This month was marked by a very lengthy and widespread severe weather event lasting from the early morning hours of the 20th to the early morning hours of the following day as multiple rounds of storms pushed through the region. There were dozens of reports of strong winds and large destructive hail. Four tornadoes touched down between 2 pm and 10 pm on the 20th. To learn more about the severe weather that day, read about it here.

The rest of the month was fairly quiet with regards to severe weather. The only other significant event was on the 5th when thunderstorms developed in a very unstable atmosphere and generated locally gusty winds south of the Ohio River. Campbellsville was particularly hard hit. 

A STEAMY MONTH

There were few extreme temperatures during the month. The hottest days were the 4th and 5th when the mercury reached the middle and upper 90s and felt even warmer. Sadly, a 14-week-old boy died after being left in a hot car on the 23rd in New Albany. 

The average temperature was in the upper 70s, which is about 1 degree above normal. We also saw around 5-6'' of rain around downtown, which is a surplus for the month at both Louisville International Airport and Bowman Field. 

  Average Temperature Departure from Normal Rain Departure from Normal
Louisville Bowman 78.8° +1.0° 6.63" +2.46"
Louisville International 79.9° +0.6° 5.13" +0.90"

NEW RECORDS FOR THE BOOKS

July 1st: Warm low of 78°
July 5th: Warm low of 80° 
July 20th: Record Rainfall of 2.35" 

 

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