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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 Halloween Weather


  Louisville Lexington Bowling Green Frankfort
Highest Temperature 84° in 1950 82° in 1950 and 1935 87° in 1922 83° in 1971
Highest Average Temperature 71.5° in 1900 70.5° in 1900 73° in 1900 69.5° in 1919
Lowest Temperature 26° in 1887 22° in 1887 17° in 1887 23° in 1952
Lowest Average Temperature 34.5° in 1925 33° in 1954 31° in 1925 32.5° in 1954
Wettest 1.68" in 1941 1.77" in 1942 2.70" in 1942 2.82" in 2018
Snowiest Trace in 2014, 1993, 54, 30 0.1" in 1954 0.9" in 1993 Trace in 1925
Deepest Snow Cover Trace in 1993 0 0 Trace in 1925


Tornado damage in Dubois County October 18, 2007

Tornado damage in Dubois County on October 18, 2007.  Photo:  NWS

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.