Kinston, North Carolina 

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Climate in Kinston, North Carolina

Kinston, North Carolina gets 50 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Kinston 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 Kinston. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Kinston gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 109 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 33
Rain: averages 50 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 2 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

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

7.5 / 10
May, October and April are the most pleasant months in Kinston, while July and August are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Kinston, North CarolinaUnited States
  49.8 in.38.1 in.
  2.3 in.27.8 in.
  108.8 days106.2 days
  217 days205 days
  90.1°85.8°
  32.9°21.7°
  7.57
  4.84.3
  43 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 Kinston with an average high temperature of 90.1°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in North Carolina. In Kinston, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Kinston are October, May and April.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Kinston with an average of 32.9°. This is warmer than most places in North Carolina.


In Kinston, there are 48.4 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the hottest places in North Carolina.


In Kinston, there are 50.6 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in North Carolina.


In Kinston, 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 Kinston with 5.8 inches of rain, and the driest month is November with 3.1 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 33% of yearly precipitation and 21% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 49.8 inches in Kinston means that it is wetter than most places in North Carolina.


July is the rainiest month in Kinston with 11.9 days of rain, and October is the driest month with only 7.0 rainy days. There are 108.8 rainy days annually in Kinston, which is about average compared to other places in North Carolina. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 30% 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 Kinston means that it is about average compared to other places in North Carolina. January is the snowiest month in Kinston with 1.2 inches of snow, and 2 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    Reviews for Kinston    4 Reviews
    Hidden among the churches - 5/7/2018
    I moved to Kinston, NC for retirement. Purchased a house from the auction held by the court. As a person of color, I was unable to obtain an attorney, while I was sued... Read More

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    A Great Town of New Opportunity 2014 - 1/29/2014
    I'm moving my business and family with 2 young children to Kinston in March from Chapel Hill/Durham. Kinston is really nice with a great new restaurants, close proximity... Read More

    House hunting - 12/5/2012
    hello! I recently visted parts of North Carolina and was amazed! I loved the people and the helpful tips from townies. I saw some amazing houses, in Kinston. ... Read More


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