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Kentucky Climate Summary
By: Tom Priddy, UK Agricultural Weather Center - 06/11/2019

A very active pattern with daily bouts of rainfall between Wednesday and Sunday led to an exceptionally wet week for the Commonwealth. Much of the activity fell across Central Kentucky and areas to the east, scattered to numerous in coverage most of the time. Thunderstorms tended to be slow-movers during the period and with a combination of torrential rainfall and saturated ground, localized flooding was a possibility. Central Kentucky, in itself, averaged 4.14 inches for the week. A handful of locations were more than five inches. Putting this into perspective, Kentucky averages 4.25 inches for the entire month of June. Western Kentucky saw the least, but still came in at 1.55 inches. After portions of the state were starting to get dry in May, the state has now went two straight weeks with above normal rainfall.

Temperatures for the period averaged 72 degrees across the state which was 2 degrees warmer than normal and no change to the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 82 in the West to 79 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 2 degrees cooler than normal in the West to 3 degrees cooler than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 66 degrees in the West to 62 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 5 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 5 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 94 degrees at FRANKLIN 4SW and the extreme low was 45 degrees at CYNTHIANA 8N.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 2.57 inches statewide which was 1.49 inches above normal and 239% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 1.55 inches, Central 4.14 inches, Bluegrass 1.97 inches and East 2.61 inches, which was 0.51, 3.05, 0.87 and 1.53 inches above normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.23 inches at PRINCETON 2SE to a high of 6.72 inches at GLASGOW 11W.

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