Forest Heights, Maryland 

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Climate in Forest Heights, Maryland

Forest Heights, Maryland gets 43 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Forest Heights averages 14 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 201 sunny days per year in Forest Heights. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Forest Heights gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 117 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 88 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 27
Rain: averages 43 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 14 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

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

7.3 / 10
September, May and October are the most pleasant months in Forest Heights, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Forest Heights, MarylandUnited States
  43.3 in.38.1 in.
  14.0 in.27.8 in.
  116.9 days106.2 days
  201 days205 days
  88.3°85.8°
  26.9°21.7°
  7.37
  4.34.3
  151 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 Forest Heights with an average high temperature of 88.3°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Maryland. In Forest Heights, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Forest Heights are September, May and June.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Forest Heights with an average of 26.9°. This is warmer than most places in Maryland.


In Forest Heights, there are 31.4 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Maryland.


In Forest Heights, there are 75.4 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Maryland.


In Forest Heights, there are 0.1 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in Maryland.


May is the wettest month in Forest Heights with 4.3 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 2.9 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 27% of yearly precipitation and 21% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 43.3 inches in Forest Heights means that it is about average compared to other places in Maryland.


May is the rainiest month in Forest Heights with 11.7 days of rain, and October is the driest month with only 8.2 rainy days. There are 116.9 rainy days annually in Forest Heights, which is rainier than most places in Maryland. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 28% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 22% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 14.0 inches in Forest Heights means that it is less snowy than most places in Maryland. January is the snowiest month in Forest Heights with 5.6 inches of snow, and 4 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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