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Old 07-11-2008, 06:58 AM
 
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Please tell me what the winters in Lexington are usually like! I know some years will be worse than others, but I just want a pretty good idea what to expect. I have lived in Roanoke, Virginia, through two winters and we have only had light snow (2-3 inches). Also years ago I lived in Knoxville, Tennessee, for about eleven years. In Knoxville we rarely had snow but two different times we did have about 8-10 inches which totally shut the city down. Is the city of Lexington ready with snow plows and salt trucks? Just a little timid since I am originally from the warm state of Mississippi.

Thanks for the info!
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Old 07-11-2008, 07:11 AM
 
Location: Kentucky
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Lexington winters are fairly mild. It rarely gets below 10 degrees. Most winters we only get a few inches of snow, some winters we might get one big snow storm. There are plenty of snow plows and salt trucks, nothing to worry about. Usually there's warm spells where temps get into the 50's, even in January.
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Old 07-11-2008, 07:23 AM
 
Location: Lexington
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I would say Ice is the bigger problem than snow. Last winter we had a big ice storm and it caused some major problems.
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Old 07-11-2008, 08:33 AM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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Cold, gray and long.
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Old 07-11-2008, 08:46 AM
 
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I lived in Chicago 57 years before coming down here and I find the winters mild, bright and short.

So there ya go.
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Old 07-11-2008, 09:21 AM
 
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coming from New England, I do too .
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Old 07-11-2008, 09:51 AM
 
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Usually in recent years, winter might start about mid-December with colder darker days. Then usually plenty of thaws, sometimes into the 70's, but with average temperature being in the low 40's. I seldom wear anything heavier than a heavy sweater or light short jacket.

Rainfall is significant almost year-round in Kentucky. Lexington's weather is MUCH milder than Cincinnati's, although they are very close together. This must be a geographical phenomenon due to the river valley, hills, etc.

Snow can occur, and it seems to me that in recent years, the snow has come in February or March, just when you are wanting flowers instead. Back in the late 1970's, the snow came in January and February, and there was more of it.

Because of the frequent rain and alternating freezes and thaws, ice is MUCH more common than snow, and it is much more dangerous. Just watch out if the temperature is 32 or below, because ice can be on the road invisibly (black ice).
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Old 07-11-2008, 03:45 PM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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It gets cold, but it doesn't stay cold.
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Old 07-14-2008, 02:56 PM
 
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I can't stand the winters. It's not the cold....it's the grey and wet conditions. From Jan through April there seems to be very few days of sunshine. Just bone chilling wetness and gloomy skies.
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Old 07-14-2008, 05:41 PM
 
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Question What about summer?

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I can't stand the winters. It's not the cold....it's the grey and wet conditions. From Jan through April there seems to be very few days of sunshine. Just bone chilling wetness and gloomy skies.
I can see where that could get to you, but at least it's not hot. Which brings me to my question - How are the Summers? My fear isn't the cold, it's the humidity. I lived in D.C. for 3 1/2 years and we had weeks of 90 degrees and above with humidity at 90 and above! I live in Phoenix now, hate it with all my heart, and am looking for a place I can move that has a decent cost of living, cheap real estate so I can have my horses on my property and not face 6 months of heat between April and November and hide in my house all day because I don't like heat stroke!
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