Past October Snows

With all the chilly air forecast for the region this week, we thought we'd take a look at how frequently we see October snow in central Kentucky.  All known past October snows are presented in the tables below.  "Trace" means just a few flurries fell.

Louisville

Lexington

Bowling Green

Louisville

Date Amount
October 6, 1952 Trace 
October 10, 1906 Trace
October 12, 1907 Trace
October 18, 1989 Trace
October 19, 1989 1.4"
October 20, 1913 Trace
October 20, 1989 Trace
October 21, 1913 Trace
October 23, 1917 Trace
October 23, 1937 1.2"
October 24, 1929 Trace
October 25, 1926 Trace
October 25, 1962 Trace
October 26, 1898 Trace
October 26, 1957 Trace
October 27, 1942 Trace
October 28, 1910 Trace
October 28, 1925 0.5"
October 29, 1917 Trace
October 29, 1925 0.5"
October 29, 1954 Trace
October 29, 1993 Trace
October 30, 1917 Trace
October 30, 1954 Trace
October 30, 1925 2.5"
October 30, 1993 2.4"
October 31, 1930 Trace
October 31, 1954 Trace
October 31, 1993 Trace

Average date of first snowflakes:  November 15
Average date of first measureable:  December 7
Average date of first inch:  December 26

Lexington

Date Amount
October 6, 1952 Trace
October 10, 1906 Trace
October 11, 1905 Trace
October 18, 1989 Trace
October 19, 1917 Trace
October 19, 1930 Trace
October 19, 1972 0.2"
October 19, 1974 Trace
October 19, 1989 Trace
October 20, 1913 Trace
October 20, 1916 Trace
October 20, 1989 Trace
October 20, 1992 Trace
October 21, 1913 Trace
October 22, 1925 Trace
October 23, 1917 0.2"
October 23, 1937 Trace
October 24, 1929 Trace
October 24, 1937 Trace
October 25, 1926 Trace
October 25, 1962 Trace
October 26, 1898 0.2"
October 26, 1957 Trace
October 27, 1906 Trace
October 27, 1932 Trace
October 27, 1936 Trace
October 27, 1942 Trace
October 27, 1957 Trace
October 27, 1995 Trace
October 27, 2008 Trace
October 28, 1906 Trace
October 28, 1910 Trace
October 28, 1925 0.5"
October 29, 1910 0.5"
October 29, 1920 Trace
October 29, 1954 Trace
October 30, 1913 Trace
October 30, 1917 Trace
October 30, 1925 2.3"
October 30, 1954 Trace
October 30, 1993 Trace
October 31, 1918 Trace
October 31, 1954 0.1"
October 31, 1993 Trace 

Average date of first snowflakes:  November 12
Average date of first measureable:  November 29
Average date of first inch:  December 19

Bowling Green

October 18, 1989 Trace
October 19, 1989 Trace
October 20, 1913 1.0"
October 26, 1957 Trace
October 28, 1910 Trace
October 30, 1925 3.0"
October 30, 1993 Trace
October 31, 1993 0.9"

Average date of first measureable:  January 12*
Average date of first 1.0":  January 14
*because Bowling Green has a relatively short, sporadic snow season, this value should be taken with a grain of salt



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