Bell County, Kentucky 

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Climate in Bell County, Kentucky

Bell County, Kentucky gets 51 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Bell County averages 13 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 189 sunny days per year in Bell County. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Bell County gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 132 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 24
Rain: averages 51 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 13 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

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

7.3 / 10
September, May and June are the most pleasant months in Bell County, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Bell, KentuckyUnited States
  50.9 in.38.1 in.
  13.4 in.27.8 in.
  131.7 days106.2 days
  189 days205 days
  86.4°85.8°
  24.1°21.7°
  7.37
  4.74.3
  1668 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 Bell County with an average high temperature of 86.4°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Kentucky. In Bell County, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Bell County are May, September and June.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Bell County with an average of 24.1°. This is about average compared to other places in Kentucky.


In Bell County, there are 19.0 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Kentucky.


In Bell County, there are 107.1 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Kentucky.


In Bell County, there are 1.7 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in Kentucky.


May is the wettest month in Bell County with 5.2 inches of rain, and the driest month is October with 2.9 inches. The wettest season is Summer with 28% of yearly precipitation and 20% occurs in Winter, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 50.9 inches in Bell County means that it is wetter than most places in Kentucky.


May is the rainiest month in Bell County with 12.5 days of rain, and September is the driest month with only 8.2 rainy days. There are 131.7 rainy days annually in Bell County, which is one of the rainiest places in Kentucky. The rainiest season is Summer 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 13.4 inches in Bell County means that it is snowier than most places in Kentucky. January is the snowiest month in Bell County with 4.6 inches of snow, and 5 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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