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Kentucky Climate Summary
By: Matthew Dixon, UK Agricultural Weather Center - 10/13/2021

A slow-moving disturbance aloft produced rounds of showers and storms across the area over the course of the workweek. The most significant activity occurred on Wednesday and Thursday. The highest accumulations were focused across the Lake Cumberland Region and north into the Bluegrass region where persistent showers and storms produced 1-3+ inches. Elsewhere though, most saw accumulations under an inch. Precipitation tapered off to end the workweek and opened to a dry, but warm weekend. In fact, highs were in the 80s across Kentucky on Sunday. Even had a handful of locations across Western KY touch the upper 80s. Normal highs for this time of year range from the upper 60s to middle 70s across the state.

Temperatures for the period averaged 70 degrees across the state which was 10 degrees warmer than normal and no change to the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 82 in the West to 78 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 7 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 5 degrees warmer than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 62 degrees in the West to 62 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 12 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 16 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 89 degrees at HENDERSON 5E and the extreme low was 54 degrees at CADIZ 4SW.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.98 inches statewide which was 0.19 inches above normal and 124% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 0.59 inches, Central 1.22 inches, Bluegrass 1.34 inches and East 0.75 inches, which was -0.22, 0.40, 0.60 and -0.03 inches respectively from normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.00 inches at MT STERLING AWOS to a high of 3.15 inches at WINCHESTER 3NW.


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