Salem, New Hampshire 

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Climate in Salem, New Hampshire

Salem, New Hampshire gets 47 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Salem averages 59 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 200 sunny days per year in Salem. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Salem gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 132 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 Highs & Lows

Summer High: the July high is around 83 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 15


SPERLING'S COMFORT INDEX
Salem ranks 48/100 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.


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.

CLIMATE

Climate Averages
  Salem, New HampshireUnited States
  46.8 in.38.1 in.
  59.1 in.27.8 in.
  132.1 days106.2 days
  200 days205 days
  82.6°85.8°
  14.8°21.7°
  4854
  3.44.3
  128 ft.2443 ft.

July is the hottest month for Salem with an average high temperature of 82.6°, which ranks it as one of the hottest places in New Hampshire. In Salem, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Salem are June, August and July.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Salem with an average of 14.8°. This is one of the warmest places in New Hampshire.


In Salem, there are 10.4 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the hottest places in New Hampshire.


In Salem, there are 136.7 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the warmest places in New Hampshire.


In Salem, there are 5.5 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is one of the warmest places in New Hampshire.


March is the wettest month in Salem with 4.4 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 3.4 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 46.8 inches in Salem means that it is wetter than most places in New Hampshire.


An annual snowfall of 59.1 inches in Salem means that it is less snowy than most places in New Hampshire.



January is the snowiest month in Salem with 17.6 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.


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