Kentucky Weekly Weather Summary

Kentucky Climate Summary For the Period December 3 to December 9, 2018 Below Normal Temperatures and Precipitation: Kentucky has not quite reached the official start of winter, but it has seemed Mother Nature has had different plans. This period marked the 8th straight week of near to below normal temperatures. Winter cold stuck around the entirety of the week. Cloud cover associated with a few disturbances kept temperatures in the 30s Monday thru Wednesday, but also led to some periods of wintry weather. After some additional light rounds later in the workweek, a major winter storm took shape over the weekend. South Central Kentucky and Southeastern Kentucky saw the most impacts. Freezing rain fell across South Central Kentucky with ice accumulations of a tenth to quarter inch. Snow was the dominant types for Southeastern Kentucky with three to six+ inches common across this area. Temperatures for the period averaged 34 degrees across the state which was 7 degrees cooler than normal and 8 degrees cooler than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 39 in the West to 38 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 12 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 30 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 1 degree cooler than normal in the West to near normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 57 degrees at MIDDLESBORO AWOS and the extreme low was 17 degrees at BURKESVILLE 3W. Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.30 inches statewide which was 0.78 inches below normal and 28% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 0.16 inches, Central 0.35 inches, Bluegrass 0.04 inches and East 0.65 inches, which was 1.06, 0.8, 0.89 and 0.36 inches below normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.00 inches at FRANKFORT to a high of 1.72 inches at YELLOW CREEK.

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