Murray, Kentucky 

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Climate in Murray, Kentucky

Murray, Kentucky gets 54 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Murray averages 7 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 197 sunny days per year in Murray. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Murray gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 109 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 27
Rain: averages 54 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 7 inches of snow a year


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

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Summer   /   Winter
September, May and October are the most pleasant months in Murray, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Murray, KentuckyUnited States
  54.4 in.38.1 in.
  6.5 in.27.8 in.
  109.2 days106.2 days
  197 days205 days
  535 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.

August is the hottest month for Murray with an average high temperature of 88.9°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Kentucky. In Murray, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Murray are May, September and October.

In Murray, there are 38.0 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Kentucky.

January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Murray with an average of 26.9°. This is one of the warmest places in Kentucky.

In Murray, there are 76.7 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the warmest places in Kentucky.

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

Humidity in Murray can be uncomfortable during the summer, but comfortable for most of the year. The most uncomfortably humid months are July, August and June. The humid season runs from June-September and the most comfortable months are October-May.

May is the wettest month in Murray with 5.7 inches of rain, and the driest month is August with 3.5 inches. The wettest season is Summer with 28% of yearly precipitation and 23% occurs in Winter, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 54.4 inches in Murray means that it is one of the wettest places in Kentucky.

May is the rainiest month in Murray with 11.2 days of rain, and August is the driest month with only 6.8 rainy days. There are 109.2 rainy days annually in Murray, 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 6.5 inches in Murray means that it is less snowy than most places in Kentucky. February is the snowiest month in Murray with 2.5 inches of snow, and 4 months of the year have significant snowfall.

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    Reviews for Murray    11 Reviews
    Let me state it plain. - 10/23/2017
    This is a town with 18,000 people and 15 banks. I had the law called on me for sitting at the end of washed out road, essentially a dead end, eating my meal and... Read More

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    Murray, KY - 6/21/2012
    I lived in Illinois for twenty years and have not had as many problems as I have had in the past four months living here in murray. There are alot of hateful people that... Read More

    Murray. A great place to live - 12/22/2011
    Ive lived in murry for 5 years. Originally from Southern California. People say there is nothing to do in Murray. Well, if your looking for someone to entertain you... Read More

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