Summer of 2004 Overview

  • The summer of 2004 featured periods of hot and humid weather.  During these periods of heat, the heat index occasionally exceeded 100 degrees. Excessive Heat Warnings were issued by the Paducah National Weather Service three times (July 13, 21, and Aug 3).  Uncharacteristic of summers in our area, strong cold fronts interrupted the heat and humidity for up to two weeks at a time. A few record low temperatures were set.  

  • Rainfall during the summer months was much higher in southwest Indiana, northwest Kentucky, and southeast Illinois than elsewhere. Rainfall was above normal in the Evansville Tri-State area, but it was much below normal in parts of far western Kentucky and southeast Missouri.   However, none of the region was declared to be in a drought.

Summer (June-August), 2004 - Preliminary data 

Evansville 

Paducah 

Precipitation / Departure from normal 

Precipitation / Departure from normal

12.30 inches Dep.: +1.31 inches 7.49 inches Dep.: -4.46 inches

Temperatures / Departure from norm

Temperatures / Departure from norm

Average: 73.8 Dep.: -2.8 Average: 74.2 Dep.: -2.1

Outlook: What does September hold in store for our region? Check the 8-to-14 day outlook available via the Climate Prediction Center. 

 


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