July Summary

Needless to say, July 2012 was a hot one! 

 

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

As often happens during hot summers, drought conditions did set in, especially west of I-65.  However, several rounds of thunderstorms during the month brough periodic rains to the region.  As a matter of fact, it ended up as the 9th wettest July on record at Lexington.  Severe weather occurred on several days, with the most significant event taking place on the 19th.  On that day strong storms developed over southern Indiana and moved southeast across central Kentucky, producing widespread wind damage.

  Average Temperature Departure from Normal Precipitation Departure from Normal
Bowling Green 84.5° +5.8° 5.82" +1.71"
Frankfort 80.3° +4.0° 5.64" +1.25"
Lexington 80.5° +4.3° 8.01" +3.36"
Louisville Bowman 83.3° +5.5° 3.50" -0.67"
Louisville OFFICIAL 84.5° +5.2° 4.00" -0.23"

Records:

July 1:  Record high of 103 at Louisville, record high of 103 at Lexington, record high of 105 at Bowling Green, record high of 101 at Frankfort
July 2:  Record high of 102 at Louisville, record high of 97 at Lexington
July 4:  Record high of 102 at Louisville, record high of 99 at Lexington, record high of 102 at Bowling Green
July 5:  Record high of 104 at Louisville, record high of 99 at Lexington, record high of 103 at Bowling Green
July 6:  Record high of 103 at Louisville, record high of 103 at Lexington, record high of 103 at Bowling Green, record high of 101 at Frankfort
July 7:  Record high of 106 at Louisville, record warm low of 80 at Louisville, record high of 105 at Lexington, record warm low of 77 at Bowling Green, record high of 103 at Frankfort
July 17:  Record warm low of 77 at Bowling Green
July 18:  Record warm low of 76 at Bowling Green

Warmest July on record at Louisville
2nd warmest July on record at Lexington and Bowling Green
7th warmest July on record at Frankfort
9th wettest July on record at Lexington

 

mammatus

Mammatus over Dubois County on July 19. Shannelle Kline



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