Zip 28071 (Gold Hill, NC) Climate


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The climate in 28071 Gold Hill, NC is generally mild and humid throughout the year. Summers tend to be hot and humid, with temperatures usually reaching the mid-80s (Fahrenheit) during the day, while winters are cooler with temperatures typically hovering around freezing. Rainfall tends to be evenly spread out throughout the year, with occasional thunderstorms during the summer months. Spring and autumn are pleasant times of year where temperatures rarely vary too much between day and night.

Gold Hill (zip 28071), North Carolina gets 46 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Gold Hill (zip 28071) averages 3 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 215 sunny days per year in Gold Hill (zip 28071). The US average is 205 sunny days.

Gold Hill (zip 28071) gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 99 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 90 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 29
Rain: averages 46 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 3 inches of snow a year


Bestplaces Comfort Index

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the 28071 zip code is 7.6 (10=best), which means it is one of the most pleasant places in North Carolina.

6.9 Summer - 6.7 Winter
September, May and October are the most pleasant months in the 28071 zip code, while July and January are the least comfortable months.

  ClimateGold Hill, North CarolinaUnited States
  45.5 in.38.1 in.
  3.2 in.27.8 in.
  99.2 days106.2 days
  215 days205 days
  89.6°85.8°
  28.7°21.7°
  7.67
  4.74.3
  770 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 28071 zip code with an average high temperature of 89.6°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in North Carolina. In the 28071 zip code, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for the 28071 zip code are May, September and October.
In the 28071 zip code, there are 41.1 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in North Carolina.
January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for the 28071 zip code with an average of 28.7°. This is colder than most places in North Carolina.
In the 28071 zip code, there are 73.7 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in North Carolina.
In the 28071 zip code, there are 0.1 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in North Carolina.
The humidity can be uncomfortably heavy or close in the 28071 zip code during the summer months. July is the most humid month, though humidity is low for most of the year. July, August and June are the three most humid months in the 28071 zip code.
July is the wettest month in the 28071 zip code with 4.8 inches of rain, and the driest month is November with 3.3 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 29% of yearly precipitation and 23% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 45.5 inches in the 28071 zip code means that it is drier than most places in North Carolina.
July is the rainiest month in the 28071 zip code with 9.4 days of rain, and October is the driest month with only 6.6 rainy days. There are 99.2 rainy days annually in the 28071 zip code, which is one of the least rainy places in North Carolina. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 27% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 21% chance of a rainy day.
An annual snowfall of 3.2 inches in the 28071 zip code means that it is snowier than most places in North Carolina. January is the snowiest month in the 28071 zip code with 1.6 inches of snow, and 2 months of the year have significant snowfall.
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