Waldo County, Maine 

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Climate in Waldo County, Maine

Waldo County, Maine gets 47 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Waldo County averages 68 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 Waldo County. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Waldo County gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 119 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 8
Rain: averages 47 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 68 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Waldo County is 6.4 (10=best), which means it is about average compared to other places in Maine.

6.4 / 10
July, August and June are the most pleasant months in Waldo County, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Waldo, MaineUnited States
  46.8 in.38.1 in.
  68.4 in.27.8 in.
  119.3 days106.2 days
  199 days205 days
  77.8°85.8°
  7.7°21.7°
  6.47
  34.3
  349 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 Waldo County with an average high temperature of 77.8°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Maine. In Waldo County, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Waldo County are July, August and June.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Waldo County with an average of 7.7°. This is colder than most places in Maine.


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


In Waldo County, there are 158.5 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Maine.


In Waldo County, there are 19.5 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in Maine.


November is the wettest month in Waldo County with 5.0 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 3.0 inches. The wettest season is Winter with 29% of yearly precipitation and 23% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 46.8 inches in Waldo County means that it is drier than most places in Maine.


May is the rainiest month in Waldo County with 11.4 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 8.1 rainy days. There are 119.3 rainy days annually in Waldo 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 23% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 68.4 inches in Waldo County means that it is about average compared to other places in Maine. January is the snowiest month in Waldo County with 18.5 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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