Kentucky Weekly Weather Summary

Kentucky Climate Summary For the Period April 17 to April 23, 2017 Above Normal Temperatures and Much Above Normal Rainfall: The state saw exceptionally wet conditions over the course of the period. When looking at average statewide rainfall, this was the wettest week of 2017. Kentucky averaged 2.10 inches, which was over an inch above normal. Some areas, especially Southeastern Kentucky, accumulated 3+ inches. The Commonwealth became situated within a very active pattern with multiple frontal boundaries and disturbances pushing through the area. At least some portion of the state recorded rain each day of the week. While most of the workweek feature isolated to scattered precipitation, more widespread coverage arrived late Friday and into the first half of the weekend. This led to some minor river flooding across Eastern Kentucky. While Saturday and Sunday featured highs in the 50s, the rest of the period remained fairly warm, leading to a 5th straight week of above normal temperatures. On average, the state typically runs in the upper 60s to middle 70s for the last couple weeks of April. Temperatures for the period averaged 63 degrees across the state which was 6 degrees warmer than normal and 2 degrees cooler than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 70 in the West to 69 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 1 degree cooler than normal in the West to 1 degree cooler than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 56 degrees in the West to 56 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 9 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 15 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 85 degrees at LOUISVILLE APT and the extreme low was 36 degrees at VANCEBURG 6W. Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 2.10 inches statewide which was 1.11 inches above normal and 212% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 2.39 inches, Central 1.99 inches, Bluegrass 1.11 inches and East 2.90 inches, which was 1.24, 1, 0.2 and 1.98 inches above normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.46 inches at CARLISLE 5SW to a high of 7.26 inches at WHITLEY CITY 3N.

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