Spotsylvania County, VA Climate


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Spotsylvania County, VA has a humid subtropical climate with hot summers and cool winters. The average temperature in July is around 85°F, while the average temperature in January is approximately 35°F. The area receives an annual precipitation of 41 inches, with falling snow mainly during the winter months from December through March. Summers in Spotsylvania are usually long and warm with high humidity due to its proximity to the Atlantic Ocean and Chesapeake Bay.

Spotsylvania County, Virginia gets 43 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Spotsylvania County averages 14 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 202 sunny days per year in Spotsylvania County. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Spotsylvania County gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 116 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 88 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 24
Rain: averages 43 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 14 inches of snow a year


Bestplaces Comfort Index

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Spotsylvania County is 7.3 (10=best), which means it is about average compared to other places in Virginia.

7.7 Summer - 6 Winter
September, May and June are the most pleasant months in Spotsylvania County, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

  ClimateSpotsylvania, VirginiaUnited States
  43.3 in.38.1 in.
  14.0 in.27.8 in.
  116.0 days106.2 days
  202 days205 days
  88.3°85.8°
  23.8°21.7°
  7.37
  4.64.3
  281 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 Spotsylvania County with an average high temperature of 88.3°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Virginia. In Spotsylvania County, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Spotsylvania County are May, September and June.
In Spotsylvania County, there are 35.0 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Virginia.
January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Spotsylvania County with an average of 23.8°. This is about average compared to other places in Virginia.
In Spotsylvania County, there are 102.5 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other places in Virginia.
In Spotsylvania County, there are 0.6 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in Virginia.
The humidity can be uncomfortably heavy or close in Spotsylvania County during the summer months. July is the most humid month, though humidity is low for most of the year. July, August and June are the three most humid months in Spotsylvania County.
July is the wettest month in Spotsylvania County with 4.2 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 2.8 inches. The wettest season is Summer with 26% of yearly precipitation and 22% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 43.3 inches in Spotsylvania County means that it is about average compared to other places in Virginia.
May is the rainiest month in Spotsylvania County with 11.4 days of rain, and October is the driest month with only 8.0 rainy days. There are 116.0 rainy days annually in Spotsylvania County, which is about average compared to other places in Virginia. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 28% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 22% chance of a rainy day.
An annual snowfall of 14.0 inches in Spotsylvania County means that it is about average compared to other places in Virginia. January is the snowiest month in Spotsylvania County with 4.9 inches of snow, and 5 months of the year have significant snowfall.
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