Medford, Massachusetts 

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Climate in Medford, Massachusetts

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

Medford averages 52 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 201 sunny days per year in Medford. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Medford gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 134 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 19
Rain: averages 48 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 52 inches of snow a year


SPERLING'S COMFORT INDEX
Medford ranks 46/100 for Comfort Index

A higher score indicates a more comfortable year-round climate. The US average for the comfort index is 54. Our index is based on the total number of days annually within the comfort range of 70-80 degrees, and we also applied a penalty for days of excessive humidity.

CLIMATE

Climate Averages
  Medford, MassachusettsUnited States
  48.0 in.38.1 in.
  52.3 in.27.8 in.
  134.1 days106.2 days
  201 days205 days
  82.3°85.8°
  19.1°21.7°
  4654
  3.54.3
  16 ft.2443 ft.

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 Medford with an average high temperature of 82.3°, which ranks it as about average compared to other places in Massachusetts. In Medford, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Medford are June, August and July.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Medford with an average of 19.1°. This is about average compared to other places in Massachusetts.


In Medford, there are 10.6 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Massachusetts.


In Medford, there are 115.8 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Massachusetts.


In Medford, there are 1.9 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in Massachusetts.


March is the wettest month in Medford with 4.7 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 3.5 inches. The wettest season is Summer with 26% of yearly precipitation and 24% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 48.0 inches in Medford means that it is about average compared to other places in Massachusetts.


May is the rainiest month in Medford with 12.9 days of rain, and September is the driest month with only 9.2 rainy days. There are 134.1 rainy days annually in Medford, which is one of the rainiest places in Massachusetts. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 28% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 23% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 52.3 inches in Medford means that it is snowier than most places in Massachusetts.



January is the snowiest month in Medford with 15.3 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.


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