The Hammond, LA metro area is located in eastern Louisiana, 45 miles north of New Orleans. Hammond is one of the smaller metros in the United States and is comprised of Tangipahoa county. It is also considered to be part of the larger New Orleans consolidated metro area.
The many benefits of living in the Hammond metro include strong growth, affordability and low traffic. The region features a coastal shoreline, which is a great recreation resource.
Some disadvantages of the Hammond metro area include high crime, long commute, poor health, humid and hot summers.
The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the Hammond metro area is 7.0 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Louisiana. October, April and November are the most pleasant months while July and August are the least comfortable months.
In the Hammond metro area, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85 degrees. The most pleasant months of the year for the Hammond metro area are April, October and March. August is the hottest month for the Hammond metro area with an average high temperature of 91.9 degrees, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Louisiana. January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for the Hammond metro area with an average of 38.0 degrees. This is about average compared to other places in Louisiana.
The annual rainfall of 63.0 inches in the Hammond metro area means that it is wetter than most places in Louisiana. The wettest season is Autumn with 29% of yearly precipitation and 21% falls in Winter, which is the driest season. July is the wettest month in the Hammond metro area with 6.2 inches of rain, and the driest month is November with 4.3 inches.
Humidity in the Hammond metro area can be stifling in the summer, but pleasant for most of the year. The most uncomfortably humid months are July, August and June. The humid season runs from May-September and the least humid months are October-April.
There is rarely any recorded snowfall in the Hammond metro area, ranking it as one of the least snowy places in Louisiana. Any measurable snowfall is a rare occurance in the Hammond metro area.