National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce

For the most part this was a fairly ordinary June. Few records were set and severe weather was infrequent. On the 5th strong storms blew down a few trees in and around Louisville, and on the 18th tree damage was done in the Blue Grass counties of central Kentucky. Nearly four inches of rain doused Bowling Green on the 4th-5th.

By far the most significant weather event took place on the 23rd as the remnants of Tropical Storm Cindy met up with an approaching cold front. Flooding was widespread from Hardin County northeastward into the northern Blue Grass where about 3 to 5 inches of rain fell. South of there, strong thunderstorm winds produced minor damage from LaRue and Taylor counties to Madison County. Embedded within this activity were two low-end EF1 tornadoes in LaRue County and Marion County.


  Average Temperature Departure from Normal Rain Departure from Normal
Bowling Green 74.2° -0.8° 7.93" +3.73"
Frankfort 72.7° +0.1° 5.48" +1.39"
Lexington 72.7° 5.78" +1.34"
Louisville Bowman 74.8° -0.3° 3.70" -0.44"
Louisville International 75.9° +0.3° 3.26" -0.53"



14th:  High of 94° at Louisville

9th wettest June on record at Bowling Green


Loretto barn flattened

Straight-line winds over 90mph flattened this old tobacco barn about a mile south of Loretto on the 23rd.