Richfield, North Carolina 

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Climate in Richfield, North Carolina

Richfield, North Carolina gets 46 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Richfield averages 3 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 216 sunny days per year in Richfield. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Richfield gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 99 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 90 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 29
Rain: averages 46 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 3 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

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

7.5 / 10
May, September and October are the most pleasant months in Richfield, while July and January are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Richfield, North CarolinaUnited States
  45.7 in.38.1 in.
  3.1 in.27.8 in.
  99.3 days106.2 days
  216 days205 days
  89.5°85.8°
  28.7°21.7°
  7.57
  4.94.3
  646 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 Richfield with an average high temperature of 89.5°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in North Carolina. In Richfield, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Richfield are May, September and October.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Richfield with an average of 28.7°. This is colder than most places in North Carolina.


In Richfield, there are 40.8 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in North Carolina.


In Richfield, there are 73.4 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in North Carolina.


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


July is the wettest month in Richfield with 4.9 inches of rain, and the driest month is November with 3.3 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 29% of yearly precipitation and 23% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 45.7 inches in Richfield means that it is drier than most places in North Carolina.


July is the rainiest month in Richfield with 9.4 days of rain, and October is the driest month with only 6.6 rainy days. There are 99.3 rainy days annually in Richfield, which is one of the least rainy places in North Carolina. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 27% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 21% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 3.1 inches in Richfield means that it is snowier than most places in North Carolina. January is the snowiest month in Richfield with 1.6 inches of snow, and 2 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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