Fayette County

Lexington weather records: snowfall, snow depth, coldest days, more

Last time with 8 inches or more of snow: 13.2 inches, Feb. 4 and 5, 1998

Last time it was minus 10 degrees (as is forecast for Thursday and Friday): Feb. 4, 1996

Most snowfall in a season: 53 inches, 1916-17

Least snowfall in a season: 2.1 inches, 1931-32

Most snowfall in a calendar month: 21.9 inches, January 1978

Most snowfall in a calendar day: 13.4 inches, Jan. 26, 1943

Deepest snow depth: 17 inches, Feb. 7, 1998

Longest time with a snow depth of at least 1 inch: 57 days ending March 10, 1978

Earliest snowfall: Trace on Oct. 6, 1952

Latest snowfall: Trace on May 24, 1925

Latest first snowfall: Trace on Dec. 24, 1918

Most days at or below 32 degrees: 120 in 1976

Fewest days at or below 32 degrees: 67 in 1921

Most days in a month at or below zero: eight in February 1899 and December 1989

Most days at or below zero in a season: 12 days in 1917-18

All-time low for Lexington: minus 21 degrees, Jan. 21, 1963.

All-time low for Kentucky: minus 37 degrees, Jan. 19, 1994, Shelbyville.

Source: National Weather Service office in Louisville

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