Lexington - Extreme Daily Precipitation for Each Year





This page lists the biggest rainstorms or snowstorms of the year in Lexington, Kentucky along with the date they occurred. The information answers questions like: When was the last time more than five inches of precipitation landed on Lexington in a single day? What was the rainiest day of 2018?

The list gives the highest daily precipitation for each year in Lexington and the date that it happened. A date with a plus sign beside it means the same amount of moisture also fell on at least one other day earlier that year.

These records were observed at Blue Grass Airport and go back to 1888. During that time the heaviest downpour measured for a single day was 8.04 inches (204.2 millimetres) on August 2, 1932.

Most precipitation in one day for recent years in Lexington
Inches Date Milli­metres
3.42 October 04, 2018 86.9
3.73 October 08, 2017 94.7
3.07 August 01, 2016 78.0
5.17 April 03, 2015 131.3
5.38 August 10, 2014 136.7
2.74 June 26, 2013 69.6
2.41 July 12, 2012 61.2
2.34 April 12, 2011 59.4
4.31 May 02, 2010 109.5
Highest daily precipitation recorded at Lexington each year
Inches Date Milli­metres
2.55 July 31, 2009 64.8
2.95 April 04, 2008 74.9
4.33 October 23, 2007 110.0
4.76 September 23, 2006 120.9
1.87 August 30, 2005 47.5
3.36 May 30, 2004 85.3
2.06 November 12, 2003 52.3
2.49 November 10, 2002 63.2
2.02 May 18, 2001 51.3
2.59 December 16, 2000 65.8
1.74 January 08, 1999 44.2
5.04 June 29, 1998 128.0
5.56 March 01, 1997 141.2
3.02 May 05, 1996 76.7
4.25 June 26, 1995 108.0
2.37 March 09, 1994 60.2
2.60 June 04, 1993 66.0
4.99 June 18, 1992 126.7
3.32 December 02, 1991 84.3
2.64 December 18, 1990 67.1
3.10 February 13, 1989 78.7
3.38 September 03, 1988 85.9
2.35 December 25, 1987 59.7
1.50 November 08, 1986 38.1
1.79 November 26, 1985 45.5
1.94 December 21, 1984 49.3
3.03 May 01, 1983 77.0
2.88 August 30, 1982 73.2
1.73 February 01, 1981 43.9
1.48 August 03, 1980 37.6
4.13 September 21, 1979 104.9
4.30 July 30, 1978 109.2
1.76 July 10, 1977 44.7
2.91 February 17, 1976 73.9
2.86 February 23, 1975 72.6
3.11 July 15, 1974 79.0
3.06 June 27, 1973 77.7
2.87 December 08, 1972 72.9
2.96 June 21, 1971 75.2
2.96 September 25, 1970 75.2
2.94 August 19, 1969 74.7
3.56 August 14, 1968 90.4
1.93 May 14, 1967 49.0
2.21 September 19, 1966 56.1
1.74 June 06, 1965 44.2
3.54 March 04, 1964 89.9
2.06 July 20, 1963 52.3
2.90 February 27, 1962 73.7
2.80 May 07, 1961 71.1
3.89 June 23, 1960 98.8
2.38 July 23, 1959 60.5
2.34 July 21, 1958 59.4
2.57 November 18, 1957 65.3
2.39 March 07, 1956 60.7
2.33 May 13, 1955 59.2
3.08 September 20, 1954 78.2
2.71 March 03, 1953 68.8
2.81 March 22, 1952 71.4
2.61 January 14, 1951 66.3
2.18 January 05, 1950 55.4
2.96 December 12, 1949 75.2
2.85 April 12, 1948 72.4
1.65 January 15, 1947 41.9
1.96 August 17, 1946 49.8
2.56 February 26, 1945 65.0
1.95 December 31, 1944 49.5
3.61 July 25, 1943 91.7
2.92 August 23, 1942 74.2
1.92 July 10, 1941 48.8
2.02 March 30, 1940 51.3
2.33 February 02, 1939 59.2
1.45 January 30, 1938 36.8
2.10 January 21, 1937 53.3
2.15 April 05, 1936 54.6
2.92 June 21, 1935 74.2
3.14 July 16, 1934 79.8
2.53 January 21, 1933 64.3
8.04 August 02, 1932 204.2
3.56 July 03, 1931 90.4
1.39 September 25, 1930 35.3
1.48 October 21, 1929 37.6
4.26 June 29, 1928 108.2
1.96 November 16, 1927 49.8
2.55 August 24, 1926 64.8
2.66 October 16, 1925 67.6
2.89 December 07, 1924 73.4
2.39 April 13, 1923 60.7
5.45 September 03, 1922 138.4
2.50 November 17, 1921 63.5
2.31 September 12, 1920 58.7
3.63 December 06, 1919 92.2
2.26 December 31, 1918 57.4
2.03 May 27, 1917 51.6
1.78 June 18, 1916 45.2
2.33 May 07, 1915 59.2
2.34 June 05, 1914 59.4
3.50 January 11, 1913 88.9
2.28 April 26, 1912 57.9
1.39 November 06, 1911 35.3
3.84 September 19, 1910 97.5
3.21 April 30, 1909 81.5
2.87 March 31, 1908 72.9
1.44 September 03, 1907 36.6
2.32 November 19, 1906 58.9
2.36 August 23, 1905 59.9
1.27 March 26, 1904 32.3
1.91 February 15, 1903 48.5
1.87 January 29, 1902 47.5
2.06 April 19, 1901 52.3
2.18 August 22, 1900 55.4
2.58 January 13, 1899 65.5
3.77 June 26, 1898 95.8
2.30 June 24, 1897 58.4
2.48 July 21, 1896 63.0
2.50 December 26, 1895 63.5
2.33 September 16, 1894 59.2
2.30 October 03, 1893 58.4
2.35 July 22, 1892 59.7
2.03 August 03, 1891 51.6
2.44 August 21, 1890 62.0
2.00 July 14, 1889 50.8
2.72 July 09, 1888 69.1
Reference

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

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