Roanoke County, Virginia 

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Climate in Roanoke County, Virginia

Roanoke County, Virginia gets 42 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Roanoke County averages 18 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 214 sunny days per year in Roanoke County. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Roanoke County gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 121 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 86 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 25
Rain: averages 42 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 18 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

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

8.3 / 5.8

Summer   /   Winter
September, June and May are the most pleasant months in Roanoke County, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Roanoke, VirginiaUnited States
  41.8 in.38.1 in.
  17.8 in.27.8 in.
  121.1 days106.2 days
  214 days205 days
  85.6°85.8°
  24.6°21.7°
  7.47
  4.54.3
  1726 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 Roanoke County with an average high temperature of 85.6°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Virginia. In Roanoke County, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Roanoke County are September, May and June.


In Roanoke County, there are 19.5 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Virginia.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Roanoke County with an average of 24.6°. This is about average compared to other places in Virginia.


In Roanoke County, there are 101.8 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other places in Virginia.


In Roanoke County, there are 0.4 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in Virginia.


The humidity is usually comfortable in Roanoke County but some summer months can be sticky or muggy. July is the most humid month, though humidity is low for most of the year. The most humid months are July, August and June.


July is the wettest month in Roanoke County with 4.4 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 2.8 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 29% of yearly precipitation and 21% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 41.8 inches in Roanoke County means that it is drier than most places in Virginia.


May is the rainiest month in Roanoke County with 12.8 days of rain, and October is the driest month with only 8.2 rainy days. There are 121.1 rainy days annually in Roanoke County, which is rainier than most places in Virginia. The rainiest season is Summer 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 17.8 inches in Roanoke County means that it is snowier than most places in Virginia. February is the snowiest month in Roanoke County with 5.7 inches of snow, and 4 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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