2013 Shaping Up as Wetter, Cooler than 2012 in KY
BOWLING GREEN, KY - State climatologist Stuart Foster says 2013 has been wetter and cooler than last year in Kentucky.
He says statewide precipitation this year is about 10 inches above last year's average, with June and July's rainfall higher than a year ago.
Foster says the statewide rainfall average this past June was slightly above 6 inches, compared with 1.13 inches in 2012.
Some parts of far western Kentucky that suffered through severe drought last year have had less abundant rainfall this summer.
As for temperatures, Foster says the statewide average temperature for July has been 74.7 degrees, which is 4.5 degrees cooler than last July.
The March 2013 average temperature of 39.7 degrees was 18.2 degrees cooler than in March 2012.
Foster is director of the Kentucky Climate Center at Western Kentucky University.