Perry County, Kentucky 

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Climate in Perry County, Kentucky

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

Perry County averages 14 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 170 sunny days per year in Perry County. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Perry County gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 135 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 47 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 14 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

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

8.2 / 5.6

Summer   /   Winter
September, June and May are the most pleasant months in Perry County, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Perry, KentuckyUnited States
  46.5 in.38.1 in.
  14.4 in.27.8 in.
  135.1 days106.2 days
  170 days205 days
  85.9°85.8°
  23.6°21.7°
  7.37
  4.14.3
  1279 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 Perry County with an average high temperature of 85.9°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Kentucky. In Perry County, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Perry County are September, May and June.


In Perry County, there are 18.7 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Kentucky.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Perry County with an average of 23.6°. This is colder than most places in Kentucky.


In Perry County, there are 106.8 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Kentucky.


In Perry County, there are 0.4 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is one of the warmest places in Kentucky.


The humidity is usually acceptable in Perry County but some summer months can be sticky or muggy. July is the most humid month, though humidity is low for most of the year. July, August and June are the three most uncomfortably humid months in Perry County.


May is the wettest month in Perry County with 4.9 inches of rain, and the driest month is October with 2.8 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 28% of yearly precipitation and 20% occurs in Winter, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 46.5 inches in Perry County means that it is about average compared to other places in Kentucky.


May is the rainiest month in Perry County with 13.1 days of rain, and September is the driest month with only 8.2 rainy days. There are 135.1 rainy days annually in Perry 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 14.4 inches in Perry County means that it is snowier than most places in Kentucky. January is the snowiest month in Perry County with 4.9 inches of snow, and 5 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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