Kentucky Weekly Weather Summary

Kentucky Climate Summary For the Period May 14 to May 20, 2018 Well Above Normal Temperatures and Above Normal Rainfall: A summerlike pattern continued for a second straight week, but unlike the previous period, Kentucky saw daily rounds of showers and storms. Each day was a near replay of the previous as scattered showers and storms fired each afternoon and evening, before diminishing overnight. While coverage was not widespread, much of Kentucky still managed to pick up more than inch for the week. This was mostly due to the very moist and unstable atmosphere in place, which led to torrential rainfall at times and in turn, localized flooding. Temperatures remained very warm for this time of year, peaking early in the week. Kentucky saw record heat on Monday as highs pushed into the upper 80s to low 90s statewide. Temperatures for the period averaged 74 degrees across the state which was 9 degrees warmer than normal and 4 degrees warmer than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 85 in the West to 83 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 7 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 6 degrees warmer than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 65 degrees in the West to 63 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 10 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 13 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 93 degrees at HENDERSON 5E and the extreme low was 58 degrees at BARBOURVILLE 3E. Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 1.23 inches statewide which was 0.09 inches above normal and 108% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 1.35 inches, Central 0.71 inches, Bluegrass 1.57 inches and East 1.29 inches, which was 0.19, -0.48, 0.49 and 0.18 inches respectively from normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.24 inches at HARDINSBURG 5SW to a high of 3.19 inches at MOREHEAD 4NE.

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