Franklin County, Massachusetts 

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Climate in Franklin County, Massachusetts

Franklin County, Massachusetts gets 50 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Franklin County averages 57 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 192 sunny days per year in Franklin County. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Franklin 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 81 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 11
Rain: averages 50 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 57 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Franklin County is 6.5 (10=best), which means it is one of the least comfortable places in Massachusetts.

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

Climate Averages
  Franklin, MassachusettsUnited States
  49.7 in.38.1 in.
  57.0 in.27.8 in.
  131.5 days106.2 days
  192 days205 days
  81.0°85.8°
  11.3°21.7°
  6.57
  3.44.3
  865 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 Franklin County with an average high temperature of 81.0°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Massachusetts. In Franklin County, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Franklin County are August, June and July.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Franklin County with an average of 11.3°. This is one of the coldest places in Massachusetts.


In Franklin County, there are 5.6 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is about average compared to other places in Massachusetts.


In Franklin County, there are 161.2 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the coldest places in Massachusetts.


In Franklin County, there are 10.9 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is one of the coldest places in Massachusetts.


October is the wettest month in Franklin County with 4.7 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 3.4 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 27% of yearly precipitation and 22% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 49.7 inches in Franklin County means that it is wetter than most places in Massachusetts.


May is the rainiest month in Franklin County with 13.0 days of rain, and September is the driest month with only 9.7 rainy days. There are 131.5 rainy days annually in Franklin County, which is one of the rainiest places in Massachusetts. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 27% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 24% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 57.0 inches in Franklin County means that it is one of the snowiest places in Massachusetts. January is the snowiest month in Franklin County with 15.5 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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