Kentucky Weekly Weather Summary

Kentucky Climate Summary For the Period February 22, 2021 to February 28, 2021 Above Normal Temperatures and Much Above Normal Precipitation: Exceptional rainfall fell across the Bluegrass State to end February, marking a third straight week of very impactful weather conditions across the area. Overall, the state averaged 2.81 inches over the last few days of the month behind multiple waves of rainfall. The most impactful period of rainfall occurred Saturday night and Sunday as widespread coverage combined with moderate to heavy intensity and led to numerous bouts of flash flooding and river flooding. Some of the rain fell after the data cutoff for the report this week, but overall, most of Kentucky saw 2 to 6+ inches through Sunday night. Putting this into perspective, the state averages 3.67 inches for the month of February as a whole. Looking at temperatures, the state finally saw a break from the cold of previous weeks. In fact, the state saw multiple days with highs in the 60s and some even hitting the 70s. Temperatures for the period averaged 48 degrees across the state which was 6 degrees warmer than normal and 26 degrees warmer than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 57 in the West to 57 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 3 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 4 degrees warmer than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 41 degrees in the West to 39 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 9 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 10 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 74 degrees at BOONEVILLE 2S and the extreme low was 12 degrees at PIKEVILLE 13S. Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 3.03 inches statewide which was 2.05 inches above normal and 308% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 2.50 inches, Central 3.64 inches, Bluegrass 2.53 inches and East 3.44 inches, which was 1.4, 2.59, 1.67 and 2.52 inches above normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 1.16 inches at POPLAR BLUFF ASOS to a high of 5.53 inches at BOWLING GREEN 4E.

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