Winter weather forecast in Lexington, KY 2021

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Winter in downtown Lexington | Photo by @femibranded

Hey, Lexingtonians — With winter on the way weather you like it or not, we couldn’t resist peeping at some of the major weather trends headed our way. Thanks to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Prediction Center, we know what temperatures and precipitation trends to expect for Dec., Jan., + Feb. While exact weather conditions like snowfall typically can’t be predicted more than a week in advance, accurate seasonal outlooks can help communities prepare for what winter will bring. Here’s what’s coming in our city: 

🌡️ Temperature

Think warm. This winter, Lexington has a 40-50% chance of temperatures being higher than normal.

🌨️ Precipitation

Slightly more precipitation. Lexington has a 33-40% chance of seeing above average snow and rainfall this winter.

By the month: December

LEX’s average low-temperature in December is 31.5°F, but we might see more days this year closer to the average high-temperature — 43.9°F — because of the anticipated temp rise. December is the month we get the least amount of sunlight per day — a daily average of 9.6 hours. 

By the month: January

LEX’s lows in January are 25.7°F on average, with highs of 39°F. Plan for more of those warmer days. January tends to be Lexingrton’s coldest month + usually sees the most snowfall with an average of ​​2.8 inches of snow. Predictions say we’ll see about that much snow or less. Bonus: here are the NOAA’s winter safety tips. ❄️ 

By the month: February

Historically, February gets a little warmer in LEX with an average low-temperature of 28.8°F + an average high-temperature of 43.5°F, so keep expecting to be closer to those highs.