June Summary

June 2013 was a wet month across southern Indiana and northern Kentucky, with southern Kentucky missing out on the heaviest rains.  The rains came in the form of showers and thunderstorms, so some locations got very heavy rain while other spots got relatively little.  This is demonstrated quite well by comparing the monthly total precipitation at Louisville's Bowman Field of 8.60 inches with the total at Louisville International Airport, just 5 miles away, of 4.30 inches.

The most widespread severe weather outbreak took place on the 26th when two clusters of powerful thunderstorms moved from southwest Indiana into southern Indiana and central Kentucky, bringing strong winds and flooding.  Also, two tornadoes occurred that evening:  an EF1 in Perry County and an EF2 in LaRue County.

The only other tornado of the month was an EF2 twister that struck Logan and Simpson Counties on the 10th. 

 

Average Temperature

Departure from Normal

Rainfall

Departure from Normal

Bowling Green

75.9

+0.9

2.37"

-1.83"

Frankfort

72.7

+0.1

6.51"

+2.42"

Lexington

73.7

+1.0

7.54"

+3.10"

Louisville Bowman

74.7

-0.4

8.60"

+4.46"

Louisville OFFICIAL

75.9

+0.3

4.30"

+0.51"

Records set:

12th:  Record warm minimum temperatures of 79 at Bowling Green and 77 at Louisville
26th:  Record rainfall of 2.71" at Frankfort and 2.69" at Louisville

10th wettest June on record at Lexington

The EF2 tornado in Logan County on the 10th.  Thanks to WBKO's Shane Hollinde for sharing this!



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