Mitchell County Geography and Climate

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The four seasons of the year are an experience to behold in Mitchell County.



Springtime in the mountains is a wondrous occurrence as the rebirth of the new season approaches.

During the summer, temperatures remain in the mid 80's, with an occasional cool mountain breeze. The fall foliage display offers picturesque views, warm days, and cool nights.

The winters are somewhat mild, with moderate snowfall, and most of the nearby ski resorts have excellent snowmaking equipment for the rare times when there isn't enough natural snow for skiing.

Mitchell County is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina, approximately 60 miles northeast of Asheville, North Carolina and 25 miles southeast of Johnson City, Tennessee. The County's total land area is 220 square miles.

  • Climate

  • Rainfall (in.)
  • Snowfall (in.)
  • Precipitation Days
  • Sunny Days
  • Average July High
  • Average January High
  • Comfort Index
  • Elevation
  • Mitchell County

  • 46
  • 10
  • 110
  • 202
  • 80
  • 23.3
  • 44
  • 2,639
  • United States

  • 36.5
  • 25.2
  • 101
  • 205
  • 86.5
  • 20.8
  • 44
  • 1,062