Last week’s weather pattern brought MUCH needed rainfall to the area. Several rounds of rain fell in the state, with the most significant activity occurring on Monday and again on Friday/over the weekend with a cold front passing through the area. Data at the Ag Weather Center shows the state averaged 1.51 inches for the week. Quite a few locations, shown in the map below, went over the two-inch mark. While the map makes it look like Western Kentucky missed the rain, most of their rain came last Sunday night, just outside of the time slot for this map. Unfortunately, a small area of South-Central Kentucky did not get the totals that were needed. This area was upgraded to the “abnormally dry” category by the U.S. Drought Monitor last week (map below). There were portions of the Bluegrass that were also upgraded, but with the rainfall last week, most should be removed from that map.