Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period -0-5--2018 to 05-23-2018

Temperatures for the period averaged 73.1 degrees across the state which was 7.5 degrees warmer than normal and 1.2 degrees cooler than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 83.7 in the West to 81.4 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 4.8 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 4 degrees warmer than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 72.5 degrees in the West to 63.1 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 16.3 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 89.2 degrees at Lawrence county and the extreme low was 58.8 degrees at Johnson county.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 1.47 inches statewide which was 0.34 inches above normal and 130.4% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 1.37 inches, Central 1.20 inches, Bluegrass 1.69 inches and East 1.61 inches, which was 0.25, 0.02, 0.61 and 0.48 inches above normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.35 inches at Casey county to a high of 3.18 inches at Henderson county. Dewpoint temperatures for the state averaged near 66.4 degrees.