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Mercer County - Powered by Inter County Energy Cooperative

131 N. Chiles Street, Suite 1
Harrodsburg, KY 40330
P: +1 859-734-2365

Overview

Harrodsburg is one of the unique communities in the United States that experiences four distinct seasons of weather. Summers are very comfortable with the warmest temperature during July. Falls in Central Ky are beautiful with trees turning and temperatures cooling off. Winters in KY can be cold with variable  amounts of snowfall. Spring is very exciting with plants and flowers blooming and the earth waking from the winter slumber. We experience summer weather during June-August, Fall is Sept.-November, Winter is December-February and Spring is March-May. Pretty much an even distribution of seasons.

Rivers

The Kentucky River, the Salt River and The Dix River are all excellent places to enjoy nature, boating and fishing. Herrington Lake is the Dix River with Dix Dam-a boating mecca for many.

Lakes

Herrington Lake is in the Burgin area and home to marinas and great recreational opportunities.

Geologic Features

The Mercer County area is home to some of the most beautiful land in Central Kentucky: rolling hills, lush green land and accessible waterways. There are plenty of trails by the Kentucky River via Shaker Village for both hikers and horsemen.  

Did You Know?

  • In Mercer County we get more precipitation in the summer months than in the winter.

Temperature

  Avg High (°F) Avg Low (°F) Mean (°F) Heat Deg Day Cool Deg Day
Jan 40.7 23.9 32.3 1014 0
Feb 45.8 26.0 35.9 815 0
Mar 54.5 33.1 43.8 658 1
Apr 65.1 43.2 54.2 337 11
May 73.8 54.0 63.9 111 77
Jun 82.2 62.7 72.4 10 234
Jul 85.8 66.9 76.3 0 352
Aug 85.4 64.9 75.2 2 316
Sep 79.1 57.5 68.3 47 146
Oct 68.0 45.5 56.8 275 19
Nov 56.1 36.3 46.2 565 1
Dec 44.1 27.4 35.8 907 0

Temperature Extremes, Annual Number of Days

  Days
High > 90°F (Num. of Days) 15
Low < 32°F (Num. of Days) 100
Low < 0°F (Num. of Days) 2

Precipitation

  Precip Total " Snowfall Total " Days Precip ≥ 0.01" Days Precip ≥ 0.5" Days Snow Depth ≥ 10"
Jan 3.3 N/A 8.5 2.1 N/A
Feb 3.4 N/A 8.5 2.5 N/A
Mar 3.9 N/A 9.7 2.5 N/A
Apr 3.5 N/A 10.6 2.2 N/A
May 4.6 N/A 11.0 3.6 N/A
Jun 4.2 N/A 10.0 2.7 N/A
Jul 4.3 N/A 9.2 2.7 N/A
Aug 3.4 N/A 7.6 2.1 N/A
Sep 2.7 N/A 7.0 1.5 N/A
Oct 3.0 N/A 8.0 1.8 N/A
Nov 3.5 N/A 9.3 2.2 N/A
Dec 3.4 N/A 9.4 2.1 N/A