Cockeysville, Maryland 

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Climate in Cockeysville, Maryland

Cockeysville, MD has a humid subtropical climate with hot, humid summers and cold winters. Summers typically feature high temperatures in the mid 80s Fahrenheit while winters can have lows in the low 20s Fahrenheit. Precipitation is abundant throughout the year, mostly falling as rain but occasionally showing up as snow or ice during the winter months. The area experiences all four seasons, each of which brings its own unique beauty and activities for residents and visitors alike to enjoy.

Cockeysville, Maryland gets 46 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Cockeysville averages 22 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 210 sunny days per year in Cockeysville. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Cockeysville gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 122 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 87 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 25
Rain: averages 46 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 22 inches of snow a year


The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Cockeysville is 7.3 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Maryland.

8.2 / 5.6

Summer   /   Winter
September, June and May are the most pleasant months in Cockeysville, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Cockeysville, MarylandUnited States
  45.7 in.38.1 in.
  22.2 in.27.8 in.
  122.2 days106.2 days
  210 days205 days
  308 ft.2443 ft.


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 Cockeysville with an average high temperature of 87.3°, which ranks it as about average compared to other places in Maryland. In Cockeysville, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Cockeysville are September, May and June.

In Cockeysville, there are 25.3 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is about average compared to other places in Maryland.

January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Cockeysville with an average of 24.8°. This is about average compared to other places in Maryland.

In Cockeysville, there are 93.2 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other places in Maryland.

In Cockeysville, there are 0.5 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in Maryland.

The humidity is usually acceptable in Cockeysville but some summer months can be sticky or muggy. July is the most humid month, though humidity is low for most of the year. July, August and June are the three most uncomfortably humid months in Cockeysville.

May is the wettest month in Cockeysville with 4.6 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 3.1 inches. The wettest season is Summer with 27% of yearly precipitation and 22% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 45.7 inches in Cockeysville means that it is one of the wettest places in Maryland.

May is the rainiest month in Cockeysville with 12.2 days of rain, and October is the driest month with only 8.7 rainy days. There are 122.2 rainy days annually in Cockeysville, which is rainier than most places in Maryland. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 29% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 23% chance of a rainy day.

An annual snowfall of 22.2 inches in Cockeysville means that it is snowier than most places in Maryland. January is the snowiest month in Cockeysville with 8.0 inches of snow, and 5 months of the year have significant snowfall.

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    Reviews for Cockeysville    3 Reviews
    Sparks, MD - 1/12/2010
    Terrific town within 30 minutes of downtown Baltimore, but set in the beautiful horse-country of Northern Baltimore County. Easy access to the Gunpowder Falls park and... Read More

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    Suberban town with lots to do - 12/29/2007
    What makes Cockeysville so great is that it's less than a 20 minute drive from both downtown Baltimore, and the more rural areas of MD. Towson, mainly a large college... Read More

    Great little community - 4/27/2006
    Cockeysville is a a small community. Its great if you're an "outdoors" person! There are alot of great trails in area for running, bike riding, and hiking. Not much of a... Read More

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