August 2010 Summary

August 2010 was very warm and dry. The exception was across portions of south central Kentucky along the Tennessee border where rainfall was much above normal.

Weather systems moved across the region at times through the month, and, combined with the warmth and humidity, severe weather occurred a few times. A slow moving front combined with moisture from the Gulf of Mexico to produce heavy rainfall on August 18th and 19th. Most of the rain for the month across south central Kentucky fell on those two days. Amounts of two to six inches were common. The most widespread severe weather occurred on August 14th. The two hottest days of the year occurred on the 4th and the 11th when heat indices peaked over 110 degrees in many areas.

  Average Temperature Departure from Normal Rainfall Departure from Normal
Bowling Green 80.7° +3.9° 5.60" +2.24"
Frankfort 78.3° +4.4° 1.20" -2.38"
Lexington 78.1° +3.3° 0.58" -3.19"
Louisville Bowman 80.9°   2.40"  
Louisville Standiford (OFFICIAL) 82.8° +5.8° 2.06" -1.35"

Records Set:

4th: Record high temperature at Louisville, 102°.
10th: Record warmest low (tie) at Louisville, 81°.
11th: Record warmest low temperature at Louisville, 81°.
11th: Record warmest low temperature (tie) at Lexington, 75°.
11th: Record warmest low temperature at Bowling Green, 77°.
14th: Record high temperature at Louisville, 100°.
15th:  Record high temperature at Louisville, 99°. 
18th: Record rainfall at Bowling Green, 3.23".

3rd warmest August on record at Louisville.
5th warmest (tie June 2010) of any month on record at Louisville.

3rd driest August on record at Lexington.

 

 

 


Louisville, KY on the 12th
Mike Howard

Louisville, KY on the 12th
Mike Howard

Louisville on the 16th
Neal Singleton
Madison County on the 15th
Mike Pence

 



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