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Jackson, MS has a humid subtropical climate, which means that the summers are hot and humid while the winters are mild and relatively short. The hottest month of the year tends to be July with an average high temperature of 92 degrees Fahrenheit, while January is usually the coldest with an average low of 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Precipitation is fairly consistent throughout the year, with May being the wettest month and March having slightly less rainfall.

Jackson, Mississippi gets 54 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Jackson averages 1 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 211 sunny days per year in Jackson. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Jackson gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 104 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 92 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 35
Rain: averages 54 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 1 inches of snow a year


Bestplaces Comfort Index

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Jackson is 7.1 (10=best), which means it is about average compared to other places in Mississippi.

4.4 Summer - 7.3 Winter
October, April and May are the most pleasant months in Jackson, while July and August are the least comfortable months.

  ClimateJackson, MississippiUnited States
  54.0 in.38.1 in.
  0.5 in.27.8 in.
  104.3 days106.2 days
  211 days205 days
  91.9°85.8°
  35.4°21.7°
  7.17
  5.34.3
  279 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 Jackson with an average high temperature of 91.9°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Mississippi. In Jackson, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Jackson are October, April and May.
In Jackson, there are 72.6 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Mississippi.
January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Jackson with an average of 35.4°. This is warmer than most places in Mississippi.
In Jackson, there are 37.9 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Mississippi.
In Jackson, 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 Jackson 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.
December is the wettest month in Jackson with 5.1 inches of rain, and the driest month is September with 3.0 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 28% of yearly precipitation and 21% occurs in Winter, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 54.0 inches in Jackson means that it is drier than most places in Mississippi.
July is the rainiest month in Jackson with 9.9 days of rain, and September is the driest month with only 6.7 rainy days. There are 104.3 rainy days annually in Jackson, which is rainier than most places in Mississippi. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 28% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 22% chance of a rainy day.
An annual snowfall of 0.5 inches in Jackson means that it is about average compared to other places in Mississippi. December is the snowiest month in Jackson with 0.2 inches of snow, and no months of the year have significant snowfall.
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Over 6 years ago

Mississippi is improving and growing. The educational system is much better than one realizes. Mississippi produces college graduates. There are a large number of  More

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Over 6 years ago

Im in Pelahatchie,MS and I've been here before but my family tends to stay away from this area. I watch the news daily and all I hear is jackson. On the other note,  More

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Over 6 years ago

Im in Pelahatchie,MS and I've been here before but my family tends to stay away from this area. I watch the news daily and all I hear is jackson. On the other note,  More

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