May Summary

 May was a warm month with rainfall amounts about normal for this time of year.  Severe weather was confined to the middle of the month, between the 9th and 22nd.  The most widespread severe weather outbreak took place on the 21st-22nd as several rounds of thunderstorms brought hail and high winds to some locations.  Radcliff, Hodgenville, and Campbellsville were especially hard hit by gusty winds during the pre-dawn hours of the 22nd.

The only tornado of the month was an EF0 that was on the ground for a mile and a half in rural Bullitt County southeast of Shepherdsville.  Minor damage was done to homes and trees.

 

Average Temperature

Departure from Normal

Precipitation

Departure from Normal

Bowling Green

68.3°

+1.9°

3.11"

-2.50"

Frankfort

65.0°

+1.1°

5.75"

+0.90"

Lexington

66.5°

+2.3°

5.43"

+0.17"

Louisville Bowman

69.8°

+3.5°

4.13"

-0.99"

Louisville Standiford

69.1°

+2.0°

4.04"

-1.23"

Records:

14th:  Record rainfall of 2.09" at Lexington
17th:  Record low of 38° at Lexington

Crawford County downpour

Heavy rain pours down onto Crawford County on the 12th.  Wade Bell



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