Jackson Metro Area, Mississippi 

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Climate in Jackson Metro Area, Mississippi

Jackson Metro Area, Mississippi gets 56 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Jackson Metro Area averages 0 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 217 sunny days per year in Jackson Metro Area. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Jackson Metro Area gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 101 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 92 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 35
Rain: averages 56 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 0 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the Jackson metro area is 7.1 (10=best), which means it is about average compared to other places in Mississippi.

7.1 / 10
October, April and May are the most pleasant months in the Jackson metro area, while July and August are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Jackson, MississippiUnited States
  55.6 in.38.1 in.
  0.4 in.27.8 in.
  100.7 days106.2 days
  217 days205 days
  91.8°85.8°
  34.9°21.7°
  7.17
  5.54.3
  323 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.


August is the hottest month for the Jackson metro area with an average high temperature of 91.9°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Mississippi. In the Jackson metro area, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for the Jackson metro area are October, April and May.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for the Jackson metro area with an average of 34.9°. This is warmer than most places in Mississippi.


In the Jackson metro area, there are 71.8 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Mississippi.


In the Jackson metro area, there are 41.6 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Mississippi.


In the Jackson metro area, there are 0.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in Mississippi.


December is the wettest month in the Jackson metro area with 5.4 inches of rain, and the driest month is September with 3.2 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 28% of yearly precipitation and 21% occurs in Winter, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 55.6 inches in the Jackson metro area means that it is drier than most places in Mississippi.


January is the rainiest month in the Jackson metro area with 9.6 days of rain, and September is the driest month with only 6.4 rainy days. There are 100.7 rainy days annually in the Jackson metro area, which is about average compared to other places in Mississippi. 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 0.4 inches in the Jackson metro area means that it is about average compared to other places in Mississippi. December is the snowiest month in the Jackson metro area with 0.2 inches of snow, and no months of the year have significant snowfall.





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