Meteorological summer is defined as the months of June, July, and August. All of the following data are based on preliminary figures.
At Paducah, the average summer temperature ranked as the tenth warmest on record. The average temperature was 79.3 degrees. The record warmest summer was 81.0 degrees, which occurred just last year as well as in 1952 and 1954. Records at Paducah go back to 1937.
At Evansville, the average summer temperature ranked as the 17th warmest on record. The average temperature was 79.0 degrees, which also occurred in 1933 and 1980. The record warmest summer is 82.1 degrees, which occurred in 1936. Records at Evansville go back to 1897.
Rainfall for the summer was 13.80 inches at Evansville and 12.04 inches at Paducah. These rainfall amounts were above normal. The 13.80 inches at Evansville was the 18th highest. The summer rainfall at Paducah did not rank in the top 20. The turn toward somewhat drier weather was in sharp contrast to the spring, which was the wettest spring on record at Paducah and the 2nd wettest spring at Evansville.