Spruce Pine, North Carolina 

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Climate in Spruce Pine, North Carolina

Spruce Pine, North Carolina gets 53 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Spruce Pine averages 13 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 201 sunny days per year in Spruce Pine. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Spruce Pine gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 127 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 81 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 22
Rain: averages 53 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 13 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Spruce Pine is 7.4 (10=best), which means it is less comfortable than most places in North Carolina.

7.4 / 10
June, September and August are the most pleasant months in Spruce Pine, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Spruce Pine, North CarolinaUnited States
  52.5 in.38.1 in.
  13.3 in.27.8 in.
  126.7 days106.2 days
  201 days205 days
  81.4°85.8°
  22.3°21.7°
  7.47
  4.64.3
  2559 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 Spruce Pine with an average high temperature of 81.4°, which ranks it as one of the coolest places in North Carolina. In Spruce Pine, there are 5 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Spruce Pine are June, August and July.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Spruce Pine with an average of 22.3°. This is one of the coldest places in North Carolina.


In Spruce Pine, there are 1.5 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the coolest places in North Carolina.


In Spruce Pine, there are 120.9 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the coldest places in North Carolina.


In Spruce Pine, there are 0.7 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is one of the coldest places in North Carolina.


March is the wettest month in Spruce Pine with 4.9 inches of rain, and the driest month is October with 3.4 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 26% of yearly precipitation and 23% occurs in Winter, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 52.5 inches in Spruce Pine means that it is wetter than most places in North Carolina.


July is the rainiest month in Spruce Pine with 12.6 days of rain, and October is the driest month with only 8.0 rainy days. There are 126.7 rainy days annually in Spruce Pine, which is one of the rainiest 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 13.3 inches in Spruce Pine means that it is one of the snowiest places in North Carolina. January is the snowiest month in Spruce Pine with 4.6 inches of snow, and 5 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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