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Climate & Temperatures

No matter the season, you'll love Kentucky's mild climate.
Summers can be very warm with average temperatures in the upper 80s (upper 30s Celsius), but cool evenings are not unusual.

For spring and fall, it's a good idea to bring a light jacket.

In the winter, we get a moderate amount of snow, and highs average in the low to mid 40s (4°-7° Celsius).

The wettest seasons are spring and summer, and the driest is the fall.

Annual average precipitation 48 inches, including an average snowfall of 13.7 inches

Kentucky has a moderate climate, characterized by warm, yet moist conditions. Summers are usually warm, and winters cool.

Kentucky's weather patterns are influenced by the Gulf of Mexico, especially during summer. Much of Kentucky's average 46 inches of precipitation a year falls in spring, the rainiest season. From south to north, precipitation decreases. Southern Kentucky receives the highest average precipitation for the state, about 50 inches a year. Kentucky is located in a path several storm systems follow.

Storms happen year-round; most storms, however, occur between March and September.


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