Morganton, North Carolina 

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Climate in Morganton, North Carolina

Morganton, North Carolina gets 48 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Morganton averages 4 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 214 sunny days per year in Morganton. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Morganton gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 115 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 88 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 27
Rain: averages 48 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 4 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Morganton is 7.6 (10=best), which means it is one of the most pleasant places in North Carolina.

7.6 / 10
September, May and October are the most pleasant months in Morganton, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Morganton, North CarolinaUnited States
  48.3 in.38.1 in.
  4.3 in.27.8 in.
  114.9 days106.2 days
  214 days205 days
  87.8°85.8°
  27.1°21.7°
  7.67
  4.64.3
  1155 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 Morganton with an average high temperature of 87.8°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in North Carolina. In Morganton, there are 5 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Morganton are May, September and June.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Morganton with an average of 27.1°. This is colder than most places in North Carolina.


In Morganton, there are 27.1 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in North Carolina.


In Morganton, there are 83.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in North Carolina.


In Morganton, there are 0.1 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in North Carolina.


June is the wettest month in Morganton with 4.7 inches of rain, and the driest month is October with 3.5 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 28% of yearly precipitation and 23% occurs in Winter, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 48.3 inches in Morganton means that it is wetter than most places in North Carolina.


July is the rainiest month in Morganton with 12.0 days of rain, and October is the driest month with only 7.4 rainy days. There are 114.9 rainy days annually in Morganton, which is rainier than most 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 4.3 inches in Morganton means that it is snowier than most places in North Carolina. January is the snowiest month in Morganton with 1.6 inches of snow, and 4 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    Reviews for Morganton    3 Reviews
    Life in Morganton - 5/19/2015
    Will be transplanting from the suburbs of Philadelphia and have visited Morganton on our way to Asheville/Hendersonville. It is close to take in what Asheville has to... Read More

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    Living in Morganton nc - 11/12/2014
    It is the best place for schools. cost of living is great. Homes are cheap and affordable. Crime is very low. Recommend moving to Morganton NC... Read More

    Morganton is small, safe yet close enough to large - 4/12/2011
    Actually grew up in Morganton, NC and it is a small town in the foothills of western NC. Outdoor possibilities are quite endless with Lake James, Mtns, State Parks etc.... Read More


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