Fountain, North Carolina 

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Climate in Fountain, North Carolina

Fountain, North Carolina gets 47 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Fountain 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 Fountain. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Fountain 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 90 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 31
Rain: averages 47 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 4 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Fountain 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 Fountain, while July and January are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Fountain, North CarolinaUnited States
  46.9 in.38.1 in.
  3.9 in.27.8 in.
  110.7 days106.2 days
  216 days205 days
  89.8°85.8°
  30.7°21.7°
  7.47
  4.74.3
  112 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 Fountain with an average high temperature of 89.8°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in North Carolina. In Fountain, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Fountain are May, October and September.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Fountain with an average of 30.7°. This is warmer than most places in North Carolina.


In Fountain, there are 43.8 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in North Carolina.


In Fountain, there are 61.5 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in North Carolina.


In Fountain, 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.


September is the wettest month in Fountain with 5.4 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 46.9 inches in Fountain means that it is about average compared to other places in North Carolina.


July is the rainiest month in Fountain with 10.8 days of rain, and October is the driest month with only 7.1 rainy days. There are 110.7 rainy days annually in Fountain, which is about average compared to other 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 3.9 inches in Fountain means that it is snowier than most places in North Carolina. January is the snowiest month in Fountain with 1.8 inches of snow, and 3 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    Slower, quiet life in rural eastern NC - 4/10/2015
    I have lived in the area of Fountain for many years. Its one of those small, old country towns with one lighted intersection - intersection of Highway NC 222 and US... Read More

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