April Summary

April 2013 was a largely uneventful month, with near normal temperatures and precipitation at most locations.  The largest departures from normal came in the form of heavy rains from southern Kentucky into the Blue Grass, thanks primarily to a slow-moving warm front that brought widespread rains and some embedded thunderstorms on the 27th.  Minor flooding developed on streams in the Bowling Green region.

Severe weather was rare this month, with just a handful of reports of large hail or strong winds.  The most significant storms of the month dropped golf ball sized hail in Crawford and Washington (Indiana) counties on the 16th, and in Breckinridge County on the 17th. 

 

Average Temperature

Departure from Normal

Precipitation

Departure from Normal

Snowfall

Departure from Normal

Bowling Green

58.4°

+0.7°

6.70"

+2.36"

0

-0.1"

Frankfort

54.1°

-1.1°

3.18"

-0.51"

 

 

Lexington

55.9°

+0.6°

4.87"

+1.27"

0

-0.3"

Louisville Official (SDF)

58.4°

+0.4°

3.75"

-0.26"

0

-0.1" 

Louisville Bowman

57.0°

-0.1°

3.75"

-0.33"

 

 

 Records Set

3rd:  New record low of 21° at Frankfort
10th:  New record high of 84° at Lexington
16th:  New record warm minimum temperature of 66° at Bowling Green
18th:  New record warm minimum temperature of 68° at Bowling Green
25th:  Tied record low of 32° at Bowling Green

Louisville Rainbow

A pair of rainbows over Louisville on the 11th.  Photo:  J. Michael Rash



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