Summer Summary

Summer 2011 provided us with urban tornadoes in June, record high dew points in July, and a return to drought conditions in August.  It was a hot summer throughout the region, but rainfall amounts varied widely due to the convective nature of scattered thunderstorms.  By summer's end severe drought had developed in the Lake Cumberland area, with light to moderate drought conditions elsewhere.

June Summary

July Summary

August Summary

Location Average Temperature Departure from Normal Rainfall Departure from Normal
Bowling Green 79.8 +2.7 12.23" +0.65"
Frankfort 75.9 +1.2 10.83" -1.01"
Lexington 76.0 +1.3 11.76" -0.58"
Louisville Bowman 79.4 +2.6 15.97" +4.35"
Louisville OFFICIAL 80.0 +2.2 12.95" +1.60"

This was Bowling Green's 5th hottest and Louisville's 3rd hottest summer on record.

June 22 Jtown tor

Aftermath of a June 22 tornado in Jeffersontown.  Photo:  J. P. Parrish

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