One word describes the climate in Stephens County … wonderful! With an average high temperature or 70.6 degrees and an average low temperature of 49.7 for an annual average of 60.15 degrees another word that comes to mind is balmy.
Some experts suggest its proximity to the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts contributes to the mild winters. The temperature falls to freezing or below an average of only 44 days each winter with January being the coldest. Snowfall averages 1.3 inches per year and the average accumulation is little to none. Sustained cold weather days are rare, with cold snaps more common in January and February.
July and August compete as the hottest months and the temperature generally tops 90 degrees 80 days a year. The sun shines brightly an average of 110 days a year … and another 107 days are partly cloudy. The sun shines about 66 percent of the time.
Relative humidity is a moderate 72.5 percent, lowest in January and highest in September. The driest season is fall, and October is usually the driest month. The greatest rainfall, an average of 4.8 inches, is usually in March, followed by a surprisingly wet July. Average annual rainfall is about 57.42 inches.