Sacramento County, California 

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Climate in Sacramento County, California

Sacramento County, California gets 20 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

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

On average, there are 265 sunny days per year in Sacramento County. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Sacramento County gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 61 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 93 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 39
Rain: averages 20 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 0 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Sacramento County is 8.3 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in California.

8.3 / 10
May, October and September are the most pleasant months in Sacramento County, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Sacramento, CaliforniaUnited States
  20.0 in.38.1 in.
  0.0 in.27.8 in.
  61.2 days106.2 days
  265 days205 days
  93.0°85.8°
  39.1°21.7°
  8.37
  5.24.3
  92 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 Sacramento County with an average high temperature of 93.0°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in California. In Sacramento County, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Sacramento County are October, May and April.


December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Sacramento County with an average of 38.7°. This is warmer than most places in California.


In Sacramento County, there are 72.2 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in California.


In Sacramento County, there are 12.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in California.


In Sacramento 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 Sacramento County with 3.8 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 20.0 inches in Sacramento County means that it is about average compared to other places in California.


January is the rainiest month in Sacramento County with 10.7 days of rain, and July is the driest month with only 0.1 rainy days. There are 61.2 rainy days annually in Sacramento County, which is about average compared to other places in California. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 50% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 3% chance of a rainy day.


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





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