North Salem, MO Climate


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North Salem, MO has a moderate climate that is typical of the Midwest region of the United States. The summers are hot and humid with temperatures typically reaching into the mid 80s and occasionally topping out in the low 90s. Winters are generally cold with temperatures dipping below freezing several times throughout the season. Average annual precipitation is moderate with occasional heavier rains during summer months and snowfall during winter months. Overall, North Salem has four distinct seasons and pleasant weather throughout most of the year.

North Salem, Missouri gets 41 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

North Salem averages 16 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 198 sunny days per year in North Salem. The US average is 205 sunny days.

North Salem gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 103 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 86 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 16
Rain: averages 41 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 16 inches of snow a year


Bestplaces Comfort Index

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for North Salem is 7.2 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Missouri.

8.4 Summer - 5.3 Winter
September, June and May are the most pleasant months in North Salem, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

  ClimateNorth Salem, MissouriUnited States
  41.0 in.38.1 in.
  16.1 in.27.8 in.
  102.8 days106.2 days
  198 days205 days
  86.1°85.8°
  16.3°21.7°
  7.27
  4.24.3
  965 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.

July is the hottest month for North Salem with an average high temperature of 86.1°, which ranks it as one of the coolest places in Missouri. In North Salem, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for North Salem are September, June and May.
In North Salem, there are 17.8 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the coolest places in Missouri.
January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for North Salem with an average of 16.3°. This is colder than most places in Missouri.
In North Salem, there are 123.6 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Missouri.
In North Salem, there are 6.1 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in Missouri.
The humidity is usually acceptable in North Salem but some summer months can be sticky or muggy. July is the most humid month, though humidity is low for most of the year. July, August and June are the three most uncomfortably humid months in North Salem.
May is the wettest month in North Salem with 5.4 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 1.2 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 35% of yearly precipitation and 11% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 41.0 inches in North Salem means that it is drier than most places in Missouri.
May is the rainiest month in North Salem with 12.0 days of rain, and January is the driest month with only 5.6 rainy days. There are 102.8 rainy days annually in North Salem, which is rainier than most places in Missouri. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 30% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 18% chance of a rainy day.
An annual snowfall of 16.1 inches in North Salem means that it is snowier than most places in Missouri. February is the snowiest month in North Salem with 4.4 inches of snow, and 5 months of the year have significant snowfall.
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