Kentucky Weekly Weather Summary

Kentucky Climate Summary For the Period June 11 to June 17, 2018 Above Normal Temperatures and Near Normal Rainfall: The period opened with active weather continuing from the previous weekend. Multiple rounds of scattered to numerous storms formed on Monday and Tuesday as Kentucky sat within an unstable air mass. Heavy rain continued to lead to localized flooding at times, as a very moist air mass remained across the region. Strong to severe storms even formed Monday evening with some storms producing damaging winds and small hail. Overall, the state averaged an inch of rainfall, but just like previous weeks, the scattered coverage of the storms led to a wide range of accumulations. After the passage of a front late Wednesday and into the overnight, the remainder of the period was mostly dry, but with the thermometer on the climb. Temperatures and humidity peaked over the weekend with highs rising into the upper 80s to middle 90s and heat indices around 100 at times. This kept the livestock heat stress index running in the Danger category during the better part of the day. Temperatures for the period averaged 77 degrees across the state which was 5 degrees warmer than normal and 4 degrees warmer than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 90 in the West to 85 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 5 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 2 degrees warmer than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 70 degrees in the West to 65 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 7 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 7 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 97 degrees at BOWLING GREEN APT and the extreme low was 56 degrees at PAINTSVILLE 4W. Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 1.03 inches statewide which was 0.01 inches above normal and 101% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 0.97 inches, Central 0.87 inches, Bluegrass 1.31 inches and East 0.98 inches, which was 0.00, -0.15, 0.28 and -0.06 inches respectively from normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.00 inches at MONTICELLO AWOS to a high of 3.88 inches at STANFORD 4NE.

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