Shasta County, California 

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Climate in Shasta County, California

Shasta County, California gets 44 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Shasta County averages 18 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 249 sunny days per year in Shasta County. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Shasta County gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 88 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 32
Rain: averages 44 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 18 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Shasta County is 7.5 (10=best), which means it is less comfortable than most places in California.

7.5 / 10
June, May and October are the most pleasant months in Shasta County, while December and January are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Shasta, CaliforniaUnited States
  43.7 in.38.1 in.
  17.5 in.27.8 in.
  88.0 days106.2 days
  249 days205 days
  92.7°85.8°
  31.7°21.7°
  7.57
  4.84.3
  3012 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 Shasta County with an average high temperature of 92.7°, which ranks it as about average compared to other places in California. In Shasta County, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Shasta County are May, October and June.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Shasta County with an average of 31.7°. This is colder than most places in California.


In Shasta County, there are 65.7 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is about average compared to other places in California.


In Shasta County, there are 78.8 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in California.


In Shasta County, there are 0.4 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is one of the coldest places in California.


December is the wettest month in Shasta County with 7.8 inches of rain, and the driest month is July with 0.2 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 50% of yearly precipitation and 3% occurs in Autumn, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 43.7 inches in Shasta County means that it is one of the wettest places in California.


January is the rainiest month in Shasta County with 12.7 days of rain, and July is the driest month with only 0.9 rainy days. There are 88.0 rainy days annually in Shasta County, which is one of the rainiest places in California. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 42% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 6% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 17.5 inches in Shasta County means that it is snowier than most places in California. January is the snowiest month in Shasta County with 4.4 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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