Fairfax, Virginia 

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Climate in Fairfax, Virginia

Fairfax, Virginia gets 43 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 39 inches of rain per year.

Fairfax averages 21 inches of snow per year. The US average is 26 inches of snow per year.

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

Summer High: the July high is around 83 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 23

Sperling's Comfort Index for Fairfax is a 50 out of 100
A higher score indicates a more comfortable year-round climate. The US average for the comfort index is 54. Our index is based on the total number of days annually within the comfort range of 70-80 degrees, and we also applied a penalty for days of excessive humidity.


YOU SHOULD KNOW

Fairfax gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 116 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.

CLIMATE

  CLIMATEFairfax, VirginiaUnited States
  Rainfall (in.)42.939.2
  Snowfall (in.)21.125.8
  Precipitation Days116.0102.0
  Sunny Days198205
  Avg. July High82.986.1
  Avg. Jan. Low23.422.6
  Comfort Index (higher=better)5054
  UV Index4.34.3
  Elevation ft.4332443
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    Reviews for Fairfax    27 Reviews
    Poor Quality Housing; Nightmarish Highway System - 11/14/2017
    Living in Fairfax, or any of the Northern Virginia suburbs of DC, means dealing with highways that are a Gordian knot of converging lanes and overpasses, making long... Read More

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    High - 1/1/2015
    The Cost of living here is high. Though the standard of living is also high, unless you're making over 50,000/year, it's difficult to both live and build any sort of... Read More

    great place to live - 5/1/2014
    Fairfax City has been named as a Great Small City in the past. It has a mix of the old & the new. The Civil war was fought in & around the city. George Mason Univ. has... Read More


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