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Monsoon Continues In The West; Heavy Rain Along Gulf Coast

The active monsoon is expected to continue into next week from the Four Corners region and Desert Southwest to the central Rockies. This rainfall may produce flash flooding and debris flows, especially near recent burn scar areas. Locally heavy rain is likely near the Gulf Coast into the Southeast this weekend due to the arrival of a cold front and weak tropical disturbance. Read More >


Historical Christmas Weather


  Louisville Lexington Bowling Green Frankfort
Highest Temperature 75° in 2021 70° in 2021 & 1982 76° in 2021 72° in 2021
Highest Average Temperature 64° in 2021 & 1982 64° in 1982 67° in 2021 63° in 2021
Lowest Temperature -7° in 1983 -9° in 1983 -7° in 1983 -10° in 1989
Lowest Average Temperature 1° in 1983 -2° in 1983 2° in 1983 4.5° in 1989
Wettest 2.09" in 1987 2.35" in 1987 2.96" in 1987 2.40" in 1895
Snowiest 4.5" in 1890 6.5" in 1935 4.5" in 1935 3.5" in 1948
Deepest Snow Cover 5" in 2004 and 1939 7" in 1935 6" in 1963 5" in 1963


Chances of a White Christmas

Climatological Likelihood of a White Christmas


A car buried in the snow in Milltown, Indiana on December 22, 2004

A car buried in snow in Milltown, Indiana on December 22, 2004.  Photo:  Angela Crecelius

Note on the data presented here:
At Bowling Green and Frankfort data presented here may differ from data presented elsewhere.  That is due primarily to "time shifting," which is when observers give their 24-hour reports at 7am.  The high temperature, for example, may be given by the observer as 80 degrees on the 7am report on June 1, meaning that the 80 degree reading actually happened on the calendar day of May 31 (the previous afternoon).  Unfortunately that high temperature may have gone into the climatological record as having happened on June 1, since that is the date of the report.  Additionally, data may be time shifted for only a portion of a location's history.

An additional problem at Bowling Green is that there have been many observers over the years, occasionally simultaneously, and a difference can arise depending on which observer's data are used.

These issues are not present at Louisville and Lexington.