Blacksburg, Virginia 

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Climate in Blacksburg, Virginia

Blacksburg, Virginia gets 40 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

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

On average, there are 215 sunny days per year in Blacksburg. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Blacksburg gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 124 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 83 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 22
Rain: averages 40 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 24 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Blacksburg is 7.2 (10=best), which means it is less comfortable than most places in Virginia.

7.2 / 10
June, September and August are the most pleasant months in Blacksburg, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Blacksburg, VirginiaUnited States
  40.1 in.38.1 in.
  23.7 in.27.8 in.
  123.9 days106.2 days
  215 days205 days
  82.9°85.8°
  21.7°21.7°
  7.27
  4.84.3
  2077 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 Blacksburg with an average high temperature of 82.9°, which ranks it as one of the coolest places in Virginia. In Blacksburg, there are 5 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Blacksburg are June, September and August.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Blacksburg with an average of 21.7°. This is colder than most places in Virginia.


In Blacksburg, there are 6.9 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Virginia.


In Blacksburg, there are 122.5 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Virginia.


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


May is the wettest month in Blacksburg with 4.4 inches of rain, and the driest month is October with 2.7 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 40.1 inches in Blacksburg means that it is one of the driest places in Virginia.


May is the rainiest month in Blacksburg with 12.7 days of rain, and September is the driest month with only 7.9 rainy days. There are 123.9 rainy days annually in Blacksburg, which is rainier 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 23.7 inches in Blacksburg means that it is one of the snowiest places in Virginia. January is the snowiest month in Blacksburg with 7.3 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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