Clay County, West Virginia 

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Climate in Clay County, West Virginia

Clay County, West Virginia gets 48 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Clay County averages 30 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 174 sunny days per year in Clay County. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Clay County gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 146 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 22
Rain: averages 48 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 30 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Clay County is 7.2 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in West Virginia.

7.2 / 10
September, June and August are the most pleasant months in Clay County, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Clay, West VirginiaUnited States
  47.8 in.38.1 in.
  29.5 in.27.8 in.
  145.9 days106.2 days
  174 days205 days
  84.2°85.8°
  22.3°21.7°
  7.27
  4.14.3
  1170 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 Clay County with an average high temperature of 84.2°, which ranks it as about average compared to other places in West Virginia. In Clay County, there are 5 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Clay County are September, June and May.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Clay County with an average of 22.3°. This is warmer than most places in West Virginia.


In Clay County, there are 11.7 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is about average compared to other places in West Virginia.


In Clay County, there are 113.8 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in West Virginia.


In Clay County, there are 1.8 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in West Virginia.


July is the wettest month in Clay County with 5.3 inches of rain, and the driest month is October with 3.1 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 30% of yearly precipitation and 21% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 47.8 inches in Clay County means that it is wetter than most places in West Virginia.


January is the rainiest month in Clay County with 14.9 days of rain, and September is the driest month with only 9.2 rainy days. There are 145.9 rainy days annually in Clay County, which is about average compared to other places in West Virginia. The rainiest season is Spring 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 29.5 inches in Clay County means that it is about average compared to other places in West Virginia. January is the snowiest month in Clay County with 10.2 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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