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Louisville's latest snowfalls and Derby weather

Louisville's latest snowfalls and Derby weather

by Ben Pine

WHAS11.com

Posted on April 24, 2012 at 6:33 AM

After looking at all of the snow to our east on Monday, that got me thinking about our latest snowfalls. 

Latest Trace of Snow:  May 20th, 1894.

Latest Measurable Snow: May 6th, 1898

Last May Snow: Trace, May 7th, 1989.

We've just about had it all on Derby Day as well...

Coldest temperature:  36° May 4, 1940 and May 4, 1957
Coldest high temperature:  47° May 4, 1935 and May 4, 1957
Coldest average daily temperature:  42° May 4, 1957
(The cold temperatures on May 4, 1957 were accompanied by 20 to 25 mph north winds!)

Warmest temperature:  94° May 2, 1959
Warmest low temperature:  72° May 14, 1886
Warmest average daily temperature:  79° May 14, 1886

Wettest:  2.31" of rain May 11, 1918
Frozen precipitation:  On May 6, 1989 sleet was observed from 1:01pm to 1:05pm.
Out of the 137 Derby Days, 63 (46%) experienced rain at some point during the day.
Longest stretch of consecutive wet Derby Days:  6 (1989-1994)
Longest stretch of consecutive dry Derby Days:  12 (1875-1886)

(Data from NWS Louisville)

-Ben Pine

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