Regional
9:36 am
Mon October 4, 2004

Kentucky Too Wet And Too Dry

Louisville, KY – Lawns and fields across parts of central and western Kentucky are turning brown because of a prolonged dry spell.
The National Weather Service says Louisville went through its driest September in more than a century. In western kentucky, Paducah had only 2/100 of an inch of rain in September. That breaks a record low amount of rainfall set in the same month in 1983.
Eastern Kentucky has an entirely different problem...too much rainfall in September. Pumpkins are rotting in the fields in the region and roads are washed out because of heavy rains.
The remnants of Hurricanes Ivan and Frances are responsible for the unusually wet weather in eastern Kentucky. Forecasters say a high pressure system kept western kentucky dry.