Fayette County, West Virginia 

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Climate in Fayette County, West Virginia

Fayette County, West Virginia gets 46 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Fayette County averages 38 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 158 sunny days per year in Fayette County. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Fayette County gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 151 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 82 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 22
Rain: averages 46 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 38 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Fayette County is 7.1 (10=best), which means it is about average compared to other places in West Virginia.

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

Climate Averages
  Fayette, West VirginiaUnited States
  46.4 in.38.1 in.
  37.6 in.27.8 in.
  150.5 days106.2 days
  158 days205 days
  82.2°85.8°
  22.0°21.7°
  7.17
  4.24.3
  1960 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 Fayette County with an average high temperature of 82.2°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in West Virginia. In Fayette County, there are 5 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Fayette County are June, September and August.


In Fayette County, there are 6.3 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in West Virginia.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Fayette County with an average of 22.0°. This is warmer than most places in West Virginia.


In Fayette County, there are 115.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in West Virginia.


In Fayette County, there are 1.9 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in West Virginia.


The humidity is usually comfortable in Fayette 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 Fayette County with 5.5 inches of rain, and the driest month is October with 2.9 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 30% of yearly precipitation and 21% occurs in Winter, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 46.4 inches in Fayette County means that it is wetter than most places in West Virginia.


January is the rainiest month in Fayette County with 15.1 days of rain, and September is the driest month with only 9.4 rainy days. There are 150.5 rainy days annually in Fayette County, which is rainier than most places in West Virginia. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 28% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 20% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 37.6 inches in Fayette County means that it is snowier than most places in West Virginia. January is the snowiest month in Fayette County with 12.2 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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