Mount Airy, North Carolina 

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Climate in Mount Airy, North Carolina

Mount Airy, North Carolina gets 47 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Mount Airy averages 8 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 Mount Airy. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Mount Airy gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 117 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 25
Rain: averages 47 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 8 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

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

7.5 / 10
September, May and June are the most pleasant months in Mount Airy, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Mount Airy, North CarolinaUnited States
  46.5 in.38.1 in.
  8.1 in.27.8 in.
  117.4 days106.2 days
  214 days205 days
  86.9°85.8°
  24.5°21.7°
  7.57
  4.74.3
  1099 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 Mount Airy with an average high temperature of 86.9°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in North Carolina. In Mount Airy, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Mount Airy are September, May and June.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Mount Airy with an average of 24.5°. This is one of the coldest places in North Carolina.


In Mount Airy, there are 22.2 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in North Carolina.


In Mount Airy, there are 106.6 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the coldest places in North Carolina.


In Mount Airy, there are 0.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is one of the coldest places in North Carolina.


July is the wettest month in Mount Airy with 5.0 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 3.2 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 46.5 inches in Mount Airy means that it is about average compared to other places in North Carolina.


July is the rainiest month in Mount Airy with 12.2 days of rain, and October is the driest month with only 7.8 rainy days. There are 117.4 rainy days annually in Mount Airy, which is rainier than most places in North Carolina. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 28% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 22% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 8.1 inches in Mount Airy means that it is one of the snowiest places in North Carolina. January is the snowiest month in Mount Airy with 3.1 inches of snow, and 4 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    It's not Mayberry that is for sure!! - 8/23/2012
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