Sampson County, North Carolina 

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Climate in Sampson County, North Carolina

Sampson County, North Carolina gets 49 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Sampson County averages 2 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 Sampson County. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Sampson County gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 111 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 49 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 2 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

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

7.4 / 10
May, October and April are the most pleasant months in Sampson County, while July and August are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Sampson, North CarolinaUnited States
  48.9 in.38.1 in.
  1.6 in.27.8 in.
  110.6 days106.2 days
  216 days205 days
  90.2°85.8°
  31.1°21.7°
  7.47
  4.54.3
  124 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 Sampson County with an average high temperature of 90.2°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in North Carolina. In Sampson County, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Sampson County are May, October and April.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Sampson County with an average of 31.1°. This is warmer than most places in North Carolina.


In Sampson County, there are 46.0 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in North Carolina.


In Sampson County, there are 60.4 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in North Carolina.


In Sampson 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.


August is the wettest month in Sampson County with 6.0 inches of rain, and the driest month is November with 3.1 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 34% of yearly precipitation and 21% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 48.9 inches in Sampson County means that it is wetter than most places in North Carolina.


July is the rainiest month in Sampson County with 11.7 days of rain, and October is the driest month with only 7.0 rainy days. There are 110.6 rainy days annually in Sampson County, which is about average compared to other places in North Carolina. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 29% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 20% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 1.6 inches in Sampson County means that it is less snowy than most places in North Carolina. January is the snowiest month in Sampson County with 0.6 inches of snow, and 1 month of the year have significant snowfall.





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