Kentucky Weekly Weather Summary

Kentucky Climate Summary For the Period December 4 to December 10, 2017 Below Normal Temperatures and Precipitation: The Commonwealth got a taste of winter with below normal temperatures in place and even some early season snowfall. Precipitation came in a couple different rounds, one on Monday night/Tuesday and the other on Saturday. The first brought a round of widespread showers and gusty winds along a cold front. Most received between a half to three quarters inch. High temperatures cooled back into the 40s on Wednesday, but the state received another reinforcing shot of cold air on Thursday. Highs from Thursday onward stayed in the 30s for most, with lows dropping into the teens at times. Saturday brought the second round of precipitation, but with cold air already in place, snow accumulated for many locations. With that said, most accumulations were under a half inch. Temperatures for the period averaged 36 degrees across the state which was 4 degrees cooler than normal and 12 degrees cooler than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 48 in the West to 45 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 3 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 6 degrees cooler than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 28 degrees in the West to 29 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 4 degrees cooler than normal in the West to near normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 71 degrees at BURKESVILLE 3W and the extreme low was 12 degrees at CARBONDALE ASOS. Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.64 inches statewide which was 0.43 inches below normal and 60% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 0.71 inches, Central 0.66 inches, Bluegrass 0.63 inches and East 0.55 inches, which was 0.5, 0.49, 0.3 and 0.46 inches below normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.14 inches at MONTICELLO AWOS to a high of 1.10 inches at MURRAY 1W.

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