Paducah, Kentucky 

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Climate in Paducah, Kentucky

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

Paducah averages 7 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 Paducah. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Paducah gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 108 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 25
Rain: averages 49 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 7 inches of snow a year


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

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

Climate Averages
  Paducah, KentuckyUnited States
  48.6 in.38.1 in.
  7.1 in.27.8 in.
  107.7 days106.2 days
  201 days205 days
  341 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 Paducah with an average high temperature of 89.0°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Kentucky. In Paducah, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Paducah are May, September and October.

In Paducah, there are 38.8 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Kentucky.

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

In Paducah, there are 86.2 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Kentucky.

In Paducah, there are 1.1 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in Kentucky.

The humidity can be uncomfortably heavy or close in Paducah 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 Paducah.

May is the wettest month in Paducah with 5.1 inches of rain, and the driest month is August with 2.9 inches. The wettest season is Summer with 29% of yearly precipitation and 23% occurs in Autumn, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 48.6 inches in Paducah means that it is wetter than most places in Kentucky.

May is the rainiest month in Paducah with 11.3 days of rain, and August is the driest month with only 6.7 rainy days. There are 107.7 rainy days annually in Paducah, which is less rainy than most places in Kentucky. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 30% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 22% chance of a rainy day.

An annual snowfall of 7.1 inches in Paducah means that it is less snowy than most places in Kentucky. February is the snowiest month in Paducah with 2.5 inches of snow, and 4 months of the year have significant snowfall.

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    Reviews for Paducah    16 Reviews
    I don’t love it or hate it - 12/2/2020
    I have visited it the 1st time and thought it was a rundown ghetto but the 2nd time I loved... Read More
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    Worth a Visit - 11/11/2020
    The downtown area is fun and the murals on the floodwall provide an interesting history of the... Read More

    Stay far away! - 8/8/2014
    Move here six years ago, and was very optimistic. I love meeting new people and adventure. Me my husband and two kids moved here from Louisville are. This place is like... Read More

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