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Climate in Alexander County, North Carolina

Alexander County, North Carolina gets 46 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Alexander County averages 5 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 214 sunny days per year in Alexander County. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Alexander County gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 111 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 87 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 28
Rain: averages 46 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 5 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Alexander County is 7.6 (10=best), which means it is one of the most pleasant places in North Carolina.

7.6 / 10
September, May and October are the most pleasant months in Alexander County, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Alexander, North CarolinaUnited States
  46.4 in.38.1 in.
  4.5 in.27.8 in.
  110.6 days106.2 days
  214 days205 days
  87.3°85.8°
  27.7°21.7°
  7.67
  4.64.3
  1214 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 Alexander County with an average high temperature of 87.3°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in North Carolina. In Alexander County, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Alexander County are May, September and June.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Alexander County with an average of 27.7°. This is colder than most places in North Carolina.


In Alexander County, there are 24.8 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in North Carolina.


In Alexander County, there are 79.7 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in North Carolina.


In Alexander County, there are 0.2 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in North Carolina.


June is the wettest month in Alexander County with 4.4 inches of rain, and the driest month is October with 3.3 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 27% of yearly precipitation and 23% occurs in Winter, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 46.4 inches in Alexander County means that it is drier than most places in North Carolina.


July is the rainiest month in Alexander County with 11.4 days of rain, and October is the driest month with only 6.9 rainy days. There are 110.6 rainy days annually in Alexander County, which is about average compared to other places in North Carolina. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 28% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 21% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 4.5 inches in Alexander County means that it is snowier than most places in North Carolina. January is the snowiest month in Alexander County with 2.4 inches of snow, and 3 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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