Corbin, Kentucky 

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Climate in Corbin, Kentucky

Corbin, KY has a humid subtropical climate with hot and humid summers and cool winters. The average high temperature in the summer months is around 83°F while the average low temperature in the winter months is around 34°F. Precipitation is fairly evenly distributed throughout the year with a higher concentration in the spring and fall seasons. Snowfall is rare, but not unheard of during winter months. Corbin experiences on average 208 days of sunshine per year making it an ideal location for outdoor activities like camping, fishing, or boating.

Corbin, Kentucky gets 49 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Corbin averages 9 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 201 sunny days per year in Corbin. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Corbin gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 130 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 86 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 25
Rain: averages 49 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 9 inches of snow a year


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

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September, May and June are the most pleasant months in Corbin, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Corbin, KentuckyUnited States
  49.0 in.38.1 in.
  8.5 in.27.8 in.
  129.9 days106.2 days
  201 days205 days
  1079 ft.2443 ft.


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 Corbin with an average high temperature of 86.1°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Kentucky. In Corbin, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Corbin are September, May and June.

In Corbin, there are 17.9 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Kentucky.

January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Corbin with an average of 24.8°. This is warmer than most places in Kentucky.

In Corbin, there are 99.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other places in Kentucky.

In Corbin, there are 1.4 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in Kentucky.

The humidity can be uncomfortably heavy or close in Corbin during the summer months. July is the most humid month, though humidity is low for most of the year. July, August and June are the three most humid months in Corbin.

May is the wettest month in Corbin with 5.2 inches of rain, and the driest month is October with 3.1 inches. The wettest season is Summer with 27% of yearly precipitation and 22% occurs in Winter, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 49.0 inches in Corbin means that it is wetter than most places in Kentucky.

May is the rainiest month in Corbin with 12.8 days of rain, and October is the driest month with only 8.2 rainy days. There are 129.9 rainy days annually in Corbin, which is rainier than most places in Kentucky. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 28% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 21% chance of a rainy day.

An annual snowfall of 8.5 inches in Corbin means that it is about average compared to other places in Kentucky. January is the snowiest month in Corbin with 3.8 inches of snow, and 4 months of the year have significant snowfall.

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