What is the average annual rainfall in Kentucky?

Gardens & Landscapes September 05, 2008 Print Friendly and PDF
Precipitation in Kentucky is generally plentiful for all agricultural and industrial activities. Fall is usually driest and spring the wettest season. Average annual rainfall totals range between 40 and 50 inches; approximately half of this amount occurs during warm months (April to September). Thunderstorms with high intensity rainfall are common during spring and summer. Rainfall during these storms in a 24 hour period often exceeds 2 to 3 inches, occasionally reaching 5 to 6 inches. Flash floods are a frequent result. For more information on Kentucky weather visit the UK College of Agriculture Weather Center.

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This work is supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, New Technologies for Ag Extension project.