Rutherfordton, North Carolina 

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Climate in Rutherfordton, North Carolina

Rutherfordton, North Carolina gets 52 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Rutherfordton averages 2 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 Rutherfordton. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Rutherfordton gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 112 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 89 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 27
Rain: averages 52 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 2 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

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

7.3 / 6.5

Summer   /   Winter
September, May and October are the most pleasant months in Rutherfordton, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Rutherfordton, North CarolinaUnited States
  51.5 in.38.1 in.
  2.4 in.27.8 in.
  111.9 days106.2 days
  213 days205 days
  89.1°85.8°
  26.5°21.7°
  7.57
  4.94.3
  968 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 Rutherfordton with an average high temperature of 89.1°, which ranks it as about average compared to other places in North Carolina. In Rutherfordton, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Rutherfordton are May, September and October.


In Rutherfordton, there are 35.4 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is about average compared to other places in North Carolina.


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


In Rutherfordton, there are 87.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in North Carolina.


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


Humidity in Rutherfordton can be uncomfortable during the summer, but comfortable for most of the year. The most uncomfortably humid months are July, August and June. The humid season runs from June-September and the most comfortable months are October-May.


August is the wettest month in Rutherfordton with 4.9 inches of rain, and the driest month is April with 3.8 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 27% of yearly precipitation and 24% occurs in Winter, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 51.5 inches in Rutherfordton means that it is wetter than most places in North Carolina.


July is the rainiest month in Rutherfordton with 11.3 days of rain, and October is the driest month with only 7.0 rainy days. There are 111.9 rainy days annually in Rutherfordton, which is about average compared to other 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 2.4 inches in Rutherfordton means that it is about average compared to other places in North Carolina. January is the snowiest month in Rutherfordton with 1.1 inches of snow, and 3 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    Reviews for Rutherfordton    2 Reviews
    Super small town - 6/21/2018
    Climate is moderate. Right in the middle of the geothermal belt of NC. Convenient to four major cities. Shopping and highways available.Very low crime... Read More

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    Crime? - 7/24/2009
    Crime in Rutherfordton in next to non-existant. You hardly ever hear of murder or rape here. I'm aware that we have burgleries and so forth, but very serious crime? ... Read More


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