Murray Metro Area, Kentucky 

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Climate in Murray Metro Area, Kentucky

Murray Metro Area, Kentucky gets 54 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Murray Metro Area averages 6 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 199 sunny days per year in Murray Metro Area. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Murray Metro Area gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 106 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 89 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 27
Rain: averages 54 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 6 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

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

6.9 / 6

Summer   /   Winter
September, May and October are the most pleasant months in the Murray metro area, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Murray, KentuckyUnited States
  54.2 in.38.1 in.
  6.3 in.27.8 in.
  106.2 days106.2 days
  199 days205 days
  88.9°85.8°
  27.0°21.7°
  7.37
  4.74.3
  495 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.


August is the hottest month for the Murray metro area with an average high temperature of 89.0°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Kentucky. In the Murray metro area, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for the Murray metro area are May, September and October.


In the Murray metro area, there are 38.7 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Kentucky.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for the Murray metro area with an average of 27.0°. This is one of the warmest places in Kentucky.


In the Murray metro area, there are 75.6 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the warmest places in Kentucky.


In the Murray metro area, there are 0.5 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in Kentucky.


Humidity in the Murray metro area can be uncomfortable during the summer, but comfortable for most of the year. The most uncomfortably humid months are July, August and June. The humid season runs from June-September and the most comfortable months are October-May.


May is the wettest month in the Murray metro area with 5.7 inches of rain, and the driest month is August with 3.5 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 54.2 inches in the Murray metro area means that it is one of the wettest places in Kentucky.


May is the rainiest month in the Murray metro area with 10.8 days of rain, and September is the driest month with only 6.6 rainy days. There are 106.2 rainy days annually in the Murray 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 22% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 6.3 inches in the Murray metro area means that it is less snowy than most places in Kentucky. January is the snowiest month in the Murray metro area with 2.5 inches of snow, and 3 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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