Average Weather in Paducah Texas, United States
In Paducah, the summers are hot and mostly clear and the winters are short, cold, dry, windy, and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 31°F to 96°F and is rarely below 20°F or above 103°F.
Based on the beach/pool score, the best time of year to visit Paducah for hot-weather activities is from mid June to early September.
The hot season lasts for 3.6 months, from May 26 to September 14, with an average daily high temperature above 88°F. The hottest day of the year is July 25, with an average high of 96°F and low of 73°F.
The cold season lasts for 2.9 months, from November 24 to February 21, with an average daily high temperature below 63°F. The coldest day of the year is January 5, with an average low of 31°F and high of 55°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 Paducah, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The clearer part of the year in Paducah begins around April 10 and lasts for 7.0 months, ending around November 11. On October 5, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 76% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 24% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around November 11 and lasts for 5.0 months, ending around April 10. On February 24, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 41% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 59% of the time.
Cloud Cover Categories
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Paducah varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 5.0 months, from April 28 to September 26, with a greater than 22% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 36% on June 6.
The drier season lasts 7.0 months, from September 26 to April 28. The smallest chance of a wet day is 7% on January 1.
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 36% 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. Paducah experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
Rain falls throughout the year in Paducah. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around June 1, with an average total accumulation of 3.3 inches.
The least rain falls around January 6, with an average total accumulation of 0.5 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent quantity of snowfall in Paducah does not vary significantly over the course of the year, staying within 0.1 inches of 0.1 inches throughout.
Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall
The length of the day in Paducah varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 21, with 9 hours, 53 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 14 hours, 25 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 6:29 AM on June 12, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 33 minutes later at 8:02 AM on November 3. The earliest sunset is at 5:31 PM on December 5, and the latest sunset is 3 hours, 25 minutes later at 8:56 PM on June 29.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Paducah during 2018, starting in the spring on March 11, lasting 7.8 months, and ending in the fall on November 4.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time
Paducah experiences significant seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 4.2 months, from May 23 to September 29, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 9% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is July 3, with muggy conditions 36% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is January 29, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.
Humidity Comfort Levels
The average hourly wind speed in Paducah experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 4.4 months, from February 17 to June 29, with average wind speeds of more than 10.8 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is April 2, with an average hourly wind speed of 12.4 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 7.6 months, from June 29 to February 17. The calmest day of the year is August 23, with an average hourly wind speed of 9.2 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Paducah varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the south for 9.2 months, from February 20 to November 26, with a peak percentage of 70% on July 5. The wind is most often from the north for 2.8 months, from November 26 to February 20, with a peak percentage of 35% on January 1.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Paducah throughout the year, we compute two travel scores.
The tourism score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 65°F and 80°F. Based on this score, the best times of year to visit Paducah for general outdoor tourist activities are from early May to late June and from mid August to mid October, with a peak score in the third week of September.
The beach/pool score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Paducah for hot-weather activities is from mid June to early September, with a peak score in the third week of July.
For each hour between 8:00 AM and 9:00 PM of each day in the analysis period (1980 to 2016), independent scores are computed for perceived temperature, cloud cover, and total precipitation. Those scores are combined into a single hourly composite score, which is then aggregated into days, averaged over all the years in the analysis period, and smoothed.
Our cloud cover score is 10 for fully clear skies, falling linearly to 9 for mostly clear skies, and to 1 for fully overcast skies.
Our precipitation score, which is based on the three-hour precipitation centered on the hour in question, is 10 for no precipitation, falling linearly to 9 for trace precipitation, and to 0 for 0.04 inches of precipitation or more.
Our tourism temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 50°F, rising linearly to 9 for 65°F, to 10 for 75°F, falling linearly to 9 for 80°F, and to 1 for 90°F or hotter.
Our beach/pool temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 65°F, rising linearly to 9 for 75°F, to 10 for 82°F, falling linearly to 9 for 90°F, and to 1 for 100°F or hotter.
The growing season in Paducah typically lasts for 7.8 months (238 days), from around March 21 to around November 14, rarely starting before February 27 or after April 14, and rarely ending before October 26 or after December 3.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Paducah should appear around February 8, only rarely appearing before January 28 or after February 24.
Growing Degree Days
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 4.3 months, from April 9 to August 19, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.5 kWh. The brightest day of the year is July 8, with an average of 7.4 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 2.9 months, from November 7 to February 4, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 3.9 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 23, with an average of 3.0 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Paducah are 34.012 deg latitude, -100.302 deg longitude, and 1,867 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Paducah contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 243 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,871 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (587 feet). Within 50 miles contains significant variations in elevation (1,972 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Paducah is covered by cropland (66%) and grassland (29%), within 10 miles by shrubs (39%) and grassland (32%), and within 50 miles by shrubs (48%) and grassland (27%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Paducah, 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 3 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Paducah.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Paducah 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 Paducah is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Paducah and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Childress Municipal Airport (66%, 46 kilometers, north); Wilbarger Co (21%, 97 kilometers, east); and Hale County Airport (13%, 132 kilometers, west).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .