Stanford, Kentucky 

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Climate in Stanford, Kentucky

Stanford, Kentucky gets 47 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Stanford averages 10 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 190 sunny days per year in Stanford. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Stanford gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 111 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 25
Rain: averages 47 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 10 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Stanford is 7.4 (10=best), which means it is one of the most pleasant places in Kentucky.

7.4 / 10
September, May and June are the most pleasant months in Stanford, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Stanford, KentuckyUnited States
  47.3 in.38.1 in.
  9.9 in.27.8 in.
  110.8 days106.2 days
  190 days205 days
  86.0°85.8°
  24.9°21.7°
  7.47
  4.34.3
  942 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 Stanford with an average high temperature of 86.0°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Kentucky. In Stanford, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Stanford are September, May and June.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Stanford with an average of 24.9°. This is warmer than most places in Kentucky.


In Stanford, there are 17.7 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Kentucky.


In Stanford, there are 92.2 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other places in Kentucky.


In Stanford, there are 1.4 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in Kentucky.


May is the wettest month in Stanford with 5.0 inches of rain, and the driest month is October with 3.4 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 47.3 inches in Stanford means that it is about average compared to other places in Kentucky.


May is the rainiest month in Stanford with 10.6 days of rain, and September is the driest month with only 7.0 rainy days. There are 110.8 rainy days annually in Stanford, 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 21% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 9.9 inches in Stanford means that it is about average compared to other places in Kentucky. February is the snowiest month in Stanford with 4.3 inches of snow, and 4 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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