National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce

...Wettest Calendar Year on Record at Lexington, Louisville, and Frankfort*...

 

  Average Temperature Departure from Normal Precipitation Departure from Normal Snow Departure from Normal
Bowling Green 59.8° +1.8° 54.93" +5.04" 12.2" +3.0"
Frankfort 57.1° +1.8° 68.94" +23.32"    
Lexington 57.3° +1.7° 71.98" +26.81" 22.1" +9.1"
Louisville Bowman 58.8° +1.6° 65.42" +19.88"    
Louisville International 59.5° +1.3° 68.83" +23.92" 19.4" +6.9"

 

6th warmest year on record at Bowling Green and Louisville
7th warmest year on record at Lexington

*Previous record wet years, all set in 2011: Lexington 66.35", Louisville 68.02", Frankfort 65.58"

Not only was this the wettest calendar year on record at Lexington and Frankfort, it was also those cities' wettest 12-month period (using calendar months) and wettest 365-day period on record. The wettest 12-month period (using calendar months) for Louisville is 73.72" April 1996-March 1997, and Louisville's wettest 365-day period is 75.54" March 19, 1996 - March 18, 1997. (All of the above as of December 31, 2018.)

 

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