The best times to visit Blowing Rock for ideal weather are

April 30th to September 30th

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.

 

 


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Weather in Blowing Rock

Temperature

Average temperatures in Blowing Rock vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 46th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Blowing Rock, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late July where highs are regularly around 80.7°F (27.1°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 61.7°F (16.5°C) at night.

Blowing Rock Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Blowing Rock Temperatures (Celsius)

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“Feels-Like” Temperatures

The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.

Blowing Rock Perceived Temperature (F)

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Blowing Rock Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Blowing Rock Temperatures by Month

Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.

Show Fahrenheit

MonthAvg. High (°F)Avg. Mean (°F)Avg. Low (°F)
Jan42.732.724.8
Feb44.734.225.9
Mar54.343.333.8
Apr64.452.641.4
May72.260.649.8
Jun79.267.958.1
Jul79.56960.1
Aug78.968.159.1
Sep73.662.653.4
Oct63.352.443
Nov53.842.132.5
Dec48.23829.8

Show Celsius

MonthAvg. High (°C)Avg. Mean (°C)Avg. Low (°C)
Jan5.90.4-4
Feb7.11.2-3.4
Mar12.46.31
Apr1811.45.2
May22.315.99.9
Jun26.219.914.5
Jul26.420.615.6
Aug26.120.115.1
Sep23.11711.9
Oct17.411.36.1
Nov12.15.60.3
Dec93.3-1.2

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Blowing Rock are January, October, and then March. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid October. For example, on the week of October 15th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early June with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of June 4th.

When can you find snow in Blowing Rock? Weather stations report no annual snow. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.

Chance of Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Blowing Rock.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Blowing Rock (in).

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (in)Total Precipitation (in)
Jan7%00.8
Feb15%01.5
Mar11%01.4
Apr16%02.6
May12%02.8
Jun19%02.8
Jul22%05.4
Aug18%02.7
Sep13%03.1
Oct11%02.5
Nov11%02.5
Dec22%03.6

Show Centimeters

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (cm)Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan702
Feb1503.8
Mar1103.6
Apr1606.6
May1207.1
Jun1907.1
Jul22013.7
Aug1806.9
Sep1307.9
Oct1106.4
Nov1106.4
Dec2209.1

 

Humidity and Wind

Blowing Rock has some very humid months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is April (53.1% relative humidity), and the most humid month is September (77.1%).

Wind in Blowing Rock is usually calm. The windiest month is February, followed by January and March. February’s average wind speed of around 8.6 knots (9.9 MPH or 15.9 KPH) is considered “a gentle breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early to mid February where average top sustained speeds reach 21.6 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Blowing Rock.

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Wind

The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

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Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

MonthAvg. WindAvg. Wind FeelSustained High WindHigh Wind Feel
Jan8.4Gentle breeze19.1Strong breeze
Feb8.6Gentle breeze19.7Strong breeze
Mar6.9Light breeze16.5Strong breeze
Apr6.4Light breeze15.9Significant breeze
May4.7Light breeze13.1Strong breeze
Jun4.5Light breeze13Significant breeze
Jul3.9Barely noticeable11.5Strong breeze
Aug3.4Barely noticeable10.6Gentle breeze
Sep3.1Barely noticeable10.1Strong breeze
Oct5.3Light breeze13.7Significant breeze
Nov5.9Light breeze14.9Strong breeze
Dec6.8Light breeze16.8Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

MonthAvg. Relative Humidity
Jan59.3%
Feb55.7%
Mar56.8%
Apr53.1%
May62.6%
Jun65.3%
Jul71.6%
Aug73.6%
Sep77.1%
Oct66.5%
Nov59.7%
Dec66.6%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Blowing Rock?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are no travel advisories or warnings for the United States; exercise normal security precautions. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Sep 23, 2019.


 

The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Blowing Rock, NC, US is October, followed by February and July. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Blowing Rock in November. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month

 

Most Popular Months to Visit

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Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 49.1 in November means 49.1% of the tourists vs. October.

 

 

Overall Blowing Rock Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 77.5°F (25.3°C) and 46.3°F (7.9°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 3 to 5 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the slowest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.

Summer (June through August)

The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see the most precipitation with 5 to 7 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in Blowing Rock, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 77.2°F (25.1°C) and 50.7°F (10.4°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 3 to 4 days per month. Tourism is the busiest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be higher priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is far too cold this time of year in Blowing Rock to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 49.4°F (9.7°C) and 40.8°F (4.9°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 2 to 7 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.

 

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