Average Annual Precipitation for Kentucky





The tables below give yearly averages for rainfall plus snowfall at cities, towns and parks in Kentucky.

Each place has a total for the amount of precipitation it usually receives in a year. Most locations also have information on the number of days with wet weather. This includes the days when precipitation amounts to 0.01 inches (0.25 millimetres) or more.

The annual precipitation totals are averages based on weather data collected from 1981 to 2010 for the NOAA National Climatic Data Center.

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

Eastern Kentucky

Average yearly precipitation
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
123 Ashland 44.1 1121
125 Baxter 49.4 1255
150 Farmers 47.4 1203
144 Jackson 48.3 1228
134 London 47.1 1197
124 Mount Sterling 45.5 1157

North - Central Kentucky

Annual averages for rainfall plus snowfall
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
Abraham Lincoln Birthplace Park 50.4 1280
117 Bernheim Forest 48.5 1232
132 Covington 42.5 1080
Frankfort 45.6 1159
109 Harrington Lake, Dix Dam 43.1 1096
130 Lexington 45.2 1147
123 Louisville 44.9 1141
97 Rough River Lake 48.8 1239
119 Warsaw, Markland Dam 44.7 1136

South - Central Kentucky

Average amount of rain and snow a year
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
104 Barren River Lake 51.2 1301
121 Bowling Green 49.7 1263
122 Mammoth Cave 52.2 1325
132 Monticello 50.0 1269
110 Nolin River Lake 51.2 1300
115 Stearns 52.4 1331

Western Kentucky

Average annual precipitation
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
113 Henderson 44.8 1138
118 Hopkinsville 51.1 1297
100 Kentucky Dam Village 51.2 1301
110 Paducah 49.1 1247
Reference

National Climatic Data Center. NOAA's 1981-2010 Climate Normals.

Kentucky Precipitation
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