Kingsport, Tennessee 

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Climate in Kingsport, Tennessee

Kingsport, Tennessee gets 44 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Kingsport averages 9 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 203 sunny days per year in Kingsport. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Kingsport gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 131 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 87 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 25
Rain: averages 44 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 9 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

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

7.4 / 10
September, May and June are the most pleasant months in Kingsport, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Kingsport, TennesseeUnited States
  43.9 in.38.1 in.
  9.4 in.27.8 in.
  130.8 days106.2 days
  203 days205 days
  86.6°85.8°
  25.4°21.7°
  7.47
  4.44.3
  1211 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 Kingsport with an average high temperature of 86.6°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Tennessee. In Kingsport, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Kingsport are May, September and June.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Kingsport with an average of 25.4°. This is colder than most places in Tennessee.


In Kingsport, there are 19.1 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Tennessee.


In Kingsport, there are 94.4 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Tennessee.


In Kingsport, there are 0.6 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in Tennessee.


July is the wettest month in Kingsport with 4.8 inches of rain, and the driest month is October with 2.4 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 28% of yearly precipitation and 20% occurs in Winter, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 43.9 inches in Kingsport means that it is one of the driest places in Tennessee.


July is the rainiest month in Kingsport with 12.1 days of rain, and October is the driest month with only 8.2 rainy days. There are 130.8 rainy days annually in Kingsport, which is one of the rainiest places in Tennessee. 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 9.4 inches in Kingsport means that it is snowier than most places in Tennessee. January is the snowiest month in Kingsport with 3.8 inches of snow, and 5 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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