Mars Hill, North Carolina 

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Climate in Mars Hill, North Carolina

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

Mars Hill averages 15 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 207 sunny days per year in Mars Hill. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Mars Hill gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 130 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 84 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 25
Rain: averages 45 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 15 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

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

7.5 / 10
September, June and May are the most pleasant months in Mars Hill, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Mars Hill, North CarolinaUnited States
  45.2 in.38.1 in.
  15.3 in.27.8 in.
  129.7 days106.2 days
  207 days205 days
  84.4°85.8°
  24.8°21.7°
  7.57
  4.54.3
  2310 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 Mars Hill with an average high temperature of 84.4°, which ranks it as one of the coolest places in North Carolina. In Mars Hill, there are 5 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Mars Hill are September, May and June.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Mars Hill with an average of 24.8°. This is one of the coldest places in North Carolina.


In Mars Hill, there are 8.6 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in North Carolina.


In Mars Hill, there are 102.5 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the coldest places in North Carolina.


In Mars Hill, there are 0.7 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is one of the coldest places in North Carolina.


June is the wettest month in Mars Hill with 4.4 inches of rain, and the driest month is October with 2.7 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 28% of yearly precipitation and 22% occurs in Winter, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 45.2 inches in Mars Hill means that it is drier than most places in North Carolina.


July is the rainiest month in Mars Hill with 12.9 days of rain, and October is the driest month with only 8.2 rainy days. There are 129.7 rainy days annually in Mars Hill, which is one of the rainiest places in North Carolina. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 29% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 21% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 15.3 inches in Mars Hill means that it is one of the snowiest places in North Carolina. January is the snowiest month in Mars Hill with 4.4 inches of snow, and 5 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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