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Severe Storms For The Northeast U.S..; Heat And Fire Out West

A strong cold front will likely trigger severe thunderstorms and locally heavy rain on Friday from the Interior Northeast into the eastern Ohio Valley and northern Mid-Atlantic region, especially in New York state and Pennsylvania. Meanwhile, in addition to the ongoing heat wave in the West, fire weather concerns are increasing across the Great Basin into the Four Corners region. Read More >

This July was warmer than normal, though no one day was more than 10 degrees above average at the main climate sites. High temperatures were consistently in the 80s and 90s through the month. The hottest temperature at the five climate sites listed below was 96° at Louisville Muhammad Ali on the 19th and 20th. The 19th and 20th were the hottest days of the month throughout most of central Kentucky and southern Indiana. The coolest high temperature of the month at the five climate sites was 80° in Lexington on the 23rd.

Severe weather was mostly restricted to sporadic wind damage reports on six days of the month, with nothing after the 16th. 

  Average Temperature Departure from Normal Precipitation Departure from Normal
Bowling Green 79.7° +1.0° 3.89" -0.21"
Frankfort 78.9° +2.6° 4.49" +0.10"
Lexington 78.8° +2.6° 3.54" -1.11"
Louisville Bowman 80.0° +2.2° 2.81" -1.36"
Louisville Muhammad Ali 81.6° +2.3° 1.31" -2.92"



16th: Record warm low of 74° at Frankfort
19th: Record warm low of 76° at Frankfort, record warm low of 75° at Lexington
20th: Record warm low of 74° at Frankfort

10th warmest July on record at Louisville


familiarization trip to Fort Knox

Meteorologist-in-Charge of the Louisville NWS forecast office is shown here standing behind our summer students during a trip to visit weather observers at Fort Knox. Pictured from left to right: Christine Aiena, Melissa Piper, Olivia Cahill, Kristine Chen, CJ Padgett, and Evan Hatter.