The 10 Snowiest Cities In Kentucky For 2021


We looked at the data to see which cities in Kentucky have the most snow every year.

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Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2021. This is our first time ranking the snowiest cities in Kentucky.

Sure, a Saturday morning right after a foot of fluffy snow is the best thing ever. But that same amount of snow on Tuesday in Kentucky can make a commute last forever. So just imagine it's the dead of winter, and the time of year when the ground is frozen, the air is bone chilling, and there are piles of dirty, nasty ice encrusted snow all over the place.

This is about the time of year when you're just about ready for spring -- especially in Florence, the snowiest place in Kentucky.

So, put on your parkas, snow boots and your gloves and let's go outside to see which Kentucky cities get dumped on the most every year. After analyzing all the cities in Kentucky with a decent amount of people in them, we came up with this list as the 10 snowiest cities in Bluegrass State.

What's the snowiest place in Kentucky with more than 5,000 people? That would be Florence with an average annual snowfall of 18.7 inches.

Read on below to see where your town ranked, you snow angels.

And if you already knew these places were snowy, check out the best places to live in Kentucky or the cheapest places in Kentucky.

The 10 Snowiest Cities In Kentucky For 2021

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 31,428
Average Annual Snowfall: 18.7 inches
More on Florence: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 16,892
Average Annual Snowfall: 18.3 inches
More on Burlington: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living

Erlanger, KY

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Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 18,510
Average Annual Snowfall: 18.2 inches
More on Erlanger: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Union, KY

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Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 5,635
Average Annual Snowfall: 18.2 inches
More on Union: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living

Edgewood, KY

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Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 8,699
Average Annual Snowfall: 17.7 inches
More on Edgewood: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 8,749
Average Annual Snowfall: 17.4 inches
More on Oakbrook: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 6,102
Average Annual Snowfall: 17.4 inches
More on Hebron: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living

Independence, KY

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 26,062
Average Annual Snowfall: 17.1 inches
More on Independence: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 8,489
Average Annual Snowfall: 16.5 inches
More on Elsmere: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Fort Mitchell, KY

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Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 8,247
Average Annual Snowfall: 16.5 inches
More on Fort Mitchell: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

How We Determined The Cities In Kentucky With The Most Snow

In order to rank the snowiest cities in Kentucky, we only had to scrape the database of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), to see which cities in the Bluegrass State get the most annual snowfall.

Before we get too far, here are the annual snowfall rates for major cities:

  • Louisville -- 9.1 inches
  • Lexington -- 9.6 inches
  • Bowling Green -- 6.5 inches

There's a complete chart at the bottom.

If you're curious, here are the places that get the least amount of snow in Kentucky with at least snow snowfall:

  1. Franklin -- 2.7 inches
  2. Central City -- 2.9 inches
  3. Fort Knox -- 3.0 inches

For more Kentucky reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Snowiest Places In Kentucky

Rank City Snow (Inches) Population
1 Florence 18.7 31,428
2 Burlington 18.3 16,892
3 Erlanger 18.2 18,510
4 Union 18.2 5,635
5 Edgewood 17.7 8,699
6 Oakbrook 17.4 8,749
7 Hebron 17.4 6,102
8 Independence 17.1 26,062
9 Elsmere 16.5 8,489
10 Fort Mitchell 16.5 8,247
11 Villa Hills 16.5 7,399
12 Taylor Mill 16.5 6,701
13 Fort Wright 16.5 5,754
14 Maysville 16.3 8,924
15 Francisville 16.1 9,315
16 Covington 15.7 40,845
17 Highland Heights 14.8 7,152
18 Newport 14.7 15,428
19 Bellevue 14.3 5,921
20 Buckner 13.9 5,693
21 La Grange 13.7 8,387
22 Cold Spring 13.2 6,111
23 Williamsburg 13.2 5,250
24 Monticello 13.1 6,141
25 Dayton 13.0 5,381
26 Lebanon 12.9 5,620
27 Fort Thomas 12.7 16,326
28 Ashland 12.5 21,391
29 Campbellsville 12.5 10,983
30 Alexandria 11.9 8,735
31 Hazard 11.9 5,415
32 Harrodsburg 11.8 8,380
33 Shelbyville 11.6 14,782
34 Flatwoods 11.5 7,407
35 Lawrenceburg 11.1 11,038
36 Nicholasville 11.0 28,843
37 Danville 11.0 16,542
38 Middletown 10.8 7,788
39 Wilmore 10.5 6,057
40 Corbin 10.4 6,923
41 Princeton 10.4 6,251
42 Bardstown 9.8 12,930
43 Middlesborough 9.7 9,934
44 Cynthiana 9.7 6,380
45 Lexington 9.6 308,306
46 Lyndon 9.5 11,244
47 Versailles 9.5 8,985
48 Shively 9.3 15,570
49 Louisville 9.1 608,732
50 Jeffersontown 9.1 26,953
51 Somerset 9.1 11,358
52 London 9.1 8,090
53 Douglass Hills 9.1 5,592
54 Mount Sterling 8.5 7,078
55 Frankfort 8.4 27,535
56 St. Matthews 8.4 17,837
57 Paris 8.4 9,831
58 Murray 8.3 18,515
59 Winchester 8.2 18,388
60 Leitchfield 8.1 6,819
61 Glasgow 7.9 14,224
62 Morehead 7.9 6,938
63 Owensboro 7.1 58,350
64 Hopkinsville 6.9 32,483
65 Richmond 6.8 32,574
66 Berea 6.7 14,454
67 Bowling Green 6.5 61,617
68 Shepherdsville 6.3 11,695
69 Paducah 6.1 25,001
70 Mount Washington 6.1 13,736
71 Hillview 5.8 7,904
72 Henderson 5.6 28,889
73 Russellville 5.4 7,015
74 Fort Campbell North 5.3 13,936
75 Oak Grove 5.2 7,496
76 Mayfield 4.7 10,101
77 Pikeville 4.4 7,038
78 Madisonville 4.3 19,687
79 Georgetown 3.8 30,968
80 Elizabethtown 3.5 29,657
81 Radcliff 3.0 22,913
82 Fort Knox 3.0 9,449
83 Vine Grove 3.0 5,534
84 Central City 2.9 5,918
85 Franklin 2.7 8,643

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