July 2010 Summary

July 2010 was very warm and rainfall varied widely. Many locations away from our official observing sites were drier than normal, but Louisville, Lexington, and Frankfort were above normal.

Weather systems moved across the region at times through the month, and, combined with the warmth and humidity, severe weather occurred several times. A slow moving storm caused severe flash flooding in Berea on the 27th. A line of thunderstorms caused widespread gusty winds on the 19th. An incredible microburst from a thunderstorm on the 17th produced 85-90 mph winds in Shelby County. Another rogue storm in Hart County on the 10th produced a microburst as well with winds estimated at 80 mph.

  Average Temperature Departure from Normal Rainfall Departure from Normal
Bowling Green 81.1° +2.6° 4.48" -0.06"
Frankfort 78.2° +3.0° 6.26" +2.08"
Lexington 78.0° +1.9° 6.06" +1.25"
Louisville Bowman 81.1°   5.68"  
Louisville Standiford (OFFICIAL) 82.9° +4.5° 5.21" +0.91"

Records Set:

25th:  Record warm low at Bowling Green, 79°. 

3rd warmest July on record at Louisville.
5th warmest of any month on record at Louisville.


Flooding in Berea on the 28th

Adair County storm on the 19th
Kristy Keene

Lexington on the 17th
John Bradshaw

Hart County July 10th


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