Forsyth County, North Carolina 

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Climate in Forsyth County, North Carolina

Forsyth County, North Carolina gets 45 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Forsyth County averages 7 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 216 sunny days per year in Forsyth County. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Forsyth County gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 109 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 88 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 28
Rain: averages 45 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 7 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Forsyth 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 Forsyth County, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Forsyth, North CarolinaUnited States
  44.8 in.38.1 in.
  6.6 in.27.8 in.
  109.0 days106.2 days
  216 days205 days
  87.8°85.8°
  27.9°21.7°
  7.67
  4.74.3
  848 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 Forsyth County with an average high temperature of 87.8°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in North Carolina. In Forsyth County, there are 5 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Forsyth County are May, September and June.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Forsyth County with an average of 27.9°. This is colder than most places in North Carolina.


In Forsyth County, there are 26.9 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in North Carolina.


In Forsyth County, there are 77.6 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in North Carolina.


In Forsyth County, there are 0.1 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in North Carolina.


July is the wettest month in Forsyth County with 4.7 inches of rain, and the driest month is December with 3.1 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 29% of yearly precipitation and 22% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 44.8 inches in Forsyth County means that it is drier than most places in North Carolina.


July is the rainiest month in Forsyth County with 10.9 days of rain, and October is the driest month with only 7.2 rainy days. There are 109.0 rainy days annually in Forsyth 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 6.6 inches in Forsyth County means that it is snowier than most places in North Carolina. January is the snowiest month in Forsyth County with 2.9 inches of snow, and 4 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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