Columbia, Mississippi 

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Climate in Columbia, Mississippi

Columbia, Mississippi gets 60 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Columbia averages 0 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 217 sunny days per year in Columbia. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Columbia gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 105 days per year. Precipitation is rain, snow, sleet, or hail that falls to the ground. In order for precipitation to be counted you have to get at least .01 inches on the ground to measure.


Weather Highlights

Summer High: the July high is around 93 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 36
Rain: averages 60 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 0 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Columbia is 7.0 (10=best), which means it is less comfortable than most places in Mississippi.

3.8 / 7.6

Summer   /   Winter
October, April and November are the most pleasant months in Columbia, while July and August are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Columbia, MississippiUnited States
  60.1 in.38.1 in.
  0.3 in.27.8 in.
  104.6 days106.2 days
  217 days205 days
  92.6°85.8°
  35.8°21.7°
  77
  5.34.3
  141 ft.2443 ft.
CLIMATE

YOU SHOULD KNOW

Many people confuse weather and climate but they are different. Weather is the conditions of the atmosphere over a short period of time, and climate is how the atmosphere is over long periods of time.

Weather is how the atmosphere is behaving and its effects upon life and human activities. Weather can change from minute-to-minute. Most people think of weather in terms of temperature, humidity, precipitation, cloudiness, brightness, visibility, wind, and atmospheric pressure.

Climate is the description of the long-term pattern of weather in a place. Climate can mean the average weather for a particular region and time period taken over 30 years. Climate is the average of weather over time.


August is the hottest month for Columbia with an average high temperature of 92.6°, which ranks it as one of the hottest places in Mississippi. In Columbia, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Columbia are April, October and March.


In Columbia, there are 85.1 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the hottest places in Mississippi.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Columbia with an average of 35.8°. This is warmer than most places in Mississippi.


In Columbia, there are 38.9 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Mississippi.


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


Humidity in Columbia can be stifling in the summer, but pleasant for most of the year. The most uncomfortably humid months are July, August and June. The humid season runs from May-September and the least humid months are October-April.


January is the wettest month in Columbia with 5.9 inches of rain, and the driest month is September with 3.9 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 28% of yearly precipitation and 20% occurs in Winter, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 60.1 inches in Columbia means that it is wetter than most places in Mississippi.


July is the rainiest month in Columbia with 11.4 days of rain, and October is the driest month with only 6.5 rainy days. There are 104.6 rainy days annually in Columbia, which is rainier than most places in Mississippi. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 30% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 21% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 0.3 inches in Columbia means that it is less snowy than most places in Mississippi. December is the snowiest month in Columbia with 0.1 inches of snow, and no months of the year have significant snowfall.





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