May 2011 Climate Summary

 May Climate Data

 

May Climate Data 

 May Climate Data

 

May Climate Data 

 NWS Jackson, KY

 

 London, KY

...VERY WET AND WARM SPRING ACROSS EASTERN KENTUCKY...
...ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION WITH NORMAL TEMPERATURES FOR MAY
AT JACKSON AND LONDON...

THE END OF MAY MARKED THE END TO METEOROLOGICAL SPRING. THE JACKSON
WEATHER OFFICE HAD IT WETTEST SPRING EVER...WHILE THE LONDON CORBIN
AIRPORT HAD ITS SECOND WETTEST. THIS WAS MOSTLY DUE TO OVER TEN
INCHES OF RAIN THAT BOTH LOCATIONS ABSORBED IN APRIL...AND A LITTLE
HELP FROM THE WETTER THAN NORMAL MAY. INCREDIBLY...JACKSON AND
LONDON WERE BOTH OVER EIGHT INCHES ABOVE NORMAL. JACKSON MEASURED
21.63 INCHES...WHICH IS 8.30 INCHES ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 13.33
INCHES. THE PREVIOUS WETTEST SPRING AT JACKSON WAS 20.67 INCHES IN
1994. AT LONDON...21.35 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION WAS RECORDED. THIS
AMOUNT IS 8.04 INCHES ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 13.31 INCHES. THIS TOTAL
IS ONLY BEHIND THE 22.28 INCHES FROM THE SPRING OF 1984. WARMER THAN
NORMAL CONDITIONS WERE NOTED THIS SPRING AT JACKSON AND LONDON AS
WELL. THE JACKSON WEATHER OFFICE HAD A MEAN SPRING TEMPERATURE OF
57.4 DEGREES...WHICH IS 1.6 DEGREES ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 55.8
DEGREES. THE MEAN TEMPERATURE AT LONDON WAS 57.0 DEGREES...WHICH IS
1.4 DEGREES ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 55.6 DEGREES. BOTH LOCATIONS SAW THE
SPRING OF 2011 FALL JUST OUTSIDE THE TOP TEN OF WARMEST
SPRINGS...JACKSON AT 12TH WARMEST AND LONDON AT 13TH WARMEST.

THE JACKSON WEATHER OFFICE AND THE LONDON CORBIN AIRPORT BOTH
FINISHED MAY 2011 WITH WETTER THAN NORMAL CONDITIONS. JACKSON
FINISHED LAST MONTH OVER AN INCH AND A HALF ABOVE NORMAL...WHILE
LONDON WAS NEARLY NINE TENTHS OF AN INCH WETTER. THE JACKSON WEATHER
OFFICE/S MAY TOTAL WAS GOOD ENOUGH TO RANK AS THE SEVENTH WETTEST
MAY. ON THE TEMPERATURE SIDE OF THE FENCE...JACKSON AND LONDON WERE
RIGHT AROUND NORMAL. THE JACKSON WEATHER OFFICE WAS A TENTH OF A
DEGREE ABOVE NORMAL...WHILE THE LONDON CORBIN AIRPORT WAS EXACTLY
NORMAL FOR MAY. IF NOT FOR THE UNSEASONABLE WARMTH OVER THE LAST
THREE DAYS OF MAY...BOTH LOCATIONS WOULD HAVE BEEN ONE TO TWO
DEGREES COOLER THAN NORMAL.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE NEAR JACKSON FINISHED MAY
2011 WITH AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 64.2 DEGREES...WHICH IS 0.1
DEGREES ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 64.1 DEGREES. THE AVERAGE DAILY HIGH WAS
73.5 DEGREES...AND THE AVERAGE DAILY LOW WAS 55.0 DEGREES. THE
HIGHEST TEMPERATURE FOR MAY 2011 WAS 90 DEGREES...WHICH OCCURRED ON
THE 31ST. NO HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE SET LAST MONTH...BUT TWO
WERE TIED...86 DEGREES ON THE 11TH AND 89 DEGREES ON THE 29TH. THE
LOWEST TEMPERATURE FROM MAY 2011 WAS 34 DEGREES ON THE 5TH...AND SET
THE LONE LOW TEMPERATURE RECORD LAST MONTH. MINIMUM HIGH
TEMPERATURES WERE ESTABLISHED ON THE 16TH...17TH AND 18TH WITH
READINGS OF 51 DEGREES...47 DEGREES AND 53 DEGREES RESPECTIVELY. IN
FACT...THE 47 DEGREES ON THE 17TH SET A MONTHLY MINIMUM HIGH
TEMPERATURE RECORD...BESTING THE 49 DEGREES FROM MAY 3RD 1994 AND
MAY 13TH 1996. MAXIMUM LOW TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE TIED ON THE 29TH
WITH 65 DEGREES...AND THE 31ST WITH 71 DEGREES. ALSO...MAY 2011 WAS
THE 4TH MONTH IN A ROW WITH ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES.

THE JACKSON WEATHER OFFICE RECEIVED 6.69 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION IN
MAY 2011...WHICH IS 1.53 INCHES ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 5.16 INCHES. MAY
2011 WAS THE SEVENTH WETTEST MAY AT JACKSON SINCE CLIMATE RECORDS
BEGAN IN 1981. THERE WERE 17 DAYS WHEN A HUNDREDTH OF AN INCH OR
MORE OF PRECIPITATION WAS RECORDED...AND NINE DAYS WHEN A TENTH OF
AN INCH OR MORE FELL. THERE WERE SIX DAYS WHEN AT LEAST A HALF AN
INCH OF RAIN WAS RECEIVED...AND TWO DAYS WITH MORE THAN ONE INCH.
THE DAY OF THE 3RD NETTED 1.31 INCHES OF RAIN WHICH WAS THE GREATEST
DAILY AMOUNT...AND WAS THE MOST PRECIPITATION RECEIVED IN A 24 HOUR
PERIOD. THERE WAS ONE RAINFALL RECORD LAST MONTH...1.22 INCHES ON
THE 23RD. FOR THE YEAR...THE JACKSON PRECIPITATION TOTAL IS 28.32
INCHES...WHICH IS 7.75 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL. HAIL FELL AT THE WEATHER
OFFICE ON THE 23RD.

THUNDER WAS HEARD ON 9 DAYS LAST MONTH AT THE JACKSON WEATHER
OFFICE...WHICH IS ABOVE THE AVERAGE FOR MAY OF 7.8 DAYS. THERE WERE
23 DAYS WITH FOG...NINE OF WHICH FEATURED DENSE FOG. MAY NORMALLY
AVERAGES 6.1 DAYS OF DENSE FOG. THE AVERAGE WIND SPEED FOR MAY WAS
1.8 MPH...AND THE HIGHEST WIND GUST OF 36 MPH WAS RECORDED ON MAY
26TH. THE MEAN WIND SPEED FOR MAY IS TYPICALLY 5.2 MPH.

JACKSON ACCUMULATED 134 HEATING DEGREE DAYS LAST MONTH...WHICH IS 6
HEATING DEGREE DAYS ABOVE NORMAL FOR THE MONTH. THE SEASONAL TOTAL
IS NOW 4397...WHICH IS 49 HEATING DEGREE DAYS ABOVE NORMAL FOR THE
SEASON. THE JACKSON WEATHER OFFICE RECORDED 119 COOLING DEGREE DAYS
DURING MAY 2011...WHICH IS 19 ABOVE NORMAL. THE COOLING DEGREE DAY
SEASONAL TOTAL IS NOW 184...73 COOLING DEGREE DAYS ABOVE NORMAL.

AT THE LONDON CORBIN AIRPORT...THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS 64.0
DEGREES...WHICH IS NORMAL FOR MAY. THE AVERAGE DAILY HIGH WAS 74.0
DEGREES...AND THE AVERAGE DAILY LOW WAS 54.1 DEGREES. THE HIGHEST
TEMPERATURE FROM LAST MONTH WAS 90 DEGREES...WHICH OCCURRED ON THE
30TH AND 31ST. THE MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE RECORD WAS TIED ON THE 31ST.
THE LOWEST TEMPERATURE FROM MAY 2011 WAS 33 DEGREES...AND HAPPENED
ON THE 5TH...AND TIED THE LOW TEMPERATURE RECORD FOR THAT DAY. NO
OTHER HIGH OR LOW TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE SET OR TIED AT LONDON
LAST MONTH. ALTHOUGH THREE MINIMUM HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE SET
FROM THE 16TH TO THE 18TH. 52 DEGREES ON THE 16TH...48 DEGREES ON
THE 17TH AND 54 DEGREES ON THE 18TH ALL ESTABLISHED NEW MINIMUM HIGH
BENCHMARKS. THE 48 DEGREES ON THE 17TH ACTUALLY TIED THE MINIMUM
HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORD FOR THE MONTH OF MAY...INITIALLY SET BACK ON
MAY 11TH OF 1960.

THE LONDON CORBIN AIRPORT RECORDED 5.56 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION IN
MAY 2011...WHICH IS 0.87 INCHES ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 4.69 INCHES.
THERE WERE 16 DAYS WHEN A HUNDREDTH OF AN INCH OR MORE FELL...AND 10
DAYS WHEN A TENTH OF AN INCH OR MORE OF RAIN WAS RECORDED. LONDON
HAD FOUR DAYS WITH AT LEAST A HALF AN INCH...AND ONE DAY WITH MORE
THAN ONE INCH. THE GREATEST DAILY AMOUNT WAS 1.45 INCHES AND
OCCURRED ON THE 27TH...AND WAS ALSO THE MOST PRECIPITATION RECEIVED
IN A 24 HOUR PERIOD. NO PRECIPITATION RECORDS WERE SET OR TIED AT
LONDON LAST MONTH. THROUGH THE END OF MAY...THE LONDON CORBIN
AIRPORT HAS TOTALED 28.04 INCHES...WHICH IS 7.00 INCHES ABOVE
NORMAL. MAY WAS THE FOURTH CONSECUTIVE MONTH WITH ABOVE NORMAL
PRECIPITATION.

LONDON HAD NO DAYS WITH THUNDER LAST MONTH. ALSO...THERE WERE 31
DAYS WITH FOG...AND SIX DAYS WITH DENSE FOG. THE AVERAGE WIND SPEED
FOR MAY 2011 WAS 4.1 MPH...WITH THE HIGHEST WIND GUST OF 49 MPH
RECORDED ON THE 26TH.

LONDON RECORDED 134 HEATING DEGREE DAYS LAST MONTH...WHICH IS 9
HEATING DEGREE DAYS ABOVE NORMAL FOR THE MONTH. THE SEASONAL HEATING
DEGREE DAY TOTAL IS 4539...WHICH IS 177 HEATING DEGREE DAYS ABOVE
NORMAL FOR THE SEASON. THE LONDON CORBIN AIRPORT HAD 111 COOLING
DEGREE DAYS LAST MONTH...WHICH IS 17 COOLING DEGREE DAYS ABOVE
NORMAL. THE COOLING DEGREE DAY SEASONAL TOTAL IS 162...WHICH IS 59
COOLING DEGREE DAYS ABOVE NORMAL.

WEATHER RECORDS AT THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE NEAR JACKSON
KENTUCKY DATE BACK TO JANUARY 1ST 1981...WHILE CLIMATE RECORDS FOR
THE LONDON CORBIN AIRPORT BEGAN ON THE 11TH OF NOVEMBER 1954.

FOR MORE INFORMATION... 



JACKSON KENTUCKY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR MAY 2011 AND SPRING 2011.

LONDON KENTUCKY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR MAY 2011 AND SPRING 2011.



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