Kentucky Weekly Weather Summary

Kentucky Climate Summary For the Period March 11, 2019 to March 17, 2019 Above Normal Temperatures and Below Normal Precipitation: Dry conditions ruled to start the week, but that quickly changed by Thursday as a strong low-pressure system worked through the area. Ahead of the low, temperatures warmed into the upper 60s to middle 70s both Wednesday and Thursday. Showers and storms arrived starting Wednesday night and intensified Thursday morning across Western Kentucky. This area saw strong to severe storms with some producing tornadoes, four in all, including an EF2 near Paducah. In addition to the storms, very breezy winds were present all day on Thursday. A High Wind Warning was even issued for portions of the state. Winds gusting between 40 and 50 mph was common outside of thunderstorms, but there were also several reports over 50, including 69 mph in Fayette County! Precipitation was very slow to move east from Western Kentucky and slowly diminished in strength and intensity. In doing so, while Western Kentucky averaged 1.73 inches for the week and caused some flooding, Eastern Kentucky came in at only 0.14 inches. Temperatures for the period averaged 49 degrees across the state which was 3 degrees warmer than normal and 14 degrees warmer than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 60 in the West to 61 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 1 degree warmer than normal in the West to 3 degrees warmer than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 40 degrees in the West to 38 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 3 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 6 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 80 degrees at LOUISA 1S and the extreme low was 21 degrees at CYNTHIANA 8N. Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.65 inches statewide which was 0.33 inches below normal and 66% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 1.73 inches, Central 0.28 inches, Bluegrass 0.47 inches and East 0.14 inches, which was 0.70, -0.75, -0.43 and -0.84 inches respectively from normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.00 inches at BOWLING GREEN 4E to a high of 3.67 inches at PADUCAH ASOS.

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