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2020 Compare Climate & Weather:
Asheville, NC vs Seattle, WA

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Highlights

On average, there are 152 sunny days per year in Seattle. Asheville averages 212 sunny days per year. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Seattle, Washington gets 38 inches of rain, on average, per year. Asheville, North Carolina gets 43.7 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38.1 inches of rain per year.

Seattle averages 4.6 inches of snow per year. Asheville averages 10.2 inches of snow per year. The US average is 27.8 inches of snow per year.


Weather Highlights

Seattle, Washington
Summer High:
the July high is around 75.8 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 37
Rain: averages 38 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 4.6 inches of snow a year

Asheville, North Carolina
Summer High:
the July high is around 83.7 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 25.1
Rain: averages 43.7 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 10.2 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX
Seattle

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Seattle is 7.5 (10=best), which means it is one of the most pleasant places in Washington.

7.5 / 10
August, July and September are the most pleasant months in Seattle, while December and January are the least comfortable months.

Asheville

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Asheville is 7.6 (10=best), which means it is one of the most pleasant places in North Carolina.

7.6 / 10
September, June and May are the most pleasant months in Asheville, while January and December are the least comfortable months.


Today's Weather - Asheville, NC

9 PM PST

Patchy Fog

69°F

DAYDESCRIPTIONHIGH / LOWWIND
TonightPatchy Fog55° / 65°WSW 1 to 6 mph
Tuesday NightRain Showers50° / 65°NNW 6 to 9 mph
Wednesday NightSlight Chance Rain Showers then Mostly Clear48° / 70°WNW 2 to 6 mph
Thursday NightPartly Cloudy45° / 62°NW 2 to 6 mph
Friday NightMostly Clear41° / 64°NNW 2 to 6 mph
Saturday NightMostly Clear43° / 66°NNE 2 mph
Sunday NightPartly Cloudy46° / 68°SSW 3 mph

Today's Weather - Seattle, WA

9 PM PST

Sunny

67°F

DAYDESCRIPTIONHIGH / LOWWIND
This AfternoonSunny69° / 55°N 9 mph
TuesdaySunny74° / 57°NNE 7 mph
WednesdaySunny77° / 57°SW 1 to 5 mph
ThursdayMostly Sunny72° / 56°NNE 1 to 5 mph
FridaySunny71° / 56°N 3 mph
SaturdaySunny71° / 57°N 3 mph
SundayMostly Sunny then Chance Light Rain69° / 57°SW 3 mph

Average Monthly High / Low (°F)
MonthAsheville, NCSeattle, WA
January47° / 25°48° / 37°
February51° / 28°51° / 37°
March58° / 34°54° / 40°
April67° / 42°59° / 43°
May75° / 50°65° / 48°
June81° / 59°70° / 53°
July84° / 62°76° / 57°
August83° / 62°76° / 57°
September77° / 55°71° / 53°
October68° / 43°60° / 46°
November59° / 34°52° / 40°
December49° / 28°46° / 36°

Hot, Freezing, Rainy, Snowy Days: Asheville / Seattle
MonthHot DaysFreezing DaysRainy DaysSnowy Days
January0 / 023 / 69 / 182 / 1
February0 / 019 / 59 / 152 / 1
March0 / 014 / 211 / 171 / 0
April0 / 04 / 010 / 150 / 0
May0 / 00 / 011 / 120 / 0
June1 / 00 / 012 / 100 / 0
July3 / 10 / 012 / 60 / 0
August3 / 00 / 011 / 50 / 0
September0 / 00 / 08 / 80 / 0
October0 / 05 / 07 / 130 / 0
November0 / 014 / 39 / 190 / 0
December0 / 022 / 79 / 181 / 1
July is the hottest month for Asheville with an average high temperature of 83.7°, which ranks it as one of the coolest places in North Carolina. In Asheville, there are 5 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Asheville are September, June and May.

August is the hottest month for Seattle with an average high temperature of 76.3°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Washington. In Seattle, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Seattle are August, July and September.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Asheville with an average of 25.1°. This is one of the coldest places in North Carolina.

December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Seattle with an average of 35.9°. This is one of the warmest places in Washington.



In Asheville, there are 6.7 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the coolest places in North Carolina.

In Seattle, there are 1.7 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Washington.



In Asheville, there are 100.8 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the coldest places in North Carolina.

In Seattle, there are 24.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the warmest places in Washington.



In Asheville, there are 0.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is one of the coldest places in North Carolina.

In Seattle, there are 0.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in Washington.



June is the wettest month in Asheville with 4.3 inches of rain, and the driest month is October with 2.7 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 29% of yearly precipitation and 23% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 43.7 inches in Asheville means that it is one of the driest places in North Carolina.


November is the wettest month in Seattle with 6.2 inches of rain, and the driest month is July with 0.8 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 39% of yearly precipitation and 9% occurs in Autumn, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 38.0 inches in Seattle means that it is about average compared to other places in Washington.


July is the rainiest month in Asheville with 12.1 days of rain, and October is the driest month with only 7.2 rainy days. There are 118.1 rainy days annually in Asheville, which is rainier than most places in North Carolina. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 29% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 20% chance of a rainy day.

November is the rainiest month in Seattle with 18.7 days of rain, and August is the driest month with only 5.3 rainy days. There are 155.3 rainy days annually in Seattle, which is about average compared to other places in Washington. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 33% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 13% chance of a rainy day.



An annual snowfall of 10.2 inches in Asheville means that it is one of the snowiest places in North Carolina.

An annual snowfall of 4.6 inches in Seattle means that it is about average compared to other places in Washington.



January is the snowiest month in Asheville with 3.8 inches of snow, and 5 months of the year have significant snowfall.

December is the snowiest month in Seattle with 2.1 inches of snow, and 4 months of the year have significant snowfall.


DID YOU KNOW?

Many people confuse Weather and Climate, but they are different. Weather refers to the conditions of the atmosphere over a short period of time, while Climate refers to the conditions of the atmosphere over a long period of time.

Weather, more specifically, refers to how the atmosphere behaves and its effects on life and human activities. Most people think of Weather in terms of what can be observed: temperature, humidity, precipitation, and cloudy/sunny conditions. Weather conditions constantly change on a minute-to-minute basis.

Climate is a record of the average weather conditions for a given place over a long period of time, often referred to as Climate Normals. A 30-year period of record is a common requirement to be considered a Climate Normal.


Reviews for Asheville    2 Reviews
re: - 11/28/2009
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re: - 4/2/2009
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re: - 4/2/2009
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ZIPS IN ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA
28806, 28803, 28715, 28804, 28704, 28805, 28801
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98115, 98103, 98133, 98105, 98118, 98125, 98122, 98117, 98144, 98109, 28 total

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