Culpeper, Virginia 

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Climate in Culpeper, Virginia

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

Culpeper averages 19 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 198 sunny days per year in Culpeper. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Culpeper gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 117 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 22
Rain: averages 44 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 19 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

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

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

Climate Averages
  Culpeper, VirginiaUnited States
  44.0 in.38.1 in.
  19.3 in.27.8 in.
  116.5 days106.2 days
  198 days205 days
  86.5°85.8°
  22.2°21.7°
  7.37
  4.34.3
  423 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 Culpeper with an average high temperature of 86.5°, which ranks it as about average compared to other places in Virginia. In Culpeper, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Culpeper are September, May and June.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Culpeper with an average of 22.2°. This is colder than most places in Virginia.


In Culpeper, there are 19.8 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Virginia.


In Culpeper, there are 109.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Virginia.


In Culpeper, there are 0.7 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in Virginia.


July is the wettest month in Culpeper with 4.7 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 2.7 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 28% of yearly precipitation and 20% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 44.0 inches in Culpeper means that it is wetter than most places in Virginia.


May is the rainiest month in Culpeper with 12.1 days of rain, and October is the driest month with only 7.8 rainy days. There are 116.5 rainy days annually in Culpeper, which is about average compared to other places in Virginia. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 29% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 22% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 19.3 inches in Culpeper means that it is snowier than most places in Virginia. January is the snowiest month in Culpeper with 6.5 inches of snow, and 5 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    Culpeper is a great place to live - 1/3/2007
    My husband and I sold our house in Culpeper, July, 2005 because the real estate market was "hot" and we got a great price for our home. We THOUGHT we wanted warmer... Read More

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