Kentucky Weekly Weather Summary

Kentucky Climate Summary For the Period August 14 to August 20, 2017 Above Normal Temperatures and Rainfall: The Bluegrass State saw a second straight week of above normal rainfall, while summer heat and humidity returned to the area after a two-week absence. Scattered to numerous showers and storms returned on Wednesday and Thursday, diminishing going into the day on Friday with the passage of a cold front. Combined with some activity on Monday, much of the area saw more than a half inch of rainfall, peaking in Eastern Kentucky with an average of nearly 1.5 inches. With that said, the moist air mass in place and multiple rounds of storms led to some locally higher amounts in the 2 to 3 inch range. Ahead of the front, temperatures consistently lifted into the middle 80s to lower 90s for much of Kentucky. High dew points gave the feel that summer had returned, pushing heat indices well into the 90s and even approaching 100. Even with the passage of a cold front going into the weekend, temperatures did not break much with only less muggy conditions in place. Temperatures for the period averaged 78 degrees across the state which was 2 degrees warmer than normal and 6 degrees warmer than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 87 in the West to 85 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 1 degree cooler than normal in the West to 1 degrees cooler than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 69 degrees in the West to 68 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 3 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 6 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 96 degrees at LOUISVILLE APT and the extreme low was 48 degrees at BURKESVILLE 3W. Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.99 inches statewide which was 0.13 inches above normal and 115% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 0.60 inches, Central 0.87 inches, Bluegrass 1.01 inches and East 1.47 inches, which was -0.18, 0.02, 0.14 and 0.54 inches respectively from normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.02 inches at FORT KNOX to a high of 4.03 inches at SOMERSET.

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