Warmest Spring on Record

A historically warm March across central Kentucky was followed by well-above-normal temperatures in May. Throw in temperatures that ran just slightly above average in April, and that's enough for the warmest spring on record. All four long-term climate sites in central Kentucky broke records, with Louisville and Bowling Green surpassing the old marks by 3 degrees! It's also worth noting that 3 of the last 6 springs rank among the warmest 10 springs. 

Average Temperatures (March through May)...

  Spring 2012 Old record (Year) 2012 Departure from Normal
Louisville OFFICIAL
63.9° 61.0° (1977) +6.3°
Lexington 60.3° 60.0° (1977) +5.3°
Frankfort 60.1° 60.1° (1921) +5.4°
Bowling Green  65.0° 61.6° (1929) +7.5°
Louisville Bowman 64.4°   +7.6°

Precipitation (March through May)...

  Precipitation Departure from Normal Snowfall Departure from Normal
Louisville OFFICIAL 17.49" +4.04" 3.5" +2.0"
Lexington 9.21" -3.72" 5.3" +3.6"
Frankfort 11.80" -1.12"    
Bowling Green 11.02" -3.23" 0 -1.2"
Louisville Bowman 17.52" +4.16"    

March Summary

April Summary

May Summary

March 2, 2012 EF4 southern Indiana tornado

EF4 tornado near New Pekin, Indiana on March 2.  WDRB



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