Avery County, North Carolina 

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Climate in Avery County, North Carolina

Avery County, North Carolina gets 54 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Avery County averages 39 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 200 sunny days per year in Avery County. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Avery County gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 140 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 77 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 20
Rain: averages 54 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 39 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Avery County is 6.8 (10=best), which means it is one of the least comfortable places in North Carolina.

6.8 / 10
June, August and July are the most pleasant months in Avery County, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Avery, North CarolinaUnited States
  53.7 in.38.1 in.
  38.6 in.27.8 in.
  140.2 days106.2 days
  200 days205 days
  76.5°85.8°
  19.9°21.7°
  6.87
  54.3
  3564 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 Avery County with an average high temperature of 76.5°, which ranks it as one of the coolest places in North Carolina. In Avery County, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Avery County are July, August and June.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Avery County with an average of 19.9°. This is one of the coldest places in North Carolina.


In Avery County, there are 0.1 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the coolest places in North Carolina.


In Avery County, there are 121.8 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the coldest places in North Carolina.


In Avery County, there are 2.6 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is one of the coldest places in North Carolina.


July is the wettest month in Avery County with 5.4 inches of rain, and the driest month is October with 3.7 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 28% of yearly precipitation and 23% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 53.7 inches in Avery County means that it is wetter than most places in North Carolina.


July is the rainiest month in Avery County with 13.7 days of rain, and October is the driest month with only 9.4 rainy days. There are 140.2 rainy days annually in Avery County, which is one of the rainiest 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 38.6 inches in Avery County means that it is one of the snowiest places in North Carolina. February is the snowiest month in Avery County with 11.2 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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