Catawba County’s Climate Information

Catawba County Climate Information

Catawba County is located at 35 degrees 37 minutes North Latitude and 81 degrees 15 minutes West Longitude.

January is the coldest month with an average minimum and average maximum of 28.4 and 48.4 degrees respectively. The soil normally freezes to a maximum depth of 3-6″ during the wintertime. July is the hottest month with an average minimum and average maximum of 86.9 and 66.5 degrees respectively.

Average annual maximum/minimum temperatures are 68.8/47.3 degrees Fahrenheit.

The average growing season is 206 days in length plus/or minus 16 days. The average date of the last spring frost is April 8 and the first fall frost is October 30 plus or minus 11 days.

Average annual precipitation is 49.21 inches. Precipitation is fairly evenly distributed throughout the year.


USDA Plant Hardiness Zones in North Carolina


Climatological Normals (1951 – 1980)
Catawba, NC
Month MinTemp(F) MaxTemp(F) AvgTemp(F) AvgPrcp(in) AvgSnow(in)
Jan 28.4 48.4 38.4 3.74 3.3
Feb 29.9 51.5 40.7 4.21 3.4
Mar 37.4 59.5 48.5 5.18 1.8
Apr 46.6 70.4 58.5 3.81 0.0
May 55.3 77.8 66.6 4.09 0.0
Jun 62.6 83.9 73.3 4.85 0.0
Jul 66.5 86.9 76.7 4.30 0.0
Aug 65.7 86.2 76.0 4.19 0.0
Sep 59.6 80.0 69.8 4.52 0.0
Oct 47.4 70.4 58.9 3.41 0.0
Nov 37.7 60.0 48.9 3.09 0.1
Dec 30.8 51.0 40.9 3.82 1.0

 

Climatological data Averaged from 1951 to 1980
For Hickory, NC
  Date
or
Length
Variation
(+) or (-) number of Days
First Frost Oct. 30 11 Days
Last Frost April 8 11 Days
Growing Season
(Average number of days above 32F)
206 Days 16 Days

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