Thurmont, Maryland 

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Climate in Thurmont, Maryland

Thurmont, Maryland gets 42 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Thurmont averages 23 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 194 sunny days per year in Thurmont. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Thurmont gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 107 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 42 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 23 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Thurmont 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 Thurmont, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Thurmont, MarylandUnited States
  42.2 in.38.1 in.
  22.9 in.27.8 in.
  107.2 days106.2 days
  194 days205 days
  86.7°85.8°
  22.7°21.7°
  7.37
  4.24.3
  522 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 Thurmont with an average high temperature of 86.7°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Maryland. In Thurmont, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Thurmont are September, May and June.


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


In Thurmont, there are 21.3 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Maryland.


In Thurmont, there are 105.5 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Maryland.


In Thurmont, 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 Thurmont with 4.2 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 2.7 inches. The wettest season is Summer with 27% of yearly precipitation and 21% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 42.2 inches in Thurmont means that it is drier than most places in Maryland.


May is the rainiest month in Thurmont with 11.4 days of rain, and October is the driest month with only 7.6 rainy days. There are 107.2 rainy days annually in Thurmont, which is less rainy than most places in Maryland. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 29% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 23% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 22.9 inches in Thurmont means that it is snowier than most places in Maryland. February is the snowiest month in Thurmont with 8.5 inches of snow, and 5 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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