Alford, Massachusetts 

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Climate in Alford, Massachusetts

Alford, Massachusetts gets 47 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Alford averages 57 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 185 sunny days per year in Alford. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Alford gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 137 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 82 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 12
Rain: averages 47 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 57 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Alford is 6.6 (10=best), which means it is one of the least comfortable places in Massachusetts.

9 / 4.2

Summer   /   Winter
August, July and June are the most pleasant months in Alford, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Alford, MassachusettsUnited States
  46.7 in.38.1 in.
  56.7 in.27.8 in.
  136.5 days106.2 days
  185 days205 days
  81.8°85.8°
  12.1°21.7°
  6.67
  3.34.3
  866 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 Alford with an average high temperature of 81.8°, which ranks it as about average compared to other places in Massachusetts. In Alford, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Alford are June, August and July.


In Alford, there are 6.5 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is about average compared to other places in Massachusetts.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Alford with an average of 12.1°. This is one of the coldest places in Massachusetts.


In Alford, there are 158.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the coldest places in Massachusetts.


In Alford, there are 10.8 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is one of the coldest places in Massachusetts.


Humidity in Alford is generally quite low and comfortable. There are few days during the summer when the humidity becomes unpleasant. The most humid months (but still comfortable) are July, August and June.


October is the wettest month in Alford with 4.5 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 3.0 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 46.7 inches in Alford means that it is drier than most places in Massachusetts.


May is the rainiest month in Alford with 13.5 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 10.0 rainy days. There are 136.5 rainy days annually in Alford, which is one of the rainiest places in Massachusetts. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 27% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 24% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 56.7 inches in Alford means that it is one of the snowiest places in Massachusetts. January is the snowiest month in Alford with 17.0 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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