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  Louisville Lexington Bowling Green Frankfort
Highest Temperature 94° in 1895 and 2011 92° in 1937, 1944, and 1953 97° in 1911 96° in 1895
Highest Average Temperature 84° in 2011 81.5° in 1953 83° in 1953 81.5° in 1895
Lowest Temperature 40° in 1889 and 1947 38° in 1947 40° in 1947 39° in 1947
Lowest Average Temperature 43.5° in 1889 50.5° in 1889 and 1992 54° in 1947 50° in 1992
Wettest 3.31" in 1990 1.61" in 1996 2.41" in 1991 1.69" in 1976

 

Clark County, Indiana Tornado Damage May 30, 2004

Jeffersonville, Indiana on May 30, 2004.  Photo:  NWS


Note on the data presented here:
At Bowling Green and Frankfort data presented here may differ from data presented elsewhere.  That is due primarily to "time shifting," which is when observers give their 24-hour reports at 7am.  The high temperature, for example, may be given by the observer as 80 degrees on the 7am report on June 1, meaning that the 80 degree reading actually happened on the calendar day of May 31 (the previous afternoon).  Unfortunately that high temperature may have gone into the climatological record as having happened on June 1, since that is the date of the report.  Additionally, data may be time shifted for only a portion of a location's history.

An additional problem at Bowling Green is that there have been many observers over the years, occasionally simultaneously, and a difference can arise depending on which observer's data are used.

These issues are not present at Louisville and Lexington.