Somerset County, Maine 

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Climate in Somerset County, Maine

Somerset County, Maine gets 44 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Somerset County averages 80 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 199 sunny days per year in Somerset County. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Somerset County 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 Highlights

Summer High: the July high is around 78 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 3
Rain: averages 44 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 80 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Somerset County is 6.1 (10=best), which means it is one of the least comfortable places in Maine.

6.1 / 10
July, August and June are the most pleasant months in Somerset County, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Somerset, MaineUnited States
  43.5 in.38.1 in.
  79.5 in.27.8 in.
  132.1 days106.2 days
  199 days205 days
  78.2°85.8°
  3.2°21.7°
  6.17
  2.84.3
  1180 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 Somerset County with an average high temperature of 78.2°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Maine. In Somerset County, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Somerset County are July, August and June.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Somerset County with an average of 3.2°. This is one of the coldest places in Maine.


In Somerset County, there are 2.3 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Maine.


In Somerset County, there are 175.8 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the coldest places in Maine.


In Somerset County, there are 32.2 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is one of the coldest places in Maine.


November is the wettest month in Somerset County with 4.3 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 2.5 inches. The wettest season is Winter with 28% of yearly precipitation and 21% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 43.5 inches in Somerset County means that it is drier than most places in Maine.


June is the rainiest month in Somerset County with 13.2 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 8.7 rainy days. There are 132.1 rainy days annually in Somerset County, which is rainier than most places in Maine. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 27% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 23% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 79.5 inches in Somerset County means that it is one of the snowiest places in Maine. January is the snowiest month in Somerset County with 19.6 inches of snow, and 7 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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