Spartanburg, South Carolina 

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Climate in Spartanburg, South Carolina

Spartanburg, South Carolina gets 49 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Spartanburg averages 2 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 225 sunny days per year in Spartanburg. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Spartanburg 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 91 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 27
Rain: averages 49 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 2 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Spartanburg is 7.4 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in South Carolina.

7.4 / 10
May, September and October are the most pleasant months in Spartanburg, while July and January are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Spartanburg, South CarolinaUnited States
  48.7 in.38.1 in.
  1.8 in.27.8 in.
  108.8 days106.2 days
  225 days205 days
  90.9°85.8°
  27.2°21.7°
  7.47
  4.74.3
  797 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 Spartanburg with an average high temperature of 90.9°, which ranks it as about average compared to other places in South Carolina. In Spartanburg, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Spartanburg are May, April and October.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Spartanburg with an average of 27.2°. This is one of the coldest places in South Carolina.


In Spartanburg, there are 50.8 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in South Carolina.


In Spartanburg, there are 87.2 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the coldest places in South Carolina.


In Spartanburg, there are 0.1 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is one of the coldest places in South Carolina.


March is the wettest month in Spartanburg with 4.8 inches of rain, and the driest month is April with 3.5 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 48.7 inches in Spartanburg means that it is wetter than most places in South Carolina.


July is the rainiest month in Spartanburg with 10.4 days of rain, and October is the driest month with only 6.9 rainy days. There are 108.8 rainy days annually in Spartanburg, which is rainier than most places in South 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 1.8 inches in Spartanburg means that it is snowier than most places in South Carolina. January is the snowiest month in Spartanburg with 1.0 inches of snow, and 1 month of the year have significant snowfall.





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    Reviews for Spartanburg    26 Reviews
    You be the judge - 2/5/2020
    The library system is the stellar but numbers shown here are just wrong or are outdated- the area has exploded and with growth and costs are way up and services way... Read More

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    Enjoy life here - 7/26/2018
    Made the choice to move here 3 years ago. I am single and retired and the cost of living here is much better than a lot of places. Less traffic, unemployment rate is... Read More

    Love It! - 6/17/2016
    We moved here, from another state, 6 years ago. We love it! Real Estate is so economical. The weather is nice, year round. Summers do get hot. Great hospitals. The... Read More


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