Kentucky Weekly Weather Summary

Kentucky Climate Summary For the Period May 13, 2019 to May 19, 2019 Near Normal Temperatures and Below Normal Rainfall: Kentucky rainfall has now been below normal for two straight weeks. Monday and Tuesday started the period cool and dry, before a disturbance passed through Western Kentucky on Wednesday. Many across this area saw anywhere from a quarter to an inch+, while the rest of the state remained dry. This was followed by another disturbance on Thursday evening and overnight, dropping through portions of Central and Eastern Kentucky. Storms were capable of producing heavy rain and dangerous lightning. Mostly dry conditions then returned for Friday and Saturday, accompanied by a return to summer heat and humidity. Highs rose into the middle to upper 80s for most with some even touching 90 degrees. Scattered activity returned on Sunday, but once again, most stayed dry. Over the past two weeks, a large section of Central and Eastern Kentucky are showing rainfall departures of 1 to 2 inches below normal. Some locations around Bowling Green are more than 2 inches below. Temperatures for the period averaged 65 degrees across the state which was near normal and 2 degrees warmer than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 77 in the West to 75 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 1 degree cooler than normal in the West to 1 degree cooler than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 56 degrees in the West to 53 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 1 degree warmer than normal in the West to 3 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 90 degrees at BURKESVILLE 3W and the extreme low was 37 degrees at MONTICELLO AWOS. Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.40 inches statewide which was 0.73 inches below normal and 35% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 0.82 inches, Central 0.21 inches, Bluegrass 0.31 inches and East 0.27 inches, which was 0.35, 0.98, 0.77 and 0.83 inches below normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.02 inches at COLUMBIA 3N to a high of 2.26 inches at PADUCAH ASOS.

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