Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period -0-5--2018 to 05-23-2018
Temperatures for the period averaged 73.7 degrees across the state which was 9.1 degrees warmer than normal
and 13 degrees warmer than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 85.3 in the West to 83.1
in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 7.4 degrees warmer than normal in the West
to 6.6 degrees warmer than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 72.0 degrees in the West
to 61.8 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 17 degrees warmer than normal
in the West to 12.1 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period
was 92.7 degrees at Henderson county and the extreme low was 53.2 degrees at Lewis county.
Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 1.99 inches statewide which was 0.26 inches below normal
and 88.5% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 1.66 inches, Central 1.52 inches,
Bluegrass 2.39 inches and East 2.38 inches, which was -0.64, -0.84, 0.26 and 0.18 inches respectively from normal.
By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.44 inches at Calloway county to a high of 4.52
inches at Henderson county. Dewpoint temperatures for the state averaged near 64.8 degrees.