Steep Falls, Maine 

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Climate in Steep Falls, Maine

Steep Falls, Maine gets 50 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Steep Falls averages 79 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 200 sunny days per year in Steep Falls. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Steep Falls gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 131 days per year. Precipitation is rain, snow, sleet, or hail that falls to the ground. In order for precipitation to be counted you have to get at least .01 inches on the ground to measure.


Weather Highlights

Summer High: the July high is around 80 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 6
Rain: averages 50 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 79 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Steep Falls is 6.3 (10=best), which means it is less comfortable than most places in Maine.

6.3 / 10
July, August and June are the most pleasant months in Steep Falls, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Steep Falls, MaineUnited States
  50.0 in.38.1 in.
  78.8 in.27.8 in.
  131.2 days106.2 days
  200 days205 days
  79.9°85.8°
  6.0°21.7°
  6.37
  2.84.3
  295 ft.2443 ft.
CLIMATE

YOU SHOULD KNOW

Many people confuse weather and climate but they are different. Weather is the conditions of the atmosphere over a short period of time, and climate is how the atmosphere is over long periods of time.

Weather is how the atmosphere is behaving and its effects upon life and human activities. Weather can change from minute-to-minute. Most people think of weather in terms of temperature, humidity, precipitation, cloudiness, brightness, visibility, wind, and atmospheric pressure.

Climate is the description of the long-term pattern of weather in a place. Climate can mean the average weather for a particular region and time period taken over 30 years. Climate is the average of weather over time.


July is the hottest month for Steep Falls with an average high temperature of 79.9°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Maine. In Steep Falls, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Steep Falls are August, July and June.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Steep Falls with an average of 6.0°. This is one of the coldest places in Maine.


In Steep Falls, there are 4.7 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Maine.


In Steep Falls, there are 177.8 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the coldest places in Maine.


In Steep Falls, there are 23.9 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is one of the coldest places in Maine.


October is the wettest month in Steep Falls with 5.0 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 3.4 inches. The wettest season is Winter with 28% of yearly precipitation and 22% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 50.0 inches in Steep Falls means that it is wetter than most places in Maine.


June is the rainiest month in Steep Falls with 13.3 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 8.6 rainy days. There are 131.2 rainy days annually in Steep Falls, which is rainier than most places in Maine. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 27% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 23% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 78.8 inches in Steep Falls means that it is one of the snowiest places in Maine. January is the snowiest month in Steep Falls with 20.6 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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