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 Kentucky Weather Summary -- 2018:
By:  Tom Priddy and Matt Dixon
     UK Ag. Weather Center

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Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period May 14 to May 20, 2018

Well Above Normal Temperatures and Above Normal Rainfall:

A summerlike pattern continued for a second straight week, but unlike the previous 
period, Kentucky saw daily rounds of showers and storms. Each day was a near replay 
of the previous as scattered showers and storms fired each afternoon and evening, 
before diminishing overnight. While coverage was not widespread, much of Kentucky 
still managed to pick up more than inch for the week. This was mostly due to the 
very moist and unstable atmosphere in place, which led to torrential rainfall at 
times and in turn, localized flooding. Temperatures remained very warm for this time 
of year, peaking early in the week. Kentucky saw record heat on Monday as highs 
pushed into the upper 80s to low 90s statewide.

Temperatures for the period averaged 74 degrees across the state which was 9 degrees 
warmer than normal and 4 degrees warmer than the previous period. High temperatures 
averaged from 85 in the West to 83 in the East. Departure from normal high 
temperatures ranged from 7 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 6 degrees 
warmer than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 65 degrees in the 
West to 63 degrees in the East.  Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 10 
degrees warmer than normal in the West to 13 degrees warmer than normal in the 
East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 93 degrees at HENDERSON 5E and 
the extreme low was 58 degrees at BARBOURVILLE 3E.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 1.23 inches statewide which was 0.09 
inches above normal and 108% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, 
West 1.35 inches, Central 0.71 inches, Bluegrass 1.57 inches and East 1.29 inches, 
which was 0.19, -0.48, 0.49 and 0.18 inches respectively from normal. By station, 
precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.24 inches at HARDINSBURG 5SW to a high of 
3.19 inches at MOREHEAD 4NE. 

Summarized and averaged data for the period 20180514 to 20180520(Last 7 Days)
(Not for Legal purposes. Departure from Norms based on climate divisional Averages)

                            AIR TEMPERATURE          PRECIPITATION    ExtremeTemp
STATION              MAX  DEV  MIN  DEV  AVR  DEV  TOTAL   DEV  %NORM  HI   LO
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WEST(CD1)             85    7   65   10   75    8   1.35   0.19  116   93   61
CENTRAL(CD2)          84    7   65   11   74    9   0.71  -0.48   60   92   58
BLUEGRASS(CD3)        82    7   65   13   73    9   1.57   0.49  145   90   59
EAST(CD4)             83    6   63   13   73   10   1.29   0.18  116   93   58
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STATE                 84    7   64   11   74    9   1.23   0.09  108   93   58


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Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period May 7 to May 13, 2018

Well Above Normal Temperatures and Below Normal Rainfall:

It might be a month early, but it felt more like summer for much of the period. 
Temperatures and humidity gradually increased throughout the week. The Bluegrass 
State started with highs in the upper 60s to middle 70s on Monday and ended with 
middle 80s to low 90s on Sunday. The livestock heat stress index even increased into 
the danger category for short time periods late in the week during the afternoon and 
early evening hours. The summerlike conditions led to the first time since late 
February/early March that the Commonwealth had consecutive weeks of above normal 
temperatures. Other than some occasional isolated showers and storms through the 
workweek, Kentucky was dry for the majority of the period. In fact, the state was 
almost an inch below normal for the week.

Temperatures for the period averaged 71 degrees across the state which was 8 degrees 
warmer than normal and 4 degrees warmer than the previous period. High temperatures 
averaged from 84 in the West to 83 in the East. Departure from normal high 
temperatures ranged from 8 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 8 degrees 
warmer than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 60 degrees in the 
West to 58 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 7 
degrees warmer than normal in the West to 11 degrees warmer than normal in the 
East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 91 degrees at MAYFIELD 6SW and 
the extreme low was 43 degrees at BRANDENBURG 4SW.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.15 inches statewide which was 0.95 
inches below normal and 14% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 
0.10 inches, Central 0.22 inches, Bluegrass 0.11 inches and East 0.17 inches, which 
was 1.06, 0.94, 0.91 and 0.89 inches below normal. By station, precipitation totals 
ranged from a low of 0.00 inches at BENTON 4N to a high of 0.62 inches at MUNFORDVILLE 6E. 

Summarized and averaged data for the period 20180507 to 20180513(Last 7 Days)
(Not for Legal purposes. Departure from Norms based on climate divisional Averages)

                            AIR TEMPERATURE          PRECIPITATION    ExtremeTemp
STATION              MAX  DEV  MIN  DEV  AVR  DEV  TOTAL   DEV  %NORM  HI   LO
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WEST(CD1)             84    8   60    7   72    8   0.10  -1.06    9   91   46
CENTRAL(CD2)          83    8   59    8   71    8   0.22  -0.94   19   89   43
BLUEGRASS(CD3)        81    8   59    9   70    8   0.11  -0.91   11   88   43
EAST(CD4)             83    8   58   11   70    9   0.17  -0.89   16   91   46
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STATE                 83    8   59    9   71    8   0.15  -0.95   14   91   43


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Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period April 30 to May 6, 2018

Above Normal Temperatures and Rainfall:

The first couple days of May featured dry conditions and above normal temperatures 
as high pressure took control of the Ohio Valley early in the period. By 
Wednesday, high temperatures soared into the low to middle 80s behind breezy 
southwest flow and it even felt a bit humid outside as dew points inched into the 
60s. Showers and storms then returned for the latter half of the period, starting 
with a weakening line of storms on Thursday morning pushing east. Scattered to 
numerous showers and storms followed on Friday with the passage of a cold front, 
before coverage turned widespread for Derby Day. In fact, Louisville International 
Airport recorded over three inches for the one-day period on Saturday. After another 
round of scattered storms Sunday afternoon/evening, Kentucky averaged 1.33 inches for 
the week, marking the second straight period of above normal rainfall.

Temperatures for the period averaged 66 degrees across the state which was 5 degrees 
warmer than normal and 8 degrees warmer than the previous period. High temperatures 
averaged from 78 in the West to 78 in the East. Departure from normal high 
temperatures ranged from 4 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 5 degrees 
warmer than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 57 degrees in the 
West to 53 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 6 
degrees warmer than normal in the West to 8 degrees warmer than normal in the East. 
The extreme high temperature for the period was 90 degrees at LOUISA 1S and the 
extreme low was 28 degrees at BOONEVILLE 2S.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 1.33 inches statewide which was 0.24 
inches above normal and 122% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, 
West 1.02 inches, Central 1.59 inches, Bluegrass 1.49 inches and East 1.23 inches, 
which was -0.19, 0.47, 0.49 and 0.21 inches respectively from normal. By station, 
precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.11 inches at YELLOW CREEK to a high of 
3.20 inches at LOUISVILLE APT. 

Summarized and averaged data for the period 20180430 to 20180506(Last 7 Days)
(Not for Legal purposes. Departure from Norms based on climate divisional Averages)

                            AIR TEMPERATURE          PRECIPITATION    ExtremeTemp
STATION              MAX  DEV  MIN  DEV  AVR  DEV  TOTAL   DEV  %NORM  HI   LO
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
WEST(CD1)             78    4   57    6   67    4   1.02  -0.19   84   86   33
CENTRAL(CD2)          77    4   56    7   67    6   1.59   0.47  142   88   30
BLUEGRASS(CD3)        76    5   55    7   65    5   1.49   0.49  149   85   31
EAST(CD4)             78    5   53    8   66    7   1.23   0.21  121   90   28
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STATE                 77    4   55    7   66    5   1.33   0.24  122   90   28


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Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period April 23 to April 29, 2018

Below Normal Temperatures and Above Normal Rainfall:

An area of low pressure aloft slowly progressed across the region to begin the 
period. This kept Kentucky in a wet pattern with bands of light to moderate rain 
showers moving through the area. In addition to some light rainfall on Thursday 
across the southern half of Kentucky, total accumulations for the week averaged just 
over an inch for the state. The clouds and precipitation kept temperatures below 
normal by day and above normal at night. Sunshine returned for the weekend, but a 
frontal passage early on Saturday kept temperatures below normal as high pressure 
filtered cooler air from Canada down into the Bluegrass State. In fact, lows on 
Saturday night/Sunday morning dipped into the low to middle 30s across the eastern 
half of Kentucky, leading to some patchy light frost.

Temperatures for the period averaged 56 degrees across the state which was 3 degrees 
cooler than normal and 6 degrees warmer than the previous period. High temperatures 
averaged from 66 in the West to 64 in the East. Departure from normal high 
temperatures ranged from 6 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 7 degrees cooler 
than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 49 degrees in the West to 48 
degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from near normal in 
the West to 5 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature 
for the period was 76 degrees at LOUISVILLE APT and the extreme low was 29 degrees at 
BRANDENBURG 4SW.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 1.16 inches statewide which was 0.11 
inches above normal and 110% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, 
West 1.45 inches, Central 0.98 inches, Bluegrass 1.07 inches and East 1.12 inches, 
which was 0.25, -0.09, 0.10 and 0.15 inches respectively from normal. By station, 
precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.27 inches at FORT KNOX to a high of 3.42 
inches at MAYFIELD 6SW. 

Summarized and averaged data for the period 20180423 to 20180429(Last 7 Days)
(Not for Legal purposes. Departure from Norms based on climate divisional Averages)

                            AIR TEMPERATURE          PRECIPITATION    ExtremeTemp
STATION              MAX  DEV  MIN  DEV  AVR  DEV  TOTAL   DEV  %NORM  HI   LO
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
WEST(CD1)             66   -6   49    0   58   -3   1.45   0.25  121   76   36
CENTRAL(CD2)          65   -6   48    1   57   -2   0.98  -0.09   92   76   29
BLUEGRASS(CD3)        63   -6   47    1   55   -3   1.07   0.10  110   74   29
EAST(CD4)             64   -7   48    5   56   -1   1.12   0.15  115   75   29
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STATE                 64   -7   48    2   56   -3   1.16   0.11  110   76   29


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Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period April 16 to April 22, 2018

Below Normal Temperatures and Precipitation:

Winter-like weather continues to make an appearance across the Bluegrass State. The 
period started with well below normal temperatures on Monday and even some bursts of 
intense snow showers that led to reduced visibilities at times. Lows that night 
dipped into the upper 20s to low 30s, which produced some patchy areas of frost. 
Temperatures quickly took a turn for the better on Tuesday and Wednesday with highs 
back in the 60s and 70s behind breezy southwesterly winds. Another cold front then 
moved through the area Wednesday and that night, producing a line of light to 
moderate showers. Yet again, this sent temperatures below normal. More frost 
followed the following couple of mornings, before warmth returned again over the 
weekend. The period closed with an upper level disturbance moving into the Ohio 
Valley on Sunday, producing showers across the southern half of the state. Overall, 
the state averaged just over a quarter inch for the week.

Temperatures for the period averaged 50 degrees across the state which was 6 degrees 
cooler than normal and 6 degrees cooler than the previous period. High temperatures 
averaged from 63 in the West to 64 in the East. Departure from normal high 
temperatures ranged from 7 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 5 degrees 
cooler than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 40 degrees in the 
West to 36 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 7 
degrees cooler than normal in the West to 5 degrees cooler than normal in the East. 
The extreme high temperature for the period was 83 degrees at JACKSON and the extreme 
low was 22 degrees at MONTICELLO AWOS.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.29 inches statewide which was 0.7 
inches below normal and 29% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 
0.62 inches, Central 0.16 inches, Bluegrass 0.19 inches and East 0.19 inches, which 
was 0.52, 0.83, 0.72 and 0.73 inches below normal. By station, precipitation totals 
ranged from a low of 0.00 inches at CAMPBELLSVILLE 7W to a high of 1.74 inches at 
MAYFIELD 6SW. 

Summarized and averaged data for the period 20180416 to 20180422(Last 7 Days)
(Not for Legal purposes. Departure from Norms based on climate divisional Averages)

                            AIR TEMPERATURE          PRECIPITATION    ExtremeTemp
STATION              MAX  DEV  MIN  DEV  AVR  DEV  TOTAL   DEV  %NORM  HI   LO
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
WEST(CD1)             63   -7   40   -7   51   -8   0.62  -0.52   54   81   26
CENTRAL(CD2)          61   -8   38   -7   49   -8   0.16  -0.83   16   80   24
BLUEGRASS(CD3)        58   -9   36   -7   48   -7   0.19  -0.72   21   77   28
EAST(CD4)             64   -5   36   -5   50   -5   0.19  -0.73   21   83   22
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STATE                 62   -7   38   -6   50   -6   0.29  -0.70   29   83   22


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Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period April 9 to April 15, 2018

Above Normal Temperatures and Precipitation:

High pressure kept the area dry through the workweek, but with a large swing in 
temperatures. With the center of the high situated east of the state on Monday and 
Tuesday, northerly flow kept temperatures well below normal. Lows dropped into the 
upper 20s to middle 30s on Tuesday night, prompting Freeze Warnings and Frost 
Advisories to be issued. As the high moved east of Kentucky on Wednesday, breezy 
southwest flow led to an abrupt warm up across the area, eventually hitting the upper 
70s to low 80s on Friday. While it did get warm, a combination of high winds, low 
humidity, and dry fuels did lead to some fire weather concerns. Kentucky soils did 
get a chance to dry out through Friday, but rounds of rainfall returned over the 
weekend. A light and steady rainfall led to a soaking 1 to 2+ inches for 
most of Kentucky. Overall, the state averaged 1.40 inches, which led to a fourth 
straight week of above normal rainfall.

Temperatures for the period averaged 56 degrees across the state which was 1 degree 
warmer than normal and 12 degrees warmer than the previous period. High temperatures 
averaged from 65 in the West to 68 in the East. Departure from normal high 
temperatures ranged from 4 degrees cooler than normal in the West to near normal in 
the East. Low temperatures averaged from 46 degrees in the West to 44 degrees in the 
East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 1 degree warmer than normal 
in the West to 4 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature 
for the period was 86 degrees at LOUISA 1S and the extreme low was 24 degrees at 
BRANDENBURG 4SW.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 1.40 inches statewide which was 0.38 
inches above normal and 137% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, 
West 1.56 inches, Central 1.41 inches, Bluegrass 1.37 inches and East 1.27 inches, 
which was 0.4, 0.37, 0.44 and 0.32 inches above normal. By station, precipitation 
totals ranged from a low of 0.04 inches at MONTICELLO AWOS to a high of 3.34 
inches at WHITLEY CITY 3N. 

Summarized and averaged data for the period 20180409 to 20180415(Last 7 Days)
(Not for Legal purposes. Departure from Norms based on climate divisional Averages)

                            AIR TEMPERATURE          PRECIPITATION    ExtremeTemp
STATION              MAX  DEV  MIN  DEV  AVR  DEV  TOTAL   DEV  %NORM  HI   LO
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
WEST(CD1)             65   -4   46    1   56   -1   1.56   0.40  134   84   26
CENTRAL(CD2)          66   -1   46    3   56    1   1.41   0.37  136   83   24
BLUEGRASS(CD3)        64   -1   45    3   55    2   1.37   0.44  147   82   25
EAST(CD4)             68    0   44    4   56    2   1.27   0.32  134   86   25
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STATE                 66   -1   45    2   56    1   1.40   0.38  137   86   24


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Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period April 2 to April 8, 2018

Well Below Normal Temperatures and Above Normal Precipitation:

Weather-wise, Kentucky went through a rollercoaster this past week, seeing glimpses 
of both winter and spring. Early in the week, focus was on severe weather.  With the 
state located within an unstable air mass, strong to severe storms formed ahead and 
along a strong cold Tuesday evening and into the overnight. Several tornadoes were 
confirmed across Western and Central Kentucky, in addition to damaging winds. Ahead 
of the boundary, temperatures soared into the 70s, but then took quite the step back 
with the frontal passage and Canadian high pressure building into the Ohio Valley. 
Thursday morning lows dipped into the middle 20s to low 30s, prompting the first 
freeze warnings of the spring season to be issued as some agriculture becomes 
susceptible. While mild on Friday, another cold front pushed through the area Friday 
night. Precipitation transitioned to a wet snow and led to some minor accumulations 
with most under an inch. Skies cleared Saturday night and another freeze warning was 
issued with lows dipping again into the 20s. Even had several locations in the upper 
teens to low 20s.

Temperatures for the period averaged 44 degrees across the state which was 8 degrees 
cooler than normal and 10 degrees cooler than the previous period. High temperatures 
averaged from 54 in the West to 56 in the East. Departure from normal high 
temperatures ranged from 12 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 9 degrees 
cooler than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 36 degrees in the 
West to 34 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 7 
degrees cooler than normal in the West to 3 degrees cooler than normal in the East. 
The extreme high temperature for the period was 80 degrees at FORT CAMPBELL and the 
extreme low was 19 degrees at RICHMOND 8E.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 1.34 inches statewide which was 0.35 
inches above normal and 136% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, 
West 0.80 inches, Central 1.21 inches, Bluegrass 1.57 inches and East 1.80 inches, 
which was -0.29, 0.19, 0.67 and 0.86 inches respectively from normal. By station, 
precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.41 inches at CAPE GIRARDEAU ASOS to a 
high of 3.46 inches at JACKSON AIRPORT. 

Summarized and averaged data for the period 20180402 to 20180408(Last 7 Days)
(Not for Legal purposes. Departure from Norms based on climate divisional Averages)

                            AIR TEMPERATURE          PRECIPITATION    ExtremeTemp
STATION              MAX  DEV  MIN  DEV  AVR  DEV  TOTAL   DEV  %NORM  HI   LO
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
WEST(CD1)             54  -12   36   -7   45   -9   0.80  -0.29   73   80   25
CENTRAL(CD2)          54  -11   35   -6   45   -8   1.21   0.19  119   80   22
BLUEGRASS(CD3)        53   -9   33   -6   43   -8   1.57   0.67  174   79   19
EAST(CD4)             56   -9   34   -3   45   -6   1.80   0.86  191   79   19
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STATE                 54  -10   34   -6   44   -8   1.34   0.35  136   80   19


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Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period March 26 to April 1, 2018

Above Normal Temperatures and Precipitation:

As the growing season comes to a start, Kentucky grounds are saturated behind 
excessively wet conditions over the last week of March. From Tuesday through Friday, 
a frontal boundary remained in the vicinity of Kentucky and was the focus for 
multiple rounds of rainfall as disturbances passed overhead. A deep plume of 
moisture from the Gulf led to a very moist atmosphere and moderate to heavy rainfall 
from time to time. While the main show came over the course of the workweek, a 
couple more rounds arrived over the weekend. Overall, Kentucky averaged nearly two 
inches for the week, which led to a second straight week of above normal 
precipitation for Kentucky. Temperature-wise, highs jumped into the 50s and 60s on a 
daily basis. Even hit the 70s in some spots. This period marked the first time that 
Kentucky temperatures had averaged above normal since the first week of March.

Temperatures for the period averaged 54 degrees across the state which was 4 degrees 
warmer than normal and 14 degrees warmer than the previous period. High temperatures 
averaged from 61 in the West to 63 in the East. Departure from normal high 
temperatures ranged from 3 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 1 degree 
warmer than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 46 degrees in the 
West to 46 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 6 
degrees warmer than normal in the West to 10 degrees warmer than normal in the 
East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 78 degrees at WHITESBURG 2NW 
and the extreme low was 29 degrees at BRANDENBURG 4SW.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 1.95 inches statewide which was 0.93 
inches above normal and 191% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, 
West 2.39 inches, Central 2.19 inches, Bluegrass 1.75 inches and East 1.47 inches, 
which was 1.29, 1.11, 0.83 and 0.48 inches above normal. By station, precipitation 
totals ranged from a low of 0.29 inches at YELLOW CREEK to a high of 4.23 
inches at CARBONDALE ASOS. 

Summarized and averaged data for the period 20180326 to 20180401(Last 7 Days)
(Not for Legal purposes. Departure from Norms based on climate divisional Averages)

                            AIR TEMPERATURE          PRECIPITATION    ExtremeTemp
STATION              MAX  DEV  MIN  DEV  AVR  DEV  TOTAL   DEV  %NORM  HI   LO
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
WEST(CD1)             61   -3   46    6   53    1   2.39   1.29  217   74   32
CENTRAL(CD2)          62    0   48    9   55    4   2.19   1.11  203   71   29
BLUEGRASS(CD3)        59   -1   45    8   52    4   1.75   0.83  190   69   29
EAST(CD4)             63    1   46   10   55    6   1.47   0.48  148   78   29
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STATE                 61   -1   46    8   54    4   1.95   0.93  191   78   29


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Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period March 19 to March 25, 2018

Well Below Normal Temperatures and Above Normal Precipitation:

The calendar said spring arrived on Tuesday, but it seemed to be nowhere in sight. 
For a third consecutive week, temperatures averaged below normal. Cold enough that 
Kentucky saw a couple more rounds of wintry weather, one on Tuesday/Tuesday night and 
another on Friday night/Saturday. The first event brought 5 to 10 inches of snow to 
portions of North Central Kentucky. 1 to 3 for other sections.  Snow diminished on 
Wednesday, but with a combination of snow cover, mostly cloudy skies, and northwest 
flow, temperatures struggled to rise much. Clouds cleared that night with much of 
the state in the low to middle 20s and some in the upper teens. While it was dry on 
Thursday and Friday, another disturbance crossed the area on Friday night and into 
Saturday. Accumulating snow fell in the Bluegrass Region, but eventually 
transitioned to rain. This event pushed precipitation above normal for the week, 
marking the first time that had happened since late February.

Temperatures for the period averaged 41 degrees across the state which was 7 degrees 
cooler than normal and 2 degrees cooler than the previous period. High temperatures 
averaged from 53 in the West to 49 in the East. Departure from normal high 
temperatures ranged from 8 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 12 degrees 
cooler than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 37 degrees in the 
West to 31 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 2 
degrees cooler than normal in the West to 3 degrees cooler than normal in the East. 
The extreme high temperature for the period was 76 degrees at POPLAR BLUFF ASOS and 
the extreme low was 16 degrees at CYNTHIANA 8N.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 1.64 inches statewide which was 0.6 
inches above normal and 158% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, 
West 1.16 inches, Central 1.92 inches, Bluegrass 1.65 inches and East 1.84 inches, 
which was 0.05, 0.82, 0.71 and 0.83 inches above normal. By station, precipitation 
totals ranged from a low of 0.43 inches at FORT CAMPBELL to a high of 3.06 inches at 
SHEPHERDSVILLE 6SE. 

Summarized and averaged data for the period 20180319 to 20180325(Last 7 Days)
(Not for Legal purposes. Departure from Norms based on climate divisional Averages)

                            AIR TEMPERATURE          PRECIPITATION    ExtremeTemp
STATION              MAX  DEV  MIN  DEV  AVR  DEV  TOTAL   DEV  %NORM  HI   LO
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
WEST(CD1)             53   -8   37   -2   45   -5   1.16   0.05  105   76   25
CENTRAL(CD2)          49  -11   34   -3   41   -8   1.92   0.82  175   67   19
BLUEGRASS(CD3)        46  -12   30   -5   38   -9   1.65   0.71  176   64   16
EAST(CD4)             49  -12   31   -3   40   -7   1.84   0.83  182   70   18
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STATE                 49  -11   33   -3   41   -7   1.64   0.60  158   76   16


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Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period March 12 to March 18, 2018

Below Normal Temperatures and Precipitation:

Even with spring right around the corner, Old Man Winter is making his presence 
known. The week started with a major winter storm in progress. A large portion of 
the state’s midsection received in upwards of 4 inches. The highest accumulations 
were saw around Lexington, Danville, and Richmond with 8 to 10 inches in spots. 
Unlike the snow events of 2015, Kentucky did not have Arctic air in place. In fact, 
temperatures rose above freezing into the upper 30s to low 40s on Monday. Saying 
that, the heavy/wet nature of the snow caused some trees to fall and 
corresponding power outages. Temperatures more typical of January continued through 
Wednesday with another round of wintry weather on Tuesday night. After a warm up to 
end the work week, more showers and even storms arrived for the first half of the 
weekend. Overall, the state averaged just over a half inch for the week, marking the 
third straight week of below normal precipitation for the state.

Temperatures for the period averaged 42 degrees across the state which was 4 degrees 
cooler than normal and no change to the previous period. High temperatures averaged 
from 55 in the West to 52 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures 
ranged from 4 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 6 degrees cooler than normal 
in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 36 degrees in the West to 31 degrees in 
the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 1 degree cooler than 
normal in the West to 1 degree cooler than normal in the East. The extreme high 
temperature for the period was 78 degrees at BARBOURVILLE 3E and the extreme low was 
17 degrees at HARRODSBURG 3N.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.57 inches statewide which was 0.43 
inches below normal and 57% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 
0.49 inches, Central 0.57 inches, Bluegrass 0.51 inches and East 0.73 inches, which 
was 0.56, 0.48, 0.4 and 0.26 inches below normal. By station, precipitation totals 
ranged from a low of 0.16 inches at BURLINGTON 4S to a high of 1.47 inches at WHITLEY 
CITY 3N. 

Summarized and averaged data for the period 20180312 to 20180318(Last 7 Days)
(Not for Legal purposes. Departure from Norms based on climate divisional Averages)

                            AIR TEMPERATURE          PRECIPITATION    ExtremeTemp
STATION              MAX  DEV  MIN  DEV  AVR  DEV  TOTAL   DEV  %NORM  HI   LO
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WEST(CD1)             55   -4   36   -1   45   -3   0.49  -0.56   47   76   20
CENTRAL(CD2)          54   -4   34   -1   44   -2   0.57  -0.48   54   78   20
BLUEGRASS(CD3)        49   -6   30   -3   39   -5   0.51  -0.40   56   74   17
EAST(CD4)             52   -6   31   -1   42   -3   0.73  -0.26   74   78   17
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
STATE                 52   -6   33   -1   42   -4   0.57  -0.43   57   78   17


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Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period March 5 to March 11, 2018

Below Normal Temperatures and Precipitation:

After a warm end to February and start to March, winter weather has made a return. 
Temperatures were warm early in the week, topping out in the upper 50s to low 60s on 
Tuesday, but a cold front moved through the area that night. Cloudy and cool 
conditions were seen on Wednesday, before temperatures took quite the plunge. Lows 
both Thursday and Friday mornings dipped into the 20s. This set the stage for 
snowfall to return. While the state did see some light rounds during the latter half 
of the workweek, more significant activity arrived for the weekend. The first round 
on Friday night brought a slushy one-inch of accumulation to the Bluegrass, in 
addition to portions of Central and Eastern Kentucky. This snow melted rather quickly 
with warm temperatures on Saturday, but a major winter storm then started to progress 
across the area later in the day on Sunday. Most of the precipitation from this 
system fell after the cutoff time for this period and will be addressed in the next 
weekly summary.

Temperatures for the period averaged 41 degrees across the state which was 4 degrees 
cooler than normal and 6 degrees cooler than the previous period. High temperatures 
averaged from 51 in the West to 50 in the East. Departure from normal high 
temperatures ranged from 6 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 7 degrees 
cooler than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 34 degrees in the 
West to 32 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 1 
degree cooler than normal in the West to 1 degree warmer than normal in the East. 
The extreme high temperature for the period was 64 degrees at BOONEVILLE 2S and the 
extreme low was 15 degrees at MONTICELLO AWOS.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.47 inches statewide which was 0.51 
inches below normal and 48% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 
0.69 inches, Central 0.50 inches, Bluegrass 0.39 inches and East 0.30 inches, which 
was 0.34, 0.53, 0.5 and 0.66 inches below normal. By station, precipitation totals 
ranged from a low of 0.03 inches at ALEXANDRIA 5NW to a high of 1.66 inches at CAPE 
GIRARDEAU ASOS. 

Summarized and averaged data for the period 20180305 to 20180311(Last 7 Days)
(Not for Legal purposes. Departure from Norms based on climate divisional Averages)

                            AIR TEMPERATURE          PRECIPITATION    ExtremeTemp
STATION              MAX  DEV  MIN  DEV  AVR  DEV  TOTAL   DEV  %NORM  HI   LO
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
WEST(CD1)             51   -6   34   -1   43   -3   0.69  -0.34   67   62   19
CENTRAL(CD2)          50   -6   33   -1   42   -3   0.50  -0.53   49   64   17
BLUEGRASS(CD3)        46   -8   31   -1   39   -4   0.39  -0.50   44   61   19
EAST(CD4)             50   -7   32    1   41   -3   0.30  -0.66   31   64   15
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
STATE                 49   -7   32   -1   41   -4   0.47  -0.51   48   64   15


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Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period February 26 to March 4, 2018

Above Normal Temperatures and Below Normal Precipitation:

Kentucky needed to see some drier conditions after getting drenched in February. 
While not completely dry, the state did see below normal precipitation for the 
period, breaking a three week streak of well above normal rainfall.  The state 
averaged about a half inch over the course of Tuesday night through Thursday, ending 
with the passage of a cold front. The rest of the period remained dry and seasonably 
warm with high pressure in place. 

Temperatures for the period averaged 47 degrees across the state which was 4 degrees 
warmer than normal and 12 degrees cooler than the previous period. High temperatures 
averaged from 58 in the West to 55 in the East. Departure from normal high 
temperatures ranged from 3 degrees warmer than normal in the West to near normal in 
the East. Low temperatures averaged from 39 degrees in the West to 37 degrees in the 
East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 5 degrees warmer than normal 
in the West to 7 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature 
for the period was 68 degrees at BENTON 4N and the extreme low was 21 degrees at BOONEVILLE 2S.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.53 inches statewide which was 0.45 
inches below normal and 54% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 
0.59 inches, Central 0.50 inches, Bluegrass 0.33 inches and East 0.71 inches, which 
was 0.5, 0.53, 0.53 and 0.22 inches below normal. By station, precipitation totals 
ranged from a low of 0.06 inches at OWENSBORO AWSS to a high of 1.29 inches at WHITLEY CITY 3N. 

Summarized and averaged data for the period 20180226 to 20180304(Last 7 Days)
(Not for Legal purposes. Departure from Norms based on climate divisional Averages)

                            AIR TEMPERATURE          PRECIPITATION    ExtremeTemp
STATION              MAX  DEV  MIN  DEV  AVR  DEV  TOTAL   DEV  %NORM  HI   LO
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
WEST(CD1)             58    3   39    5   49    5   0.59  -0.50   54   68   28
CENTRAL(CD2)          57    3   38    6   48    5   0.50  -0.53   49   67   25
BLUEGRASS(CD3)        54    2   36    6   45    4   0.33  -0.53   38   66   22
EAST(CD4)             55    0   37    7   46    4   0.71  -0.22   76   68   21
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
STATE                 56    2   38    6   47    4   0.53  -0.45   54   68   21


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Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period February 19 to February 25, 2018

Well Above Normal Temperatures and Much Above Normal Precipitation:

Flooding became a real problem over the course of the week as the state averaged 
almost four inches on top of already saturated grounds, which is nearly three inches 
above normal. The prolonged and widespread nature of this event made it unique. 
Widespread rains fell on a daily basis from Wednesday through the latter half of the 
weekend, ending with the passage of a strong to severe line of storms Saturday night. 
Many locations from Western Kentucky and up into the Bluegrass recorded more than 6 
inches. This pushed many area rivers into minor/moderate flood stages. While the 
high rainfall totals were the big issue, the state did get to enjoy some very warm 
weather for late February, especially early in the workweek. High temperatures jumped 
into the upper 70s to low 80s on Tuesday behind breezy southwest flow. Some locations 
broke all-time record highs for the month of February.

Temperatures for the period averaged 60 degrees across the state which was 20 degrees 
warmer than normal and 14 degrees warmer than the previous period. High temperatures 
averaged from 66 in the West to 72 in the East. Departure from normal high 
temperatures ranged from 14 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 20 degrees 
warmer than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 49 degrees in the 
West to 54 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 18 
degrees warmer than normal in the West to 27 degrees warmer than normal in the 
East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 82 degrees at BOONEVILLE 2S and 
the extreme low was 34 degrees at CAPE GIRARDEAU ASOS.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 3.76 inches statewide which was 2.8 
inches above normal and 394% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, 
West 5.48 inches, Central 4.15 inches, Bluegrass 3.78 inches and East 1.62 inches, 
which was 4.4, 3.12, 2.96 and 0.73 inches above normal. By station, precipitation 
totals ranged from a low of 0.73 inches at BIG SANDY to a high of 7.48 inches at 
CAPE GIRARDEAU ASOS.

Summarized and averaged data for the period 20180219 to 20180225(Last 7 Days)
(Not for Legal purposes. Departure from Norms based on climate divisional Averages)

                            AIR TEMPERATURE          PRECIPITATION    ExtremeTemp
STATION              MAX  DEV  MIN  DEV  AVR  DEV  TOTAL   DEV  %NORM  HI   LO
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
WEST(CD1)             66   14   49   18   58   16   5.48   4.40  507   81   34
CENTRAL(CD2)          68   17   53   23   61   20   4.15   3.12  403   82   38
BLUEGRASS(CD3)        66   17   49   21   57   18   3.78   2.96  461   80   37
EAST(CD4)             72   20   54   27   63   23   1.62   0.73  182   82   39
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
STATE                 68   17   51   22   60   20   3.76   2.80  394   82   34


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Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period February 12 to February 18, 2018

Well Above Normal Temperatures and Precipitation:

Soils have become saturated across the majority of Kentucky with multiple rounds of 
passing rainfall. Kentucky averaged over 1.5 inches this period, marking the 
second straight week the state has exceeded that mark. While the week started with 
a wintry mix in place, temperatures quickly jumped by Tuesday and continued that 
trend through Thursday, ahead of a cold front. Most everyone in the state eventually 
got into the low to middle 70s. The warm temperatures were accompanied by abundant 
moisture being funneled into the region from the Gulf of Mexico. This led to 
moderate to heavy rain at times, pushing rivers and streams to start running high and 
prompting many river flood warnings to be issued. The two week state average now 
sits at 4.03 inches, which is over 2.25 inches above normal. To put that in 
perspective, average February rainfall for Kentucky is 3.68.

Temperatures for the period averaged 47 degrees across the state which was 10 degrees 
warmer than normal and 10 degrees warmer than the previous period. High temperatures 
averaged from 56 in the West to 56 in the East. Departure from normal high 
temperatures ranged from 7 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 7 degrees 
warmer than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 38 degrees in the 
West to 40 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 9 
degrees warmer than normal in the West to 15 degrees warmer than normal in the 
East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 77 degrees at BOONEVILLE 2S and 
the extreme low was 19 degrees at CAPE GIRARDEAU ASOS.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 1.71 inches statewide which was 0.81 
inches above normal and 189% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, 
West 1.27 inches, Central 1.55 inches, Bluegrass 2.02 inches and East 2.00 inches, 
which was 0.26, 0.57, 1.24 and 1.16 inches above normal. By station, precipitation 
totals ranged from a low of 0.92 inches at FORT CAMPBELL to a high of 3.06 inches at 
WHITLEY CITY 3N. 

Summarized and averaged data for the period 20180212 to 20180218(Last 7 Days)
(Not for Legal purposes. Departure from Norms based on climate divisional Averages)

                            AIR TEMPERATURE          PRECIPITATION    ExtremeTemp
STATION              MAX  DEV  MIN  DEV  AVR  DEV  TOTAL   DEV  %NORM  HI   LO
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
WEST(CD1)             56    7   38    9   47    8   1.27   0.26  126   77   19
CENTRAL(CD2)          56    8   39   11   47    9   1.55   0.57  158   77   23
BLUEGRASS(CD3)        53    7   36   10   45    9   2.02   1.24  259   74   20
EAST(CD4)             56    7   40   15   48   11   2.00   1.16  238   77   24
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
STATE                 55    7   38   11   47   10   1.71   0.81  189   77   19


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Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period February 5 to February 11, 2018

Near Normal Temperatures and Well Above Normal Precipitation:

A very active period led to extremely high precipitation totals across the area. The 
first half of the week saw a continuation of winter weather. The most significant 
came Tuesday night and into Wednesday morning as low pressure moved northeast through 
the area. Precipitation fell as freezing rain on the north side of the system, 
resulting in impactful ice accumulations along the Ohio River around a tenth to 
quarter inch. Elsewhere to the south, most precipitation fell as rain with 
accumulations of 1 to 2 inches. Dry conditions prevailed for the end of the 
workweek, but a very slow moving frontal boundary led to a wet weekend. An 
additional two to three inches fell across South-Central and Southeastern Kentucky 
with a very moist atmosphere in place. This led to many flood warnings and advisories 
across the area. Overall, the state averaged over two inches of liquid precipitation 
at 2.32, the most in one week since the end of August and start of September last year.

Temperatures for the period averaged 36 degrees across the state which was near
normal and 4 degrees warmer than the previous period. High temperatures 
averaged from 42 in the West to 48 in the East. Departure from normal high 
temperatures ranged from 5 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 1 degree 
warmer than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 27 degrees in the 
West to 31 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 
near normal in the West to 7 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The 
extreme high temperature for the period was 68 degrees at WHITESBURG 2NW and the 
extreme low was 5 degrees at CARBONDALE ASOS.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 2.32 inches statewide which was 1.44 
inches above normal and 264% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, 
West 1.26 inches, Central 2.71 inches, Bluegrass 1.84 inches and East 3.46 inches, 
which was 0.29, 1.75, 1.08 and 2.63 inches above normal. By station, precipitation 
totals ranged from a low of 0.23 inches at CAPE GIRARDEAU ASOS to a high of 5.42 
inches at BARBOURVILLE 3E. 

Summarized and averaged data for the period 20180205 to 20180211(Last 7 Days)
(Not for Legal purposes. Departure from Norms based on climate divisional Averages)

                            AIR TEMPERATURE          PRECIPITATION    ExtremeTemp
STATION              MAX  DEV  MIN  DEV  AVR  DEV  TOTAL   DEV  %NORM  HI   LO
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
WEST(CD1)             42   -5   27    0   34   -3   1.26   0.29  130   64    5
CENTRAL(CD2)          45   -1   29    3   37    1   2.71   1.75  282   65   15
BLUEGRASS(CD3)        42   -2   28    4   35    1   1.84   1.08  242   63   12
EAST(CD4)             48    1   31    7   39    4   3.46   2.63  417   68   13
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
STATE                 44   -2   29    4   36    0   2.32   1.44  264   68    5


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Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period January 29 to February 4, 2018

Below Normal Temperatures and Precipitation:

Throughout the period, the Bluegrass State saw several rounds of wintry weather, 
starting the forecast of Punxsutawney Phil on a good note that there will be six more 
weeks of winter. Regarding accumulations, all tended to stay on the light side. 
Most staying under an inch of snow with each passing round. This kept precipitation 
below normal for the week. Even with statewide precipitation below normal by an inch 
for the year, the US Drought Monitor only shows abnormally dry conditions showing up 
in Southeastern Kentucky as of the latest update. Temperatures were up and down throughout 
the week, ending the period only slightly below normal.  

Temperatures for the period averaged 33 degrees across the state which was 1 degree 
cooler than normal and 12 degrees cooler than the previous period. High temperatures 
averaged from 42 in the West to 42 in the East. Departure from normal high 
temperatures ranged from 3 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 3 degrees 
cooler than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 25 degrees in the 
West to 24 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 1 
degree cooler than normal in the West to 2 degrees warmer than normal in the East. 
The extreme high temperature for the period was 61 degrees at HICKMAN 2E and the 
extreme low was 6 degrees at CALHOUN 5NW.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.57 inches statewide which was 0.28 
inches below normal and 67% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 
0.41 inches, Central 0.57 inches, Bluegrass 0.32 inches and East 0.99 inches, which 
was -0.51, -0.35, -0.41 and 0.17 inches respectively from normal. By station, 
precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.06 inches at CARBONDALE ASOS to a high of 
1.60 inches at PIKEVILLE AWOS. 

Summarized and averaged data for the period 20180129 to 20180204(Last 7 Days)
(Not for Legal purposes. Departure from Norms based on climate divisional Averages)

                            AIR TEMPERATURE          PRECIPITATION    ExtremeTemp
STATION              MAX  DEV  MIN  DEV  AVR  DEV  TOTAL   DEV  %NORM  HI   LO
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
WEST(CD1)             42   -3   25   -1   34   -1   0.41  -0.51   45   61    6
CENTRAL(CD2)          42   -2   25    0   33   -1   0.57  -0.35   62   58   10
BLUEGRASS(CD3)        40   -2   24    1   32    0   0.32  -0.41   44   56    9
EAST(CD4)             42   -3   24    2   33   -1   0.99   0.17  121   59    8
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
STATE                 42   -2   24    0   33   -1   0.57  -0.28   67   61    6


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Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period January 22 to January 28, 2018

Well Above Normal Temperatures and Above Normal Precipitation:

Kentucky enjoyed a rather warm week relative to where the state has been. Other than 
a short-lived cold spell midweek, much of the area saw highs jump into the 50s for 
the remainder of the period. After not seeing much precipitation the week before, 
Kentucky had a couple systems pass through the region throughout the period, one 
coming on Monday and the other on Saturday. Both brought a round of widespread 
rainfall. The Saturday event ended up being the more significant as a band of 
showers made slow progress across the state. Most of the Commonwealth saw between a 
half to one inch of accumulation. With that said, the Monday event did bring 
something that has not been seen in a while, a round of scattered thunderstorms that 
did lead to gusts around 50 mph for some locations.  

Temperatures for the period averaged 46 degrees across the state which was 13 degrees 
warmer than normal and 18 degrees warmer than the previous period. High temperatures 
averaged from 54 in the West to 53 in the East. Departure from normal high 
temperatures ranged from 10 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 9 degrees 
warmer than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 39 degrees in the 
West to 37 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 14 
degrees warmer than normal in the West to 15 degrees warmer than normal in the 
East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 68 degrees at LOUISA 1S and the 
extreme low was 14 degrees at MONTICELLO AWOS.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.89 inches statewide which was 0.1 
inches above normal and 113% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, 
West 1.05 inches, Central 0.95 inches, Bluegrass 0.83 inches and East 0.72 inches, 
which was 0.21, 0.11, 0.14 and -0.07 inches respectively from normal. By station, 
precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.19 inches at MONTICELLO AWOS to a high of 
1.47 inches at MUNFORDVILLE 6E. 

Summarized and averaged data for the period 20180122 to 20180128(Last 7 Days)
(Not for Legal purposes. Departure from Norms based on climate divisional Averages)

                            AIR TEMPERATURE          PRECIPITATION    ExtremeTemp
STATION              MAX  DEV  MIN  DEV  AVR  DEV  TOTAL   DEV  %NORM  HI   LO
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
WEST(CD1)             54   10   39   14   46   12   1.05   0.21  125   64   22
CENTRAL(CD2)          54   11   41   17   47   14   0.95   0.11  113   63   20
BLUEGRASS(CD3)        51   10   38   16   45   13   0.83   0.14  120   63   18
EAST(CD4)             53    9   37   15   45   12   0.72  -0.07   91   68   14
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STATE                 53   10   39   16   46   13   0.89   0.10  113   68   14


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Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period January 15 to January 21, 2018

Below Normal Temperatures and Precipitation:

A second round of winter storms arrived to start the period. A slow moving band of 
light to moderate snow progressed across the area over the course of Monday and 
Tuesday. As opposed to the previous system, temperatures were cold enough for a 
total snow event. While liquid-equivalent precipitation accumulations were under two 
tenths of an inch for the week, it did not take much moisture to produce significant 
snowfall totals. Overall, most of the state received at least 2 inches of snowfall, 
but a large percentage received in excess of four. Six to eight inches in some 
spots, especially Western Kentucky.

Arctic air filtered back into the area with the snowfall. Temperatures dropped back 
down into the single digits for a few nights and even well below zero for some. This 
was the case Wednesday night when Monticello dropped to -17. Not a typo! Luckily, 
the thermometer when on the warming trend through the remainder of the week, 
eventually hitting the upper 50s to low 60s on Sunday.

Temperatures for the period averaged 28 degrees across the state which was 5 degrees 
cooler than normal and 8 degrees cooler than the previous period. High temperatures 
averaged from 35 in the West to 40 in the East. Departure from normal high 
temperatures ranged from 8 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 3 degrees 
cooler than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 19 degrees in the 
West to 17 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 6 
degrees cooler than normal in the West to 6 degrees cooler than normal in the East. 
The extreme high temperature for the period was 67 degrees at BOONEVILLE 2S and the 
extreme low was -17 degrees at MONTICELLO AWOS.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.15 inches statewide which was 0.68 
inches below normal and 18% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 
0.15 inches, Central 0.15 inches, Bluegrass 0.17 inches and East 0.15 inches, which 
was 0.73, 0.73, 0.55 and 0.71 inches below normal. By station, precipitation totals 
ranged from a low of 0.01 inches at FORT CAMPBELL to a high of 0.41 inches at JACKSON 
AIRPORT.

Summarized and averaged data for the period 20180115 to 20180121(Last 7 Days)
(Not for Legal purposes. Departure from Norms based on climate divisional Averages)

                            AIR TEMPERATURE          PRECIPITATION    ExtremeTemp
STATION              MAX  DEV  MIN  DEV  AVR  DEV  TOTAL   DEV  %NORM  HI   LO
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
WEST(CD1)             35   -8   19   -6   27   -7   0.15  -0.73   17   66   -7
CENTRAL(CD2)          37   -5   19   -5   28   -5   0.15  -0.73   17   66  -11
BLUEGRASS(CD3)        35   -6   19   -4   27   -5   0.17  -0.55   24   64   -5
EAST(CD4)             40   -3   17   -6   28   -5   0.15  -0.71   17   67  -17
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
STATE                 37   -5   18   -6   28   -5   0.15  -0.68   18   67  -17


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Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period January 8 to January 14, 2018

Above Normal Temperatures and Precipitation:

After a deep freeze the week before, Kentucky started to thaw out over the first half 
of the period. South/southwest flow became established on Wednesday and Thursday 
with highs pushing into the 50s and 60s. With that said, the warmth did not last long 
as another Arctic front pushed through the Ohio Valley Thursday night and into 
Friday. Widespread precipitation progressed across the region during this period and 
with temperatures dropping, Kentucky saw the first significant winter storm of the 
season. Most everyone saw a period of a wintry mix before changing to all snow, some 
longer than others. Ice accumulations were highest across the western half of 
Kentucky with a quarter inch in some spots. Snow accumulations across the state 
ranged from as little as 1 inch to 6+ inches south of Paducah. Snow tapered off on 
Saturday, but the cold remained. A fresh snowpack on Saturday night took many areas 
back down to around zero for lows.

Temperatures for the period averaged 37 degrees across the state which was 4 degrees 
warmer than normal and 22 degrees warmer than the previous period. High temperatures 
averaged from 42 in the West to 47 in the East. Departure from normal high 
temperatures ranged from 1 degree cooler than normal in the West to 3 degrees 
warmer than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 30 degrees in the 
West to 30 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 4 
degrees warmer than normal in the West to 6 degrees warmer than normal in the 
East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 74 degrees at LOUISA 1S and 
the extreme low was -10 degrees at VANCEBURG 6W.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 1.27 inches statewide which was 0.4 
inches below normal and 145% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 
2.09 inches, Central 1.04 inches, Bluegrass 1.06 inches and East 0.89 inches, which 
was 1.17, 0.11, 0.31 and -0.01 inches respectively from normal. By station, precipitation 
totals ranged from a low of 0.12 inches at MONTICELLO AWOS to a high of 3.67 inches at 
CINCINNATI. 

Summarized and averaged data for the period 20180108 to 20180114(Last 7 Days)
(Not for Legal purposes. Departure from Norms based on climate divisional Averages)

                            AIR TEMPERATURE          PRECIPITATION    ExtremeTemp
STATION              MAX  DEV  MIN  DEV  AVR  DEV  TOTAL   DEV  %NORM  HI   LO
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
WEST(CD1)             42   -1   30    4   36    2   2.09   1.17  227   66   -1
CENTRAL(CD2)          46    4   30    5   38    4   1.04   0.11  112   69   -6
BLUEGRASS(CD3)        45    4   28    5   36    4   1.06   0.31  141   70   -8
EAST(CD4)             47    3   30    6   38    4   0.89  -0.01   99   74  -10
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STATE                 45    2   30    6   37    4   1.27   0.40  145   74  -10


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Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period January 1 to January 7, 2018

Well Below Normal Temperatures and Precipitation:

The New Year started with extremely cold conditions in place and that may very well 
be an understatement. For the week, low temperatures averaged in the single digits, 
which is roughly 20 degrees below normal. Low temperatures on the morning of the 2nd 
even dipped below zero for much of Kentucky, marking the first time this had happened 
since late winter of 2015. Wind chills consistently dropped below zero, prompting 
Wind Chill Advisory’s to be issued at times. This continued the extended period of 
livestock cold stress conditions in the emergency category. As Arctic high pressure 
finally shifted east late in the weekend, the state did see some southerly flow that 
actually sent temperatures above the freezing mark. For much of Kentucky, this was 
the first time it happened since December 23rd. Every now and then, the state would 
see some isolated to scattered flurries and snow showers, but nothing that really 
amounted to much in the way of accumulation. With that said, most of Kentucky did 
not see any precipitation for the week, marking a second straight week of similar 
conditions.

Temperatures for the period averaged 15 degrees across the state which was 18 degrees 
cooler than normal and 6 degrees cooler than the previous period. High temperatures 
averaged from 26 in the West to 26 in the East. Departure from normal high 
temperatures ranged from 17 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 18 degrees 
cooler than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 6 degrees in the 
West to 5 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 20 
degrees cooler than normal in the West to 19 degrees cooler than normal in the 
East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 46 degrees at HARTFORD 3E and 
the extreme low was -9 degrees at ALEXANDRIA 5NW.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.00 inches statewide which was 0.89 
inches below normal and 0% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 
0.01 inches, Central 0.00 inches, Bluegrass 0.00 inches and East 0.00 inches, which 
was 0.92, 0.96, 0.76 and 0.9 inches below normal. By station, precipitation totals 
ranged from a low of 0.00 inches at ALBANY 1N to a high of 0.07 inches at 
CAPE GIRARDEAU ASOS. 

Summarized and averaged data for the period 20180101 to 20180107(Last 7 Days)
(Not for Legal purposes. Departure from Norms based on climate divisional Averages)

                            AIR TEMPERATURE          PRECIPITATION    ExtremeTemp
STATION              MAX  DEV  MIN  DEV  AVR  DEV  TOTAL   DEV  %NORM  HI   LO
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WEST(CD1)             26  -17    6  -20   16  -18   0.01  -0.92    1   46   -7
CENTRAL(CD2)          25  -17    5  -20   15  -19   0.00  -0.96    0   45   -7
BLUEGRASS(CD3)        24  -17    2  -22   13  -19   0.00  -0.76    0   43   -9
EAST(CD4)             26  -18    5  -19   15  -19   0.00  -0.90    0   43   -9
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STATE                 25  -18    4  -21   15  -18   0.00  -0.89    0   46   -9
 
Ag Weather Center, Department of Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky