Madison County, North Carolina 

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Climate in Madison County, North Carolina

Madison County, North Carolina gets 42 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Madison County averages 16 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 211 sunny days per year in Madison County. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Madison County gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 128 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 85 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 25
Rain: averages 42 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 16 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

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

7.5 / 10
September, June and May are the most pleasant months in Madison County, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Madison, North CarolinaUnited States
  42.2 in.38.1 in.
  15.7 in.27.8 in.
  128.0 days106.2 days
  211 days205 days
  84.8°85.8°
  24.5°21.7°
  7.57
  4.54.3
  2659 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 Madison County with an average high temperature of 84.8°, which ranks it as one of the coolest places in North Carolina. In Madison County, there are 5 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Madison County are September, May and June.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Madison County with an average of 24.5°. This is one of the coldest places in North Carolina.


In Madison County, there are 10.2 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in North Carolina.


In Madison County, there are 104.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the coldest places in North Carolina.


In Madison County, there are 0.6 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 Madison County with 4.3 inches of rain, and the driest month is October with 2.3 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 29% of yearly precipitation and 21% occurs in Winter, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 42.2 inches in Madison County means that it is one of the driest places in North Carolina.


July is the rainiest month in Madison County with 12.8 days of rain, and October is the driest month with only 8.0 rainy days. There are 128.0 rainy days annually in Madison 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 20% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 15.7 inches in Madison County means that it is one of the snowiest places in North Carolina. January is the snowiest month in Madison County with 4.5 inches of snow, and 5 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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