Merced County, California 

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Climate in Merced County, California

Merced County, California gets 12 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Merced County averages 0 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 263 sunny days per year in Merced County. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Merced County gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 54 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 95 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 38
Rain: averages 12 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 0 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Merced County is 8.1 (10=best), which means it is about average compared to other places in California.

8.1 / 10
October, May and April are the most pleasant months in Merced County, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Merced, CaliforniaUnited States
  12.2 in.38.1 in.
  0.0 in.27.8 in.
  54.2 days106.2 days
  263 days205 days
  95.3°85.8°
  37.6°21.7°
  8.17
  5.34.3
  394 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 Merced County with an average high temperature of 95.3°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in California. In Merced County, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Merced County are October, April and May.


December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Merced County with an average of 36.7°. This is colder than most places in California.


In Merced County, there are 89.2 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in California.


In Merced County, there are 20.5 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in California.


In Merced County, there are 0.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in California.


January is the wettest month in Merced County with 2.5 inches of rain, and the driest month is July with 0.0 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 55% of yearly precipitation and 1% occurs in Autumn, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 12.2 inches in Merced County means that it is drier than most places in California.


January is the rainiest month in Merced County with 9.9 days of rain, and July is the driest month with only 0.1 rainy days. There are 54.2 rainy days annually in Merced County, which is about average compared to other places in California. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 52% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 2% chance of a rainy day.


There is rarely any recorded snowfall in Merced County, ranking it as one of the least snowy places in California. Any measurable snowfall is a rare occurance in Merced County.





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