Bowling Green, Kentucky 

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Climate in Bowling Green, Kentucky

Bowling Green, Kentucky gets 50 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Bowling Green averages 6 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 207 sunny days per year in Bowling Green. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Bowling Green gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 114 days per year. Precipitation is rain, snow, sleet, or hail that falls to the ground. In order for precipitation to be counted you have to get at least .01 inches on the ground to measure.


Weather Highlights

Summer High: the July high is around 89 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 26
Rain: averages 50 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 6 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Bowling Green is 7.3 (10=best), which means it is one of the most pleasant places in Kentucky.

7.3 / 10
September, May and October are the most pleasant months in Bowling Green, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Bowling Green, KentuckyUnited States
  50.1 in.38.1 in.
  5.9 in.27.8 in.
  114.4 days106.2 days
  207 days205 days
  89.1°85.8°
  25.6°21.7°
  7.37
  4.44.3
  528 ft.2443 ft.
CLIMATE

YOU SHOULD KNOW

Many people confuse weather and climate but they are different. Weather is the conditions of the atmosphere over a short period of time, and climate is how the atmosphere is over long periods of time.

Weather is how the atmosphere is behaving and its effects upon life and human activities. Weather can change from minute-to-minute. Most people think of weather in terms of temperature, humidity, precipitation, cloudiness, brightness, visibility, wind, and atmospheric pressure.

Climate is the description of the long-term pattern of weather in a place. Climate can mean the average weather for a particular region and time period taken over 30 years. Climate is the average of weather over time.


July is the hottest month for Bowling Green with an average high temperature of 89.1°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Kentucky. In Bowling Green, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Bowling Green are May, September and October.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Bowling Green with an average of 25.6°. This is warmer than most places in Kentucky.


In Bowling Green, there are 42.1 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Kentucky.


In Bowling Green, there are 88.8 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Kentucky.


In Bowling Green, there are 1.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in Kentucky.


May is the wettest month in Bowling Green with 5.6 inches of rain, and the driest month is August with 3.3 inches. The wettest season is Summer with 28% of yearly precipitation and 23% occurs in Autumn, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 50.1 inches in Bowling Green means that it is wetter than most places in Kentucky.


May is the rainiest month in Bowling Green with 11.3 days of rain, and September is the driest month with only 7.1 rainy days. There are 114.4 rainy days annually in Bowling Green, which is about average compared to other places in Kentucky. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 29% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 22% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 5.9 inches in Bowling Green means that it is less snowy than most places in Kentucky. February is the snowiest month in Bowling Green with 2.1 inches of snow, and 4 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    Reviews for Bowling Green    7 Reviews
    Great place for young familes and retired folks - 5/31/2019
    I have lived in Bowling Green 12 years, prior to that I lived in the Terre Haute IN area. Compared to Terre Haute, my husband and I much prefer BG. The winters are much... Read More

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    Worst of the worst - 1/29/2018
    I was born in BG 62 yrs ago. I left at 17 and returned in 2015. Compared to Texas & the west, BG is the worst. If you like sunshine (I do), it is horrible in BG.... Read More

    Never Been Able To Adjust Here - 1/13/2016
    I have lived in Bowling Green for almost seven years now. I'm originally from the Oklahoma City/Moore OK area. My husband and I moved here for his job. Honestly,... Read More


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