Washington County, North Carolina 

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Climate in Washington County, North Carolina

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

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

Washington County gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 113 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 89 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 33
Rain: averages 50 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 2 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

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

7.5 / 10
May, October and April are the most pleasant months in Washington County, while July and August are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Washington, North CarolinaUnited States
  49.8 in.38.1 in.
  2.1 in.27.8 in.
  112.7 days106.2 days
  212 days205 days
  88.6°85.8°
  32.8°21.7°
  7.57
  4.64.3
  14 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 Washington County with an average high temperature of 88.6°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in North Carolina. In Washington County, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Washington County are May, September and October.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Washington County with an average of 32.8°. This is warmer than most places in North Carolina.


In Washington County, there are 31.1 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in North Carolina.


In Washington County, there are 49.1 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in North Carolina.


In Washington 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 Washington County with 6.1 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 3.1 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 33% of yearly precipitation and 20% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 49.8 inches in Washington County means that it is wetter than most places in North Carolina.


July is the rainiest month in Washington County with 11.6 days of rain, and October is the driest month with only 7.0 rainy days. There are 112.7 rainy days annually in Washington County, which is rainier than most 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 2.1 inches in Washington County means that it is less snowy than most places in North Carolina. February is the snowiest month in Washington County with 0.6 inches of snow, and 3 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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