National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce

This month was marked by a very lengthy and widespread severe weather event lasting from the early morning hours of the 20th to the early morning hours of the following day as multiple rounds of storms pushed through the region. There were dozens of reports of strong winds and large hail. Four tornadoes touched down between 2pm and 10pm on the 20th.

The rest of the month was fairly quiet with regards to severe weather. The only other significant event was on the 5th when thunderstorms developed in a very unstable atmosphere and generated locally gusty winds south of the Ohio River. Campbellsville was particularly hard hit.

There were few extreme temperatures during the month. The hottest days were the 4th and 5th when the mercury reached the middle and upper 90s. 

Sadly, a 14-week-old boy died after being left in a hot car on the 23rd in New Albany.

  Average Temperature Departure from Normal Rain Departure from Normal
Bowling Green 80.1° +1.4° 2.64" -1.46"
Frankfort 77.0° +0.7° 6.10" +1.71"
Lexington 76.9° +0.7° 4.41" -0.24"
Louisville Bowman 78.8° +1.0° 6.63" +2.46"
Louisville International 79.9° +0.6° 5.13" +0.90"



1st: Warm low of 78° at Louisville
5th: Warm low of 76° at Bowling Green, warm low of 80° at Louisville
20th: Rainfall of 2.35" at Louisville



EF-1 tornado near Corydon on the 20th. Video Courtesy of Gregory Linker