Zip 42102 (Bowling Green, KY) 

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Climate in Zip 42102 (Bowling Green, KY)

Bowling Green (zip 42102), Kentucky gets 50 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Bowling Green (zip 42102) averages 6 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 207 sunny days per year in Bowling Green (zip 42102). The US average is 205 sunny days.

Bowling Green (zip 42102) gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 115 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 26
Rain: averages 50 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 6 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the 42102 zip code is 7.2 (10=best), which means it is less comfortable than most places in Kentucky.

7.1 / 6

Summer   /   Winter
September, May and October are the most pleasant months in the 42102 zip code, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Bowling Green, KentuckyUnited States
  50.2 in.38.1 in.
  6.0 in.27.8 in.
  114.6 days106.2 days
  207 days205 days
  89.2°85.8°
  25.6°21.7°
  7.27
  3.84.3
  507 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 42102 zip code with an average high temperature of 89.2°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Kentucky. In the 42102 zip code, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for the 42102 zip code are May, September and October.


In the 42102 zip code, there are 42.1 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 42102 zip code with an average of 25.6°. This is warmer than most places in Kentucky.


In the 42102 zip code, there are 89.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Kentucky.


In the 42102 zip code, there are 1.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in Kentucky.


The humidity can be uncomfortably heavy or close in the 42102 zip code during the summer months. July is the most humid month, though humidity is low for most of the year. July, August and June are the three most humid months in the 42102 zip code.


May is the wettest month in the 42102 zip code with 5.6 inches of rain, and the driest month is August with 3.3 inches. The wettest season is Summer with 28% of yearly precipitation and 23% occurs in Autumn, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 50.2 inches in the 42102 zip code means that it is wetter than most places in Kentucky.


May is the rainiest month in the 42102 zip code with 11.3 days of rain, and September is the driest month with only 7.1 rainy days. There are 114.6 rainy days annually in the 42102 zip code, which is about average compared to other 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 6.0 inches in the 42102 zip code means that it is less snowy than most places in Kentucky. February is the snowiest month in the 42102 zip code with 2.1 inches of snow, and 4 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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