West Jefferson, North Carolina 

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Climate in West Jefferson, North Carolina

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

West Jefferson averages 24 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 197 sunny days per year in West Jefferson. The US average is 205 sunny days.

West Jefferson gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 134 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 80 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 20
Rain: averages 53 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 24 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for West Jefferson is 7.1 (10=best), which means it is one of the least comfortable places in North Carolina.

7.1 / 10
June, August and July are the most pleasant months in West Jefferson, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  West Jefferson, North CarolinaUnited States
  53.2 in.38.1 in.
  23.9 in.27.8 in.
  133.5 days106.2 days
  197 days205 days
  80.0°85.8°
  20.1°21.7°
  7.17
  4.64.3
  2976 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 West Jefferson with an average high temperature of 80.0°, which ranks it as one of the coolest places in North Carolina. In West Jefferson, there are 5 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for West Jefferson are June, August and July.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for West Jefferson with an average of 20.1°. This is one of the coldest places in North Carolina.


In West Jefferson, there are 0.9 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the coolest places in North Carolina.


In West Jefferson, there are 137.2 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the coldest places in North Carolina.


In West Jefferson, there are 2.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is one of the coldest places in North Carolina.


May is the wettest month in West Jefferson with 4.9 inches of rain, and the driest month is October with 3.8 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 27% of yearly precipitation and 23% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 53.2 inches in West Jefferson means that it is wetter than most places in North Carolina.


July is the rainiest month in West Jefferson with 13.3 days of rain, and October is the driest month with only 8.9 rainy days. There are 133.5 rainy days annually in West Jefferson, which is one of the rainiest places in North Carolina. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 28% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 21% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 23.9 inches in West Jefferson means that it is one of the snowiest places in North Carolina. February is the snowiest month in West Jefferson with 6.8 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    Shortage of year-round housing - 5/11/2013
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