Average Weather in Fairdale Kentucky, United States
In Fairdale, the summers are long, warm, and muggy; the winters are chilly and wet; and it is partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 28°F to 88°F and is rarely below 12°F or above 94°F.
The hot season lasts for 3.9 months, from May 25 to September 21, with an average daily high temperature above 79°F. The hottest day of the year is July 21, with an average high of 88°F and low of 71°F.
The cold season lasts for 3.1 months, from November 29 to March 1, with an average daily high temperature below 52°F. The coldest day of the year is January 29, with an average low of 28°F and high of 43°F.
Average High and Low Temperature
The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the entire year of hourly average temperatures. The horizontal axis is the day of the year, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.
Average Hourly Temperature
In Fairdale, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The clearer part of the year in Fairdale begins around June 15 and lasts for 4.7 months, ending around November 6. On August 23, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 69% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 31% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around November 6 and lasts for 7.3 months, ending around June 15. On January 2, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 57% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 43% of the time.
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Fairdale varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 4.7 months, from March 18 to August 10, with a greater than 32% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 41% on June 6.
The drier season lasts 7.3 months, from August 10 to March 18. The smallest chance of a wet day is 23% on October 15.
Among wet days, we distinguish between those that experience rain alone, snow alone, or a mixture of the two. Based on this categorization, the most common form of precipitation throughout the year is rain alone, with a peak probability of 41% on June 6.
Daily Chance of Precipitation
To show variation within the months and not just the monthly totals, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Fairdale experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
Rain falls throughout the year in Fairdale. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around May 3, with an average total accumulation of 4.7 inches.
The least rain falls around August 22, with an average total accumulation of 2.6 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
We report snowfall in liquid-equivalent terms. The actual depth of new snowfall is typically between 5 and 10 times the liquid-equivalent amount, assuming the ground is frozen. Colder, drier snow tends to be on the higher end of that range and warmer, wetter snow on the lower end.
As with rainfall, we consider the snowfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Fairdale experiences some seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.
The snowy period of the year lasts for 3.4 months, from December 1 to March 14, with a sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent snowfall of at least 0.1 inches. The most snow falls during the 31 days centered around February 4, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.3 inches.
The snowless period of the year lasts for 8.6 months, from March 14 to December 1. The least snow falls around July 15, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall
The length of the day in Fairdale varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2017, the shortest day is December 21, with 9 hours, 31 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 14 hours, 49 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 6:19 AM on June 13, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 53 minutes later at 8:12 AM on November 4. The earliest sunset is at 5:23 PM on December 6, and the latest sunset is 3 hours, 47 minutes later at 9:10 PM on June 28.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Fairdale during 2017, starting in the spring on March 12, lasting 7.8 months, and ending in the fall on November 5.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time
Fairdale experiences extreme seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 4.2 months, from May 19 to September 24, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 17% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is July 24, with muggy conditions 67% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is February 10, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.
Humidity Comfort Levels
The average hourly wind speed in Fairdale experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 6.8 months, from October 21 to May 15, with average wind speeds of more than 3.7 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is February 25, with an average hourly wind speed of 4.7 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 5.2 months, from May 15 to October 21. The calmest day of the year is July 31, with an average hourly wind speed of 2.7 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Fairdale varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the south for 3.4 months, from March 13 to June 25 and for 4.2 months, from August 14 to December 21, with a peak percentage of 40% on November 14. The wind is most often from the west for 1.6 months, from June 25 to August 14 and for 2.7 months, from December 21 to March 13, with a peak percentage of 37% on July 13.
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The brighter period of the year lasts for 4.4 months, from April 22 to September 3, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.7 kWh. The brightest day of the year is July 2, with an average of 6.7 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.0 months, from November 8 to February 9, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 2.9 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 23, with an average of 2.0 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Fairdale are 38.105 deg latitude, -85.759 deg longitude, and 502 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Fairdale contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 443 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 521 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (587 feet). Within 50 miles also contains significant variations in elevation (810 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Fairdale is covered by trees (52%) and artificial surfaces (39%), within 10 miles by artificial surfaces (53%) and trees (34%), and within 50 miles by cropland (46%) and trees (46%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Fairdale, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.
Temperature and Dew Point
There are 2 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Fairdale.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Fairdale according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.
The estimated value at Fairdale is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Fairdale and a given station.
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .