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Severe Thunderstorm Threat Over The Eastern U.S., Critical Fire Weather Likely Over The Southwest

A cold front will bring the threat for scattered strong to severe thunderstorms from the Mid Atlantic to New England into Saturday morning. Some of the storms could produce damaging winds and locally heavy rainfall. Dangerously hot and dry conditions will persist over the Desert Southwest this weekend. Critical fire weather conditions likely. Read More >

Though strong storm systems affected other parts of the country during November, conditions were fairly quiet in southern Indiana and central Kentucky. Our strongest thunderstorms took place before dawn on the 6th as a broken line of storms moved through with 40-50mph winds. Some branches were blown down and a few weak trees were split near Rhoda in Edmonson County.

The first and last weeks of the month were warm, with seasonable temperatures in between. There were no significant cold outbreaks. The coldest day of the month was the 22nd when lows were in the 20s with highs generally in the 30s. That cold air brought the region our only flurries of the month, with Blue Grass Field in Lexington reporting 18 minutes of flurries on the 21st and ten minutes of flurries on the 22nd.

  Average Temperature Departure from Normal Precipitation Departure from Normal Snowfall Departure from Normal
Bowling Green 53.3° +4.9° 5.46" +1.24" 0 0
Frankfort 49.2° +3.2° 3.88" +0.15"    
Lexington 50.4° +4.1° 3.23" -0.30" T -0.3"
Louisville Bowman 51.3° +3.8° 5.46" +1.85"    
Louisville Standiford 52.9° +4.2° 5.47" +1.88" 0 -0.1"

 

Records

4th warmest November on record at Bowling Green
5th warmest November on record at Louisville
7th warmest November on record at Lexington