First Fall Snow Climatology

 

Louisville
Average* date of first trace of snowfall November 15
Average* date of first measurable (≥0.1") snowfall December 7
Average* date of first 1" snowfall December 26
Average* date of first 4" snowfall January 19
Normal** date of first measurable (≥0.1") snowfall November 24
Earliest trace of snowfall Trace on October 10, 1906^
Earliest measurable (≥0.1") snowfall 1.4" on October 19, 1989
Earliest trace of snow depth Trace on October 19, 1989
Earliest 1" snow depth 1" on October 30, 1993

* 1884-present
**1981-2010 NCDC normal
^Frozen precipitation was reported on October 6, 1952, but it is unknown if the precipitation was snow or sleet.  On that day Fort Knox reported sleet and Lexington reported snow.

 

Lexington
Average* date of first trace of snowfall November 12
Average* date of first measurable (≥0.1") snowfall November 29
Average* date of first 1" snowfall December 19
Average* date of first 4" snowfall January 18
Normal** date of first measurable (≥0.1") snowfall November 14
Earliest trace of snowfall Trace on October 6, 1952
Earliest measurable (≥0.1") snowfall 0.2" on October 19, 1972
Earliest trace of snow depth Trace on November 1, 1954
Earliest 1" snow depth 1" on November 2, 1966 and 1954

 *1887-present
**1981-2010 NCDC normal

 

Bowling Green
Average* date of first trace of snowfall December 3
Average* date of first measurable (≥0.1") snowfall December 25
Average* date of first 1" snowfall January 3
Average* date of first 4" snowfall January 23
Normal** date of first measurable (≥0.1") snowfall December 4
Earliest trace of snowfall Trace on October 18, 1989
Earliest measurable (≥0.1") snowfall 1" on October 20, 1913
Earliest trace of snow depth 1" on October 30, 1925
Earliest 1" snow depth 1" on October 30, 1925

 *1893-present
**1981-2010 NCDC normal

 

Frankfort
Earliest trace of snowfall Trace on October 15, 1961
Earliest measurable (≥0.1") snowfall 2" on October 30, 1925
Earliest trace of snow depth Trace on October 24, 1929
Earliest 1" snow depth 2" on October 30, 1925

(Historical snowfall records at Frankfort are very spotty)



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