Jackson County, North Carolina 

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Climate in Jackson County, North Carolina

Jackson County, North Carolina gets 62 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Jackson County averages 9 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 212 sunny days per year in Jackson County. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Jackson County gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 138 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 81 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 24
Rain: averages 62 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 9 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Jackson County is 7.4 (10=best), which means it is less comfortable than most places in North Carolina.

7.4 / 10
September, June and May are the most pleasant months in Jackson County, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Jackson, North CarolinaUnited States
  61.6 in.38.1 in.
  9.3 in.27.8 in.
  137.9 days106.2 days
  212 days205 days
  81.4°85.8°
  23.9°21.7°
  7.47
  4.84.3
  3367 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 Jackson County with an average high temperature of 81.4°, which ranks it as one of the coolest places in North Carolina. In Jackson County, there are 5 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Jackson County are June, August and September.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Jackson County with an average of 23.9°. This is one of the coldest places in North Carolina.


In Jackson County, there are 3.5 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the coolest places in North Carolina.


In Jackson County, there are 109.8 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the coldest places in North Carolina.


In Jackson County, there are 0.7 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 Jackson County with 5.5 inches of rain, and the driest month is October with 3.8 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 26% of yearly precipitation and 23% occurs in Winter, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 61.6 inches in Jackson County means that it is one of the wettest places in North Carolina.


July is the rainiest month in Jackson County with 14.5 days of rain, and October is the driest month with only 8.5 rainy days. There are 137.9 rainy days annually in Jackson County, which is one of the rainiest places in North Carolina. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 29% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 21% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 9.3 inches in Jackson County means that it is one of the snowiest places in North Carolina. January is the snowiest month in Jackson County with 3.7 inches of snow, and 5 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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