Atkinson, North Carolina 

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Climate in Atkinson, North Carolina

Atkinson, North Carolina gets 52 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

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

On average, there are 212 sunny days per year in Atkinson. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Atkinson gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 117 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 90 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 31
Rain: averages 52 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 1 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Atkinson is 7.5 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in North Carolina.

7.5 / 10
May, October and April are the most pleasant months in Atkinson, while July and August are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Atkinson, North CarolinaUnited States
  52.3 in.38.1 in.
  1.1 in.27.8 in.
  116.5 days106.2 days
  212 days205 days
  90.1°85.8°
  31.4°21.7°
  7.57
  4.54.3
  62 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 Atkinson with an average high temperature of 90.1°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in North Carolina. In Atkinson, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Atkinson are October, April and May.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Atkinson with an average of 31.4°. This is warmer than most places in North Carolina.


In Atkinson, there are 42.1 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in North Carolina.


In Atkinson, there are 58.2 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in North Carolina.


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


August is the wettest month in Atkinson with 6.6 inches of rain, and the driest month is November with 3.2 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 34% of yearly precipitation and 21% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 52.3 inches in Atkinson means that it is wetter than most places in North Carolina.


July is the rainiest month in Atkinson with 13.4 days of rain, and October is the driest month with only 7.5 rainy days. There are 116.5 rainy days annually in Atkinson, which is rainier than most places in North Carolina. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 32% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 22% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 1.1 inches in Atkinson means that it is less snowy than most places in North Carolina. December is the snowiest month in Atkinson with 0.4 inches of snow, and no months of the year have significant snowfall.





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