Louisville, Kentucky 

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Climate in Louisville, Kentucky

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

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

On average, there are 195 sunny days per year in Louisville. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Louisville gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 115 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 88 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 26
Rain: averages 46 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 9 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Louisville-Jefferson County 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 Louisville-Jefferson County, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Louisville-Jefferson County, KentuckyUnited States
  46.2 in.38.1 in.
  8.7 in.27.8 in.
  115.3 days106.2 days
  195 days205 days
  87.6°85.8°
  25.5°21.7°
  7.37
  4.34.3
  518 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 Louisville-Jefferson County with an average high temperature of 87.6°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Kentucky. In Louisville-Jefferson County, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Louisville-Jefferson County are May, September and June.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Louisville-Jefferson County with an average of 25.5°. This is warmer than most places in Kentucky.


In Louisville-Jefferson County, there are 29.0 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is about average compared to other places in Kentucky.


In Louisville-Jefferson County, there are 82.2 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Kentucky.


In Louisville-Jefferson County, there are 0.5 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in Kentucky.


May is the wettest month in Louisville-Jefferson County with 5.2 inches of rain, and the driest month is September 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 Louisville-Jefferson County means that it is drier than most places in Kentucky.


May is the rainiest month in Louisville-Jefferson County with 11.7 days of rain, and September is the driest month with only 7.2 rainy days. There are 115.3 rainy days annually in Louisville-Jefferson County, 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 21% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 8.7 inches in Louisville-Jefferson County means that it is about average compared to other places in Kentucky. February is the snowiest month in Louisville-Jefferson County with 2.9 inches of snow, and 4 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    Reviews for Louisville    27 Reviews
    Area is a great place to live. - 10/13/2019
    I moved to Louisville area (I work there and live about 30 minutes away) about 4 years ago, so I'm completely neutral and have no skin in the game. I've lived in New... Read More

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    Dirty and Shady City - 8/9/2019
    Louisville is a town with pockets of charm, pockets of class, and large swaths of poverty and crime. The air is polluted so bad there is an app for phones now called... Read More

    You have to see the big picture - 7/31/2019
    I have lived in Louisville for a little over 2 years now and during this time I have established a very strong opinion of what this place is really about. Before... Read More


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