November Summary

This November was a chilly one, with about two-thirds of the month experiencing colder than normal temperatures.  The final week of the month was especially cold with daily average temperatures as much as twenty degrees below normal and morning lows in the 10 to 15 degree range in some spots.

On the 12th a cold front swept through the Great Lakes and Ohio Valley.  Our snowfall with the front was less than an inch, but one to two inches fell just to the north in Illinois and Indiana.

A few days later on the 17th a powerful storm system brought the only severe weather outbreak of the month.  About five dozen tornadoes ripped across the Midwest and Great Lakes, including the first EF4's ever seen in Illinois in November.  Southern Indiana and central Kentucky fared much better, with just one tornado.  It was an EF1 that struck Huntsville in western Butler County.  The storm damaged trees and homes, resulting in one injury when a double wide lost its roof and two of its walls.

Returning to cold weather after the big storm system, light snow moved through the region on the night of the 26th-27th.  Bourbon County was the winner of the event with about an inch of accumulation. 

 

Average Temperature

Departure from Normal

Precipitation

Departure from Normal

Snowfall

Departure from Normal

Bowling Green

43.8°

-4.6°

2.82"

-1.24"

1.1"

+1.1"

Frankfort

41.2°

-4.8°

2.67"

-0.93"

 

 

Lexington

43.3°

-3.0°

2.45"

-0.95"

1.4"

+1.1"

Louisville Bowman

43.6°

-3.9°

3.27"

-0.22"

 

 

Louisville OFFICIAL

44.8°

-3.9°

3.72"

+0.26"

0.5"

+0.4"

 Records

12th:  Record snowfall of a trace at Bowling Green, 0.4" at Lexington, and 0.3" at Louisville.  Record snow depth of a trace at Lexington and Louisville.
17th:  Record precipitation of 3.14" at Louisville
26th:  Record snowfall of a trace at Bowling Green

7th coldest November on record at Frankfort.

November 12, 2013 snowfall in Wilmore, KY

Autumn met winter when light snow fell in Wilmore on the 12th.  Photo courtesy Neil, via Twitter



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