Winston-Salem, North Carolina 

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Climate in Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Winston-Salem, North Carolina gets 45 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Winston-Salem averages 6 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 Winston-Salem. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Winston-Salem gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 109 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 88 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 28
Rain: averages 45 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 6 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Winston-Salem 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 Winston-Salem, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Winston-Salem, North CarolinaUnited States
  44.9 in.38.1 in.
  6.2 in.27.8 in.
  109.4 days106.2 days
  216 days205 days
  87.8°85.8°
  28.2°21.7°
  7.67
  4.74.3
  912 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 Winston-Salem with an average high temperature of 87.8°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in North Carolina. In Winston-Salem, there are 5 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Winston-Salem are May, September and June.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Winston-Salem with an average of 28.2°. This is colder than most places in North Carolina.


In Winston-Salem, there are 26.9 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in North Carolina.


In Winston-Salem, there are 75.2 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in North Carolina.


In Winston-Salem, there are 0.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in North Carolina.


July is the wettest month in Winston-Salem with 4.7 inches of rain, and the driest month is December with 3.1 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 29% of yearly precipitation and 22% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 44.9 inches in Winston-Salem means that it is drier than most places in North Carolina.


July is the rainiest month in Winston-Salem with 10.9 days of rain, and October is the driest month with only 7.2 rainy days. There are 109.4 rainy days annually in Winston-Salem, which is about average compared to other 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 6.2 inches in Winston-Salem means that it is snowier than most places in North Carolina. January is the snowiest month in Winston-Salem with 2.8 inches of snow, and 4 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    Reviews for Winston-Salem    26 Reviews
    A sad and corrupt city - 2/26/2020
    Winston Salem is a corrupt and sad city. Many residents aren't open to new comers and crime is rampant. The abysmal crime rate is due in part to the corrupt and... Read More

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    Beautiful and Quiet - 1/4/2020
    I’ve lived here since 2008 and the community is beautiful and quiet. Convenient to everything and if you’re not a lazy person you can walk to Walmart, the bank,... Read More

    Progressive, artsy small city - 6/14/2018
    I didn't fully appreciate WS until I left. I still have family and friends there, and when I visit (I've lived in various places, now in the midwest for about 20 years)... Read More


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