Salisbury, North Carolina 

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Climate in Salisbury, North Carolina

Salisbury, North Carolina gets 43 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Salisbury averages 4 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 Salisbury. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Salisbury gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 102 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 26
Rain: averages 43 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 4 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

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

7.6 / 10
September, May and October are the most pleasant months in Salisbury, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Salisbury, North CarolinaUnited States
  43.0 in.38.1 in.
  3.8 in.27.8 in.
  101.9 days106.2 days
  215 days205 days
  88.8°85.8°
  25.7°21.7°
  7.67
  4.74.3
  768 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 Salisbury with an average high temperature of 88.8°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in North Carolina. In Salisbury, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Salisbury are May, September and October.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Salisbury with an average of 25.7°. This is colder than most places in North Carolina.


In Salisbury, there are 33.7 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in North Carolina.


In Salisbury, there are 93.9 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in North Carolina.


In Salisbury, there are 0.2 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in North Carolina.


June is the wettest month in Salisbury with 4.2 inches of rain, and the driest month is November with 3.2 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 43.0 inches in Salisbury means that it is one of the driest places in North Carolina.


May is the rainiest month in Salisbury with 9.5 days of rain, and October is the driest month with only 6.8 rainy days. There are 101.9 rainy days annually in Salisbury, which is one of the least rainy places in North Carolina. The rainiest season is Summer 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 3.8 inches in Salisbury means that it is snowier than most places in North Carolina. January is the snowiest month in Salisbury with 1.8 inches of snow, and 3 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    Thank you for the honest review.... Leanne B. - 5/5/2016
    A big thank you to Leanne for her candid, well written review. She saved us a lot of time and money. Salisbury is off our bucket list. Wonderful old houses, though. We... Read More

    Thank you for the honest review.... Leanne B. - 5/5/2016
    A big thank you to Leanne for her candid, well written review. She saved us a lot of time and money. Salisbury is off our bucket list. Wonderful old houses, though. We... Read More


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