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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 Independence Day Weather

 

 

  Louisville Lexington Bowling Green Frankfort
Highest Temperature 102° in 2012 and 1911 99° in 2012 102° in 2012 100° in 1934
Highest Average Temperature 89° in 2012 and 1911 86° in 1921 89° in 1897 85.5° in 1934
Lowest Temperature 51° in 1968 50° in 1968 52° in 1924 and 1907 49° in 1968
Lowest Average Temperature 65° in 1968 63.5° in 1909 67° in 1972 and 1924 62° in 1968
Wettest 5.04" in 1896 1.83" in 1935 2.40" in 1941 2.60" in 1925

 

Natural and man-made fireworks north of Lexington on May 30, 2010

Natural and man-made fireworks north of Lexington on May 30, 2010.  Photo:  John Bradshaw


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.