Old Fort, North Carolina 

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Climate in Old Fort, North Carolina

Old Fort, North Carolina gets 51 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Old Fort averages 5 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 213 sunny days per year in Old Fort. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Old Fort gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 110 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 51 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 5 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Old Fort 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 Old Fort, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Old Fort, North CarolinaUnited States
  51.4 in.38.1 in.
  4.9 in.27.8 in.
  109.7 days106.2 days
  213 days205 days
  86.5°85.8°
  24.5°21.7°
  7.57
  4.64.3
  1437 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 Old Fort with an average high temperature of 86.5°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in North Carolina. In Old Fort, there are 5 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Old Fort are May, September and June.


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


In Old Fort, there are 24.0 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in North Carolina.


In Old Fort, there are 105.8 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the coldest places in North Carolina.


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


August is the wettest month in Old Fort with 4.8 inches of rain, and the driest month is October with 3.6 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 27% of yearly precipitation and 23% occurs in Winter, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 51.4 inches in Old Fort means that it is wetter than most places in North Carolina.


July is the rainiest month in Old Fort with 11.7 days of rain, and October is the driest month with only 7.1 rainy days. There are 109.7 rainy days annually in Old Fort, which is about average compared to other places in North Carolina. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 31% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 21% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 4.9 inches in Old Fort means that it is snowier than most places in North Carolina. January is the snowiest month in Old Fort with 1.4 inches of snow, and 4 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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