Springfield, Massachusetts 

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Climate in Springfield, Massachusetts

Springfield, Massachusetts gets 46 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Springfield averages 40 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 189 sunny days per year in Springfield. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Springfield gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 117 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 83 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 15
Rain: averages 46 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 40 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Springfield is 6.9 (10=best), which means it is about average compared to other places in Massachusetts.

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

Climate Averages
  Springfield, MassachusettsUnited States
  46.3 in.38.1 in.
  40.2 in.27.8 in.
  117.0 days106.2 days
  189 days205 days
  83.2°85.8°
  14.8°21.7°
  6.97
  3.44.3
  62 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 Springfield with an average high temperature of 83.2°, which ranks it as one of the hottest places in Massachusetts. In Springfield, there are 5 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Springfield are June, August and September.


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


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Springfield with an average of 14.8°. This is colder than most places in Massachusetts.


In Springfield, there are 140.4 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Massachusetts.


In Springfield, there are 5.7 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in Massachusetts.


The humidity is usually comfortable in Springfield but some summer days can be muggy. July is the most humid month, though it is still relatively mild compared to many other places. The most humid months are July, August and June.


October is the wettest month in Springfield with 4.5 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 2.9 inches. The wettest season is Winter with 27% of yearly precipitation and 21% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 46.3 inches in Springfield means that it is drier than most places in Massachusetts.


May is the rainiest month in Springfield with 11.8 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 8.5 rainy days. There are 117.0 rainy days annually in Springfield, which is less rainy than most 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 40.2 inches in Springfield means that it is about average compared to other places in Massachusetts. January is the snowiest month in Springfield with 11.8 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    New resident, and I love it - 3/14/2017
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    City of Homes - 8/13/2014
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