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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 >

The quiet weather of September continued through October this year. There was no severe weather in southern Indiana and central Kentucky in October, and the only thunderstorm-related damage was a couple of trees blown down in Madison County on the 9th.

Cool air coming in from Canada combined with cloudy skies and light rain led to record cold high temperatures in the mid 50s on the 3rd.

The first widespread frost of the fall season took place over the weekend of the 17th-18th, which is right about when the first widespread frost normally occurs.


  Average Temperature Departure from Normal Rainfall Departure from Normal
Bowling Green 60.2° +1.4° 4.77" +1.39"
Frankfort 57.2° +0.8° 4.07" +0.83"
Lexington 57.7° +0.7° 3.45" +0.32"
Louisville Bowman 59.5° +1.3° 4.15" +0.93"
Louisville International 61.0° +1.5° 4.95" +1.73"



3rd: Record cold high temperature of 54° at Frankfort, 55° at Bowling Green, and 55° at Louisville
27th: Record rainfall of 1.76" at Louisville

Gusty thunderstorm winds caused this large bough to fall onto Aspen Avenue in Richmond on the 9th. Photo: Lanita Morgan