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 Kentucky Weather Summary -- 2017:
By:  Tom Priddy and Matt Dixon
     UK Ag. Weather Center

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Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period September 18 to September 24, 2017

Well Above Normal Temperatures and Below Normal Rainfall:

Fall officially started on the 22nd, but it sure did not feel like it. Kentucky 
temperatures averaged 8 degrees above normal for the week as summer heat and humidity 
returned to the area. Temperatures routinely peaked in the middle 80s to low 90s for 
most of the period. This broke a four-week streak of below normal temperatures in 
Kentucky. Scattered to numerous showers and storms pushed through the area on Monday 
and Tuesday. The highest accumulations were across Western Kentucky, which averaged 
a half inch. That number diminished to under a tenth of an inch across Eastern 
Kentucky. Other than those two days, the rest of the week featured mostly dry 
conditions with high pressure in place. 

Temperatures for the period averaged 75 degrees across the state which was 8 degrees 
warmer than normal and 8 degrees warmer than the previous period. High temperatures 
averaged from 89 in the West to 85 in the East. Departure from normal high 
temperatures ranged from 8 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 7 degrees 
warmer than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 66 degrees in the 
West to 62 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 9 
degrees warmer than normal in the West to 8 degrees warmer than normal in the East. 
The extreme high temperature for the period was 95 degrees at CAPE GIRARDEAU ASOS and 
the extreme low was 54 degrees at RICHMOND 8E.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.34 inches statewide which was 0.5 
inches below normal and 40% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 
0.53 inches, Central 0.33 inches, Bluegrass 0.40 inches and East 0.08 inches, which 
was 0.32, 0.59, 0.36 and 0.75 inches below normal. By station, precipitation totals 
ranged from a low of 0.00 inches at CAMPBELLSVILLE 7W to a high of 2.03 inches at 
FRANKLIN 4SW. 

Summarized and averaged data for the period 20170918 to 20170924(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)             89    8   66    9   78    9   0.53  -0.32   62   95   61
CENTRAL(CD2)          86    7   63    7   75    8   0.33  -0.59   36   93   58
BLUEGRASS(CD3)        85    7   63    8   74    8   0.40  -0.36   53   90   54
EAST(CD4)             85    7   62    8   73    7   0.08  -0.75   10   90   56
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
STATE                 86    7   64    8   75    8   0.34  -0.50   40   95   54


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Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period September 11 to September 17, 2017

Below Normal Temperatures and Rainfall:

For the second time this year, Kentucky had a remnant tropical system pass through 
the area. This time, it was the remnant system of Irma as is it moved from Florida 
to the Tennessee Valley by Tuesday and then through the Bluegrass State on Wednesday. 
This brought roughly a two to three day period of on and off showers. Unlike Harvey 
a couple weeks ago, even though coverage was widespread at times, rainfall was light 
to moderate throughout the event, leading to less in the way of accumulations. 
Overall, the state averaged three quarters of inch, which was slightly below normal 
for this time of year. The thick cloud cover and rain showers kept temperatures on 
the low side for the first half of the period, before a warming trend took the state 
back to near normal over the weekend.

Temperatures for the period averaged 67 degrees across the state which was 3 degrees 
cooler than normal and 2 degrees warmer than the previous period. High temperatures 
averaged from 79 in the West to 74 in the East. Departure from normal high 
temperatures ranged from 4 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 7 degrees 
cooler 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 1 
degree warmer than normal in the West to 1 degree warmer than normal in the East. 
The extreme high temperature for the period was 90 degrees at CAPE GIRARDEAU ASOS and 
the extreme low was 44 degrees at CARBONDALE ASOS.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.75 inches statewide which was 0.09 
inches below normal and 89% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 
0.80 inches, Central 0.91 inches, Bluegrass 0.76 inches and East 0.55 inches, which 
was -0.06, -0.03, 0.00 and -0.27 inches respectively from normal. By station, 
precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.05 inches at POPLAR BLUFF ASOS to a high 
of 1.83 inches at LIBERTY 3SW. 

Summarized and averaged data for the period 20170911 to 20170917(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)             79   -4   60    1   69   -2   0.80  -0.06   93   90   44
CENTRAL(CD2)          76   -5   59    0   67   -3   0.91  -0.03   97   88   48
BLUEGRASS(CD3)        74   -6   58    0   66   -3   0.76   0.00  100   88   46
EAST(CD4)             74   -7   58    1   66   -3   0.55  -0.27   67   86   46
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STATE                 76   -5   59    1   67   -3   0.75  -0.09   89   90   44


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Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period September 4 to September 10, 2017

Well Below Normal Temperatures and Below Normal Rainfall:

Much of the area got a chance to dry out from the excessive rainfall that the remnants of 
Harvey had brought the period before. The only showers and storms occurred early in 
the week with the passage of a strong cold front. While there were some locally higher 
accumulations, scattered to numerous coverage on Tuesday gave way to totals under a 
half inch for most of the state. Following the boundary passage, Kentucky stayed 
under the influence of high pressure for the remainder of the period. This feature 
kept the area dry and unseasonably cool. High temperatures typically stayed in the 
upper 60s to middle 70s for much of the area. From Tuesday night onward, at least 
some portion of the state dipped into the 40s. In fact, Wednesday night/Thursday 
morning was the coolest night of the week with the majority of the state in the 40s, 
which is more typical of the latter half of October. The lowest readings came in at 
42 degrees. This pushed Kentucky to a third straight week of below normal temperatures.

Temperatures for the period averaged 64 degrees across the state which was 8 degrees 
cooler than normal and 4 degrees cooler than the previous period. High temperatures 
averaged from 78 in the West to 73 in the East. Departure from normal high 
temperatures ranged from 8 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 10 degrees 
cooler than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 54 degrees in the 
West to 52 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 8 
degrees cooler than normal in the West to 7 degrees cooler than normal in the East. 
The extreme high temperature for the period was 91 degrees at CAPE GIRARDEAU ASOS and 
the extreme low was 42 degrees at CYNTHIANA 8N.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.39 inches statewide which was 0.4 
inches below normal and 49% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 
0.29 inches, Central 0.50 inches, Bluegrass 0.24 inches and East 0.51 inches, which 
was 0.46, 0.38, 0.5 and 0.28 inches below normal. By station, precipitation totals 
ranged from a low of 0.00 inches at ALEXANDRIA 5NW to a high of 1.98 inches at ALBANY 1N. 

Summarized and averaged data for the period 20170904 to 20170910(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   -8   54   -8   66   -8   0.29  -0.46   39   91   42
CENTRAL(CD2)          75   -9   53   -8   64   -8   0.50  -0.38   57   88   43
BLUEGRASS(CD3)        74   -9   53   -7   63   -9   0.24  -0.50   32   87   42
EAST(CD4)             73  -10   52   -7   63   -8   0.51  -0.28   65   85   44
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STATE                 75   -9   53   -8   64   -8   0.39  -0.40   49   91   42


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Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period August 28 to September 3, 2017

Below Normal Temperatures and Much Above Normal Rainfall:

The remnants of Hurricane Harvey brought a tremendous amount of rainfall in a short 
period of time. Showers from the system started lifting through the area Thursday 
morning and lasted into Saturday. The heaviest activity occurred from Thursday night 
and lasted through the day on Friday. Widespread moderate to locally heavy showers 
were most prevalent across Central Kentucky, where combined with activity earlier in 
the week, averaged nearly 5.5 inches. This was over 4.5 inches above normal and more 
than what would typically be seen during the entire month of September. A number of 
locations even recorded over 7 inches. While Central Kentucky saw the brunt of the 
activity, most everyone saw significant rainfall for the week as the state averaged 
3.25 inches. This was by far the wettest week of 2017 in Kentucky and highest 
average total since early July of 2016. This amount of rainfall in such a short 
period led to numerous flood warnings over the course of the event. Winds also 
increased with 30 to 40+ mph wind gusts from time to time. The combination of 
precipitation and low clouds led to very cool temperatures both Friday and Saturday 
with many not getting out of the 60s for highs. This pushed Kentucky to the fourth 
week out of the past five with temperatures averaging below normal.

Temperatures for the period averaged 69 degrees across the state which was 5 degrees 
cooler than normal and 2 degrees cooler than the previous period. High temperatures 
averaged from 81 in the West to 75 in the East. Departure from normal high 
temperatures ranged from 6 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 10 degrees 
cooler than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 61 degrees in the 
West to 61 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 3 
degrees cooler than normal in the West to near normal in the East. The extreme high 
temperature for the period was 89 degrees at CAPE GIRARDEAU ASOS and the extreme low 
was 49 degrees at CAPE GIRARDEAU ASOS.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 3.25 inches statewide which was 2.5 
inches above normal and 436% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, 
West 2.89 inches, Central 5.37 inches, Bluegrass 2.80 inches and East 1.94 inches, 
which was 2.21, 4.57, 2.07 and 1.17 inches above normal. By station, precipitation 
totals ranged from a low of 0.00 inches at CAPE GIRARDEAU ASOS to a high of 9.47 
inches at GLASGOW 11W. 

Summarized and averaged data for the period 20170828 to 20170903(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)             81   -6   61   -3   71   -5   2.89   2.21  425   89   49
CENTRAL(CD2)          77   -9   60   -3   69   -5   5.37   4.57  671   88   49
BLUEGRASS(CD3)        75   -9   59   -3   67   -6   2.80   2.07  384   87   51
EAST(CD4)             75  -10   61    0   68   -5   1.94   1.17  252   86   51
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
STATE                 77   -8   60   -2   69   -5   3.25   2.50  436   89   49


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Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period August 21 to August 27, 2017

Below Normal Temperatures and Rainfall:

The much-anticipated solar eclipse came and went on a hot and humid Monday. Highs 
peaked in the low 90s after taking a dip of more than 5 degrees in some areas of 
Western Kentucky during totality. The heat did not last long as a strong cold front 
swung through the area on Tuesday. This boundary sparked a line of storms, some 
strong to severe, with damaging winds as the main threat. Overall, this was the only 
rainfall event for the week, but with a moist air mass in place, the state still 
averaged a half inch. Some areas received much more than others. A more fall-like air 
mass then moved into the area for the remainder of the period. High temperatures 
peaked in the upper 70s to middle 80s with lows dropping into the 50s, which is more 
typical of mid to late September. Some of the typical cooler spots even dipped 
into the 40s. This continued the trend of a cooler August as temperatures have 
averaged below normal three of the past four weeks in Kentucky.

Temperatures for the period averaged 72 degrees across the state which was 3 degrees 
cooler than normal and 6 degrees cooler than the previous period. High temperatures 
averaged from 85 in the West to 82 in the East. Departure from normal high 
temperatures ranged from 3 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 4 degrees 
cooler than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 62 degrees in the 
West to 60 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 3 
degrees cooler than normal in the West to 2 degrees cooler than normal in the East. 
The extreme high temperature for the period was 94 degrees at MADISONVILLE 4S and the 
extreme low was 49 degrees at CYNTHIANA 8N.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.52 inches statewide which was 0.28 
inches below normal and 65% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 
0.38 inches, Central 0.32 inches, Bluegrass 0.71 inches and East 0.66 inches, which 
was 0.34, 0.49, 0.09 and 0.2 inches below normal. By station, precipitation totals 
ranged from a low of 0.00 inches at CAPE GIRARDEAU ASOS to a high of 1.75 
inches at VANCEBURG 6W. 

Summarized and averaged data for the period 20170821 to 20170827(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)             85   -3   62   -3   73   -3   0.38  -0.34   53   94   52
CENTRAL(CD2)          83   -3   61   -3   72   -3   0.32  -0.49   40   93   51
BLUEGRASS(CD3)        81   -4   60   -3   70   -4   0.71  -0.09   89   92   49
EAST(CD4)             82   -4   60   -2   71   -3   0.66  -0.20   77   91   50
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
STATE                 83   -3   61   -2   72   -3   0.52  -0.28   65   94   49


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Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period August 14 to August 20, 2017

Above Normal Temperatures and Rainfall:

The Bluegrass State saw a second straight week of above normal rainfall, while summer 
heat and humidity returned to the area after a two-week absence. Scattered to 
numerous showers and storms returned on Wednesday and Thursday, diminishing going 
into the day on Friday with the passage of a cold front. Combined with some activity 
on Monday, much of the area saw more than a half inch of rainfall, peaking in Eastern 
Kentucky with an average of nearly 1.5 inches. With that said, the moist air mass in 
place and multiple rounds of storms led to some locally higher amounts in the 2 to 3 
inch range. Ahead of the front, temperatures consistently lifted into the middle 80s 
to lower 90s for much of Kentucky. High dew points gave the feel that summer had 
returned, pushing heat indices well into the 90s and even approaching 100. Even with 
the passage of a cold front going into the weekend, temperatures did not break much 
with only less muggy conditions in place.

Temperatures for the period averaged 78 degrees across the state which was 2 degrees 
warmer than normal and 6 degrees warmer than the previous period. High temperatures 
averaged from 87 in the West to 85 in the East. Departure from normal high 
temperatures ranged from 1 degree cooler than normal in the West to 1 degrees 
cooler than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 69 degrees in the 
West to 68 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 3 
degrees warmer than normal in the West to 6 degrees warmer than normal in the East. 
The extreme high temperature for the period was 96 degrees at LOUISVILLE APT and the 
extreme low was 48 degrees at BURKESVILLE 3W.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.99 inches statewide which was 0.13 
inches above normal and 115% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, 
West 0.60 inches, Central 0.87 inches, Bluegrass 1.01 inches and East 1.47 inches, 
which was -0.18, 0.02, 0.14 and 0.54 inches respectively from normal. By station, 
precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.02 inches at FORT KNOX to a high of 4.03 
inches at SOMERSET. 

Summarized and averaged data for the period 20170814 to 20170820(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)             87   -1   69    3   78    1   0.60  -0.18   77   95   61
CENTRAL(CD2)          86   -1   70    5   78    2   0.87   0.02  102   96   48
BLUEGRASS(CD3)        86    1   68    4   77    2   1.01   0.14  116   92   62
EAST(CD4)             85   -1   68    6   77    3   1.47   0.54  158   92   61
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
STATE                 86   -0   69    5   78    2   0.99   0.13  115   96   48


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Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period August 7 to August 13, 2017

Below Normal Temperatures and Above Normal Rainfall:

Carrying over from the previous period, widespread showers continued to fall early 
Monday with a passing area of low pressure. Scattered coverage remained later in the 
day before diminishing going into Tuesday with high pressure building into the 
Bluegrass State. After a couple of dry days, isolated to scattered showers returned 
Thursday through Saturday, ending with the passage of a weak cold front. Central and 
Eastern Kentucky were the focus for any accumulations. Overall, Eastern Kentucky 
came out well ahead of other portions of Kentucky, averaging over 2.5 inches for the 
week. The active pattern led to a second straight week of unseasonably cool 
temperatures.  

Temperatures for the period averaged 72 degrees across the state which was 4 degrees 
cooler than normal and no change to the previous period. High temperatures averaged 
from 83 in the West to 80 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures 
ranged from 5 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 6 degrees cooler than normal 
in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 64 degrees in the West to 64 degrees in 
the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 2 degrees cooler than 
normal in the West to 1 degree warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high 
temperature for the period was 90 degrees at PADUCAH ASOS and the extreme low was 52 
degrees at CYNTHIANA 8N.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 1.50 inches statewide which was 0.6 
inches above normal and 167% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, 
West 0.80 inches, Central 1.77 inches, Bluegrass 0.76 inches and East 2.67 inches, 
which was -0.05, 0.90, -0.12 and 1.68 inches respectively from normal. By station, 
precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.17 inches at CALHOUN 5NW to a high of 
5.22 inches at ALBANY 1N. 

Summarized and averaged data for the period 20170807 to 20170813(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)             83   -5   64   -2   74   -3   0.80  -0.05   94   90   56
CENTRAL(CD2)          83   -4   64   -1   73   -3   1.77   0.90  203   89   55
BLUEGRASS(CD3)        81   -5   61   -3   71   -4   0.76  -0.12   86   86   52
EAST(CD4)             80   -6   64    1   72   -2   2.67   1.68  270   86   52
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
STATE                 82   -5   63   -2   72   -4   1.50   0.60  167   90   52


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Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period July 31 to August 6, 2017

Below Normal Temperatures and Rainfall:

The week started with high pressure in place, keeping the area dry. From there on 
out, an active pattern set up for much of the remaining period. Isolated to scattered 
coverage was seen Tuesday through Friday, eventually ending with the passage of a 
cold front. This boundary really sent temperatures and moisture on the downhill 
slide as high pressure of Canadian origin moved into the area. Fall-like 
temperatures were seen over the weekend with lows dipping well into the 50s and highs 
only in the 70s. Showers and storms returned on Sunday, eventually becoming 
widespread later in the day. Rainfall continued into the overnight and surpassed the 
cutoff time for data entry into this period (represented in next week's summary). 

Temperatures for the period averaged 72 degrees across the state which was 4 degrees 
cooler than normal and 4 degrees cooler than the previous period. High temperatures 
averaged from 83 in the West to 82 in the East. Departure from normal high 
temperatures ranged from 6 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 5 degrees 
cooler than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 64 degrees in the 
West to 60 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 3 
degrees cooler than normal in the West to 3 degrees cooler than normal in the East. 
The extreme high temperature for the period was 92 degrees at MADISONVILLE 4S and the 
extreme low was 50 degrees at CARBONDALE ASOS.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.80 inches statewide which was 0.16 
inches below normal and 84% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 
0.92 inches, Central 0.64 inches, Bluegrass 1.05 inches and East 0.60 inches, which 
was 0.00, -0.29, 0.11 and -0.44 inches respectively from normal. By station, 
precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.01 inches at FORT KNOX to a high of 2.20 
inches at OWENTON 5E.

Summarized and averaged data for the period 20170731 to 20170806(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)             83   -6   64   -3   74   -4   0.92   0.00  100   92   50
CENTRAL(CD2)          83   -4   62   -4   72   -4   0.64  -0.29   69   91   51
BLUEGRASS(CD3)        81   -5   62   -3   72   -4   1.05   0.11  112   89   50
EAST(CD4)             82   -5   60   -3   71   -4   0.60  -0.44   58   89   50
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
STATE                 82   -5   62   -3   72   -4   0.80  -0.16   84   92   50


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Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period July 24 to July 30, 2017

Near Normal Temperatures and Above Normal Rainfall:

Kentucky finally saw some relief from both the dry conditions and extreme 
heat/humidity. This relief came in the form of a cold front late in the workweek. 
After only seeing isolated coverage early in the period, scattered to numerous 
showers and storms formed late Thursday. This activity continued into the overnight 
and until the eventual passage of the cold front later in the day on Friday. Eastern 
Kentucky came out well ahead of other portions of the state, averaging more than 2 
inches for the seven-day period. That number decreased down to about a half inch for 
Western Kentucky. The above normal temperatures early in the week turned below normal 
for the weekend. High pressure of Canadian origin kept the Commonwealth much cooler 
and noticeably less humid.

Temperatures for the period averaged 76 degrees across the state which was
near normal and 4 degrees cooler than the previous period. High temperatures 
averaged from 88 in the West to 83 in the East. Departure from normal high 
temperatures ranged from 1 degree cooler than normal in the West to 4 degrees 
cooler than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 69 degrees in the 
West to 65 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 2 
degrees warmer than normal in the West to 1 degree warmer than normal in the East. 
The extreme high temperature for the period was 97 degrees at EVANSVILLE ASOS and the 
extreme low was 52 degrees at MOREHEAD 4NE.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 1.14 inches statewide which was 0.16 
inches above normal and 116% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, 
West 0.55 inches, Central 0.66 inches, Bluegrass 1.27 inches and East 2.07 inches, 
which was -0.39, -0.33, 0.30 and 1.05 inches respectively from normal. By station, 
precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.00 inches at MAYFIELD 6SW to a high of 
4.42 inches at BIG SANDY. 

Summarized and averaged data for the period 20170724 to 20170730(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)             88   -1   69    2   78    0   0.55  -0.39   59   97   54
CENTRAL(CD2)          86   -2   68    2   77    0   0.66  -0.33   67   96   54
BLUEGRASS(CD3)        84   -3   65    0   74   -2   1.27   0.30  131   90   52
EAST(CD4)             83   -4   65    1   74   -1   2.07   1.05  203   93   52
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
STATE                 85   -3   67    2   76    0   1.14   0.16  116   97   52


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Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period July 17 to July 23, 2017

Above Normal Temperatures and Below Normal Rainfall:

Kentucky saw an extended stretch of heat and humidity build into the area. The heat 
peaked on Friday and Saturday with the majority of the state in the low to middle 
90s, but some locations even jumped into the upper 90s. While temperatures for the 
week were not too far from normal, it was the amount of moisture in the air that led 
to oppressive conditions. Dew points in the low to middle 70s sent heat indices well 
over 100, approaching 110 at times. A Heat Advisory was issued for much of the 
state.  Livestock heat stress continued to run in the danger to emergency category 
with not much recovery seen during the overnight hours. Up until the weekend, 
rainfall continued to be lacking. Only isolated activity was seen over the course of 
much of the period. That changed for the northern half of Kentucky late Saturday and 
into Sunday as a couple clusters of storms brought numerous to widespread rain 
coverage. Overall, other than the Bluegrass area, rainfall was below normal for a 
second straight week. 

Temperatures for the period averaged 80 degrees across the state which was 3 degrees 
warmer than normal and 2 degrees warmer than the previous period. High temperatures 
averaged from 92 in the West to 90 in the East. Departure from normal high 
temperatures ranged from 2 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 3 degrees 
warmer than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 71 degrees in the 
West to 68 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 3 
degrees warmer than normal in the West to 4 degrees warmer than normal in the East. 
The extreme high temperature for the period was 99 degrees at EVANSVILLE ASOS and the 
extreme low was 59 degrees at BURKESVILLE 3W.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.66 inches statewide which was 0.31 
inches below normal and 68% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 
0.41 inches, Central 0.45 inches, Bluegrass 1.11 inches and East 0.66 inches, which 
was -0.51, -0.54, 0.17 and -0.35 inches respectively from normal. By station, 
precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.00 inches at BENTON 4N to a high of 6.77 
inches at MAYSVILLE 3SW. 

Summarized and averaged data for the period 20170717 to 20170723(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)             92    2   71    3   82    3   0.41  -0.51   45   99   60
CENTRAL(CD2)          90    2   69    3   80    3   0.45  -0.54   45   98   59
BLUEGRASS(CD3)        89    2   69    3   79    3   1.11   0.17  118   94   60
EAST(CD4)             90    3   68    4   79    4   0.66  -0.35   65   98   59
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
STATE                 90    2   69    3   80    3   0.66  -0.31   68   99   59


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Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period July 10 to July 16, 2017

Slightly Above Normal Temperatures and Below Normal Rainfall:

Hot and muggy conditions stuck around for much of the period, but comparing to what 
Kentucky typically sees in July, it was not that far from normal. Highs typically 
rose into the upper 80s to low 90s, but a handful of locations even jumped into the 
middle 90s. Combined with high dew points in the 70s, heat indices increased well 
into the 90s and low 100s at times, creating stressful conditions for livestock in 
the afternoon and evening hours. Mostly dry conditions accompanied the heat. 
Coverage at any point through the period was isolated to scattered at best. While 
some areas saw some beneficial rainfall, many locations received less than a tenth of an 
inch for the week. When looking at statewide accumulations, this was one of the 
driest weeks of the 2017 growing season.  

Temperatures for the period averaged 78 degrees across the state which was 1 degree 
warmer than normal and 2 degrees warmer than the previous period. High temperatures 
averaged from 89 in the West to 87 in the East. Departure from normal high 
temperatures ranged from 1 degree cooler than normal in the West to near normal in 
the East. Low temperatures averaged from 69 degrees in the West to 66 degrees in the 
East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 1 degree warmer than normal 
in the West to 3 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature 
for the period was 95 degrees at PADUCAH ASOS and the extreme low was 56 degrees at 
PAINTSVILLE 4W.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.30 inches statewide which was 0.7 
inches below normal and 30% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 
0.15 inches, Central 0.19 inches, Bluegrass 0.42 inches and East 0.46 inches, which 
was 0.83, 0.82, 0.56 and 0.56 inches below normal. By station, precipitation totals 
ranged from a low of 0.00 inches at ALBANY 1N to a high of 2.48 inches at PIKEVILLE 13S.

Summarized and averaged data for the period 20170710 to 20170716(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)             89   -1   69    1   79    0   0.15  -0.83   15   95   58
CENTRAL(CD2)          88    0   68    2   78    1   0.19  -0.82   19   94   59
BLUEGRASS(CD3)        86   -1   68    3   77    1   0.42  -0.56   43   91   59
EAST(CD4)             87    0   66    3   77    2   0.46  -0.56   45   94   56
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
STATE                 88    0   68    2   78    1   0.30  -0.70   30   95   56


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Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period July 3 to July 9, 2017

Near Normal Temperatures and Much Above Normal Rainfall:

The Commonwealth saw an extended stretch of humid and wet weather that lasted through 
Friday. As several disturbances moved through the area, showers and storms developed 
on a daily basis. Storms were capable of very heavy rainfall as the state sat within 
a very moist air mass. The unsettled pattern ended with the passage of a cold front 
on Friday, bringing a line of strong to severe storms through the Lower Ohio Valley. 
Overall, the state averaged nearly 2 inches for the week, which was almost an inch 
above normal. This made for the second time in three weeks that the state had 
averaged over 1.5 inches. Dry conditions returned for the weekend with lower 
humidity in place.

Temperatures for the period averaged 76 degrees across the state which was 
near 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 4 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 3 degrees 
cooler than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 69 degrees in the 
West to 66 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 2 
degrees warmer than normal in the West to 4 degrees warmer than normal in the East. 
The extreme high temperature for the period was 91 degrees at CARBONDALE ASOS and the 
extreme low was 56 degrees at CINCINNATI.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 1.91 inches statewide which was 0.92 
inches above normal and 193% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, 
West 1.57 inches, Central 2.40 inches, Bluegrass 1.82 inches and East 1.84 inches, 
which was 0.57, 1.41, 0.86 and 0.83 inches above normal. By station, precipitation 
totals ranged from a low of 0.65 inches at MADISONVILLE 4S to a high of 3.88 
inches at MCKEE 5S. 

Summarized and averaged data for the period 20170703 to 20170709(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)             85   -4   69    2   77   -1   1.57   0.57  157   91   61
CENTRAL(CD2)          84   -3   68    3   76    0   2.40   1.41  242   91   60
BLUEGRASS(CD3)        82   -4   66    2   74   -1   1.82   0.86  190   89   56
EAST(CD4)             83   -3   66    4   75    1   1.84   0.83  182   89   56
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
STATE                 84   -3   67    2   76    0   1.91   0.92  193   91   56


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Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period June 26 to July 2, 2017

Below Normal Temperatures and Rainfall:

The period opened up with unseasonably cool temperatures and low humidity in place 
behind a departing cold front. A dry northwest flow kept high temperatures down in 
the middle to upper 70s both Monday and Tuesday. This pattern was short-lived as 
high pressure shifted to the east on Wednesday, turning winds to the south. 
Temperatures and humidity gradually increased across the area, returning to more 
seasonable norms. After a mostly dry first half of the period, showers and storms 
returned on a daily basis between Thursday and Sunday, ending with the passage of a 
cold front. Even with the unsettled pattern in place, rainfall coverage and 
accumulations were lacking. The state ended the week over a half inch below normal on 
average.

Temperatures for the period averaged 72 degrees across the state which was 3 degrees 
cooler than normal and no change to the previous period. High temperatures averaged 
from 84 in the West to 81 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures 
ranged from 4 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 4 degrees cooler than normal 
in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 64 degrees in the West to 60 degrees in 
the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 2 degrees cooler than 
normal in the West to 1 degree cooler than normal in the East. The extreme high 
temperature for the period was 92 degrees at PADUCAH ASOS and the extreme low was 46 
degrees at PAINTSVILLE 4W.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.40 inches statewide which was 0.58 
inches below normal and 41% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 
0.54 inches, Central 0.67 inches, Bluegrass 0.24 inches and East 0.13 inches, which 
was 0.44, 0.3, 0.73 and 0.89 inches below normal. By station, precipitation totals 
ranged from a low of 0.00 inches at BIG SANDY to a high of 2.04 inches at ELKTON 5SW.

Summarized and averaged data for the period 20170626 to 20170702(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)             84   -4   64   -2   74   -3   0.54  -0.44   55   92   51
CENTRAL(CD2)          83   -3   62   -2   72   -3   0.67  -0.30   69   91   49
BLUEGRASS(CD3)        81   -4   61   -2   71   -3   0.24  -0.73   25   88   48
EAST(CD4)             81   -4   60   -1   71   -2   0.13  -0.89   13   89   46
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
STATE                 82   -4   62   -2   72   -3   0.40  -0.58   41   92   46


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Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period June 19 to June 25, 2017

Below Normal Temperatures and Much Above Normal Rainfall:

Extremely wet conditions returned to the Bluegrass State as the remnants of Tropical 
Storm Cindy and a cold front interacted with one another over the latter half of the 
workweek.  The state saw a couple rounds of widespread showers and storms, the first 
coming on Thursday and the other Friday.  With abundant moisture in place, torrential 
downpours were common across the area.  This led to numerous reports of flash 
flooding and creeks/streams on the rise, more so on Friday. Overall, much of the 
state saw over an inch for the week, but some areas in the Bluegrass hardest hit by 
flooding received in upwards of 2 to 3 inches.  Just like earlier in the 
workweek, the passing cold front signaled the start of a cooler, less humid,
and dry pattern for the weekend. 

Temperatures for the period averaged 73 degrees across the state which was 1 degree 
cooler than normal and 4 degrees cooler than the previous period. High temperatures 
averaged from 84 in the West to 80 in the East. Departure from normal high 
temperatures ranged from 3 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 4 degrees 
cooler than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 65 degrees in the 
West to 64 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 
near normal in the West to 4 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The 
extreme high temperature for the period was 93 degrees at LOUISVILLE APT and the 
extreme low was 51 degrees at CINCINNATI.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 2.32 inches statewide which was 1.3 
inches above normal and 229% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, 
West 1.77 inches, Central 2.46 inches, Bluegrass 3.01 inches and East 2.05 inches, 
which was 0.76, 1.45, 2 and 1.02 inches above normal. By station, precipitation 
totals ranged from a low of 0.08 inches at YELLOW CREEK to a high of 4.94 
inches at ELIZABETHTOWN 8W. 

Summarized and averaged data for the period 20170619 to 20170625(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)             84   -3   65    0   74   -2   1.77   0.76  175   92   52
CENTRAL(CD2)          82   -3   65    2   73   -1   2.46   1.45  244   93   52
BLUEGRASS(CD3)        82   -2   63    1   73    0   3.01   2.00  298   90   51
EAST(CD4)             80   -4   64    4   72    0   2.05   1.02  199   90   52
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
STATE                 82   -3   64    2   73   -1   2.32   1.30  229   93   51


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Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period June 12 to June 18, 2017

Above Normal Temperatures and Rainfall:

The Commonwealth saw an early start to summer as heat, humidity, and an unsettled 
pattern returned to the area. Highs consistently rose into the middle 80s to low 90s 
throughout the week. Combined with high humidity, heat indices increased well into 
the 90s. This pushed the livestock heat stress index into the danger category 
through the afternoon and early evening hours each day. With the heat and humidity in 
place, an unstable air mass developed almost each day of the week, leading to 
isolated to scattered storms. Even numerous coverage on Sunday. The very moist air 
led to torrential rainfall from time to time. Overall, the state averaged well over an 
inch for the week, just short of a half inch above normal.

Temperatures for the period averaged 77 degrees across the state which was 4 degrees 
warmer than normal and 10 degrees warmer than the previous period. High temperatures 
averaged from 88 in the West to 86 in the East. Departure from normal high 
temperatures ranged from 2 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 3 degrees 
warmer than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 69 degrees in the 
West to 66 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 6 
degrees warmer than normal in the West to 7 degrees warmer than normal in the East. 
The extreme high temperature for the period was 94 degrees at LOUISVILLE APT and 
the extreme low was 60 degrees at PAINTSVILLE 4W.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 1.41 inches statewide which was 0.4 
inches above normal and 140% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, 
West 1.43 inches, Central 1.14 inches, Bluegrass 1.59 inches and East 1.46 inches, 
which was 0.46, 0.13, 0.57 and 0.43 inches above normal. By station, precipitation 
totals ranged from a low of 0.16 inches at WHITESBURG 2NW to a high of 3.62 
inches at FRANKFORT 7S. 

Summarized and averaged data for the period 20170612 to 20170618(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)             88    2   69    6   78    4   1.43   0.46  147   94   63
CENTRAL(CD2)          87    3   68    6   77    4   1.14   0.13  113   94   63
BLUEGRASS(CD3)        86    3   67    6   77    5   1.59   0.57  156   92   62
EAST(CD4)             86    3   66    7   76    5   1.46   0.43  142   92   60
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
STATE                 87    3   68    7   77    4   1.41   0.40  140   94   60


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Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period June 5 to June 11, 2017

Below Normal Temperatures and Rainfall:

The week started out with a very moist air mass in place. Showers and storms 
progressed through the area over the course of Monday, ending with the passage of a 
cold front. For much of the state, this was the only rainfall for the week. Following 
the cold front, much cooler and less humid air pushed into Kentucky for the next few 
days. Most stayed in the 70s, but some in the Bluegrass only saw highs in the 60s on 
Wednesday. Other than some very light showers across the Bluegrass and Eastern 
Kentucky, most remained dry. The dry stretch continued into the weekend, but with 
southerly flow in place, temperatures rose each day. By Sunday, highs were once again 
in the middle to upper 80s.

Temperatures for the period averaged 68 degrees across the state which was 3 degrees 
cooler than normal and 2 degrees cooler than the previous period. High temperatures 
averaged from 81 in the West to 77 in the East. Departure from normal high 
temperatures ranged from 3 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 5 degrees 
cooler than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 60 degrees in the 
West to 57 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 2 
degrees cooler than normal in the West to near normal in the East. The 
extreme high temperature for the period was 91 degrees at CAPE GIRARDEAU ASOS and the 
extreme low was 47 degrees at OWINGSVILLE 4S.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.91 inches statewide which was 0.16 
inches below normal and 85% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 
1.13 inches, Central 1.09 inches, Bluegrass 0.45 inches and East 0.98 inches, which 
was 0.11, 0.01, -0.64 and -0.09 inches respectively from normal. By station, 
precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.05 inches at HICKMAN 2E to a high of 3.96 
inches at FORT CAMPBELL. 

Summarized and averaged data for the period 20170605 to 20170611(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)             81   -3   60   -2   70   -3   1.13   0.11  111   91   50
CENTRAL(CD2)          79   -3   58   -2   68   -3   1.09   0.01  101   90   48
BLUEGRASS(CD3)        78   -3   57   -2   67   -3   0.45  -0.64   41   89   47
EAST(CD4)             77   -5   57    0   67   -3   0.98  -0.09   92   89   48
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
STATE                 79   -3   58   -2   68   -3   0.91  -0.16   85   91   47


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Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period May 29 to June 4, 2017

Above Normal Temperatures and Below Normal Rainfall:

The Bluegrass State averaged slightly under a third of an inch this past week, which 
marked one of the driest weeks the state has seen in quite a while. In fact, 
according to data with the UK Ag Weather Center, the second week of February was the 
last time there was a lower average. Until Sunday, rainfall coverage was fairly low 
each day throughout the week. Most remained dry more times than not. Sunday brought 
more coverage, mainly across the western and south-central Kentucky, as more moisture 
streamed into the area. While the week ended on the dry side, temperatures mostly 
stayed in the 80s throughout the week, finishing slightly above normal.

Temperatures for the period averaged 70 degrees across the state which was 1 degree 
warmer than normal and 4 degrees warmer than the previous period. High temperatures 
averaged from 84 in the West to 81 in the East. Departure from normal high 
temperatures ranged from 2 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 1 degree
warmer than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 62 degrees in the 
West to 57 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 2 
degrees warmer than normal in the West to 2 degrees warmer than normal in the East. 
The extreme high temperature for the period was 90 degrees at LOUISVILLE APT and the 
extreme low was 47 degrees at VANCEBURG 6W.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.32 inches statewide which was 0.78 
inches below normal and 29% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 
0.49 inches, Central 0.43 inches, Bluegrass 0.13 inches and East 0.22 inches, which 
was 0.59, 0.71, 0.95 and 0.89 inches below normal. By station, precipitation totals 
ranged from a low of 0.00 inches at BRANDENBURG 4SW to a high of 2.29 inches at 
BOWLING GREEN APT. 

Summarized and averaged data for the period 20170529 to 20170604(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)             84    2   62    2   73    2   0.49  -0.59   45   89   56
CENTRAL(CD2)          83    2   59    1   71    2   0.43  -0.71   38   90   52
BLUEGRASS(CD3)        82    3   56   -1   69    1   0.13  -0.95   12   88   48
EAST(CD4)             81    1   57    2   69    1   0.22  -0.89   20   87   47
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
STATE                 82    2   58    0   70    1   0.32  -0.78   29   90   47


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Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period May 22 to May 28, 2017

Below Normal Temperatures and Above Normal Rainfall:

An active pattern once again led to multiple rounds of showers and storms throughout 
the week. The state averaged 1.88 inches, which was about three quarters of an inch 
above normal. This added to an already wet May, where Central/Eastern Kentucky and 
the Bluegrass have all averaged over 6 inches. Showers and storms were most widespread 
both Wednesday and Saturday with a couple passing low-pressure systems. With a very 
moist air mass in place, storms were very efficient rainfall producers, leading to 
flash flooding at times. The very unstable air mass on Saturday also produced 
numerous strong to severe storms with some producing damaging winds and large hail. 
With the active pattern in place, cloud cover and precipitation kept temperatures on 
the low side for most of the week leading to the second week in May with below normal 
temperatures.

Temperatures for the period averaged 66 degrees across the state which was 1 degree 
cooler than normal and 8 degrees cooler than the previous period. High temperatures 
averaged from 76 in the West to 72 in the East. Departure from normal high 
temperatures ranged from 4 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 7 degrees cooler 
than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 58 degrees in the West to 58 
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 88 degrees at EVANSVILLE ASOS and the extreme low was 46 degrees at 
MONTICELLO AWOS.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 1.88 inches statewide which was 0.77 
inches above normal and 169% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, 
West 1.56 inches, Central 1.90 inches, Bluegrass 1.80 inches and East 2.25 inches, 
which was 0.46, 0.74, 0.73 and 1.13 inches above normal. By station, precipitation 
totals ranged from a low of 0.53 inches at CAPE GIRARDEAU ASOS to a high of 4.58 
inches at SOMERSET. 

Summarized and averaged data for the period 20170522 to 20170528(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)             76   -4   58    0   67   -2   1.56   0.46  142   88   50
CENTRAL(CD2)          74   -5   58    2   66   -2   1.90   0.74  164   87   47
BLUEGRASS(CD3)        73   -4   57    2   65   -1   1.80   0.73  168   84   47
EAST(CD4)             72   -7   58    5   65   -1   2.25   1.13  201   86   46
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
STATE                 74   -5   58    2   66   -1   1.88   0.77 169   88   46


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Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period May 15 to May 21, 2017

Well Above Normal Temperatures and Above Normal Rainfall:

While it was the middle of May, it felt more like summer for much of the week as warm 
and muggy conditions returned to the Bluegrass State. Until the last day of the 
period, each day saw highs rise into the 80s for much of the area. Normal 
temperatures for this time of the year are in the middle to upper 70s. Depending on 
location, the period started with 3 to 4 days of mostly clear and dry conditions, but 
showers and storms returned for the latter half of the week. Starting Wednesday 
night, several rounds of scattered storms pushed across Kentucky through Sunday. Just 
like previous weeks, storms were capable of very heavy rain from time to time, along 
with intense lightning. Even with a few days of dry weather, most of the state still 
averaged over an inch for the week.

Temperatures for the period averaged 74 degrees across the state which was 9 degrees 
warmer than normal and 10 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 6 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 6 degrees 
warmer than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 66 degrees in the 
West to 62 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 10 
degrees warmer than normal in the West to 12 degrees warmer than normal in the 
East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 91 degrees at BURKESVILLE 3W 
and the extreme low was 50 degrees at BARBOURVILLE 3E.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 1.31 inches statewide which was 0.18 
inches above normal and 115% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, 
West 0.72 inches, Central 1.79 inches, Bluegrass 1.29 inches and East 1.45 inches, 
which was -0.43, 0.60, 0.21 and 0.33 inches respectively from normal. By station, 
precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.02 inches at PADUCAH ASOS to a high of 
5.99 inches at SCOTTSVILLE 2W. 

Summarized and averaged data for the period 20170515 to 20170521(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)             84    6   66   10   75    8   0.72  -0.43   63   92   52
CENTRAL(CD2)          84    7   64   10   74    9   1.79   0.60  150   91   51
BLUEGRASS(CD3)        83    7   63   10   73    9   1.29   0.21  119   88   52
EAST(CD4)             83    6   62   12   72    8   1.45   0.33  129   90   50
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
STATE                 84    7   64   11   74    9   1.31   0.18  115   92   50


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Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period May 8 to May 14, 2017

Near Normal Temperatures and Rainfall:

The Bluegrass State remained in an active pattern for the workweek as a frontal 
boundary slowly worked north and south across the Lower Ohio Valley. Most of the 
showers and storms were seen across the northern half of the state to start the 
period, but slowly shifted south into the latter half of the workweek. Widespread 
showers and storms developed Thursday and Friday with some producing torrential 
rainfall and gusty winds at times. After three straight weeks with rainfall totals 
averaging above 1.5 inches, Western Kentucky finally got a break, only averaging less 
than a half inch for the week. The rest of the state was over an inch.  Conditions 
then finally became dry heading into the weekend with mostly clear skies and 
temperatures on the rise. Temperature-wise, the week started with well below normal 
temperatures in place. Clear skies led to temperatures plummeting Monday morning 
across the eastern half of Kentucky. Many dipped into the 30s. Otherwise, highs rose 
back into the 70s and 80s for much of the period.

Temperatures for the period averaged 64 degrees across the state which was 1 degree 
warmer than normal and 8 degrees warmer than the previous period. High temperatures 
averaged from 79 in the West to 74 in the East. Departure from normal high 
temperatures ranged from 3 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 1 degree 
cooler than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 57 degrees in the 
West to 52 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 4 
degrees warmer than normal in the West to 4 degrees warmer than normal in the East. 
The extreme high temperature for the period was 87 degrees at LOUISVILLE APT and the 
extreme low was 30 degrees at CINCINNATI.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 1.05 inches statewide which was 0.05 
inches below normal and 95% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 
0.44 inches, Central 1.12 inches, Bluegrass 1.30 inches and East 1.34 inches, which 
was -0.72, -0.04, 0.27 and 0.28 inches respectively from normal. By station, 
precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.01 inches at MUNFORDVILLE 6E to a high of 
2.76 inches at OWINGSVILLE 4S. 

Summarized and averaged data for the period 20170508 to 20170514(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)             79    3   57    4   68    3   0.44  -0.72   38   86   40
CENTRAL(CD2)          76    1   55    3   65    2   1.12  -0.04   97   87   36
BLUEGRASS(CD3)        72   -2   52    2   62    0   1.30   0.27  126   85   30
EAST(CD4)             74   -1   52    4   63    2   1.34   0.28  126   85   31
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STATE                 75    0   54    3   64    1   1.05  -0.05   95   87   30


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Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period May 1 to May 7, 2017

Below Normal Temperatures and Above Normal Rainfall:

The wet pattern continued across the Bluegrass State, but this time, high 
accumulations were seen statewide. After a very active week, the state averaged 1.70 
inches, which was over a half inch above normal. Most fell over the second half of 
the workweek as low pressure slowly worked across the area, leading to multiple 
rounds of widespread showers. Following a fast moving disturbance on Saturday and 
some lingering light showers, conditions finally dried off for the latter half of the 
weekend. The unsettled pattern kept temperatures running below normal for much of the 
period. Highs only rose into the middle 50s to low 60s on Friday, which was well 
below normal for this time of year. Skies cleared Saturday night and led to lows 
dropping into the 30s for much of Central/Eastern Kentucky and the Bluegrass. This 
period marked only the third time this year that the Bluegrass State had temperatures
average below normal.

Temperatures for the period averaged 56 degrees across the state which was 5 degrees 
cooler than normal and 12 degrees cooler than the previous period. High temperatures 
averaged from 66 in the West to 66 in the East. Departure from normal high 
temperatures ranged from 8 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 7 degrees 
cooler than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 47 degrees in the 
West to 48 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 4 
degrees cooler than normal in the West to 3 degrees warmer than normal in the East. 
The extreme high temperature for the period was 81 degrees at LOUISA 1S and the 
extreme low was 33 degrees at CYNTHIANA 8N.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 1.70 inches statewide which was 0.61 
inches above normal and 156% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, 
West 1.64 inches, Central 1.83 inches, Bluegrass 1.66 inches and East 1.66 inches, 
which was 0.44, 0.7, 0.65 and 0.64 inches above normal. By station, precipitation 
totals ranged from a low of 0.60 inches at HINDMAN 5N to a high of 3.55 inches at 
WHITLEY CITY 3N. 

Summarized and averaged data for the period 20170501 to 20170507(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   -8   47   -4   57   -6   1.64   0.44  137   81   37
CENTRAL(CD2)          65   -8   47   -2   56   -5   1.83   0.70  162   78   33
BLUEGRASS(CD3)        63   -9   46   -2   55   -5   1.66   0.65  164   74   33
EAST(CD4)             66   -7   48    3   57   -2   1.66   0.64  163   81   34
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STATE                 65   -8   47   -1   56   -5   1.70   0.61  156   81   33


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Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period April 24 to April 30, 2017

Above Normal Temperatures and Near Normal Rainfall:

Depending on location, it was either a very wet or a dry week in Kentucky. Portions 
of the Commonwealth along the Ohio River, running from Western Kentucky and up into 
the Northern Bluegrass, saw the highest accumulations for the period.  Western 
Kentucky averaged over 2 inches for a second straight week. In fact, the western-
most couple tiers of counties accumulated 3 to 4+ inches. These totals diminished 
rapidly farther east as Eastern Kentucky averaged just 0.26 inches for the week. 
Most of the showers and storms passed through Kentucky Wednesday night/Thursday 
morning and another few rounds over the weekend. As the state sat within a very 
moist air mass, storms were capable of producing very heavy rainfall. Combined with 
repeated rounds of thunderstorms, this led to numerous reports of flash flooding for
the areas mentioned above.

Temperatures for the period averaged 68 degrees across the state which was 9 degrees 
warmer than normal and 6 degrees warmer than the previous period. High temperatures 
averaged from 76 in the West to 79 in the East. Departure from normal high 
temperatures ranged from 3 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 7 degrees 
warmer than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 57 degrees in the 
West to 56 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 8 
degrees warmer than normal in the West to 13 degrees warmer than normal in the 
East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 92 degrees at BURKESVILLE 3W 
and the extreme low was 42 degrees at CYNTHIANA 8N.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 1.02 inches statewide which was 0.04 
inches below normal and 96% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 
2.09 inches, Central 0.54 inches, Bluegrass 1.20 inches and East 0.26 inches, which 
was 0.89, -0.54, 0.23 and -0.72 inches respectively from normal. By station, 
precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.00 inches at RICHMOND 8E to a high of 
5.96 inches at EVANSVILLE ASOS. 

Summarized and averaged data for the period 20170424 to 20170430(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)             76    3   57    8   67    6   2.09   0.89  174   88   39
CENTRAL(CD2)          78    7   57   10   68    9   0.54  -0.54   50   92   43
BLUEGRASS(CD3)        77    7   56   10   67    9   1.20   0.23  124   86   42
EAST(CD4)             79    7   56   13   68   10   0.26  -0.72   27   91   43
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
STATE                 78    6   56   10   68    9   1.02  -0.04   96   92   39


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Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period April 17 to April 23, 2017

Above Normal Temperatures and Much Above Normal Rainfall:

The state saw exceptionally wet conditions over the course of the period. When 
looking at average statewide rainfall, this was the wettest week of 2017. Kentucky 
averaged 2.10 inches, which was over an inch above normal. Some areas, especially 
Southeastern Kentucky, accumulated 3+ inches. The Commonwealth became situated within 
a very active pattern with multiple frontal boundaries and disturbances pushing 
through the area. At least some portion of the state recorded rain each day of the 
week. While most of the workweek feature isolated to scattered precipitation, more 
widespread coverage arrived late Friday and into the first half of the weekend. This 
led to some minor river flooding across Eastern Kentucky. While Saturday and Sunday 
featured highs in the 50s, the rest of the period remained fairly warm, leading to a 
5th straight week of above normal temperatures. On average, the state typically runs 
in the upper 60s to middle 70s for the last couple weeks of April.

Temperatures for the period averaged 63 degrees across the state which was 6 degrees 
warmer than normal and 2 degrees cooler than the previous period. High temperatures 
averaged from 70 in the West to 69 in the East. Departure from normal high 
temperatures ranged from 1 degree cooler than normal in the West to 1 degree 
cooler than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 56 degrees in the 
West to 56 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 85 degrees at LOUISVILLE APT 
and the extreme low was 36 degrees at VANCEBURG 6W.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 2.10 inches statewide which was 1.11 
inches above normal and 212% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, 
West 2.39 inches, Central 1.99 inches, Bluegrass 1.11 inches and East 2.90 inches, 
which was 1.24, 1, 0.2 and 1.98 inches above normal. By station, precipitation totals 
ranged from a low of 0.46 inches at CARLISLE 5SW to a high of 7.26 inches at 
WHITLEY CITY 3N. 

Summarized and averaged data for the period 20170417 to 20170423(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)             70   -1   56    9   63    4   2.39   1.24  208   84   45
CENTRAL(CD2)          70    1   57   12   63    6   1.99   1.00  201   85   45
BLUEGRASS(CD3)        69    2   55   11   62    6   1.11   0.20  122   84   41
EAST(CD4)             69   -1   56   15   63    8   2.90   1.98  315   85   36
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
STATE                 70    1   56   12   63    6   2.10   1.11  212   85   36


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Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period April 10 to April 16, 2017

Well Above Normal Temperatures and Below Normal Rainfall:

Above normal temperatures remained in place throughout the period, peaking Friday and 
Saturday with highs in the low to middle 80s for much of Kentucky. This pushed 
Kentucky to a fourth straight week of above normal temperatures. Gusty winds from the 
southwest and low relative humidity led to an elevated fire danger on Monday, but was 
followed by a frontal passage the next day. This boundary sparked isolated to 
scattered showers with most staying under a half inch. Conditions then remained dry 
through Saturday, before showers returned for the second half of the weekend. Storms 
fired within an unstable atmosphere ahead of a cold front.While the severe threat 
was low, storms were capable of producing heavy rainfall.

Temperatures for the period averaged 66 degrees across the state which was 11 degrees 
warmer than normal and 12 degrees warmer than the previous period. High temperatures 
averaged from 77 in the West to 78 in the East. Departure from normal high 
temperatures ranged from 8 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 10 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 12 
degrees warmer than normal in the West to 13 degrees warmer than normal in the 
East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 88 degrees at PEABODY and the 
extreme low was 33 degrees at MIDDLESBORO AWOS.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.67 inches statewide which was 0.34 
inches below normal and 66% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 
0.54 inches, Central 0.84 inches, Bluegrass 0.80 inches and East 0.49 inches, which 
was 0.61, 0.2, 0.12 and 0.46 inches below normal. By station, precipitation totals 
ranged from a low of 0.02 inches at SOMERSET to a high of 2.45 inches at CARROLLTON 2E. 

Summarized and averaged data for the period 20170410 to 20170416(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)             77    8   57   12   67   10   0.54  -0.61   47   87   37
CENTRAL(CD2)          77   10   57   13   67   12   0.84  -0.20   81   87   40
BLUEGRASS(CD3)        75   10   55   13   65   11   0.80  -0.12   87   84   37
EAST(CD4)             78   10   53   13   66   12   0.49  -0.46   52   88   33
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
STATE                 77   10   56   13   66   11   0.67  -0.34   66   88   33


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Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period April 3 to April 9, 2017

Above Normal Temperatures and Below Normal Rainfall:

The active start to spring continued with a couple rounds of strong to severe storms 
pushing through the state. The strongest system moved through the area Wednesday 
afternoon and into the early overnight hours. As low pressure moved north of the 
state, Kentucky became situated within a very unstable atmosphere. Scattered storms 
developed in the afternoon hours, some becoming severe, before merging into a line 
across the eastern half of Kentucky. Large hail, damaging winds, and even a handful 
of tornadoes were seen across the area. Combined with an unsettled pattern earlier in 
the week and showery activity on Thursday, the Bluegrass State averaged 0.85 inches, 
which was slightly below normal for the week. Temperatures continued the above normal 
trend with highs jumping into the 60s and 70s for most of the period. The one 
exception came Thursday and Friday when temperatures struggled to rise behind a 
departing cold front. Lows were coolest on Friday night/Saturday morning with 
temperatures in the 30s for most and some in the Bluegrass and Eastern Kentucky 
dropping below freezing.

Temperatures for the period averaged 56 degrees across the state which was 3 degrees 
warmer than normal and 2 degrees cooler than the previous period. High temperatures 
averaged from 68 in the West to 65 in the East. Departure from normal high 
temperatures ranged from 2 degrees warmer than normal in the West to near normal in 
the East. Low temperatures averaged from 48 degrees in the West to 45 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 83 degrees at BOONEVILLE 2S and the extreme low was 27 degrees at 
CYNTHIANA 8N.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.85 inches statewide which was 0.14 
inches below normal and 86% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 
0.58 inches, Central 0.79 inches, Bluegrass 0.91 inches and East 1.11 inches, which 
was -0.52, -0.23, 0.01 and 0.18 inches respectively from normal. By station, 
precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.25 inches at PADUCAH ASOS to a high of 
2.38 inches at OWINGSVILLE 4S. 

Summarized and averaged data for the period 20170403 to 20170409(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)             68    2   48    5   58    3   0.58  -0.52   53   82   31
CENTRAL(CD2)          65    0   46    5   56    3   0.79  -0.23   77   83   30
BLUEGRASS(CD3)        63    0   44    4   54    3   0.91   0.01  101   82   27
EAST(CD4)             65    0   45    7   55    3   1.11   0.18  119   83   27
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
STATE                 65    0   46    6   56    3   0.85  -0.14   86   83   27


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Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period March 27 to April 2, 2017

Well Above Normal Temperatures and Above Normal Rainfall:

The Lower Ohio Valley saw an active spring pattern this past week with multiple 
rounds of rainfall. Strong to severe storms pushed through the area on a couple 
occasions, one coming on Monday and the other on Thursday as low pressure tracked 
just north of the area. Storms fired ahead of a couple cold fronts, resulting in some 
reports of damaging winds and hail. The second round was followed by cooler end to 
the workweek and start of the weekend as cloud cover remain entrenched over the area. 
Saying that, the rest of the period remained very warm with above normal temperatures 
in place. Other than Friday and Saturday, most of the state reached into the 60s and 
70s each day, even hitting the 80s for some on Thursday. This marked the second 
straight week of above normal temperatures and 12th out of 14 since the start of 2017.

Temperatures for the period averaged 58 degrees across the state which was 8 degrees 
warmer than normal and 2 degrees warmer than the previous period. High temperatures 
averaged from 67 in the West to 68 in the East. Departure from normal high 
temperatures ranged from 3 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 5 degrees 
warmer than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 50 degrees in the 
West to 49 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 9 
degrees warmer than normal in the West to 13 degrees warmer than normal in the 
East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 83 degrees at BOONEVILLE 2S and 
the extreme low was 35 degrees at BURKESVILLE 3W.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 1.18 inches statewide which was 0.16 
inches above normal and 116% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, 
West 1.06 inches, Central 1.13 inches, Bluegrass 1.45 inches and East 1.08 inches, 
which was -0.04, 0.06, 0.53 and 0.10 inches respectively from normal. By station, 
precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.46 inches at CAPE GIRARDEAU ASOS to a 
high of 2.98 inches at STANFORD 4NE. 

Summarized and averaged data for the period 20170327 to 20170402(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)             67    3   50    9   58    6   1.06  -0.04   96   79   38
CENTRAL(CD2)          67    5   49   10   58    7   1.13   0.06  106   82   35
BLUEGRASS(CD3)        64    4   48   11   56    7   1.45   0.53  158   81   35
EAST(CD4)             68    5   49   13   59   10   1.08   0.10  110   83   36
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
STATE                 66    4   49   11   58    8   1.18   0.16  116   83   35


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Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period March 20 to March 26, 2017

Well Above Normal Temperatures and Below Normal Precipitation:

The first week of spring brought a return to mild and active conditions for the 
Commonwealth. Temperatures peaked in the 60s and 70s for several days throughout the 
period, well above normal for this time of year. While it was warm, a couple Freeze 
Warnings were issued on Wednesday and Thursday mornings as lows dipped into the 
middle 20s to low 30s for much of the Bluegrass and Eastern Kentucky. While rainfall 
only averaged 0.65 inches for the week, the state did see several rounds throughout. 
The most significant even came over the weekend as low pressure worked across the 
area. A plume of moisture from the Gulf of Mexico led to deep moisture across the 
Bluegrass State and a soaking rainfall.

Temperatures for the period averaged 56 degrees across the state which was 8 degrees 
warmer than normal and 18 degrees warmer than the previous period. High temperatures 
averaged from 68 in the West to 66 in the East. Departure from normal high 
temperatures ranged from 6 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 5 degrees 
warmer than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 49 degrees in the 
West to 43 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 10 
degrees warmer than normal in the West to 9 degrees warmer than normal in the East. 
The extreme high temperature for the period was 84 degrees at PADUCAH ASOS and the 
extreme low was 21 degrees at PAINTSVILLE 4W.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.65 inches statewide which was 0.39 
inches below normal and 62% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 
0.69 inches, Central 0.50 inches, Bluegrass 0.77 inches and East 0.64 inches, which 
was 0.42, 0.6, 0.17 and 0.37 inches below normal. By station, precipitation totals 
ranged from a low of 0.18 inches at WHITESBURG 2NW to a high of 1.85 inches at HICKMAN 2E. 

Summarized and averaged data for the period 20170320 to 20170326(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)             68    6   49   10   59    9   0.69  -0.42   62   84   32
CENTRAL(CD2)          68    8   47    9   58    9   0.50  -0.60   45   82   27
BLUEGRASS(CD3)        65    7   43    7   54    7   0.77  -0.17   82   79   25
EAST(CD4)             66    5   43    9   55    7   0.64  -0.37   63   79   21
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
STATE                 67    7   46    9   56    8   0.65  -0.39   62   84   21


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Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period March 13 to March 19, 2017

Well Below Normal Temperatures and Below Normal Precipitation:

The last week of winter brought a return to unseasonably cold conditions in Kentucky. 
For just the second time this year, Kentucky saw below normal temperatures. The 
coldest temperatures were seen Tuesday and Wednesday nights as lows dipped into the 
middle teens to low 20s for much of the Bluegrass State. Freeze Warnings were issued 
each night with winter wheat, plasticulture strawberries, peaches, and other fruit 
trees all in advanced growth stages for this time of year. The good news was that a 
warming trend followed for the rest of the period. Highs were back into the 50s by 
Sunday. The state did see a couple rounds of showers through the week, averaging just 
over a half inch across Kentucky. 

Temperatures for the period averaged 37 degrees across the state which was 10 degrees 
cooler than normal and 10 degrees cooler than the previous period. High temperatures 
averaged from 48 in the West to 46 in the East. Departure from normal high 
temperatures ranged from 11 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 13 degrees 
cooler than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 31 degrees in the 
West to 26 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 6 
degrees cooler than normal in the West to 7 degrees cooler than normal in the East. 
The extreme high temperature for the period was 70 degrees at POPLAR BLUFF ASOS and 
the extreme low was 8 degrees at PIKEVILLE 13S.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.53 inches statewide which was 0.48 
inches below normal and 53% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 
0.31 inches, Central 0.61 inches, Bluegrass 0.28 inches and East 0.90 inches, which 
was 0.75, 0.45, 0.64 and 0.09 inches below normal. By station, precipitation totals 
ranged from a low of 0.11 inches at LOUISVILLE APT to a high of 2.76 inches at WHITLEY 
CITY 3N. 

Summarized and averaged data for the period 20170313 to 20170319(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)             48  -11   31   -6   39   -9   0.31  -0.75   29   70   13
CENTRAL(CD2)          47  -11   28   -8   37  -10   0.61  -0.45   58   59   11
BLUEGRASS(CD3)        44  -12   26   -8   35  -10   0.28  -0.64   30   56   11
EAST(CD4)             46  -13   26   -7   36  -10   0.90  -0.09   91   64    8
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
STATE                 46  -12   28   -7   37  -10   0.53  -0.48   53   70    8


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Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period March 6 to March 12, 2017

Above Normal Temperatures and Above Normal Precipitation:

Winter has returned to the Bluegrass State. Most of the workweek remained warm, the 
reason for a 9th straight week of above normal temperatures, but a strong cold front 
passed through the state Thursday night. Breezy northerly flow pulled Canadian air 
down into the Commonwealth, setting up a cold weekend ahead. Temperatures dropped 
into the 20s for much of the state both Friday and Saturday nights. The typically 
cooler locations even dipped into the teens. Despite being the second week of March, 
a Freeze Warning was issued both nights with some agriculture already susceptible to 
the cold temperatures. According to other specialists with UK, peaches, plasticulture 
strawberries, and winter wheat were most susceptible at the time.

Temperatures for the period averaged 48 degrees across the state which was 3 degrees 
warmer than normal and 2 degrees warmer than the previous period. High temperatures 
averaged from 59 in the West to 57 in the East. Departure from normal high 
temperatures ranged from 1 degree 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 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 78 degrees at MADISONVILLE 4S and the 
extreme low was 17 degrees at CYNTHIANA 8N.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 1.03 inches statewide which was 0.05 
inches above normal and 105% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, 
West 1.73 inches, Central 0.89 inches, Bluegrass 0.59 inches and East 0.90 inches, 
which was 0.70, -0.14, -0.31 and -0.07 inches respectively from normal. By station, 
precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.00 inches at VANCEBURG 6W to a high of 
3.20 inches at MAYFIELD 6SW. 

Summarized and averaged data for the period 20170306 to 20170312(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)             59    1   39    4   49    2   1.73   0.70  168   78   22
CENTRAL(CD2)          58    2   39    5   48    3   0.89  -0.14   86   75   21
BLUEGRASS(CD3)        55    1   37    5   46    3   0.59  -0.31   66   72   17
EAST(CD4)             57    0   37    6   47    3   0.90  -0.07   93   73   18
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
STATE                 57    1   38    5   48    3   1.03   0.05  105   78   17


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Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period February 27 to March 5, 2017

Well Above Normal Temperatures and Above Normal Rainfall:

A storm system led to strong to severe storms pushing across the area this past 
Tuesday and Wednesday. The worst of the event occurred Tuesday night and Wednesday, 
ahead of the passage of a cold front. Cells forming Tuesday night were capable of 
producing damaging winds, hail, and even tornadoes. A line of strong to severe 
storms then passed through Wednesday morning, producing damaging winds ahead of a 
cold front. Overall, a handful of tornadoes were confirmed across the state with the 
strongest in Warren County. Peak winds were estimated at 110 mph. Cooler and drier 
conditions then returned for the end of the workweek. Kentucky saw a few nights when 
lows dipped into the 20s, but the cool conditions were short lived. As high pressure 
worked east over the weekend, winds shifted back to the south, pushing highs back 
into the 60s by Sunday.

Temperatures for the period averaged 47 degrees across the state which was 4 degrees 
warmer than normal and 8 degrees cooler than the previous period. High temperatures 
averaged from 61 in the West to 56 in the East. Departure from normal high 
temperatures ranged from 5 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 1 degree 
warmer than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 39 degrees in the 
West to 35 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 5 
degrees warmer than normal in the West to 5 degrees warmer than normal in the East. 
The extreme high temperature for the period was 74 degrees at POPLAR BLUFF ASOS and 
the extreme low was 17 degrees at MONTICELLO AWOS.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 1.38 inches statewide which was 0.41 
inches above normal and 142% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, 
West 0.92 inches, Central 1.33 inches, Bluegrass 2.16 inches and East 1.12 inches, 
which was -0.15, 0.31, 1.30 and 0.18 inches respectively from normal. By station, 
precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.16 inches at CAPE GIRARDEAU ASOS to a 
high of 3.29 inches at ALEXANDRIA 5NW. 

Summarized and averaged data for the period 20170227 to 20170305(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)             61    5   39    5   50    5   0.92  -0.15   86   74   24
CENTRAL(CD2)          60    6   37    4   48    5   1.33   0.31  130   73   19
BLUEGRASS(CD3)        56    4   35    4   45    4   2.16   1.30  251   69   21
EAST(CD4)             56    1   35    5   46    3   1.12   0.18  119   71   17
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STATE                 58    4   36    4   47    4   1.38   0.41  142   74   17


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Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period February 20 to February 26, 2017

Well Above Normal Temperatures and Below Normal Rainfall:

All of the attention for the past couple months has been on the unseasonably warm 
temperatures and for good reason. The state has now seen seven straight weeks of 
above normal temperatures. Ahead of a strong cold front this past Friday night, high 
temperatures even peaked in the upper 70s to low 80s for many locations across 
Kentucky. With that said, temperatures dropped significantly behind the boundary 
with lows Saturday night dipping into the low to middle 20s. The Commonwealth saw a 
couple rounds of showers throughout the period also, but was again below normal for the 
fourth time in five weeks. Looking at the month of February, the state is nearly 2 
inches of precipitation below normal.

Temperatures for the period averaged 55 degrees across the state which was 14 degrees 
warmer than normal and 10 degrees warmer than the previous period. High temperatures 
averaged from 66 in the West to 67 in the East. Departure from normal high 
temperatures ranged from 13 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 15 degrees 
warmer than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 46 degrees in the 
West to 43 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 15 
degrees warmer than normal in the West to 15 degrees warmer than normal in the 
East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 82 degrees at HARTFORD 3E and 
the extreme low was 16 degrees at LEITCHFIELD 3W.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.41 inches statewide which was 0.56 
inches below normal and 42% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 
0.11 inches, Central 0.33 inches, Bluegrass 0.47 inches and East 0.75 inches, which 
was 0.98, 0.71, 0.37 and 0.15 inches below normal. By station, precipitation totals 
ranged from a low of 0.02 inches at MARION 4NE to a high of 1.19 inches at BARBOURVILLE 3E. 

Summarized and averaged data for the period 20170220 to 20170226(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)             66   13   46   15   56   14   0.11  -0.98   10   82   17
CENTRAL(CD2)          67   15   45   15   56   15   0.33  -0.71   32   81   16
BLUEGRASS(CD3)        65   16   44   15   54   15   0.47  -0.37   56   80   18
EAST(CD4)             67   15   43   15   55   15   0.75  -0.15   83   81   16
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STATE                 66   14   44   14   55   14   0.41  -0.56   42   82   16

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Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period February 13 to February 19, 2017

Well Above Normal Temperatures and Below Normal Rainfall:

A very mild pattern keeps giving the feel of an early spring here in the Bluegrass 
State. Once again, temperatures were well above normal, topping out in the 60s and 
even 70s at times. This makes six straight weeks of above normal temperatures for 
the Commonwealth. The state saw a couple rounds of light rainfall, the first coming 
Tuesday evening/night across mainly the southern fringes of Kentucky. A secondary 
round came Saturday as an upper level low sparked scattered to numerous showers 
throughout the area. Overall, most stayed under a quarter inch for the week, over a
half inch below normal.

Temperatures for the period averaged 45 degrees across the state which was 8 degrees 
warmer than normal and 4 degrees cooler than the previous period. High temperatures 
averaged from 56 in the West to 54 in the East. Departure from normal high 
temperatures ranged from 6 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 5 degrees 
warmer than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 37 degrees in the 
West to 34 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 8 
degrees warmer than normal in the West to 9 degrees warmer than normal in the East. 
The extreme high temperature for the period was 71 degrees at HARTFORD 3E and the 
extreme low was 19 degrees at MONTICELLO AWOS.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.23 inches statewide which was 0.67 
inches below normal and 26% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 
0.43 inches, Central 0.22 inches, Bluegrass 0.08 inches and East 0.20 inches, which 
was 0.58, 0.76, 0.69 and 0.64 inches below normal. By station, precipitation totals 
ranged from a low of 0.00 inches at VANCEBURG 6W to a high of 1.06 inches at POPLAR 
BLUFF ASOS. 

Summarized and averaged data for the period 20170213 to 20170219(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)             56    6   37    8   46    7   0.43  -0.58   43   71   22
CENTRAL(CD2)          55    6   36    8   45    7   0.22  -0.76   22   71   21
BLUEGRASS(CD3)        54    8   36   10   45    9   0.08  -0.69   10   69   21
EAST(CD4)             54    5   34    9   44    7   0.20  -0.64   24   70   19
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STATE                 55    6   36    9   45    8   0.23  -0.67   26   71   19


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Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period February 6 to February 12, 2017

Well Above Normal Temperatures and Above Normal Rainfall:

Winter is still absent in the Commonwealth. Temperatures were 12 degrees above 
normal, marking the 5th straight week of above normal temperatures. Temperatures 
jumped into the 60s for at least some portion of the state, six out of the seven 
days. Even saw some 70s. Normal high temperatures for this time of year are only in 
the mid to upper 40s. The warmth was accompanied by above normal rainfall, most of 
which came over the first half of the work week. A low pressure system led to soaking 
rainfall for much of the area as deep moisture worked into the region. Accumulations 
were around an inch for most. Other than some light rain showers Saturday night, 
conditions were mostly dry for the remainder of the week.

Temperatures for the period averaged 48 degrees across the state which was 12 degrees 
warmer than normal and 10 degrees warmer than the previous period. High temperatures 
averaged from 58 in the West to 60 in the East. Departure from normal high 
temperatures ranged from 11 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 13 degrees 
warmer than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 40 degrees in the 
West to 41 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 13 
degrees warmer than normal in the West to 17 degrees warmer than normal in the 
East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 78 degrees at POPLAR BLUFF ASOS 
and the extreme low was 14 degrees at OWENTON 5E.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.95 inches statewide which was 0.06 
inches above normal and 107% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, 
West 1.05 inches, Central 1.18 inches, Bluegrass 0.93 inches and East 0.62 inches, 
which was 0.07, 0.21, 0.16 and -0.21 inches respectively from normal. By station, 
precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.00 inches at VANCEBURG 6W to a high of 
2.74 inches at CADIZ 4SW. 

Summarized and averaged data for the period 20170206 to 20170212(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)             58   11   40   13   49   12   1.05   0.07  107   78   18
CENTRAL(CD2)          57   11   40   14   48   12   1.18   0.21  122   71   16
BLUEGRASS(CD3)        56   12   38   13   47   13   0.93   0.16  121   71   14
EAST(CD4)             60   13   41   17   50   15   0.62  -0.21   75   75   14
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STATE                 58   12   40   14   48   12   0.95   0.06  107   78   14


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Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period January 30 to February 5, 2017

Above Normal Temperatures and Below Normal Rainfall:

Mostly dry conditions were accompanied by mild temperatures for a second straight week 
in Kentucky. After starting the week with some lingering light snow showers, the 
weather pattern turned relatively quiet for the remainder of the period, pushing the 
focus on temperatures. For the most part, high temperatures stayed in the 40s and 
50s for most of the week. The coldest period came Friday night and into Saturday 
morning. With high pressure moving overhead, skies cleared and winds became calm, 
leading to lows in the teens for much of Kentucky. Even had some single digits for a 
few locations. Otherwise temperatures were mild, leading to a fourth 
straight week of above normal temperatures.

Temperatures for the period averaged 38 degrees across the state which was 4 degrees 
warmer than normal and 2 degrees cooler than the previous period. High temperatures 
averaged from 48 in the West to 46 in the East. Departure from normal high 
temperatures ranged from 3 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 1 degree warmer 
than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 30 degrees in the West to 28 
degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 4 degrees 
warmer than normal in the West to 5 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The 
extreme high temperature for the period was 65 degrees at BURKESVILLE 3W and the 
extreme low was 7 degrees at CYNTHIANA 8N.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.02 inches statewide which was 0.84 
inches below normal and 2% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 
0.00 inches, Central 0.01 inches, Bluegrass 0.03 inches and East 0.05 inches, which 
was 0.94, 0.93, 0.71 and 0.77 inches below normal. By station, precipitation totals 
ranged from a low of 0.00 inches at BENTON 4N to a high of 0.63 inches at VANCEBURG 6W. 

Summarized and averaged data for the period 20170130 to 20170205(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)             48    3   30    4   39    4   0.00  -0.94    0   65   10
CENTRAL(CD2)          47    3   30    5   39    5   0.01  -0.93    1   65    8
BLUEGRASS(CD3)        43    1   28    5   35    2   0.03  -0.71    4   58    7
EAST(CD4)             46    1   28    5   38    4   0.05  -0.77    6   64    7
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STATE                 46    2   29    5   38    4   0.02  -0.84    2   65    7


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Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period January 23 to January 29, 2017

Well Above Normal Temperatures and Above Normal Rainfall:

It seems as though winter has been absent for the month of January. After starting 
out the month with frigid temperatures in place, mild air has ruled for most of 
January. That mild air carried over into the last full week of the month. Highs 
remained in the 40s, 50s, and even to around 60 over the first half of the workweek, 
but winter had to return at some point. A strong cold front pushed through Kentucky 
later Wednesday night, pushing high temperatures slightly below seasonable norms for 
the rest of the period. Accompanying the cooler temperatures were a parade of 
disturbances, bringing waves of light snow showers. The most significant wave came 
Sunday as a Winter Weather Advisory was issued for the eastern half of Kentucky. 
Much of Eastern Kentucky ended up seeing 1 to 2 inches with totals diminishing 
farther west.

Temperatures for the period averaged 41 degrees across the state which was 8 degrees 
warmer than normal and 10 degrees cooler than the previous period. High temperatures 
averaged from 48 in the West to 47 in the East. Departure from normal high 
temperatures ranged from 4 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 3 degrees warmer 
than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 35 degrees in the West to 34 
degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 10 degrees 
warmer than normal in the West to 12 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The 
extreme high temperature for the period was 68 degrees at MADISONVILLE 4S 
and the extreme low was 17 degrees at MONTICELLO AWOS.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.47 inches statewide which was 0.31 
inches below normal and 60% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 
0.06 inches, Central 0.23 inches, Bluegrass 0.46 inches and East 1.15 inches, which 
was -0.77, -0.60, -0.22 and 0.37 inches respectively from normal. By station, 
precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.00 inches at BOWLING GREEN 4E to a high 
of 2.37 inches at PIKEVILLE 13S. 

Summarized and averaged data for the period 20170123 to 20170129(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)             48    4   35   10   42    8   0.06  -0.77    7   68   20
CENTRAL(CD2)          48    5   34   10   41    8   0.23  -0.60   28   64   20
BLUEGRASS(CD3)        45    4   34   12   39    7   0.46  -0.22   68   60   23
EAST(CD4)             47    3   34   12   41    8   1.15   0.37  147   67   17
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STATE                 47    4   34   11   41    8   0.47  -0.31   60   68   17


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Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period January 16 to January 22, 2017

Well Above Normal Temperatures and Above Normal Rainfall:

A very unsettled pattern continued for a second straight week, bringing the 
Commonwealth multiple rounds of widespread rainfall. This amounted to most of the 
state seeing over an inch of additional precipitation. Through the 22nd of January, 
the state has averaged about 3.5 inches, which is around an inch above normal. While 
the rain kept on coming, it definitely did not feel like January outside. 
Temperatures averaged 19 degrees above normal with daytime highs staying in the 50s 
and 60s. Saturday was the warmest day of the week with temperatures topping out in 
the upper 60s to lower 70s. Normal high temperatures for this time of year are in 
the low to middle 40s. 

Temperatures for the period averaged 52 degrees across the state which was 19 degrees 
warmer than normal and 6 degrees warmer than the previous period. High temperatures 
averaged from 60 in the West to 60 in the East. Departure from normal high 
temperatures ranged from 17 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 17 degrees 
warmer than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 47 degrees in the 
West to 45 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 22 
degrees warmer than normal in the West to 22 degrees warmer than normal in the 
East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 72 degrees at BURKESVILLE 3W and 
the extreme low was 31 degrees at PAINTSVILLE 4W.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 1.43 inches statewide which was 0.6 
inches above normal and 172% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, 
West 1.54 inches, Central 1.85 inches, Bluegrass 1.29 inches and East 1.04 inches, 
which was 0.66, 0.97, 0.57 and 0.19 inches above normal. By station, precipitation 
totals ranged from a low of 0.19 inches at CAPE GIRARDEAU ASOS to a high of 3.00 
inches at BENTON 4N. 

Summarized and averaged data for the period 20170116 to 20170122(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)             60   17   47   22   53   19   1.54   0.66  175   72   39
CENTRAL(CD2)          60   18   47   23   54   21   1.85   0.97  210   72   36
BLUEGRASS(CD3)        58   17   44   21   51   19   1.29   0.57  179   67   33
EAST(CD4)             60   17   45   22   52   19   1.04   0.19  122   69   31
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STATE                 60   18   46   22   52   19   1.43   0.60  172   72   31


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Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period January 9 to January 15, 2017

Above Normal Temperatures and Above Normal Rainfall:

A very mild and wet week for the Bluegrass State. The highest temperatures rose 
to 73 degrees and the extreme low temperature was 3 degrees. Rainfall occurred 
nearly every day with the entire state receiving over 150 percent of normal.

Temperatures for the 2nd week of this year averaged 45 degrees across the state 
which was 12 degrees warmer than normal and 16 degrees warmer than the previous 
period. High temperatures averaged from 51 in the West to 53 in the East. 
Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 8 degrees warmer than normal 
in the West to 9 degrees warmer than normal in the East. Low temperatures 
averaged from 38 degrees in the West to 39 degrees in the East. Departure from 
normal low temperature ranged from 12 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 
16 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the 
period was 73 degrees at POPLAR BLUFF ASOS and the extreme low was 3 degrees 
at PAINTSVILLE 4W.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 1.38 inches statewide which was 
0.51 inches above normal and 158% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate 
division, West 1.32 inches, Central 1.49 inches, Bluegrass 1.52 inches and East 
1.20 inches, which was 0.41, 0.56, 0.77 and 0.3 inches above normal. By station, 
precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.52 inches at FRANKLIN 4SW to a high 
of 2.28 inches at MARION 4NE. 

Summarized and averaged data for the period 20170109 to 20170115(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)             51    8   38   12   45   11   1.32   0.41  145   73   17
CENTRAL(CD2)          52   10   40   15   46   12   1.49   0.56  160   71   15
BLUEGRASS(CD3)        48    7   36   13   42   10   1.52   0.77  203   70   10
EAST(CD4)             53    9   39   16   46   12   1.20   0.30  133   70    3
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STATE                 51    8   38   14   45   12   1.38   0.51  158   73    3


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Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period January 1 to January 7, 2017

Below Normal Temperatures and Below Normal Rainfall:

For the first full week of 2017 in the Bluegrass State, wintertime temperatures
dominated along with 1 to 3 inches of snow with locally 4+ inches in some
locations along the Ohio River and in the eastern highlands. Very mild
temperatures occurred at the beginning of the new year but by the weekend bitter
cold temperatures and wind chills below zero ruled the commonwealth. Livestock
cold stress drops into the emergency category for at least 3 days. From the last
week during 2016, average temperatures drop 14 degrees! So the downward change
in temperature was drastic. Add in a few inches of snow on the ground and Kentucky
was turned into a winter-wonder-land! According to the National Operational Hydrologic 
Remote Sensing Center (NOHRSC), 48 of 50 states had snow and/or ice on the 
ground this past week.

Temperatures for the week averaged 30 degrees across the state which was 4
degrees cooler than normal and 14 degrees cooler than the previous period.  High
temperatures averaged from 35 in the West to 38 in the East.  Departure from
normal high temperatures ranged from 8 degrees cooler than normal  in the West
to 6 degrees cooler than normal  in the East.  Low temperatures averaged from 23
degrees in the West to 27 degrees in the East.  Departure from normal low
temperature ranged from 3 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 3 degrees
warmer than normal   in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period
was 70 degrees at WHITESBURG 2NW and the extreme low was -3 degrees at
CAMPBELLSVILLE 7W.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the week totaled 0.68 inches statewide which was 0.21 inches below normal and 76% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 0.48 inches, Central 0.73 inches, Bluegrass 0.77 inches and East 0.73 inches, which was -0.45, -0.23, 0.01 and -0.18 inches respectively from normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.15 inches at CAPE GIRARDEAU ASOS to a high of 2.12 inches at VANCEBURG 6W. Summarized and averaged data for the period 20170102 to 20170108(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 23 -3 29 -5 0.48 -0.45 52 64 -2 CENTRAL(CD2) 36 -6 25 0 31 -3 0.73 -0.23 76 67 -3 BLUEGRASS(CD3) 34 -7 24 0 29 -3 0.77 0.01 101 64 -2 EAST(CD4) 38 -6 27 3 32 -2 0.73 -0.18 80 70 -1 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- STATE 36 -6 25 0 30 -4 0.68 -0.21 76 70 -3 . --- Kentucky Climate Summary For the Period December 26, 2016 to January 1, 2017 Above Normal Temperatures And Rainfall: The active weather pattern seen for much of December carried over into the last week of 2016 with multiple opportunities for rainfall. The Commonwealth saw another soaking rainfall early in the work week as a cold front worked through the area. By Tuesday morning, totals were near or over an inch for some locations. After seeing record highs on Monday in the 70s, temperatures returned back to near normal on Tuesday behind the boundary. A quick-hitting system then pushed through the Bluegrass State on Wednesday evening with storms capable of heavy rainfall and cloud to ground lightning. Winds turned gusty behind the boundary on Thursday with gusts around 25 to 30 mph. The active trend then continued into the weekend with another couple rounds of light showers. Overall, the state averaged 1.34 inches, with was nearly a half inch above normal. Temperatures for the period averaged 44 degrees across the state which was 10 degrees warmer than normal and 6 degrees warmer than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 52 in the West to 53 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 38 degrees in the West to 36 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 12 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 11 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 79 degrees at LOUISVILLE APT and the extreme low was 19 degrees at PAINTSVILLE 4W. Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 1.34 inches statewide which was 0.42 inches above normal and 145% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 1.55 inches, Central 1.49 inches, Bluegrass 0.98 inches and East 1.33 inches, which was 0.58, 0.49, 0.16 and 0.42 inches above normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.01 inches at CARBONDALE ASOS to a high of 2.81 inches at VANCEBURG 6W. Summarized and averaged data for the period 20161226 to 20170101(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) 52 8 38 12 45 10 1.55 0.58 160 77 22 CENTRAL(CD2) 53 10 38 12 45 10 1.49 0.49 149 79 21 BLUEGRASS(CD3) 50 8 35 10 43 10 0.98 0.16 120 74 20 EAST(CD4) 53 8 36 11 44 9 1.33 0.42 146 76 19 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- STATE 52 8 37 12 44 10 1.34 0.42 145 79 19 ---

Ag Weather Center, Department of Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky