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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 >

Summer didn't want to let go as heat and humidity continued well into September this year. Louisville and Lexington each recorded 13 days in the 90s, just 5 days short of the record at both locations. Bowling Green experienced fifteen 90 degree days (the record is 22). A cold frontal passage early on the 26th brought in a much cooler air mass, resulting in cooler than normal temperatures for the last few days of the month.

There was only one day of severe weather, associated with the passage of a cold front on the 10th. Thunderstorms that day generated strong wind gusts that brought down scattered trees and power lines.


  Average Temperature Departure from Normal Rainfall Departure from Normal
Bowling Green 74.2° +4.1° 1.57" -2.36"
Frankfort 72.9° +5.3° 2.05" -1.28"
Lexington 73.2° +5.1° 1.67" -1.24"
Louisville Bowman 74.2° +4.6° 2.21" -0.95"
Louisville International 75.5° +4.5° 2.28" -0.77"


9th: Record warm low of 76° at Louisville, record warm low of 72° at Frankfort
17th: Record warm low of 71° at Bowling Green

6th warmest September on record at Louisville
7th warmest September on record at Lexington
8th warmest September on record at Frankfort


Scott County, Kentucky

A pretty scene in Scott County, Kentucky, on the 30th. Photo: Janet McClanahan