Douglas County, Nevada 

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Climate in Douglas County, Nevada

Douglas County, Nevada gets 17 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Douglas County averages 121 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 251 sunny days per year in Douglas County. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Douglas County gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 53 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 85 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 20
Rain: averages 17 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 121 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Douglas County is 7.0 (10=best), which means it is less comfortable than most places in Nevada.

7 / 10
June, September and August are the most pleasant months in Douglas County, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Douglas, NevadaUnited States
  16.8 in.38.1 in.
  120.6 in.27.8 in.
  53.1 days106.2 days
  251 days205 days
  85.3°85.8°
  20.4°21.7°
  77
  4.94.3
  6059 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 Douglas County with an average high temperature of 85.3°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Nevada. In Douglas County, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Douglas County are June, September and August.


December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Douglas County with an average of 20.3°. This is about average compared to other places in Nevada.


In Douglas County, there are 29.3 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Nevada.


In Douglas County, there are 171.8 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Nevada.


In Douglas County, there are 1.6 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in Nevada.


December is the wettest month in Douglas County with 2.7 inches of rain, and the driest month is July with 0.2 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 46% of yearly precipitation and 7% occurs in Autumn, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 16.8 inches in Douglas County means that it is one of the wettest places in Nevada.


January is the rainiest month in Douglas County with 7.1 days of rain, and July is the driest month with only 1.8 rainy days. There are 53.1 rainy days annually in Douglas County, which is rainier than most places in Nevada. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 38% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 12% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 120.6 inches in Douglas County means that it is one of the snowiest places in Nevada. March is the snowiest month in Douglas County with 23.2 inches of snow, and 10 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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