Kentucky Weekly Weather Summary

Kentucky Climate Summary For the Period March 12 to March 18, 2018 Below Normal Temperatures and Precipitation: Even with spring right around the corner, Old Man Winter is making his presence known. The week started with a major winter storm in progress. A large portion of the state’s midsection received in upwards of 4 inches. The highest accumulations were saw around Lexington, Danville, and Richmond with 8 to 10 inches in spots. Unlike the snow events of 2015, Kentucky did not have Arctic air in place. In fact, temperatures rose above freezing into the upper 30s to low 40s on Monday. Saying that, the heavy/wet nature of the snow caused some trees to fall and corresponding power outages. Temperatures more typical of January continued through Wednesday with another round of wintry weather on Tuesday night. After a warm up to end the work week, more showers and even storms arrived for the first half of the weekend. Overall, the state averaged just over a half inch for the week, marking the third straight week of below normal precipitation for the state. Temperatures for the period averaged 42 degrees across the state which was 4 degrees cooler than normal and no change to the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 55 in the West to 52 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 4 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 6 degrees cooler than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 36 degrees in the West to 31 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 1 degree cooler than normal in the West to 1 degree cooler than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 78 degrees at BARBOURVILLE 3E and the extreme low was 17 degrees at HARRODSBURG 3N. Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.57 inches statewide which was 0.43 inches below normal and 57% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 0.49 inches, Central 0.57 inches, Bluegrass 0.51 inches and East 0.73 inches, which was 0.56, 0.48, 0.4 and 0.26 inches below normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.16 inches at BURLINGTON 4S to a high of 1.47 inches at WHITLEY CITY 3N.

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