Salt Lick, Kentucky 

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Climate in Salt Lick, Kentucky

Salt Lick, Kentucky gets 48 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

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

On average, there are 175 sunny days per year in Salt Lick. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Salt Lick gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 124 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 23
Rain: averages 48 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 9 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

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

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

Climate Averages
  Salt Lick, KentuckyUnited States
  47.9 in.38.1 in.
  9.3 in.27.8 in.
  123.8 days106.2 days
  175 days205 days
  86.3°85.8°
  23.4°21.7°
  7.37
  4.24.3
  676 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 Salt Lick with an average high temperature of 86.3°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Kentucky. In Salt Lick, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Salt Lick are September, May and June.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Salt Lick with an average of 23.4°. This is colder than most places in Kentucky.


In Salt Lick, there are 21.5 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Kentucky.


In Salt Lick, there are 103.5 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Kentucky.


In Salt Lick, there are 1.5 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in Kentucky.


July is the wettest month in Salt Lick with 5.4 inches of rain, and the driest month is September with 3.2 inches. The wettest season is Summer with 28% of yearly precipitation and 21% occurs in Winter, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 47.9 inches in Salt Lick means that it is about average compared to other places in Kentucky.


January is the rainiest month in Salt Lick with 12.2 days of rain, and September is the driest month with only 7.4 rainy days. There are 123.8 rainy days annually in Salt Lick, which is rainier than most places in Kentucky. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 28% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 20% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 9.3 inches in Salt Lick means that it is about average compared to other places in Kentucky. February is the snowiest month in Salt Lick with 3.5 inches of snow, and 4 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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