What Is The Temp At The Kentucky Derby?
- Michael Paul
Temperatures: According to the records of the National Weather Service, the maximum temperature on Derby Day often reaches a comfortable level of 70 degrees on average. The nighttime low temperature often hovers around 60 degrees. The temperature that day reached a record-breaking 94 degrees, making it the warmest Derby ever recorded.
- On May 4, 1940, the temperature in Derby dipped to a record low of 36 degrees, making it the coldest Derby ever recorded.
- On Derby Day in 1957, the temperature reached that mark exactly once.
- In 1940, the 66th running of the Kentucky Derby was won by Gallahadion, who was the first horse to cross the finish line.
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What is the weather year round in Kentucky?
In Lexington, Virginia, the summers are hot and muggy, the winters are brief, extremely cold, and rainy, and the sky is consistently overcast throughout the year. The temperature seldom drops below 9 degrees Fahrenheit or climbs over 92 degrees Fahrenheit throughout the course of a year, although it regularly ranges from 26 degrees to 85 degrees.
What time does the Kentucky Derby run today?
When does today’s running of the Kentucky Derby begin? – Date: Saturday, May 7 Post time: 6:57 p.m. ET TV coverage provided by NBC The first live broadcast of the Kentucky Derby 2022 will begin on NBC at 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time. The start of the race at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky, is not scheduled to begin until 6:57 p.m.