Factoids About The Heat...updated 800 AM Tuesday

Here are some history factoids about 100 degree heat in our area.

 

What is the highest temperature on record in...

Louisville? 107 on July 24, 1901, July 28, 1930, and July 14, 1936
Lexington? 108 on July 10, 1936 and July 15, 1936
Bowling Green? 113 on July 28, 1930
Frankfort? 111 on July 15, 1936
the entire state of Kentucky? 114 in Greensburg on July 28, 1930

What is our longest stretch of consecutive 100 degree days?

Louisville:  8 ending on July 15, 1936
Lexington:  9 ending on July 15, 1936
Bowling Green:  10 ending on July 29, 1901
Frankfort:  9 ending on July 15, 1936
 
What is our longest stretch of consecutive 100 degree days in June?
Louisville:  3 in 2012 (June 28-30)
Lexington:  4 in 1936 (June 27-30)
Bowling Green:  5 in 1936  (June 26-30)
Frankfort:  7 in 1914 (June 22-28)
 
What is the greatest number of 100 degree days we've ever had in June?
Louisville:  3 in 1914 and in 2012
Lexington:  4 in 1936
Bowling Green:  9 in 1914 and 1936
Frankfort:  8 in 1933
 
When was our most recent 100 degree day?
Louisville:  June 28-July 2, 2012 (103/105/104/103/100), before that it was September 3, 2011 (102)
Lexington:  June 28-July 1, 2012 (102/102/103/103), before that it was August 16, 2007 (102)
Bowling Green:  June 28-July 2, 2012 (106/110/108/105/101), before that it was September 3, 2011 (101)
Frankfort:  June 28-July 1, 2012 (100/100/100/101), before that it was August 16, 2007 (103)
 
When was our most recent 100 degree day in June?
Louisville:  June 28-30, 2012 (103/105/104), before that it was June 25, 1988 (101)
Lexington:  June 28-30, 2012 (102/102/103), before that it was June 25, 1988 (101)
Bowling Green:  June 28-30, 2012 (106/110/108), before that it was June 23, 1988 (102)
Frankfort:  June 28-30, 2012 (100/100/100), before that it was June 25, 1988 (101)
 
When was the last time we had 2 or more consecutive 100 degree days?
Louisville:  June 28-July 2, 2012 (103/105/104/103/100), before that it was September 1-3, 2011
Lexington:  June 28-July 1, 2012 (102/102/103/103), before that it was August 15-16, 2007
Bowling Green:  June 28-July 2, 2012 (106/110/108/105/101), before that it was September 2-3, 2011
Frankfort:  June 28-July 1, 2012 (100/100/100/101), before that it was August 15-16, 2007
 
When was the last time we had 2 or more consecutive 100 degree days in June?
Louisville:  June 28-30, 2012 (103/105/104), before that it was June 28-29, 1952 (101, 102)
Lexington:  June 28-30, 2012 (102/102/103), before that it was June 27-28, 1944 (101, 103)
Bowling Green:  June 28-30, 20120 (106/110/108), before that it was June 26-27, 1954 (101, 101)
Frankfort:  June 28-30, 2012 (100/100/100), before that it was June 21-22, 1953 (101, 100)
 
How often do we hit 100 degrees in June? (as of and including June 30, 2012)
Louisville has had 20 100 degree days in June since 1872
Lexington has had 12 100 degree days in June since 1873
Bowling Green has had 92 100 degree days in June since 1894
Frankfort has had 38 100 degree days in June since 1895


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