Graham, North Carolina 

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Climate in Graham, North Carolina

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

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

On average, there are 217 sunny days per year in Graham. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Graham gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 108 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 2 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

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

Climate Averages
  Graham, North CarolinaUnited States
  45.3 in.38.1 in.
  2.3 in.27.8 in.
  108.0 days106.2 days
  217 days205 days
  89.3°85.8°
  28.2°21.7°
  7.57
  4.84.3
  636 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 Graham with an average high temperature of 89.3°, which ranks it as about average compared to other places in North Carolina. In Graham, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Graham are May, September and October.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Graham with an average of 28.2°. This is colder than most places in North Carolina.


In Graham, there are 40.0 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in North Carolina.


In Graham, there are 74.4 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in North Carolina.


In Graham, 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 Graham with 4.7 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 3.3 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 45.3 inches in Graham means that it is drier than most places in North Carolina.


July is the rainiest month in Graham with 10.5 days of rain, and October is the driest month with only 7.2 rainy days. There are 108.0 rainy days annually in Graham, 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 2.3 inches in Graham means that it is about average compared to other places in North Carolina. February is the snowiest month in Graham with 1.0 inches of snow, and 2 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    Reviews for Graham    3 Reviews
    Mayberry/Nazi Berlin - 3/6/2011
    I am black and a Marine Veteran and why anyone would want to live in Graham is beyond me you could cut the racial tension in the air with a butter knife. In retrospect... Read More

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    Small town, small pay... - 12/6/2006
    I am originally from Overland Park, KS...a suburb of the greater downtown Kansas City Metro area. I am now 32, and up until a year and a half ago, I lived in the Kansas... Read More

    Life in Graham, NC - 9/25/2006
    I was told when I was considering moving to Graham to think of Mayberry 40 years later. This a pretty good description of Graham. It is a very conservative town, where... Read More


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