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  CLIMATE OVERVIEW
  

Asheville, North Carolina, gets 46 inches of rain per year. The US average is 39. Snowfall is 11 inches. The average US city gets 26 inches of snow per year. The number of days with any measurable precipitation is 125.

On average, there are 212 sunny days per year in Asheville, North Carolina. The July high is around 84 degrees. The January low is 26. Sperling's comfort index for Asheville is a 55 out of 100, where a higher score indicates a more comfortable year-around climate. The US average for the comfort index is 54. Our index is based on the total number of days annually within the comfort range of 70-80 degrees, and we also applied a penalty for days of excessive humidity.

  CLIMATEAsheville, North CarolinaUnited States
  Rainfall (in.)  45.839.2
  Snowfall (in.)  11.425.8
  Precipitation Days  125102
  Sunny Days  212205
  Avg. July High  84.486.1
  Avg. Jan. Low  25.522.6
  Comfort Index (higher=better)  5554
  UV Index  4.84.3
  Elevation ft.  2,1001,443

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  CLIMATE COMMENTS
  
Better weather in Asheville than my old Kentucky h
I lived in the far western tip of KY, where it was hotter in the summer, colder in the winter, and there were frequent severe storms and tornado warnings. I moved to... (read more)
I keep hearing how good the weather is but I think
I see a bunch of comments and postings about how good the weather is in Asheville. Makes me wonder where the people come from?? I moved here in April of this year. We... (read more)
such perfect weather
if you're looking for mild, Asheville is the place to live. the winters are cold, but not wicked. summer is toasty, though never very hot. the humidity is sometimes... (read more)
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  GENERAL COMMENTS
  
Keep the hysteria in check
Just wanted to chime in a few thoughts from a native who no longer lives there, but visits family regularly. I was born and raised in Asheville for all of my first 26... (read more)
7 year perspective
I read all of the other comments prior to adding a comment myself. I noticed that many posts were made by people from western states with much taller mountains, less... (read more)
Re-vitalization bordering on greed
I've grew up in the Asheville area and visit often. I've watched this place transform from a quaint and sometimes eccentric Southern town to an over-developed tourist... (read more)
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