Kentucky Weekly Weather Summary

Kentucky Climate Summary For the Period November 5 to November 11, 2018 Below Normal Temperatures and Above Normal Rainfall: Kentucky saw a second straight week of above normal precipitation with a state average over two inches for the period. The brunt of the rainfall fell Monday night as widespread showers formed ahead of a cold front. A very moist air mass in place led to moderate to heavy rainfall at times and produced between 1 and 2 inches across much of the Commonwealth with this system alone. Numerous to widespread showers formed yet again Thursday night and into Friday with highest accumulations closer to an inch across Eastern Kentucky. Overall, it has been a very wet start to November with data at the Ag Weather Center showing a state average of 3.27 inches through the first eleven days of the month. Behind the second system, the coldest temperatures of the fall season were seen Saturday and Sunday mornings with temperatures dipping into the upper teens to middle 20s for much of the state. Temperatures for the period averaged 45 degrees across the state which was 5 degrees cooler than normal and 8 degrees cooler than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 52 in the West to 54 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 11 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 8 degrees cooler than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 37 degrees in the West to 38 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 4 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 2 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 71 degrees at WHITESBURG 2NW and the extreme low was 16 degrees at BRANDENBURG 4SW. Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 2.06 inches statewide which was 1.28 inches above normal and 263% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 1.60 inches, Central 2.25 inches, Bluegrass 2.14 inches and East 2.24 inches, which was 0.69, 1.43, 1.45 and 1.53 inches above normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.59 inches at FORT KNOX to a high of 3.62 inches at CYNTHIANA 8N.

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