La Plata, Maryland 

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Climate in La Plata, Maryland

La Plata, Maryland gets 45 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

La Plata averages 16 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 204 sunny days per year in La Plata. The US average is 205 sunny days.

La Plata gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 109 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 86 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 27
Rain: averages 45 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 16 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for La Plata is 7.5 (10=best), which means it is one of the most pleasant places in Maryland.

7.5 / 10
September, May and June are the most pleasant months in La Plata, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  La Plata, MarylandUnited States
  44.5 in.38.1 in.
  15.9 in.27.8 in.
  108.5 days106.2 days
  204 days205 days
  86.1°85.8°
  26.6°21.7°
  7.57
  4.24.3
  187 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 La Plata with an average high temperature of 86.1°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Maryland. In La Plata, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for La Plata are September, May and June.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for La Plata with an average of 26.6°. This is warmer than most places in Maryland.


In La Plata, there are 19.0 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Maryland.


In La Plata, there are 82.4 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Maryland.


In La Plata, there are 0.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in Maryland.


September is the wettest month in La Plata with 4.4 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 2.9 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 28% of yearly precipitation and 21% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 44.5 inches in La Plata means that it is wetter than most places in Maryland.


May is the rainiest month in La Plata with 10.2 days of rain, and October is the driest month with only 7.4 rainy days. There are 108.5 rainy days annually in La Plata, which is less rainy 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 15.9 inches in La Plata means that it is about average compared to other places in Maryland. January is the snowiest month in La Plata with 6.5 inches of snow, and 5 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    Great Place to Raise a Family - 5/30/2012
    We have lived here for several years now. The schools are good and the teachers have been excellent. There are also several good private schools available. The people... Read More

    La Plata - You don't want to live here! - 1/28/2009
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