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Overview

Learn more about Danville-Boyle County's climate conditions at the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development's Quality of Life profile for Boyle County, http://www.thinkkentucky.com/cmnty/QltyLife.aspx?cw=114.

Total Area

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 183 square miles (470 km2), of which 180 square miles (470 km2) is land and 2.5 square miles (6.5 km2) (1.4%) is water.

Rivers

Boyle County's eastern boundary is formed by the Dix River, a tributary of the Kentucky River.  The Dix River is now Herrington Lake (see below).

Lakes

Herrington Lake is a 2,335-ac (9 km2) lake created in 1925 by damming the Dix River to generate hydroelectric power for Kentucky Utilities. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herrington_Lake.

Geologic Features

Learn more about geologic features of Danville-Boyle County and the Bluegrass region by viewing the Kentucky Geological Survey's Kentucky Geologic Map Information Service online, http://kgs.uky.edu/kgsmap/kgsgeoserver/viewer.asp.

Geographic Features

Danville-Boyle County is located at the southwestern edge of Kentucky's famed Bluegrass region. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bluegrass_region.

Safety & Preparedness

Boyle County and its Cities of Danville, Junction City, and Perryville are professionally served by the Boyle County Office of Emergency Management, http://boyleky.com/emergency-management.

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Temperature

  Avg High (°F) Avg Low (°F) Mean (°F) Heat Deg Day Cool Deg Day
Jan 41.4 24.4 32.9 995 0
Feb 45.9 27.0 36.5 799 0
Mar 55.8 34.1 45.0 624 2
Apr 66.1 44.0 55.1 319 21
May 74.0 54.0 64.0 113 82
Jun 82.3 62.7 72.5 11 236
Jul 85.6 66.6 76.1 0 344
Aug 85.1 65.1 75.1 1 314
Sep 78.9 57.4 68.2 48 142
Oct 67.7 46.2 56.9 273 23
Nov 55.8 36.1 45.9 573 1
Dec 44.3 27.5 35.9 902 0

Temperature Extremes, Annual Number of Days

  Days
High > 90°F (Num. of Days) 16
Low < 32°F (Num. of Days) 91
Low < 0°F (Num. of Days) 1

Precipitation

  Precip Total " Snowfall Total " Days Precip ≥ 0.01" Days Precip ≥ 0.5" Days Snow Depth ≥ 10"
Jan 3.5 N/A 10.9 2.3 N/A
Feb 3.8 N/A 10.4 2.5 N/A
Mar 4.4 N/A 11.4 2.9 N/A
Apr 3.7 N/A 11.4 2.4 N/A
May 4.9 N/A 11.8 3.5 N/A
Jun 4.4 N/A 10.5 3.3 N/A
Jul 4.6 N/A 9.9 3.4 N/A
Aug 3.0 N/A 8.4 2.1 N/A
Sep 3.1 N/A 7.1 1.9 N/A
Oct 3.3 N/A 8.4 1.9 N/A
Nov 3.5 N/A 9.5 2.4 N/A
Dec 4.2 N/A 11.7 3.1 N/A