Winter Summary

As is typical in El Nino winters, and was well predicted last fall, this winter turned out to be colder and drier than normal in southern Indiana and central Kentucky.  All three months were colder and drier than normal at Lousville and Lexington.  However, after a slow start in December, from late January through February significant snowfalls did impact the region, leading to a snowier than normal winter season.

December Monthly Summary

January Monthly Summary

February Monthly Summary

At Louisville International this was the coldest and snowiest winter since 2003. (31.7 degrees & 23.7")
At Lexington this was the coldest winter since 1979 and the snowiest since 1994. ( 29.5 degrees & 26.6")
At Bowling Green this was the coldest since 2001 and the snowiest since 1979. (34.8 degrees & 27.3")


  Average Temperature Departure from Normal Precipitation Departure from Normal Snowfall Departure from Normal
Bowling Green 34.8 -2.2 8.78" -4.58" 15.4" +6.5"
Frankfort  30.9 -2.2 8.57" -1.37"    
Lexington  30.7 -4.2 8.64" -2.00" 23.7" +12.1"
Louisville Bowman  32.5   7.31"      
Louisville International (OFFICIAL)  32.5 -3.6 7.62" -2.60" 21.3" +9.6"

Frozen falls

Goshen, Kentucky on January 7.  Michael Harris

Return to News Archive is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.