Average Annual Snowfall in Kentucky





The tables below give yearly averages for snowfall at cities, communities and other locations around Kentucky. The numbers are for the total amount of snow and for how many days it snows at least 0.1 inches (0.25 centimetres).

The snowfall totals are annual averages based on weather data collected from 1991 to 2020 for the US National Centers for Environmental Information.

You can jump to a separate table for each region of the state: Eastern, North - Central, South - Central and Western Kentucky.

Place name links take you to more detailed information on snowfall, snowstorms and snow accumulation for that location.

Eastern Kentucky

Average annual snowfall
Days Place Inches Centi­metres
21.6 Jackson 23.4 59.4
2.7 London 5.7 14.5
5.7 Mount Sterling 8.8 22.4

North - Central Kentucky

Yearly snow averages
Days Place Inches Centi­metres
2.8 Elizabethtown 4.5 11.4
13.4 Lexington 14.5 36.8
12.3 Louisville 13.4 34.0
2.9 Owensboro 5.7 14.5
5.5 Rough River Lake 4.4 11.2
4.8 Warsaw, Markland Dam 6.5 16.5

South - Central Kentucky

Average total snowfall for a year
Days Place Inches Centi­metres
4.4 Barren River Lake 5.6 14.2
5.6 Bowling Green 8.0 20.3
10.2 Cave Run Lake 12.3 31.2
5.0 Glasgow 5.7 14.5
9.2 Leitchfield 9.4 23.9
2.1 Mammoth Cave 4.0 10.2
13.7 Monticello 14.2 36.1
5.1 Nolin River Lake 4.7 11.9
4.9 Scottsville 7.6 19.3
4.7 Somerset 5.4 13.7

Western Kentucky

Average annual snowfall
Days Place Inches Centi­metres
7.5 Henderson 12.4 31.5
4.2 Hopkinsville 5.2 13.2
4.0 Murray 6.5 16.5
7.0 Paducah 8.9 22.6
Reference

NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI). Climate Normals.

Kentucky Snowfall
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