Climate/Weather in Big Stone Gap

Learn more about the climate and weather of Big Stone Gap.

In Big Stone Gap, the summers are long, warm, and humid; the winters are short, very cold, and wet; and it is partly cloudy year-round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 27°F to 83°F and is rarely below 12°F or above 90°F.


The warm season lasts for 3.9 months, from May 23 to September 20, with an average daily high temperature above 75°F. The hottest day of the year is July 21, with an average high of 83°F and low of 66°F. The cold season lasts for 2.9 months, from December 1 to February 28, with an average daily high temperature below 51°F. The coldest day of the year is January 29, with an average low of 27°F and high of 44°F.


A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Big Stone Gap varies throughout the year. The wetter season lasts 4.8 months, from March 30 to August 23, with a greater than 33% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of wet day peaks at 45% on July 14. The drier season lasts 7.2 months, from August 23 to March 30.
The snowy period of the year lasts for 3.2 months, from December 8 to March 15, with a sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent snowfall of at least 0.1 inches.
For more in-depth statistics about the climate and weather of Big Stone Gap, visit this data site.







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