Lehighton, PA Climate


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Lehighton, PA is located in Carbon County and has a humid continental climate. The average summer temperature is around 76°F and the average winter temperature is around 28°F. During the summer months, Lehighton experiences periods of high humidity accompanied by occasional thunderstorms. Winters are generally cold and snowy with temperatures occasionally dropping below 0°F. Precipitation in the area is relatively evenly distributed throughout the year, with an average total of about 40 inches annually.

Lehighton, Pennsylvania gets 48 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Lehighton averages 29 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 196 sunny days per year in Lehighton. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Lehighton gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 109 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 85 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 16
Rain: averages 48 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 29 inches of snow a year

Bestplaces Comfort Index

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Lehighton is 7.0 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Pennsylvania.

8.8 Summer - 5.2 Winter
June, September and August are the most pleasant months in Lehighton, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

  ClimateLehighton, PennsylvaniaUnited States
  47.8 in.38.1 in.
  28.7 in.27.8 in.
  109.0 days106.2 days
  196 days205 days
  577 ft.2443 ft.

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 Lehighton with an average high temperature of 85.1°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Pennsylvania. In Lehighton, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Lehighton are September, June and August.
In Lehighton, there are 17.4 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the hottest places in Pennsylvania.
January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Lehighton with an average of 16.4°. This is colder than most places in Pennsylvania.
In Lehighton, there are 142.1 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Pennsylvania.
In Lehighton, there are 3.8 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in Pennsylvania.
The humidity is usually comfortable in Lehighton but some summer months can be sticky or muggy. July is the most humid month, though humidity is low for most of the year. The most humid months are July, August and June.
September is the wettest month in Lehighton with 4.8 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 3.0 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 27% of yearly precipitation and 22% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 47.8 inches in Lehighton means that it is one of the wettest places in Pennsylvania.
May is the rainiest month in Lehighton with 10.6 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 7.5 rainy days. There are 109.0 rainy days annually in Lehighton, which is one of the least rainy places in Pennsylvania. 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 28.7 inches in Lehighton means that it is about average compared to other places in Pennsylvania. February is the snowiest month in Lehighton with 10.4 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.
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I have lived here since 1986 due to a job transfer and have hated it the whole time. Lots of people on drugs sporting tattoos and dragging 2-3 kids around - but  More

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I have no idea where this number came from. Lehighton is the only town I've ever lived in (or even visited) where I have absolutely no fears about taking my dog for a  More

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I lived in Lehighton for the first 35 years of my life, then I finally had to get out. I was going nowhere. Lehighton is known for people being born and raised there and  More

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