Winter Climatology across Kentucky

Kentucky Record Minimum Temperatures

-37F:
Shelbyville 01/19/1994
-35F:
Gray Hawk 01/19/1994
-34F:
Cynthiana 01/28/1963...Bonnieville 01/24/1963
-33F:
Monticello 3NE 01/30/1963
-32F:
Somerset 2N 01/19/1994...Princeton 02/02/1951
-30F:
West Liberty, KY 01/20/1994...Manchester 01/19/1994...Bradfordsville 01/24/1963...Shepherdsville 02/02/1951
-28F:
Somerset 2N 01/24/1963...Summer Shade 01/23/1963
-27F:
Rough River Lake 01/20/1994...Frankfort 01/20/1994...Leitchfield 01/19/1994
-26F:
West Liberty 01/22/1984...Paintsville 01/19/1994...Bardstown 01/19/1994...Bowling Green 01/12/1886
-25F:
London 01/19/1994...Glasgow 01/24/1963...Ashland 01/20/1994...Greensburg 01/25/1963...Beaver Dam 01/24/1963


Average Snowfall in Inches (Based on 1981-2010 Climate Normals)

Kentucky Normal Annual Snowfall

 
October
November
December
January
February
March
April
Seasonal
Jackson
0.1
0.5
4.9
7.1
7.0 2.9
1.0
23.5
Lexington
0.0
0.3
2.5 3.9
4.6
1.4
0.3
13.0
Bowling Green 0.1 0.0 1.4 3.2 3.0 1.1 0.1 8.9
Louisville
0.1
0.1
2.6
3.7
4.5
1.4
0.1
12.5
Paducah
0.0
0.1
2.2
3.0
3.2
0.6
0.0 9.1


Average Number of Days with Low Temperature 32 Degrees F or Less (Based on 1981-2010 Climate Normals)

 
October
November
December
January
February
March
April
Seasonal
Jackson
1
8
18
22
17
11
2
80
Lexington
2
10
20
23
19
13
3
91
Bowling Green 2 10 20 22 18 11 2 85
Louisville
1
8 19 22
17
10
2
79
Paducah
2
10
20
23
17
11
2
86


Monthly Normal Temperatures in Degrees F (Based on 1981-2010 Climate Normals)

  October November December January February March April Seasonal
Jackson 58.1 48.4 38.1 34.9 38.8 47.4 57.4 46.2
Lexington 57.0 46.3 36.0 32.9 36.9 45.5 55.3 44.3
Bowling Green 58.8 48.4 38.6 35.7 39.8 48.4 57.7 46.8
Louisville 59.5 48.7 37.9 34.9 38.8 47.8 58.0 46.5
Paducah 58.8 48.1 37.5 34.6 39.2 48.3 58.0 46.4


More Winter Statistics

 Probability of a White Christmas (click to enlarge)  Annual Record Total Snowfall (click to enlarge)
Probability of a White Christmas Mean Record Annual Snowfall

  Snowiest Christmas Coldest Christmas Warmest Christmas Least Winter Season Snowfall
(October thru April)
Most Winter Season Snowfall
(October thru April)
Jackson, KY 3.6 Inches (1993) -12F (1983) 76F (1982) 6.4 Inches (1991-1992) 62.7 Inches (1995-1996)
Lexington, KY 6.5 Inches (1935) -9F (1983) 70F (1982) 2.1 Inches (1931-1932) 55.4 Inches (1916-1917)
Bowling Green, KY 4.5 Inches (1935) -7F (1983) 70F (1982) Trace (1949-1950) 48.0 Inches (1959-1960)
Louisville, KY 4.5 Inches (1890) -7F (1983) 68F (1893) 0.9 Inches (1988-1989) 50.2 Inches (1917-1918)
Paducah, KY 4.0 Inches (1969) -8F (2004) 69F (1982) Trace (Multiple Years) 35.7 Inches (1977-1978)


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