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past, present and future climate status. Sources are from UKAWC, NWS, NCEP, CPC, NCDC, USGS and the Kentucky Climate Center.
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Kentucky Hydrologic and Agricultural Drought Status:
Date: Monday Jun 19 2017 Re: Palmer Drought (PDSI)/Crop Moisture (CMI) Indices Above Normal Temperatures and Rainfall: The Commonwealth saw an early start to summer as heat, humidity, and an unsettled pattern returned to the area. Highs consistently rose into the middle 80s to low 90s throughout the week. Combined with high humidity, heat indices increased well into the 90s. This pushed the livestock heat stress index into the danger category through the afternoon and early evening hours each day. With the heat and humidity in place, an unstable air mass developed almost each day of the week, leading to isolated to scattered storms. Even numerous coverage on Sunday. The very moist air led to torrential rainfall from time to time. Overall, the state averaged well over an inch for the week, just short of a half inch above normal. WEST KY Long-term Hydrological Moisture status is: NEAR NORMAL CENTRAL KY Long-term Hydrological Moisture status is: NEAR NORMAL BLUEGRASS KY Long-term Hydrological Moisture status is: MODERATE DROUGHT EAST KY Long-term Hydrological Moisture status is: NEAR NORMAL WEST KY Crop Moisture status is: Favorable For Normal Growth And Fieldwork CENTRAL KY Crop Moisture status is: Favorable For Normal Growth And Fieldwork BLUEGRASS KY Crop Moisture status is: Topsoil Moisture Short, Germination Slow EAST KY Crop Moisture status is: Favorable For Normal Growth And Fieldwork Rainfall needed above normal to end the hydrological drought: West 6.78 inches, Central 2.69 inches, Bluegrass 6.85 inches and East 4.61 inches. WEEKLY PALMER DROUGHT AND CROP MOISTURE DATA FOR THE CLIMATE DIVISIONS IN THE CENTRAL REGION CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER, NCEP, NWS, NOAA WEEK 68 OF THE 2016 GROWING SEASON IS THE WEEK ENDING 17 JUN 2017 SOIL PCT MONTH PRELIM-P PRECIP MOISTURE FIELD CHANGE MOIST FINAL -F NEEDED UPPER LOWER CAP. POT RUN CROP FROM ANOM PALMER TO END TEMP PCPN LAYER LAYER END EVAP OFF MOIST PREV (Z) DROUGHT DROUGHT ST CD CLIMATE DIVISION (F) (IN) (IN) (IN) WEEK (IN) (IN) INDEX WEEK INDEX INDEX (IN) KY 1 WESTERN 78.6 0.52 0.09 7.99 89.8 1.20 0.00 0.18 -0.50 -2.11 -1.90 F 6.78 KY 2 CENTRAL 77.4 0.99 0.66 8.00 96.2 1.15 0.00 0.33 -0.50 -1.47 -0.74 F 2.69 KY 3 BLUEGRASS 77.0 0.83 0.00 7.50 83.4 1.14 0.00 -0.11 -0.06 -3.26 -2.25 F 6.85 KY 4 EASTERN 74.9 0.95 0.38 5.00 89.7 1.07 0.00 0.00 -0.40 -1.79 -1.60 P 4.61Note: In the "Precip Needed to End Drought" column...that rainfall is needed ABOVE NORMAL./K. Thomas Priddy, UKAWC
Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Kentucky
Based on observations at 400am EDT, Tuesday June 27, 2017
Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 64 degrees west, near 59 degrees central, and near 61 degrees east. Current sky conditions are cloudy west, light rain central, and partly cloudy east. In the west, relative humidity is near 80%, and the dew point is near 58 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 72%, and the dew point is near 50 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 67%, and the dew point is near 50 degrees. Current drying conditions are fair west, fair central, and fair east. The livestock heat stress category is no stress west, no stress central, and no stress east. Winds are calm west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the northwest at 10 mph with gusts at 17 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds and light rain. Winds are calm east, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 64 degrees at Paducah. The lowest temperature is 54 degrees at Somerset.
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Fayette County Precision Ag. Weather Forecast
Ag Weather Center, Department of Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky