Elkton, Virginia 

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Climate in Elkton, Virginia

Elkton, Virginia gets 40 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Elkton averages 19 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 174 sunny days per year in Elkton. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Elkton gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 124 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 20
Rain: averages 40 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 19 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Elkton is 7.3 (10=best), which means it is about average compared to other places in Virginia.

7.3 / 10
September, June and May are the most pleasant months in Elkton, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Elkton, VirginiaUnited States
  39.8 in.38.1 in.
  18.9 in.27.8 in.
  123.7 days106.2 days
  174 days205 days
  85.1°85.8°
  20.3°21.7°
  7.37
  4.24.3
  971 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 Elkton with an average high temperature of 85.1°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Virginia. In Elkton, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Elkton are September, June and May.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Elkton with an average of 20.3°. This is one of the coldest places in Virginia.


In Elkton, there are 15.0 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Virginia.


In Elkton, there are 126.6 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the coldest places in Virginia.


In Elkton, there are 1.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in Virginia.


July is the wettest month in Elkton with 4.3 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 2.4 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 30% of yearly precipitation and 19% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 39.8 inches in Elkton means that it is one of the driest places in Virginia.


May is the rainiest month in Elkton with 13.2 days of rain, and October is the driest month with only 8.3 rainy days. There are 123.7 rainy days annually in Elkton, which is rainier than most places in Virginia. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 29% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 21% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 18.9 inches in Elkton means that it is snowier than most places in Virginia. February is the snowiest month in Elkton with 6.7 inches of snow, and 5 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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