Lafayette County, Mississippi 

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Climate in Lafayette County, Mississippi

Lafayette County, Mississippi gets 58 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Lafayette County averages 2 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 215 sunny days per year in Lafayette County. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Lafayette County gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 102 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 92 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 29
Rain: averages 58 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 2 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Lafayette County is 7.1 (10=best), which means it is about average compared to other places in Mississippi.

7.1 / 10
May, October and April are the most pleasant months in Lafayette County, while July and August are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Lafayette, MississippiUnited States
  58.3 in.38.1 in.
  1.7 in.27.8 in.
  102.1 days106.2 days
  215 days205 days
  91.5°85.8°
  29.1°21.7°
  7.17
  4.74.3
  392 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.


August is the hottest month for Lafayette County with an average high temperature of 91.7°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Mississippi. In Lafayette County, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Lafayette County are October, May and April.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Lafayette County with an average of 29.1°. This is one of the coldest places in Mississippi.


In Lafayette County, there are 64.9 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is about average compared to other places in Mississippi.


In Lafayette County, there are 70.2 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the coldest places in Mississippi.


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


December is the wettest month in Lafayette County with 6.4 inches of rain, and the driest month is September with 3.6 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 28% of yearly precipitation and 22% occurs in Autumn, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 58.3 inches in Lafayette County means that it is wetter than most places in Mississippi.


December is the rainiest month in Lafayette County with 10.0 days of rain, and September is the driest month with only 6.3 rainy days. There are 102.1 rainy days annually in Lafayette County, which is about average compared to other places in Mississippi. The rainiest season is Spring 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 1.7 inches in Lafayette County means that it is one of the snowiest places in Mississippi. January is the snowiest month in Lafayette County with 0.9 inches of snow, and 2 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    38655 38677 38601 38673 38949

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