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.