Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period -1-1--2018 to 12-13-2018
Temperatures for the period averaged 39.1 degrees across the state which was 2.5 degrees cooler than normal
and 9 degrees cooler than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 47.8 in the West to 46.4
in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 4.2 degrees cooler than normal in the West
to 5.8 degrees cooler than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 35.9 degrees in the West
to 30.6 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 2.6 degrees warmer than normal
in the West to 0.4 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period
was 70.5 degrees at Cumberland county and the extreme low was 11.3 degrees at Ohio county.
Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 2.36 inches statewide which was 0.83 inches below normal
and 73.9% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 2.42 inches, Central 2.60 inches,
Bluegrass 2.18 inches and East 2.24 inches, which was 1.21, 0.82, 0.56 and 0.75 inches below normal.
By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 1.52 inches at Lawrence county to a high of 3.76
inches at McCreary county. Dewpoint temperatures for the state averaged near 32.6 degrees.