Zip 28663 (Piney Creek, NC) Climate


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United States / North Carolina / No Metro Area / Alleghany County / No City / Piney Creek (zip 28663)
The climate in 28663 Piney Creek, NC is very pleasant and mild. The summers are warm but not hot, with average high temperatures ranging from the upper 70s to mid 80s Fahrenheit. Winters are cool but rarely cold, with lows in the mid 20s and highs in the upper 40s. Rainfall is fairly abundant throughout the year; storms can sometimes occur in the spring and fall months. Overall, this area enjoys a comfortable climate year-round that makes it an ideal place for outdoor activities like camping, fishing, and hiking.

Piney Creek (zip 28663), North Carolina gets 50 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Piney Creek (zip 28663) averages 15 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 188 sunny days per year in Piney Creek (zip 28663). The US average is 205 sunny days.

Piney Creek (zip 28663) gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 128 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 82 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 20
Rain: averages 50 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 15 inches of snow a year


Bestplaces Comfort Index

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the 28663 zip code is 7.2 (10=best), which means it is one of the least comfortable places in North Carolina.

8.8 Summer - 5.5 Winter
June, September and August are the most pleasant months in the 28663 zip code, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

  ClimatePiney Creek, North CarolinaUnited States
  49.8 in.38.1 in.
  15.1 in.27.8 in.
  128.1 days106.2 days
  188 days205 days
  81.8°85.8°
  20.1°21.7°
  7.27
  4.44.3
  2890 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 28663 zip code with an average high temperature of 81.8°, which ranks it as one of the coolest places in North Carolina. In the 28663 zip code, there are 5 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for the 28663 zip code are June, August and July.
In the 28663 zip code, there are 5.0 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the coolest places in North Carolina.
January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for the 28663 zip code with an average of 20.1°. This is one of the coldest places in North Carolina.
In the 28663 zip code, there are 132.1 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the coldest places in North Carolina.
In the 28663 zip code, there are 1.6 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is one of the coldest places in North Carolina.
The humidity is usually comfortable in the 28663 zip code but some summer months can be sticky or muggy. July is the most humid month, though humidity is low for most of the year. The most humid months are July, August and June.
May is the wettest month in the 28663 zip code with 4.7 inches of rain, and the driest month is October with 3.5 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 27% of yearly precipitation and 23% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 49.8 inches in the 28663 zip code means that it is wetter than most places in North Carolina.
July is the rainiest month in the 28663 zip code with 13.1 days of rain, and October is the driest month with only 8.4 rainy days. There are 128.1 rainy days annually in the 28663 zip code, which is one of the rainiest places in North Carolina. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 28% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 21% chance of a rainy day.
An annual snowfall of 15.1 inches in the 28663 zip code means that it is one of the snowiest places in North Carolina. February is the snowiest month in the 28663 zip code with 4.9 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.
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