Fitchburg, Massachusetts 

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Climate in Fitchburg, Massachusetts

Fitchburg, Massachusetts gets 48 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Fitchburg averages 71 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 198 sunny days per year in Fitchburg. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Fitchburg gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 127 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 81 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 13
Rain: averages 48 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 71 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

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

6.6 / 10
August, July and June are the most pleasant months in Fitchburg, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Fitchburg, MassachusettsUnited States
  47.9 in.38.1 in.
  70.5 in.27.8 in.
  126.6 days106.2 days
  198 days205 days
  80.8°85.8°
  13.4°21.7°
  6.67
  3.34.3
  453 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 Fitchburg with an average high temperature of 80.8°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Massachusetts. In Fitchburg, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Fitchburg are August, June and July.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Fitchburg with an average of 13.4°. This is colder than most places in Massachusetts.


In Fitchburg, there are 6.1 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is about average compared to other places in Massachusetts.


In Fitchburg, there are 152.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the coldest places in Massachusetts.


In Fitchburg, there are 5.5 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in Massachusetts.


October is the wettest month in Fitchburg with 4.5 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 3.2 inches. The wettest season is Summer with 26% of yearly precipitation and 22% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 47.9 inches in Fitchburg means that it is about average compared to other places in Massachusetts.


May is the rainiest month in Fitchburg with 12.3 days of rain, and September is the driest month with only 8.9 rainy days. There are 126.6 rainy days annually in Fitchburg, which is about average compared to other places in Massachusetts. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 27% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 23% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 70.5 inches in Fitchburg means that it is one of the snowiest places in Massachusetts. January is the snowiest month in Fitchburg with 19.1 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    Reviews for Fitchburg    5 Reviews
    Life is what you make of it - 11/13/2009
    First off, Fitchburg is not a bad place to live. If you want an urban feel with a country setting this is a great place. If you don't like new england winters, bad... Read More

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    Life is what you make of it - 11/13/2009
    First off, Fitchburg is not a bad place to live. If you want an urban feel with a country setting this is a great place. If you don't like new england winters, bad... Read More

    Not a place I would ever live again - 8/29/2009
    I agree with Brian's assessment in another review. I lived in Leominster, just over the Fitchburg line, and spent a lot of time in both towns. The living was... Read More


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