Kentucky Weekly Weather Summary

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.

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