Staunton-Waynesboro Metro Area, Virginia 

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Climate in Staunton-Waynesboro Metro Area, Virginia

Staunton-Waynesboro Metro Area, Virginia gets 42 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Staunton-Waynesboro Metro Area averages 22 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 212 sunny days per year in Staunton-Waynesboro Metro Area. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Staunton-Waynesboro Metro Area 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 84 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 21
Rain: averages 42 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 22 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the Staunton-Waynesboro metro area is 7.3 (10=best), which means it is about average compared to other places in Virginia.

7.3 / 10
September, June and August are the most pleasant months in the Staunton-Waynesboro metro area, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Staunton-Waynesboro, VirginiaUnited States
  42.2 in.38.1 in.
  22.0 in.27.8 in.
  116.1 days106.2 days
  212 days205 days
  84.4°85.8°
  21.0°21.7°
  7.37
  4.44.3
  1582 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 Staunton-Waynesboro metro area with an average high temperature of 84.4°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Virginia. In the Staunton-Waynesboro 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 Staunton-Waynesboro metro area are September, June and May.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for the Staunton-Waynesboro metro area with an average of 21.0°. This is one of the coldest places in Virginia.


In the Staunton-Waynesboro metro area, there are 12.3 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Virginia.


In the Staunton-Waynesboro metro area, there are 126.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the coldest places in Virginia.


In the Staunton-Waynesboro metro area, there are 1.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is one of the coldest places in Virginia.


July is the wettest month in the Staunton-Waynesboro metro area with 4.3 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 2.7 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 28% of yearly precipitation and 21% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 42.2 inches in the Staunton-Waynesboro metro area means that it is drier than most places in Virginia.


May is the rainiest month in the Staunton-Waynesboro metro area with 12.3 days of rain, and October is the driest month with only 7.9 rainy days. There are 116.1 rainy days annually in the Staunton-Waynesboro metro area, which is about average compared to other places in Virginia. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 29% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 22% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 22.0 inches in the Staunton-Waynesboro metro area means that it is one of the snowiest places in Virginia. February is the snowiest month in the Staunton-Waynesboro metro area with 7.0 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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