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Climate in North Carolina

North Carolina, North Carolina gets 49 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 39 inches of rain per year.

North Carolina averages 6 inches of snow per year. The US average is 26 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 213 sunny days per year in North Carolina. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Summer High: the July high is around 88 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 29

Sperling's Comfort Index for North Carolina is a 63 out of 100
A higher score indicates a more comfortable year-round climate. The US average for the comfort index is 54. Our index is based on the total number of days annually within the comfort range of 70-80 degrees, and we also applied a penalty for days of excessive humidity.


North Carolina gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 78 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.


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  CLIMATENorth Carolina, North CarolinaUnited States
  Rainfall (in.)48.739.2
  Snowfall (in.)5.825.8
  Precipitation Days78.0102.0
  Sunny Days213205
  Avg. July High87.786.1
  Avg. Jan. Low29.122.6
  Comfort Index (higher=better)6354
  UV Index4.64.3
  Elevation ft.8601443
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    Retirement living - 2/10/2018
    Lots of scenery, slow moving, minor crime and mostly friendly people. Natives only want your money: was told I needed to spend my money locally and not else ware. If you... Read More

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    From California, living in North Carolina - 9/14/2017
    I was born and raised in California, and lived there a total of 24 years. I've lived in North Carolina for a total of 12 years, and have traveled extensively through... Read More

    North Carolina is not safe. - 2/8/2017
    To Best Places: Due to an archaic discriminatory common law North Carolina is not a good place to move to or to live in. It is known as the 1% contributory negligence... Read More

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