Zip 71291 (Claiborne, LA) 

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Climate in Zip 71291 (Claiborne, LA)

Claiborne (zip 71291), Louisiana gets 55 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Claiborne (zip 71291) averages 1 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 214 sunny days per year in Claiborne (zip 71291). The US average is 205 sunny days.

Claiborne (zip 71291) 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 93 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 34
Rain: averages 55 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 1 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the 71291 zip code is 6.9 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Louisiana.

6.9 / 10
April, October and May are the most pleasant months in the 71291 zip code, while July and August are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Claiborne, LouisianaUnited States
  55.1 in.38.1 in.
  0.6 in.27.8 in.
  99.9 days106.2 days
  214 days205 days
  93.2°85.8°
  33.9°21.7°
  6.97
  5.54.3
  97 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 71291 zip code with an average high temperature of 93.6°, which ranks it as one of the hottest places in Louisiana. In the 71291 zip code, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for the 71291 zip code are October, April and May.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for the 71291 zip code with an average of 33.9°. This is colder than most places in Louisiana.


In the 71291 zip code, there are 85.7 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the hottest places in Louisiana.


In the 71291 zip code, there are 43.7 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Louisiana.


In the 71291 zip code, there are 0.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in Louisiana.


December is the wettest month in the 71291 zip code with 5.4 inches of rain, and the driest month is August with 3.2 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 28% of yearly precipitation and 22% occurs in Autumn, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 55.1 inches in the 71291 zip code means that it is drier than most places in Louisiana.


December is the rainiest month in the 71291 zip code with 9.6 days of rain, and September is the driest month with only 6.9 rainy days. There are 99.9 rainy days annually in the 71291 zip code, which is about average compared to other places in Louisiana. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 28% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 23% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 0.6 inches in the 71291 zip code means that it is one of the snowiest places in Louisiana. January is the snowiest month in the 71291 zip code with 0.4 inches of snow, and no months of the year have significant snowfall.





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