National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce

A slow moving cold front brought widespread rain to the region on the 4th and 5th. Southern Kentucky received the heaviest rain, with around two inches of rainfall in the Mammoth Cave and Bowling Green areas. The Rough River at Dundee crested 0.6' above flood stage on the 5th.

Rain fell somewhere in southern Indiana or central Kentucky every day from the 3rd to the 14th. The rain was particularly heavy from the 10th to the 12th with 1 to 3 inch amounts common, especially across southern Kentucky. Flooding developed on many rivers, including the Ohio. 

In keeping with the theme of the winter, snow was sparse. On the 6th-7th deepening low pressure moving up the Appalachians brought light snows to central Kentucky, followed by a weak system diving southeastward out of the Plains to bring additional light snows on the 8th. Totals were in the 1 to 2 inch range for most locations, but there was a narrow strip of 2-4" from Tompkinsville to Carlisle.

Another weak system coming at us from the north brought snow showers on the night of the 28th-29th. One to two inches of accumulation was reported in the Blue Grass region, generally along and east of a LaGrange-Richmond line.


  Average Temperature Departure from Normal Precipitation Departure from Normal Snowfall Departure from Normal
Bowling Green 42.1° +2.3° 6.12" +2.16" 2.3" -0.7"
Frankfort 38.2° +1.8° 4.17" +0.88"    
Lexington 36.7° -0.2° 4.88" +1.68" 3.6" -1.0"
Louisville Bowman 39.7° +1.6° 3.61" +0.43"    
Louisville Ali 40.4° +1.6° 3.46" +0.28" 1.9" -2.6"



3rd: High of 73° at Bowling Green, high of 69° at Frankfort, high of 74° at Louisville


Keeneland February 29, 2020

Keeneland Race Course on the morning of the 29th.