Sykesville, Maryland 

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Climate in Sykesville, Maryland

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

Sykesville averages 20 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

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

Sykesville gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 115 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 23
Rain: averages 44 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 20 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

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

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

Climate Averages
  Sykesville, MarylandUnited States
  43.7 in.38.1 in.
  20.4 in.27.8 in.
  114.5 days106.2 days
  205 days205 days
  87.4°85.8°
  22.7°21.7°
  7.37
  3.84.3
  545 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 Sykesville with an average high temperature of 87.4°, which ranks it as about average compared to other places in Maryland. In Sykesville, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Sykesville are September, May and June.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Sykesville with an average of 22.7°. This is colder than most places in Maryland.


In Sykesville, there are 25.8 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Maryland.


In Sykesville, there are 109.7 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Maryland.


In Sykesville, there are 1.5 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is one of the coldest places in Maryland.


May is the wettest month in Sykesville with 4.3 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 3.0 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 43.7 inches in Sykesville means that it is about average compared to other places in Maryland.


May is the rainiest month in Sykesville with 11.9 days of rain, and October is the driest month with only 8.4 rainy days. There are 114.5 rainy days annually in Sykesville, 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 20.4 inches in Sykesville means that it is snowier than most places in Maryland. January is the snowiest month in Sykesville with 7.4 inches of snow, and 5 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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