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Inter County Energy Cooperative

1009 Hustonville Road
Danville, KY 40422
P: +1 859-236-4561

Overview

The state of Kentucky has a moderate climate, characterized by warm, yet moist conditions. Summers are usually warm, and winters cool. Kentucky's weather patterns are influenced by the Gulf of Mexico, especially during summer. Much of Kentucky's average 46 inches of precipitation a year falls in spring, the rainiest season. From south to north, precipitation decreases. Southern Kentucky receives the highest average precipitation, about 50 inches a year, while the north averages only 40 inches.

Kentucky is located in a path several storm systems follow. Storms happen year-round; however most storms occur between March and September. Kentucky gets 46 inches of rain per year. The US average is 37. Snowfall is 11 inches. The average US city gets 25 inches of snow per year. The number of days with any measurable precipitation is 115. On average, there are 189 sunny days per year in Kentucky, KY. The July high is around 88 degrees. The January low is 24. Our comfort index, which is based on humidity during the hot months, is a 38 out of 100, where higher is more comfortable. The US average on the comfort index is 44.


Did You Know?

  • The geographic center of Kentucky is located in Marion County, 3 miles NNW of Lebanon, Kentucky.

Temperature

  Avg High (°F) Avg Low (°F) Mean (°F) Heat Deg Day Cool Deg Day
Boyle County, KY
  Avg High (°F) Avg Low (°F) Mean (°F) Heat Deg Day Cool Deg Day
Jan 41.4 24.4 32.9 995 0
Feb 45.9 27.0 36.5 799 0
Mar 55.8 34.1 45.0 624 2
Apr 66.1 44.0 55.1 319 21
May 74.0 54.0 64.0 113 82
Jun 82.3 62.7 72.5 11 236
Jul 85.6 66.6 76.1 0 344
Aug 85.1 65.1 75.1 1 314
Sep 78.9 57.4 68.2 48 142
Oct 67.7 46.2 56.9 273 23
Nov 55.8 36.1 45.9 573 1
Dec 44.3 27.5 35.9 902 0
Garrard County, KY
  Avg High (°F) Avg Low (°F) Mean (°F) Heat Deg Day Cool Deg Day
Jan 41.4 24.4 32.9 995 0
Feb 45.9 27.0 36.5 799 0
Mar 55.8 34.1 45.0 624 2
Apr 66.1 44.0 55.1 319 21
May 74.0 54.0 64.0 113 82
Jun 82.3 62.7 72.5 11 236
Jul 85.6 66.6 76.1 0 344
Aug 85.1 65.1 75.1 1 314
Sep 78.9 57.4 68.2 48 142
Oct 67.7 46.2 56.9 273 23
Nov 55.8 36.1 45.9 573 1
Dec 44.3 27.5 35.9 902 0
Lincoln County, KY
  Avg High (°F) Avg Low (°F) Mean (°F) Heat Deg Day Cool Deg Day
Jan 44.6 26.3 35.4 916 0
Feb 49.3 29.0 39.1 724 0
Mar 59.3 35.7 47.5 548 5
Apr 69.9 43.9 56.9 272 29
May 76.9 52.3 64.6 100 88
Jun 84.0 60.6 72.3 11 230
Jul 86.6 64.1 75.3 1 321
Aug 86.3 62.7 74.5 3 297
Sep 80.3 55.6 67.9 53 141
Oct 70.4 45.2 57.8 251 27
Nov 58.9 37.4 48.2 508 2
Dec 47.1 29.5 38.3 828 0
Marion County, KY
  Avg High (°F) Avg Low (°F) Mean (°F) Heat Deg Day Cool Deg Day
Jan 43.4 23.6 33.5 976 0
Feb 48.1 26.2 37.2 780 0
Mar 57.8 32.5 45.1 618 2
Apr 68.3 41.1 54.7 327 18
May 76.7 51.1 63.9 117 83
Jun 84.7 60.2 72.5 12 236
Jul 88.0 64.8 76.4 0 354
Aug 87.4 62.7 75.1 2 314
Sep 81.4 54.5 67.9 53 142
Oct 70.6 42.5 56.6 285 23
Nov 58.8 34.3 46.5 556 2
Dec 46.5 26.5 36.5 884 1

Temperature Extremes, Annual Number of Days

  Days
Boyle County, KY
  Days
High > 90°F (Num. of Days) 16
Low < 32°F (Num. of Days) 91
Low < 0°F (Num. of Days) 1
Garrard County, KY
  Days
High > 90°F (Num. of Days) 16
Low < 32°F (Num. of Days) 91
Low < 0°F (Num. of Days) 1
Lincoln County, KY
  Days
High > 90°F (Num. of Days) 22
Low < 32°F (Num. of Days) 87
Low < 0°F (Num. of Days) 1
Marion County, KY
  Days
High > 90°F (Num. of Days) 31
Low < 32°F (Num. of Days) 109
Low < 0°F (Num. of Days) 2

Precipitation

  Precip Total " Snowfall Total " Days Precip ≥ 0.01" Days Precip ≥ 0.5" Days Snow Depth ≥ 10"
Boyle County, KY
  Precip Total " Snowfall Total " Days Precip ≥ 0.01" Days Precip ≥ 0.5" Days Snow Depth ≥ 10"
Jan 3.5 N/A 10.9 2.3 N/A
Feb 3.8 N/A 10.4 2.5 N/A
Mar 4.4 N/A 11.4 2.9 N/A
Apr 3.7 N/A 11.4 2.4 N/A
May 4.9 N/A 11.8 3.5 N/A
Jun 4.4 N/A 10.5 3.3 N/A
Jul 4.6 N/A 9.9 3.4 N/A
Aug 3.0 N/A 8.4 2.1 N/A
Sep 3.1 N/A 7.1 1.9 N/A
Oct 3.3 N/A 8.4 1.9 N/A
Nov 3.5 N/A 9.5 2.4 N/A
Dec 4.2 N/A 11.7 3.1 N/A
Garrard County, KY
  Precip Total " Snowfall Total " Days Precip ≥ 0.01" Days Precip ≥ 0.5" Days Snow Depth ≥ 10"
Jan 3.5 N/A 7.0 2.4 N/A
Feb 3.4 N/A 6.3 2.6 N/A
Mar 4.3 N/A 8.5 3.2 N/A
Apr 3.7 N/A 7.8 2.5 N/A
May 5.2 N/A 8.8 3.8 N/A
Jun 4.3 N/A 8.3 3.6 N/A
Jul 4.8 N/A 6.8 2.9 N/A
Aug 3.5 N/A 5.9 2.5 N/A
Sep 3.7 N/A 5.8 2.0 N/A
Oct 3.2 N/A 5.3 1.8 N/A
Nov 3.5 N/A 7.1 2.6 N/A
Dec 3.6 N/A 7.4 2.2 N/A
Lincoln County, KY
  Precip Total " Snowfall Total " Days Precip ≥ 0.01" Days Precip ≥ 0.5" Days Snow Depth ≥ 10"
Jan 3.5 5.3 10.5 2.3 N/A
Feb 3.7 5.1 11.0 2.6 N/A
Mar 4.1 1.6 11.8 3.3 N/A
Apr 4.2 0.0 12.4 2.5 N/A
May 5.0 0.0 11.1 3.4 N/A
Jun 4.4 0.0 9.6 2.5 N/A
Jul 3.9 0.0 10.1 2.4 N/A
Aug 4.2 0.0 8.6 2.9 N/A
Sep 3.8 0.0 8.1 2.6 N/A
Oct 3.7 0.0 8.4 2.0 N/A
Nov 4.0 0.1 11.5 3.0 N/A
Dec 4.3 2.3 12.1 2.9 N/A
Marion County, KY
  Precip Total " Snowfall Total " Days Precip ≥ 0.01" Days Precip ≥ 0.5" Days Snow Depth ≥ 10"
Jan 3.8 4.7 11.8 2.5 0.0
Feb 4.1 4.8 11.3 2.8 0.1
Mar 4.6 1.4 12.2 3.1 0.0
Apr 4.2 0.1 12.5 3.0 0.0
May 5.5 0.0 12.7 3.6 0.0
Jun 4.8 0.0 11.1 3.5 0.0
Jul 4.7 0.0 10.3 3.1 0.0
Aug 3.6 0.0 9.1 2.3 0.0
Sep 3.9 0.0 8.9 2.5 0.0
Oct 3.3 0.0 8.9 2.1 0.0
Nov 3.8 0.1 10.8 2.8 0.0
Dec 4.6 2.7 13.1 3.2 0.0