December Summary

December 2011 was warm and slightly wet, in keeping with the typical weather we experience during a La Niña cold season.  Fortunately there were no strong storms during the month, but we did experience smaller systems coming through the region every few days supplying us with occasional showery weather.  The most significant system of the month brought record rainfall to northern and eastern sections of central Kentucky on the 5th.

Of note, no measurable snow fell in central Kentucky during the month, and less than an inch came down in southern Indiana (almost all of which fell on the morning of the 27th).

  Average Temperature Departure from Normal Precipitation Departure from Normal Snowfall Departure from Normal
Bowling Green 43.2 +4.6 4.79" -0.06" 0 -1.4"
Frankfort 40.5 +5.2 4.13" +0.12"    
Lexington 40.7 +4.7 4.43" +0.50" T -2.5"
Louisville OFFICIAL 42.9 +5.0 5.21" +1.38" T -2.6"
Louisville Bowman 42.6 +5.4 5.17" +1.16"    

Records set:

5th:  Record precipitation of 2.50" at Bowling Green, record precipitation of 1.88" at Lexington, and record precipitation of 2.33" at Louisville
27th:  Record precipitation of 1.16" at Lexington


Sunrise in Stanford, Kentucky on December 4, 2011

Sunrise in Stanford on December 4.  Photo:  Anthony Caudill

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