September Summary; Driest Ever In Louisville

September 2010 was a very dry and warm month. The only exception was across portions of the Lake Cumberland region where thunderstorms produced heavy rain on the 10th and 11th. As much as 4 inches of rain occurred during those two days. Rainfall amounts for the month were less than one and a half inches in most locations across central Kentucky and south central Indiana. The driest location was south central Indiana and far north central Kentucky where only a few hundreths of an inch was recorded the entire month. This was the driest September on record in Louisvile with only 0.12" reported. The lack of rain has allowed for severe drought conditions to develop.

 

  Average Temperature Departure from Normal Rainfall Departure from Normal
Bowling Green 72.2° +2.6° 1.14" -2.99"
Frankfort 70.4° +3.4° 0.31" -2.84"
Lexington 70.7° +2.7° 0.61" -2.50"
Louisville Bowman 73.3°   0.17"  
Louisville Standiford (OFFICIAL) 75.1° +5.0° 0.12" -2.93"

Records Set:

22nd: Record high temperature at Louisville, 99°.
23rd: Record high temperature at Louisville, 97°.
23rd: Record high temperature at Lexington, 94°.
23rd: Record high temperature at Bowling Green, 95°.
23rd: Record high temperature at Frankfort, 94°.
24th: Record high temperature at Louisville, 96°.

Driest September on record at Louisville.
2nd driest September on record at Frankfort.
Tied 6th driest September on record at Lexington.

Tied 3rd driest of any month at Louisville.
Tied 9th driest of any month at Frankfort.



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