Shelbyville, Kentucky 

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Climate in Shelbyville, Kentucky

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

Shelbyville averages 12 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 191 sunny days per year in Shelbyville. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Shelbyville 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 88 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 21
Rain: averages 48 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 12 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Shelbyville is 7.1 (10=best), which means it is one of the least comfortable places in Kentucky.

7.1 / 10
September, May and June are the most pleasant months in Shelbyville, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Shelbyville, KentuckyUnited States
  48.2 in.38.1 in.
  11.8 in.27.8 in.
  124.3 days106.2 days
  191 days205 days
  87.7°85.8°
  21.4°21.7°
  7.17
  3.94.3
  761 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 Shelbyville with an average high temperature of 87.7°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Kentucky. In Shelbyville, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Shelbyville are May, September and June.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Shelbyville with an average of 21.4°. This is one of the coldest places in Kentucky.


In Shelbyville, there are 29.2 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Kentucky.


In Shelbyville, there are 111.6 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Kentucky.


In Shelbyville, there are 2.5 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is one of the coldest places in Kentucky.


May is the wettest month in Shelbyville with 5.5 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 48.2 inches in Shelbyville means that it is wetter than most places in Kentucky.


December is the rainiest month in Shelbyville with 12.3 days of rain, and September is the driest month with only 7.7 rainy days. There are 124.3 rainy days annually in Shelbyville, which is rainier than most places in Kentucky. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 28% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 21% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 11.8 inches in Shelbyville means that it is snowier than most places in Kentucky. February is the snowiest month in Shelbyville with 4.0 inches of snow, and 4 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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