Silver Spring, Maryland 

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Climate in Silver Spring, Maryland

Silver Spring, Maryland gets 44 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Silver Spring averages 14 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 202 sunny days per year in Silver Spring. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Silver Spring gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 112 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 25
Rain: averages 44 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 14 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

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

7.3 / 10
September, May and June are the most pleasant months in Silver Spring, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Silver Spring, MarylandUnited States
  44.3 in.38.1 in.
  14.1 in.27.8 in.
  112.4 days106.2 days
  202 days205 days
  88.2°85.8°
  24.9°21.7°
  7.37
  4.14.3
  341 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 Silver Spring with an average high temperature of 88.2°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Maryland. In Silver Spring, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Silver Spring are September, May and June.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Silver Spring with an average of 24.9°. This is about average compared to other places in Maryland.


In Silver Spring, there are 31.2 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Maryland.


In Silver Spring, there are 90.1 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other places in Maryland.


In Silver Spring, there are 0.4 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in Maryland.


May is the wettest month in Silver Spring with 4.4 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 44.3 inches in Silver Spring means that it is wetter than most places in Maryland.


May is the rainiest month in Silver Spring with 10.9 days of rain, and October is the driest month with only 8.1 rainy days. There are 112.4 rainy days annually in Silver Spring, which is about average compared to other places in Maryland. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 28% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 23% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 14.1 inches in Silver Spring means that it is less snowy than most places in Maryland. January is the snowiest month in Silver Spring with 5.5 inches of snow, and 5 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    Reviews for Silver Spring    18 Reviews
    Why We Left Silver Spring MD for Wilmington NC - 12/31/2018
    Growing up in Silver Spring, my family and I have been residents for the better part of 25 years. Although some of the development has been great (Discovery Channel, new... Read More

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    Parent's comments - after our first year - 8/18/2017
    What a delightful school! The first time we drove up to the school, our first impression was of the charming shaded playground with wooden structures and surrounding... Read More

    Parent's comments - after our first year - 8/18/2017
    What a delightful school! The first time we drove up to the school, our first impression was of the charming shaded playground with wooden structures and surrounding... Read More


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