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Flood Threat For Several Locations Today

The active monsoon season will continue the rest of the week and the flood threat today stretches from the Arizona to portions of the Intermountain West. Meanwhile, a humid and moist air mass ahead of a cold front may result in heavy rain and flooding from the Mid-Atlantic to the eastern Ohio and Tennessee Valleys. Finally, slow moving storms may produce flooding for the central Gulf Coast states. 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.