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Average Weather at Statesville Regional Airport North Carolina, United States

At Statesville Regional Airport, the summers are warm and muggy, the winters are very cold and wet, and it is partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 31°F to 87°F and is rarely below 18°F or above 93°F.

Based on the tourism score, the best times of year to visit Statesville Regional Airport for warm-weather activities are from mid May to late June and from early August to early October.

Climate Summary

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Temperature

The hot season lasts for 3.7 months, from May 25 to September 15, with an average daily high temperature above 79°F. The hottest day of the year is July 21, with an average high of 87°F and low of 68°F.

The cold season lasts for 3.0 months, from November 27 to February 28, with an average daily high temperature below 57°F. The coldest day of the year is January 29, with an average low of 31°F and high of 50°F.

Average High and Low Temperature

Average High and Low Temperature at Statesville Regional AirporthotcoldcoldJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F10°F10°F20°F20°F30°F30°F40°F40°F50°F50°F60°F60°F70°F70°F80°F80°F90°F90°F100°F100°FJan 2950°FJan 2950°FJul 2187°FJul 2187°F31°F31°F68°F68°FMay 2579°FMay 2579°FSep 1579°FSep 1579°FNov 2757°FNov 2757°F59°F59°F61°F61°F37°F37°F36°F36°FNowNow
The daily average high (red line) and low (blue line) temperature, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted lines are the corresponding average perceived temperatures.

The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the entire year of hourly average temperatures. The horizontal axis is the day of the year, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.

Average Hourly Temperature

Average Hourly Temperature at Statesville Regional AirportJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowvery coldvery coldvery coldcoldcoldcoolcoolcomfortablewarmvery coldhot
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Danilovgrad, Montenegro (5,057 miles away); Vani, Georgia (5,989 miles); and Luoqiao, China (7,953 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Statesville Regional Airport (view comparison).

Clouds

At Statesville Regional Airport, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The clearer part of the year at Statesville Regional Airport begins around July 31 and lasts for 3.6 months, ending around November 18. On October 8, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 66% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 34% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around November 18 and lasts for 8.4 months, ending around July 31. On January 4, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 50% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 50% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories

Cloud Cover Categories at Statesville Regional AirportclearercloudiercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Oct 866%Oct 866%Jan 450%Jan 450%Jul 3158%Jul 3158%Nov 1858%Nov 1858%NowNowclearmostly clearpartly cloudymostly cloudyovercast
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds.

Precipitation

A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days at Statesville Regional Airport varies throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 3.8 months, from May 5 to August 30, with a greater than 32% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 45% on July 13.

The drier season lasts 8.2 months, from August 30 to May 5. The smallest chance of a wet day is 18% on October 30.

Among wet days, we distinguish between those that experience rain alone, snow alone, or a mixture of the two. Based on this categorization, the most common form of precipitation throughout the year is rain alone, with a peak probability of 45% on July 13.

Daily Chance of Precipitation

Daily Chance of Precipitation at Statesville Regional AirportwetdrydryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Jul 1345%Jul 1345%Oct 3018%Oct 3018%Jan 124%Jan 124%May 532%May 532%Aug 3032%Aug 3032%NowNowrainmixed
The percentage of days in which various types of precipitation are observed, excluding trace quantities: rain alone, snow alone, and mixed (both rain and snow fell in the same day).

Rainfall

To show variation within the months and not just the monthly totals, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Statesville Regional Airport experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

Rain falls throughout the year at Statesville Regional Airport. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around April 10, with an average total accumulation of 3.4 inches.

The least rain falls around January 29, with an average total accumulation of 2.7 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall

Average Monthly Rainfall at Statesville Regional AirportJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 in0 in1 in1 in2 in2 in3 in3 in4 in4 in5 in5 in6 in6 in7 in7 inApr 103.4 inApr 103.4 inJan 292.7 inJan 292.7 inJul 253.4 inJul 253.4 inJun 63.4 inJun 63.4 inSep 283.3 inSep 283.3 inNov 293.1 inNov 293.1 inNowNow
The average rainfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average liquid-equivalent snowfall.

Snowfall

We report snowfall in liquid-equivalent terms. The actual depth of new snowfall is typically between 5 and 10 times the liquid-equivalent amount, assuming the ground is frozen. Colder, drier snow tends to be on the higher end of that range and warmer, wetter snow on the lower end.

As with rainfall, we consider the snowfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Statesville Regional Airport experiences some seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.

The snowy period of the year lasts for 3.7 months, from November 28 to March 18, with a sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent snowfall of at least 0.1 inches. The most snow falls during the 31 days centered around February 2, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.3 inches.

The snowless period of the year lasts for 8.3 months, from March 18 to November 28. The least snow falls around July 17, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.0 inches.

Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall

Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall at Statesville Regional AirportsnowsnowJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0.0 in0.0 in0.5 in0.5 in1.0 in1.0 in1.5 in1.5 in2.0 in2.0 in2.5 in2.5 in3.0 in3.0 in3.5 in3.5 inFeb 20.3 inFeb 20.3 inJul 170.0 inJul 170.0 inNov 280.1 inNov 280.1 inMar 180.1 inMar 180.1 inNowNow
The average liquid-equivalent snowfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average rainfall.

Sun

The length of the day at Statesville Regional Airport varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2021, the shortest day is December 21, with 9 hours, 44 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 20, with 14 hours, 35 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight

Hours of Daylight and Twilight at Statesville Regional AirportJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hr12 hr, 7 minMar 2012 hr, 7 minMar 2014 hr, 35 minJun 2014 hr, 35 minJun 2012 hr, 8 minSep 2212 hr, 8 minSep 229 hr, 44 minDec 219 hr, 44 minDec 21nightnightdayNowNow
The number of hours during which the Sun is visible (black line). From bottom (most yellow) to top (most gray), the color bands indicate: full daylight, twilight (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and full night.

The earliest sunrise is at 6:07 AM on June 13, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 44 minutes later at 7:51 AM on November 6. The earliest sunset is at 5:09 PM on December 5, and the latest sunset is 3 hours, 34 minutes later at 8:43 PM on June 28.

Daylight saving time (DST) is observed at Statesville Regional Airport during 2021, starting in the spring on March 14, lasting 7.8 months, and ending in the fall on November 7.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time at Statesville Regional AirportJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMJun 136:07 AMJun 136:07 AM8:43 PMJun 288:43 PMJun 28Dec 55:09 PMDec 55:09 PM7:51 AMNov 67:51 AMNov 6Mar 14DSTMar 14DSTDSTNov 7DSTNov 7daynightnightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunsetNowNow
The solar day over the course of the year 2021. From bottom to top, the black lines are the previous solar midnight, sunrise, solar noon, sunset, and the next solar midnight. The day, twilights (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and night are indicated by the color bands from yellow to gray. The transitions to and from daylight saving time are indicated by the 'DST' labels.

Moon

The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for 2021. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the colored areas indicate when the moon is above the horizon. The vertical gray bars (new Moons) and blue bars (full Moons) indicate key Moon phases.

Moon Rise, Set & Phases

The time in which the moon is above the horizon (light blue area), with new moons (dark gray lines) and full moons (blue lines) indicated. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Humidity

We base the humidity comfort level on the dew point, as it determines whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid. Unlike temperature, which typically varies significantly between night and day, dew point tends to change more slowly, so while the temperature may drop at night, a muggy day is typically followed by a muggy night.

Statesville Regional Airport experiences extreme seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.

The muggier period of the year lasts for 4.2 months, from May 23 to September 29, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 19% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is July 25, with muggy conditions 77% of the time.

The least muggy day of the year is February 18, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.

Humidity Comfort Levels

Humidity Comfort Levels at Statesville Regional AirportmuggyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Feb 180%Feb 180%77%Jul 2577%Jul 25May 2319%May 2319%Sep 2919%Sep 2919%NowNowoppressiveoppressivemuggymuggyhumidhumiddrydrycomfortablecomfortable
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point.

Wind

This section discusses the wide-area hourly average wind vector (speed and direction) at 10 meters above the ground. The wind experienced at any given location is highly dependent on local topography and other factors, and instantaneous wind speed and direction vary more widely than hourly averages.

The average hourly wind speed at Statesville Regional Airport experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 6.5 months, from November 2 to May 18, with average wind speeds of more than 6.5 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is March 8, with an average hourly wind speed of 8.0 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 5.5 months, from May 18 to November 2. The calmest day of the year is August 1, with an average hourly wind speed of 5.0 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed

Average Wind Speed at Statesville Regional AirportwindywindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph0 mph2 mph2 mph4 mph4 mph6 mph6 mph8 mph8 mph10 mph10 mph12 mph12 mphMar 88.0 mphMar 88.0 mphAug 15.0 mphAug 15.0 mphNov 26.5 mphNov 26.5 mphMay 186.5 mphMay 186.5 mphNowNow
The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

The predominant average hourly wind direction at Statesville Regional Airport varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the west for 4.1 months, from April 9 to August 12 and for 3.9 months, from December 3 to March 30, with a peak percentage of 36% on July 13. The wind is most often from the north for 6.0 days, from August 12 to August 18 and for 2.8 months, from September 8 to December 3, with a peak percentage of 35% on October 15. The wind is most often from the east for 3.0 weeks, from August 18 to September 8, with a peak percentage of 30% on September 6.

Wind Direction

Wind Direction at Statesville Regional AirportWSWENWJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%NowNowwestsouthnortheast
northeastsouthwest
The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions, excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1.0 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

Best Time of Year to Visit

To characterize how pleasant the weather is at Statesville Regional Airport throughout the year, we compute two travel scores.

The tourism score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 65°F and 80°F. Based on this score, the best times of year to visit Statesville Regional Airport for general outdoor tourist activities are from mid May to late June and from early August to early October, with a peak score in the first week of September.

Tourism Score

Tourism Score at Statesville Regional Airportbest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810106.66.60.80.86.16.15.65.6NowNowprecipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperature tourism score
The tourism score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

The beach/pool score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Statesville Regional Airport for hot-weather activities is from mid June to early September, with a peak score in the second week of August.

Beach/Pool Score

Beach/Pool Score at Statesville Regional Airportbest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810105.95.90.00.0NowNowprecipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperature beach/pool score
The beach/pool score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

Methodology

For each hour between 8:00 AM and 9:00 PM of each day in the analysis period (1980 to 2016), independent scores are computed for perceived temperature, cloud cover, and total precipitation. Those scores are combined into a single hourly composite score, which is then aggregated into days, averaged over all the years in the analysis period, and smoothed.

Our cloud cover score is 10 for fully clear skies, falling linearly to 9 for mostly clear skies, and to 1 for fully overcast skies.

Our precipitation score, which is based on the three-hour precipitation centered on the hour in question, is 10 for no precipitation, falling linearly to 9 for trace precipitation, and to 0 for 0.04 inches of precipitation or more.

Our tourism temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 50°F, rising linearly to 9 for 65°F, to 10 for 75°F, falling linearly to 9 for 80°F, and to 1 for 90°F or hotter.

Our beach/pool temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 65°F, rising linearly to 9 for 75°F, to 10 for 82°F, falling linearly to 9 for 90°F, and to 1 for 100°F or hotter.

Growing Season

Definitions of the growing season vary throughout the world, but for the purposes of this report, we define it as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).

The growing season at Statesville Regional Airport typically lasts for 7.0 months (214 days), from around March 31 to around October 31, rarely starting before March 11 or after April 20, and rarely ending before October 12 or after November 17.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season at Statesville Regional Airportgrowing seasonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%50%Mar 3150%Mar 3150%Oct 3150%Oct 3190%Apr 2090%Apr 2090%Oct 1290%Oct 1210%Mar 1110%Mar 1110%Nov 1710%Nov 170%Jan 270%Jan 27Jul 8100%Jul 8100%NowNowvery coldcoldcomfortablewarmhotcoolfreezing
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The percentage of time spent in various temperature bands. The black line is the percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season.

Growing degree days are a measure of yearly heat accumulation used to predict plant and animal development, and defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature, discarding any excess above a maximum temperature. In this report, we use a base of 50°F and a cap of 86°F.

Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms at Statesville Regional Airport should appear around February 26, only rarely appearing before February 10 or after March 14.

Growing Degree Days

Growing Degree Days at Statesville Regional AirportJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F500°F500°F1,000°F1,000°F1,500°F1,500°F2,000°F2,000°F2,500°F2,500°F3,000°F3,000°F3,500°F3,500°F4,000°F4,000°F4,500°F4,500°FFeb 2687°FFeb 2687°FMay 23900°FMay 23900°FJul 21,800°FJul 21,800°FDec 314,410°FDec 314,410°FNowNow
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of the year, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Solar Energy

This section discusses the total daily incident shortwave solar energy reaching the surface of the ground over a wide area, taking full account of seasonal variations in the length of the day, the elevation of the Sun above the horizon, and absorption by clouds and other atmospheric constituents. Shortwave radiation includes visible light and ultraviolet radiation.

The average daily incident shortwave solar energy experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The brighter period of the year lasts for 4.2 months, from April 18 to August 25, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.0 kWh. The brightest day of the year is June 23, with an average of 6.9 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 2.9 months, from November 9 to February 7, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 3.3 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 25, with an average of 2.4 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy at Statesville Regional AirportbrightdarkdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh8 kWh8 kWh9 kWh9 kWhJun 236.9 kWhJun 236.9 kWhDec 252.4 kWhDec 252.4 kWhApr 186.0 kWhApr 186.0 kWhAug 256.0 kWhAug 256.0 kWhFeb 73.3 kWhFeb 73.3 kWhNowNow
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter (orange line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Topography

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Statesville Regional Airport are 35.767 deg latitude, -80.949 deg longitude, and 958 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Statesville Regional Airport contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 200 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 901 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (463 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (4,265 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Statesville Regional Airport is covered by cropland (60%) and trees (34%), within 10 miles by trees (52%) and cropland (38%), and within 50 miles by trees (57%) and cropland (29%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather at Statesville Regional Airport, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.

Temperature and Dew Point

Statesville Regional Airport has a weather station that reported reliably enough during the analysis period that we have included it in our network. When available, historical temperature and dew point measurements are taken directly from this weather station. These records are obtained from NOAA's Integrated Surface Hourly data set, falling back on ICAO METAR records as required.

In the case of missing or erroneous measurements from this station, we fall back on records from nearby stations, adjusted according to typical seasonal and diurnal intra-station differences. For a given day of the year and hour of the day, the fallback station is selected to minimize the prediction error over the years for which there are measurements for both stations.

The stations on which we may fall back include but are not limited to Lincolnton, Lincolnton-Lincoln County Regional Airport; Hickory Regional Airport; Concord Regional Airport; Rowan County Airport; North Wilkesboro, Wilkes County Airport; Charlotte Douglas International Airport; Gastonia Municipal Airport; and Lexington Municipal Airport.

Other Data

All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Algorithms 2nd Edition , by Jean Meeus.

All other weather data, including cloud cover, precipitation, wind speed and direction, and solar flux, come from NASA's MERRA-2 Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis . This reanalysis combines a variety of wide-area measurements in a state-of-the-art global meteorological model to reconstruct the hourly history of weather throughout the world on a 50-kilometer grid.

Land Use data comes from the Global Land Cover SHARE database , published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Elevation data comes from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) , published by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Names, locations, and time zones of places and some airports come from the GeoNames Geographical Database .

Time zones for airports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .

Maps are © Esri, with data from National Geographic, Esri, DeLorme, NAVTEQ, UNEP-WCMC, USGS, NASA, ESA, METI, NRCAN, GEBCO, NOAA, and iPC.

Disclaimer

The information on this site is provided as is, without any assurances as to its accuracy or suitability for any purpose. Weather data is prone to errors, outages, and other defects. We assume no responsibility for any decisions made on the basis of the content presented on this site.

We draw particular cautious attention to our reliance on the MERRA-2 model-based reconstructions for a number of important data series. While having the tremendous advantages of temporal and spatial completeness, these reconstructions: (1) are based on computer models that may have model-based errors, (2) are coarsely sampled on a 50 km grid and are therefore unable to reconstruct the local variations of many microclimates, and (3) have particular difficulty with the weather in some coastal areas, especially small islands.

We further caution that our travel scores are only as good as the data that underpin them, that weather conditions at any given location and time are unpredictable and variable, and that the definition of the scores reflects a particular set of preferences that may not agree with those of any particular reader.