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Kentucky Climate Summary
By: Tom Priddy, UK Agricultural Weather Center - 05/14/2019

Weather-wise, the first and second halves of the period were nearly opposite to each other. Dry and very warm conditions were in place for Monday through Wednesday. In fact, highs rose solidly into the low to middle 80s across the state by Wednesday. Combined with some elevated humidity, Kentucky got an early taste of summer. Conditions then took a 180-degree turn for the second half of the week as wet and cooler weather returned. The state saw several rounds of scattered to numerous showers pass through the region, but total accumulations were fairly light for most of the state. While portions of Southeastern Kentucky and the Northern Bluegrass saw rainfall well in upwards of an inch, Western and Central Kentucky averaged less than a half inch.

Temperatures for the period averaged 64 degrees across the state which was 2 degrees warmer than normal and 4 degrees cooler than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 72 in the West to 75 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 4 degrees cooler than normal in the West to near normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 56 degrees in the West to 56 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperatures ranged from 3 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 9 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 87 degrees at BOWLING GREEN APT and the extreme low was 43 degrees at CYNTHIANA 8N.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.65 inches statewide which was 0.45 inches below normal and 59% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 0.41 inches, Central 0.38 inches, Bluegrass 0.52 inches and East 1.30 inches, which was -0.75, -0.78, -0.50 and 0.25 inches respectively from normal. By station, precip

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