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August was generally cool and dry, and a fairly quiet month with few extremes. Most days' temperatures were within 10 degrees of normal and total precipitation was generally near normal as well. One of the more striking aspects of the month was a relative lack of extreme summer heat, with only a handful of days in the 90s. Frankfort actually never did reach 90°, making this the first August to not have a 90° temperature in Frankfort. The month finished up as Frankfort's 9th coolest August on record.

There was almost no severe weather during the month. The most significant storm occurred on the 4th when thunderstorms blew trees down in and near Louisville around 8 o'clock that evening.

  Average Temperature Departure from Normal Rain Departure from Normal
Bowling Green 75.0° -2.5° 1.57" -1.76"
Frankfort 72.5° -2.7° 3.01" -0.35"
Lexington 73.0° -2.3° 2.20" -1.05"
Louisville Bowman 75.0° -2.5° 2.25" -1.06"
Louisville International 76.4° -2.0° 3.47" +0.14"


A lightning strike took out a chunk of asphault on the Bowman Field ramp on the 19th. Thanks to Patrick Melton for taking the photos and Mark Powers for forwarding them to us.