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Heat, Severe and Fire Weather

Excessive heat warnings persist across the Desert Southwest, while the heat and humidity lingers along the East Coast. An extensive zone of strong to severe thunderstorms with damaging winds and locally heavy rain are expected along a strong cold front from New England to the south-central Plains. Finally, elevated fire weather threats/red flag warnings are likely across the Inter-mountain West. Read More >


Historical Easter Weather



  Louisville Lexington Bowling Green Frankfort
Highest Temperature 87° in 1910 84° in 1941 and 1910 87° in 1941 and 1910 86° in 1941
Highest Average Temperature 75° in 1957 72° in 1957 74° in 1995 73° in 1921
Lowest Temperature 20° in 1964 17° in 1964 19° in 1923 20° in 1940
Lowest Average Temperature 27.5° in 1894 25° in 1940 36° in 2007 and 1970 27° in 1948 and 1940
Wettest 1.39" in 2017 1.59" in 1932 2.38" in 1932 1.63" in 2005
Snowiest 6.4" in 1970 3.9" in 1970 T in 2008 and several previous years 3.0" in 1970
Deepest Snow Cover 6" in 1970 4" in 1970 0 3" in 1970


Opening Day at Keenland in Lexington, April 6, 2007

Opening day at Keeneland in Lexington on April 6, 2007.  Photo:  Steve Blake

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.