Mechanicsville, Virginia 

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Climate in Mechanicsville, Virginia

Mechanicsville, Virginia gets 44 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Mechanicsville averages 12 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 204 sunny days per year in Mechanicsville. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Mechanicsville gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 112 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 90 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 28
Rain: averages 44 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 12 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Mechanicsville is 7.3 (10=best), which means it is about average compared to other places in Virginia.

7.3 / 10
September, May and October are the most pleasant months in Mechanicsville, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Mechanicsville, VirginiaUnited States
  44.4 in.38.1 in.
  12.3 in.27.8 in.
  111.6 days106.2 days
  204 days205 days
  89.6°85.8°
  27.5°21.7°
  7.37
  4.44.3
  167 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 Mechanicsville with an average high temperature of 89.6°, which ranks it as one of the hottest places in Virginia. In Mechanicsville, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Mechanicsville are May, September and October.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Mechanicsville with an average of 27.5°. This is warmer than most places in Virginia.


In Mechanicsville, there are 41.1 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the hottest places in Virginia.


In Mechanicsville, there are 82.7 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Virginia.


In Mechanicsville, there are 0.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in Virginia.


August is the wettest month in Mechanicsville with 4.7 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 2.9 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 29% of yearly precipitation and 21% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 44.4 inches in Mechanicsville means that it is wetter than most places in Virginia.


July is the rainiest month in Mechanicsville with 10.7 days of rain, and October is the driest month with only 7.5 rainy days. There are 111.6 rainy days annually in Mechanicsville, which is less rainy than most places in Virginia. The rainiest season is Summer 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 12.3 inches in Mechanicsville means that it is less snowy than most places in Virginia. January is the snowiest month in Mechanicsville with 4.9 inches of snow, and 4 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    Reviews for Mechanicsville    4 Reviews
    High Schools - 12/25/2010
    Hanover High was ranked the number 1 school in the region by Richmond Magazine. Wonderful principal, committed teachers, IB diploma. We have been extremely happy with... Read More

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    Taxes - 8/27/2009
    Virginia may seem to have a reasonable income tax rate (5.0%) but when you add up all the other taxes i.e. Personal property tax, business property tax, sales tax,... Read More

    A nice place to live. - 2/4/2009
    Mechanicsville is a nice place to live, the climate is great. Of course it's Virginia - so if someone doesn't like the weather they just have to hang around a few days... Read More


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