Kentucky Monthly Weather Summary

For the Period: February 2019 Above Normal Temperatures and Much Above Normal Precipitation: Kentucky thawed out to start the month after a very cold end to January. By the first weekend of February, high temperatures were back in the 60s. Even the low 70s for some across Western and Central Kentucky. Attention then turned to a very wet pattern that set up across the Commonwealth for the rest of February. The state averaged over two inches of precipitation for three straight weeks, capped off by a state average of 3.86 inches between the 18th and 24th. Moderate to heavy rainfall fell from time to time behind multiple rounds of widespread activity. Ground became waterlogged and led to localized flooding for many locations, especially in low lying areas and creeks/streams. River flooding continued to worsen. Overall, the state averaged 9.21 inches for the month, which is which is about 5.5 inches above normal. 2018 and 2019 now sit back to back as respectively, the third and second wettest February's of all time. The state has now gone four straight months with above normal precipitation. Temperatures for the period averaged 43 degrees across the state which was 6 degrees warmer than normal. High temperatures averaged from 51 in the West to 54 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 2 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 5 degrees warmer than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 35 degrees in the West to 36 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 6 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 11 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 76 at BOONEVILLE 2S and the extreme low was 12 at BURLINGTON 4S. Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 9.18 inches statewide which was 5.51 inches above normal and 250% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 10.20 inches, Central 10.22 inches, Bluegrass 7.36 inches and East 8.94 inches, which was 6.12, 6.25, 4.19 and 5.5 inches above normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 5.68 inches at TRIANGLE MOUNTAIN to a high of 15.04 inches at MURRAY 1W.

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