Kentucky Weekly Weather Summary

Kentucky Climate Summary For the Period March 13 to March 19, 2017 Well Below Normal Temperatures and Below Normal Precipitation: The last week of winter brought a return to unseasonably cold conditions in Kentucky. For just the second time this year, Kentucky saw below normal temperatures. The coldest temperatures were seen Tuesday and Wednesday nights as lows dipped into the middle teens to low 20s for much of the Bluegrass State. Freeze Warnings were issued each night with winter wheat, plasticulture strawberries, peaches, and other fruit trees all in advanced growth stages for this time of year. The good news was that a warming trend followed for the rest of the period. Highs were back into the 50s by Sunday. The state did see a couple rounds of showers through the week, averaging just over a half inch across Kentucky. Temperatures for the period averaged 37 degrees across the state which was 10 degrees cooler than normal and 10 degrees cooler than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 48 in the West to 46 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 11 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 13 degrees cooler than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 31 degrees in the West to 26 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 6 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 7 degrees cooler than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 70 degrees at POPLAR BLUFF ASOS and the extreme low was 8 degrees at PIKEVILLE 13S. Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.53 inches statewide which was 0.48 inches below normal and 53% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 0.31 inches, Central 0.61 inches, Bluegrass 0.28 inches and East 0.90 inches, which was 0.75, 0.45, 0.64 and 0.09 inches below normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.11 inches at LOUISVILLE APT to a high of 2.76 inches at WHITLEY CITY 3N.

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