Kentucky Weekly Weather Summary

Kentucky Climate Summary For the Period February 20 to February 26, 2017 Well Above Normal Temperatures and Below Normal Rainfall: All of the attention for the past couple months has been on the unseasonably warm temperatures and for good reason. The state has now seen seven straight weeks of above normal temperatures. Ahead of a strong cold front this past Friday night, high temperatures even peaked in the upper 70s to low 80s for many locations across Kentucky. With that said, temperatures dropped significantly behind the boundary with lows Saturday night dipping into the low to middle 20s. The Commonwealth saw a couple rounds of showers throughout the period also, but was again below normal for the fourth time in five weeks. Looking at the month of February, the state is nearly 2 inches of precipitation below normal. Temperatures for the period averaged 55 degrees across the state which was 14 degrees warmer than normal and 10 degrees warmer than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 66 in the West to 67 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 13 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 15 degrees warmer than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 46 degrees in the West to 43 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 15 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 15 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 82 degrees at HARTFORD 3E and the extreme low was 16 degrees at LEITCHFIELD 3W. Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.41 inches statewide which was 0.56 inches below normal and 42% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 0.11 inches, Central 0.33 inches, Bluegrass 0.47 inches and East 0.75 inches, which was 0.98, 0.71, 0.37 and 0.15 inches below normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.02 inches at MARION 4NE to a high of 1.19 inches at BARBOURVILLE 3E.

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