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

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

Well Below Normal Temperatures and Above Normal Rainfall:

Winter came early for the Bluegrass State as temperatures ran below normal for a 
second straight week and a wintry mix of precipitation fell on several occasions. The 
most significant event came Wednesday night and into Thursday. A Winter Weather 
Advisory was issued for the majority of the state. Freezing rain fell across much of 
Central Kentucky and the Bluegrass with numerous accumulations between a tenth and 
quarter inch. Ice accumulations were mainly limited to elevated surfaces with warm 
ground temperatures in place. While this mitigated road impacts, the ice did lead to 
many downed limbs and associated power outages. Precipitation fell in the form of 
snow for extreme portions of Western Kentucky with accumulations between 1 and 2 
inches. Combined with additional rain showers on Monday/Sunday and other light snow
events, accumulations averaged 1.2 inches for the week. Behind the winter weather, 
Kentucky saw a warming trend through the weekend, increasing into the 50s on Saturday 
and Sunday.

Temperatures for the period averaged 38 degrees across the state which was 10 degrees 
cooler than normal and 6 degrees cooler than the previous period. High temperatures 
averaged from 43 in the West to 46 in the East. Departure from normal high 
temperatures ranged from 16 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 32 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 8 
degrees cooler than normal in the West to 3 degrees cooler than normal in the East. 
The extreme high temperature for the period was 65 degrees at BENTON 4N and the 
extreme low was 18 degrees at CARBONDALE ASOS.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 1.38 inches statewide which was 0.46 
inches above normal and 151% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, 
West 0.77 inches, Central 1.68 inches, Bluegrass 1.44 inches and East 1.61 inches, 
which was -0.31, 0.72, 0.65 and 0.78 inches respectively from normal. By station, 
precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.14 inches at POPLAR BLUFF ASOS to a high 
of 2.59 inches at GREENVILLE 6N. 

Summarized and averaged data for the period 20181112 to 20181118(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)             43  -16   31   -8   37  -12   0.77  -0.31   71   65   18
CENTRAL(CD2)          44  -14   31   -7   38  -10   1.68   0.72  175   64   25
BLUEGRASS(CD3)        42  -15   31   -6   36  -11   1.44   0.65  182   62   22
EAST(CD4)             46  -13   32   -3   39   -8   1.61   0.78  194   63   22
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STATE                 44  -14   31   -6   38  -10   1.38   0.46  151   65   18


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

Below Normal Temperatures and Above Normal Rainfall:

Kentucky saw a second straight week of above normal precipitation with a state 
average over two inches for the period. The brunt of the rainfall fell Monday night 
as widespread showers formed ahead of a cold front. A very moist air mass in place 
led to moderate to heavy rainfall at times and produced between 1 and 2 inches across 
much of the Commonwealth with this system alone. Numerous to widespread showers 
formed yet again Thursday night and into Friday with highest accumulations closer to 
an inch across Eastern Kentucky. Overall, it has been a very wet start to November 
with data at the Ag Weather Center showing a state average of 3.27 inches through the 
first eleven days of the month. Behind the second system, the coldest temperatures 
of the fall season were seen Saturday and Sunday mornings with temperatures dipping 
into the upper teens to middle 20s for much of the state.

Temperatures for the period averaged 45 degrees across the state which was 5 degrees 
cooler than normal and 8 degrees cooler than the previous period. High temperatures 
averaged from 52 in the West to 54 in the East. Departure from normal high 
temperatures ranged from 11 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 8 degrees 
cooler than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 37 degrees in the 
West to 38 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 4 
degrees cooler than normal in the West to 2 degrees warmer than normal in the East. 
The extreme high temperature for the period was 71 degrees at WHITESBURG 2NW and the 
extreme low was 16 degrees at BRANDENBURG 4SW.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 2.06 inches statewide which was 1.28 
inches above normal and 263% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, 
West 1.60 inches, Central 2.25 inches, Bluegrass 2.14 inches and East 2.24 inches, 
which was 0.69, 1.43, 1.45 and 1.53 inches above normal. By station, precipitation 
totals ranged from a low of 0.59 inches at FORT KNOX to a high of 3.62 inches at 
CYNTHIANA 8N. 

Summarized and averaged data for the period 20181105 to 20181111(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)             52  -11   37   -4   45   -7   1.60   0.69  176   67   18
CENTRAL(CD2)          53   -8   38   -2   45   -5   2.25   1.43  274   69   16
BLUEGRASS(CD3)        50  -10   37   -2   43   -6   2.14   1.45  310   65   18
EAST(CD4)             54   -8   38    2   46   -3   2.24   1.53  315   71   18
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STATE                 52  -10   38   -1   45   -5   2.06   1.28  263   71   16


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Kentucky Climate Summary 
For the Period October 29 to November 4, 2018

Near Normal Temperatures and Above Normal Rainfall:

The period started with near perfect weather in place as high pressure slowly worked 
across the area. This feature provided dry weather, mostly sunny skies, and warming 
temperatures, peaking in the upper 60s to middle 70s on Tuesday. Conditions 
deteriorated on Halloween and the first day of November as a cold front was very slow 
to work through the region. Widespread rains fell across the Commonwealth, but the 
majority of the soaking rainfall fell across Western Kentucky and areas northeast up 
into the Bluegrass. Many in this area saw 2 to 4+ inches for the week. Areas to the 
southeast missed out on much of the rainfall as the boundary stalled and only 
averaged a quarter to 1 inch for the week. Additional rain fell Friday and Sunday, but 
with much less in the way of any accumulations.

Temperatures for the period averaged 53 degrees across the state which was near
normal and 2 degrees warmer than the previous period. High temperatures 
averaged from 63 in the West to 63 in the East. Departure from normal high 
temperatures ranged from 2 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 2 degrees 
cooler than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 45 degrees in the 
West to 43 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 2 
degrees warmer than normal in the West to 5 degrees warmer than normal in the East. 
The extreme high temperature for the period was 80 degrees at PADUCAH ASOS and the
extreme low was 30 degrees at CAMPBELLSVILLE 7W.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 1.64 inches statewide which was 0.88 
inches above normal and 215% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, 
West 3.20 inches, Central 1.28 inches, Bluegrass 1.75 inches and East 0.34 inches, 
which was 2.35, 0.49, 1.05 and -0.37 inches respectively from normal. By station, 
precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.07 inches at PAINTSVILLE 4W to a high of 
5.18 inches at PADUCAH ASOS. 

Summarized and averaged data for the period 20181029 to 20181104(Last 7 Days)
(Not for Legal purposes. Departure from Norms based on climate divisional Averages)

                            AIR TEMPERATURE          PRECIPITATION    ExtremeTemp
STATION              MAX  DEV  MIN  DEV  AVR  DEV  TOTAL   DEV  %NORM  HI   LO
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
WEST(CD1)             63   -2   45    2   54    0   3.20   2.35  376   80   31
CENTRAL(CD2)          63   -1   44    3   53    0   1.28   0.49  162   74   30
BLUEGRASS(CD3)        61   -1   44    3   53    1   1.75   1.05  250   73   32
EAST(CD4)             63   -2   43    5   53    2   0.34  -0.37   48   77   30
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STATE                 62   -2   44    3   53    0   1.64   0.88  215   80   30


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

Below Normal Temperatures and Rainfall:

Cool conditions pushed Kentucky to a second straight week of below normal 
temperatures. The cold was most noteworthy Monday morning as the majority of state 
dropped below freezing, into the upper 20s to low 30s. The first half of the workweek 
remained dry, but an area of low pressure sparked widespread light showers Thursday 
night and into Friday. Scattered coverage remained on Saturday, before a final round 
on Sunday with the passage of a cold front. All together, the state averaged about a 
half inch, a bit less across Western Kentucky and more so across Eastern Kentucky.  The 
frontal passage to end the period was accompanied by another round of high winds with 
gusts in excess of 40 mph at times.

Temperatures for the period averaged 48 degrees across the state which was 8 degrees 
cooler than normal and 4 degrees cooler than the previous period. High temperatures 
averaged from 60 in the West to 57 in the East. Departure from normal high 
temperatures ranged from 9 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 11 degrees 
cooler than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 40 degrees in the 
West to 38 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 5 
degrees cooler than normal in the West to 2 degrees cooler than normal in the East. 
The extreme high temperature for the period was 74 degrees at PADUCAH ASOS and the 
extreme low was 26 degrees at HENDERSON 5E.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.47 inches statewide which was 0.25 
inches below normal and 66% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 
0.31 inches, Central 0.49 inches, Bluegrass 0.43 inches and East 0.66 inches, which 
was 0.49, 0.23, 0.23 and 0.02 inches below normal. By station, precipitation totals 
ranged from a low of 0.17 inches at OWENSBORO AWSS to a high of 1.24 inches at 
WHITLEY CITY 3N. 

Summarized and averaged data for the period 20181022 to 20181028(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)             62   -7   41   -4   51   -6   0.31  -0.50   38   75   29
CENTRAL(CD2)          60   -7   40   -4   50   -5   0.49  -0.25   66   71   29
BLUEGRASS(CD3)        57   -9   39   -4   48   -6   0.44  -0.23   66   68   29
EAST(CD4)             59   -9   39   -1   49   -5   0.71   0.02  103   69   27
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STATE                 60   -8   40   -3   50   -5   0.49  -0.24   67   75   27


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

Below Normal Temperatures and Above Normal Rainfall:

The passage of multiple cold fronts kept a cooler air mass situated over the 
Bluegrass State for much of the period. Frost Advisories and Freeze Warnings were 
issued on multiple occasions. Most of the state saw extreme low temperatures drop 
into the upper 20s to middle 30s at some point over the past week. This was 
especially the case Saturday night, behind the passage of a strong cold front. This 
frontal boundary was the focus for high winds late Saturday with gusts in excess of 
40 mph at times. Overall, the state average temperature for the week was 7 degrees 
below normal, which broke a seven week streak of above normal temperatures. 
Precipitation averaged about an inch with a couple widespread rounds of light to 
moderate showers, one coming on Monday and the other on Friday, carring over into 
the early stages of Saturday.

Temperatures for the period averaged 50 degrees across the state which was 7 degrees 
cooler than normal and 12 degrees cooler than the previous period. High temperatures 
averaged from 61 in the West to 60 in the East. Departure from normal high 
temperatures ranged from 10 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 10 degrees 
cooler than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 40 degrees in the 
West to 43 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 6 
degrees cooler than normal in the West to 1 degree warmer than normal in the East. 
The extreme high temperature for the period was 74 degrees at BURKESVILLE 3W and the 
extreme low was 26 degrees at HENDERSON 5E.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 1.06 inches statewide which was 0.36 
inches above normal and 151% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, 
West 0.96 inches, Central 1.62 inches, Bluegrass 0.72 inches and East 0.94 inches, 
which was 0.2, 0.91, 0.06 and 0.27 inches above normal. By station, precipitation 
totals ranged from a low of 0.11 inches at CARROLLTON 2E to a high of 2.82 inches 
at RUSSELLVILLE 2W. 

Summarized and averaged data for the period 20181015 to 20181021(Last 7 Days)
(Not for Legal purposes. Departure from Norms based on climate divisional Averages)

                            AIR TEMPERATURE          PRECIPITATION    ExtremeTemp
STATION              MAX  DEV  MIN  DEV  AVR  DEV  TOTAL   DEV  %NORM  HI   LO
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
WEST(CD1)             61  -10   40   -6   50   -9   0.96   0.20  126   72   26
CENTRAL(CD2)          61   -8   41   -4   51   -6   1.62   0.91  228   74   28
BLUEGRASS(CD3)        59   -9   39   -6   49   -7   0.72   0.06  109   71   29
EAST(CD4)             60  -10   43    1   52   -4   0.94   0.27  140   74   29
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
STATE                 60  -10   41   -4   50   -7   1.06   0.36  151   74   26


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

Above Normal Temperatures and Rainfall:

The transitional season of fall to cooler weather was in full effect this period. The 
week started with unseasonably warm temperatures and mostly dry conditions in place. 
High temperatures jumped into the mid to upper 80s on Monday and Tuesday, before a 
strong cold front pushed through the area on Wednesday. The boundary was the focus 
for periods of showers through the day, but the bigger story was an abrupt change to 
fall weather. Behind the front, northwest flow ushered much cooler and drier air into 
the Bluegrass State for the second half of the week. Low temperatures dropped into 
the upper 30s to middle 40s both Friday and Saturday mornings. Even had some spots drop 
into the middle 30s. Additional disturbances moved through the area over the weekend, 
sparking light to occasionally moderate showers. Overall, the state averaged 0.80 
inches for the week, which was slightly above normal for this time of year.

Temperatures for the period averaged 62 degrees across the state which was 3 degrees 
warmer than normal and 14 degrees cooler than the previous period. High temperatures 
averaged from 70 in the West to 70 in the East. Departure from normal high 
temperatures ranged from 4 degrees 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 54 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 8 
degrees warmer than normal in the West to 10 degrees warmer than normal in the 
East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 90 degrees at OWENSBORO AWSS 
and the extreme low was 35 degrees at HENDERSON 5E.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.80 inches statewide which was 0.06 
inches above normal and 108% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, 
West 0.79 inches, Central 0.80 inches, Bluegrass 0.70 inches and East 0.90 inches, 
which was 0.04, 0.03, -0.01 and 0.16 inches respectively from normal. By station, 
precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.00 inches at MONTICELLO AWOS to a high of 
2.18 inches at BURKESVILLE 3W. 

Summarized and averaged data for the period 20181008 to 20181014(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   -4   56    8   63    2   0.79   0.04  105   90   35
CENTRAL(CD2)          71    0   55    7   63    4   0.80   0.03  104   89   36
BLUEGRASS(CD3)        69   -1   54    7   62    3   0.70  -0.01   99   88   36
EAST(CD4)             70   -1   54   10   62    4   0.90   0.16  122   88   37
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
STATE                 70   -2   55    8   62    3   0.80   0.06  108   90   35


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

Well Above Normal Temperatures and Below Normal Rainfall:

Unseasonably warm and dry for much of the Bluegrass State over the past 7 days. 
Showers and thunderstorms were mostly scattered at the start and midpoint of the 
workweek. Then summer-like conditions provided very warm and muggy weather with only 
isolated showers and thunderstorms for the remainder of the workweek and weekend. 
Western Kentucky missed out on much of the rainfall and averaged less than a tenth of 
an inch, while the rest of the state was around a half. Temperature-wise, highs 
jumped into the upper 80s to low 90s at times across the state. Normal high 
temperatures for the first week of October are in the low to middle 70s. Kentucky has 
now seen six straight weeks of above normal temperatures.

Temperatures for the period averaged 76 degrees across the state which was 14 degrees 
warmer than normal and 8 degrees warmer than the previous period. High temperatures 
averaged from 88 in the West to 84 in the East. Departure from normal high 
temperatures ranged from 12 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 10 degrees 
warmer than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 67 degrees in the 
West to 65 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 16 
degrees warmer than normal in the West to 18 degrees warmer than normal in the 
East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 92 degrees at GREENVILLE 6N and 
the extreme low was 54 degrees at CARBONDALE ASOS.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.47 inches statewide which was 0.33 
inches below normal and 59% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 
0.09 inches, Central 0.48 inches, Bluegrass 0.65 inches and East 0.65 inches, which 
was 0.73, 0.36, 0.09 and 0.14 inches below normal. By station, precipitation totals 
ranged from a low of 0.00 inches at BARBOURVILLE 3E to a high of 3.88 inches at 
LEXINGTON APT. 

Summarized and averaged data for the period 20181001 to 20181007(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   12   67   16   77   14   0.09  -0.73   11   92   54
CENTRAL(CD2)          86   12   66   16   76   14   0.48  -0.36   57   92   56
BLUEGRASS(CD3)        84   11   66   17   75   14   0.65  -0.09   88   89   55
EAST(CD4)             84   10   65   18   74   13   0.65  -0.14   82   91   56
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STATE                 86   12   66   17   76   14   0.47  -0.33   59   92   54


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Kentucky Climate Summary 
For the Period September 24 to September 30, 2018

Above Normal Temperatures and Well Above Normal Rainfall:

Carrying over from the previous weekend, a wet pattern continued through Thursday 
with daily showers and some storms. A combination of frontal passages and 
disturbances aloft sparked this activity within a very moist air mass. Rainfall was 
widespread at times and did aggravate ongoing flooding issues from the weekend before 
with already saturated grounds for many locations. A week after averaging 2.19 
inches, the Commonwealth turned around and averaged another 2.58 inches.  Preliminary 
data from the Ag Weather Center suggest September 2018 will place in the top 5 
wettest September’s on record for the state of Kentucky. Following the passage of a 
disturbance aloft on Thursday, dry conditions and seasonable temperatures worked into 
the area for the remainder of the period.

Temperatures for the period averaged 67 degrees across the state which was 2 degrees 
warmer than normal and 8 degrees cooler than the previous period. High temperatures 
averaged from 76 in the West to 74 in the East. Departure from normal high 
temperatures ranged from 2 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 2 degrees 
cooler than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 60 degrees in the 
West to 60 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 6 
degrees warmer than normal in the West to 9 degrees warmer than normal in the East. 
The extreme high temperature for the period was 86 degrees at PADUCAH ASOS and the 
extreme low was 45 degrees at CINCINNATI.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 2.58 inches statewide which was 1.74 
inches above normal and 306% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, 
West 2.49 inches, Central 2.69 inches, Bluegrass 2.44 inches and East 2.69 inches, 
which was 1.63, 1.77, 1.68 and 1.86 inches above normal. By station, precipitation 
totals ranged from a low of 0.75 inches at OWENSBORO AWSS to a high of 4.21 inches at 
YELLOW CREEK. 

Summarized and averaged data for the period 20180924 to 20180930(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   -2   60    6   68    2   2.49   1.63  290   86   46
CENTRAL(CD2)          75   -1   60    7   67    2   2.69   1.77  292   84   50
BLUEGRASS(CD3)        73   -2   58    6   65    1   2.44   1.68  321   83   45
EAST(CD4)             74   -2   60    9   67    4   2.69   1.86  324   84   50
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STATE                 74   -2   60    8   67    2   2.58   1.74  306   86   45


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Kentucky Climate Summary 
For the Period September 17 to September 23, 2018

Above Normal Temperatures and Well Above Normal Rainfall:
 
This past week added to an already wet month for the Bluegrass State. Starting 
out, the remnant low of Florence drifted north across the eastern border of 
Kentucky on Monday. Light to moderate showers continued to fall across primarily 
the eastern half of the state, before the system moved out of the area that 
night. Summer heat and isolated afternoon storms then returned the next few 
days. Highs jumped into the low to middle 90s, much above normal highs of upper 
70s to low 80s for this time of year. With that said, a strong cold front passed 
through the area Friday and Friday night. Ahead and along the boundary, 
thunderstorms developed within an unstable atmosphere, even forming a line at 
one point, producing gusty winds and heavy rain. While cooler temperatures 
arrived for the first day of fall on Saturday, the frontal passage signaled the 
start of a very active weekend in which several rounds of showers pushed through 
the state. Steady moderate showers even led to substantial flooding across 
portions of the Southern Bluegrass and Northeast Kentucky. Overall, the state 
averaged 1.75 inches over the past 3 days and 2.19 inches for the week. 

Temperatures for the period averaged 75 degrees across the state which was 8 
degrees warmer than normal and 4 degrees warmer than the previous period. High 
temperatures averaged from 86 in the West to 81 in the East. Departure from 
normal high temperatures ranged from 5 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 
2 degrees warmer than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 66 
degrees in the West to 67 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 99 degrees at MADISONVILLE 4S and the extreme low was 57 degrees at ALEXANDRIA 
5NW.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 2.19 inches statewide which was 
1.36 inches above normal and 263% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate 
division, West 1.48 inches, Central 2.29 inches, Bluegrass 2.46 inches and East 
2.52 inches, which was 0.63, 1.38, 1.71 and 1.7 inches above normal. By station, 
precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.29 inches at EVANSVILLE ASOS to a 
high of 5.20 inches at MUNFORDVILLE 6E. 

Summarized and averaged data for the period 20180917 to 20180923(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)             86    5   66    9   76    7   1.48   0.63  174   99   59
CENTRAL(CD2)          84    5   67   11   75    7   2.29   1.38  252   95   60
BLUEGRASS(CD3)        81    3   66   11   74    7   2.46   1.71  328   92   57
EAST(CD4)             81    2   67   13   74    8   2.52   1.70  307   94   58
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STATE                 83    4   66   10   75    8   2.19   1.36  263   99   57


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Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period September 10 to September 16, 2018

Above Normal Temperatures and Below Normal Rainfall:

Tropical Depression Florence started working through Kentucky over the latter half of 
the weekend. This became the third tropical system to make an appearance across the 
Commonwealth this year, along with remnants of Alberto and Gordon. Light to 
occasionally moderate showers associated with Florence were mainly confined to the 
eastern half of the state and for many, was the only precipitation seen for the week. 
While Eastern Kentucky averaged just over a half inch for the period, Western and 
Central Kentucky did not receive any significant rainfall. Most across this area 
either did not see accumulations or totals were below a tenth of an inch. 

Temperatures for the period averaged 72 degrees across the state which was 2 degrees 
warmer than normal and 6 degrees cooler than the previous period. High temperatures 
averaged from 83 in the West to 80 in the East. Departure from normal high 
temperatures ranged from near normal in the West to 1 degree cooler than 
normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 62 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 8 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The 
extreme high temperature for the period was 95 degrees at MADISONVILLE 4S and the 
extreme low was 52 degrees at CALHOUN 5NW.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.16 inches statewide which was 0.68 
inches below normal and 19% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 
0.01 inches, Central 0.03 inches, Bluegrass 0.06 inches and East 0.54 inches, which 
was 0.85, 0.91, 0.7 and 0.28 inches below normal. By station, precipitation totals 
ranged from a low of 0.00 inches at BENTON 4N to a high of 1.36 inches at MIDDLESBORO AWOS. 

Summarized and averaged data for the period 20180910 to 20180916(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)             83    0   62    2   73    1   0.01  -0.85    1   95   52
CENTRAL(CD2)          79   -3   63    4   71    1   0.03  -0.91    3   92   52
BLUEGRASS(CD3)        78   -3   64    6   71    2   0.06  -0.70    8   91   56
EAST(CD4)             80   -1   65    8   73    4   0.54  -0.28   66   91   56
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STATE                 80   -2   64    6   72    2   0.16  -0.68   19   95   52


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Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period September 3 to September 9, 2018

Above Normal Temperatures and Much Above Normal Rainfall:

The remnants of Tropical Storm Gordon left much of the state wet and soggy this past 
period. The system started impacting the area on Wednesday as tropical moisture was 
pulled northward into the Ohio Valley. While showers and storms were scattered in 
nature on Wednesday and Thursday, coverage grew upscale Friday and over the weekend 
as the remnant system slowly worked across the area. The abundance of rainfall and 
high intensity at times led to several bouts of flash flooding and even sent some 
rivers into minor flood stages. While the state averaged a little over 2.5 inches 
for the week, much higher totals were seen across counties bordering the Ohio River, 
in addition to Northeastern Kentucky. Many were over 4 inches. Temperature-wise, 
above normal temperatures and high humidity continued over the first half of the week 
with highs jumping into the low to middle 90s. Saying that, cloud cover and rainfall 
from Gordon brought temperatures back below seasonable norms by the end of the week 
with highs on Sunday only in the 60s and 70s.

Temperatures for the period averaged 78 degrees across the state which was 6 degrees 
warmer than normal and no change to the previous period. High temperatures averaged 
from 87 in the West to 87 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures 
ranged from 1 degree 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 69 degrees in 
the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 7 degrees warmer than 
normal in the West to 10 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high 
temperature for the period was 98 degrees at GREENVILLE 6N and the extreme low was 57 
degrees at ALEXANDRIA 5NW.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 2.52 inches statewide which was 1.74 
inches above normal and 323% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, 
West 1.88 inches, Central 1.68 inches, Bluegrass 4.60 inches and East 1.90 inches, 
which was 1.14, 0.82, 3.87 and 1.11 inches above normal. By station, precipitation 
totals ranged from a low of 0.03 inches at MONTICELLO AWOS to a high of 8.79 inches 
at OWINGSVILLE 4S. 

Summarized and averaged data for the period 20180903 to 20180909(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)             87    1   69    7   78    4   1.88   1.14  254   98   61
CENTRAL(CD2)          86    2   70    9   78    5   1.68   0.82  195   94   63
BLUEGRASS(CD3)        84    1   68    7   76    4   4.60   3.87  630   93   57
EAST(CD4)             87    3   69   10   78    7   1.90   1.11  241   95   62
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STATE                 86    2   69    8   78    6   2.52   1.74  323   98   57


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Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period August 27 to September 2, 2018

Above Normal Temperatures and Below Normal Rainfall:

It may be the first week of September, but Kentucky saw some of the hottest 
temperatures of the year over the period. The state average maximum temperature of 
89 degrees for the week was only equaled one other time this year in early July. 
The majority of Kentucky saw peak temperatures in the low to middle 90s at some 
point. Normal high temperatures for early September run in the middle 80s. Combined 
with no relief from the muggy conditions, heat indices continued to run close to 100 
at times. Rainfall remained isolated to scattered throughout most of the week, 
keeping some areas dry, while others saw torrential rainfall. Central Kentucky 
and points east were around normal for the week, but Western Kentucky missed much of the 
activity and only averaged 0.44 inches.

Temperatures for the period averaged 79 degrees across the state which was 5 degrees 
warmer than normal and 6 degrees warmer than the previous period. High temperatures 
averaged from 90 in the West to 88 in the East. Departure from normal high 
temperatures ranged from 3 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 3 degrees 
warmer than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 70 degrees in the 
West to 68 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 98 degrees at MADISONVILLE 4S and the 
extreme low was 63 degrees at MONTICELLO AWOS.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.67 inches statewide which was 0.07 
inches below normal and 91% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 
0.44 inches, Central 0.73 inches, Bluegrass 0.67 inches and East 0.83 inches, which 
was -0.23, -0.06, -0.06 and 0.06 inches respectively from normal. By station, 
precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.00 inches at EVANSVILLE ASOS to a high of 
3.33 inches at HICKMAN 2E. 

Summarized and averaged data for the period 20180827 to 20180902(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)             90    3   70    6   80    4   0.44  -0.23   66   98   64
CENTRAL(CD2)          89    3   69    6   79    5   0.73  -0.06   92   94   64
BLUEGRASS(CD3)        88    4   69    7   78    5   0.67  -0.06   92   91   64
EAST(CD4)             88    3   68    7   78    5   0.83   0.06  108   94   63
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STATE                 89    4   69    6   79    5   0.67  -0.07   91   98   63


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Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period August 20 to August 26, 2018

Below Normal Temperatures and Rainfall:

Rainfall was scattered in coverage for most of the week, leading to quite different 
totals from one location to another. While some locations picked up more than an 
inch of rainfall, others were under a tenth. A couple rounds of storms early in the 
period ended on Tuesday with the passage of a cold front. Behind the boundary, much 
cooler and drier air filtered into the Bluegrass State, bringing the area a glimpse 
of fall. Highs only rose into the 70s midweek and lows dropped into the 50s. Saying 
that, the fall-like air mass was short lived as heat and humidity gradually returned 
over the weekend. By Sunday, high temperatures were back to around 90 with the heat
index in the middle 90s to around 100.

Temperatures for the period averaged 73 degrees across the state which was 2 degrees 
cooler than normal and 2 degrees cooler than the previous period. High temperatures 
averaged from 82 in the West to 82 in the East. Departure from normal high 
temperatures ranged from 6 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 63 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 
near normal in the West to 1 degree warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high 
temperature for the period was 94 degrees at GREENVILLE 6N and the extreme low was 
49 degrees at MCKEE 5S.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.55 inches statewide which was 0.27 
inches below normal and 67% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 
0.54 inches, Central 0.59 inches, Bluegrass 0.70 inches and East 0.37 inches, which 
was 0.2, 0.24, 0.12 and 0.51 inches below normal. By station, precipitation totals 
ranged from a low of 0.00 inches at MCKEE 5S to a high of 1.55 inches at CAMPBELLSVILLE 7W. 

Summarized and averaged data for the period 20180820 to 20180826(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)             82   -6   65    0   74   -3   0.54  -0.20   73   94   50
CENTRAL(CD2)          82   -4   65    1   73   -2   0.59  -0.24   71   93   52
BLUEGRASS(CD3)        81   -4   64    1   72   -2   0.70  -0.12   85   90   50
EAST(CD4)             82   -4   63    1   72   -2   0.37  -0.51   42   91   49
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STATE                 82   -4   64    0   73   -2   0.55  -0.27   67   94   49


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Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period August 13 to August 19, 2018

Near Normal Temperatures and Above Normal Rainfall:

Kentucky saw above normal rainfall for a third straight week as the Lower Ohio Valley 
was confined to yet another wet pattern. A combination of frontal boundaries and 
upper level disturbances sparked numerous rounds throughout the period, especially 
over the second half of the workweek. With a tropical air mass in place, storms 
produced torrential rainfall at times leading to excessive accumulations for some 
portions of Kentucky. This was the case for some North Central Kentucky counties, 
which received in excess of three inches over the period. Overall, Central Kentucky 
and the Bluegrass Region each averaged over two inches for the week, while Western 
and Eastern Kentucky were closer to an inch.   

Temperatures for the period averaged 76 degrees across the state which was near
normal and no change to the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 
87 in the West to 83 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged 
from 1 degree cooler than normal in the West to 3 degrees cooler than normal in 
the East. Low temperatures averaged from 68 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 3 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high 
temperature for the period was 94 degrees at MADISONVILLE 4S and the extreme low was 
58 degrees at RICHMOND 8E.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 1.70 inches statewide which was 0.84 
inches above normal and 198% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, 
West 0.87 inches, Central 2.34 inches, Bluegrass 2.50 inches and East 1.08 inches, 
which was 0.09, 1.49, 1.63 and 0.15 inches above normal. By station, precipitation 
totals ranged from a low of 0.13 inches at FORT CAMPBELL to a high of 5.45 inches at 
CINCINNATI. 

Summarized and averaged data for the period 20180813 to 20180819(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)             87   -1   68    2   78    1   0.87   0.09  112   94   59
CENTRAL(CD2)          85   -2   68    3   76    0   2.34   1.49  275   91   61
BLUEGRASS(CD3)        83   -3   66    2   75    0   2.50   1.63  287   87   58
EAST(CD4)             83   -3   66    3   75    1   1.08   0.15  116   88   59
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STATE                 84   -3   67    2   76    0   1.70   0.84  198   94   58


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Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period August 6 to August 12, 2018

Above Normal Temperatures and Rainfall:

The state remained situated within an active pattern for a second straight week as 
Kentucky saw near daily bouts of showers and storms. While not everyone saw rainfall 
each day, the repetitive nature of the storms led to significant accumulations for 
much of Kentucky. The highest totals were seen across the Bluegrass, South-Central, 
and Southeastern Kentucky where 2+ inches was observed for many locations, even 
prompting some flooding issues. Portions of the Purchase area across Western 
Kentucky also benefited with an inch+. The much-welcomed rainfall occurred as the US 
Drought Monitor downgraded portions of the Purchase area into a Moderate drought with 
the latest update on Thursday. Until this period, Western Kentucky had gone three 
straight weeks of seeing below normal rainfall. While much of the state did see 
significant rainfall, one exception was counties bordering the Ohio River from Union 
County to roughly Jefferson, which received minimal amounts for the period.

Temperatures for the period averaged 77 degrees across the state which was 1 degree 
warmer than normal and 2 degrees warmer than the previous period. High temperatures 
averaged from 88 in the West to 84 in the East. Departure from normal high 
temperatures ranged from near normal in the West to 2 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 5 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The 
extreme high temperature for the period was 97 degrees at MADISONVILLE 4S and the 
extreme low was 61 degrees at MCKEE 5S.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 1.25 inches statewide which was 0.34 
inches above normal and 138% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, 
West 1.08 inches, Central 1.07 inches, Bluegrass 1.43 inches and East 1.42 inches, 
which was 0.22, 0.19, 0.55 and 0.42 inches above normal. By station, precipitation 
totals ranged from a low of 0.03 inches at EVANSVILLE ASOS to a high of 4.14 
inches at PIKEVILLE 13S. 

Summarized and averaged data for the period 20180806 to 20180812(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)             88    0   69    3   78    1   1.08   0.22  126   97   62
CENTRAL(CD2)          86   -1   68    3   77    1   1.07   0.19  122   96   62
BLUEGRASS(CD3)        85   -1   68    4   76    1   1.43   0.55  162   91   61
EAST(CD4)             84   -2   68    5   76    1   1.42   0.42  142   92   61
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STATE                 86   -1   68    4   77    1   1.25   0.34  138   97   61


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Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period July 30 to August 5, 2018

Near Normal Temperatures and Above Normal Rainfall:

An active pattern set up for much of the Bluegrass State over the first half of the 
week with multiple rounds of rainfall. The Bluegrass area of Northern Kentucky saw 
the brunt of the rainfall, averaging two inches for the week. While Central and 
Eastern Kentucky still averaged around an inch, Western Kentucky continued to see 
lower amounts compared to the rest of Kentucky. This was especially true for the 
Purchase area, where the US Drought Monitor expanded the area of ‘Abnormally dry’ 
conditions a bit farther east and north. Rain showers and cloud cover kept 
temperatures below seasonable norms through the first half of the week, but by the 
weekend, temperatures were once again back around 90 with summer-like humidity.

Temperatures for the period averaged 76 degrees across the state which was near 
normal and 2 degrees warmer than the previous period. High temperatures averaged 
from 86 in the West to 84 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged 
from 3 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 3 degrees cooler than normal in 
the East. Low temperatures averaged from 66 degrees in the West to 66 degrees in the 
East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 1 degree cooler than normal 
in the West to 2 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature 
for the period was 97 degrees at MADISONVILLE 4S and the extreme low was 56 degrees 
at MAYFIELD 6SW.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 1.21 inches statewide which was 0.24 
inches above normal and 125% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, 
West 0.79 inches, Central 1.07 inches, Bluegrass 2.01 inches and East 0.95 inches, 
which was -0.14, 0.13, 1.06 and -0.09 inches respectively from normal. By station, 
precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.01 inches at BOWLING GREEN APT to a high 
of 4.02 inches at OWINGSVILLE 4S.

Summarized and averaged data for the period 20180730 to 20180805(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)             86   -3   66   -1   76   -2   0.79  -0.14   85   97   56
CENTRAL(CD2)          85   -2   66    0   76   -1   1.07   0.13  114   94   61
BLUEGRASS(CD3)        84   -2   66    1   75   -1   2.01   1.06  212   92   61
EAST(CD4)             84   -3   66    2   75    0   0.95  -0.09   91   92   60
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STATE                 85   -2   66    0   76    0   1.21   0.24  125   97   56


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

Below Normal Temperatures and Rainfall:

Rainfall was minimal for most of the state over the course of the period. Other than 
a few rounds of isolated to scattered showers/storms through the workweek, high 
pressure kept the area dry. The state only averaged 0.18 inches and that number 
diminished to less than a tenth of an inch across Western and Central Kentucky. 
Western Kentucky missed out on much of the precipitation the week beforehand and has 
now gone two straight weeks with well below normal rainfall. This has pushed portions 
of far Western Kentucky into the ‘Abnormally Dry’ category by the US Drought Monitor. 
While it was dry, Kentucky continued to benefit from a break in temperatures and 
humidity. An upper level disturbance provided plenty of cloud cover early in the week 
to keep temperatures in the middle 70s to middle 80s. While increasing midweek, a 
cold front again brought temperatures and humidity back to seasonably cool and 
comfortable conditions for the weekend.

Temperatures for the period averaged 73 degrees across the state which was 4 degrees 
cooler than normal and 4 degrees cooler than the previous period. High temperatures 
averaged from 86 in the West to 83 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 64 degrees in the 
West to 63 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 3 
degrees cooler than normal in the West to 1 degree cooler than normal in the East. 
The extreme high temperature for the period was 95 degrees at POPLAR BLUFF ASOS and 
the extreme low was 54 degrees at MOREHEAD 4NE.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.18 inches statewide which was 0.79 
inches below normal and 19% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 
0.06 inches, Central 0.02 inches, Bluegrass 0.23 inches and East 0.41 inches, which 
was 0.87, 0.96, 0.74 and 0.6 inches below normal. By station, precipitation totals 
ranged from a low of 0.00 inches at BOWLING GREEN APT to a high of 2.32 inches at 
RICHMOND 8E. 

Summarized and averaged data for the period 20180723 to 20180729(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)             86   -3   64   -3   75   -3   0.06  -0.87    6   95   55
CENTRAL(CD2)          83   -5   63   -3   73   -4   0.02  -0.96    2   90   56
BLUEGRASS(CD3)        81   -6   63   -2   72   -4   0.23  -0.74   24   88   55
EAST(CD4)             83   -4   63   -1   73   -2   0.41  -0.60   41   90   17
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STATE                 83   -5   63   -2   73   -4   0.18  -0.79   19   95   17

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

Below Normal Temperatures and Above Normal Rainfall:

Damaging storms developed this past week, in addition to a long awaited break in 
summer heat. The main focus was Friday as the state sat within a very unstable air 
mass. Multiple rounds of severe storms moved through the area during the afternoon 
hours and carrying into the evening/overnight, producing everything from torrential 
rainfall, large hail, damaging winds, and even a few weak tornadoes. The majority of 
the severe weather and rainfall was situated across the Bluegrass and Central/Eastern 
Kentucky. In addition to activity early in the period and over the weekend, these 
areas averaged over two inches for the week. Western Kentucky missed out on much of 
the rainfall and averaged under a third of an inch. Temperature-wise, conditions 
were a bit cooler for the week, especially over the weekend as showers and cloud 
cover kept highs limited to the middle 70s to middle 80s. Overall, Kentucky temperatures 
averaged below normal for the week, which is the first time that had happened since 
the end of April.

Temperatures for the period averaged 76 degrees across the state which was 1 degree 
cooler than normal and 2 degrees cooler than the previous period. High temperatures 
averaged from 88 in the West to 85 in the East. Departure from normal high 
temperatures ranged from 2 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 2 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 1 
degree warmer than normal in the West to 2 degrees warmer than normal in the East. 
The extreme high temperature for the period was 96 degrees at POPLAR BLUFF ASOS and 
the extreme low was 55 degrees at PAINTSVILLE 4W.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 1.85 inches statewide which was 0.88 
inches above normal and 191% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, 
West 0.29 inches, Central 1.93 inches, Bluegrass 2.74 inches and East 2.43 inches, 
which was -0.64, 0.94, 1.80 and 1.42 inches respectively from normal. By station, 
precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.00 inches at CAMPBELLSVILLE 7W to a high 
of 5.86 inches at MCKEE 5S.

Summarized and averaged data for the period 20180716 to 20180722(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)             88   -2   69    1   78   -1   0.29  -0.64   31   96   59
CENTRAL(CD2)          86   -2   67    1   76   -1   1.93   0.94  195   94   58
BLUEGRASS(CD3)        83   -4   66    1   74   -2   2.74   1.80  291   90   56
EAST(CD4)             85   -2   66    2   75    0   2.43   1.42  241   92   55
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STATE                 86   -2   67    1   76   -1   1.85   0.88  191   96   55



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Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period July 09 to July 15, 2018

Above Normal Temperatures and Below Normal Rainfall:

The second week straight in July with dry conditions was unlike the very wet 
first-half of the year for the Bluegrass State. Several counties in the west did 
a little bit better on the rain than the remainder of the state pushing the 
western climate division above normal for rainfall. The west also had more of 
the heat than the remainder of the state but a couple of slightly cooler days 
occurred at mid-week. Yet, the trend of warmer than normal temperatures
continued for the week and for the past 11 weeks.

Temperatures for the period averaged 78 degrees across the state which was 1 
degree warmer than normal and 2 degrees cooler than the previous period. High 
temperatures averaged from 90 in the West to 88 in the East. Departure from 
normal high temperatures ranged from near  in the West to 1 degree warmer than 
normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 70 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 3 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The 
extreme high temperature for the period was 98 degrees at PADUCAH ASOS and the 
extreme low was 57 degrees at MONTICELLO AWOS.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.41 inches statewide which was 0.58 inches below normal and 41% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 1.10 inches, Central 0.28 inches, Bluegrass 0.08 inches and East 0.16 inches, which was 0.12, -0.72, -0.90 and -0.85 inches respectively from normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.00 inches at ALEXANDRIA 5NW to a high of 2.52 inches at CADIZ 4SW. Summarized and averaged data for the period 20180709 to 20180715(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) 90 0 70 2 80 1 1.10 0.12 112 98 62 CENTRAL(CD2) 88 0 68 2 78 1 0.28 -0.72 28 95 58 BLUEGRASS(CD3) 88 1 67 2 77 1 0.08 -0.90 8 94 58 EAST(CD4) 88 1 66 3 77 2 0.16 -0.85 16 93 57 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- STATE 88 0 68 2 78 1 0.41 -0.58 41 98 57 --- Kentucky Climate Summary For the Period July 2 to July 8, 2018 Above Normal Temperatures and Below Normal Rainfall: Oppressive heat continued across the Lower Ohio Valley for the first week of July. Temperatures peaked on the 4th and the 5th with highs getting into the low to middle 90s. Even some upper 90s in spots. ‘Heat Advisories’ and even some ‘Excessive Heat Warnings’ were issued as heat indices topped out around 110 degrees at times. Luckily, the Commonwealth did see a cold front push through the area on Friday. While temperatures stayed in the 80s for Saturday, conditions were noticeably less humid. Even with the frontal passage, the heat won out and led to a 10th straight week of above normal temperatures, dating back to the start of May. Looking at rainfall, coverage was scattered to numerous at times, but not nearly as frequent as weeks past. Still, torrential downpours continued to be an issue for anyone that did see a storm. Overall, the state averaged 0.62 inches for the week, but totals varied widely across Kentucky with the scattered coverage in place. While some saw in excess of 1.5 inches, other locations were less than a tenth of an inch. Temperatures for the period averaged 79 degrees across the state which was 3 degrees warmer than normal and 2 degrees warmer than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 90 in the West to 89 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 1 degree warmer than normal in the West to 3 degrees warmer than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 72 degrees in the West to 68 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 5 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 6 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 98 degrees at CAPE GIRARDEAU ASOS and the extreme low was 56 degrees at CYNTHIANA 8N. Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.62 inches statewide which was 0.37 inches below normal and 63% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 0.41 inches, Central 0.75 inches, Bluegrass 0.59 inches and East 0.73 inches, which was 0.59, 0.24, 0.37 and 0.28 inches below normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.00 inches at BIG SANDY to a high of 2.84 inches at BOWLING GREEN 4E. Summarized and averaged data for the period 20180702 to 20180708(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) 90 1 72 5 81 3 0.41 -0.59 41 98 62 CENTRAL(CD2) 89 2 71 6 80 4 0.75 -0.24 76 98 60 BLUEGRASS(CD3) 88 2 68 4 78 3 0.59 -0.37 61 97 56 EAST(CD4) 89 3 68 6 78 4 0.73 -0.28 72 98 58 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- STATE 89 2 70 6 79 3 0.62 -0.37 63 98 56 --- Kentucky Climate Summary For the Period June 25 to July 1, 2018 Above Normal Temperatures and Much Above Normal Rainfall: Excessively wet conditions were the highlight of the period. Kentucky saw several rounds of storms push through the region over the course of the week. The more intense period lasted from Monday through Thursday with clusters and lines of storms producing torrential rainfall, damaging winds and even a few confirmed tornadoes. Tropical-like downpours and repeated rounds of rainfall led to many bouts of localized flash flooding. Overall, the state averaged 2.70 inches for the week, which is the most Kentucky had seen in one week since February. While there was additional isolated to scattered activity over the weekend, the bigger story was the heat. Temperatures peaked in the low to middle 90s each day. Combined with dew points in the 70s, heat indices topped well over the century mark. This prompted a heat advisory to be issued for much of the western half of Kentucky and led to a ninth straight week of above normal temperatures for the Bluegrass State. The elevated heat continued to pose a concern for livestock as the heat stress index ran in the danger to emergency categories. Temperatures for the period averaged 78 degrees across the state which was 3 degrees warmer than normal and no change to the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 89 in the West to 85 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 71 degrees in the West to 68 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 96 degrees at MAYSVILLE 3SW and the extreme low was 61 degrees at PIKEVILLE 13S. Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 2.70 inches statewide which was 1.72 inches above normal and 274% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 2.97 inches, Central 3.36 inches, Bluegrass 2.09 inches and East 2.37 inches, which was 1.99, 2.39, 1.12 and 1.35 inches above normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.54 inches at TRIANGLE MOUNTAIN to a high of 6.15 inches at CAPE GIRARDEAU ASOS. Summarized and averaged data for the period 20180625 to 20180701(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) 89 1 71 5 80 3 2.97 1.99 303 94 66 CENTRAL(CD2) 87 1 70 6 79 4 3.36 2.39 346 94 62 BLUEGRASS(CD3) 84 -1 69 6 77 3 2.09 1.12 215 96 64 EAST(CD4) 85 0 68 7 76 3 2.37 1.35 232 95 61 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- STATE 86 0 70 6 78 3 2.70 1.72 274 96 61 --- Kentucky Climate Summary For the Period June 18 to June 24, 2018 Above Normal Temperatures and Rainfall: Heat and humidity has been unrelenting recently and that trend continued over the course of the period, especially early in the week. Continuing from the hot and humid weekend beforehand, temperatures on Monday and Tuesday reached into the upper 80s to middle 90s for much of the state. Combined with dew points in the 70s, heat indices topped out around 100 at times. This led the way in pushing Kentucky to an eighth straight week of above normal temperatures. In addition to the warmth, an active pattern led to several rounds of rainfall. Most of the time, storms remained isolated to scattered in coverage, but unlike recent weeks, the state did see a round of widespread showers on Thursday. Even with the scattered coverage, the repetitive nature of the storms did lead to accumulations of more than an inch for most of Kentucky. Temperatures for the period averaged 78 degrees across the state which was 4 degrees warmer than normal and 2 degrees warmer than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 86 in the West to 86 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 1 degree cooler than normal in the West to 2 degrees warmer 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 5 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 8 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 96 degrees at LOUISA 1S and the extreme low was 62 degrees at BARBOURVILLE 3E. Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 1.25 inches statewide which was 0.23 inches above normal and 123% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 1.18 inches, Central 1.15 inches, Bluegrass 1.33 inches and East 1.35 inches, which was 0.17, 0.14, 0.31 and 0.32 inches above normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.16 inches at MONTICELLO AWOS to a high of 4.00 inches at VANCEBURG 6W. Summarized and averaged data for the period 20180618 to 20180624(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) 86 -1 69 5 78 2 1.18 0.17 117 93 63 CENTRAL(CD2) 86 1 70 7 78 4 1.15 0.14 114 94 64 BLUEGRASS(CD3) 85 1 69 7 77 4 1.33 0.31 130 94 63 EAST(CD4) 86 2 68 8 77 5 1.35 0.32 131 96 62 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- STATE 86 1 69 7 78 4 1.25 0.23 123 96 62 --- Kentucky Climate Summary For the Period June 11 to June 17, 2018 Above Normal Temperatures and Near Normal Rainfall: The period opened with active weather continuing from the previous weekend. Multiple rounds of scattered to numerous storms formed on Monday and Tuesday as Kentucky sat within an unstable air mass. Heavy rain continued to lead to localized flooding at times, as a very moist air mass remained across the region. Strong to severe storms even formed Monday evening with some storms producing damaging winds and small hail. Overall, the state averaged an inch of rainfall, but just like previous weeks, the scattered coverage of the storms led to a wide range of accumulations. After the passage of a front late Wednesday and into the overnight, the remainder of the period was mostly dry, but with the thermometer on the climb. Temperatures and humidity peaked over the weekend with highs rising into the upper 80s to middle 90s and heat indices around 100 at times. This kept the livestock heat stress index running in the Danger category during the better part of the day. Temperatures for the period averaged 77 degrees across the state which was 5 degrees warmer than normal and 4 degrees warmer than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 90 in the West to 85 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 5 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 2 degrees warmer than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 70 degrees in the West to 65 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 7 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 7 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 97 degrees at BOWLING GREEN APT and the extreme low was 56 degrees at PAINTSVILLE 4W. Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 1.03 inches statewide which was 0.01 inches above normal and 101% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 0.97 inches, Central 0.87 inches, Bluegrass 1.31 inches and East 0.98 inches, which was 0.00, -0.15, 0.28 and -0.06 inches respectively from normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.00 inches at MONTICELLO AWOS to a high of 3.88 inches at STANFORD 4NE. Summarized and averaged data for the period 20180611 to 20180617(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) 90 5 70 7 80 6 0.97 0.00 100 96 63 CENTRAL(CD2) 88 4 67 6 78 5 0.87 -0.15 85 97 61 BLUEGRASS(CD3) 85 3 65 5 75 4 1.31 0.28 127 95 57 EAST(CD4) 85 2 65 7 75 4 0.98 -0.06 94 95 56 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- STATE 87 4 67 6 77 5 1.03 0.01 101 97 56 --- Kentucky Climate Summary For the Period June 4 to June 10, 2018 Above Normal Temperatures and Below Normal Rainfall: Through the first half of the work week, Kentucky saw dry, cooler, and noticeably less humid conditions, resulting in quite the difference compared to past weeks. Saying that, it turned into a rather short-lived break as heat and humidity returned over the second half. Highs on Friday peaked in the upper 80s to low 90s statewide, warmest temperatures across Western and Central Kentucky. This helped push the state to a sixth straight week of temperatures averaging above normal. While mostly dry conditions continued through Friday, an unstable atmosphere led to scattered to numerous showers and storms over the weekend. The highest coverage was seen on Sunday as multiple storm complexes progressed through Kentucky. Just like previous weeks, heavy rainfall, lightning, and occasional gusty winds continued to be the main hazards. Much of the rainfall on Sunday evening occurred after the data cut-off for this period and will be reflected in the report next week. Temperatures for the period averaged 73 degrees across the state which was 2 degrees warmer than normal and 2 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 4 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 1 degree warmer than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 64 degrees in the West to 58 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 95 degrees at CAPE GIRARDEAU ASOS and the extreme low was 49 degrees at CYNTHIANA 8N. Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.21 inches statewide which was 0.86 inches below normal and 20% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 0.26 inches, Central 0.12 inches, Bluegrass 0.23 inches and East 0.23 inches, which was 0.76, 0.96, 0.86 and 0.85 inches below normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.00 inches at ALBANY 1N to a high of 1.25 inches at HENDERSON 5E. Summarized and averaged data for the period 20180604 to 20180610(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 4 64 2 76 3 0.26 -0.76 25 95 55 CENTRAL(CD2) 85 3 61 1 73 2 0.12 -0.96 11 93 52 BLUEGRASS(CD3) 83 2 59 0 71 1 0.23 -0.86 21 92 49 EAST(CD4) 83 1 58 1 71 2 0.23 -0.85 21 92 49 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- STATE 85 3 60 0 73 2 0.21 -0.86 20 95 49 --- Kentucky Climate Summary For the Period May 28 to June 3, 2018 Above Normal Temperatures and Much Above Normal Rainfall: It may be early in the year to be talking about tropical storms, but Kentucky had to deal with the remnants of Subtropical Depression Alberto early in the period. Outer bands on the north side of Alberto started affecting the region on Monday with scattered to numerous showers/storms in place. More of the same followed on Tuesday and Wednesday as the remnants passed through Western Kentucky and north of the region. A very moist atmosphere in place with dew points in the 70s led storms producing torrential rainfall at times and in turn, localized flash flooding. While the state had already seen an abundant amount of rainfall, more rounds followed over the second half of the period, highlighted by a passing disturbance on Thursday with a couple rounds of strong to severe storms. While heavy rain and flooding continued to be an issue, these storms also produced damaging winds across much of the state. Overall, the state averaged nearly two inches for the week, but several locations across Western and Central Kentucky saw more than three. As a side note, temperatures continued to run above normal and based on preliminary data at the UK Ag Weather Center, this past month would be the warmest May on record for the state of Kentucky. Temperatures for the period averaged 76 degrees across the state which was 7 degrees warmer than normal and 2 degrees warmer than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 86 in the West to 82 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 4 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 2 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 9 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 11 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 92 degrees at EVANSVILLE ASOS and the extreme low was 61 degrees at PAINTSVILLE 4W. Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 1.86 inches statewide which was 0.75 inches above normal and 167% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 2.48 inches, Central 2.14 inches, Bluegrass 1.54 inches and East 1.28 inches, which was 1.39, 0.99, 0.45 and 0.16 inches above normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.23 inches at POPLAR BLUFF ASOS to a high of 5.77 inches at HOPKINSVILLE 6N. Summarized and averaged data for the period 20180528 to 20180603(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) 86 4 69 9 78 7 2.48 1.39 228 92 65 CENTRAL(CD2) 84 4 68 10 76 7 2.14 0.99 186 91 63 BLUEGRASS(CD3) 83 4 67 10 75 7 1.54 0.45 141 90 61 EAST(CD4) 82 2 66 11 74 6 1.28 0.16 114 90 61 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- STATE 84 4 68 10 76 7 1.86 0.75 167 92 61 --- Kentucky Climate Summary For the Period May 21 to May 27, 2018 Well Above Normal Temperatures and Below Normal Rainfall: Kentucky remained situated within a hot and humid air mass this past week. High temperatures continued to run solidly in the 80s, topping out Friday and into the weekend with the majority of the state in the middle 80s to around 90. Normal high temperatures for late May run in the upper 70s to low 80s. The state has now gone four straight weeks with above normal temperatures in place. Just like the previous period, the Bluegrass State saw scattered showers and storms develop during the afternoon and evening hours throughout much of the week. With a very moist air mass in place, heavy down pours continued to be an issue, in addition to frequent lightning and gusty winds at times. Overall, the state averaged 0.88 inches, but that number may be a bit misleading as the scattered nature led to a wide range of accumulations. While some received less than a quarter inch for the week, others saw in excess of two. Temperatures for the period averaged 74 degrees across the state which was 7 degrees warmer than normal and no change to the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 86 in the West to 83 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 66 degrees in the West to 64 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 9 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 12 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 94 degrees at EVANSVILLE ASOS and the extreme low was 53 degrees at BLACK MOUNTAIN ARC. Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.88 inches statewide which was 0.23 inches below normal and 79% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 0.54 inches, Central 0.85 inches, Bluegrass 1.02 inches and East 1.11 inches, which was 0.56, 0.31, 0.05 and 0.01 inches below normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.03 inches at GREENVILLE 6N to a high of 3.23 inches at MOREHEAD 4NE. Summarized and averaged data for the period 20180521 to 20180527(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) 86 6 66 9 76 7 0.54 -0.56 49 94 59 CENTRAL(CD2) 84 5 64 8 74 7 0.85 -0.31 73 90 56 BLUEGRASS(CD3) 84 7 63 8 73 7 1.02 -0.05 95 91 57 EAST(CD4) 83 5 64 12 73 8 1.11 -0.01 99 90 53 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- STATE 84 6 64 9 74 7 0.88 -0.23 79 94 36 --- Kentucky Climate Summary For the Period May 14 to May 20, 2018 Well Above Normal Temperatures and Above Normal Rainfall: A summerlike pattern continued for a second straight week, but unlike the previous period, Kentucky saw daily rounds of showers and storms. Each day was a near replay of the previous as scattered showers and storms fired each afternoon and evening, before diminishing overnight. While coverage was not widespread, much of Kentucky still managed to pick up more than inch for the week. This was mostly due to the very moist and unstable atmosphere in place, which led to torrential rainfall at times and in turn, localized flooding. Temperatures remained very warm for this time of year, peaking early in the week. Kentucky saw record heat on Monday as highs pushed into the upper 80s to low 90s statewide. Temperatures for the period averaged 74 degrees across the state which was 9 degrees warmer than normal and 4 degrees warmer than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 85 in the West to 83 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 7 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 6 degrees warmer than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 65 degrees in the West to 63 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 10 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 13 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 93 degrees at HENDERSON 5E and the extreme low was 58 degrees at BARBOURVILLE 3E. Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 1.23 inches statewide which was 0.09 inches above normal and 108% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 1.35 inches, Central 0.71 inches, Bluegrass 1.57 inches and East 1.29 inches, which was 0.19, -0.48, 0.49 and 0.18 inches respectively from normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.24 inches at HARDINSBURG 5SW to a high of 3.19 inches at MOREHEAD 4NE. Summarized and averaged data for the period 20180514 to 20180520(Last 7 Days) (Not for Legal purposes. Departure from Norms based on climate divisional Averages) AIR TEMPERATURE PRECIPITATION ExtremeTemp STATION MAX DEV MIN DEV AVR DEV TOTAL DEV %NORM HI LO -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- WEST(CD1) 85 7 65 10 75 8 1.35 0.19 116 93 61 CENTRAL(CD2) 84 7 65 11 74 9 0.71 -0.48 60 92 58 BLUEGRASS(CD3) 82 7 65 13 73 9 1.57 0.49 145 90 59 EAST(CD4) 83 6 63 13 73 10 1.29 0.18 116 93 58 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- STATE 84 7 64 11 74 9 1.23 0.09 108 93 58 --- Kentucky Climate Summary For the Period May 7 to May 13, 2018 Well Above Normal Temperatures and Below Normal Rainfall: It might be a month early, but it felt more like summer for much of the period. Temperatures and humidity gradually increased throughout the week. The Bluegrass State started with highs in the upper 60s to middle 70s on Monday and ended with middle 80s to low 90s on Sunday. The livestock heat stress index even increased into the danger category for short time periods late in the week during the afternoon and early evening hours. The summerlike conditions led to the first time since late February/early March that the Commonwealth had consecutive weeks of above normal temperatures. Other than some occasional isolated showers and storms through the workweek, Kentucky was dry for the majority of the period. In fact, the state was almost an inch below normal for the week. Temperatures for the period averaged 71 degrees across the state which was 8 degrees warmer than normal and 4 degrees warmer than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 84 in the West to 83 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 8 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 8 degrees warmer than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 60 degrees in the West to 58 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 7 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 11 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 91 degrees at MAYFIELD 6SW and the extreme low was 43 degrees at BRANDENBURG 4SW. Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.15 inches statewide which was 0.95 inches below normal and 14% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 0.10 inches, Central 0.22 inches, Bluegrass 0.11 inches and East 0.17 inches, which was 1.06, 0.94, 0.91 and 0.89 inches below normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.00 inches at BENTON 4N to a high of 0.62 inches at MUNFORDVILLE 6E. Summarized and averaged data for the period 20180507 to 20180513(Last 7 Days) (Not for Legal purposes. Departure from Norms based on climate divisional Averages) AIR TEMPERATURE PRECIPITATION ExtremeTemp STATION MAX DEV MIN DEV AVR DEV TOTAL DEV %NORM HI LO -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- WEST(CD1) 84 8 60 7 72 8 0.10 -1.06 9 91 46 CENTRAL(CD2) 83 8 59 8 71 8 0.22 -0.94 19 89 43 BLUEGRASS(CD3) 81 8 59 9 70 8 0.11 -0.91 11 88 43 EAST(CD4) 83 8 58 11 70 9 0.17 -0.89 16 91 46 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- STATE 83 8 59 9 71 8 0.15 -0.95 14 91 43 --- Kentucky Climate Summary For the Period April 30 to May 6, 2018 Above Normal Temperatures and Rainfall: The first couple days of May featured dry conditions and above normal temperatures as high pressure took control of the Ohio Valley early in the period. By Wednesday, high temperatures soared into the low to middle 80s behind breezy southwest flow and it even felt a bit humid outside as dew points inched into the 60s. Showers and storms then returned for the latter half of the period, starting with a weakening line of storms on Thursday morning pushing east. Scattered to numerous showers and storms followed on Friday with the passage of a cold front, before coverage turned widespread for Derby Day. In fact, Louisville International Airport recorded over three inches for the one-day period on Saturday. After another round of scattered storms Sunday afternoon/evening, Kentucky averaged 1.33 inches for the week, marking the second straight period of above normal rainfall. Temperatures for the period averaged 66 degrees across the state which was 5 degrees warmer than normal and 8 degrees warmer than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 78 in the West to 78 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 4 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 5 degrees warmer than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 57 degrees in the West to 53 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 6 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 8 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 90 degrees at LOUISA 1S and the extreme low was 28 degrees at BOONEVILLE 2S. Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 1.33 inches statewide which was 0.24 inches above normal and 122% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 1.02 inches, Central 1.59 inches, Bluegrass 1.49 inches and East 1.23 inches, which was -0.19, 0.47, 0.49 and 0.21 inches respectively from normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.11 inches at YELLOW CREEK to a high of 3.20 inches at LOUISVILLE APT. Summarized and averaged data for the period 20180430 to 20180506(Last 7 Days) (Not for Legal purposes. Departure from Norms based on climate divisional Averages) AIR TEMPERATURE PRECIPITATION ExtremeTemp STATION MAX DEV MIN DEV AVR DEV TOTAL DEV %NORM HI LO -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- WEST(CD1) 78 4 57 6 67 4 1.02 -0.19 84 86 33 CENTRAL(CD2) 77 4 56 7 67 6 1.59 0.47 142 88 30 BLUEGRASS(CD3) 76 5 55 7 65 5 1.49 0.49 149 85 31 EAST(CD4) 78 5 53 8 66 7 1.23 0.21 121 90 28 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- STATE 77 4 55 7 66 5 1.33 0.24 122 90 28 --- Kentucky Climate Summary For the Period April 23 to April 29, 2018 Below Normal Temperatures and Above Normal Rainfall: An area of low pressure aloft slowly progressed across the region to begin the period. This kept Kentucky in a wet pattern with bands of light to moderate rain showers moving through the area. In addition to some light rainfall on Thursday across the southern half of Kentucky, total accumulations for the week averaged just over an inch for the state. The clouds and precipitation kept temperatures below normal by day and above normal at night. Sunshine returned for the weekend, but a frontal passage early on Saturday kept temperatures below normal as high pressure filtered cooler air from Canada down into the Bluegrass State. In fact, lows on Saturday night/Sunday morning dipped into the low to middle 30s across the eastern half of Kentucky, leading to some patchy light frost. Temperatures for the period averaged 56 degrees across the state which was 3 degrees cooler than normal and 6 degrees warmer than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 66 in the West to 64 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 6 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 7 degrees cooler than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 49 degrees in the West to 48 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from near normal in the West to 5 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 76 degrees at LOUISVILLE APT and the extreme low was 29 degrees at BRANDENBURG 4SW. Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 1.16 inches statewide which was 0.11 inches above normal and 110% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 1.45 inches, Central 0.98 inches, Bluegrass 1.07 inches and East 1.12 inches, which was 0.25, -0.09, 0.10 and 0.15 inches respectively from normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.27 inches at FORT KNOX to a high of 3.42 inches at MAYFIELD 6SW. Summarized and averaged data for the period 20180423 to 20180429(Last 7 Days) (Not for Legal purposes. Departure from Norms based on climate divisional Averages) AIR TEMPERATURE PRECIPITATION ExtremeTemp STATION MAX DEV MIN DEV AVR DEV TOTAL DEV %NORM HI LO -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- WEST(CD1) 66 -6 49 0 58 -3 1.45 0.25 121 76 36 CENTRAL(CD2) 65 -6 48 1 57 -2 0.98 -0.09 92 76 29 BLUEGRASS(CD3) 63 -6 47 1 55 -3 1.07 0.10 110 74 29 EAST(CD4) 64 -7 48 5 56 -1 1.12 0.15 115 75 29 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- STATE 64 -7 48 2 56 -3 1.16 0.11 110 76 29 --- Kentucky Climate Summary For the Period April 16 to April 22, 2018 Below Normal Temperatures and Precipitation: Winter-like weather continues to make an appearance across the Bluegrass State. The period started with well below normal temperatures on Monday and even some bursts of intense snow showers that led to reduced visibilities at times. Lows that night dipped into the upper 20s to low 30s, which produced some patchy areas of frost. Temperatures quickly took a turn for the better on Tuesday and Wednesday with highs back in the 60s and 70s behind breezy southwesterly winds. Another cold front then moved through the area Wednesday and that night, producing a line of light to moderate showers. Yet again, this sent temperatures below normal. More frost followed the following couple of mornings, before warmth returned again over the weekend. The period closed with an upper level disturbance moving into the Ohio Valley on Sunday, producing showers across the southern half of the state. Overall, the state averaged just over a quarter inch for the week. Temperatures for the period averaged 50 degrees across the state which was 6 degrees cooler than normal and 6 degrees cooler than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 63 in the West to 64 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 7 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 5 degrees cooler than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 40 degrees in the West to 36 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 7 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 5 degrees cooler than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 83 degrees at JACKSON and the extreme low was 22 degrees at MONTICELLO AWOS. Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.29 inches statewide which was 0.7 inches below normal and 29% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 0.62 inches, Central 0.16 inches, Bluegrass 0.19 inches and East 0.19 inches, which was 0.52, 0.83, 0.72 and 0.73 inches below normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.00 inches at CAMPBELLSVILLE 7W to a high of 1.74 inches at MAYFIELD 6SW. Summarized and averaged data for the period 20180416 to 20180422(Last 7 Days) (Not for Legal purposes. Departure from Norms based on climate divisional Averages) AIR TEMPERATURE PRECIPITATION ExtremeTemp STATION MAX DEV MIN DEV AVR DEV TOTAL DEV %NORM HI LO -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- WEST(CD1) 63 -7 40 -7 51 -8 0.62 -0.52 54 81 26 CENTRAL(CD2) 61 -8 38 -7 49 -8 0.16 -0.83 16 80 24 BLUEGRASS(CD3) 58 -9 36 -7 48 -7 0.19 -0.72 21 77 28 EAST(CD4) 64 -5 36 -5 50 -5 0.19 -0.73 21 83 22 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- STATE 62 -7 38 -6 50 -6 0.29 -0.70 29 83 22 --- Kentucky Climate Summary For the Period April 9 to April 15, 2018 Above Normal Temperatures and Precipitation: High pressure kept the area dry through the workweek, but with a large swing in temperatures. With the center of the high situated east of the state on Monday and Tuesday, northerly flow kept temperatures well below normal. Lows dropped into the upper 20s to middle 30s on Tuesday night, prompting Freeze Warnings and Frost Advisories to be issued. As the high moved east of Kentucky on Wednesday, breezy southwest flow led to an abrupt warm up across the area, eventually hitting the upper 70s to low 80s on Friday. While it did get warm, a combination of high winds, low humidity, and dry fuels did lead to some fire weather concerns. Kentucky soils did get a chance to dry out through Friday, but rounds of rainfall returned over the weekend. A light and steady rainfall led to a soaking 1 to 2+ inches for most of Kentucky. Overall, the state averaged 1.40 inches, which led to a fourth straight week of above normal rainfall. Temperatures for the period averaged 56 degrees across the state which was 1 degree warmer than normal and 12 degrees warmer than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 65 in the West to 68 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 4 degrees cooler than normal in the West to near normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 46 degrees in the West to 44 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 1 degree warmer than normal in the West to 4 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 86 degrees at LOUISA 1S and the extreme low was 24 degrees at BRANDENBURG 4SW. Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 1.40 inches statewide which was 0.38 inches above normal and 137% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 1.56 inches, Central 1.41 inches, Bluegrass 1.37 inches and East 1.27 inches, which was 0.4, 0.37, 0.44 and 0.32 inches above normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.04 inches at MONTICELLO AWOS to a high of 3.34 inches at WHITLEY CITY 3N. Summarized and averaged data for the period 20180409 to 20180415(Last 7 Days) (Not for Legal purposes. Departure from Norms based on climate divisional Averages) AIR TEMPERATURE PRECIPITATION ExtremeTemp STATION MAX DEV MIN DEV AVR DEV TOTAL DEV %NORM HI LO -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- WEST(CD1) 65 -4 46 1 56 -1 1.56 0.40 134 84 26 CENTRAL(CD2) 66 -1 46 3 56 1 1.41 0.37 136 83 24 BLUEGRASS(CD3) 64 -1 45 3 55 2 1.37 0.44 147 82 25 EAST(CD4) 68 0 44 4 56 2 1.27 0.32 134 86 25 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- STATE 66 -1 45 2 56 1 1.40 0.38 137 86 24 --- Kentucky Climate Summary For the Period April 2 to April 8, 2018 Well Below Normal Temperatures and Above Normal Precipitation: Weather-wise, Kentucky went through a rollercoaster this past week, seeing glimpses of both winter and spring. Early in the week, focus was on severe weather. With the state located within an unstable air mass, strong to severe storms formed ahead and along a strong cold Tuesday evening and into the overnight. Several tornadoes were confirmed across Western and Central Kentucky, in addition to damaging winds. Ahead of the boundary, temperatures soared into the 70s, but then took quite the step back with the frontal passage and Canadian high pressure building into the Ohio Valley. Thursday morning lows dipped into the middle 20s to low 30s, prompting the first freeze warnings of the spring season to be issued as some agriculture becomes susceptible. While mild on Friday, another cold front pushed through the area Friday night. Precipitation transitioned to a wet snow and led to some minor accumulations with most under an inch. Skies cleared Saturday night and another freeze warning was issued with lows dipping again into the 20s. Even had several locations in the upper teens to low 20s. Temperatures for the period averaged 44 degrees across the state which was 8 degrees cooler than normal and 10 degrees cooler than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 54 in the West to 56 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 12 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 9 degrees cooler than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 36 degrees in the West to 34 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 7 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 3 degrees cooler than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 80 degrees at FORT CAMPBELL and the extreme low was 19 degrees at RICHMOND 8E. Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 1.34 inches statewide which was 0.35 inches above normal and 136% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 0.80 inches, Central 1.21 inches, Bluegrass 1.57 inches and East 1.80 inches, which was -0.29, 0.19, 0.67 and 0.86 inches respectively from normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.41 inches at CAPE GIRARDEAU ASOS to a high of 3.46 inches at JACKSON AIRPORT. Summarized and averaged data for the period 20180402 to 20180408(Last 7 Days) (Not for Legal purposes. Departure from Norms based on climate divisional Averages) AIR TEMPERATURE PRECIPITATION ExtremeTemp STATION MAX DEV MIN DEV AVR DEV TOTAL DEV %NORM HI LO -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- WEST(CD1) 54 -12 36 -7 45 -9 0.80 -0.29 73 80 25 CENTRAL(CD2) 54 -11 35 -6 45 -8 1.21 0.19 119 80 22 BLUEGRASS(CD3) 53 -9 33 -6 43 -8 1.57 0.67 174 79 19 EAST(CD4) 56 -9 34 -3 45 -6 1.80 0.86 191 79 19 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- STATE 54 -10 34 -6 44 -8 1.34 0.35 136 80 19 --- Kentucky Climate Summary For the Period March 26 to April 1, 2018 Above Normal Temperatures and Precipitation: As the growing season comes to a start, Kentucky grounds are saturated behind excessively wet conditions over the last week of March. From Tuesday through Friday, a frontal boundary remained in the vicinity of Kentucky and was the focus for multiple rounds of rainfall as disturbances passed overhead. A deep plume of moisture from the Gulf led to a very moist atmosphere and moderate to heavy rainfall from time to time. While the main show came over the course of the workweek, a couple more rounds arrived over the weekend. Overall, Kentucky averaged nearly two inches for the week, which led to a second straight week of above normal precipitation for Kentucky. Temperature-wise, highs jumped into the 50s and 60s on a daily basis. Even hit the 70s in some spots. This period marked the first time that Kentucky temperatures had averaged above normal since the first week of March. Temperatures for the period averaged 54 degrees across the state which was 4 degrees warmer than normal and 14 degrees warmer than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 61 in the West to 63 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 3 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 1 degree warmer than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 46 degrees in the West to 46 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 6 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 10 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 78 degrees at WHITESBURG 2NW and the extreme low was 29 degrees at BRANDENBURG 4SW. Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 1.95 inches statewide which was 0.93 inches above normal and 191% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 2.39 inches, Central 2.19 inches, Bluegrass 1.75 inches and East 1.47 inches, which was 1.29, 1.11, 0.83 and 0.48 inches above normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.29 inches at YELLOW CREEK to a high of 4.23 inches at CARBONDALE ASOS. Summarized and averaged data for the period 20180326 to 20180401(Last 7 Days) (Not for Legal purposes. Departure from Norms based on climate divisional Averages) AIR TEMPERATURE PRECIPITATION ExtremeTemp STATION MAX DEV MIN DEV AVR DEV TOTAL DEV %NORM HI LO -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- WEST(CD1) 61 -3 46 6 53 1 2.39 1.29 217 74 32 CENTRAL(CD2) 62 0 48 9 55 4 2.19 1.11 203 71 29 BLUEGRASS(CD3) 59 -1 45 8 52 4 1.75 0.83 190 69 29 EAST(CD4) 63 1 46 10 55 6 1.47 0.48 148 78 29 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- STATE 61 -1 46 8 54 4 1.95 0.93 191 78 29 --- Kentucky Climate Summary For the Period March 19 to March 25, 2018 Well Below Normal Temperatures and Above Normal Precipitation: The calendar said spring arrived on Tuesday, but it seemed to be nowhere in sight. For a third consecutive week, temperatures averaged below normal. Cold enough that Kentucky saw a couple more rounds of wintry weather, one on Tuesday/Tuesday night and another on Friday night/Saturday. The first event brought 5 to 10 inches of snow to portions of North Central Kentucky. 1 to 3 for other sections. Snow diminished on Wednesday, but with a combination of snow cover, mostly cloudy skies, and northwest flow, temperatures struggled to rise much. Clouds cleared that night with much of the state in the low to middle 20s and some in the upper teens. While it was dry on Thursday and Friday, another disturbance crossed the area on Friday night and into Saturday. Accumulating snow fell in the Bluegrass Region, but eventually transitioned to rain. This event pushed precipitation above normal for the week, marking the first time that had happened since late February. Temperatures for the period averaged 41 degrees across the state which was 7 degrees cooler than normal and 2 degrees cooler than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 53 in the West to 49 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 8 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 12 degrees cooler than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 37 degrees in the West to 31 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 2 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 3 degrees cooler than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 76 degrees at POPLAR BLUFF ASOS and the extreme low was 16 degrees at CYNTHIANA 8N. Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 1.64 inches statewide which was 0.6 inches above normal and 158% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 1.16 inches, Central 1.92 inches, Bluegrass 1.65 inches and East 1.84 inches, which was 0.05, 0.82, 0.71 and 0.83 inches above normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.43 inches at FORT CAMPBELL to a high of 3.06 inches at SHEPHERDSVILLE 6SE. Summarized and averaged data for the period 20180319 to 20180325(Last 7 Days) (Not for Legal purposes. Departure from Norms based on climate divisional Averages) AIR TEMPERATURE PRECIPITATION ExtremeTemp STATION MAX DEV MIN DEV AVR DEV TOTAL DEV %NORM HI LO -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- WEST(CD1) 53 -8 37 -2 45 -5 1.16 0.05 105 76 25 CENTRAL(CD2) 49 -11 34 -3 41 -8 1.92 0.82 175 67 19 BLUEGRASS(CD3) 46 -12 30 -5 38 -9 1.65 0.71 176 64 16 EAST(CD4) 49 -12 31 -3 40 -7 1.84 0.83 182 70 18 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- STATE 49 -11 33 -3 41 -7 1.64 0.60 158 76 16 --- Kentucky Climate Summary For the Period March 12 to March 18, 2018 Below Normal Temperatures and Precipitation: Even with spring right around the corner, Old Man Winter is making his presence known. The week started with a major winter storm in progress. A large portion of the state’s midsection received in upwards of 4 inches. The highest accumulations were saw around Lexington, Danville, and Richmond with 8 to 10 inches in spots. Unlike the snow events of 2015, Kentucky did not have Arctic air in place. In fact, temperatures rose above freezing into the upper 30s to low 40s on Monday. Saying that, the heavy/wet nature of the snow caused some trees to fall and corresponding power outages. Temperatures more typical of January continued through Wednesday with another round of wintry weather on Tuesday night. After a warm up to end the work week, more showers and even storms arrived for the first half of the weekend. Overall, the state averaged just over a half inch for the week, marking the third straight week of below normal precipitation for the state. Temperatures for the period averaged 42 degrees across the state which was 4 degrees cooler than normal and no change to the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 55 in the West to 52 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 4 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 6 degrees cooler than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 36 degrees in the West to 31 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 1 degree cooler than normal in the West to 1 degree cooler than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 78 degrees at BARBOURVILLE 3E and the extreme low was 17 degrees at HARRODSBURG 3N. Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.57 inches statewide which was 0.43 inches below normal and 57% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 0.49 inches, Central 0.57 inches, Bluegrass 0.51 inches and East 0.73 inches, which was 0.56, 0.48, 0.4 and 0.26 inches below normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.16 inches at BURLINGTON 4S to a high of 1.47 inches at WHITLEY CITY 3N. Summarized and averaged data for the period 20180312 to 20180318(Last 7 Days) (Not for Legal purposes. Departure from Norms based on climate divisional Averages) AIR TEMPERATURE PRECIPITATION ExtremeTemp STATION MAX DEV MIN DEV AVR DEV TOTAL DEV %NORM HI LO -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- WEST(CD1) 55 -4 36 -1 45 -3 0.49 -0.56 47 76 20 CENTRAL(CD2) 54 -4 34 -1 44 -2 0.57 -0.48 54 78 20 BLUEGRASS(CD3) 49 -6 30 -3 39 -5 0.51 -0.40 56 74 17 EAST(CD4) 52 -6 31 -1 42 -3 0.73 -0.26 74 78 17 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- STATE 52 -6 33 -1 42 -4 0.57 -0.43 57 78 17 --- Kentucky Climate Summary For the Period March 5 to March 11, 2018 Below Normal Temperatures and Precipitation: After a warm end to February and start to March, winter weather has made a return. Temperatures were warm early in the week, topping out in the upper 50s to low 60s on Tuesday, but a cold front moved through the area that night. Cloudy and cool conditions were seen on Wednesday, before temperatures took quite the plunge. Lows both Thursday and Friday mornings dipped into the 20s. This set the stage for snowfall to return. While the state did see some light rounds during the latter half of the workweek, more significant activity arrived for the weekend. The first round on Friday night brought a slushy one-inch of accumulation to the Bluegrass, in addition to portions of Central and Eastern Kentucky. This snow melted rather quickly with warm temperatures on Saturday, but a major winter storm then started to progress across the area later in the day on Sunday. Most of the precipitation from this system fell after the cutoff time for this period and will be addressed in the next weekly summary. Temperatures for the period averaged 41 degrees across the state which was 4 degrees cooler than normal and 6 degrees cooler than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 51 in the West to 50 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 6 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 7 degrees cooler than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 34 degrees in the West to 32 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 1 degree cooler than normal in the West to 1 degree warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 64 degrees at BOONEVILLE 2S and the extreme low was 15 degrees at MONTICELLO AWOS. Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.47 inches statewide which was 0.51 inches below normal and 48% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 0.69 inches, Central 0.50 inches, Bluegrass 0.39 inches and East 0.30 inches, which was 0.34, 0.53, 0.5 and 0.66 inches below normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.03 inches at ALEXANDRIA 5NW to a high of 1.66 inches at CAPE GIRARDEAU ASOS. Summarized and averaged data for the period 20180305 to 20180311(Last 7 Days) (Not for Legal purposes. Departure from Norms based on climate divisional Averages) AIR TEMPERATURE PRECIPITATION ExtremeTemp STATION MAX DEV MIN DEV AVR DEV TOTAL DEV %NORM HI LO -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- WEST(CD1) 51 -6 34 -1 43 -3 0.69 -0.34 67 62 19 CENTRAL(CD2) 50 -6 33 -1 42 -3 0.50 -0.53 49 64 17 BLUEGRASS(CD3) 46 -8 31 -1 39 -4 0.39 -0.50 44 61 19 EAST(CD4) 50 -7 32 1 41 -3 0.30 -0.66 31 64 15 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- STATE 49 -7 32 -1 41 -4 0.47 -0.51 48 64 15 --- Kentucky Climate Summary For the Period February 26 to March 4, 2018 Above Normal Temperatures and Below Normal Precipitation: Kentucky needed to see some drier conditions after getting drenched in February. While not completely dry, the state did see below normal precipitation for the period, breaking a three week streak of well above normal rainfall. The state averaged about a half inch over the course of Tuesday night through Thursday, ending with the passage of a cold front. The rest of the period remained dry and seasonably warm with high pressure in place. Temperatures for the period averaged 47 degrees across the state which was 4 degrees warmer than normal and 12 degrees cooler than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 58 in the West to 55 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 3 degrees warmer than normal in the West to near normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 39 degrees in the West to 37 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 5 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 7 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 68 degrees at BENTON 4N and the extreme low was 21 degrees at BOONEVILLE 2S. Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.53 inches statewide which was 0.45 inches below normal and 54% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 0.59 inches, Central 0.50 inches, Bluegrass 0.33 inches and East 0.71 inches, which was 0.5, 0.53, 0.53 and 0.22 inches below normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.06 inches at OWENSBORO AWSS to a high of 1.29 inches at WHITLEY CITY 3N. Summarized and averaged data for the period 20180226 to 20180304(Last 7 Days) (Not for Legal purposes. Departure from Norms based on climate divisional Averages) AIR TEMPERATURE PRECIPITATION ExtremeTemp STATION MAX DEV MIN DEV AVR DEV TOTAL DEV %NORM HI LO -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- WEST(CD1) 58 3 39 5 49 5 0.59 -0.50 54 68 28 CENTRAL(CD2) 57 3 38 6 48 5 0.50 -0.53 49 67 25 BLUEGRASS(CD3) 54 2 36 6 45 4 0.33 -0.53 38 66 22 EAST(CD4) 55 0 37 7 46 4 0.71 -0.22 76 68 21 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- STATE 56 2 38 6 47 4 0.53 -0.45 54 68 21 --- Kentucky Climate Summary For the Period February 19 to February 25, 2018 Well Above Normal Temperatures and Much Above Normal Precipitation: Flooding became a real problem over the course of the week as the state averaged almost four inches on top of already saturated grounds, which is nearly three inches above normal. The prolonged and widespread nature of this event made it unique. Widespread rains fell on a daily basis from Wednesday through the latter half of the weekend, ending with the passage of a strong to severe line of storms Saturday night. Many locations from Western Kentucky and up into the Bluegrass recorded more than 6 inches. This pushed many area rivers into minor/moderate flood stages. While the high rainfall totals were the big issue, the state did get to enjoy some very warm weather for late February, especially early in the workweek. High temperatures jumped into the upper 70s to low 80s on Tuesday behind breezy southwest flow. Some locations broke all-time record highs for the month of February. Temperatures for the period averaged 60 degrees across the state which was 20 degrees warmer than normal and 14 degrees warmer than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 66 in the West to 72 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 14 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 20 degrees warmer than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 49 degrees in the West to 54 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 18 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 27 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 82 degrees at BOONEVILLE 2S and the extreme low was 34 degrees at CAPE GIRARDEAU ASOS. Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 3.76 inches statewide which was 2.8 inches above normal and 394% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 5.48 inches, Central 4.15 inches, Bluegrass 3.78 inches and East 1.62 inches, which was 4.4, 3.12, 2.96 and 0.73 inches above normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.73 inches at BIG SANDY to a high of 7.48 inches at CAPE GIRARDEAU ASOS. Summarized and averaged data for the period 20180219 to 20180225(Last 7 Days) (Not for Legal purposes. Departure from Norms based on climate divisional Averages) AIR TEMPERATURE PRECIPITATION ExtremeTemp STATION MAX DEV MIN DEV AVR DEV TOTAL DEV %NORM HI LO -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- WEST(CD1) 66 14 49 18 58 16 5.48 4.40 507 81 34 CENTRAL(CD2) 68 17 53 23 61 20 4.15 3.12 403 82 38 BLUEGRASS(CD3) 66 17 49 21 57 18 3.78 2.96 461 80 37 EAST(CD4) 72 20 54 27 63 23 1.62 0.73 182 82 39 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- STATE 68 17 51 22 60 20 3.76 2.80 394 82 34 --- Kentucky Climate Summary For the Period February 12 to February 18, 2018 Well Above Normal Temperatures and Precipitation: Soils have become saturated across the majority of Kentucky with multiple rounds of passing rainfall. Kentucky averaged over 1.5 inches this period, marking the second straight week the state has exceeded that mark. While the week started with a wintry mix in place, temperatures quickly jumped by Tuesday and continued that trend through Thursday, ahead of a cold front. Most everyone in the state eventually got into the low to middle 70s. The warm temperatures were accompanied by abundant moisture being funneled into the region from the Gulf of Mexico. This led to moderate to heavy rain at times, pushing rivers and streams to start running high and prompting many river flood warnings to be issued. The two week state average now sits at 4.03 inches, which is over 2.25 inches above normal. To put that in perspective, average February rainfall for Kentucky is 3.68. Temperatures for the period averaged 47 degrees across the state which was 10 degrees warmer than normal and 10 degrees warmer than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 56 in the West to 56 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 7 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 7 degrees warmer than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 38 degrees in the West to 40 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 9 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 15 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 77 degrees at BOONEVILLE 2S and the extreme low was 19 degrees at CAPE GIRARDEAU ASOS. Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 1.71 inches statewide which was 0.81 inches above normal and 189% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 1.27 inches, Central 1.55 inches, Bluegrass 2.02 inches and East 2.00 inches, which was 0.26, 0.57, 1.24 and 1.16 inches above normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.92 inches at FORT CAMPBELL to a high of 3.06 inches at WHITLEY CITY 3N. Summarized and averaged data for the period 20180212 to 20180218(Last 7 Days) (Not for Legal purposes. Departure from Norms based on climate divisional Averages) AIR TEMPERATURE PRECIPITATION ExtremeTemp STATION MAX DEV MIN DEV AVR DEV TOTAL DEV %NORM HI LO -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- WEST(CD1) 56 7 38 9 47 8 1.27 0.26 126 77 19 CENTRAL(CD2) 56 8 39 11 47 9 1.55 0.57 158 77 23 BLUEGRASS(CD3) 53 7 36 10 45 9 2.02 1.24 259 74 20 EAST(CD4) 56 7 40 15 48 11 2.00 1.16 238 77 24 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- STATE 55 7 38 11 47 10 1.71 0.81 189 77 19 --- Kentucky Climate Summary For the Period February 5 to February 11, 2018 Near Normal Temperatures and Well Above Normal Precipitation: A very active period led to extremely high precipitation totals across the area. The first half of the week saw a continuation of winter weather. The most significant came Tuesday night and into Wednesday morning as low pressure moved northeast through the area. Precipitation fell as freezing rain on the north side of the system, resulting in impactful ice accumulations along the Ohio River around a tenth to quarter inch. Elsewhere to the south, most precipitation fell as rain with accumulations of 1 to 2 inches. Dry conditions prevailed for the end of the workweek, but a very slow moving frontal boundary led to a wet weekend. An additional two to three inches fell across South-Central and Southeastern Kentucky with a very moist atmosphere in place. This led to many flood warnings and advisories across the area. Overall, the state averaged over two inches of liquid precipitation at 2.32, the most in one week since the end of August and start of September last year. Temperatures for the period averaged 36 degrees across the state which was near normal and 4 degrees warmer than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 42 in the West to 48 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 5 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 1 degree warmer than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 27 degrees in the West to 31 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from near normal in the West to 7 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 68 degrees at WHITESBURG 2NW and the extreme low was 5 degrees at CARBONDALE ASOS. Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 2.32 inches statewide which was 1.44 inches above normal and 264% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 1.26 inches, Central 2.71 inches, Bluegrass 1.84 inches and East 3.46 inches, which was 0.29, 1.75, 1.08 and 2.63 inches above normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.23 inches at CAPE GIRARDEAU ASOS to a high of 5.42 inches at BARBOURVILLE 3E. Summarized and averaged data for the period 20180205 to 20180211(Last 7 Days) (Not for Legal purposes. Departure from Norms based on climate divisional Averages) AIR TEMPERATURE PRECIPITATION ExtremeTemp STATION MAX DEV MIN DEV AVR DEV TOTAL DEV %NORM HI LO -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- WEST(CD1) 42 -5 27 0 34 -3 1.26 0.29 130 64 5 CENTRAL(CD2) 45 -1 29 3 37 1 2.71 1.75 282 65 15 BLUEGRASS(CD3) 42 -2 28 4 35 1 1.84 1.08 242 63 12 EAST(CD4) 48 1 31 7 39 4 3.46 2.63 417 68 13 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- STATE 44 -2 29 4 36 0 2.32 1.44 264 68 5 --- Kentucky Climate Summary For the Period January 29 to February 4, 2018 Below Normal Temperatures and Precipitation: Throughout the period, the Bluegrass State saw several rounds of wintry weather, starting the forecast of Punxsutawney Phil on a good note that there will be six more weeks of winter. Regarding accumulations, all tended to stay on the light side. Most staying under an inch of snow with each passing round. This kept precipitation below normal for the week. Even with statewide precipitation below normal by an inch for the year, the US Drought Monitor only shows abnormally dry conditions showing up in Southeastern Kentucky as of the latest update. Temperatures were up and down throughout the week, ending the period only slightly below normal. Temperatures for the period averaged 33 degrees across the state which was 1 degree cooler than normal and 12 degrees cooler than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 42 in the West to 42 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 3 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 3 degrees cooler than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 25 degrees in the West to 24 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 1 degree cooler than normal in the West to 2 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 61 degrees at HICKMAN 2E and the extreme low was 6 degrees at CALHOUN 5NW. Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.57 inches statewide which was 0.28 inches below normal and 67% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 0.41 inches, Central 0.57 inches, Bluegrass 0.32 inches and East 0.99 inches, which was -0.51, -0.35, -0.41 and 0.17 inches respectively from normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.06 inches at CARBONDALE ASOS to a high of 1.60 inches at PIKEVILLE AWOS. Summarized and averaged data for the period 20180129 to 20180204(Last 7 Days) (Not for Legal purposes. Departure from Norms based on climate divisional Averages) AIR TEMPERATURE PRECIPITATION ExtremeTemp STATION MAX DEV MIN DEV AVR DEV TOTAL DEV %NORM HI LO -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- WEST(CD1) 42 -3 25 -1 34 -1 0.41 -0.51 45 61 6 CENTRAL(CD2) 42 -2 25 0 33 -1 0.57 -0.35 62 58 10 BLUEGRASS(CD3) 40 -2 24 1 32 0 0.32 -0.41 44 56 9 EAST(CD4) 42 -3 24 2 33 -1 0.99 0.17 121 59 8 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- STATE 42 -2 24 0 33 -1 0.57 -0.28 67 61 6 --- Kentucky Climate Summary For the Period January 22 to January 28, 2018 Well Above Normal Temperatures and Above Normal Precipitation: Kentucky enjoyed a rather warm week relative to where the state has been. Other than a short-lived cold spell midweek, much of the area saw highs jump into the 50s for the remainder of the period. After not seeing much precipitation the week before, Kentucky had a couple systems pass through the region throughout the period, one coming on Monday and the other on Saturday. Both brought a round of widespread rainfall. The Saturday event ended up being the more significant as a band of showers made slow progress across the state. Most of the Commonwealth saw between a half to one inch of accumulation. With that said, the Monday event did bring something that has not been seen in a while, a round of scattered thunderstorms that did lead to gusts around 50 mph for some locations. Temperatures for the period averaged 46 degrees across the state which was 13 degrees warmer than normal and 18 degrees warmer than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 54 in the West to 53 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 10 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 9 degrees warmer than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 39 degrees in the West to 37 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 14 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 15 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 68 degrees at LOUISA 1S and the extreme low was 14 degrees at MONTICELLO AWOS. Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.89 inches statewide which was 0.1 inches above normal and 113% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 1.05 inches, Central 0.95 inches, Bluegrass 0.83 inches and East 0.72 inches, which was 0.21, 0.11, 0.14 and -0.07 inches respectively from normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.19 inches at MONTICELLO AWOS to a high of 1.47 inches at MUNFORDVILLE 6E. Summarized and averaged data for the period 20180122 to 20180128(Last 7 Days) (Not for Legal purposes. Departure from Norms based on climate divisional Averages) AIR TEMPERATURE PRECIPITATION ExtremeTemp STATION MAX DEV MIN DEV AVR DEV TOTAL DEV %NORM HI LO -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- WEST(CD1) 54 10 39 14 46 12 1.05 0.21 125 64 22 CENTRAL(CD2) 54 11 41 17 47 14 0.95 0.11 113 63 20 BLUEGRASS(CD3) 51 10 38 16 45 13 0.83 0.14 120 63 18 EAST(CD4) 53 9 37 15 45 12 0.72 -0.07 91 68 14 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- STATE 53 10 39 16 46 13 0.89 0.10 113 68 14 --- Kentucky Climate Summary For the Period January 15 to January 21, 2018 Below Normal Temperatures and Precipitation: A second round of winter storms arrived to start the period. A slow moving band of light to moderate snow progressed across the area over the course of Monday and Tuesday. As opposed to the previous system, temperatures were cold enough for a total snow event. While liquid-equivalent precipitation accumulations were under two tenths of an inch for the week, it did not take much moisture to produce significant snowfall totals. Overall, most of the state received at least 2 inches of snowfall, but a large percentage received in excess of four. Six to eight inches in some spots, especially Western Kentucky. Arctic air filtered back into the area with the snowfall. Temperatures dropped back down into the single digits for a few nights and even well below zero for some. This was the case Wednesday night when Monticello dropped to -17. Not a typo! Luckily, the thermometer when on the warming trend through the remainder of the week, eventually hitting the upper 50s to low 60s on Sunday. Temperatures for the period averaged 28 degrees across the state which was 5 degrees cooler than normal and 8 degrees cooler than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 35 in the West to 40 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 8 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 3 degrees cooler than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 19 degrees in the West to 17 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 6 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 6 degrees cooler than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 67 degrees at BOONEVILLE 2S and the extreme low was -17 degrees at MONTICELLO AWOS. Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.15 inches statewide which was 0.68 inches below normal and 18% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 0.15 inches, Central 0.15 inches, Bluegrass 0.17 inches and East 0.15 inches, which was 0.73, 0.73, 0.55 and 0.71 inches below normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.01 inches at FORT CAMPBELL to a high of 0.41 inches at JACKSON AIRPORT. Summarized and averaged data for the period 20180115 to 20180121(Last 7 Days) (Not for Legal purposes. Departure from Norms based on climate divisional Averages) AIR TEMPERATURE PRECIPITATION ExtremeTemp STATION MAX DEV MIN DEV AVR DEV TOTAL DEV %NORM HI LO -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- WEST(CD1) 35 -8 19 -6 27 -7 0.15 -0.73 17 66 -7 CENTRAL(CD2) 37 -5 19 -5 28 -5 0.15 -0.73 17 66 -11 BLUEGRASS(CD3) 35 -6 19 -4 27 -5 0.17 -0.55 24 64 -5 EAST(CD4) 40 -3 17 -6 28 -5 0.15 -0.71 17 67 -17 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- STATE 37 -5 18 -6 28 -5 0.15 -0.68 18 67 -17 --- Kentucky Climate Summary For the Period January 8 to January 14, 2018 Above Normal Temperatures and Precipitation: After a deep freeze the week before, Kentucky started to thaw out over the first half of the period. South/southwest flow became established on Wednesday and Thursday with highs pushing into the 50s and 60s. With that said, the warmth did not last long as another Arctic front pushed through the Ohio Valley Thursday night and into Friday. Widespread precipitation progressed across the region during this period and with temperatures dropping, Kentucky saw the first significant winter storm of the season. Most everyone saw a period of a wintry mix before changing to all snow, some longer than others. Ice accumulations were highest across the western half of Kentucky with a quarter inch in some spots. Snow accumulations across the state ranged from as little as 1 inch to 6+ inches south of Paducah. Snow tapered off on Saturday, but the cold remained. A fresh snowpack on Saturday night took many areas back down to around zero for lows. Temperatures for the period averaged 37 degrees across the state which was 4 degrees warmer than normal and 22 degrees warmer than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 42 in the West to 47 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 1 degree cooler than normal in the West to 3 degrees warmer than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 30 degrees in the West to 30 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 4 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 6 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 74 degrees at LOUISA 1S and the extreme low was -10 degrees at VANCEBURG 6W. Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 1.27 inches statewide which was 0.4 inches below normal and 145% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 2.09 inches, Central 1.04 inches, Bluegrass 1.06 inches and East 0.89 inches, which was 1.17, 0.11, 0.31 and -0.01 inches respectively from normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.12 inches at MONTICELLO AWOS to a high of 3.67 inches at CINCINNATI. Summarized and averaged data for the period 20180108 to 20180114(Last 7 Days) (Not for Legal purposes. Departure from Norms based on climate divisional Averages) AIR TEMPERATURE PRECIPITATION ExtremeTemp STATION MAX DEV MIN DEV AVR DEV TOTAL DEV %NORM HI LO -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- WEST(CD1) 42 -1 30 4 36 2 2.09 1.17 227 66 -1 CENTRAL(CD2) 46 4 30 5 38 4 1.04 0.11 112 69 -6 BLUEGRASS(CD3) 45 4 28 5 36 4 1.06 0.31 141 70 -8 EAST(CD4) 47 3 30 6 38 4 0.89 -0.01 99 74 -10 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- STATE 45 2 30 6 37 4 1.27 0.40 145 74 -10 --- Kentucky Climate Summary For the Period January 1 to January 7, 2018 Well Below Normal Temperatures and Precipitation: The New Year started with extremely cold conditions in place and that may very well be an understatement. For the week, low temperatures averaged in the single digits, which is roughly 20 degrees below normal. Low temperatures on the morning of the 2nd even dipped below zero for much of Kentucky, marking the first time this had happened since late winter of 2015. Wind chills consistently dropped below zero, prompting Wind Chill Advisory’s to be issued at times. This continued the extended period of livestock cold stress conditions in the emergency category. As Arctic high pressure finally shifted east late in the weekend, the state did see some southerly flow that actually sent temperatures above the freezing mark. For much of Kentucky, this was the first time it happened since December 23rd. Every now and then, the state would see some isolated to scattered flurries and snow showers, but nothing that really amounted to much in the way of accumulation. With that said, most of Kentucky did not see any precipitation for the week, marking a second straight week of similar conditions. Temperatures for the period averaged 15 degrees across the state which was 18 degrees cooler than normal and 6 degrees cooler than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 26 in the West to 26 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 17 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 18 degrees cooler than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 6 degrees in the West to 5 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 20 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 19 degrees cooler than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 46 degrees at HARTFORD 3E and the extreme low was -9 degrees at ALEXANDRIA 5NW. Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.00 inches statewide which was 0.89 inches below normal and 0% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 0.01 inches, Central 0.00 inches, Bluegrass 0.00 inches and East 0.00 inches, which was 0.92, 0.96, 0.76 and 0.9 inches below normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.00 inches at ALBANY 1N to a high of 0.07 inches at CAPE GIRARDEAU ASOS. Summarized and averaged data for the period 20180101 to 20180107(Last 7 Days) (Not for Legal purposes. Departure from Norms based on climate divisional Averages) AIR TEMPERATURE PRECIPITATION ExtremeTemp STATION MAX DEV MIN DEV AVR DEV TOTAL DEV %NORM HI LO -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- WEST(CD1) 26 -17 6 -20 16 -18 0.01 -0.92 1 46 -7 CENTRAL(CD2) 25 -17 5 -20 15 -19 0.00 -0.96 0 45 -7 BLUEGRASS(CD3) 24 -17 2 -22 13 -19 0.00 -0.76 0 43 -9 EAST(CD4) 26 -18 5 -19 15 -19 0.00 -0.90 0 43 -9 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- STATE 25 -18 4 -21 15 -18 0.00 -0.89 0 46 -9

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