Wed Apr 25 2018

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...Thursday through Tuesday.

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation is not anticipated at this time.


Kentucky Medium & Long Range Outlook:

KENTUCKY --------------------------------------------- 6 TO 10 DAY 8 TO 14 DAY 30 DAY 90 DAY APR 30-MAY 4 MAY 2-MAY 8 APR APR-JUN ----------- ----------- -------- --------- Temperature: Normal Above Below Above Precipitation: Normal Above Above Above .... Medium and long range outlooks provided by NCEP/K. Thomas Priddy

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