Kentucky Weekly Weather Summary

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.

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