Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky 

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Climate in Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky

Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky gets 46 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Lexington-Fayette averages 10 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 188 sunny days per year in Lexington-Fayette. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Lexington-Fayette gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 121 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 24
Rain: averages 46 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 10 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

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

7.3 / 10
September, May and June are the most pleasant months in Lexington-Fayette, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Lexington-Fayette, KentuckyUnited States
  46.2 in.38.1 in.
  10.0 in.27.8 in.
  120.9 days106.2 days
  188 days205 days
  85.8°85.8°
  23.9°21.7°
  7.37
  4.44.3
  1001 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 Lexington-Fayette with an average high temperature of 85.8°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Kentucky. In Lexington-Fayette, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Lexington-Fayette are September, May and June.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Lexington-Fayette with an average of 23.9°. This is about average compared to other places in Kentucky.


In Lexington-Fayette, there are 17.4 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Kentucky.


In Lexington-Fayette, there are 94.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other places in Kentucky.


In Lexington-Fayette, there are 1.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in Kentucky.


May is the wettest month in Lexington-Fayette with 5.4 inches of rain, and the driest month is August with 3.2 inches. The wettest season is Summer with 29% of yearly precipitation and 22% occurs in Winter, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 46.2 inches in Lexington-Fayette means that it is drier than most places in Kentucky.


May is the rainiest month in Lexington-Fayette with 12.1 days of rain, and September is the driest month with only 7.4 rainy days. There are 120.9 rainy days annually in Lexington-Fayette, which is rainier 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 21% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 10.0 inches in Lexington-Fayette means that it is about average compared to other places in Kentucky. February is the snowiest month in Lexington-Fayette with 3.6 inches of snow, and 4 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    Reviews for Lexington-Fayette    60 Reviews
    You aint from around here - 2/19/2020
    I have lived here now for over five years, originally from the west coast and here is my top 10 for why you should NOT move here. #1 The Culture: They have none, it... Read More

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    Lived Here All My Life - 10/2/2015
    Lexington is a nice place to live, I cannot deny that. It is beautiful in all 4 seasons although I hate the winters. The ice and snow can be very bad and it destroys my... Read More

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