Average Annual Precipitation for Kentucky





The tables below give yearly averages for rainfall plus snowfall at cities, communities and lakes around Kentucky.

Each place has a total for the amount of precipitation it usually receives in a year. There is also a count of the number of days with wet weather, when precipitation amounts to 0.01 inches (0.25 millimetres) or more.

The annual precipitation totals are 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.

Eastern Kentucky

Average yearly precipitation
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
130 Ashland 46.7 1186
126 Baxter 52.2 1326
148 Jackson 51.9 1318
138 London 51.3 1302
134 Mount Sterling 48.5 1232

North - Central Kentucky

Annual averages for rainfall plus snowfall
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
122 Elizabethtown 54.4 1381
138 Frankfort 47.3 1202
114 Harrington Lake, Dix Dam 45.9 1166
134 Lexington 49.8 1266
125 Louisville 48.3 1228
104 Owensboro 47.7 1212
105 Rough River Lake 51.5 1307
120 Warsaw, Markland Dam 47.8 1215

South - Central Kentucky

Average amount of rain and snow a year
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
111 Barren River Lake 52.7 1339
126 Bowling Green 50.1 1273
161 Cave Run Lake 50.8 1290
123 Danville 47.9 1215
134 Glasgow 54.9 1394
117 Leitchfield 49.8 1265
129 Mammoth Cave 53.5 1359
133 Monticello 52.5 1332
119 Nolin River Lake 53.9 1368
122 Scottsville 54.0 1371
132 Somerset 53.3 1353
116 Stearns 56.1 1424

Western Kentucky

Average annual precipitation
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
114 Henderson 46.0 1169
119 Hopkinsville 51.8 1315
123 Kenlake State Resort Park 55.8 1418
117 Murray 58.1 1475
114 Paducah 50.3 1278
Reference

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

Kentucky Precipitation
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