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.
|Location||Average Temperature||Departure from Normal||Rainfall||Departure from Normal|
This was Bowling Green's 5th hottest and Louisville's 3rd hottest summer on record.
Aftermath of a June 22 tornado in Jeffersontown. Photo: J. P. Parrish