2012...still the warmest year to date

Due to a very warm winter and a historically warm March, 2012 is still on track as the warmest year to date (May 21st) on record in Louisville, Lexington, and Bowling Green. In Frankfort, it's the 3rd warmest start to a year, trailing only 1946 and 1921.  

Also, for meteorological spring (the months of March, April, and May), we are also exceeding the previous records, except in Frankfort where we have tied the warmest spring on record to this point. With temperatures expected to rise well above normal over the Memorial Day weekend, there's a high probability that 2012 will end up as a record-warm spring.


Average temperature for the year through May 21st...

Year to date Average temperature 2012     

Old record



 49.0  (1921)

Bowling Green


 52.2  (1932)



 53.0  (1880)



 50.6 (1946)


                                              Average temperature since March 1st...

  Spring 2012 Average Old record
Lexington 58.8 58.2 (1977)
Bowling Green 63.8

60.1 (1929)

Louisville 62.4 59.2 (1977)
Frankfort 58.8 58.8 (1946)



Return to News Archive

USA.gov is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.