Weather in Kentucky

Kentuckians enjoy the beauty and experience the dangers of all four seasons. We celebrate blooming redbuds, rolling green pastures, and tranquil summer lakes while enduring the devastation of tornadoes, floods, and ice storms. From January through March we’ll be collecting photos and stories featuring the broad spectrum of Kentucky weather. As they say, “In like

Stories ⋅ June 7, 2018
Stories ⋅ January 4, 2019

The great sleet storm of 1902, Foxport, Ky.

Smoot, Jean Clark, contributor. “The great sleet storm of 1902, Foxport, Ky.” Photograph. Foxport, Ky., 1902. Kentucky Historical Society: Ohio River Portrait Project.  http://www.kyhistory.com/cdm/ref/collection/ORP/id/1127 (accessed January 8, 2019).

Photos ⋅ January 8, 2019

Main Street Owensboro, 1937 Flood

Kittinger, Carmen, contributor. “Main St. during the 1937 flood, Owensboro.” Photograph. Owensboro, Ky., 1937. Kentucky Historical Society: Ohio River Portrait Project. http://www.kyhistory.com/cdm/ref/collection/p16602coll1/id/1453 (accessed January 4, 2018).

Photos ⋅ January 4, 2019

1859 Farmers’ and Mechanics Almanac

“Farmer’s and Mechanic’s Almanac, 1859.” Rare Books and Pamphlets. Cincinnati, Ohio, 1859. Kentucky Historical Society. http://www.kyhistory.com/cdm/ref/collection/RB/id/1351 (accessed January 7, 2018).

Stories ⋅ January 7, 2019

Snow Storm of 1978 in Paducah

Posey, Jewell, contributor. “Johnna Posey on Parking Lot Where Snow was Dumped after the Streets had been Scraped.”

Photos ⋅ January 8, 2019

“Terrible Calamity at Louisville”

“Terrible Calamity at Louisville.” Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper. Engraving, Wood. New York, 1890. Kentucky Historical Society: Martin F.

Photos ⋅ January 7, 2019

Twelve Inches of Snow!

Schmitt, Sarah M., contributor.  March 5, 2015. “Twelve Inches of Snow Stacked on a Birdbath.” Photograph. Frankfort., Ky., March 5, 2015. Privately Owned.

Photos ⋅ January 9, 2019
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