Climatology - Lexington, KY

We have spent many hours performing a rigorous check of all climate data taken at Lexington since the station opened in 1872.  We present the results of our labor here.  If you find something that appears to be incorrect, or is in need of updating, please let us know.  Thank you!

   Latest official climate summary for Lexington.

 1981-2010 Lexington normals

Daily Records for Temperature, Precipitation, Snowfall, and Snow Depth (pdf files)

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Temperature Information (pdf files)

 Temperature Extremes for Lexington, Kentucky, and Indiana
  First and last dates for certain temperature thresholds
 Top Ten Warmest of Each Month
 Top Ten Coldest of Each Month
 Top Ten Warmest and Coldest Months of All-Time
 Top Ten Warmest of Each Season and Top Ten Coldest of Each Season
 Top Ten Warmest Years and Top Ten Coldest Years
 Days of Temperatures at or Above 90°, 1872 - Present
 Days of Temperatures at or Above 100°, 1872 - Present
 Days with Low Temperatures at or Below 32°, by Year, 1872 - Present
 Days with Low Temperatures at or Below 32°, by Cold Season, 1872 - Present
 Days with High Temperatures at or Below 32°, by Year, 1872 - Present
 Days with High Temperatures at or Below 32°, by Cold Season, 1872 - Present
 Days of Temperatures at or Below 0°, by Calendar Year, 1872 - Present
 Days of Temperatures at or Below 0°, by Cold Season, 1872 - Present

Precipitation Information (pdf files)

 Precipitation and Snowfall Extremes for Lexington, Kentucky, and Indiana
 Top Ten Wettest Years, Top Ten Driest Years, and Top Ten Wettest Days
 Top Ten Wettest of Each Month
 Top Ten Driest of Each Month
 Top Ten Wettest and Driest Months of All-Time
 Top Ten Wettest of Each Season, Top Ten Driest of Each Season, Top Ten Wettest Seasons, and Top Ten Driest Seasons
 Top Ten Wettest Days of Each Month
 Top Ten Snowiest Days and Top Five Deepest Snow Depths
 Top Ten Snowiest Days of Each Month
 Top Ten Snowiest Months
 Top Ten Snowiest of Each Season and Top Ten Least Snowy Winters
 Top Ten Snowiest and Least Snowy Calendar Years

Special Day Information (most are pdf files)

 New Year's Day
 Valentine's Day
 Leap Day
 St. Patrick's Day
 Easter
 Independence Day
 Labor Day
 Halloween
 Thanksgiving
 Christmas

Climatological Normals and Miscellaneous (most are pdf files)

 Monthly, Seasonal, and Annual 1981-2010 Temp/Precip/Snow/Degree Day Normals
 Daily 1981-2010 Temp/Precip/Snow/Degree Day Normals
  Frost/freeze Information
  Snow information including average first/last dates
 Normal Number of Days with Temperatures of 90°, Temperatures of 0°, Lows of 32° or Lower, Highs of 32° or Lower; and days with 0.01" Precip, 1" Precip, 1" Snow
 Seasonal Average Temperatures, Total Precipitation, and Total Snowfall 1872 - Present
 Wind Information Including Strongest Gust, Average Cloudiness Information, and Highest/Lowest/Average Barometric Pressure
 Highest known dew points
 Two Bizarre May Snowfalls in Kentucky
 Sunrise and Sunset Times
 Station History

Preliminary Local Daily and Monthly Climatological Data

 The Preliminary Local Climatological Data Sheet summarizes temperature, heating and cooling degree days and precipitation and snowfall. This is preliminary unofficial data compiled within our office, and may contain erroneous or incorrect data.

Absolute Maximum Absolute Minimum
108°F on 07/10/1936, 07/15/1936 -21°F on 01/24/1963

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