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Tropical Depression Bertha Lifting North; Isolated Severe Across Southern U.S.; Heat Continues In West

Tropical Depression Bertha continues to weaken and lift north toward the central Appalachians and eastern Ohio Valley. Heavy rain, gusty winds and flooding are likely. Meanwhile, isolated severe thunderstorms are possible on Thursday from the Southeast to south-central High Plains. Finally, the ongoing heat wave continues in the West and will expand into the Rockies by the weekend. Read More >

Each month of the season was warmer than normal, resulting in one of our warmest falls on record. Each month was also quite dry, causing severe to extreme levels of drought to develop south of the Ohio River by November. On the plus side, the dry conditions meant there was very little severe weather.

  Average Temperature Departure from Normal Precipitation Departure from Normal
Bowling Green 64.0° +4.9° 4.04" -7.49"
Frankfort 61.8° +5.1° 4.19" -6.11"
Lexington 62.3° +5.1° 3.84" -5.73"
Louisville Bowman 63.4° +5.0° 4.65" -5.34"
Louisville International 64.8° +5.1° 4.58" -5.28"


Bowling Green: 3rd warmest and 6th driest fall on record
Frankfort: 2nd warmest and 10th driest fall on record
Lexington: 2nd warmest and 6th driest fall on record
Louisville: Warmest and 10th driest fall on record