Kentucky Monthly Weather Summary

For the Period: October 2017 Above Normal Temperatures and Rainfall: Heading into October, most of the state had gone two weeks without seeing any rainfall. The US Drought Monitor took notice and introduced 'Abnormally Dry Conditions' to portions of Western Kentucky. Luckily, the state started October with yet another remnant tropical system moving through the area. This time, it was Nate. The remnant hurricane interacted with a cold front on the 7th and 8th and produced a tremendous amount of rainfall. After it was all said and done, the state averaged over two inches. The active pattern then continued for a second straight week and after a temporary dry spell, the state averaged another two inches the last week of October. Overall, it was the 9th wettest October on record with a state average of 5.10 inches in what is normally the driest month of the year for Kentucky. It also became the 8th straight month that Kentucky precipitation had averaged above normal. Temperatures remained warm for most of the month, but it was only a matter of time before that first frost/freeze. That came over the last few days of October as lows dipped into the low to middle 30s, some in the 20s.

2017 Monthly Summary Archive


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KY Precipitation Departures

KY Temperature Departures