Dortches, North Carolina 

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Climate in Dortches, North Carolina

Dortches, North Carolina gets 45 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Dortches averages 2 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 220 sunny days per year in Dortches. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Dortches 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 90 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 30
Rain: averages 45 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 2 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Dortches is 7.4 (10=best), which means it is less comfortable than most places in North Carolina.

7.4 / 10
May, October and September are the most pleasant months in Dortches, while July and January are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Dortches, North CarolinaUnited States
  45.2 in.38.1 in.
  2.2 in.27.8 in.
  105.1 days106.2 days
  220 days205 days
  90.0°85.8°
  29.7°21.7°
  7.47
  4.74.3
  197 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 Dortches with an average high temperature of 90.0°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in North Carolina. In Dortches, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Dortches are May, September and October.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Dortches with an average of 29.7°. This is about average compared to other places in North Carolina.


In Dortches, there are 43.1 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in North Carolina.


In Dortches, there are 66.5 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other places in North Carolina.


In Dortches, 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 Dortches with 4.9 inches of rain, and the driest month is November with 2.9 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 31% of yearly precipitation and 22% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 45.2 inches in Dortches means that it is drier than most places in North Carolina.


July is the rainiest month in Dortches with 10.4 days of rain, and October is the driest month with only 6.9 rainy days. There are 105.1 rainy days annually in Dortches, which is less rainy than most places in North Carolina. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 27% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 21% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 2.2 inches in Dortches means that it is about average compared to other places in North Carolina. January is the snowiest month in Dortches with 1.2 inches of snow, and 1 month of the year have significant snowfall.





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