July Temperature Records Approached or Broken

July marked yet another month of unusual warmth in 2012 across central Kentucky and southern Indiana:

 

July 2012 Average

Warmest Previous Average

 for July (Year)

Rank Among All-Time Hottest Months
Louisville

84.5 (1st)

84.2 (1901)

2nd
(1: 85.0 Aug 2007)

Bowling Green

84.5 (2nd)

84.7 (1901)

3rd
(1:  85.0 Aug 2007
       2:  84.7 Jul 1901)
Lexington

80.5 (2nd)

81.1 (1936)

4th
(1:  81.6 Aug 1936
2:  81.1 Jul 1936
3:  80.7 Aug 2007)

Frankfort

80.3 (7th--tie)

82.5 (1901)

10th

 

The 100-degree heat is rivaling the marks set during the Dust Bowl.  Louisville, Bowling Green, and Lexington have had more 100-degree days this year than in any year since 1954.

 

 

100+ degree days

July 2012

100+ degree days

2012 Year to Date

Most 100+ degree days in a year

(Year)

Louisville

7

10

16 (1936)

Bowling Green

7

10

31 (1936)

Lexington

4

7

21 (1936)

Frankfort

4

7

23 (1936)



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