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Kentucky Climate Summary
Matthew Dixon, UK Agricultural Weather Center - 09/20/2022

Fall harvest was aided by full week of mostly sunny skies and dry conditions across the Bluegrass State. Temperatures started the week below normal, but slowly increased throughout, eventually topping out in the middle to upper 80s over the weekend. Normal high temperatures for this time of year run in the upper 70s to low 80s. While turning warmer, humidity levels remained at comfortable levels. In addition, overnight temperatures consistently dipped into the 50s. A handful of stations even fell into the upper 40s.

Temperatures for the period averaged 68 degrees across the state which was 2 degrees cooler than normal and 4 degrees cooler than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 83 in the West to 78 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from near normal in the West to 3 degrees cooler than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 56 degrees in the West to 56 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 3 degrees cooler than normal in the West to near normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 90 degrees at MORGANFIELD 4E and the extreme low was 47 degrees at BURKESVILLE 3W.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.06 inches statewide which was 0.78 inches below normal and 7% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 0.00 inches, Central 0.10 inches, Bluegrass 0.08 inches and East 0.06 inches, which was 0.86, 0.84, 0.67 and 0.76 inches below normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.00 inches at BENTON 4N to a high of 0.81 inches at FRANKFORT.

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