Zip 23803 (Petersburg, VA) 

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Climate in Zip 23803 (Petersburg, VA)

Petersburg (zip 23803), Virginia gets 46 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Petersburg (zip 23803) averages 6 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 206 sunny days per year in Petersburg (zip 23803). The US average is 205 sunny days.

Petersburg (zip 23803) gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 105 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 6 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the 23803 zip code is 7.4 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Virginia.

7.4 / 10
May, September and October are the most pleasant months in the 23803 zip code, while July and January are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Petersburg, VirginiaUnited States
  45.6 in.38.1 in.
  6.4 in.27.8 in.
  104.8 days106.2 days
  206 days205 days
  90.3°85.8°
  28.9°21.7°
  7.47
  4.64.3
  98 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 23803 zip code with an average high temperature of 90.3°, which ranks it as one of the hottest places in Virginia. In the 23803 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 23803 zip code are May, September and October.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for the 23803 zip code with an average of 28.9°. This is warmer than most places in Virginia.


In the 23803 zip code, there are 45.3 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the hottest places in Virginia.


In the 23803 zip code, there are 73.5 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Virginia.


In the 23803 zip code, there are 0.1 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in Virginia.


August is the wettest month in the 23803 zip code with 4.9 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 3.0 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 29% of yearly precipitation and 21% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 45.6 inches in the 23803 zip code means that it is wetter than most places in Virginia.


July is the rainiest month in the 23803 zip code with 10.1 days of rain, and October is the driest month with only 7.0 rainy days. There are 104.8 rainy days annually in the 23803 zip code, which is less rainy than most places in Virginia. The rainiest season is Summer 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 6.4 inches in the 23803 zip code means that it is less snowy than most places in Virginia. January is the snowiest month in the 23803 zip code with 2.6 inches of snow, and 3 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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