Morehead City, North Carolina 

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Climate in Morehead City, North Carolina

Morehead City, North Carolina gets 57 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Morehead City averages 1 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 209 sunny days per year in Morehead City. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Morehead City gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 112 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 87 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 35
Rain: averages 57 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 1 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Morehead City is 7.4 (10=best), which means it is less comfortable than most places in North Carolina.

7.4 / 10
May, October and April are the most pleasant months in Morehead City, while July and August are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Morehead City, North CarolinaUnited States
  57.0 in.38.1 in.
  1.0 in.27.8 in.
  111.5 days106.2 days
  209 days205 days
  86.8°85.8°
  35.1°21.7°
  7.47
  4.64.3
  16 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 Morehead City with an average high temperature of 86.8°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in North Carolina. In Morehead City, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Morehead City are May, October and September.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Morehead City with an average of 35.1°. This is one of the warmest places in North Carolina.


In Morehead City, there are 8.5 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in North Carolina.


In Morehead City, there are 32.6 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the warmest places in North Carolina.


In Morehead City, 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.


August is the wettest month in Morehead City with 7.4 inches of rain, and the driest month is April with 3.3 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 31% of yearly precipitation and 20% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 57.0 inches in Morehead City means that it is one of the wettest places in North Carolina.


July is the rainiest month in Morehead City with 12.2 days of rain, and October is the driest month with only 7.4 rainy days. There are 111.5 rainy days annually in Morehead City, 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 22% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 1.0 inches in Morehead City means that it is less snowy than most places in North Carolina. December is the snowiest month in Morehead City with 0.4 inches of snow, and no months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    Reviews for Morehead City    4 Reviews
    Morehead From Most American's Perspective - 11/8/2011
    I have lived on both coasts from small towns to the largest cities and travelled abroad a bit too...just so you know where I am coming from. People who love the NC coast... Read More

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    Safe, clean, beautiful, but a tad boring. - 12/6/2009
    Morehead City is a great place for a family. Very safe, good schools, clean, beautiful beaches. The weather is pretty mild for the most part (4 seasons). It is a tad... Read More

    Morehead City is Waterfront Heaven - 10/21/2008
    I've lived in this area for more than 15 years --raised a few minutes away. Morehead is a beautiful, small town, with great schools, wonderful waterfront parks, boating... Read More


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