Winter Summary

 Though this was a La Nina winter, which usually results in a warm and wet season, the Arctic Oscillation took control of our weather and made most of the season cold and dry instead.  Despite the dry conditions, we were cold enough that most of the percipitation that did fall fell as snow, resulting in a snowier than normal winter.

Wamer conditions finally arrived for the final two weeks of the season, along with a couple rounds of severe weather and several tornadoes.

  Average Temperature Departure from Normal Precipitation Departure from Normal Snowfall Departure from Normal
Bowling Green 35.2° -1.8° 10.06" -3.30" 21.2" +12.3"
Frankfort 31.4° -1.7° 9.33 -0.61"    
Lexington 31.5° -3.4° 10.75" +0.11" 27.0" +15.4
Louisville Bowman 33.8°   8.35"      
Louisville Official 34.2° -1.9° 8.83" -1.39" 17.3" +5.6"

This was Frankfort's 8th coldest winter on record and Lexington's 9th snowiest winter on record.

Snow in Brooks, Kentucky on January 20, 2011

Snowfall in Brooks, Kentucky on January 20.



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