Columbus County, North Carolina 

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Climate in Columbus County, North Carolina

Columbus County, North Carolina gets 50 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Columbus County averages 1 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 Columbus County. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Columbus County gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 114 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 90 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 31
Rain: averages 50 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 1 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Columbus County is 7.5 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in North Carolina.

6 / 7.1

Summer   /   Winter
May, October and April are the most pleasant months in Columbus County, while July and August are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Columbus, North CarolinaUnited States
  50.3 in.38.1 in.
  1.4 in.27.8 in.
  114.1 days106.2 days
  215 days205 days
  90.0°85.8°
  31.3°21.7°
  7.57
  4.94.3
  70 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 Columbus County with an average high temperature of 90.0°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in North Carolina. In Columbus County, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Columbus County are October, May and April.


In Columbus County, there are 41.3 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in North Carolina.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Columbus County with an average of 31.3°. This is warmer than most places in North Carolina.


In Columbus County, there are 59.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in North Carolina.


In Columbus County, there are 0.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in North Carolina.


Humidity in Columbus County can be uncomfortable during the summer, but comfortable for most of the year. The most uncomfortably humid months are July, August and June. The humid season runs from June-September and the most comfortable months are October-May.


August is the wettest month in Columbus County with 6.1 inches of rain, and the driest month is April with 3.0 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 33% of yearly precipitation and 21% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 50.3 inches in Columbus County means that it is wetter than most places in North Carolina.


August is the rainiest month in Columbus County with 12.0 days of rain, and April is the driest month with only 7.5 rainy days. There are 114.1 rainy days annually in Columbus County, which is rainier than most places in North Carolina. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 30% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 22% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 1.4 inches in Columbus County means that it is less snowy than most places in North Carolina. December is the snowiest month in Columbus County with 0.5 inches of snow, and 2 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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