Mariposa County, California 

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Climate in Mariposa County, California

Mariposa County, California gets 32 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Mariposa County averages 14 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 267 sunny days per year in Mariposa County. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Mariposa County gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 57 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 31
Rain: averages 32 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 14 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Mariposa County is 7.8 (10=best), which means it is less comfortable than most places in California.

7.8 / 10
June, September and May are the most pleasant months in Mariposa County, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Mariposa, CaliforniaUnited States
  31.7 in.38.1 in.
  13.8 in.27.8 in.
  57.4 days106.2 days
  267 days205 days
  90.0°85.8°
  31.3°21.7°
  7.87
  5.24.3
  3584 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 Mariposa County with an average high temperature of 90.0°, which ranks it as about average compared to other places in California. In Mariposa County, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Mariposa County are May, June and October.


December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Mariposa County with an average of 31.2°. This is colder than most places in California.


In Mariposa County, there are 52.7 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is about average compared to other places in California.


In Mariposa County, there are 74.9 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in California.


In Mariposa County, there are 0.2 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is one of the coldest places in California.


January is the wettest month in Mariposa County with 6.0 inches of rain, and the driest month is July with 0.1 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 53% of yearly precipitation and 2% occurs in Autumn, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 31.7 inches in Mariposa County means that it is wetter than most places in California.


February is the rainiest month in Mariposa County with 9.1 days of rain, and July is the driest month with only 0.6 rainy days. There are 57.4 rainy days annually in Mariposa County, which is about average compared to other places in California. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 45% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 5% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 13.8 inches in Mariposa County means that it is snowier than most places in California. January is the snowiest month in Mariposa County with 4.6 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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