April Summary

Overall, April 2014 was a quiet month in southern Indiana and central Kentucky.  Though April can sometimes be a meteorologically explosive month, we had less than a dozen instances of severe weather scattered over just four days.  On the 3rd hail to the size of golf balls fell on Butler and Grayson counties.  Then, from the 27th to the 29th there were a few reports of trees and power lines blown down in widely scattered locations across central Kentucky.

Winter gave its last gasp on the 15th as temperatures dropped just enough behind a departing cold front to bring light snow to the region.  Up to half an inch of accumulation was witnessed, especially in the Blue Grass counties of Kentucky.  Temperatures on the 15th and 16th were about 15 degrees colder than normal...after having been as much as 20 degrees warmer than normal just a few days earlier on the 13th!

 

Average Temperature

Departure from Normal

Precipitation

Departure from Normal

Snowfall

Departure from Normal

Bowling Green

58.7°

+1.0°

6.57"

+2.23"

T

-0.1"

Frankfort

56.6°

+1.4°

6.61"

+2.92"

   

Lexington

58.4°

+3.1°

5.99"

+2.39"

0.3"

0

Louisville Bowman

60.8°

+3.7°

7.46"

+3.38"

   
Louisville International

59.9°

+1.9°

7.01"

+3.00"

0.1"

0

 Records

13th:  Record warm minimum temperature of 69° at Louisville, 64° at Lexington, and 63° at Frankfort
15h:  Record snowfall of 0.1" at Louisville, 0.3" at Lexington, and a trace at Bowling Green.  Record snow depth of a trace at Lexington.
16th:  Record low of 27° at Bowling Green and 24° at Frankfort
28th:  Record rainfall of 2.50" at Bowling Green and 2.06" at Frankfort
29th:  Record rainfall of 1.31" at Lexington

Waco KY lightning

Lightning striking near Waco, KY, on the 28th.  Jason Rawlins



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