Kentucky Weekly Weather Summary

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.

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