Mountain Home, North Carolina 

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Climate in Mountain Home, North Carolina

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

Mountain Home averages 8 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 215 sunny days per year in Mountain Home. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Mountain Home gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 128 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 27
Rain: averages 50 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 8 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

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

7.6 / 10
September, June and May are the most pleasant months in Mountain Home, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Mountain Home, North CarolinaUnited States
  49.9 in.38.1 in.
  8.2 in.27.8 in.
  127.5 days106.2 days
  215 days205 days
  83.7°85.8°
  26.5°21.7°
  7.67
  4.84.3
  2129 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 Mountain Home with an average high temperature of 83.7°, which ranks it as one of the coolest places in North Carolina. In Mountain Home, there are 5 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Mountain Home are September, June and May.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Mountain Home with an average of 26.5°. This is colder than most places in North Carolina.


In Mountain Home, there are 6.5 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the coolest places in North Carolina.


In Mountain Home, there are 90.9 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in North Carolina.


In Mountain Home, there are 0.4 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 Mountain Home with 4.9 inches of rain, and the driest month is October with 3.2 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 49.9 inches in Mountain Home means that it is wetter than most places in North Carolina.


August is the rainiest month in Mountain Home with 13.1 days of rain, and October is the driest month with only 8.2 rainy days. There are 127.5 rainy days annually in Mountain Home, which is one of the rainiest 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 8.2 inches in Mountain Home means that it is one of the snowiest places in North Carolina. January is the snowiest month in Mountain Home with 3.6 inches of snow, and 5 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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