The tables below summarize precipitation, snowfall totals, and extreme temperatures in 2006 for Louisville, Lexington, and Bowling Green.  Also included as a comparison are some data from 2005.

TEMPERATURE Louisville Lexington Bowling Green
2005 annual  58.5 56.4
 58.1
2006 annual  58.5  56.3  58.5
Normal  56.8 55.2
 57.2
2006 Departure from Normal  +1.7 +1.1
+1.3
2005 Highest 98 (August 13) 98 (August 12) 99 (August 11)
2006 Highest 95 (August 2, 7, and 10) 95 (August 2 and 3) 99 (August 10)
2005 Lowest 7 (January 18) 6 (January 18 and 23) 10 (January 18 and December 20)
2006 Lowest 9 (February 19) 4 (February 19 and December 19) 10 (February 19)


PRECIPITATION Louisville Lexington Bowling Green
2005 40.76" 33.52" 40.07"
2006 56.85" 52.79" 47.55"
Normal 44.54" 45.91" 51.63"
2006 Departure from normal +12.31"  +6.88" +4.08"
2005 Greatest 24-hour 3.08" (August 30) 2.06" (August 30 - 31) 4.39" (August 29 - 30)
2006 Greatest 24-hour 4.96" (September 22 - 23) 6.16" (September 22 - 23) 3.07" (September 22-23)


SNOWFALL
Louisville Lexington Bowling Green
2005 9.0" 6.0" 0.1"
2006 5.0" 11.4" 10.3"
Normal 14.6" 15.7" 10.2"
2006 Departure from Normal -9.6" -4.3" +0.1"


WIND Louisville Lexington Bowling Green
2005 Highest gust 53 mph (August 5)* 54 mph (November 28) 52 mph (November 28)
2006 Highest gust 64 mph (May 25) 51 mph (December 1) 61 mph (January 2)
*at SDF

2006 Temperatures and Precipitation at Louisville

  Average Temperature Departure from Normal Precipitation Departure from Normal
JAN  44.2  +11.2  4.53"  +1.25"
FEB  37.9  +0.3  1.82"  -1.43"
MAR  47.0  +0.1  5.21"  +0.80"
APR  61.5  +5.1  5.92"  +2.01"
MAY  65.0  -0.8  3.44"  -1.44"
JUN  73.7  -0.5  6.11""  +2.35"
JUL  79.3  +0.9  4.53"  +0.23"
AUG  79.3  +2.3  5.14"  +1.73"
SEP  66.6  -3.5  9.79"  +6.74"
OCT  55.7  -2.8  4.31"  +1.52"
NOV  49.1  +1.5  2.91"  -0.90"
DEC  43.0 +5.4
3.14"
-0.55"


2006 Temperatures and Precipitation at Lexington

  Average Temperature Departure from Normal Precipitation Departure from Normal
JAN  42.2  +10.2  5.37"  +2.03
FEB  35.5  -0.9  2.12"  -1.15
MAR  44.3  -1.3  4.17"  -0.24
APR  59.0  +4.4  4.55"  +0.88
MAY  62.5  -1.3  3.72"  -1.06
JUN  70.7  -1.5  2.33"  -2.25
JUL  76.7  +0.6  5.48"  +0.67
AUG  77.3  +2.5  3.49"  -0.28
SEP  64.2  -3.8  10.25"  +7.14
OCT  53.5  -3.1  6.29"  +3.59
NOV  47.6  +1.7  1.97"  -1.47
DEC  41.8 +5.5
3.05"
 -0.98"
"

2006 Temperatures and Precipitation at Bowling Green


  Average Temperature Departure from Normal Precipitation Departure from Normal
JAN  44.4  +10.2  4.89"  +0.74"
FEB  38.3  -0.3  2.28"  -1.87"
MAR  48.2  +0.4  2.75"  -2.22"
APR  62.0  +5.2  4.51"  +0.52"
MAY  64.5  -1.3  3.76"  -1.60"
JUN  73.7  -0.8  2.65"  -1.64"
JUL  78.9  +0.4  3.30"  -1.11"
AUG  79.3  +2.5  5.97"  +2.61"
SEP  66.8  -2.8  6.79"  +2.66"
OCT  55.3  -2.6  4.00"  +0.83"
NOV  48.5  +1.1 3.44"  -1.02"
DEC  42.3 +4.0
3.20"
-1.86"

Highlights from 2006

  • 2006 was the 7th wettest year ever recorded at Louisville
  • January was the 4th warmest on record at Louisville and Lexington, and the 6th warmest on record at Bowling Green.
  • Louisville saw its 2nd wettest September on record.  Lexington had its wettest September and 5th wettest October on record.
  • Both Louisville and Lexington had the wettest September 1 - October 31 period on record, with 14.10" of rain at Louisville and 16.54" of rain at Lexington.
  • Bowling Green and Louisville had their 7th coldest September-October period on record, and at Lexington it was their 4th coldest.

New Record Highs Established

 Date New record
Old record
LOUISVILLE
January 2
72
66 in 1897
April 15
86
85 in 1912
November 30
74
70 in 1991
December 17
70
68 in 1984
LEXINGTON
 January 2
67
64 in 2000
April 15
83
83 in 1977
BOWLING GREEN
January 2
74
72 in 1907
March 1
76
76 in 1976
November 30
76
73 in 1970

No record lows were set at any of these sites in 2006.

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