Lexington - Highest Temperature for Each Year





Here's where you'll find answers to questions about the highest temperatures and hottest days in Lexington, Kentucky. How hot did it get in 2018? When was the last time thermometers in Lexington rose above 102 °F? What was the highest temperature in Lexington a century ago? Answers to those questions and much more can be found quickly and easily in the list below of record high temperatures.

This page gives the highest temperature for each year in Lexington and the date that it happened. A date with a plus sign means it was that hot on at least one other day earlier that year.

These records were observed at Blue Grass Airport and go back to 1888. The highest temperature measured during that time was 108 degrees Fahrenheit (42 Celsius) on July 15, 1936 and earlier in 1936.

Highest Lexington temperatures in recent years
Max °F Date Max °C
97 July 04, 2018 36
94 July 22, 2017 + 34
95 July 24, 2016 35
95 September 05, 2015 35
93 July 13, 2014 34
95 July 17, 2013 35
105 July 07, 2012 41
98 September 03, 2011 + 37
96 August 12, 2010 + 36
Highest temperature recorded at Lexington each year
Max °F Date Max °C
92 June 25, 2009 33
94 July 21, 2008 34
102 August 16, 2007 39
95 August 03, 2006 + 35
98 August 12, 2005 37
89 August 19, 2004 32
93 July 08, 2003 34
99 August 04, 2002 37
92 August 23, 2001 33
95 June 13, 2000 35
103 July 30, 1999 39
97 September 06, 1998 36
96 July 27, 1997 36
94 June 30, 1996 34
97 July 14, 1995 36
97 June 19, 1994 36
96 July 25, 1993 + 36
90 August 09, 1992 + 32
97 August 03, 1991 36
99 July 10, 1990 37
93 July 11, 1989 34
103 July 09, 1988 39
97 August 22, 1987 36
95 June 22, 1986 35
93 August 13, 1985 + 34
93 September 13, 1984 + 34
103 August 20, 1983 39
93 August 04, 1982 34
91 August 05, 1981 33
100 July 16, 1980 38
92 August 08, 1979 33
94 June 29, 1978 34
94 July 08, 1977 34
92 July 24, 1976 + 33
93 September 05, 1975 + 34
88 August 02, 1974 + 31
93 September 04, 1973 + 34
93 July 22, 1972 + 34
93 June 27, 1971 34
97 July 02, 1970 36
94 July 05, 1969 34
93 August 23, 1968 + 34
92 June 14, 1967 33
98 July 13, 1966 37
97 July 24, 1965 36
98 August 03, 1964 37
91 June 10, 1963 33
98 August 20, 1962 37
91 September 10, 1961 + 33
95 September 05, 1960 + 35
95 August 22, 1959 + 35
91 July 04, 1958 33
96 September 01, 1957 + 36
95 July 27, 1956 35
94 September 09, 1955 + 34
103 September 05, 1954 + 39
101 September 01, 1953 38
103 July 27, 1952 39
97 August 31, 1951 36
93 June 26, 1950 34
95 July 28, 1949 + 35
99 August 26, 1948 37
96 August 30, 1947 + 36
94 July 19, 1946 34
96 August 31, 1945 36
103 June 28, 1944 39
102 August 25, 1943 39
98 August 02, 1942 37
99 August 08, 1941 37
100 July 29, 1940 38
101 September 09, 1939 + 38
96 September 06, 1938 + 36
98 August 03, 1937 37
108 July 15, 1936 + 42
99 July 17, 1935 37
101 July 25, 1934 38
96 July 22, 1933 36
99 September 01, 1932 37
96 July 17, 1931 + 36
104 July 28, 1930 40
93 August 01, 1929 34
90 August 09, 1928 + 32
95 July 28, 1927 35
97 July 21, 1926 36
99 September 09, 1925 37
94 August 31, 1924 34
96 June 22, 1923 36
94 September 08, 1922 34
96 July 06, 1921 36
93 July 24, 1920 + 34
94 July 14, 1919 + 34
100 August 06, 1918 38
92 August 20, 1917 + 33
94 July 27, 1916 34
93 July 31, 1915 34
100 July 12, 1914 38
99 July 30, 1913 + 37
93 July 15, 1912 34
99 August 10, 1911 37
91 August 17, 1910 33
92 August 28, 1909 33
94 June 23, 1908 34
92 July 09, 1907 33
90 August 19, 1906 + 32
92 June 18, 1905 33
92 July 18, 1904 33
94 July 28, 1903 + 34
96 July 17, 1902 36
102 July 22, 1901 39
97 September 10, 1900 36
98 September 06, 1899 + 37
96 July 03, 1898 + 36
96 September 16, 1897 + 36
95 September 18, 1896 35
95 September 20, 1895 35
97 August 10, 1894 36
95 July 25, 1893 35
1892
1891
94 July 08, 1890 + 34
90 July 18, 1889 + 32
99 August 03, 1888 37
Reference

Jay Lawrimore. 2016. Global Summary of the Year, Version 1.0. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. 

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