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Climate in Mississippi

Mississippi, Mississippi gets 57 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Mississippi averages 1 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 216 sunny days per year in Mississippi. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Mississippi gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 100 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 91 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 33
Rain: averages 57 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 1 inches of snow a year


Mississippi's annual BestPlaces Comfort Index of 7.1 (10=best) indicates it is about average compared to other states in the United States.

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October, April and May are the most pleasant months in the state of Mississippi, while July and August are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Mississippi, MississippiUnited States
  57.2 in.38.1 in.
  0.7 in.27.8 in.
  100.4 days106.2 days
  216 days205 days
  291 ft.2443 ft.


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 Mississippi with an average high temperature of 91.3°, which ranks it as one of the hottest states. In Mississippi, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Mississippi are October, April and May.

January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Mississippi with an average of 33.0°. This is warmer than most of the U.S. states.

Mississippi has 64.2 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most states in the U.S.

Mississippi has 49.8 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most states in the U.S.

Mississippi averages 0.1 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most states in the U.S.

December is the wettest month in Mississippi with 5.7 inches of rain, and the driest month is September with 3.7 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 28% of yearly precipitation and 22% occurs in Winter, which is the driest season. Mississippi's average annual rainfall of 57.2 inches indicates that it is one of the wettest states in the United States.

January is the rainiest month in Mississippi with 9.4 days of rain, and September is the driest month with only 6.5 rainy days. Mississippi's annual average of 100.4 days with measurable rain is less rainy than most states in the United States. 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.

With an average annual snowfall of 0.7 inches, Mississippi is one of the least snowy states in the United States. January is the snowiest month in Mississippi with 0.3 inches of snow, and no months of the year have significant snowfall.

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