Elon, North Carolina 

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Climate in Elon, North Carolina

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

Elon averages 4 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 216 sunny days per year in Elon. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Elon gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 111 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 28
Rain: averages 45 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 4 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

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

7.5 / 10
September, May and October are the most pleasant months in Elon, while January and July are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Elon, North CarolinaUnited States
  45.0 in.38.1 in.
  3.6 in.27.8 in.
  110.6 days106.2 days
  216 days205 days
  89.3°85.8°
  28.3°21.7°
  7.57
  4.84.3
  705 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 Elon with an average high temperature of 89.3°, which ranks it as about average compared to other places in North Carolina. In Elon, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Elon are May, September and October.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Elon with an average of 28.3°. This is colder than most places in North Carolina.


In Elon, there are 39.9 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in North Carolina.


In Elon, there are 74.2 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in North Carolina.


In Elon, 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.


July is the wettest month in Elon with 4.7 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 3.2 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 29% of yearly precipitation and 22% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 45.0 inches in Elon means that it is drier than most places in North Carolina.


July is the rainiest month in Elon with 10.8 days of rain, and October is the driest month with only 7.4 rainy days. There are 110.6 rainy days annually in Elon, which is about average compared to other places in North Carolina. The rainiest season is Summer 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 3.6 inches in Elon means that it is snowier than most places in North Carolina. January is the snowiest month in Elon with 1.5 inches of snow, and 3 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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