Mount Sterling Metro Area, Kentucky 

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Climate in Mount Sterling Metro Area, Kentucky

Mount Sterling Metro Area, Kentucky gets 49 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

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

On average, there are 175 sunny days per year in Mount Sterling Metro Area. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Mount Sterling Metro Area gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 129 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 23
Rain: averages 49 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 10 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the Mount Sterling metro area is 7.2 (10=best), which means it is less comfortable than most places in Kentucky.

7.2 / 10
September, June and May are the most pleasant months in the Mount Sterling metro area, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Mount Sterling, KentuckyUnited States
  48.5 in.38.1 in.
  9.9 in.27.8 in.
  129.4 days106.2 days
  175 days205 days
  86.0°85.8°
  22.9°21.7°
  7.27
  4.34.3
  949 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 Mount Sterling metro area with an average high temperature of 86.0°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Kentucky. In the Mount Sterling 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 Mount Sterling metro area are September, May and June.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for the Mount Sterling metro area with an average of 22.9°. This is colder than most places in Kentucky.


In the Mount Sterling metro area, there are 18.6 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Kentucky.


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


In the Mount Sterling metro area, there are 1.3 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 Mount Sterling metro area with 5.3 inches of rain, and the driest month is September with 3.2 inches. The wettest season is Summer with 28% of yearly precipitation and 21% occurs in Winter, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 48.5 inches in the Mount Sterling metro area means that it is wetter than most places in Kentucky.


December is the rainiest month in the Mount Sterling metro area with 12.5 days of rain, and September is the driest month with only 7.8 rainy days. There are 129.4 rainy days annually in the Mount Sterling metro area, 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 9.9 inches in the Mount Sterling metro area means that it is about average compared to other places in Kentucky. February is the snowiest month in the Mount Sterling metro area with 3.5 inches of snow, and 4 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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