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Climate in Knox County, Maine

Knox County, Maine gets 49 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Knox County averages 61 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 Knox County. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Knox County gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 125 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 76 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 13
Rain: averages 49 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 61 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Knox County is 6.5 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Maine.

6.5 / 10
August, July and June are the most pleasant months in Knox County, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Knox, MaineUnited States
  49.1 in.38.1 in.
  61.4 in.27.8 in.
  125.4 days106.2 days
  200 days205 days
  75.5°85.8°
  12.9°21.7°
  6.57
  2.84.3
  208 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 Knox County with an average high temperature of 75.5°, which ranks it as one of the coolest places in Maine. In Knox County, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Knox County are July, August and June.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Knox County with an average of 12.9°. This is one of the warmest places in Maine.


In Knox County, there are 1.1 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the coolest places in Maine.


In Knox County, there are 139.4 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the warmest places in Maine.


In Knox County, there are 9.2 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in Maine.


November is the wettest month in Knox County with 5.3 inches of rain, and the driest month is August with 3.1 inches. The wettest season is Winter with 28% of yearly precipitation and 21% occurs in Autumn, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 49.1 inches in Knox County means that it is wetter than most places in Maine.


May is the rainiest month in Knox County with 12.2 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 8.7 rainy days. There are 125.4 rainy days annually in Knox County, which is less rainy than most places in Maine. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 26% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 24% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 61.4 inches in Knox County means that it is less snowy than most places in Maine. January is the snowiest month in Knox County with 17.4 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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