We know the question on your mind, Lexingtonians — when’s it going to get cold? Thanks to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Prediction Center, we know what temperatures and precipitation trends to expect in our city for December, January, and February. While exact weather conditions typically can’t be predicted more than a week in advance, here’s a seasonal outlook to help you prepare for what winter will bring.
Reminder: The first day of winter is on Wed., Dec. 21.
Think warm. This winter, Lexington has a 33-40% chance of temperatures being higher than normal.
Expect slightly more precipitation. Lexington has a 40-50% chance of seeing higher than average snow and rainfall amounts this winter.
What December has in store
Typically in Lexington, December’s temperatures fluctuate between an average low of 31.5°F and an average high of 43.9°F, but expect to see more of those mid-40° days this year. December is also the month that sees the shortest days, with an average of 9h and 35min of daylight.
Onward to January
January has consistently been the coldest month of the year in Lexington, with an average low of 25.7°F and an average high of 39°F. If you’re a fan of snow, this is when you can start to look for accumulation. The most likely months for snowfall in Lexington are January-April.
Will February be freezing?
February trends similarly to January in terms of temperature, with an average low of 28.8°F and an average high of 43.5°F. If you’re over the cold by this point, here’s some good news. February is when Lexington starts to see longer days, averaging 10h and 49min of daylight.