Leitchfield, Kentucky 

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Climate in Leitchfield, Kentucky

Leitchfield, Kentucky gets 51 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

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

On average, there are 194 sunny days per year in Leitchfield. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Leitchfield gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 113 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 23
Rain: averages 51 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 6 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Leitchfield is 7.2 (10=best), which means it is less comfortable than most places in Kentucky.

7.2 / 10
September, May and October are the most pleasant months in Leitchfield, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Leitchfield, KentuckyUnited States
  50.6 in.38.1 in.
  6.1 in.27.8 in.
  113.0 days106.2 days
  194 days205 days
  88.6°85.8°
  22.7°21.7°
  7.27
  44.3
  745 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 Leitchfield with an average high temperature of 88.6°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Kentucky. In Leitchfield, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Leitchfield are May, September and June.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Leitchfield with an average of 22.7°. This is colder than most places in Kentucky.


In Leitchfield, there are 37.9 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Kentucky.


In Leitchfield, there are 108.9 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Kentucky.


In Leitchfield, there are 2.2 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in Kentucky.


May is the wettest month in Leitchfield with 5.7 inches of rain, and the driest month is August with 3.5 inches. The wettest season is Summer with 29% of yearly precipitation and 23% occurs in Winter, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 50.6 inches in Leitchfield means that it is wetter than most places in Kentucky.


December is the rainiest month in Leitchfield with 11.1 days of rain, and August is the driest month with only 7.1 rainy days. There are 113.0 rainy days annually in Leitchfield, which is less rainy than most 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 6.1 inches in Leitchfield means that it is less snowy than most places in Kentucky. January is the snowiest month in Leitchfield with 2.2 inches of snow, and 4 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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