May Summary

We had yet another quiet month in May with very little severe weather.  Over the course of the month we experienced severe storms on only three days, with just a dozen individual reports of large hail or damaging winds.  On the 19th golf ball sized hail fell on Hodgenville, on the 21st there was scattered wind damage in the Blue Grass, and on the 22nd there was some minor wind damage in Glasgow.

Rainfall and average temperatures were near normal.

  Average Temperature Departure from Normal Rain Departure from Normal
Bowling Green 68.0° +1.6° 4.93" -0.68"
Frankfort 65.1° +1.2° 4.66" -0.19"
Lexington 66.2° +2.0° 5.66" +0.40"
Louisville Bowman 67.5° +1.2° 4.14" -0.98"
Louisville Standiford (official) 68.6° +1.5° 4.03" -1.24"


On the 4th, Bowling Green received record rainfall of 1.65".
On the 15th, Louisville tied a daily warm record low of 70°.

Hail in LaRue County May 19, 2013

Big hail in LaRue County on the 19th.  Photo:  David Mather

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