Fact Sheet - Record Greatest Daily Precipitation in Kentucky
Glen Conner
State Climatologist Emeritus for Kentucky
 
Record rainfall for a single day occurs most often as the result of thunderstorms. June 1960 observed one such excessive rainfall. After four months of below normal precipitation, rain fell in all but two days across the entire Commonwealth for the 11 June through 30 June period. The highest amount was recorded in Dunmor in southern Muhlenberg County . Their 10.40 inches surpassed the previous record by 2.34 inches.

Another memorable day of rain was 3 March 1997.
 
Kentucky Record Greatest Daily Precipitation
Record Amount
Location
Day
Year
Data Source
Month and Day Indicated
January
8.52"
Mayfield
2
1966
Climatological Data, Kentucky
February
6.20"
Turkey Creek School
14
1949
Climatological Data, Kentucky
March
10.25"
Madisonville
2
1997
Climatological Data, Kentucky
April
9.05"
Edmonton
30
1911
Kentucky Section, Climatological Service of the Weather Bureau, District 3, Ohio Valley
May
6.00"
Elkton
19
1983
Climatological Data, Kentucky
June
10.40"
Dunmor
28
1960
Climatological Data, Kentucky
July
8.44"
Middlesboro
24
1965
Climatological Data, Kentucky
August
8.20"
Gilbertsville Dam

31

1982
Climatological Data, Kentucky
September
8.20"
Jamestown
2
1982
Climatological Data, Kentucky
October
5.60"
Earlington
6
1910
Kentucky Section, Climatological Service of the Weather Bureau, District 3, Ohio Valley
November
6.66"
Mammoth Cave
18
1957
Climatological Data, Kentucky
December
6.16"
Bowling Green
7
1917
Climatological Data, Kentucky