Watauga County, North Carolina 

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Climate in Watauga County, North Carolina

Watauga County, North Carolina gets 52 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Watauga County averages 29 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 200 sunny days per year in Watauga County. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Watauga County gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 134 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 79 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 20
Rain: averages 52 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 29 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Watauga County is 7.0 (10=best), which means it is one of the least comfortable places in North Carolina.

7 / 10
June, September and August are the most pleasant months in Watauga County, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Watauga, North CarolinaUnited States
  51.8 in.38.1 in.
  28.8 in.27.8 in.
  134.3 days106.2 days
  200 days205 days
  78.6°85.8°
  20.3°21.7°
  77
  4.64.3
  3317 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 Watauga County with an average high temperature of 78.6°, which ranks it as one of the coolest places in North Carolina. In Watauga County, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Watauga County are August, July and June.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Watauga County with an average of 20.3°. This is one of the coldest places in North Carolina.


In Watauga County, there are 0.4 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the coolest places in North Carolina.


In Watauga County, there are 122.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the coldest places in North Carolina.


In Watauga County, there are 1.6 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is one of the coldest places in North Carolina.


June is the wettest month in Watauga County with 4.9 inches of rain, and the driest month is October with 3.5 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 27% of yearly precipitation and 23% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 51.8 inches in Watauga County means that it is wetter than most places in North Carolina.


July is the rainiest month in Watauga County with 13.2 days of rain, and October is the driest month with only 8.9 rainy days. There are 134.3 rainy days annually in Watauga 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 21% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 28.8 inches in Watauga County means that it is one of the snowiest places in North Carolina. February is the snowiest month in Watauga County with 8.3 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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