Louisville Metro Area, Kentucky 

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Climate in Louisville Metro Area, Kentucky

Louisville Metro Area, Kentucky gets 46 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Louisville Metro Area averages 10 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 197 sunny days per year in Louisville Metro Area. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Louisville Metro Area gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 113 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 87 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 24
Rain: averages 46 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 10 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the Louisville / Jefferson County metro area 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 the Louisville / Jefferson County metro area, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Louisville/Jefferson County, KentuckyUnited States
  46.3 in.38.1 in.
  9.9 in.27.8 in.
  113.0 days106.2 days
  197 days205 days
  87.2°85.8°
  23.8°21.7°
  7.37
  4.14.3
  677 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 the Louisville / Jefferson County metro area with an average high temperature of 87.2°, which ranks it as about average compared to other places in Kentucky. In the Louisville / Jefferson County metro area, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for the Louisville / Jefferson County metro area are May, September and June.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for the Louisville / Jefferson County metro area with an average of 23.8°. This is colder than most places in Kentucky.


In the Louisville / Jefferson County metro area, there are 27.3 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is about average compared to other places in Kentucky.


In the Louisville / Jefferson County metro area, there are 95.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other places in Kentucky.


In the Louisville / Jefferson County metro area, there are 1.5 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in Kentucky.


May is the wettest month in the Louisville / Jefferson County metro area with 5.3 inches of rain, and the driest month is February 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 46.3 inches in the Louisville / Jefferson County metro area means that it is about average compared to other places in Kentucky.


May is the rainiest month in the Louisville / Jefferson County metro area with 11.4 days of rain, and September is the driest month with only 7.1 rainy days. There are 113.0 rainy days annually in the Louisville / Jefferson County metro area, 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 the Louisville / Jefferson County metro area means that it is about average compared to other places in Kentucky. February is the snowiest month in the Louisville / Jefferson County metro area with 3.2 inches of snow, and 4 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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