Kentucky Monthly Weather Summary

For the Period: May 2017 Above Normal Temperatures and Rainfall: May 2017 marked the third straight month that Kentucky has seen above normal precipitation. Statewide rainfall averaged over an inch for each week throughout the month. In fact, going back into April, the state had gone six straight weeks averaging over an inch. Overall, it was a very active May, highlighted by the first week of the month. A slow moving low-pressure system led to a statewide average of 1.70 inches. Following the disturbance, temperatures plummeted that weekend. On the mornings of the 7th and 8th, much of Central/Eastern Kentucky and the Bluegrass saw low temperatures dip into the 30s. Lows are normally in the low to middle 50s for this time of year. The cooler temperatures were short-lived and by the third week of May, it felt more like summer with the return of heat and humidity. This led to yet another month of above normal temperatures. Looking back at the past year, temperatures in Kentucky averaged above normal each and every month.

2016 Monthly Summary Archive


Past Years Growing Season Summary

KY Precipitation Departures

KY Temperature Departures