Somerset County, Maryland 

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Climate in Somerset County, Maryland

Somerset County, Maryland gets 45 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Somerset County averages 7 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 212 sunny days per year in Somerset County. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Somerset County gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 105 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 88 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 28
Rain: averages 45 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 7 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Somerset County is 7.4 (10=best), which means it is one of the most pleasant places in Maryland.

7.4 / 10
May, September and October are the most pleasant months in Somerset County, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Somerset, MarylandUnited States
  44.7 in.38.1 in.
  7.4 in.27.8 in.
  104.6 days106.2 days
  212 days205 days
  88.2°85.8°
  27.9°21.7°
  7.47
  4.54.3
  9 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 88.2°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Maryland. In Somerset County, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Somerset County are May, September and June.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Somerset County with an average of 27.9°. This is warmer than most places in Maryland.


In Somerset County, there are 26.2 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Maryland.


In Somerset County, there are 76.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Maryland.


In Somerset County, there are 0.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in Maryland.


August is the wettest month in Somerset County with 4.6 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 3.0 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 28% of yearly precipitation and 23% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 44.7 inches in Somerset County means that it is wetter than most places in Maryland.


April is the rainiest month in Somerset County with 9.7 days of rain, and September is the driest month with only 7.0 rainy days. There are 104.6 rainy days annually in Somerset County, which is one of the least rainy places in Maryland. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 28% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 21% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 7.4 inches in Somerset County means that it is one of the least snowy places in Maryland. February is the snowiest month in Somerset County with 2.6 inches of snow, and 4 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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