Carter County, Tennessee 

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Climate in Carter County, Tennessee

Carter County, Tennessee gets 46 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Carter County averages 13 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 Carter County. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Carter County gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 133 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 84 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 24
Rain: averages 46 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 13 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Carter County is 7.4 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Tennessee.

7.4 / 10
September, June and May are the most pleasant months in Carter County, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Carter, TennesseeUnited States
  45.8 in.38.1 in.
  13.1 in.27.8 in.
  132.5 days106.2 days
  200 days205 days
  84.1°85.8°
  24.3°21.7°
  7.47
  4.84.3
  2639 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 Carter County with an average high temperature of 84.1°, which ranks it as one of the coolest places in Tennessee. In Carter County, there are 5 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Carter County are September, May and June.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Carter County with an average of 24.3°. This is one of the coldest places in Tennessee.


In Carter County, there are 11.0 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the coolest places in Tennessee.


In Carter County, there are 101.8 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the coldest places in Tennessee.


In Carter County, there are 0.8 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in Tennessee.


July is the wettest month in Carter County with 5.1 inches of rain, and the driest month is October with 2.5 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 30% of yearly precipitation and 20% occurs in Winter, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 45.8 inches in Carter County means that it is one of the driest places in Tennessee.


July is the rainiest month in Carter County with 12.7 days of rain, and October is the driest month with only 8.3 rainy days. There are 132.5 rainy days annually in Carter County, which is one of the rainiest places in Tennessee. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 27% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 20% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 13.1 inches in Carter County means that it is one of the snowiest places in Tennessee. January is the snowiest month in Carter County with 4.4 inches of snow, and 5 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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