SNOW IN WESTERN KENTUCKY?

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Real Estate Associates

HAVE YOU HEARD ABOUT THE SNOW IN WESTERN KENTUCKY? NO? THEN LISTEN UP!

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Photo by Gary Whittington, Benton KY

 

Where we live in Western Kentucky near Kentucky Lake, we only average about 10 inches of snow per year! We enjoy 4 seasons (it would get boring having the same weather all the time, wouldn't it?) but the winters are mild. In the past I have lived in Northern Illinois, Northern Wisconsin and Minnesota so I really appreciate the weather here. Usually when we get some snow it only lasts a day or two. It's enough for the children to get out of school and get cold and wet playing outside.

When I tell local people about the winter activities up north such as ice fishing, skiing and especially driving vehicles on the lakes they can hardly believe me. Yes, those are fond memories that I'm glad I participated in, but I'm also glad I was much younger. I really don't think I would like it at my advanced years. Shoot, I might fall and break a hip!

For more weather information you could check out msn.com or city-data.com. City-Data also has census information which includes employment, income, and household statistics as well as average temperatures and precipitation for each month.

However, wherever you move don't rely on statistics alone. Make sure you contact a local REALTOR® who is familiar with the local climate; whether it's the weather climate or whether it's the real estate market climate, they are very well qualified to answer your questions.

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Bill Dunn
Elite Realty Group - Paducah, KY

Hi Ron,

I'm with you. I don't mind some snow from time to time but not a hard freeze with precipitation for weeks at a time.

I used to enjoy winter skiing in California and Vermont. Around here I think the closest place is in Indiana.

Jan 06, 2009 02:45 PM #1
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Ron Spanton
RE/MAX Real Estate Associates - Gilbertsville, KY
Kentucky Lake Area

Bill, thanks for the comment. I think you're right about Indiana being the closest.

I haven't checked out the ice skating rink in Paducah yet but my son has. He says it's small compared to others he's seen up north but heck...ice skating in Paducah? And from what I hear it's been very popular.

Jan 06, 2009 03:02 PM #2
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Bill Dunn
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I see ice skating rink everyday but I haven't been there, although, my daughter has been with church friends. My wife's store is a block away, right next to the quilt museum. It's been good business for her. Skaters find out they need gloves so they visit her store for them.

The city extended the contract with the people who put up the skating rink after they found out how popular it was. I was surprised at the popularity myself. I think it is scheduled to be removed at the end of January.

Jan 06, 2009 03:15 PM #3
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Alisha Harrison
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Sounds beautiful! It's obviously you love where you live. That's great! ~A:)

Jan 07, 2009 09:57 AM #4
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Ron Spanton
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I really do love it here! From the moment I arrived in 1983 I said, "I'm home". Here's to you for a great 2009!

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