Elizabeth City, North Carolina 

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Climate in Elizabeth City, North Carolina

Elizabeth City, North Carolina gets 48 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

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

On average, there are 215 sunny days per year in Elizabeth City. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Elizabeth City gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 116 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 89 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 29
Rain: averages 48 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 2 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

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

7.4 / 10
May, October and April are the most pleasant months in Elizabeth City, while July and January are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Elizabeth City, North CarolinaUnited States
  47.7 in.38.1 in.
  2.1 in.27.8 in.
  116.0 days106.2 days
  215 days205 days
  88.8°85.8°
  29.4°21.7°
  7.47
  4.44.3
  3 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 Elizabeth City with an average high temperature of 88.8°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in North Carolina. In Elizabeth City, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Elizabeth City are May, September and October.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Elizabeth City with an average of 29.4°. This is about average compared to other places in North Carolina.


In Elizabeth City, there are 33.8 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in North Carolina.


In Elizabeth City, there are 69.6 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other places in North Carolina.


In Elizabeth City, 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 Elizabeth City with 6.1 inches of rain, and the driest month is December with 3.0 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 47.7 inches in Elizabeth City means that it is about average compared to other places in North Carolina.


July is the rainiest month in Elizabeth City with 11.7 days of rain, and October is the driest month with only 8.0 rainy days. There are 116.0 rainy days annually in Elizabeth City, which is rainier than most places in North Carolina. The rainiest season is Autumn 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 2.1 inches in Elizabeth City means that it is less snowy than most places in North Carolina. February is the snowiest month in Elizabeth City with 0.7 inches of snow, and 3 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    Reviews for Elizabeth City    8 Reviews
    how to make it a little better - 1/28/2012
    let me start by saying yes i was once part of the crime issues in my city i love to now call home,and at my age now ive studied and researched the different cities thats... Read More

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    growth asap - 1/5/2012
    Elizabeth city has has alot of potiential square feet wise that is. Other than that the city needs some people (Out of state) with common sense to run the city, city... Read More

    Elizabeth City's climate - 11/13/2010
    There are four seasons here in Elizabeth City, the winters are usually moderate, there may be 3-4 weeks of cold weather,in the teens & 20's toward Jan/Feb. The spring... Read More


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