Towson, Maryland 

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Climate in Towson, Maryland

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

Towson averages 21 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 212 sunny days per year in Towson. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Towson gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 121 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 25
Rain: averages 45 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 21 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

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

Climate Averages
  Towson, MarylandUnited States
  45.1 in.38.1 in.
  20.5 in.27.8 in.
  121.1 days106.2 days
  212 days205 days
  87.2°85.8°
  25.0°21.7°
  7.37
  4.14.3
  463 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 Towson with an average high temperature of 87.2°, which ranks it as about average compared to other places in Maryland. In Towson, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Towson are September, May and June.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Towson with an average of 25.0°. This is about average compared to other places in Maryland.


In Towson, there are 25.4 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is about average compared to other places in Maryland.


In Towson, there are 91.7 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other places in Maryland.


In Towson, there are 0.5 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in Maryland.


May is the wettest month in Towson with 4.4 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 45.1 inches in Towson means that it is wetter than most places in Maryland.


May is the rainiest month in Towson with 11.9 days of rain, and October is the driest month with only 8.6 rainy days. There are 121.1 rainy days annually in Towson, 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 20.5 inches in Towson means that it is snowier than most places in Maryland. January is the snowiest month in Towson with 7.3 inches of snow, and 5 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    Reviews for Towson    3 Reviews
    Transportation in the Towson area - 8/27/2013
    Because Towson university is right here, and we're not too far from downtown Baltimore, there are many bus lines running in the area. The problem though is they rarely... Read More

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    Towson Maryland, Not What It Used To be - 5/17/2007
    Crowded, crime on the rise , very expensive and tax... Read More

    Basic comments about Towson - 9/26/2006
    My wife and I have lived in Towson for seven and a half years. It has many of the things we want in a community but it is not our dream place to live. We would like a... Read More


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