State Climatologist Dr. Stuart Foster of the Kentucky Climate Center at WKU has been checking the dry conditions in several parts of Kentucky. He says the drought this year is somewhat similar to one that occurred in 2007, but it could eventually be compared to worse droughts if the dry weather continues.
Dr. Foster says many cornfields are in jeopardy, although some that were planted earlier than usual might still do fairly well if they get rainfall soon.
Dr. Foster recently spoke to WKU Public Radio's Dan Modlin about the impact the heat wave is having on Kentucky's agriculture. You can hear their conversation by clicking on the "Listen" button above.