Lorton, VA Climate


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Lorton, VA has a humid subtropical climate with hot and humid summers and cold, mild winters. The average temperature in the summer is around 80°F and the average winter temperature is around 40°F. There is plenty of precipitation throughout the year, with an average of 43 inches annually. Winters are generally wetter than summers, however occasional snowfall can occur during the winter months. The city also experiences an average of 205 days of sunshine each year.

Lorton, Virginia gets 42 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Lorton averages 14 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 Lorton. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Lorton gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 114 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 88 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 27
Rain: averages 42 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 14 inches of snow a year


Bestplaces Comfort Index

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

7.7 Summer - 6 Winter
September, May and June are the most pleasant months in Lorton, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

  ClimateLorton, VirginiaUnited States
  41.9 in.38.1 in.
  13.9 in.27.8 in.
  113.6 days106.2 days
  198 days205 days
  87.9°85.8°
  27.4°21.7°
  7.47
  44.3
  138 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 Lorton with an average high temperature of 87.9°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Virginia. In Lorton, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Lorton are September, May and June.
In Lorton, there are 29.1 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Virginia.
January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Lorton with an average of 27.4°. This is warmer than most places in Virginia.
In Lorton, there are 71.5 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Virginia.
In Lorton, there are 0.1 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in Virginia.
The humidity can be uncomfortably heavy or close in Lorton during the summer months. July is the most humid month, though humidity is low for most of the year. July, August and June are the three most humid months in Lorton.
July is the wettest month in Lorton with 4.0 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 2.8 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 27% of yearly precipitation and 21% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 41.9 inches in Lorton means that it is drier than most places in Virginia.
May is the rainiest month in Lorton with 11.1 days of rain, and August is the driest month with only 7.7 rainy days. There are 113.6 rainy days annually in Lorton, which is about average compared to other places in Virginia. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 28% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 22% chance of a rainy day.
An annual snowfall of 13.9 inches in Lorton means that it is about average compared to other places in Virginia. January is the snowiest month in Lorton with 5.3 inches of snow, and 5 months of the year have significant snowfall.
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Over 14 years ago

Lorton is a nice commuter neighborhood about 18 miles south of Washington D.C. The community has grown significantly in the past ten years with a mix of townhomes and  More

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Over 16 years ago

One of the top-3 reasons I chose Lorton was it's proximity to the Virginia Railway Express at Lorton Station. The VRE is slow but determined, and will take you to work  More

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Over 18 years ago

I love the Northern Virginian area, however it is impossible to be a single female and retire in this  More

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