Winston-Salem Metro Area, North Carolina 

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Climate in Winston-Salem Metro Area, North Carolina

Winston-Salem Metro Area, North Carolina gets 45 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Winston-Salem Metro Area averages 7 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 Winston-Salem Metro Area. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Winston-Salem Metro Area gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 109 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 27
Rain: averages 45 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 7 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the Winston-Salem metro area is 7.6 (10=best), which means it is one of the most pleasant places in North Carolina.

7.6 / 10
September, May and October are the most pleasant months in the Winston-Salem metro area, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Winston-Salem, North CarolinaUnited States
  45.1 in.38.1 in.
  6.5 in.27.8 in.
  108.6 days106.2 days
  217 days205 days
  87.8°85.8°
  27.0°21.7°
  7.67
  4.64.3
  879 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 the Winston-Salem metro area with an average high temperature of 87.8°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in North Carolina. In the Winston-Salem metro area, there are 5 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for the Winston-Salem metro area are May, September and June.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for the Winston-Salem metro area with an average of 27.0°. This is colder than most places in North Carolina.


In the Winston-Salem metro area, there are 27.4 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in North Carolina.


In the Winston-Salem metro area, there are 85.8 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in North Carolina.


In the Winston-Salem metro area, there are 0.1 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in North Carolina.


July is the wettest month in the Winston-Salem metro area with 4.6 inches of rain, and the driest month is November with 3.2 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 28% of yearly precipitation and 22% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 45.1 inches in the Winston-Salem metro area means that it is drier than most places in North Carolina.


July is the rainiest month in the Winston-Salem metro area with 10.9 days of rain, and October is the driest month with only 7.2 rainy days. There are 108.6 rainy days annually in the Winston-Salem metro area, which is about average compared to other places in North Carolina. The rainiest season is Autumn 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 6.5 inches in the Winston-Salem metro area means that it is snowier than most places in North Carolina. January is the snowiest month in the Winston-Salem metro area with 2.8 inches of snow, and 4 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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