National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce

The month started off very warm, with readings well into the 60s and 70s on Groundhog Day. Colder weather then swept in for the next couple of weeks, with the mercury dipping into the teens from the 9th to the 14th.

A couple of cold fronts brought light snows to the region from the 8th to the 10th. Total amounts over the three day period were in the 1 to 4 inch range. The most significant snow-maker of the month came through on Valentine's Day as Gulf of Mexico moisture was swept northward into cold air. Three to six inches of snow blanketed the region.

The snow didn't last long, though, as temperatures soared once again a few days later on the 20th. Louisville made it to within 2 degrees of the city's all-time record high for the month!

On the 23rd-24th a strong area of low pressure lifted northward from the Gulf and moved right through the Ohio Valley. One to three inches of rainfall led to some minor flooding.

  Average Temperature Departure from Normal Precipitation Departure from Normal Snowfall Departure from Normal
Bowling Green 41.4° +1.6° 4.77" +0.81" 9.2" +5.9"
Frankfort 38.0° +1.6° 4.57" +1.28"    
Lexington 38.2° +1.3° 4.46" +1.26" 5.0" +0.4"
Louisville Bowman 39.5° +1.4° 4.96" +1.78"    
Louisville International 40.3° +1.5° 4.81" +1.63" 6.2" +1.7"



2nd: Record high of 73° at Bowling Green, record high of 70° at Frankfort, record high of 72° at Lexington, record high of 69° at Louisville
3rd: Record precipitation of 0.95" at Lexington
20th: Record high of 73° at Frankfort, record high of 72° at Lexington, record high of 76° at Louisville

10th snowiest February on record at Bowling Green