Climatology

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Areawide Frost/Freeze Information
Below is a series of maps showing average first and last dates for selected temperature thresholds.  Data were taken from about fifty area observing sites.  The data used were from each site's entire period of record (often stretching back into the 19th Century), and thus are averages rather than normals.  Due to the limited number of points for which data are available, there is some "bullseyeing" on the map.  These maps are for general information purposes only.  For more precise information for your exact location, consult the Kentucky Climate Center or the Indiana State Climate Office.

   Last 28 degree temperature in the spring
   Last 32 degree temperature in the spring
   Last 36 degree temperature in the spring
   First 36 degree temperature in the fall
   First 32 degree temperature in the fall
   First 28 degree temperature in the fall

Climate and Astronomical Links
 View sun and moon information from the U.S. Naval Observatory.
 The highest and lowest temperature in the Lower 48 today (scroll to the bottom)
 Learn about how climate works

Preliminary Local Climatological Data

 The Preliminary Local Climatological Data Sheet summarizes temperature, heating and cooling degree days and precipitation and snowfall. This is preliminary unofficial data compiled within our office, and may contain erroneous or incorrect data.

Official published climatological data can be obtained from the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) in Asheville, North Carolina for about 300 locations nationwide for a small charge. The data can be purchased via the Internet, for both online display, or hard-copy printout as well. Official monthly publications also contain 3-hourly weather observations for that month and an hourly summary of precipitation. Annual LCD publications contain a summary of the past calendar year as well as historical averages and extremes.  Please note that Official LCDs are not available for both LMK and BWG.

 Official Local Climatological Data Publications

Comparison of 1971-2000 normals to the 1981-2010 normals
   Annual
   Seasonal
   Monthly

Historical Holiday Weather

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Nationwide Climatological Information

State of the Climate -- a monthly summary of the nation's climate 

 

TEMPERATURE EXTREMES FOR KENTUCKY
Absolute Maximum Absolute Minimum
114°F on 07/28/1930,
Greensburg
-37°F on 01/19/1994,
Shelbyville
TEMPERATURE EXTREMES FOR INDIANA
Absolute Maximum Absolute Minimum

116°F on 07/14/1936,
Collegeville

-36°F on 01/19/1994,
New Whiteland

 


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