Anderson County, South Carolina 

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Climate in Anderson County, South Carolina

Anderson County, South Carolina gets 48 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Anderson County averages 2 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 221 sunny days per year in Anderson County. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Anderson County gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 101 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 48 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 2 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Anderson County is 7.6 (10=best), which means it is one of the most pleasant places in South Carolina.

7.6 / 10
May, October and September are the most pleasant months in Anderson County, while July and January are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Anderson, South CarolinaUnited States
  47.7 in.38.1 in.
  1.6 in.27.8 in.
  101.2 days106.2 days
  221 days205 days
  89.8°85.8°
  30.6°21.7°
  7.67
  54.3
  757 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 Anderson County with an average high temperature of 89.8°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in South Carolina. In Anderson County, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Anderson County are May, September and October.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Anderson County with an average of 30.6°. This is colder than most places in South Carolina.


In Anderson County, there are 42.8 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in South Carolina.


In Anderson County, there are 58.6 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in South Carolina.


In Anderson County, there are 0.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in South Carolina.


March is the wettest month in Anderson County with 4.6 inches of rain, and the driest month is April with 3.3 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 28% of yearly precipitation and 23% occurs in Summer, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 47.7 inches in Anderson County means that it is wetter than most places in South Carolina.


July is the rainiest month in Anderson County with 9.3 days of rain, and October is the driest month with only 6.5 rainy days. There are 101.2 rainy days annually in Anderson County, which is less rainy than most places in South Carolina. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 27% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 22% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 1.6 inches in Anderson County means that it is snowier than most places in South Carolina. January is the snowiest month in Anderson County with 0.7 inches of snow, and 1 month of the year have significant snowfall.





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