National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce

As opposed to the first week of January last year, 2019 started out quite warm. The warmth peaked on the 7th and 8th when average daily temperatures were 20-25 degrees above normal and afternoon highs were in the 60s. Then, the middle of the month was near normal and the last third of the month was cold.

The most significant cold outbreak waited until the last couple days of the month when the mercury dipped into the single digits. Unfortunately on the 30th those cold temperatures were accompanied by gusty winds that took wind chills down to as low as 24 degrees below zero.

There were no large snowfalls during the month, but light snows on the order of 1-4 inches took place on the 11th-12th, 19th-20th, and 29th-30th. The snow on the 19th-20th was accompanied by strong gusty winds.

  Average Temperature Departure from Normal Precipitation Departure from Normal Snowfall Departure from Normal
Bowling Green 37.4° +1.7° 3.29" -0.32" 3.4" +0.1"
Frankfort 33.4° +0.9° 3.55" +0.29"    
Lexington 33.8° +0.9° 4.35" +1.15" 5.4" +1.5"
Louisville Bowman 35.4° +0.9° 2.94" -0.44"    
Louisville International 35.2° +0.3° 3.22" -0.02" 7.5" +3.8"



8th: High of 69° at Bowling Green


Snowfall in Louisville KY January 19-20, 2019

Snow-covered roads in Louisville on the 19th-20th. TRIMARC