Hey, everyone! It's hard to ask for better temperatures in early November! Basically the whole state has jumped into the upper 70s to low 80s today, which is roughly 15 to 20 degrees above normal for this time of year! Several daily record highs have already been broken.
It's quite the 180 degree turn from the cold snap last week. Most of the state saw extreme low temperatures in the low to middle 20s. Some even dipped into the teens! This included the Cumberland and Harlan County Mesonet stations on the morning of November 1st, which both hit 17.5 degrees (chart above, courtesy of the Kentucky Mesonet)!
Bottom line, this was a killing freeze for Kentucky agriculture. Sure...turf and pastures will still show some growth, but for everything else, it's the end of the line for the winter season. In doing so, the National Weather Service will NOT issue anymore frost advisories or freeze warnings until spring of 2024. Just as a reminder, the NWS only issues these headlines when agriculture is susceptible. If they issued all winter season, these headlines would get redundant and we don't want folks to ignore them when frost/freeze protection is needed come spring.